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xp home - user account will not delete

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mediocre knowledge, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. mediocre knowledge

    mediocre knowledge Flightless Bird

    i got this laptop from a friend to fix...it had 8 user accounts and all of
    them were administrators....i picked the one with the computer's owner name
    to save....i deleted all the other accounts through control panel>user
    accounts....but one...there are still two profiles...and this one will not go
    away...it was fulllll of kids games links and there is a program called Robox
    that will not uninstall....i have changed the account to a limited account
    and tried to delete it again....nope.....i have seen some posts that suggest
    going to start>run>open>controluserpasswords2......but this will not work on
    this comp.....also i have seen posts that suggest to go to control
    panel>system and maintenance>computer management>system>users.....but when i
    get to system.....there is no users on the list..........ugh........please
    help me find a way to delete this account......thanks!
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    mediocre knowledge wrote:
    > i got this laptop from a friend to fix...it had 8 user accounts and
    > all of them were administrators....i picked the one with the
    > computer's owner name to save....i deleted all the other accounts
    > through control panel>user accounts....but one...there are still
    > two profiles...and this one will not go away...it was fulllll of
    > kids games links and there is a program called Robox that will not
    > uninstall....i have changed the account to a limited account and
    > tried to delete it again....nope.....i have seen some posts that
    > suggest going to start>run>open>controluserpasswords2......but this
    > will not work on this comp.....also i have seen posts that suggest
    > to go to control panel>system and maintenance>computer
    > management>system>users.....but when i get to system.....there is
    > no users on the list..........ugh........please help me find a way
    > to delete this account......thanks!


    Format.

    Really.

    It's the only 100% sure way to make sure it is 'fixed'.

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  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What Shenan said.

    mediocre knowledge wrote:
    > i got this laptop from a friend to fix...it had 8 user accounts and all of
    > them were administrators....i picked the one with the computer's owner
    > name
    > to save....i deleted all the other accounts through control panel>user
    > accounts....but one...there are still two profiles...and this one will not
    > go away...it was fulllll of kids games links and there is a program called
    > Robox that will not uninstall....i have changed the account to a limited
    > account and tried to delete it again....nope.....i have seen some posts
    > that suggest going to start>run>open>controluserpasswords2......but this
    > will not work on this comp.....also i have seen posts that suggest to go
    > to
    > control panel>system and maintenance>computer
    > management>system>users.....but when i get to system.....there is no users
    > on the list..........ugh........please help me find a way to delete this
    > account......thanks!
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    mediocre knowledge wrote:
    > i got this laptop from a friend to fix...it had 8 user accounts and
    > all of them were administrators....i picked the one with the
    > computer's owner name to save....i deleted all the other accounts
    > through control panel>user accounts....but one...there are still two
    > profiles...and this one will not go away...it was fulllll of kids
    > games links and there is a program called Robox that will not
    > uninstall....i have changed the account to a limited account and
    > tried to delete it again....nope.....i have seen some posts that
    > suggest going to start>run>open>controluserpasswords2......but this
    > will not work on this comp.....also i have seen posts that suggest to
    > go to control panel>system and maintenance>computer
    > management>system>users.....but when i get to system.....there is no
    > users on the list..........ugh........please help me find a way to
    > delete this account......thanks!


    What PA Bear said.
     
  5. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    What Daave said :)

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    "Daave" <daave@example.com> wrote in message
    news:eLLRjpvJLHA.5432@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > mediocre knowledge wrote:
    >> i got this laptop from a friend to fix...it had 8 user accounts and
    >> all of them were administrators....i picked the one with the
    >> computer's owner name to save....i deleted all the other accounts
    >> through control panel>user accounts....but one...there are still two
    >> profiles...and this one will not go away...it was fulllll of kids
    >> games links and there is a program called Robox that will not
    >> uninstall....i have changed the account to a limited account and
    >> tried to delete it again....nope.....i have seen some posts that
    >> suggest going to start>run>open>controluserpasswords2......but this
    >> will not work on this comp.....also i have seen posts that suggest to
    >> go to control panel>system and maintenance>computer
    >> management>system>users.....but when i get to system.....there is no
    >> users on the list..........ugh........please help me find a way to
    >> delete this account......thanks!

    >
    > What PA Bear said.
    >
     

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