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The other day I was trying to get rid of an account no longer used on my computer, an HP Media Center m7684v with XP Media Center Ed, 2.13 Core 2 Duo. So I went to the control panel, did everything, and chose to keep the files. The computer instantly froze, crashed, and restarted. It works fine, until I do that. I'd really like to get rid of the account, as it's wasting space, and I seem to remember the computer booted up and ran much more quickly with only two accounts (it's at about 2 minutes now, and even my iMac G4 700, already past obsolescence, is embarassing it, it's so sluggish). I ran Norton Security, Spybot S+D, Kaspersky's, came up with no viruses. Defragged twice, not a problem. Deleted about 100 GB of files. But when I try to remove the account, the computer freezes and crashes, no blue screen, just reboot normally back into Windows. I'd be happy to just use my Power Mac G5 running Leopard, but the HP is my dad's main machine.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I don't have a WinXP CD, as it came preinstalled. Recovery Console comes preinstalled as well, as does System Recovery. Tried both of them to no avail. Any suggestions you could give that wouldn't require purchase of a new disc, reformat, and reinstall? Thanks.

EDIT: To make matters worse, I did System Recovery again, and it rendered my system unbootable. Only starting in safe mode.
 

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Go to your run prompt and type "control userpasswords2" and see if you can delete it from there.

If it doesnt work. log in a the main administrator you may have to log into safe mode for this and then see if you can delete it!
 

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[SOLVED] Erratic performance + crashing; [UNSOLVED] Pro Tools - XPMC turned XP Pro

Thanks for your suggestions. I finally was able to start up the system, and there is now only one working account. So I guess it did the work for me. Let's call this solved (kind of).

Still having trouble with Pro Tools 6.7LE (WinXP Media Center does not support it at all). In response, following instructions here, I deleted all of the files and registry entries (ehtray, ehsched, ehrecvr, ehome, ehmsas plus all files and registry entries with media or mediacenter or media center. Windows now is recognizing it as Windows XP Professional SP2, which I suppose is a step ahead, but still no Pro Tools. It now appears that the Digi 002 Rack is causing the system to go into a restart loop. If I unplug the Digi 002 Rack, it works perfectly fine and starts up. Currently, my only way of using Pro Tools is to have a dual-boot Panther/Leopard setup, so I'd really like to be able to wipe Panther, thereby giving me more HD space (it's getting kinda cramped, with 60 GB of pro tools files, and 40 GB of panther files). Apart from buying a WinXP Home/Pro install DVD, is there any way of getting Pro Tools and this crippled XP Media Center PC to play nice?
 
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