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For the past few weeks, I have not been able to access functions on my
computer with Windows XP Home Edition. Whe trying to open my User Accounts
folder in the control panel, the folder seems to be empty. All 4 user
accounts show up when logging in.

I cannot utilize my search function or help function either. When clicking
on them, nothing seems to happen.

Any clues?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    You will be able to access user accounts if you type this into the "Run"
    box:

    "control userpasswords2" (without quotes of course).

    Then, click on "Add..." button and add one more user account.
    Reboot your system.
    Then see what happens when you try to access User Accounts in CP.

    Even better, I found a link in Microsoft Support that explains all
    about it and I think it should work for you:

    http://tinyurl.com/cebxb

    Let me know if you solve this problem.


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    Madboy
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

    Poor advice.


    *DO NOT* use the Userpasswords2 applet to add or modify users in Windows XP
    Home Edition. This tool is reserved for Windows XP Professional Edition.

    XP Home users should use control userpasswords *NOT* control userpasswords2.

    Windows XP Home Edition errors when using 'Control Userpasswords2' to add a
    user
    http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBM/tip6400/rh6488.htm

    13. Advanced User Management in Windows XP Home
    http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/usermgt.html#USERPASSWORDS2

    Using control userpasswords2 with XP Home can cause severe problems.

    How To Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/Q279783

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:Madboy.1s5qds@pcbanter.net,
    Madboy <Madboy.1s5qds@pcbanter.net> hunted and pecked:
    > You will be able to access user accounts if you type this into the "Run"
    > box:
    >
    > "control userpasswords2" (without quotes of course).
    >
    > Then, click on "Add..." button and add one more user account.
    > Reboot your system.
    > Then see what happens when you try to access User Accounts in CP.
    >
    > Even better, I found a link in Microsoft Support that explains all
    > about it and I think it should work for you:
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/cebxb
    >
    > Let me know if you solve this problem.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Madboy
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