user accounts ,cannot delete

  gumball121 12:07 01 Aug 2010

i wish to delete two user accounts from my o.s. i go to control panel click user accounts highlight the one i want deleted but each time it comes up as a non responsive programme, any ideas on how to delete these accounts

  northumbria61 21:25 01 Aug 2010

Operating System ?

  gumball121 22:06 01 Aug 2010

windows xp service pack 3

  northumbria61 22:24 01 Aug 2010

This is not a built-in windows account (like administrator or guest?) If so, I would go with group policy to disable the account.

You are logged in as an administrator with appropriate rights to delete accounts?

Restart the computer and retry the delete account operation. I know that sometimes if an account has been logged in, certain things are
held open and account operations like profile copying can be affected. I would imagine this could in some cases also affect your
ability to delete.

Try using start menu - run -type in compmgmt.msc - system tools - local users and groups - users - to list and manage this account.

  gumball121 20:04 03 Aug 2010

thanks northumbria, worked a treat

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