Log on name gone..

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SuperModelRobot, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. SuperModelRobot

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    my brother log on name is just gone. when i went into safe mode and went to run>control userpasswords2 and when the screen comes up, it just has the admin. same with User accounts..just admin, when we use the welcome screen, he isnt there, but when we dont use the screen, we can type his name in and he can log on. Since we are at this point, we would like to delete his account (even though we cant see it) and sart a new one with more privlages...can anyone help us out??
     
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  3. American Zombie

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    Try these and see if accounts come back.


    Start > Run > regsvr32 jscript.dll

    May need to do these as well:

    Start > Run > regsvr32 nusrmgr.cpl

    Start > Run > regsvr32 /i mshtml.dll
     
  4. SuperModelRobot

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    ok none of those worked, i need to just delete the account..how do i do that? i cant even see it??
     
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    right click on my computer and select manage, then drop down to local users and computers.
     
  6. SuperModelRobot

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    um, where is local users at?
     
  7. Shamus MacNoob

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    After you right click my computer and clicked manage it is in the left and panel
     

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  8. SuperModelRobot

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    well i think ill just delete the folder "tyler" under documents and settings...i need to get him a new one asap..i hope it doesnt mess stuff up...
     
  9. SuperModelRobot

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    um, i cant see it on his and im in admin..see the pic..
     

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  10. American Zombie

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    XP Home Edition does not have the local users or group policy snap-in.
     
  11. SuperModelRobot

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    so then what do i do?
     
  12. American Zombie

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    If you do not use what screen you can log in under his name?

    You said control userpasswords2 shows nothing as far as accounts so what about net users.

    Start > Run > cmd > net users
     
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    what does that mean buddy?
     
  14. American Zombie

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    I was asking what screen he was describing.

    Why not just make another account with the same name and see if XP gives an error about already having an account with that name.
     
  15. Shamus MacNoob

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    If you do not use what screen you can log in under his name?

    Translated to english

    Using which screen? allows for you to log on with his name
     
  16. SuperModelRobot

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    Ok his name was gone...so in admin you dont see it under accounts or anything..in the documents and settings his name was there..i deleted it and tried to make a new account with the same name and i get an error saying there is one already...the welcome screen only shows admin, before i deleted his files, i would have to type his user name in...you get me..
     
  17. American Zombie

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    What does or did typing net users from command prompt tell you?


    You said that you went into safe mode and accounts were not there so I wonder if perhaps this KB Article applies.
     
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    i havent tried "net users" and the kb says "perform the necessary maintenance"...meaning???
     
  20. SuperModelRobot

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    it says tyler is a helpassistant..