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Solved Can't create new user account

effiya

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I have Vista on Dell Inspiron laptop. When I go to Control Panel and attempt to create a new account by clicking on Add or Remove account, nothing happens. The link does not open. I am the administrator on this computer.
 

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solonfox

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Re: Ca't create new user account

When you click on the "Add or remove user accounts" link, UAC should prompt you for permission to continue. That would be the first thing that you would see.

Is the permission dialog box hiding behind something? It doesn't show up on your taskbar, but your screen should dim and it should be on top, unless you've somehow managed to bring something else around.

Is UAC on or off? Control Panel->Security click on Security Center look to the bottom for "Other security settings," click on the down arrow to show the status of UAC.

Has Windows been activated? Winkey+Pause look to the bottom of the System panel to see the Windows activation status.

-solon fox
 

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sidney1st

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Re: Ca't create new user account

Hi effiya and welcome to the Vista forums:party:

You eventually can create a new user account this way:
Click start, in the search bar type in: netplwiz then press enter, the advance accounts control panel should open (i hope)

Anyway, you maybe should verify the integrity of your system files:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html

Hope it helps.
 

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effiya

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crazym

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I am having the same issue except that when I open the user window I can get to it and type in a new user but when I click to create it never creates the user. I was able to create the user using the netplwiz though thanks. This is only the tip of the iceberg of my profile problems. I cannot give myself permissions to see files and folders in the security tab. i get access denied for most of the files. Also somthing happened to my main profile causing any web page that uses Ajax or Flash to not work or error out. My secondary profile that was created earlier this year works fine and I migrated the main profile user files over so I have not lost much in the way of configuration, email or files. Can anybody shed some light on this issue. Since i could do little in the USer Accounts menu i could not delete or add users to blow this profile away. That is Microsofts answer to me.

regards
crazym
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD X2 Dual Core 4600 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    ECS NFORCE 4M-AV 3.0
    Memory
    4 GB Ultra
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1050
    Hard Drives
    SATA Seagate 250 C:
    SATA Seagate 250 D:

ZeratuelX

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Florida

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#7
Hello effiya and crazym, welcome to the forums!

Try this:
Hit Start -> Run (Windows + R) -> cmd

From here type:
net user USERNAME /add

+Rep me if I helped,
ZeratuelX
 

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System One

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    Dell XPS 420
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    Dual Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 @ 3.0 GHz
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    ACPI x86
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SyncMaster 2493HM Digital 24" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Dual Western Digital 500GB Disk Drives
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Gaming Mouse
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    Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
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    6k KB/s DL, 700 KB/s UP

crazym

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#8
I have already created a new profile using the netplwiz. But thank you anyway.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD X2 Dual Core 4600 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    ECS NFORCE 4M-AV 3.0
    Memory
    4 GB Ultra
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1050
    Hard Drives
    SATA Seagate 250 C:
    SATA Seagate 250 D:

johngalt

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#9
Sorry about that crazym - I did read your entire post, though, and I have a question. The new user that you created - is it a user in the administrators group?

I assume that you are now using the new profile exclusively, but that doesn't mean that there aren't hidden things in the Registry that are preventing all sorts access from both the old account and the new account. So, another question I have is have you performed any tweaking on your computer, especially when you were still using the old user account, such as taking ownership of files / folders / registry hives?
 

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    Windows 10 Insider Preview current build
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    The Beast Model V
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    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
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    eVGA X58 Classified3
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    3 * 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
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    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Classified (PhysX)
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Insider Preview (current)
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    Dell Inspiron 3521
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    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1007U @ 1.50GHz
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    Dell
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    8 GB
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    Intel(R) HD Graphics
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    Intel(R) Display Audio | Realtek Audio
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    Inspiron 15"
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    1680 * 1050
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    INTEL SSDSC2CW180A
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crazym

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#10
No I have not taken ownership of anything that I am aware of. And I am switching back and forth between the new account and the old account so I can migrate old information such a s email addresses and program configurations. It is a slow process. I copied my entire visible file structure under the old user and the app data hidden folder but some of the program info did not migrate. The problems I am experiencing seem to be related to an MS update that happened around November or December of last year.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD X2 Dual Core 4600 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    ECS NFORCE 4M-AV 3.0
    Memory
    4 GB Ultra
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1050
    Hard Drives
    SATA Seagate 250 C:
    SATA Seagate 250 D:

johngalt

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#11
OK, so the issue you're having is that the main profile got corrupted, the secondary works OK, but now that you are using he secondary, you have create a third (tertiary) profile and cannot kill (remove) the main (original) profile, right?
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Insider Preview current build
    Manufacturer/Model
    The Beast Model V
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified3
    Memory
    3 * 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Classified (PhysX)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS SATA II
    Seagate ST1500DL001 7200 RPM SATA II
    Intel SSDSA2M080G2GC SATA II SSD
    PSU
    Thermaltake Black Widow TX TR2 850W 80+ Bronze Semi-Mod ATX
    Case
    ThermalTake Level 10 GT (Black)
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU) + Air (2 * 210 mm + 3 * 120mm fans)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
    Internet Speed
    Cable: 330+ Mbps down / 30+ Mbps up
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Insider Preview (current)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3521
    CPU
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1007U @ 1.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio | Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Inspiron 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1680 * 1050
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSDSC2CW180A
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master | Synaptics TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    300+ Mbps downstream | 30+ Mbps upstream

crazym

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#12
That is correct.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD X2 Dual Core 4600 2.4 Ghz
    Motherboard
    ECS NFORCE 4M-AV 3.0
    Memory
    4 GB Ultra
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1050
    Hard Drives
    SATA Seagate 250 C:
    SATA Seagate 250 D:

Buaman22

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#13
I'm having the same issue, but I can't create a new user using "netplwiz" or

"
Hit Start -> Run (Windows + R) -> cmd

From here type:
net user USERNAME /add"

I only have the one user and it is the admin account, I don't know what to do from here.
 

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halful01

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#14
I am having the same problem. When i try to create an account using "net user evan /add" it returns "The Command Completed Successfully" but the directory C:\Users\evan is not created and there is no entry added to the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList.
The new account does appear on the logon screen but when I try to log on it returns the error message "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User Profile cannot be loaded."
Thanks for the help so far. sfc found and fixed a few courrupted system files.
 

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