User Account Problem

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    k3o My name is James VIP Member

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    Ok, I am trying to delete a account on Windows xp. I am using an Admin account to delete it (obviously), but then I click delete, something like this comes up:

    WIndows cannot delete this account, as it is using one of the processes open.

    Or something like that.. but its not logged on! Lol..

    Help appreciated.

    Thanks
    - James
     
    k3o, Mar 22, 2004
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    James Photojournalist

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    Are you sure that's the error message? Try doing this in Safe Mode. Maybe that account is set to load a service somehow... :|
     
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    k3o My name is James VIP Member

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    Not sure, I may try Safe Mode.

    But the thing is, its just there doing nothing. It doesent bother me, but I wouldnt mind having a bit of extra space on my Hard Drive :D
     
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    James Photojournalist

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    Are you trying to delete the profile folder in Documents and Settings or under User Accounts? Remove the user account first then the profile, though that won't matter which way you do it.

    You must have a program open that is stored in the users profile..? More detail please... ;)
     
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    k3o My name is James VIP Member

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    I was trying to remove it through the User Accounts panel in Control Panel. I checked my Processes, and nothing much there..

    Not sure..
     
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    Sandoo Guy who "Knows"

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    Try pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and click on the processes tab and click on the checkbox "Show all procceses... bla bla bla" and kill any procceses that don't belong with the currently logged in user.

    This might help, otherwise, as James said, Do the account deletion in Windows XP Safe Mode.
     
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    Fenis-Wolf VIP Member

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    More than likely, its a system account. Some services require a seperate machine generated account. Such as Remote Desktop and the .NET framework.
    Whats the name of the account?
     
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    k3o My name is James VIP Member

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    Well at the moment I am on an Account called 'Owner' which is... apparently the main Admin account. Seeing as I am trying to speed up my computer, and save some space here and there, I decided to delete my old User account which is called 'James'
     
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    Fenis-Wolf VIP Member

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    If that old account had admin privleges, its possible that its starting a service. If you do a ctrl+alt+del and look in the task manager under 'processes' look for any program thats running with the account name 'james'. Then you can halt the process and delete the account.
     
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    k3o My name is James VIP Member

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    I am going to change it to a Limited account, and then reboot in a minute ;)
     
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