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Can't remove user profile

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Unkl Petri, Dec 4, 2001.

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  1. Unkl Petri

    Unkl Petri Thread Starter

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    When Windows loads it goes into a no-name profile. I know this because I can't save my password in the dailup window. When I goto the Start menu it has "log off..."--when i logoff it shows "log off (my name). i tried all kinds of stuff including what Microsoft told me to delete in the registry. it's still acting exactly the same way
     
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    First, this is a bit sketchy. Go to start and logoff. Do you get a log on dialog when you restart? Is your name there? Do you want to use a password? If so, enter it.

    Post back with that. The more details the better, please. What exactly have you done and what exactly is missing.
     
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    I've been to those Microsoft links--that was the first thing I tried. Before i log off, the Dialup check box IS unaccessable. and after i log off everything is working the way it should. And there is no password to get to either profile

    i just want to get rid of that second user profile
     
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    You need to post what steps you have taken so that they are not duplicated.
     
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    i deleted HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileList in my registry
    and c:\windows\profiles
    reinstalled windows about 4 times
    reinstalled my "Client for Microsoft" driver
    went to Control Pannel\Passwords made sure there wasn't one
    went to Control Pannel\Users (the ony opion was to create one)
    and now I'm here
     
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    You were only supposed to delete the folder inside C:\windows\profiles. It's a system Folder. Have a look in C:\windows to see if it has recreated itself. If not, you'll have to recreate it and make it a system file using a DOS command.

    I have only user here. I have no profiles in the folder.
     
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    You said you had been to those links. But you only listed a few of the steps recommended.
    Did you try this?
    This issue can also occur if the following setting is listed in the registry under the following registry key:


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Network

    Disable Password Caching
    Whether the value is set to 0 or 1, remove it to resolve this issue.


    If not, I think this is important.
     
  10. Unkl Petri

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    i did 2 things i deleted AutoLogon in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\Real Mode Net in the registry
    and i made an empty "Profiles" in c:\windows
    --i didn't think either of them would've worked, but it did
    I DON'T KNOW WHICH!!
    but thanx! BIG TIME
     
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    You're very welcome. Glad it worked out.
     
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