I have had my user on my XP Pro SP3 laptop for 6 years. Recently, I created a user for each of my two kids so they could use the laptop for school work. However I found that the new users, when attempting to log in, are immediately logged off. My user continues to work fine.
I believe this is the leftover effect of a past virus which in some way altered the registry settings for the Default User account. (The virus was cleaned up and the laptop is currently virus free, and running a current version of AVG 9 Internet Security which scans regularly)
So I checked the "Run" key in the NTUser.dat reg hive for each of the the new users I created, but there is nothing there.
To the best of my knowledge, all of the other reg hives affect every user on the machine, and since my user works fines, that indicates those hives are not the source of the problem. My questions are, 1: Is there another hive that is unique to each user, and 2: Where else in the "Current_User" hive are any startup items stored that I am unaware of?
Thanks for the help,