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Windows 7 Account Wont Delete

Discussion in 'General Software' started by IndependenT, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. IndependenT New Member

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    The title pretty much says it all. There is only one account on my computer (me) besides Administrator. I do have Nvidia so "UpdateUser" doesnt count (does not show up on the login screen). After i restart my computer last night i noticed that windows doesnt go directly to my account and ask for my password. Instead i have to choose my account or another account that has randomly appeared on the windows log in screen. What is even more weird is that the name of the account is a secondary alias i use online. I installed iExplorer (from MacroPlant) to restore some old text messages on my iPhone but uninstalled it shortly after.

    I have tried deleting the "account" from CMD, system profile, computer management and even control panel. I've done my research and i learned that every account as a Security Identifier...well this one doesn't have one in the registry.

    If i attempt to delete the account and restart my computer (after two successful boots) the account will reappear again somehow. I dont have viruses or anything. I am running ESET and MSE.

    Does anyone know how to get rid of this "ghost" account or profile permanently?

    Thanks for the help.
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    bump. any suggestions?
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    and another bump :banghead:
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    its tied into some windows account. skype/outlook could be doing it i guess.
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    start- run- controller userpasswords2
    click on the user you want to log in automatically and then untick the box "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"..

    That might work? Then just forget about the other user.

    JG
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    Tried that already and it keeps coming back.
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    is there any way i can see what it is tied too? It doesnt even show the username in the registry which is weird is it not?
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    not that i know of sorry, i havent had this happen to me in years.
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    Start computer in safe mode the tried deleting it with the GUI prompts that show up normal regular mode, and had the same result.
    then I clicked on the link on the left that say"configure advanced user profile properties" select the user and clicked on the delete.
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    Create a new account first....then delete the old account.

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