XP sp3: change user not allowed

November 18, 2009 at 03:36:13
Specs: Windows XP
Hello

first of all, I have to say that all worked fine since this morning. I haven't changed anything, maybe it depends on one of the latest automatic update.

Before today, when I clicked on change user (start > disconnect > change user) and chose another user, xp would let me in the other account. Now the account is loaded for a second and then I am sent to the initial screen again (the one where all account are shown): it's like XP won't allow more than one user desktop to be open at a time.

Another thing that I noticed is that there is no more indication of how many programs are running under a certain account (before it would say "x programs are running" and "y mail messages are waiting" or such things).

Basically, XP won't let me in other accounts unless I completely disconnect the first user.

How can I solve this?

Thanks


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#1
November 18, 2009 at 16:02:07
Maybe this will help.

How To Use the Fast User Switching Feature in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...


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#2
November 18, 2009 at 16:36:04
Another possible is User Profile Hive Cleanup Service.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

Or, if you want to try the beta version.
http://blogs.technet.com/uphclean/a...


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