You receive the following error when you try to delete a local user account in Windows XP Home:
[text]Remove Domain Name\Computer Name.
Error 1377: The specified account name is not a member of the local group.
Error removing Domain Name\Computer Name.[/text]
This may be due to a corrupted user profile and usually occurs when a user account has been added/removed to various user groups or may be also caused by using a password reset utility like NT Password Editor.
A solid fix to this problem:
- Log-in to Safe Mode using the local Administrator account.
- Go to Run and execute the command:
This will fire up the Control Panel item for user accounts management not normally available in the Home Edition.
- Select and delete/remove the corrupted user profile.
Note: The local folder is not being deleted, only the user account. Delete the folder manually if needed.