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20-Mar-2006, 02:27 PM #1
User Account won't open
I tried opening User Accounts in Control Panel, but nothing happens.

I've tried sfc /scannow, I've tried restoring old copies of mshta.exe and nusrmgr.cpl, no luck.

Any suggestions?
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20-Mar-2006, 04:00 PM #2
have you tried in safe mode ?
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20-Mar-2006, 06:27 PM #3
Yep, no luck.
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20-Mar-2006, 07:22 PM #4
have you tried system restore...and get back about a month
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20-Mar-2006, 07:46 PM #5
I think it's been like this for like half a year or so - ever since my Microsoft Update started to die on me.

Only have System Restore entries for the last few days.
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20-Mar-2006, 07:55 PM #6
do you by chance have a pirated copy of windows ?...if you have a ligit copy there is no reason you shouldn't be able to get updates....what anti virus spyware, adware programs do you use
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20-Mar-2006, 11:32 PM #7
I think it's related to my OS being corrupted.

I can go to Microsoft Update, download the updates, but it gives me an error while installing.

I use Spy Sweeper, Spyware Blaster, Spybot, Ad-Aware and AVG.
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20-Mar-2006, 11:47 PM #8
try this


Repair XP Installation without Clean Install:
Configure your computer BIOS to start from the CD-ROM drive at bootup.

Insert your Windows XP compact disc (CD) into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.

When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed.
Do not select this option.

On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.

Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

This will repair XP and put everything back to as it first was.
You will have to reinstall any Hotfixes and OS updates including SP1 and DX9, plus retweak most (but not all) things all over again.

The advanage here is that you will not have to spend hours reinstallindg all your programs again, as well as setting them up.........
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21-Mar-2006, 10:24 AM #9
Don't have my Windows XP setup CD - it was preinstalled.
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21-Mar-2006, 02:16 PM #10
if you have a friend that has a xp cd borrow it
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02-Apr-2006, 02:11 PM #11
What will I need to re-customize after the repair install?

Still waiting for my friend to get me SP2 - my internet connection is 6.8 KB/s.
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02-Apr-2006, 02:13 PM #12
Use a retail copy. As long as you have your own cdkey.. which you should (usually on the side of you computer case)
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