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Cannot switch to local account

  1. #1


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64bit

    Cannot switch to local account


    Windows 8 not allowing me to switch to local account from email account any ideas ?

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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by Muddabir View Post
    Windows 8 not allowing me to switch to local account from email account any ideas ?
    What happens when you try to switch accounts?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64bit

    Here is what happnes


    I am attaching order wise images for error step-1 to error message and also windows files using diagnostic tool.

    attached contains ,

    1. Eightforum.zip
    2. switch-account-error.zip

    let me know what to do?
    Cannot switch to local account Attached Files
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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    As of 3/31/2012, there are still crashes from HotSpot Shield. Just mentioning because if you haven't uninstalled it yet, it will continue bsoding the machine. If you did remove it, everything is well since it hasn't crashed since 3/31.

    You can use CCleaner to delete the minidumps if you wish. It's the "Memory Dump" option.

    As for switching account to local, try a different user name.
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    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64bit


    I have uninstalled hotspotshiled already tried different account as well not working same error message can we cht through PMB ?Gman?
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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    I don't really have anything else to say about the local account. I already said the only thing that I thought could have helped at all.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64bit


    ok GMan here is how I fixed it, I went to control panel and then there in user account section created deleting a new account and set that as admin account then then deleted the other one with hotmail. and kept files
    So it is solved to some extend.

    From where I can get CCleaner?
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    64-bit Windows 10
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64bit

    Any help with finding driver as well


    Any help regarding power management ACPI driver-Unknown device as shown in attached image
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