For the past month or so, my Windows XP SP3 gives me the message "The current user account is not recognised. Restart the computer and then open User Accounts." whenever I try to open User Accounts. The problem is
resolved by restarting, but is temporarily eliminated by logging off and logging back in. It reappears on restart. Why is this happening?
Currently I've seen it hinder:
- causes some icons to disappear from system tray
- Realtek HD Audio Driver does not open from Control Panel
- Media players (VLC Player, The KMPlayer, PotPlayer) do not play audio, citing a problem with audio drivers
- Opening Device Manager tells me that I do not have sufficient security privileges.
I've googled it to no luck and the only real "fix" seems to be to reinstall Windows, which I'm not keen on doing as the problem does seem to go away when I log off/log in.
I've tried sfc /scannow and registering everything in Dial-a-Fix
I only have one user account on my Windows, it has Admin privileges.
If you guys happen to know a good place for me to ask this, that would be appreciated as well.