Fixing a Corrupted User Account in Windows
None of us need be told about User Profiles in Windows operating systems. Your PC would have a number of user accounts created in it, each according to the specifications of respective users. However, owing to some grave issues, it wouldn’t be long before one of them gets corrupted. And that can be the most frustrating issue that you could ever encounter. In this post, the Windows online support team gives you a comprehensive account on how to fix corrupted user accounts in Windows PCs.
Creating a New User Account
The Windows online support team prescribes the following steps for creating a new User Account in Windows:
- Login to the concerned Windows PC via the Administrator account.
- Click on “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
- In Windows XP, select “User Accounts”, followed by “Create a New Account”. In Windows Vista and 7, choose “User Accounts and Family Safety“, followed by “Add or remove user accounts” and then “Create a new account”.
- Assign a name for the new account. Select the account type as either “Administrator” or “Standard User”, and then click on “Create Account”.
- Repeat the same to create a separate dummy user account.
Transferring Corrupted Users’ Files
- Login via the dummy user account. Do not login via the new account or the corrupted one.
- Go to “Start” in Windows XP; select “All Programs“, followed by “Accessories” and then “Windows Explorer”. In Windows 7 type “Windows Explorer” in the search box and hit “Enter”.
- Select the “Tools” menu, followed by “Folder Options” and then “View”.
- Click on the option “Show Hidden files and folders” and checkmark the option “Hide protected operating system files“. Choose “OK” or “Yes”.
- Now, double click on the primary drive of your PC. Open “Documents and Settings” in Windows XP to expand it. In Windows XP, Vista and 7, as the Windows online support team says, open “Users”. Open the corrupted Windows user’s folder to reveal its contents.
- Select all the items in the folder except the ones “Ntuser.dat” “Ntuser.dat.log” and “Ntuser.ini“. Copy the rest of the items to the new User folder you just created, which would be located in the “C:” drive.
- Log off from the dummy account and login via the new user account.
- Finally, delete the corrupted account as well as the dummy account.
Well, that’s it! You’ve successfully created a new user account in Windows.
Resolving Issues in Windows Vista
Many of us would criticize Windows Vista for some reason or the other. But never should we overlook the fact that, the concept of an ‘impressive GUI’ was brought in by it. Till the launch of Vista, Windows upgrades were enhancements in terms of performance, seldom addressing the need for a pleasing interface. The ‘desktop gadgets’ and ‘exploding icons’ indeed set a new beginning for Windows platforms. Vista’s proud successor- Windows 7 came in with almost the same sort of interface, but with a great deal of responsiveness and user-friendliness. Hence, hats off to Windows Vista first of all.
However, as the Windows online support team says, there are quite a few issues with Windows Vista. But none of them need be painfully endured, rather be easily resolved by means of the various offline and online options Microsoft provides. In this post, we acquaint you with some of such options that would help you resolve your Vista problems easily.
Microsoft Help & Support
Search for feasible resolutions in the Microsoft Help and Support center, which can be accessed from the right pane of your Start menu. Most of the frequently encountered issues are listed here; and all you need to do is access them via the Table of Contents or Troubleshooting sections. In most cases, the solutions provided herein would suffice to resolve your problems. Else, you may seek for some authentic online assistance.
The Windows Vista Support Page
Maintained by Microsoft directly, the Windows online support team says that, this webpage gives you access to a full-fledged library of problems and solutions for Windows Vista. There are a plethora of options in this website, that direct you to sure-shot solutions, and moreover you could type in keywords
in the “Search Microsoft Support” box at the top of the screen. If fortunate enough, you could even directly connect to some of the official Microsoft techies.
Other Online Options
Apart from the official websites hosted by Microsoft, there are quite a few independently owned web pages that offer meaningful help content. As the Windows online support team says, there are many forums out there, offering solutions to issues faced by you and other fellow-users. All you need to do is, post your queries and wait for the right answers.
The above account would surely prove helpful in resolving your issues with Windows Vista.
For any further assistance, do get in touch with Windows online support.