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  Bike-it 16:08 28 Jan 2007

I am using windows xp home edition which has just been reformatted at the local computer shop, but now whenever it starts up it always goes to my user account where as before it give you a list of all the accounts on the computer, there are three user accounts on the computer i have checked all the settings in user accounts but nothing seem to make any difference.

  SANTOS7 16:17 28 Jan 2007

You will have to recreate the other accounts, when your PC was formatted it gets rid of those as well.

  Bike-it 16:21 28 Jan 2007

Hi santos7 i have recreacted new accounts, this is weird if i am on my own account and i choose to log off it gives me the option of choosing the other two user accounts on the computer, but not at start up.

  SANTOS7 16:32 28 Jan 2007

Try this to re-enable the accounts...

Go to Start --> Run and type CMD. Hit OK and this opens up a command

Type this command:

NET USER bob /active:yes (replace bob with the username)

  Bike-it 16:49 28 Jan 2007

I tried your suggestion, sorry it does not change anything.

  SANTOS7 17:11 28 Jan 2007

Try this,

Click Start, Run and type LUSRMGR.MSC
Select Users
If the "missing" user accounts are listed in the right pane, double-click each one of them and uncheck "Account is diabled" checkmark.
Click OK.

  Bike-it 17:46 28 Jan 2007

I tried it and the folling message appeared,this computer is running windows xp home edition, this snapin may not be used with that version of windows. to manage user accounts for this computer, use the user account tool in the control panel.

  SANTOS7 17:58 28 Jan 2007

Seem to be leading you a merry dance at the mement Bike-it, I have found this it may be relevant..


When you first start your computer after you upgrade to Windows XP Home Edition, user accounts may not appear on the Welcome screen.


This issue may occur if you Symantec "PC Anywhere" program is installed in your computer.


To resolve this issue, log on to your computer, and then remove PC Anywhere:

Press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and then type your user name and password to log on to your computer.

Use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to remove PC Anywhere:

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

Double-click Add or Remove Programs, and then click PC Anywhere.

Click Change/Remove, and then click Yes.

Make the Welcome screen available:

Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.

Click Change the way users log on or off.

Click to select the Use the Welcome screen check box, and then click OK.

Log off the computer.

  Bike-it 18:03 28 Jan 2007

I dont have Pc anywhere on my computer.

  SANTOS7 18:15 28 Jan 2007

Last chance (no not really) if this doesn't work i'll
keep looking..

could be a corrupted sam file.
Try copying c:\windows\repair\sam to c:\windows\system32\config

  Bike-it 18:41 28 Jan 2007

Hi santos was speaking to a neighbour and he suggested trying this
Try Start -> Run, then type 'control userpasswords2'. Make sure that the 'Users must enter a user name and password' box is checked on the window that pops up.
So far it seems to be working ok.
Cheers for all your help.

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