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Windows 7: Mystery User Account Created on Boot?

22 Jul 2013   #1
lahutchi

Illinois
 
 
Mystery User Account Created on Boot?

Hello, I have a brand new dell laptop with Win 7 Home Premium. I recently bought a better harddrive for it and cloned the disk from the old one to the new, and the process worked fine without any issues. I booted into the new hdd, and everything appeared to be okay. But now theres this strange user account that keeps getting created every time I cold boot the system. I can delete it and it remains gone until the next cold boot (restarting however doesn't create the profile). The profile is empty and has to be "prepared" if I click it.



this is the account it makes, it doesn't appear to be created by a program that I can find. It doesn't seem to be a malicious software issue either. Maybe the clone did something to the registry? Looking for some help, haven't had any luck with google searching this issue.


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22 Jul 2013   #2
lahutchi

Illinois
 
 

Ah just found out the cause... so it ended up being something I changed related to security software I own. Should have known. I changed the rights to a special user account that the software creates and it didn't like it, so I randomly generated this mystery account.
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22 Jul 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good to know, what security did it?
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23 Jul 2013   #4
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lahutchi View Post
Ah just found out the cause... so it ended up being something I changed related to security software I own. Should have known. I changed the rights to a special user account that the software creates and it didn't like it, so I randomly generated this mystery account.
Hi lahutchi,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Its great to hear that you were able to find the software causing this issue on the system. Please share with us your findings so others users can also benefit from the same.

Also, for next time for an issue like this you should always try a clean boot to isolate if any software on the system causing this issue:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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