ghost user at login

  1.    24 Jan 2017 #1

    ghost user at login

    I have 2 users, but 3 appear on my login screen: Bill, Nancy, Bill
    The system is defaulting to make me log into the Bill account that requires a p/w which I don't have and I must switch to the Bill that has no p/w. THIS Bill is an admin user, me. I thought it was the defaultuser0 account that was causing the problem. I used delprof2 and it got rid of the user folder and maybe a couple other things (I think it also deleted Nancy's user folder which was not any loss) but the user still showed up in the computer management so I deleted it. It still wants me to log into the ghost Bill account.
    I have the same HKUser folders as on a system that does not have this issue.

    How do I get rid of this??
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 11,119
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       25 Jan 2017 #2

    Have a look at posting number 3 in this thread. It may not be directly applicable as in this the user account was not being defaulted to for sign in. As these changes don't make any real changes it should be good for a test. Make a restore point before trying, better safe than sorry.

    Logon Screen shows 2 users but there is only 1 user

    This second thread appears to be more like your situation so you might want to review its solution as well.

    Ghost user
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  3.    26 Jan 2017 #3

    thx Ken
    My situation was not exactly like either. I also had a situation where I was not able to access this computer from another computer any more. I finally resolved all issues by restoring to 5 days ago. I have no idea what grabbed this and I hate not knowing, but all is well again.
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