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Windows 7: login screen phantom user account


06 Jul 2010   #1

ubuntu
 
 
login screen phantom user account

when my windows 7 32-bit laptop starts up and displays the login screen there is an account that it seems to want to default to called ./user

when the OS was loaded that was the original user account. since then that account has been deleted, however it is still showing up on the login screen. i believe at one point someone may have deleted this account from the user accounts on this laptop, as well as the folders associated with the profile.

does anyone know how to manage this annoying screen?

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06 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try this approach.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html
let us know if we have solved your issue.
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06 Jul 2010   #3

ubuntu
 
 

just what is it that you propose i do when i get to the user accounts screen?

maybe i wasnt clear in my original post. i have an annoying user account that shows up on the login screen that i wish to remove. i am unable to do so. despite the fact that user account has been deleted.
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06 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you page down to Option 3 you can select on of the blue typed tabs that pertain to your situation.
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06 Jul 2010   #5

ubuntu
 
 

THW - thanks for your prompt responses and info however the user account was already deleted, so it no longer displays in that screen. I have been through all the settings in the user accounts application and i have yet to find what i am looking for.
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06 Jul 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Several things to try

CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If errors are found run several times.
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06 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davewave91 View Post
THW - thanks for your prompt responses and info however the user account was already deleted, so it no longer displays in that screen. I have been through all the settings in the user accounts application and i have yet to find what i am looking for.

Your welcome.
If it was deleted then use Option 1 to create a new account.
If you know how to use the snipping tool the outline what you are seeing and save it as user account, then come back here and paste it so we can see what problem you are having.

WE WILL GET THIS FIXED FOR YOU!
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06 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How to use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums

This tool works in Window 7 so you can display what you are seeing.
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07 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Use System Restore to go back to a time before you deleted the user account. Verify that the "phantom" account is not there. Delete the user account again and see if the problem is resolved.
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