The two user account interfaces you mention mask some things.
Have you tried lusrmgr.msc ? and drill into the adv detail views.
A freshly defined limited account cannot log in but if you only
change it to being an admin it can ? Is that the case ?
And then, once it is changed by to being only a limited account
it can or cannot log in ?
"Morgan" <mjrnesbit.com> wrote in message
news:%23H6PFjzQDHA.2476TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...rebooted> I've been reading lots of posts about guest account problems, but seem to
> have encountered a new one. I turned on guest account in XP Home,same> and tried to logon as guest. But all that happened is "loading personal
> settings" appeared for a few seconds, then the two accounts (my
> administrator and guest) returned. So I turned off guest and then tried
> turning it on in Safe mode. This time when I logged on to guest, it said
> "Windows cannot logon because the profile cannot be loaded." And I can't
> find guest in Computer properties or with control userpasswords2. The> stuff happens when I try to create a limited account. What the heck's the