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Q: Problem with one of the User accounts

I have Win 7 Ultimate and have 3 user accounts, say A (an admin), B (a standard) and C (a standard). I don't seem to notice any problems logging in into user A and B.

However, I noticed that when my daughter tried to log in into her account (i.e user C), she sometimes got a dark blank screen. As far as I remembered, it had happened like twice or three times. I had to do Cnt-Alt-Del, and then chose "log off". Then I tried logging in again and it would normally work.

Yesterday, it happened again, and when I tried to logging in (I tried it twice), it didn't work. So I finally have to restart the PC and then it worked.

I am not sure what the problem is. I would appreciate any help.

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A: Problem with one of the User accounts

Check out your event viewer/windows/application log for any critical errors and post them in your next reply...
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Have you checked the information in the following Tutorial?

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What type of accounts are the two inoperative ones? Set as Administrator or Limited?
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A:Problem With User Accounts

I am assuming that the new user has administrator access - assuming this you should be able to right click on the old user name folder under c:\users and use properties - advanced - and ownership to take ownership of the folder tree
This should allow yyou to ceess the folders and contents (if UAC is active you may find that it asks for elevation )
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i believe you need to log in as administrator
boot to safe mode, tap f8 as you first start up.
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A:Problem with user accounts

possible the user profile is corrupted.
try creating a new user and see everythign works in it.

Then login as administrator and copy the stuff from old profile to new profile.
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A:User Accounts Problem


Originally Posted by madden1706

Recently the hard drive on my PC was wiped.

I got the PC back with one admin account on it, "Owner".
I go ahead and put the other accounts I had on before, 1 admin for myself and 3 other limited accounts.

Now when I next load up the PC it should to my understanding go to the Welcome Screen and the Owner account should be hidden showing only the 4 accounts I put on ready for who ever to log on.

But it doesn't, it goes and logs straight into the Owner account.

So, I try to use the admin account I created to delete it. I can't - the option simply isn't there. So I create another account and still can't - but the option is there to delete the other account that was an admin setting.

Basically I want XP to load up on the welcome screen not auto logging in to the "Owner" account, with it being hid from that menu like it should be.... any ideas?

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A:User accounts problem

This problem may occur if the directory that is associated with the account has been deleted from the Documents and Settings folder.

1. Start the computer in Safe Mode, and then restart the computer.
a. After the Power On Self Test (POST), press the F8 key.
b. On the Windows Advanced Options menu, use the ARROW keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
c. When you are prompted to select the operating system to start, select Windows XP <edition>, where <edition> is the edition of Windows XP that you have installed, and then press ENTER.
2. Log on as Administrator.
a. On the "To begin, click your user name" screen, click Administrator.
b. Type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.

Note In some cases, the Administrator password may be set to a blank password. In this case, do not type a password before you press ENTER.
3. In Control Panel, click User Accounts.
4. Create a new user account. Windows makes a new directory for the account in the Documents and Settings folder.
5. Quit the User Accounts tool, and then restart the computer.
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Recently when switching from user to user i get prompted for a password, obviuosly as i have never set up any on the accounts i am unable to access the accounts and have to restart the computer. Once it has rebooted i am able to select any of the users without a password being required.

Any ideas why this is happening??

A:User Accounts Problem

For which accounts does this apply to? Just yours or all of them. If it is only one then mabye someone has put a password on them. Try doing a system restore (solves %30 of computer issues) and the see if the password is required.
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A:[SOLVED] problem with one of two user accounts

It sounds like that virus is still wreaking havoc on your PC. Have you tried logging in as the default Administrator account? It may be quicker to wipe your computer clean and start fresh, but if you would rather just remove the viruses then follow the instructions below. You may need to do part of these steps in safe mode.

We recommend that you read this article?
"NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help"; follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help section of the forum.
(Simply, click on the coloured links to be re-directed.)

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum; not back here in this one.

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Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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A:User Accounts problem & Hijackthis Log

Christina, if you have not already resolved this, this solution suggested at a couple of sites worked for me -

Reenable, or enable the Microsoft HTA (Hypertext application) facility.

HTA permits active content on web pages and is recognized as very insecure, since it permits those web pages to run as applications on your machine. Many machines have disabled HTA as a result, some using a security application called "HTA Stop". Others have removed the file association for the .hta file type so it is unassociated.

In any case, the User Accounts module of the Control Panel apparently requires that the HTA facility be running - because reestablishing the file association and using HTA Stop to restart HTA fixed my problem, which was apparently identical to yours.

You can use the command (DOS) window with the "assoc" command to check and establish the .hta file type association. Check with "assoc .hta". Establish with "assoc .hta=htafile"
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A:Huge problem, no normal user accounts to log in

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Net user administrator /active:yes

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A:User Accounts problem in safe mode

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A:Problem Accessing XP user accounts folders

Sometimes when you reinstall WindowsXP, you can receive an Access Denied error when trying to open a previous user's directory.
To take ownership of that folder again:

1. Log on with an account that has administrator rights
2. Right click on the folder
3. Select Properties
4. Click on the Security tab
5. Click on the Advanced button
6. Click on the Owner tab
7. In the list of Names, click on your name
8. To take ownership, click on Replace owner on subcontainers and objects
9. Click OK and Yes
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A:permissions problem? hidden user accounts

aww, I hit the editing timeout :( but was just gonna add that

I'm going to use the right click "take ownership" mod to more specifically be able to grab just their documents and pictures and stuff in case they're somehow protected with wacky permissions but I'll probably need to know in the future why the entire drive command failed in that way.
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Any help would be hugely appreciated.


A:How to copy user accounts in Win8 to online accounts in Win10

Hello Andy,

Have a look at the following tutorial which shows how to change a local account to an online one.

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

Hope this helps
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I'm sure you do know the trouble you are in but there's really nothing else you can do but own up to the problem you have caused. Obviously the controls were put in place to prevent problems associated with nonresponsible actions.

Be prepared to have to do a Factory Restore on the computer/s if the login for your parents and/or your sister don't work. You might need a Linux LiveCD or LiveDVD bootable disc to first save any documents/data they have saved.

To avoid such problems in the future get your own computer.
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Hi Stanley,

i've had this problem before but don't worry as it's easily fixed by running the attached registry file. All you need to do is merge the contents of the zip file and that should do it..though you may need to reboot to notice the fix.

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hello w3b3d1g1

try this (in your account) start > all programs > any program you want to share > right click on that program.> choose share.. maybe what your looking for.

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A:Problem with user accounts:no taskbar, no explorer.exe, no desktop icons


Originally Posted by elcacat

Problem with user accounts:no taskbar, no explorer.exe (it isn't running), no desktop icons

Hi I'm having trouble when I load my side of the computer and the only way I can access programs is through Windows Task Manager. All that will load is the desktop background picture. I have looked up various solutions - it seems the explorer.exe process is missing or unable to be located when I try to run it. I have ran an AVG scan and two infection were found and supposedly healed. These were C:\Programfiles\MicrosoftCommon\wuauclt.exe (Win32\Heur)and C:\WINDOWS\System32\ntos (trojanhorsePakes_c.RZ). Have not yet ran any other scans and really need futher advice on what to do next! I have Spybot and Adaware but have not yet ran a scan since before the computer started playing up. I've also had to manually open Zonealarm so that I have a functioning firewall :/

I've only had this problem once before - I think it was yesterday and I panicked and just turned off the computer at the switch. Restarted, everything was fine and the toolbar &desktop was there. Today it was working fine until I turned it on about 2 hours ago

I've seen something like this once but could not fix it, however try the following. At the blank desktop (just wallpaper) bring up task manager ctrl-alt-delete. You should see some tasks but explorer.exe is missing.

Click new task, enter explorer.exe and press enter. The rest of the desktop will load, icons, taskbar and menubar. You now have a chance to fix whats wrong.
If you can run a scan with either SysInternals autorun of HijackThis this will be your best chance, compare each running task with google, you may be able to pinpoint the cause(s).

You may however be able to create a new user in control panel with admin rights and copy your files across from the old account to the new account.
I'm not sure exactly where in the boot process explorer.exe is called from, but your machie has been compromised, and sometimes its easier to format and reinstall.

The machine I had a look at for a friend also had a folder on the root C: drive just called ! This folder contained hundreds of p0rn type avi's but worse still refused to be delted recreating itself on reboot. Check for any strange folder names called ! may also be worth you running msconfig and hecking the contents of win.ini system.ini, startup services and programs.
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I can view the accounts through the run command, but would like to know why the dialog is empty and what the fix is for this.

I have done a scan for errors - none found.

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A:User Accounts / Manage Accounts Blank

Microsoft has an article on this issue, please read this and try the solutions if you haven't already. Oh yeah, welcome to SevenForums.

Granted... It's for XP but I can't seem to find the Win7 version.

Several dialog boxes are blank

EDIT: Here's a fix for the "Windows Features" blank dialog. I figure it might tell you what your problem is as well.

Link to tutorial:
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A:User accounts created but not able to logon - No user profile

Pixel, welcome to Sevenforums!

Have you tried a system restore yet? select a point before the problem began: System Restore
Try a repair install: Repair Install
Important! Read the warning box in the tutorials just in case they effect the user or your class
Credits: Both tutorials created by Brink

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Can you yell us when the problem started and were you on the system when it is doing this if so what were you doing when it started.
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A:User accounts

Sounds like a good time to accumulate some knowledge and build your own PC, then network to the family machine for printer and for Internet Connecting sharing purposes only.

You could build or buy second-hand something quite adequate in England for around 80 - in the States components are cheaper.

Total privacy - just don't forget malware protection frrom hackers.
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Welcome to the Seven Forums, Grouch84.

I suggest that you download an ISO image of W 7 64-bit installation Disk from Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life. If your OS is not among the ones listed at this site then you shall have to download and run eicfg Removal Utility to make the ISO universal and then burn it to a DVD to make your own W 7 Installer Disk.

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A:User accounts

Likely that the Limited Accounts were created AFTER the games were created.

Usually, the installer(s) will ask "Install for this user only or ALL users?" and you
click ALL.

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A:User Accounts

Hi Deepan, it sounds like some third party program(s) are interfering with Windows. Do the symptoms persist when you disable the firewall/anti virus programs when using the other accounts?

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A:User accounts
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When I got my new windows 7 laptop I began using the default admin account. I read somewhere that it is not wise to use an admin account for day to day usage. I spend MOST of my time on the internet

My question is: Can I transfer all of my files, folders, programs and setting over to a standard user account?

Is there a better way to achieve the same thing?

Thank you

A:User accounts

You would just change your current account type from Administrator to whatever you want it to be. You don't have to create a new account.

FWIW, I wouldn't bother. It's a huge headache to use a non-admin account. Use good security software, and surf smartly.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional accounts Help User please with Service Pack bit Help with User accounts please Processor Intel R Celeron R CPU GHz x Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card SiS FX GX Mirage Help with User accounts please Graphics Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB F Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard SiS- Antivirus PC Cleaner Pro Updated Yes On-Demand Scanner Disabled Hello I am a comlete novice but learning - out of necessity to manage this old girl desktop so I can work No questions asked - this is what i have and need to work with until further notice I bought it from a friend and had a technician repair it for me Alot was wrong when I got it back but I have closely follwed alot of posts on this site and managed to fix alot of the problems Thank you tech guys Obvioussly - I have a space issue - Help with User accounts please so everything beside programs is on an extranal drive I have managed to clear up alot of disk space - now I am looking at the user accounts If I go into advanced - user settings - I see user accounts - adminitrator backup and current - info is spread accross them all - but only user account on start up - is that correct If I run disc clean up - it seems only to clean out one of the accounts If i go into the doc setting folder - there are lots of doubled up files - in user default user my user name and administrator Can i streamline this and how nbsp

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Some way or another all the user on accounts on my computer have been deleted. Guest is disabled. How do I go about logging on?

A:User Accounts

Welcome to TSG!

What OS are you running? If XP Home, boot to safe mode (repeatedly tap F8 as the PC boots) and you can log in with the Administrator account (It only appears in Safe Mode)
If XP Pro, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice at the Welcome screen, this will switch to the classic logon dialog where you can type the User name. Log in with the Administrator account.
If WinNT/Win2K, just use the Administrator account.

You'll have to know the password, but many people have never set one, so just leave it blank.


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Hi everyone I installed windows Ultimate on my work notebook sony vaio As a result I had a local user In order User accounts to connect me to the work domain the IT guy created another user account which was part of the User accounts domain and added this profile to Administrators in windows I had disabled the local user profile and yesterday I decided to delete it During the process it asked me something about the sharing of folders with other users I said no don't remember exactly what the thing is now I have certain folders that have next to them a lock I can access them but I think this has to do with the fact that I deleted the other account Also these folders have the quot read only quot enabled and I cant remove it Moreover I was trying to create it again but I can't really figure out how can User accounts I do that from a domain account to creat a local account How can I fix the issue with the folders and how can I create a local user account from a domain account In general is there any problem potentially that I have only domain account Is it better to have a local account as well and have it disabled Thanks in advance P s forgot to add that now I can't update windows or antivirus from home Before creating the domain account I've done it I have access to internet though no problem Why is that

A:User accounts

Just a thought....did you try a system restore back to a couple of days ago (before you deleted the account)??
If you have a good restore point from a couple of days ago you might be able to Un-Do the user account delete that caused your problems. I said, just a thought.
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Well, hello. It's the strangest story. I have three user accounts on XP, and I'm having trouble staying logged in to them.

This morning, when I woke up, I booted up my computer and tried logging in to one of my user accounts (Account 1). I logged in successfully, but then when I switched users, it didn't say "1 Program Running" under my account, and when I tried to log in with another account (Account 3), my screen flashed black for a second and brought me back to the User Login screen. I could still log in to account 1, just not the other two. I've tried using system restore, and anti-virus and spyware scanners to see if they helped (as well as rebooting), but nothing happened.

Is there any solution to this problem, other than formatting? Thanks in advance.
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I have set up new standard user accounts for my kids but when trying to log on to any one of them, I get a totally blank desktop. I also tried setting the accounts up in safe mode with the same result. What is the problem?

A:new user accounts

It sounds like the Accounts are corrupted or the processes involved in logon are not doing their job.

Attempt to logon as one of the standard accounts and once the desktop is there, Ctrl + Alt + Del

click task manager, end explorer.exe if it's running and then go File>New Task and type explorer.exe and click ok, let us know if that works.

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when I try to add new user accounts in the control panel, nothing happens. I click on user accounts and I see a quick flash of something, but that's it.

Where do I start?

I have a hp pavillion a815n, with winxp. recently had to do a reboot and could not get in safe mode.

A:user accounts

Although this doesn't solve your "flash of something" problem, you could try adding a user with the command line.

To do this:
Hit the windows key + R
In the 'Run...' dialouge type cmd and click Ok.
Now you'll see the command line.

Type in this:

net user NAME PASS /add
(Where NAME = then name you want and PASS = the pass you want.(You can leave out the PASS if you want.)
Then hit return.

You will need to log on to this account to initialise it.
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HELLO ALL ! I am running 7600. I set up my account as the administrator and my wife as a user. Whenever I install a new program, the icon is put on both of our desktops. If she deletes the icon , it deletes it on my desktop as well. This entirely defeats the purpose of having seperate accounts. She uses the computer for school, I use it for games. Can someone please help ? We need seperate desktops with seperate icon sets ! Thanks in advance !

A:User Accounts

it shouldn't happen, but anyways you can put your icons in your C:\users\<your username>\Desktop and as long as your wifie doesn't use your account and delete your desktop icons, they should remain.
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Hi This morning I wanted to install new memory in a Dell Dimension running Windows XP Pro SP Following Dell recommendations from doing this on another machine I began by downloading and updating the BIOS I rebooted and everything looked fine I removed the MB memory User No Accounts boards and installed MB boards When I tried to boot I got to the welcome screen and it said to click on an account but there were no accounts to click on I took out the new memory and put the old back but the problem was still there After much fumbling No User Accounts around I discovered that No User Accounts I could get windows to run by Control-Alt-Delete twice and then entering ADMINISTRATOR No User Accounts as the user with no password I tried making a new account and it looks like I had made one but it disappeared when I left the create account function When I try to look at user accounts or change them I get this error quot cells item is null or not an object quot I have tried system restore to no avail It reports no changes have been made in the system I looked at the registry following a suggestion I found online but I could not find the SID quot with the screwy name quot Although I did see the old account there I don t know enough about the registry to change anything without good instructions I tried the suggestion Make a file User Acct Fix cmd using notepad I put the following in the file regsvr jscript dll regsvr nusrmgr cpl regsvr i mshtml dll regsvr themeui dll regsvr Vbscript dll When I ran the file I got an error on regsvr i mshtml dll quot mshtml dll was loaded but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found This file cannot be registered quot I found stuff on Microsoft about this error but it was all for Windows and Vista not for XP I would be very grateful for any help in getting back to my old account or creating a new one that would work Thanks nbsp

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When I first did the initial setup of my new laptop last year, during the setup i was asked to create a user account. i set one up with a password. Im the only one who uses the laptop and do not need this anymore. I want to know how do I make my laptop start up like a desktop. I want to turn it on and it goes right to desktop. If i have to delete user accounts to do this will it keep the files in that account? Will there be any administrative problems if i do this or will that aspect be eliminated and not prompt any administrative needs?

A:User accounts

Hi, don't deleate the account but you will have to remove the password. Go to user accounts in control panel and do it from there.
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When trying to access any user account expect the Administrator account loggin activity loops me back the User Account menu page???
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I am having a problem setting up a new user in windows xp home.
I would like to make a seperate user to have a seprate outlooks and favorites on the internet browser. I have Wirless internet and when I create a new user it asks me to reconfigure everything which is a pain, and also programs arent working. Like outlook it says it cannot find the program. Is there any way of copying a user account or Multiplying it. Anything that I can do to have the same settings for this new account or am I forced to setting everything up again. And re installing programs??

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Hello All,

Could anyone tell me how to permanently remove a user from the system. When using the explore all users on right click start, will removing user folders remove the user?

When I open user accounts in control panel, the only users I see are myself as administrator and guest, but I know there are three other users that I would like to remove. How come I cant see all users as an administrator?

All advice is much appreciated.

Thank you

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Hi there and welcome to BC!There is a great tutorial found here, which i've recommended to people before. It even has pictures so it should be quite easy to follow. There is a set way of deleting an account through the control panel - deleting the specific folders would not remove the account and would most likely bring about a handful of other problems down the line. That's how to delete the account.You say that you can't view the tab of the user you wish to delete - when you boot and get to the log-in screen can you see these users listed? David
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Hello. I purchased a demo laptop from Office Max running Vista. I would like it to boot up like my desktop computer, which is running XP.
The XP computer goes right to the desktop screen, while the Vista asks which user to boot up. I don't need different user accounts and want Vista to go right to the desktop. Is this possible to do. I would like to get rid of all the present users and just have a generic startup. Thank you.

A:Getting Rid Of User Accounts

hi,,, here is a link on how to delete user accounts on vista,,,, when you have deleted all the accounts you dont want and your left with the one you want then, if you want it to open on boot up then remove the password in user accounts in control panel. I would leave it password protected though, just incase it gets nicked,,, luck.
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I want to make a new user account and every time i click on user accounts in the control panel nothing comes up. Please help.

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Micorsoft and several "experts" (from magazines and forums) recommend that one uses a Microsoft Account(s) as the User Account(s) under W8 and W8.1.

Much has been said and written about the "benefits" of this method of setting up User Accounts.

But are there any disadvantages? And if there are what are they? For example, is security on the Windows system compromised?

What if the Microsoft Account is hacked? Would this open a channel to the computer that is using that account as a login?

It seems to go against the logic of good security to have "one key that opens all doors" - or perhaps I am just being paranoid? But then again when it comes to online security is paranoia not a good thing?


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Hey all I'm having a problem accounts User with my laptop I'm hoping someone can guide me through I'm running CA Security Suite which I get free through Road Runner I was User accounts having problems with the Firewall and was advised to uninstall reinstall the Security Suite per Road Runner Tech Support I went to ADD REMOVE PROGRAMS clicked on CA Security Suite User accounts and clicked on remove It was uninstalled so I went to reinstall When I did It got to the point to install the firewall when a message popped up saying there was a version of the firewall already installed and it would not reinstall I went back to ADD REMOVE and sure enough the CA Security Suite is still listed This time when I clicked REMOVE it said I don't have administrator privileges to do remove it There are only accounts on this computer and both have always been administrator accounts What would cause it to say I'm not an administrator now I need to uninstall this firewall so I can use my computer again Thanks

A:User accounts

you have to log on as the actual admin not on an account with admin rights
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Whenever I go to folder properties then SECURITY tab, I can see 3-4 user accounts instead of this I have just two user accounts (hp and administrator) on my system. The all user accounts are given below..Authenticated UsersSYSTEMAdmininstratorsUsershp(my user account)Administrator(my user account)


This is perfectly normal. No reason to be alarmed. Also, there is no need to use all CAPS or bold unless specific emphasis is needed on a particular phrase or word. Topics posted with ALL CAPS or obnoxiously large font tend to be ignored.
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If you can help me it will be much appreciated.

I have bought a new HP computer with Windows Vista with my brother. However, we would like to use seperate user accounts that don't affect the other person's account.

For example, installing software on one account will not install it on the other one. I read somewhere that if you are not an administrator, it only installs on your account but that did not work, i created an extra admin account and made us two standard users but it still doesn't work how we would like it.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help

A:User Accounts

A user account is a collection of information that tells Windows what files and folders you can access, what changes you can make to the computer, and your personal preferences, such as your desktop background or color theme. User accounts make it so that you can share a computer with several people, but still have your own files and settings. Each person accesses their user account with a user name and password.

Open up Control panel and if in Classic mode, click on "User Accounts" and follow the instructions that you can get by searching for user accounts in the Help area
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When you use the "hostname" command at the command line, does the hostname match your account name as seen in "Manage Accounts"? Because mine doesn't match. The hostname I see at the command line isn't even in the list of accounts. I'm wondering if that's why my password is rejected at the command line when I use the RUNAS command. The password works fine when logging into my computer and when I change it through Settings.

A:User accounts

The Hostname is the name of the computer, not the name of the user. When you install Windows, it chooses a computer name based on your username. However, once this is set it doesn't change unless you manually change it. This has nothing to do with usernames or passwords.
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O kay....I need help ! I am using Win XP & I have three user accounts. Our sites are bleeding over on to each other. I was told to go my folder options & check the option to not share this folder or make this folder private. I found this & I have the option , but it won't let me use it. It's shaded out...... How can I fix this ?

A:User Accounts

Who is set up as the machine admin. They may be the one who can do it
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I have never created any user accounts on my Windows XP but we have been using the User Accounts PC for years My husband and I would now like two separate accounts and I tried to make an account for him by going to the quot control panel quot and opening quot user accounts quot The problem is that it told me I have to make a first account and in order to make a second account because I don t have any at this time When I created a first account then I couldn t find all the things like desktop icons for software and also the content in the files that I ve put on my desktop They were gone and I had like a blank slate desktop with just the standard icons I didn t have the Quickbooks program or the Quicken program either So my question is this Is there a way that what I already have can be just left alone and have it be called by a user name without having to set up everything again like my Outlook express emails User Accounts etc User Accounts and then let me open a new one for my husband nbsp

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Hi, I am setting up another account on my computer for a single reason, so that i can use two iPods on my computer. I want both acccounts to be exactly the same, besides the diffrent desktops and "personal preferences" of the two diffrent people. The problem is that on the new account, not all of the programs in Start>Programs are listed that are on the original. ... Also when i made the new one the desktops had some of the same icons but not all... I would like them to be the same and then go through and take the ones off i dont need, not have to go find them. Also, it seems that when i add an icon to one account, it goes onto the other.... Why does that happen?? thanks for the help
Windows 2000 Professional

A:User Accounts Help

Why isn't all of the programs in the start>programs menu listed in the original account in the new account?
Simply because when you have downloaded or installed programs on your original account you installed it under your name not 'All users'. Just copy across the programs under C\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\Start Menu\Programs into C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs.

Why isn't all of the shortcuts on my desktop in the original account the same as in the new account?
Again, simply because in your original account you made the shortcuts under your name not all users. To copy the shortcuts across go to C\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\Desktop into C\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop.

How do i change my icon?
Go to start, control panel, user accounts, and then choose one Hope I have helped.
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Lately when I start windows (xp ) ive noticed I have to click my name, to log on....It never did this before. When i go to user accounts, all i get is a blank box with the following on the title bar
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A:User Accounts

I did some searching for a solution for you but I did not find any easy fix. It appears the only fix it a system repair, for details how to do it see:

I wish I had better news.
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i installed xp about 4 months ago, i run adaware and trend micro scan. i can not get into my user accounts. this started about 4 weeks ago, i get the hour glass for about 2 seconds but it will not open. everything else in my control panel runs fine

A:user accounts

Insert your Windows XP cd and proceed to install Windows, select the UPGRADE option, this will fix any errors with Windows.
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First, will it have a bad impact on my laptop performance if I create accounts?

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A:User Accounts?

Set up a regular account (not adminsitrative) and then give permissions.
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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My computer recently bluescreened (error 0x0000007f (0x00000008, some more numbers and commas) and on restart only one of the four user accounts remained. The files under their documents and settings folder are still there, but the accounts themselves are gone from welcome screen and the control panel user accounts utility. Furthermore I cannot create new users with their names even if I change their direcotry's name (i.e john smith to john smith2), it says "Account/User Name Already exists". I know how to create new accounts and give them control of the users files, but I would prefer to restore the old ones. Any ideas?


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I figured out how to re enable the accounts on my own but the problem is not solved, the accounts keep dissapearing later if the computer freezes.
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Computer hangs upon switching users. Cannot logon to other user accounts. These were accounts that have worked properly for over a year until today. End up having to manually shut down.

A:XP User accounts

This sounds like your problem...
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I download sp-1 and it messed up my machine. I said screw it and reinstalled windows. Now I need to get into a old user account that was password protected. Is there any way to get into that sort of folder. All my files are in there. Please help if you can.

A:Old user accounts in XP

Hi, wyowheels


I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. Files are files - they are not "in" a user account. Open Explorer and look under the "Documents and settings" folder for a sub-folder with the old user name. If it's there you should have access to it (and all its sub-folders and files) now.
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Hey Its Working now Thanks everyone Yes i did do the whole F thing but what happened is that it just choose to install of F but when i pushed Esc it went to a screen where it showed both drives and then allowed me to install on C im writing this reply on my comp D Thanks for yor help though although there is now one more thing this isnt the first time xp has been reinstalled on accounts user this comp so there are various documents left over from previous accounts the thing is most of these files deny me acces to them now before i reinstalled xp my computer was in a semi operational state like my softwares were installed but didnt work so as i was making my backup if i came accross a file that user accounts was like this the access granted to a user from a previous user accounts xp i right clicked went to security i think and there was an option to change owner now i cant find that option any more when i right click does any one know how i can remove these files there on both drives

A:user accounts

Did you try in safe mode under Administrator?
You may have to use Administrator option. Go to User accounts in control panel and delete the whole user account. This should wipe out all files of that user.
Hope this helps
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I have a guest account on my system that is now shut off but it is set to have administrator but i don't want that and when i try and change it, it won't change to standard user! Any help here! Windows vista

A:User accounts

Hello bl6377,

Could perhaps describe exactly what the problem is with the Guest account?

Guest Accounts cannot be setup as adminstrators, by default they are limited accounts. When Managing a Guest Account, you are only able to change its default picture, or turn it off/on.
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Sorry if I am alittle grumpy right now. For some reason I can't get back into my admin account. It says I have the wrong password. I tried going through safe mode and administrator but it also said I have the wrong password. How do I login to my account?

Sincerely Gorshum