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Deleted user account name appears on login screen

Question: Deleted user account name appears on login screen

When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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Hi

A couple of months ago I had to take my HP TouchSmart in to get a new fan put in, when It came back it had a user account called 'test' on it. I assumed the repair guys set it up to test something but I've tried deleting it and it just shows back up at the next login. As far as I can see there's nothing on it so I don't know why it won't delete, does someone know how I can get rid of it?

Thanks

Answer:Deleted user account reappears at login

Hello Kat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What method did you use to try and delete the user account with?

User Account - Delete

Hope this may help,
Shawn

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I have two machines that I've installed Windows 7 Professional 32-bit on and I'm having the same problem on both. When I turn on my computer it goes to the login welcome screen and stops. I have to click on my picture for it to continue logging into the desktop. I have no password and only one admin account set up on either one. I tried setting up the auto login using netplwiz in the search bar but it doesn't do anything. I set up a password and set up the autologin and it didn't work on either machine. So now I'm back to no password and in need of help. Anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Login Screen Appears with no password and one account

Log On Automatically at Startup

Start
Run or Search
netplwiz

de-select option

.

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System has 3 accounts: Administrator password protected, and two standard user accounts. The guest account is off.
On both startup or "swittch user" the login screen only shows the system admin account icon and the password field is waiting for input. Although the two standard user accounts still show up in the "manage users" control panel utility.
 
Problems started as "the user profile service failed the logon". Logon screen showed all three accounts, but one of the stanrd user accounts couldn't be successfully logged into.
Followed http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215 method #1 to edit registry and rename/copy/edit the S-1-5 keys. There was a S-1-5 .bak for the problem account. After editing the registry, and upon reboot only the system administrator account appeared. 
 
Used windows restore to try to go back before the problems. The first restore point I picked failed to "install" on reboot, reported that either the restore point had problems or anti-virus program was blocking the restore. Disabled AVG, still wouldn't "apply" the restore. So I picked an earlier point in time, that restore installed without errors. The system has been rebooted several times, windows has applied patches on one of the reboots.
 
I tried a few other things and got non repeatable results. Once created a new standard user account. The "other user" logon icon appeared for "switch user". I tried login into one of the standard user accounts and it succeeded. I have since... Read more

Answer:only system administrator account appears on login screen

Hi drewp, according to the microsoft link you've just followed, there are certain options to take before using the registry edit as mentioned before the 3 steps accordingly. If you haven't removed completely AVG, please do so as it could be the problem in the very beginning. Use the AVG removal tool http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities just to make sure then check the difference. Another step to take is to run system file checker and then see if any corrupt and repaired files from the text output log. Check also the user profile service is in default or automatic. If nothing happens, move the profile account as described in method#2 from the provided MS link.

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Hi all,

I have a very weird situation going on on my login screen: basically, the username appears twice and, if I click on the second 'username', I get a different login screen but it logs into the same account anyway?
I have taken a couple of screenshots, as they better describe my issue.

Can anyone shed some light here?

Thank you very much!

Regards,
-R

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The other day, a freind of mine was on my computer checking his email, but he didnt check them all, so whenever I log on or off the login screen says I have 13 unread messages (on his hotmail account)
How can I get rid of that message? He likely wont be on this computer again, so I dont want that message staying there forever.

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

Download TweakUi from microsoft, there is a option to diasble this

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp

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I have added a new user account to my computer, but for some reason it is not appearing on the logon screen. Help?

Answer:New user account not appearing on login screen

Hi kbronski, does it appear when you 'switch user' in the start menu ?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP. This weekend Avast warned me I had trojans so it wanted to run boot scan. I let it run and it said it found a few things which I told it to delete. After that my computer would boot up to user accounts and then when I put in my password it would say loading personal setting and then go to blue screen. I went into safe mode and ran spybot, adware, deleted cookies, temp files and ran anti-malware scan, disk check, defrag, disk cleanup. Still no luck. I have attached the logs below. I hope they are correct. I really need help. This is my work computer and I do the books for my company and can't do anything until this is fixed. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:30:24 AM, on 1/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jen' Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.live.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=15772&l=dis
R0 - HKLM\Software\Micro... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen after login to user account

Just hoping someone might have an idea about my problem before I just wipe out windows and reload. Thanks!
 

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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when my windows 7 32-bit laptop starts up and displays the login screen there is an account that it seems to want to default to called ./user

when the OS was loaded that was the original user account. since then that account has been deleted, however it is still showing up on the login screen. i believe at one point someone may have deleted this account from the user accounts on this laptop, as well as the folders associated with the profile.

does anyone know how to manage this annoying screen?

Answer:login screen phantom user account

Try this approach.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html
let us know if we have solved your issue.

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Hi 7forum!

This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.

What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.

To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.

Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

Answer:One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right now

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Hi Everyone!

I noticed that I have an additional account shown at my login screen. It's not a user account I created, and it doesn't show up under Control Panel>User Accounts. The only thing that shows up in the User Accounts page is my user account (shown as admin), and a guest account (shown as off).

I'm wondering if I should be worried about this second user account shown at the login screen, or if there was a way to remove/hide this 2nd user account from showing up at the login screen? I'm not sure how it came/shown up in the first place. I'm hoping someone can explain this issue to me and/or help! Thanks!

Answer:2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?

Your forum system specs indicate that you use Avast for your antivirus app. However, did you ever use ESET? If so, then please see this post. If not, then use Windows (file) Explorer to see is there is a user folder (C;\Users\username) for this additional account. If there is a user profile folder for this additional account, then the date on that folder and its sub-folders might give you a clue about how long the user account has been active.

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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I have two user accounts on my PC - Staff and Administrator. I loaded Win7 a few days ago and created the Staff account. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC has Win7 Pro x86 and is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While logged in to your Administrator account, see if you may be able to enable the Staff account using one of the other options in the tutorial below.

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

OldGuy said:

I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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I have two user accounts on my Win7 Pro PC - Staff and Administrator. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Does pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Del] make it show up?

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Hi

My client has got three user accounts on her machine. Admin account, her normal account and another account.

When trying to log on using her regular account, on the screen where it shows the thumbnails and where you have the option to view the password hint, it changes back automatically to the normal standard login window with the Username as Aministrator listed in the field.

My client is running Windows XP with SP2 at least.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:XP changes to Admin account login screen when trying to log on as normal user

Install SP3 if it isn't already installed.
SP3 contains many fixes & patches which aren't available on their own.

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To start off with, first of all I've got 3 computers: my Windows 10 laptop [which is relatively new], a W10 upgraded desktop, and an aging, slow Windows 7 laptop - which my parents are using.

To help my parents out I recently tried to create a new user account on my Windows 10 laptop. It 'takes longer than expected' to do it, but it's done and everything seems fine. All I do is install Firefox on it, and that's about it.

But when I turn it on again a login to my parents user accout, the screen's blank, and I can ctr+alt+del to get the Task Manager up, but that's it. Creating an explorer.exe doesn't work, and restarting the current explorer.exe does nothing.

I've tried Googling around for answers, but a lot of them doesn't seem to apply to my situation exactly.

Any help would be appreciated.

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hello guys i am the only user on my laptop i want the small pics to be liketo
+ also remove the blurry effect on the image on startmenu + also making it large ???????

Answer:increase the size of user account pic on login screen

I don't believe there is a supported way of doing this.

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Hello,

I have been having an issue with quite a few PC's that will show multiple of the same user accounts on the login screen for Windows 7 only. These laptops are joined to a domain and all belong to the Dell Latitude family. I have searched
the webs for information regarding this exact issue but most just point towards using Netplwiz to fix it, which is not the issue I'm trying to resolve.
 As my account is not verified I was unable to post the picture example.

I have a similar post on the Microsoft community as i believe that seeing the picture will make more sense then describing this. The Category is Windows > Windows 7 > Security, Privacy, & accounts > Accounts
Name of the Thread: Multiples of the Same User account is showing on login screen

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Latest build new install on HP laptop. So far, my impression has been very positive. One small issue: On my login screen when booting, it defaults to "Other User". I have to switch it to my account and login. I have checked user accounts and cannot find the other account.
Is there a way to fix this issue?
Any help in resolving this annoyance will be greatly appreciated!
Bobby

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I am attempting to get my built in Administrator user account to show up on the login screen.

When I look at the properties, I do not see anywhere where I can assign a password to it. Nor, am I able to activate it to appear on the login screen. (Perhaps there is a different way altogether to login to it?)

The user account that I am using has administrator priviledges and shows up in the Administrators group along with Administrator. So, I think it should be the same thing as using the actual Administrator account.

However, when I try to grant permissions for users on another computer on the LAN, the Local Area Connection Properties box does not open up the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

And that is where I am stuck. I have no idea as to how to get into item and am wondering if I need to login to the Actual Administrator user account.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

Answer:Make user account Administrator appear on login screen

You can add Administrator to the Welcome screen using regedit. You would open regedit then navigate to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>WindowsNT>Current Version>Winlogon>>Special Accounts>User Lists.

Create a new DWORD value and name it “Administrator“ (without the quotes). Then modify the DWORD value making it '''1".

Administrator will show on the Welcome screen after a reboot.
 

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The question is straight forward. I have one user account and one administrator account. Only the administrator account shows up on my login screen. I have my user account set up to automatically log in when my PC start's so it's not that big of a deal at the moment. I have windows XP home installed but I modified the registry so it thinks it's XP pro so I could run terminal services on it. When I connect to my PC with my iPod using RDP my user account is automatically logged out and there in lies the problem, I can't log back in without rebooting.

Is there any way to get my account to show back up in the login screen?

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My pc sits where I walk by it everyday. My screen saver is a digital clock.
I walk by it today and it is sitting at the login screen with a new user Icon.
The icon is listed as "David" as the user. I don't know any David's nor have
ever had a David as a user on this pc. There is no David when I navigate to
C:/Windows/Users. Nor is there a user David in user profiles. I looked at the
System Security Log and have alot of Event ID #4625. I don't know if this mean
anything or not. What should I be looking for. Have I been Hacked?

Any Help Would be Appreciated

Answer:Mysterious User Account Icon on Login Screen - Have I been Hacked?

There would only be a folder structure for the account if there's been a log in. Right-click on Computer and select Manage, then select Local Users.... See if there's a David there, double-click on it and see what User Groups he's a member of. Especially if he's an admin it should be deleted asap.

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I have a domain setup at home, and after joining a PC to the domain and migrating profiles to the domain profiles, the login screen account list only shows one user (the last to login) and Other User.

I have already used the method in this thread:
Help with multiple users login screen!

The PC now goes straight to the list of users, however only the last domain user is shown. If I log into another and then log out of that, the user list now shows the new user and Other User, but not the previous. It's rather annoying for my wife and I to constantly have to type our domain user name just to login. I searched and didn't see anything about this. Any ideas?

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When you enter the login screen, one of the user account options is pre-highlighted so that if you simply press "enter" instead of selecting one with the mouse or arrow keys, it'll attempt to log you into that account. I've the need recently to create a standard user account, which for some incredibly frustrating reason is always pre-selected instead of my administrator account (the one I use). I have no idea how to change this so that the administrator account is the one pre-selected.

Yea this is a stupid thing to complain about. But I've gotten used to logging in one way, and it's super annoying every time I forget and try the old way. Especially if I'm not in the best state of mind lol.

Oh, and for some reason creating a Guest account doesn't do this. Admin keeps priority. But Standard users are evidently more important than the admin >.>

Answer:Changing the automatically selected user account on login screen - Windows 7

Does my description of the problem not make sense, or is there just not a solution?

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Hi,

When I log onto a windows 10 computer, log out, remote onto the computer with a different account and then log out, the login screen wont update the display name but it will update the user name.

I noticed this started with 1703 and have the same issue with 1709.

Any idea on how to get the Display name to update or to completely hide the remote users details and just show the original users login details?

This is an example of the login screen after doing the above process. Also seems to happen to some users that share a computer.

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I recently deleted a user account, and clicked yes to also delete all associated files...the user was successfully deleted, however, the user's folders/files remain, and cannot be deleted. Is it possible to associate that user's folder with a new user's login? If not, what needs to be done in order to delete the remaining user folder?

Answer:Deleted user account, but user folder was not deleted.

You will need to be signed on as a user that is part of the administrator account to delete the user account folder.

You can't associate the folder with a new user (well not easily) but you can copy the contents of documents, music etc to a new user.

So:

Sign on as an administratorCreate a new userSign on to the new user and sign offSign on as an administrator againCopy the data you want to the new users folderDelete the old user folder

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Hi

I have a unit i want to have 4 user accounts on and one of them should auto login.

How do i change to one of my other 3 accounts?
Change user doesnt work, just auto login.

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

Answer:Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Can you log off the user that was automatically logged on?

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff PC has a problem, the scenarios:

Specs: (Alias Names)
-Company Name: Contoso
-Staff PC under Domain Alpha
-PC Name: Contoso1-PC
-Local Users are: administrators and john
-User profiles:
> operations (contoso domain)
> john (local)
> administrator (local)
-MS Outlook connected to [email protected]

Thursday:
IT
1. remove/uninstall chat messengers, blocked linkedin,facebook,twitter,youtube
2. change User Account Type (Local Staff John Doe) from User to Guest
3. I change the type from User Accounts > Properties > Group Membership > Others > Guest
4. shutdown the system

Friday

1. turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username
2. provides the username, Contoso1-PC\john
3. staff login to his local account using his password

Saturday

1. staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone
2. IT check the Users folder there are particular folders:
3. john and john.contoso1-pc
4. both folders empty
5. outlook not connected
6. account is totally FRESh
7. IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha, not working the usual password, webmail.contoso.com/owa
8. after an hour, the usual password works
9. IT tried to connect MS outlook 2003 using [email protected] not working saying "outlook.pst is not offline file"

PROBLEM:
1. files are gone
2. Totally FRESh account

I don't know what happen, guys please help, the FIles are gone.

Hoping your best solution.

THanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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Suddenly, there is a User Account in my XP (that I sure as heck did NOT "create") entitled:

"ASP.NET
Machine A ...
Limited Account
Password Protected"

Could this have anything to do with the '2.0 & 3.0 .net Framework' (dot-net? - which I still don't know if I need or even what the heck they are either???) "things" I've downloaded from Microsoft??

Thanks,
g ...
 

Answer:Mystery User Account Appears?!?!

http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/aspdot.php
 

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Hi there,
Another user account by name of "xjlrpizeav" or "John" appears along with my account. I delete this account and its files but after some times it appears again. What should i do? Plz help....

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After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an... Read more

Answer:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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Hi,

Yesterday an issue came up where my user account appeared as new (as if it was the first use of the account), I assumed this was the result of an auto-update so set everything up and continued as normal. This included moving some documents from the desktop into the my documents folder. When I logged on to my PC today I was presented with my user account as it was before this reset. The PC is behaving as if it has forgotten everything that I did with the 'new' version of my account.

The problem I have is that the documents that I placed into the my documents folder are no longer there and I can't find them using the search function.

Does anyone have any ideas how I can access these documents? I'm using windows 8 64-bit.

Thanks in advance,
Rob

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I've done a new user account in Windows Vista Home and now I want to delete it but when Click to change the user account window appears for less than a second and then disappear,

what I have to do

and there there Other Windows do like knowing this (my account is system admin)

Answer:change the user account window appears

Welcome to you toom2020,
I'm a little unsure of exactly what you mean. However have a look at these tutorials to see if they provide you with the answer.
If they aren't what you require post back & we will try to help you further.

User Account Name

User Account - Delete

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I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?

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I deleted the previous user account on a laptop given to me by my friend (Joanne) and changed it to a new name (Serena). This seemed to work and when when I login it is with the new username. However there seems to be contradicting info about user accounts on my pc. The first screenshot shows my current username but the second screenshot is not showing my current usernames and all files appear to have the old username. I keep trying to delete the files associated with the old account but cannot do so. Can anyone help?

Answer:Deleted user account but cannot delete all user files

To be honest I believe the old Admin should of removed everything
Right back to factory settings

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Ok, This has been happening the last few days and it's really getting to me, Anyway the problem consist of error messages on my login password into my windows xp account.

This problem only occurs after i've logged in, for example.

I will get on my account play for awhile then go afk, my screen saver then comes in, I return to my computer type in my password to get back on my windows account and I recieve an invalid password error on my name. I run 3 other accounts on the same computer none are passworded, so I try to enter on one of those accounts and for some reason, they are ALL passworded. really weird.

Eventually to fix the problem I'll restart my computer completely and it'll let me log back into my account.

Answer:Weird login error after I switch user or screensaver appears

Try to create a new user? Keep all files of the previous account when asked for?

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So a few years ago when my laptop was new and I was foolish enough to think Norton was enough to save me from viruses and hackers, I went on a downloading binge (movies, music, games etc). Sure enough something did come and bite me in the arse but surprisingly not a virus...I had left my laptop on standby overnight and when I woke up I was shocked to find that the user account I frequently used had disappeared from the blue login screen. At the time I'd been more baffled than worried and instead of trying to find where that account had disappeared off too, I created a new one, paid for a good anti-virus that my computer savvy cousin recommended me, set up a firewall, and etc. I never gave much though to that lost account again until recently when an attached document gave me a couple of nasty trojan viruses that I couldn't find scanning using XP's regular mode. I restarted under Safe Mode and when the blue login screen opened up, I was surprised to see my long lost user account. Anyways I eventually got rid of the Trojans and was able to access the lost user account in safe mode...however I still cannot see the lost user account on regular mode. I just don't understand how this happened or and I don't know what to do about it. Please help!

Answer:An odd problem: user account that appears in safe mode only

Sounds like you have had this windows install a long time and it has taken allot of abuse. Remnants of the Trojans may still be effecting the system. Removal of these things can also do damage to windows. I will suggest starting over with a clean install with reformat or total restore with the CD's if you have them.You will be pleased with a new fresh install is my advice or you can spend countless hours trying to put band-aid fixes on it and still have ongoing problems.

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OOPS! I figured it out! Sorry!
Thanks

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I just got a new computer. I had my User Account setup, had a password on it. I was making sure Windows was up to date, had to restart, then restarted on its own again(I'm assuming part of the update), and when it booted back up, it said my account has been disabled. Please contact your system administrator. I can sign in under Administrator, or Other User. The password I set up with my account doesn't work for Administrator. Is there a default password? Any idea what happened? I've never seen this happen before.
 

Answer:User account was deleted

I have no idea what would disable your account.

If you did NOT add a password to the Administrator account then there is NONE, just hit the "Enter key" and the account should start up.

I do NOT set a password for any account until I have it set up and running. This includes when setting up a new machine and with ALL of the updates and programs installed and them updated. Then I may set the password, but normally will run it for a few days before I do That.
 

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I recently downloaded the 60 day free trial of Microsoft office, when trying to install it the computer told me I didn't have admin. rights. Following the advice of bleepinncomputer, I created another user account and gave that user admin. rights (which worked btw) Anyway, later I was told having multiple accounts slows down the computer and plus it kept asking which account I wanted to use and my boyfriend who only gets on to use Ebay would have prob. been confused by this so I went to delete one of the accounts. I deleted the wrong account (the one I've been using since I got the computer) and now everything seems messed up.
I don't think the computer is saving any of my settings. Before I messed up user accounts I didn't have this problem now my desktop icons are set up a certain way and everytime I restart the computer they are back to the old way, I can't set a "home" page because it doesn't go to the one I save, also when I get that little message "do you want windows to remember this password" and I click yes, once I restart the computer it doesn't.
Thank you to anyone who can help.
-Cheryl

Answer:Deleted User Account....

Hi cherylisfun You might try downloading and running this program http://www.undelete-plus.com/ It just might be able to help you rescue what you deleted if you haven't over written it yet.Let me know if it works for you OK? It saved me once already, and best of all its free.Wendy

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My step-mother passed away 2 days ago and my father immediately deleted everything of hers - including her Microsoft windows 8 account. He added his own profile as administrator and then completely deleted hers. He did not back it up. Now, being a couple days later, he realized what he has done and actually needs many of the files, pics, etc in that account. Is there any way to restore it? Thanks!
 

Answer:Deleted User Account

A System Restore to before the change would probably bring it back.
 

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I have accidentally deleted a user account on my computer and all its releated files. Is there any way to get them back. (I have tried a system restore and didn't work). I have Windows Vista so can someone please point me in the direction of an undelete programs.Hailey.

Answer:Deleted User Account

You should shut this computer down until you have your data recovery software. Otherwise continued use of the pc reduces the recovery success.I have no recommendations for recovery software though others may.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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I have done something really stupid... I am selling my old laptop to a friend, and googled how to delete my user account. I did what it said and deleted a post in the register. Not anywhere on the page did it say that I shouldn't delete the account without creating a new one first. Now I can't get in the computer... When I start it it shows "my icon" and my name, and below that it says: (translated) The service User Profile Service failed to log in. It's not possible to read the user profile.

So how do I fix this?

Answer:Deleted user account

Try Startup Repair and System Restore.

Run Startup Repair in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

If it does not help, enable super-admin account, then you can login into it.

Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

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I just installed windows 10. I have two user accounts. One I use for school and one I use recreational. My user account for school is gone. It does not even show up on the login menu. I have many important documents on there. How can I get the account back or at least get the docs back?

Answer:User Account Deleted

I have been browsing through my C drive and have found the folders/files/account I am looking for but it does not show up on my login screen

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Somehow I have deleted our user account and need to know if I can restore it. I tried the system restore with no luck, please help

Answer:Deleted User Account

Welcome to TSF....

Please give this a try:

How to recover the damaged user profile in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555473/en-us

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I have accidently deleted my user account off my laptop (vista home premium 32bit) but my files are still there in the user section of my hard drive. Can i recover it? If so how? I have only recently deleted it and I have another account with administrator privledges on it. Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:[HELP] Deleted user account

Hello, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, you may still be able to restore it. Try this below to restore it:
Create a new administrator accountCopy the contents of the deleted account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders. This copy all of the deleted account's settings and shortcuts into the new account.If everything checks out ok, you can delete the deleted account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder.Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I followed the steps you provided to delete a user account and it is still showing up when I attempt to log on. I even restarted the computer, thinking that was what was needed, but there it is still! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
mitzi

Answer:user account not deleted

Hello Mitzi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to see if one of the options may help delete the user account.

User Account - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all

I managed to somehow put in the wrong command into command prompt and deleted my user account, When i go to c;/users my name is still listed there with all my files etc, is there any way to restore my account?

Any help much appreciated

Cheers

Answer:Help Please, deleted my user account

A system restore to a point before you deleted your account will be as good a place to start as any.

Failing that, you could just create a new user account.

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I created new user account in Windows Xp and turned off computer.And when i started windows there was only one user account(that i created last time).How can I solve this?My all files is in old account.

Answer:My user account was deleted in XP

windows xp recover user accounthttp://is.gd/zAXeBE

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I created new user account in Windows XP and turned off computer.And when i started windows there was only one user account(that i created last time). How can I solve this?My all files is in old account.

Answer:My user account was deleted

Hello and Welcome -Have a look at this post for a few ideas Lost main user account in XP -Hope something helps you -

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Hi, I have an office desktop pc (HP COMPAQ ELITE 8100) running 64-bit Windows 7. I was manually running Windows update and manually updating some of my drivers when the pc suddenly turned itself off.

I turned it back on and now it doesn't get to the login screen anymore. It just displays a black screen with a movable mouse cursor although I can't really click anything or even press any keys on the keyboard.

I tried loading into the recovery environment but it only gives me the option to restore my hard drive to factory settings, which I don't want since I have lots of important files in it.

I've searched around the forums but I can't find a problem that is EXACTLY like mine.

By the way, my pc is on a dual boot mode with an Ubuntu 11.10 and that is how I'm able to access this forum right now. The dual boot was set-up by the employee that I replaced so I have no idea how this is set-up.
Any help would be appreciated!
-Ron

Answer:Black screen with movable mouse cursor before login screen appears

Firstly, boot into the Linux operating system, and then create a backup of all important files and data.

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Hello,
I have just set up a new laptop with Vista and installed all of the new updates but when I restart the computer or turn it on the please wait screen comes up for about 2 minutes before showing the login screen.

The PC I'm on now is lower spec and shows the login screen instantly. I have searched the internet and tried disabling start up programs to speed it up but to no avail does anyone have any idea what could be causing it to say Please wait for so long?

The specs of the PC are:

2gb Ram
2ghz Dual Core Processor
250gb Harddrive

Thanks in Advance

Answer:Windows Vista Please Wait Screen Appears for 2 Minuites Before the Login Screen

that usually means it is installing updates, if its a new laptop there may be a lot of updates for it to catch up on, it won't do them all at once, but over a period.

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How long can one go without logging into ones gmail account without either having the account itself deleted or losing ones email. Does anyone have a link to the official Google position on this? Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Solved: GMail Account: Deleted Aftere How Many Days of No Login?

Link to official Google position ...

Dormant addresses
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6832
 

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In trying to streamline my wifes Laptop (Win 7 64bit), I deleted her user account as she didn't like having to login and give herself permission for various actions all the time.
Obviously this was the wrong way to go about it.
However when I went to re-create the account using the same User name, Windows 7 treats it as a different account so she now can't access any of her items including documents, favourites and hundreds of photos.

What can I do to fix this?
If I can't fix it, my arse is toast!!!!!
Cheers

Answer:Recovering a Deleted User Account

The thing I would do if you can do it - is log in with another admin account and see if you can get all the files and move them to an external device or another location on the root directory. If you can do that -- move all the files over and recreate the account.

Hope that helps!

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I somehow have managed to delete the administrator user account on my wife's computer. There still exists a limited user account. How can I create an administrator account again?

Answer:Deleted Administrator User Account

Hey Ocra Jones, Welcome to TSF.

I'm not sure it's possible to delete an admin account (if it's the only admin account). XP usually insist's on having atleast one Admin account at all times.

You might be able to create another admin account by booting into safe mode and logging into the hidden admin account and creating another one that way.

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So my computer received some error today upon startup. I ran my Compaq system repair which deleted all my user accounts. I logged into the administrator and found that my files are still in Documents and Settings. So, I created a new account and tried copying all the files from my previous user in Documents and Settings to the new one. Problem is, I get an error that says "Cannot Copy File: "
How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recover a deleted user account

try a live cd, like ubuntu. that should mount your ntfs or fat32 partition(s) and allow you to copy the files you need.

alternatively, if you log in to administrator, without first logging in to your main account you should be able to copy the profile. if you have any errors, you may need to take ownership of the folder and sub folders. let me know if the live cd doesn't work and i'll walk you through it.

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Please help - i deleted a user account that i need! i tried system recovery but it can only recover today, which is no help. please walk me through the recovery process if there is one - i am (obviously not so great with this stuff
 

Answer:recovering a deleted user account

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I bought a new laptop for my son and deleted his user account on my laptop. I didnt realise his minecraft worlds wouldnt carry over to his new laptop when we downloaded minecraft so he's lost all his worlds. Unfortunately I didnt have file history switched on. Is there any way to either reactivate his user account or retrieve his lost worlds? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Can i recover a deleted user account?

File History does not store those kind of files. It only stores profile items. The only hope that you have with any kind of recovery tool. Is if you have not used your computer at all, since making the mistake.

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hi.i deleted an administrator account and it's files of my pc.so my files deleted.can i restore the files?please help me

Answer:can i restore deleted user account on my pc?

maybe. Might try testdisk or photorec or other undelect or unerase software. If they were encrypted then it may be difficult to impossible.It is possible that some backup has the data.A restore point may recover the user but I doubt any files would recover. It may allow you to access encrypted backups."The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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Hello,

I was using Fast User Switching and deleted a user account that was still logged on. It deleted the account, but the "Documents and Settings" folder for that user wasn't deleted. When I try to delete the folder, it says: "Cannot delete NTUSER.DAT: It is being used by another person or program."

Does anybody know how I can delete this folder? The user no longer appears in the User Accounts settings menu, so I'm not sure how to exorcise this "ghost" account.

Thanks!
MM
 

Answer:User Account Deleted While Still Logged On

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Hey
I have accidentaly deleted my administrator account. It happened because i created a new user, then I used that abit. When I logged on to my old accout I deleted the new one that I made, but then I wasnt't administrator anymore... ON NONE OF THE USERS ON THE COMPUTER. So I can't create a new account with admin rights and I can't change my account type to administrator Please help me if u know how.

- Victor27 -

Answer:Deleted admin user account

It is against the policy of BleepingComputer to provide information on methods to reset or bypass the Administrator password. Though your question is most likely legitimate, there are others who may read this topic and use the information for less savory reasons. It is for these reasons we do not provide this type of information.If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a private message or an email. Thank you for your understanding.The weathermanBleepingComputer Forums ModeratorReference: BleepingComputer Board Rules

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Ah, I ran into another problem! I don't want to spam the board with my topics so I hope you guys don't mind if I change the topic a little bit
Okay so I tried to make a Limited user account.
I went to control panel -> user accounts and when I tried to create the account the Limited option was grayed out. I could not make it!
So I created an administrator account anyways. I than switched to that new account (called it 2) and while inside that account (2) I went back to user accounts in control panel and than I was able to make a new account with limited access.

So the problem now is here, when I try to log off from this account (2) I was unable to go back to my original account!! The account I was using before I made the limited account and before I even made 2. I want to go back to the other account because it has all my programs, desktop, favorites and other things. How do I go back to my original account while still having another account as limited?
(I don't need the other account, the one I called 2)
This is on XP pro btw

Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:My user account got deleted? And I need it back :(

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can anyone help i have just deleted my user account with all my files and folders and press yes for permanently, on vista, dell is now saying welcome to your new computer so i have lost everything, im so upset i have just closed the lid dont know what to do.

Answer:i deleted my user account and all files

some info here

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I accidentally deleted the files along with a user account and now I need to know I good application that I can use to recover the lost data files. This is a life or death issue because it was my wifes account. Please help!!
 

Answer:User Account Files Deleted

shutdown the pc immediately and go to another pc to get/buy software off the internet. Put it on a usb stick and recover your files.

The longer you use and stay on the machine expecially if you download anything greatly reduces what you can recover.
 

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My step son somehow deleted the only user account with Administrator rights. I cannot go in and create a new user because I do not have Administrator rights. How do I fix this problem?
 

Answer:Deleted Administrative User Account

If you have NOT deleted "The Administrator" account which is hidden, you may be able to login in the "Safe Mode" and then make yourself a new Admin User account.

If NOT, then you are looking at rebuilding the machine and losing ALL that is on it at this time.
 

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By mistake, I have deleted the administrator user account from my Dell notebook (I am running XP Pro). All that is left in the user profile section of my user accounts section of my control panel is one guest account.

I cannot even gain enough authorization to do a system restore or defrag.

I backed up all my data and attempted to reload Windows XP to fix this, but the computer would not let me do this because I do not have administrator privileges.

How should I proceed?
 

Answer:I deleted the administrator user account

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My OS is Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Four days ago I deleted my daughters user account. I really don't remember if I was prompted to copy files or pictures. None the less, my daughter is in tears because she does not have a backup of her documents or pictures. I am hoping that there is a way for me to restore her account. I tried to restore using the restore program. I selected a restore point and started the program. The program ran and then system restarted. After the restarted I received a message saying that the restore was not successful due to an Unspecified error. Can anyone help me?

Answer:Help - Can I restore a User Account I deleted?

Welcome
Give us the error number for the bad restore.
Try to get the documents by this software
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I deleted my user name and I tired opening in safe mode (F8) key, but the administrator account did not come up and I'm still locked out. Is there another way I can get into my computer.

Answer:locked out of XP after deleted user account

If you get the login screen, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice and you'll get another login screen, where you can type in the username and password.You have to manually type in administrator and the appropriate password to login.The original poster should always write the last response !!!Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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I accidentally deleted a user account. Is there a way to get it back without doing a system restore? Is the system restore my only option?

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Hi folks,I've stupidly accidently deleted the "everyone" account on my computer.I am the only user but when I boot it boots as normal but hangs at the windows xp screen with no box to enter my password.Does anyone know how I can get my computer back?I've tried safe mode to no avail.Thanks.

Answer:accidently deleted user account

System restore?G

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I'm trying to fix a work laptop but I think the previous user (someone who was fired) has deleted their account and all the files and data have gone with it. Is there a way to tell if someone has deleted their User account perhaps by using the Event Viewer?

Answer:Is there a Quick way to tell if a User has deleted their account from a Win 8 pc?

Thee fact that it only shows USER and no name is a good indication.
please tick this thread as resolved and stick with the other to avoid confusion.

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Hi guys, I've deleted the wrong user account on my XP machine. I'd like to recover from this by either recovering the user account or running restore, but I can't even sign on to do anything.
Can anyone give a solution or how to boot in safe mode.
 

Answer:Recovering a deleted user account

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I checked the Security Log on the current admin account, but it didn't go back far enough.
 
The older admin accounts files were saved (the account I'm trying to find a creation date for was created while the previous admin account was active) Is there some file that the Security log wrote to that I would be able to look through to find this info? If yes, what would be the location?
 
 
I've also been reading a bit about the possibility of finding it in a SAM file, or Shell files. Anybody know if that is true?
 
Any software that I can download that will find this info?

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So basically, I lent my friend my laptop for a few days.. I provided him with my password to my account.. from what I can speculate he had made his own user account under the name "guest 1". When I had received the laptop back the "guest 1" user account had already been deleted.. but under some instances the laptop began associating my files with the already deleted "guest 1" user account... in other folders it would associate me with my actual user account which is either "spadu_000" or "sean". It really bothers me how the account was merged into my account and associating my files with the "guest 1" user account.. I just want to get rid of this "guest 1" stuff.. and have it completely back to normal.. any ideas?

by the way.. the guest account has been turned off.. so that isn't an explanation or a solution... I am the only user account on this laptop..

Answer:An already deleted user account has merged with my own?

Hello Pineapple, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please use the tutorial below to view detailed information about your user accounts on the PC, and post the results back to see what may have happened with your account.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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Im running Vista and I created another User account but I deleted it. However, when I go to C:Users it still lists my previous user account. Im certain I deleted the user files but the User Account remains in C:\Users. Does anyone know how I can remove this?
Can I just drag the old User name folder from C:\Users into the recycling bin???
 

Answer:Deleted user account remains

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Hi, I accidentally deleted the wrong User account (my Main account). Distracted and kicking myself! In Win2000, I can't do a system restore, right? The files are still there in a 'Main' folder in Documents & Settings, but all my settings are gone. When I added back Main as a User account, it created one called Main-Home. This acts like a brand new account. I'm having to start from scratch with every program. Is there a way to get things put back, so computer will recognize it and can access the old settings in Outlook Express, for example?
 

Answer:Deleted user account - Win2K

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I checked the Security Log on the current admin account, but it didn't go back far enough.
 
The older admin accounts files were saved (the account I'm trying to find a creation date for was created while the previous admin account was active) Is there some file that the Security log wrote to that I would be able to look through to find this info? If yes, what would be the location?
 
 
I've also been reading a bit about the possibility of finding it in a SAM file, or Shell files. Anybody know if that is true?
 
Any software that I can download that will find this info?

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I forgot my password and could not access my accoount. While setting up a new adminastrative account I deleted my old account, except it has all my files in it. Now I need to find it I'm sure its still on my computer I just can't find it.

Answer:How can I find my deleted user account

When you deleted the old account you would have been asked if you wanted to save the files - as long as you said 'yes' then they will be in a folder on the desktop of the account you used to do the deletion. If you selected 'no' then your only hope is recovery software like 'Recuva'."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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I have read the messages that say that if you delete a user account you cannot get the files back... however I have seen some posts elsewhere that say it is possible.

I deleted the user account, then realized that the files were not sent to the recycle bin. I also can see the hidden file, its size, and the name of the file but the warning states it cannot be opened because the path has been changed or altered. I still see that the user has many files, and I do not seem to have gained any disk space...is it still possible to get these back.

I know when police agencies are searching for files on the computer they have software that recovers a lot of evidence...is there any out there that I can use?

Answer:Deleted User Account and files HELP

Hello Dionnisus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

When you delete a user account in Vista from the the Control Panel (User Accounts), the C:\User\(user name) folder will still be left behind as a backup in case you need files from it still. If you do not want it, you can safely delete that folder after deleting the account from the Control Panel.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Okay since my French dialect and my brain cells are both bad I hope someone will bare with me to resolve a frustrating problem. I deleted a corrupted user account in which all the programs were installed from. In doing so I neglected to copy the file in the appdata location. When I attempt to open Microsoft Outlook I receive this message: The path specified for the file C:\Users\"my name"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst is not valid...urg...I have unistalled MS office with Revo Unistaller Pro in advanced mode and deleted everything. Reinstalled and still receive the same message.

Is there a fix for this situation?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:MS Office with deleted user account

Sorry Folks got the cart ahead of the horse. Problem resolve with a simple left click.
 

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please help me....from more than 6 months i was using single user account...and today bymistake i deleted it...and created a new user account..and as soon as i logged off my admin account went ..all my imp data ,photos were on tht accounts desktop..my saved password of mozilla and maby nore ..can i get my tht account back

Answer:HELP win xp user account admin deleted

Boot to safe mode.Do you see an Administrator account?1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Hi I have normal account and it kind of corrupt by virus. So I have a new account with that name . What i haven't noticed was that the new account was temp account. I have migrated all data from the corrupted account to the new account. When the computer rebooted , all the data was gone. Then when i try to find out what was the problem , i release that the new account was temporary one ( which store its profile under User\Temp ). I have tried to backup data using data backup up software , but since it could not locate the path of temp , it doesn't help much. So please help me , is there any technique i should do?

Answer:Temporary User Account deleted

Temporary accounts are temporary. When you reboot, all data in that account is deleted. I've had this problem before. This solved it for me:http://www.sysprobs.com/fix-tempora...This seems to be a common problem in Windows 7.

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I got a virus on my pc, and ended up deleting my user account now i'm working off my guest account but there are files I cannot use on a user account. and i cannot create another account... What should I do? how do i restore the account that was deleted?

Answer:deleted user account on vista

At the top of your post go to General Forums and click on Windows Vista. Maybe they can help.You should start thinking about having a backup to restore your computer like Acronis True Image Home. Some parts are confusing but with some effort you will manage.

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I know this is going to seem stupid, but my boss decided to blow away the user account on one of our HP t620 Thin Clients  (leaving only the Administrator account) running windows 10. Now, the problem lies in the fact, that I can't recreate the user account, I can't create any accounts actually. I go into other users to create an account, click on add someone else to this pc,it throws up a black window for about .5 seconds, then the cursor turns into a thinking wheel and once I move the mouse, thinking wheel goes away. Is there any way to create a new user without having to reimage the hard drive?   PLease ignore this. I figured it out.

Answer:Windows 10 user account deleted

loyal-night-lor Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing to recreate a User account in Win10 and wanted to help. This is complicated and there is no guarantee it will work, but it MIGHT ... I'm presuming that since the User account was deleted after the machine was configured, then the default password for the HIDDEN Admin account is the same as for the User account that was deleted. So, the procedure would be to login to the Admin account and user the tools there to recreate the User Account. Supposedly, if you login to Win10 in Safe mode, the Admin account is displayed: http://winaero.com/blog/enable-or-disable-the-administrator-account-in-windows-10/ You login to Safe mode in Win10 following these instructions: http://winaero.com/blog/start-windows-10-in-safe-mode/Good Luck

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I recently got hold of my old computer, but the files from the user account I want was deleted. (It wasn't administrative)
 
 
If I show hidden files I can see the old folder where it was along with other deleted user accounts, but nothing is contained in them save for one folder (which I can't remember what it was now)
 
So anyway to get those files back?

Answer:How to restore a deleted user account

Depending on how long the account has been deleted, you can try Recuva but I would use the portable version on a USB flash drive. Do not recover the files back to the hard drive as that could make things worse. The longer the hard drive has been written to the the less chance you will have of recovering your files intact.
 
https://www.piriform.com/recuva

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I inadvertently deleted a user account that was set up by a program I installed. Now, I can't open the program and I think perhaps this deletion is the problem. Is there a way to recovery this and its related files. I tried using "Undelete Plus" but I don't know enough about file names to recognize any that it came up with. The user account was HP Update Access, Limited Account, Password Protected. (XP Pro, SP2)
 

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