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clean install of XP Pro - no user accounts (except administrator)


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#1 Alduin's Khajiit

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 10:04 AM

I installed Windows XP pro on a emachines D2244 and it asked for a username durinig insallation. I gave it "Skyla" my favorite Pokemon character. and a passowrd. upon first run, under the welcome screen the only visible log in account is "administrator" and I log in with my password then proceed to install programs and drivers. a month later I realize that none of my previous windows XP installs had this weird glitch. usually it logs me in automatically or shows the user I created during install. but it doesn't! it only shows "administrator" and my user "Skyla" doesn't exist. if I go in and add a user named "Skyla" it says that user already exists. so as a workaround I changed the "administrator" to "Skyla" but it doesn't say "Skyla" in documents and settings, it says "administrator"

 

what went wrong and how do I fix?

 

found no information on Google whatsoever.


Edited by Alduin's Khajiit, 12 July 2014 - 10:05 AM.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

Hello,

 

Firstly, change the name back to administrator.

 

Right click Computer > Manage

Click the Plus sign next to "Local Users and Groups"

Click on Users

Is there a Skyla account shown and does it have an red X on it?

If it does, double click Sklya and uncheck Account is Disabled.

Reboot.



#3 Alduin's Khajiit

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:14 AM

no user named "Skyla" exists in the users or groups



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

In the administrator account open a command prompt and type

 

net user

 

Does Skyla show up?

 

Edit: I fixed the format. I had no script on, sorry


Edited by JohnC_21, 12 July 2014 - 11:18 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:27 AM

nope


it's as if it failed to create the account or something



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

Try this

 

At the command prompt type:

net user Skyla /delete

Then try creating a new account named Skyla


Edited by JohnC_21, 12 July 2014 - 11:31 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:37 AM

"the user name could not be found" error. if I create a new user, how would I import my administrator settings to the newly created account? like sound settings & wallpaper & stuff



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:42 AM

If the new name could not be found what happens when you type:

net user Skyla /add


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>net user Skyla /add
The syntax of this command is:


NET USER
[username [password | *] [options]] [/DOMAIN]
         username {password | *} /ADD [options] [/DOMAIN]
         username [/DELETE] [/DOMAIN]

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

 

is what came up



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:55 AM

Did you put a space after Skyla?

 

See if adding a password will work

net user Skyla 12345 /add

You can change the password later.



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

The account already exists message



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:04 PM

And yet when you type

net user Skyla /delete

it fails?



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

yes, like before it says it cannot be found



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

I am not sure what is happening. You can add a different account name but I would not copy the administrator profile because this is considered a super user or root like in linux.

 

One other thing you may want to try is using the Offline Registry Editor and see if you can enable the account offline if Skyla shows up on the utility.  You need to burn the iso file and boot the disk.

 

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See this guide. At step 6 you want to select Skyla and enter in the above image if it shows up

 

Then press 4 to enable it.

 

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If this does not work you will need to create a new account with a differnet name but do not transfer the settings of the administrator account for the reason I mentioned above. Maybe somebody else on the Forum can confirm this.


Edited by JohnC_21, 12 July 2014 - 12:17 PM.





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