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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:13:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I have a user profile in WindowsXP, but somehow I have stuffed up XP and
need to reboot.
After reboot, the login screen is for the Administrator.
So my original user profile is lost. How do I recover my original user
profile?

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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 2:14:00 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Here I got a solution for you. Try out these options and let me know how it
goes.

1. Add Users to the Welcome Screen

Start/Run/Regedit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
Create a value for the users you want to list (using the Username), and set
the value to 1.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2. A User Account Does Not Appear in the User Accounts Tool or the Welcome
Screen

An existing user account may not appear in the User Accounts tool in Control
Panel, or on the Welcome screen. You may also receive the following error
message when you attempt to create a new account:

The account already exists

This behavior occurs because you have disabled the account. Disabled user
accounts do not appear in the User Accounts tool, or on the Welcome logon
screen. You can only access these accounts in the Local Users and Groups
snap-in.

To resolve this behavior, first determine whether an account is not active:

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
2. Expand the Local Users and Groups node.
3. Click Users.

If the user account is displayed with a red X through it, it has been
disabled.

To enable the account:

1. Double click the account.
2. Click to clear the "Account is disabled" check box.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3. Logon Name Not in Task Manager or Under Documents & Settings

When the Welcome screen is appears, the names that are displayed do not
match any of the names of users' folders under the Documents and Settings
folder or any of the names on the Users tab in Task Manager.

This behavior may occur if you have changed the name of the account in the
User Accounts tool in Control Panel. By doing so, the new name appears on the
Welcome screen, but the actual account name remains the same. The folders
under the Documents and Settings folder and the names that are listed in Task
Manager show the actual account name.

To resolve this behavior, if the display name for a user account has been
changed, you can find out which account the new display name belongs to by
logging on as that user, starting Task Manager, and then clicking the Users
tab.

The user account that is marked as active is the one that is currently
logged on. Also, you can find out which of the folders under Documents and
Settings belongs to the currently logged-on user by right-clicking Start, and
then clicking Explore. Windows Explorer will then start in the Start Menu
folder of the currently logged-on user's folder.
--
Reply back and let me know how it goes. Don''t forget to select yes if this
was helpful on my post. I always like helping out people with there problems.
Thanks

Matthew Senecal


"Man Utd" wrote:

> I have a user profile in WindowsXP, but somehow I have stuffed up XP and
> need to reboot.
> After reboot, the login screen is for the Administrator.
> So my original user profile is lost. How do I recover my original user
> profile?
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 16, 2005 1:27:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

1) I have not done this option. I used the Control Panel to create an
identical user account.

2) I didn't find my previous account name with red cross, I found the same
name enabled but not sure it was my previous account or this newly created
account.

3) I found my previous account name under Documents and Settings. How do I
make use of this ?


"Matthew Senecal" <MatthewSenecal@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:7411E17F-2A58-4EDF-87E9-F59597955C70@microsoft.com...
> Here I got a solution for you. Try out these options and let me know how
it
> goes.
>
> 1. Add Users to the Welcome Screen
>
> Start/Run/Regedit
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
> Create a value for the users you want to list (using the Username), and
set
> the value to 1.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------
> 2. A User Account Does Not Appear in the User Accounts Tool or the Welcome
> Screen
>
> An existing user account may not appear in the User Accounts tool in
Control
> Panel, or on the Welcome screen. You may also receive the following error
> message when you attempt to create a new account:
>
> The account already exists
>
> This behavior occurs because you have disabled the account. Disabled user
> accounts do not appear in the User Accounts tool, or on the Welcome logon
> screen. You can only access these accounts in the Local Users and Groups
> snap-in.
>
> To resolve this behavior, first determine whether an account is not
active:
>
> 1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
> 2. Expand the Local Users and Groups node.
> 3. Click Users.
>
> If the user account is displayed with a red X through it, it has been
> disabled.
>
> To enable the account:
>
> 1. Double click the account.
> 2. Click to clear the "Account is disabled" check box.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------
> 3. Logon Name Not in Task Manager or Under Documents & Settings
>
> When the Welcome screen is appears, the names that are displayed do not
> match any of the names of users' folders under the Documents and Settings
> folder or any of the names on the Users tab in Task Manager.
>
> This behavior may occur if you have changed the name of the account in the
> User Accounts tool in Control Panel. By doing so, the new name appears on
the
> Welcome screen, but the actual account name remains the same. The folders
> under the Documents and Settings folder and the names that are listed in
Task
> Manager show the actual account name.
>
> To resolve this behavior, if the display name for a user account has been
> changed, you can find out which account the new display name belongs to by
> logging on as that user, starting Task Manager, and then clicking the
Users
> tab.
>
> The user account that is marked as active is the one that is currently
> logged on. Also, you can find out which of the folders under Documents and
> Settings belongs to the currently logged-on user by right-clicking Start,
and
> then clicking Explore. Windows Explorer will then start in the Start Menu
> folder of the currently logged-on user's folder.
> --
> Reply back and let me know how it goes. Don''t forget to select yes if
this
> was helpful on my post. I always like helping out people with there
problems.
> Thanks
>
> Matthew Senecal
>
>
> "Man Utd" wrote:
>
> > I have a user profile in WindowsXP, but somehow I have stuffed up XP and
> > need to reboot.
> > After reboot, the login screen is for the Administrator.
> > So my original user profile is lost. How do I recover my original user
> > profile?
> >
> >
> >
!