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User Registry Leaks - Problem on User Accounts

Q: User Registry Leaks - Problem on User Accounts

I am using Vista Home Premium Registry - User on Leaks User Problem Accounts -bit and I am having problem logging in using my user account An error flagged quot The User Profile Service service failed the logon User Account Profile cannot be loaded quot The Event Viewer window has these details Windows detected your registry file is still in use by User Registry Leaks - Problem on User Accounts other applications or services The file will be unloaded now The applications or services that hold your User Registry Leaks - Problem on User Accounts registry file may not function properly afterwards DETAIL - user registry handles leaked from Registry User S- - - - - - - Classes Process Device HarddiskVolume Windows System svchost exe has opened key REGISTRY USER S- - - - - - - CLASSES I was able to logged in through Safe Mode but still an error flagged in status bar that the profile was not properly loaded Although I was able to copy all data from that user account to a new account can I still troubleshoot the problem and be able to log in using the old user account I have all my shortcuts and archives there and quot every customized thing quot Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks

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A: User Registry Leaks - Problem on User Accounts

Hi aice and welcome to Vista Forums

Have you checked the information in the following Tutorial?

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
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A:Hide user by registry stange problem: User still appears in C folder

If you log into that user it is going to have a user directory, regardless if you have the user hidden or not.
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A:user accounts/registry tweaks

I'm no registry expert, but my understanding is that some registry entries are account specific, whereas others will affect all accounts. So it really depends on which entries you're talking about.
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What is exactly the meaning of this topic? Is it a queestion or a discussion?
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Please post all logs you have so far directly into the thread as reply. I can not open attachments on my system.
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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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A:User Accounts & Fast User Switching

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A:HI I had a virus cause several reg key leaks warning 1530 user profile

Fact: Within the last week I and many others had that capi error. It is not from your virus.

I never saw that problem prior to my having it and then many posters with the problem.

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here's the thing:
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What type of accounts are the two inoperative ones? Set as Administrator or Limited?
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A:'User Accounts' Problem ... help Please.

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

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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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?

Have a look at this article.
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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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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:Problem with User Accounts

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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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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: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.

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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:[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?
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(Simply, click on the coloured links to be re-directed.)

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A:Problem with user accounts after doing a recovery

default user directories are: c:\Users\<account user name>
Sub directories will include (Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and My Videos)

Your saved user data should still contain subdirectories with similiar, if not identicle name.

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A:Switching user accounts problem

Fast User Switching won't work in every situation.

- The Welcome screen must be enabled.
- The computer must not be joined to a domain.
- Offline files must be disabled.
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A:problem with user accounts. (login)

Click Start, Run and type CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2, and click Ok. Select the user account from the list (the account to which you want to automatically logon). Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option, and click Ok. Type the user account password (if it has one) and complete the process.
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A:Unknown User In My "user Accounts" is put there by Microsoft when you installed the .NET thru Windows Update. Not to worry.
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have you tried turning UAC off in user accounts,just to see any difference
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Change Computer Name

To change your computer name go to:

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Then Click on Properties/
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A:Solved: Problem with Windows XP and user accounts


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A:Problem Accessing XP user accounts folders

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

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A:Huge problem, no normal user accounts to log in

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Net user administrator /active:yes

Give it a shot on command prompt
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A:User Account Control (UAC) problem w/ administrator accounts

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.

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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.

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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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Does the User Profile show up in System Properties?
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Possible using System Restore to a date before you edited the Registry
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Hello Andy,

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

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hello w3b3d1g1

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Looking on a variety of forums, this appears to have been happening to XP and Vista prior to Windows 7.

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Does anyone have a solution for this bug?


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:can't log into new user accounts -- and there is no "default user"

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Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
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A:HELP! User accounts

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you have to log on as the actual admin not on an account with admin rights
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Hi, wyowheels


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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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A:user accounts

Hi Larry

Welcome to Seven Forums
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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?
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<<So, does Windows XP create these user folders by default?>>

Yes, see attachment.

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A:User accounts

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Hello Perfect, welcome to Seven Forums!

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A:User accounts

Welcome to the forum JR1973
In fact with your windows7 Ultimate you can use the advantage of Bitlocker or you can use a third party program to encrypt your files.
Good lick
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try clicking start, run and type nusrmgr.cpl
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Both are relevant. One will let you set permissions, passwords, etc for an account. The other you can set other properties for profiles. Profile and account are something different.
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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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I use multiple user accounts, although not for that reason. I want to keep my work and private accounts separate, from software I use to bookmarks and favorites. These both accounts are in English (I'm using Enterprise edition with language packs), I also have additional Finnish and Swedish accounts for occasional work related reasons.

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I could really use your expertise here.

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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?

Can you remember the name of the file which was in the error message?
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A:User Accounts

Hi Tobyspitz

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Start > Run
Key in: control userpasswords2

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Apply, OK to save and close.

Reboot to test.

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If you remove the account, everything will be gone. If you want to save data, move it all to an account you plan to keep.
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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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