What is account unknown?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kevin Ar18, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

    Goto system properties, click on the Advanced tab.

    Then under User Profiles, click on Settings.

    One of the accounts I have listed is Account Unknown. After that it lists the Administrator and two accounts I added.

    I am using Windows XP Home. Any idea what this account is? Could it be the guest account (which I have turned off)?
    Could it have something to do with a Windows 98 machine that uses ICS through this computer?
  2. paul_43

    paul_43 Guest

    are you using ntfs file system?? if you are.. then you might have formatted the windows drive before then install windows again. then the previous windows account information will still remain on the file system. you can menuly delete the account since it's not needed anymore...
  3. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

    My harddrive is the majority NTFS with a small portion setup as FAT32.
    My system came preinstalled with XP Home.
  4. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    Then my guess is its an account for manufactor of your system to use should there be problem