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    New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    Problem: After I setup a new user account and the user attempts to logon -- XP accepts the password, blanks the display, does some thinking, redisplays the Welcome screen with the user's icon and the text "loading your personal settings," blanks the display again and returns to the full Welcome page but does not log the new user on. Also, XP does not create a profile directory for the user.

    Other Info: I have moved the default profiles directory to a different partition from XP. The AllUsersProfile is pointed to the correct profiles directory.

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    Re: New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    Is this user a "Limited" user type of account?
    If so there is a known problem and a fix, but I can not find it this time. <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>

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    Re: New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    Dave,

    Doesn't seem to matter - Limited or Power.

    Thanks,

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    Re: New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    <hr>"Do or do not do. There is no try." -- Yoda<hr>

    Good job for Scotland that Robert the Bruce was not into pseudo-oriental mysticism.

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    Re: New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    "Limited or Power" which I hope you mean "Administrator" type and not "Power", if not are you on a "Domain" type of network?

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    Re: New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    "Limited or Power" which I hope you mean "Administrator" type and not "Power", if not are you on a "Domain" type of network?

    Also just noticed that "Other Info: I have moved the default profiles directory to a different partition from XP. The AllUsersProfile is pointed to the correct profiles directory.", and HOW did you move the profiles?

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    Re: New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    I meant "Restricted" or "Admin." Not on a domain network.

    "Moved" (really redirected) AllUsersProfile by setting the HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList "ProfilesDirectory" to the "Documents and Settings" directory on the other partition.

    My "grand" problem and overall objective are
    <UL><LI>Problem: My W2K system crashed. I can retrieve all the "D & S" directories/files since they are in an accessible partition. I have installed XP Pro in a different partition and created a new "D & S" directory in a 3rd partition, which contains the new AllUsersProfile directory.
    <LI>Objective: Create the same user accounts under XP. Transfer the contents of their W2K profile directories to the new "D & S" directory. Since I cannot get W2K to boot - "inaccessible boot device" & a rebuild of the boot.ini file didn't help - I cannot use the Files and Settings transfer wizard to move the profile information.[/list]Thanks for your help,

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    Re: New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    Okay ... I gave up and re-installed XP ... Solved the problem.
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    Re: New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    Now that you re installed the OS, did try and move those folders?

    I believe that the moving of the folders is what messed up your machine <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: New User Cannot Logon (XP/5.1)

    Yes.

    XP picked up the one user I had already set up just fine. It also "remembered" the settings for the AllUsersProfile. I thought the re-installation would wipe the slate clean. I'm glad for that!

    I set up the other two users and logged them in. Once they had logged in, I could copy (not taking any chances) the contents of the appropriate W2K profiles to the new Documents and Settings directory. I think I just screwed something up badly.
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