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Windows XP Logging In and Being Blank

by StuntF50 / May 16, 2009 11:47 PM PDT

This is very weird, it just started recently happening. I have two accounts on my computer, my account, and a guest account. My account works. However, when I log on to the guest account (which my other family members use), it just shows the background and no taskbar or desktop or nothing, just the background of the guest user and the thing just keeps loading until you need to turn off the computer.

I've left it there for over an hour loading. So I tried created a account titled Family for everyone else but it's the same thing. What's the problem here?

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Microsoft documents what to do next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2009 11:51 PM PDT
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If I may just add.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 17, 2009 3:21 AM PDT

If you only have one Administrator account set up for this computer, what would happen if that account became corrupted in some way? How would you recover from that?

The Microsoft link Bob gave you shows that there is a contingency plan for this, so it is something that happens.

Perhaps something you need to think about.


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by StuntF50 / May 17, 2009 5:55 AM PDT
In reply to: If I may just add.

I'm sorry but I really don't see how any of this helps.

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How it helps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2009 7:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Huh?

I offered the article so you are ready to get your files over to the new account and to share that Microsoft does not offer a fix for this issue.

If you don't see it then you could at least SAVE BIG BUCKS by printing out the article for use by your local support. It saves money since they know what to do without having to do the research.

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by StuntF50 / May 17, 2009 7:46 AM PDT
In reply to: How it helps.

What new account?

All I said was I couldn't log into the guest account because it would just show the background and never load the desktop or taskbar. I don't need to transfer any files, I just need to get the guest account working again because it just stopped out of no where.

And no other account works, even when I created a brand new one, besides my own.

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Since no files need saving.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2009 7:54 AM PDT
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Why not delete that account and then create it anew?

Sorry if I offered the OVERKILL of information article but it is a VERY WELL KNOWN ISSUE and one that Microsoft admits to.

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