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By rmattern ·
I am running windows 2000 professional on a pc that is networked - The server is using windows 2000 server. I had to reboot the pc when it came back up it signed on as another user and I lost all the programs and the ablility to print. I could locate the programs, but am having problems with the printers the system will not let me install a default printer. I tried uninstalling all the printers and then re-installing them, but no luck. Any idea on how to get the original user back on this pc or a least the printers? The pc original signed on as ted to network now I have ted, ted000, ted001, and ted002. It seems that the pc is running from ted002.

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by rmattern In reply to Loose User under

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Loose User under

if you are able to logon as domain administrator, would this give you what you want:
go to Control Panel/System/User Profiles
and copy the original ted profile to your new profile (ted002) ?

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Under User Profiles there is only one Ted, but when I go to explorer there are multiple ted's

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Loose User under

ok, so logged in as administrator, copy the files from the ted you want to ted002. make a copy of ted002 first so if you screw up, you can go back. they are just files, you don't have to be in User Profiles to do the copying...

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by Craig IT Mangaer In reply to Loose User under

Sounds like you have a serious conflict going on. First thing I would do is,logon as a domain Admin, go to control panel, system, user profiles. check the date of the profile listed, if it matches the date of the latest logon delete it. remove all the Ted's under document and settings and place all the info. in a temp directory. find the one with the correct profile information, probably ted. Have Ted logon and create a new basic profile. Have him logoff, log back on as domain admin, make a copy of the new "ted" folder, then copy over the information from the original ted profile including the ntuser.dat files. Then have ted login again. If this doesn't work, double check your permissions on the folders and local settings. ensure you don't have a local user ted and a domain user ted. This could cause a problem as well. double check ted's profile settings under his user account as well.

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by rmattern In reply to Loose User under

Thank You! This correct my problem. Now the pc works like a charm. Thanks again.

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by jose_12650 In reply to Loose User under

Try re-rejoining the PC to the domain. Make use of the original user account and use the domain administrator account when asked as to who has the right to join the PC to the domain. Under user's category, highlight Administrator, so the domain user becomes the administrator of the local machine. Remove TED000, TED001 and TED002 from the users's account in the domain.

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