Removed Account Still Exists And Interfering with other Windows Se



Brian
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
When I first set up my Window, I created a user account that was by accident
taken by Window XP Pro as the Administrattor Account. I removed the account
and recreated a proper administrator account.

The removed account does not show up when Windows boots up but the folder
continues to appear under Documents and Settings. I try to delete it several
times but was returned a message that the folder account cannot be deleted
because Window Systems requires the folder to function properly. However, I
discovered recently that this user account does affect the operation of my
new software especailly for the upgrade of my softwares. because it retains
the old settings of the previous version of my software which is in conflict
and even corrupt the setting of the new version.

Is there a way to completely remove this software or completely put this
user to sleep not operating in my Window XP System.

Pegasus \(MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
"Brian" <Brian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:17B9EAE1-1B10-4FE0-B2AD-4F59A79F215E@microsoft.com...
> When I first set up my Window, I created a user account that was by
accident
> taken by Window XP Pro as the Administrattor Account. I removed the
account
> and recreated a proper administrator account.
>
> The removed account does not show up when Windows boots up but the folder
> continues to appear under Documents and Settings. I try to delete it
several
> times but was returned a message that the folder account cannot be deleted
> because Window Systems requires the folder to function properly. However,
I
> discovered recently that this user account does affect the operation of my
> new software especailly for the upgrade of my softwares. because it
retains
> the old settings of the previous version of my software which is in
conflict
> and even corrupt the setting of the new version.
>
> Is there a way to completely remove this software or completely put this
> user to sleep not operating in my Window XP System.

Try this:
1. Reboot the system in Safe Mode (press F8 during the early boot phase).
2. Log on as Administrator.
3. Rename the offending folder to xxx.old
4. Wait a week.
5. If all is well, delete xxx.old.


Removed Account Still Exists And Interfering with other Windows Se