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user account,not on welcome screen,but account is still acknowledged by computer

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#1 triggerhappypappy


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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:11 PM

I recently was trying to rid my computer of malware,only to find nothing.Im not sure what was wrong with it.Maybe something screwed up in the registry.
All is well now,or At least I thought so.

When I start up my computer,My wife's account pic is not there.
I recently ran Dial a Fix to correct registry errors,that were preventing me from Re-installing Service pack 3 for windows xp.

The account is still active,just no log in on welcome screen.

Any help\advice would be great!
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#2 garmanma


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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:05 AM

Maybe create a new account andi f it works, delete the old one.
Here's a list of Microsoft articles concerning user accounts

Recovering a damaged user profile:
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#3 triggerhappypappy

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:17 PM

thanks for the help, but i did a little digging on the web and found a remedy.
All is well!

OK - a lot of searching, produced the answer I needed:

While logged on with an account that is a Computer Administrator, open a
prompt window (Start -> Run -> cmd.exe).
At the prompt, enter the following command substituting the correct name

net localgroup users /add USERACCOUNT

Hopefully, you'll see an entry that tells you the command completed

This worked for me and hopefully will help someone else out
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