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Windows 7: Can't log on

01 Apr 2010   #1
tsamlaiuep

Windows Vista
 
 
Can't log on

I've got a windows 7 and only have one account for me. However, I just made a standard account for my brother, but whenever I try to log on his account, it logs in but then logs off before it goes into his account and then goes back to the first screen with my account and his account. I can log into my account with no problems, it's just his. Why is this happening?


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01 Apr 2010   #2
richc46

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Sounds like the account is corrupt, why not delete it and create another. That will probably solve the problem.
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01 Apr 2010   #3
tsamlaiuep

Windows Vista
 
 

I've done that a few times. It seems that it can't log into any standard or guest accounts, since it worked when I set it to administrator and didn't work when I tried a guest account. But I don't want to set his account up as an administrator, I don't know why it's doing this. when I log on, it says setting up desktop or something and then says logging off after that and takes me back to the first screen with all the users.
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01 Apr 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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OK we will get this fixed. Try this in order.

Go to search type cmd, do not hit enter. Right click run as administrtor. In the cmd prompt type sfc /scannow. If errors are shown run it 3 times.

If that does not work try a repair install.

Repair Install[2]=General

I will check back tomorrow. If the above does not work, leave a much information as possible and I will try to help again.
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01 Apr 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Run in safe mode and see if that works.

Boot computer, while booting hit f8 repeatedly and quickly. That will bring you to safe mode. See how things work. If they do, we will be able to fix it..
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02 Apr 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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If nothing that I suggested works, try creating an administrator account and then changing it to a standard account. Let me know how everything works out.
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02 Apr 2010   #7
tsamlaiuep

Windows Vista
 
 

Thanks richc46, you're really helpful.
Unfortunately, I've scanned it and it showed that it's ok but logging in didn't work; tried safe but didn't work; and I've tried setting it to an administrator and then changing it as well to no avail. The funny thing is, about two weeks ago, I made a standard account and it worked perfectly, but then I deleted it, and now whenever I create an account other than an administrator account it doesn't log on.
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02 Apr 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Good, more information. Use system restore to go back to the point that you could create the account.
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02 Apr 2010   #9
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

OP and richc46: I have seen this problem before, but for the life of me I can not remember the details or how to fix it. It is super late and I need to get some sleep. I will check-in in the morning and see if I remember or you have solved it.
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02 Apr 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Post number 11 seems hopeful

Can not create new user account - Page 2 - Vista Forums

Would be the same with 7.
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