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    can't login to secondary accounts

    hi, when helping a friend set up her WinXP home I have
    created secondary limited unpassworded accounts for her. however,
    when trying to log on for the first time I get a popup
    error message on the login screen that the account is not
    available !!!??? I have even gone back into the
    main/admin account to delete said account and created
    another new, limited one but still receive the same error
    message when attempting to login!!??
    any help here is much appreciated.
    It's not that my mind wanders....it's that sometimes it just leaves completely !!!

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    in addition...it was a brand new pc and while adaware SE is installed it has not yet been run
    again thanx
    It's not that my mind wanders....it's that sometimes it just leaves completely !!!

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    So you can access a regular "Computer Administrator" account or are you creating these in Safe Mode using the Admin account?

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    sorry for not being clearer......it is just the secondary account/user that can not be accessed the main/admin accts are fully accessible.
    It's not that my mind wanders....it's that sometimes it just leaves completely !!!

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    Try booting into Safe Mode/Admin acct. Then delete the limited user accts, reboot back into Safe Mode and recreate those accts.

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    thanx for your attention here Rik, I will try that suggestion as soon as I get back over there and then report back with the results
    It's not that my mind wanders....it's that sometimes it just leaves completely !!!

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