This problem may also occur if you type the name of the currently logged-on user in the User name box. Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 treat the two instances of the same user name as two different local users.
- Click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Accessories.
- Right-click Command Prompt or Notepad, and then click Properties.
- In the Start in box, change the value from %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% to a system-wide value such as %WINDIR%.
- Click OK.