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One of the windows 2000 workstations on my network managed to create a "phantom" new user. The workstations name is AWW53, the user name is PAUL. When logged in for the 1st time this morning Windows acted as if it was a new install. That is, the desktop icons were new, the start windows pop-up screen came up, Internet connection wizard icon, Outlook Express account not created, etc. When I look in Documents & Settings there is a user PAUL with all of his "old" settings and there is also a user AWW53/PAUL with the "new" settings. I have deleted the AWW/PAUL user and rebooted but it comes back. I have also returned to a last known good configuration with no help.
I'd like to know what to do to remove the "phantom" and return to the PAUL settings. I'm not as concerned about why it happened now as to how to revert back without redoing alot of settings. Then I'd love to get to the bottom of why it occurred

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At the bottom of your question you posted
"Please close-figured out".
If that is the case,  you need to post your question
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/2000/Q_23870601.html
in the Community Support General area requesting that it be deleted.
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