I have a AMD Phenom x3 chip in a ASUS M4A89GTD PRO motherboard. The Mobo's bios lets me select 3 cores or 4 cores among 8 stored profiles. I recently set the profile (I call 200NoHybridSSD) to operate 4 cores with a 'Users' directory set to operate in a RAID1 set of drives. Basically, the Mobo sets the drives to RAID1 when I use the correct bios configuration.
I tried booting an alternate bios profile that has these drives in IDE. Needless to say, the Windows-7 failed to recognize the 'Users' folders and the 'Users' profiles that were established to the RAID (F:\users). Basically, I had 2 Admin accounts (one called 'admin' and another called 'madmin') and 2 non-Admin user accounts, where the former were based in the boot drive, and the latter in RAIDed F:\Users.
So, after discovering that the machine couldn't locate the F:\Users based accounts on boot, I reverted to the 200NoHybridSSD bios profile that does start the f:\Users drives in RAID. However, now, instead of being presented with four icons/user-accounts to login with, I'm presented a single admin account, and an 'other' account. Once I login, I can see each of the four user's directories (two non-admins in f:\users). So all the data is intact. What I'm guessing, is that the registry was changed when I booted into the non-RAIDed configuration. I can still login to the both admin accounts (provided I type the account name -- icon is not always there). My question: Can I recover or restore the non-admin accounts so they can be logged-in at the initial login screen? Note, I have turned off the 'System Restore' function.
I haven't tried to yet, but I may build additional new user accounts to f:\Users (and be extra careful switching profiles in the future). Will my previous 'disappearance' of f:\Users impact future creations of user accounts?