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Unread 22-03-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
Rajah
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User icons missing; "Windows cannot open the User Accounts controlpanel"

Hi, I'm running Windows XP Pro, SP 3, v. 3311.

My user icons are no longer appearing on the welcome screen. I can log
in by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del twice and using the Win2K style login. (So
can all the other users.) After I log in, I started up the Control
Panel and double-clicked on "User Accounts," and I get the message
"Windows cannot open the User Accounts control panel."

If I check in Documents and Settings, I can still see all the users.

Other discussion groups make it sound like a re-install is in order.
Before I go to that extreme, I am wondering if there are any other
thoughts about it?

-Rajah
 
Unread 23-03-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
Pegasus \(MVP\)
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Re: User icons missing; "Windows cannot open the User Accounts control panel"


"Rajah" <rajah.chacko***********> wrote in message
news:ebd504e3-4e69-4d0b-a9d6-631d69b4d6be@e6g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> Hi, I'm running Windows XP Pro, SP 3, v. 3311.
>
> My user icons are no longer appearing on the welcome screen. I can log
> in by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del twice and using the Win2K style login. (So
> can all the other users.) After I log in, I started up the Control
> Panel and double-clicked on "User Accounts," and I get the message
> "Windows cannot open the User Accounts control panel."
>
> If I check in Documents and Settings, I can still see all the users.
>
> Other discussion groups make it sound like a re-install is in order.
> Before I go to that extreme, I am wondering if there are any other
> thoughts about it?
>
> -Rajah


You could use System Restore to return the machine to a point
just before this problem became apparent.


 
Unread 26-03-2008, 07:14 PM   #3
Rajah
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Re: User icons missing; "Windows cannot open the User Accountscontrol panel"

>
> You could use System Restore to return the machine to a point
> just before this problem became apparent.


Thanks, your suggestion worked. I rolled back to last week and things
are working again. I was kinda wondering what was causing these
symptoms. I suppose it was an update that was applied.
 
 

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