After spending 6+ hours on the phone with HP Technical Support (not an exaggeration) attempting to convince them that the issue with our customer’s HP Slimline was in fact hardware related and not a configuration problem (that’s another story), they finally agreed to replace the motherboard under warranty. When we got the computer back and read the service report we were less than pleased… Continue reading “HP Service is Scared of a little Bug”
“configuring updates stage 3 of 3. 0% complete”
and then an automatic reboot and the same message over and over again in an endless loop.
So this time they weren’t hidden ’cause they weren’t in the following registry key:
But they didn’t show up in the Accounts Control Panel or in Run >
But they do show up when you run the command:
aaand each account is active.. BUT they had no groups assigned to them and since it was XP Home Edition we didn’t have access to the groups snap in.
So, thanks to Google we found the proper syntax for adding a user (“username”) to a group (“Administrators”) with the net command:
[sourcecode]net localgroup Administrators username /add[/sourcecode]