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How to delete a user account that errors out in XP

Posted on 2004-04-25
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Hi,

I'am running WinXP Pro and there are 3 different accounts set up. Admin and two users. I logged in under Admin and tried deleteing the user account in question and everytime I try to delete this one account through control panel/users it just gives me a "Not Responding" error. I believe that it was probably caused initially when I first was setting up the cpu and users by changing names,etc. and now it's not pointing to this one account in question. Is there another way like through the registry to delete this one user account because I'am having no luck? I have even tried renaming this account in hope that maybe it would somehow re-write something to point it in the proper direction, still no luck.

JFAZ
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by:Pete Long
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how are you deleting them? start >run > Lusrmgr.msc {enter} expand local users and groupps >users >right click and delete.
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by:JFAZ
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No I'm just loggin in as an Admin and then going through control panel/users and picking the one in question that I want to delete and clicking delete this account, this is where it hangs up on me.
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by:Pete Long
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Try the method I posted, you can also right click my computer and select manage.

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Rich Rumble earned 100 total points
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Inaddition you can delete their profile as well, right-click My Computer and go to properties, Advanced, user profiles settings. Try all the previous steps you've tried in safe mode also.
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by:VRAGHAVANS
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Try downloadind Dameware NT utility from www.dameware.com then use this tool to delete that account.
I had the simillar issue . I could rectify using this.
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