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Solved: User account login only via Safe Mode

Question: Solved: User account login only via Safe Mode

I'm using a P4 with XP Pro SP2 installed. I use ZASS for my firewall and virus protection, and run Adaware and Spybot religiously to check for spyware.

A few days ago I found that I could not log in to any of the 3 accounts I have set up. After clicking on the user icon, the right user background screen would load, and then I go back to the log-on screen and Windows says "saving your settings".

Starting the computer in Safe mode lets me log into my Admin account. I also managed to create a new user account from here, but cannot log into that one either, I get the same reaction as trying to do a login from the normal screen.

I have run all sorts of virus checkers and they have basically come up clean. Now I need some serious help as I'd hate to have to reinstall Windows!

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Answer: Solved: User account login only via Safe Mode

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Hello! New here!

As of today, my administrator account will not log on and it is password protected. I get the message:
The user profile service has failed the logon
User profile cannot be loaded!
​This has happened before - but a simple restart fixed it. However this time it simply will not log on. My guest account works but has no admin rights. Entering the admin password for changing settings does not work either.

I have tried to boot in safe mode. Pressing F8 results in bringing up a box asking what I'd like to boot from. There are 3 choices, my master, slave or DVD drive. I chose my slave out of curiosity (knowing probably not much would happen, since its old, running xp and doesn't really relate to the issue) and it brought up whether I wanted to run in safe mode etc then just blue screened (which is nothing new to me since it did that when it was a master). After re-booting, I pressed F8 and chose my master drive. However this time it didn't take me to the safe mode selection screen - it just booted windows normally. I tried to log on and again the failed message appeared.

I'm not sure what to attempt next. I'm trying to avoid doing a clean install and starting again since I don't want to lose anything. Would removing the slave drive and then trying to boot in safe mode be the next step?

Any help appreciated!
 

Answer:Solved: User failed to login and safe mode issues

I managed to solve the problem on my own. I went into BIOS and disabled all my drives apart from the one I wanted to start up and this still did not allow me to boot in safe mode.

I tried the good old ''Have you tried turning it off an on again'' - meaning I pulled out the power cable of the computer to try and manually force it into safe mode, which actually worked.

So after booting up in safe mode (due to me pulling the power cable out) I logged onto my account and just did a system restore from a few days ago!
 

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Hi all,

Here’s my problem. Last night I left my computer running when I went to bed. This morning I noticed that the computer had rebooted so I waited for it to load as usual. Managed to get to the User Accounts page, but when I clicked on the user account which I want to log in to, the machine “restarted” so to speak – it didn’t really shut down but went back to the windows logon screen, the “windows is starting…” screen and then to the user account page. And it just went on and on in this loop. Same when I tried to “Restart” or “Shut down”. So I tried starting in Safe Mode, and the user account could load.

I’m not really sure what the problem is here other than some sort of software conflict even though the machine was working fine and I hadn’t installed anything recently.

I’d really appreciate it if someone could take a look at my HijackThis log and spot the culprit.

Many thanks.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 07:33:32 AM, on 20/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\My Documents\My Apps\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.micros... Read more

Answer:Solved: User account can only load in safe mode

Try doing a system restore.
 

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Dear All,

I have 2 accounts set in my windows 7 PC- admin & standard.
Is it possible to prevent safe mode login for the standard a/c? I mean when the standard user will try to enter in safe mode, he/she will be denied access (may be force shutdown or a prompt to enter some password set by me). If there is any 3rd party tool to do so, you can suggest me that as well.

Thanks in advance,
Troy.

Answer:How to prevent safe mode login for non-admin account?

Why? Do you have a particular concern about a non-admin user entering safe mode? A non-admin user in safe mode will have the same access as they do in the non-safe mode. They are not granted any extra powers or capabilities.

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Hi. I was attempting to complete a fix for a malware problem and was instructed to run a program in safe mode. When I boot into safe mode, my user account is gone - just have the admin account and one other user account on the machine. Can use the admin account but the program saved to the desktop is not there. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Answer:User account in safe mode

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You should be able to navigate to the profile and find the Desktop/program
C:\Documents& Settings\%user%\

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After using norton system works to optimise my computer. It asked me to get rid of some startup programs, once i restarted the computer i could not log into any of my accounts, including the admins, so i decided to run it in safe mode but that gets to the black screen with safemode written in the 4 corners and closes again back to the user accounts screen. Any ideas? Please help!!!
 

Answer:Cannot login to windows xp user accounts or use safe mode

Please run System Restore, from booting up with your Windows CD, and using the Recovery Console

Boot from Windows CD
Allow all the initial loading of drivers
Press R when requested
Press 1
Then press Enter
(Hopefully no password on the Administrator account)

Then type on the command line:

rstrui.exe (or directly: c:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe)

More info here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/en-us
 

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Hi allmy father has a PC running XP Home. There are 2 accounts on the PC - father & mother.Mother's account is rarely used.Father's account has been infected by PestTrap. When I try to boot into Safe Mode to work on removal of the spyware I can only view Mother's account and the Administrators account. Therefore I cant get into Father's account.Can anyone advise how I can re-instate both accounts to Safe Mode?Also if anyone has any tips on removing this particular spy, or any info on its origins I be very grateful.ThanksSi

Answer:User Account Missing In Safe Mode - Please Help!!

click herelog in as the administrator and try the prog in the link..

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I got on log on time "user profile service service failed the login," user profile cannot be loaded. this is an administrative acct. Then I went on safe mode and try to make another acct but I was unable to make it bcoz it needs an administrator access.

Answer:Cant create new User account in W7 Safe Mode

Enable the administrator account (it's not enabled by default in Vista & Win7) - you probably need to use Option 2 Here - then restart in safe mode again and login using the administrator account."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Hello I could really use some help. I am running Windows 10 onmy HP Pavillion. I upgraded from Windows 7 around a month ago. Recently I was running a disk battery calibration check and after I restarted from that I get the message when I login that the "User Profile Failed the Logon. User Profile Cannot Be Loaded". From everything I have seen online it sounds the best method is to login under safe mode as an admin and either create a new user profile or repair the current one. Now the problem is when I go to advanced startup options and select safe mode, it starts up but then asks me to login using one of my two accounts. Neither is the administrator as this doesn't show up for me. The current account that I am getting error obviously won't work under safe mode and the other account I don't remember the password. I inserted a travel/jump drive to try and change the PW on this but it wouldn't work. So basically I have no way of getting to start it up as an administrator. The local PC place said WIndows 10 has had known issues with this. However I had this problem happen with Windows 7 too so I am not sure. I have no idea what to do now. Can anyone help me out?

Answer:User Profile Failed the Login and can't access safe mode, HELP!

Hello Jeff, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You can do OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...a.html#option4

Afterwards, sign in to that account to be able to do the tutorial below for this user profile error.

User Profile Service failed the sign-in - Fix in Windows 8

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So a few years ago when my laptop was new and I was foolish enough to think Norton was enough to save me from viruses and hackers, I went on a downloading binge (movies, music, games etc). Sure enough something did come and bite me in the arse but surprisingly not a virus...I had left my laptop on standby overnight and when I woke up I was shocked to find that the user account I frequently used had disappeared from the blue login screen. At the time I'd been more baffled than worried and instead of trying to find where that account had disappeared off too, I created a new one, paid for a good anti-virus that my computer savvy cousin recommended me, set up a firewall, and etc. I never gave much though to that lost account again until recently when an attached document gave me a couple of nasty trojan viruses that I couldn't find scanning using XP's regular mode. I restarted under Safe Mode and when the blue login screen opened up, I was surprised to see my long lost user account. Anyways I eventually got rid of the Trojans and was able to access the lost user account in safe mode...however I still cannot see the lost user account on regular mode. I just don't understand how this happened or and I don't know what to do about it. Please help!

Answer:An odd problem: user account that appears in safe mode only

Sounds like you have had this windows install a long time and it has taken allot of abuse. Remnants of the Trojans may still be effecting the system. Removal of these things can also do damage to windows. I will suggest starting over with a clean install with reformat or total restore with the CD's if you have them.You will be pleased with a new fresh install is my advice or you can spend countless hours trying to put band-aid fixes on it and still have ongoing problems.

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Hi everyone,

I cannot login to my PC (Windows 7, Home Premium, 32 bit) as I'm receiving the message
'The User Profile Service failed the logon'.

I've already read threads like this

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

The thing is that my Profile List registry file has no folders with long numbers and no folders with .BAK extensions. I can not enter Safe Mode, but I can have command line.

I have never set a password for my account and this is the first time I am experiencing a problem like this.


Thank you

Answer:The User Profile Service failed the logon. Cannot login, no safe mode

Hello Nikos,

Were you not able to do any of the steps in the "In Preparation" section in the tutorial to log on to an administrator account?

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Hi,

I am running Windows Vista 32 Bit Home Premium. As far as I know, I have all the latest patches / updates. I don't have a CD for Vista.

I have had no problems until I tried to login today and got the following message:

'The User Profile Service failed the login. User profile cannot be loaded'.

I haven't changed anything on my computer between yesterday and today - nothing installed or uninstalled, no files moved around. As far as I know, there have been no major patches / updates for any programmes which I've installed.

My understanding is that the main fix for this is to switch to an administrator login and then fix the corrupted profile, but I only seem to have one profile for my computer (it is my own home computer for my own use and I've never needed to set up another profile).

I have tried using the advanced boot option 'Last known good configuration', but that didn't work.

I have tried logging in using safe mode but when I do this my monitor says 'input not supported', presumably because the display drivers on safe mode are a little off (or so I have read). I have read that I might be able to use the command prompt through safe mode to get to an old system restore point, but obviously I can't see anything once I get through to safe mode!

Using the low resolution mode from the advanced boot options works, but I still only have one profile to log into, so it doesn't get me anywhere.

So my questions are:

1) Would rolling back to an old ... Read more

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I am unable to enter safe mode by pressing F8 repeatedly. Instead, I am told to Please select boot device:
SATA: my drive
SATA: my drive
SATA: ASUS dvd writer
Enter Setup
Clicking any of the drive would bring me back to 'The User Profile Service failed the logon' screen. The computer is not a new build. I've had it for years. It was fine the day before so I have no idea what is going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Unable to enter safe mode to fix 'The User Profile Service failed the login.'

Can you boot into Windows at all, or do you only get the option to select a boot device?
 
Have you tried restarting the computer?
 
Do you have the installation disc for this version of Windows 7?

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I have two user accounts on my Win7 Pro PC - Staff and Administrator. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Does pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Del] make it show up?

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I'm new here and in hopes of getting this resolved. I just installed the new Norton Systemworks 2005 and rebooted after installation. When the boot screen got up to the blue screen with the Windows XP logo before displaying the login names where you put in your password, it just stops. I restarted a few times and waiting a few more times thinking it may need to 'finish' installing. But each time gave the same results. Finally, I went in with 'Safe Mode' and got in with no problems. Tried again in normal mode after looking around for any obvious problems (none found)... back to square one. Tried again in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and it failed like normal mode so I suspected a networking problem??? The last thing I tried which made me mad is that I tried to uninstall Norton Systemworks in 'Safe Mode' and that failed!! Anyone in these forums know the cure? :dead:
 

Answer:Unable to get to login screen, works in Safe Mode but in Safe Mode w/ Networking

Just a thought

Safe-Mode
Start \ Run \ msconfig \ diagnostic startup
disable any services attached to your most recent install and restart
should get warning next boot about using msconfig, its ok
One key service that needs to be available is the installer service
Try the uninstall, if doesn't complete
Try the uninstall string in the registry only if you know what you are doing

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Under it you will see a list of installed programs. Some don?t show up as words but you can figure out what they are by looking at their values. What you are looking for is the uninstall string. Double click that key as if you were going to modify its value. Do a CTRL + C to copy and then exit the registry editor.

Go to START \ RUN and paste the uninstall sting and hit enter. This should launch the uninstall.

Just a thought though as I am not infront of a test system at the moment. You should research this a little further so you have a clear understanding of what you can and can't do with msconfig.

or simpler yet

Safe-Mode

Start \ Programs \ Access. \ System Tools \ System Restore

Select restore point prior to install of whats giving you the problem.

Again, Good Luck

PS If you try to install it again, turn of antivirus and other open programs etc..
 

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Hello,

There are three user accounts on my friends computer.

Question:

What if He wanted to stay logged in continuously for hours on end just to his profile without the log in screen reappearing after so many minutes (that shows everyones account like at bootup). I thought this could be achieved by disabling the --on resume, password protect-- feature.

Well, that didnt work.

I hoping to disable the time out feature, that unlogs accounts, and to just run the screen saver, so even if we're away from the computer for a few hours, we dont have to log back in.

Is this possible in XP Home?

Why is not important.... Im just wondering if its possible.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: user accounts, how to avoid the default login account page?

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Windows XP Media Center Edition -
This Dell Dimension only has USB ports, no conventional/serial kbd and mouse ports.
Prior to Windows loading the user interface, the keyboard works, but once XP comes to the login screen, the keyboard/mouse are not recognized.

To sort this I am trying to simply logon as the Administrator in Safe Mode. However, I am routed right back to the graphical display UI, shown the User accounts, with no "Administrator" account showing and no keyboard.... defeated again.
Isn't there a way to get XP to boot directly to the Administrator account?

I seem to be getting power to USB devices that require such, but no USB function - I'm assuming other drivers will load once I actually access a user account, preferably the Administrator
 

Answer:Solved: Administrator Account not shown in SAFE Mode ??

I have just had a quick look through your posts as I seemed to remember posting on a thread that you started about Windows XP Media Centre edition.
Having read your posts, is this a new installation on this computer, after a format.
Try disconnecting all usb devices, except mouse and keyboard, if of course any are connected. ie: printer, camera, external HDD etc.
 

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A friend's pc that seems to have suffered an attack of sorts has an extra account called administrator when you boot safe mode, on top of the 'proper' user accounts that normally show up. She has had lots of settings messed around with etc so is the extra user account a sign that the computer, which was not password protected, has had a visit from some malware that created an 'administrator' acc? I thought I'd ask on here (my new favourite forum :L) as to what to do with that account (only visible in safe mode) before using the normal tools to get rid of the leftovers.
 

Answer:Solved: extra account when booting into safe mode, looks like trouble ? :-)

I'm assuming the operating system in XP, correct? If so, this is normal. The Administrator account is hidden and can only be accessed in safe mode if you have another user account that has Administrator privileges.
 

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Hi

I have a unit i want to have 4 user accounts on and one of them should auto login.

How do i change to one of my other 3 accounts?
Change user doesnt work, just auto login.

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

Answer:Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Can you log off the user that was automatically logged on?

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Hi

So I get these message after login to my user account:

"Windows cannot load the locally stored profile. Possible
causes of this error include insufficient security rights
or a corrupt local profile. if this problem persists,
contact network administrator"

"Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you
on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this
profile will be lost when you log off." Click to expand...

When it actually logged in, the laptop runs so slow that I have to force shutdown it. Tried to boot into *all* safe mode option and get a message "applying your personal settings" on the desktop, but the laptop was shutdown by itself after just like 10 seconds. Doesn't work either with "boot from last known good configuration."

FYI: I did a drive defrag this morning and a virus scan using Avast! Free (no virus detected). The laptop has not been running well in the last few days, and I get frequent disk error event ID 51 too. It started after I do some cleaning with revo uninstaller pro but I'm only noticed it after the event below* happened.

It also have gone to BSOD two times. *One of it was because I tried to install a game (at the same partition windows installed) and pushing the disk storage until only 4 gigs left and *pop* I get a BSOD (kernel stack inpage error.) After that, I uninstall the game and reinstall it the day after in another partition and continue with the virus scan + di... Read more

Answer:Solved: User profile cannot be loaded and safe mode auto shutdown

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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Ok, here's the background. My wife's pc (identical to my own, and running on Windows XP)was restarting at shutdown recently on it's own and I saw an error that said there was some kind of driver error. So, I uninstalled the nvidia drivers in hopes of installing the most recent ones. I don't know if this was the issue, but I was troubleshooting and I noticed that there was a recent driver update.

Well now I can't log on at all, because when I get to the windows login screen, the mouse and keyboard won't work. I see for an instance the cursor shows an hourglass, then nothing. I see the blinking cursor in the login field, but I can't type anything in there, and the mouse doesn't work.

So, I tried to do a system restore but it just sent me to the login screen, and no mouse or keyboard function persisted. When I tried to go into safe mode, it asked me what was the boot device I wanted to use (which after some searching I see is also an indicator of a problem, but I'm not sure what it means). I picked my HD and continued to do a restore to the last working config, and the same deal, can't login, no mouse or keyboard use at that sceen.

So, I tried going into safe and it shows both an administrator icon and my wife's user name, and I can't try either because again, the moust and keyboard aren't working here either!

I tried to boot with the windows xp disc in, even picked the boot source from the boot menu as floppy and again as the cd-rom. I read that doing so can sometim... Read more

Answer:I can't use the mouse or keyboard to login at the login screen, not in safe mode too

what type of mouse/keyboard, wireless, ps2, usb?

when it asks for password at repair console, just press enter.

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I can't get to the OS to run anything. When I log in, it goes blank (eggshell color). When I Ctrl+Alt+Del and tell it to shut down I see the desktop just before it logs off. When I try going into safe mode it restarts after login. This is on an Emachines ET1331G-07 4gig ram Win 7 64bit, off the network.
 
Wado,
Fred

Answer:Win 7 Screen goes eggshell after login, safe mode restarts after login

When did problem begin?
 
Any indications that system was/is infected...prior to your post here?
 
Any changes to system made prior to problems?
 
Louis

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Helo, this is my first thread so im not good in explaning stuff...

I was on my computer operating normaly the last few days... i shut my laptop down normaly... but the next day when i turned on my pc and tried to login it says "incorrect password..etc....." i even tried to change my password at the microsoft website(because i synced it there) but still it says incorect password please go to microsoft to change your password.... ( i also tried using picture password)

Good thing i have an alternate Local account on my laptop so i tried to login... but strangely... it says " please use smartcard logon" = what??.... i dont have that sort of thing....... and how on earth can i use a card on my laptop (its not a touch screen either, i just use the mouse for dragging lines for picture password)......

Ive been having a hard time trying to fix this..... when i open my laptop in safe mode, WOW! my password worked there.....

since then ive been using safe mode as my alternate to use my laptop... but it has too many restrictions (no sound is one of them).......

Please help me... i can explain my situation further if you would gladly help.....
I have a Compaq Presario CQ43 That has been converted to win 8.1...... (its an old laptop i know..)

ANY FEEDBACK USEFULL WILL BE AKNOWLEDGED

Answer:Cant Login in win8, but can login safe mode just fine.

Can you get into Advanced Options as shown in link below? From there you can try Automatic Repair or System Restore.How To Boot Into Windows 8.1 Safe Mode [Guide] | Redmond Pie

Rich

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Hi,

I got win 7 home premium 64 bit on an i3 laptop. My system worked fine until today morning.

The problem is this;
When I boot the system in normal mode, I get to the part where I need to enter my password to login. Once i do that, all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer that moves about normally. I've waited for the normal desktop environment to appear (ie icons and taskbar) but this doesn't happen (btw, my desktop background color is always black).
The system boots perfectly in safe mode.

Yesterday was the first time in over a year I used utorrent. I used to get the BSOD when I used to use it. I couldn't rectify the problem and hence had stopped using it. It worked fine yesterday though.

Any idea whats happening and how I could fix the problem?

Answer:Windows doesn't login properly in normal mode but fine in safe mode

I've tried running SFC /SCANNOW a couple of times but I keep getting a message that there may be corrupted files. I also created the sfcdetails.txt file.
Going to try the system restore option now

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Hi

I have this problem and do not know how to solve it. For some time and up to now I can?t enter in Safe Mode. I can login normally in normal mode, but when I restart and boot in Safe Mode (safe mode, safe mode with networking, or safe mode with command prompt, it is the same), few seconds after appearing in the login screen, Windows freezes. I can type the password + Enter fast and then I see the desktop, but it just then freezes, or I can type slowly and it will freeze during typing, or do nothing and wait in login/lock screen and it will freeze after few seconds...

I have made chkdsk c: /f /r at boot, all is ok!, I have done from admin command prompt sfc /scannow and all dism scan check and restore, everything is ok...I am desesperate as I need to make some tasks from safe mode (clean uninstallations, or simply to have it available in case of problem in normal mode!), and I can?t use it at all!

I have win10 pro with last updates.

Please could you point me to some solution or hint? Thanks a lot!

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Hi everyone! Yes, I'm new here.

My laptop seems to be infected with some malware, so I attempted to start it in safe mode to run the smitfraud fix tool. I typed misconfig in the run dialog box and checked safeboot, but at restart my system will not accept my password (I don't have admin privileges on that computer), and now it only restarts in safe mode - and I can't log in. Is there any way to restart the system in normal mode, or will I just have to wait until I go back to work Wednesday and get the system admin's help (and lip)?
 

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I started getting BSOD's right after login after boot up. I get a number of different ones and occasionally some repeat. When I come up in safe mode (with and without networking) I can function as long as I don't do too much. I've drive tested my system drive and I also did a memory test. I've also not made any changes recently. If I do too much it will BSOD though. When I start copying files off my system drive to my storage array, I BSOD if I'm doing more than a couple gigs.

I can't seem to get a consistent BSOD. I've listed most of the ones below, I haven't caugh them all.


Any help is appreciated and thank you in advance.Memory Management with Stop 1a
Cache Manager with 0x34 I think
Stop with 0X24
Stop with a 0x7f
Page fault in non-paged area with a Win32k.sys
got 2 more new ones today
special pool detected memory corruption 0xC1
pfn_list_corrupt 0x4E
Going to add new dump in reply here in a bit.

Answer:Different BSOD's upon login in regular mode and in safe mode

Lots of crashes but they are not showing any probable cause.

Do these, as a test:

Free up the startup.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Stop nVidia automatic driver update:
Open nVidia control center.
Help> Updates. It will open the nVidia updates window.
Click the preferences tab.
Uncheck "Automatically check for updates"
Apply > OK.
If the crashes continue to occur after doing these, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.



   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.



   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.



   Tip


If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode.... Read more

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i have windows home xp edtion on parkard bell.in safe mode it is fine,but when on normal bootup mode it will hang up after 2mins aprox(then restart saying crit error,check hardware etc and being to dump files kernel),on a blue screen.

i tried a different graphics card,but no joy.so i replaced the hdd drive and put a fresh copy of windows xp pro edtion on,but it loads all the files(i have not pressed f6)i just let it run its course on the disc,then it hangs up on the blue screen again with the words(crit error 0x0000007f)check hardware etc and if this is the first time you have seen it try starting windows again.

Thankyou for all your time.
 

Answer:Solved: xp safe in safe mode fine...mormal mode blue screen

Start in Safe Mode and look in C:\Windows\Minidump for crash log files with a dmp extension, like Mini071008-01.dmp. Zip 4-5 of the latest ones and post here as a ZIP or RAR attachment. The log file contains information useful to determine what caused the error, most likely hardware.
 

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I searched Google for a few keywords to find what I was looking for, but apparently I'm brain-damaged at the moment.

I have got a PC (XP Home Edition) from one of our client , I can not log to the admin account (no password set for the admin, hit enter).

I tried that in normal mode and safe mode but no success.

It is not a password problem.When I tried to log in it logged me out immediately.

I have read many threads is other forums , but I did not find them related to my issue.

For instance one of those many forums below

http://www.d-a-l.com/help/windows-xp-help/39136-i-cant-boot-safe-mode.html

I guess the computer hit by virus.

Thanks
 

Answer:XP can not login neither in normal mode nor in safe mode

It has to do with the userinit.exe file or registry entry.

Start by looking at this -- do you have an XP CD?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;892893

Unfortunately it may not be that exact trojan, so the instructions there carried out literally may not solve the problem.

If you have an XP CD you can create a Windows Boot CD >>

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

This will allow you, using the included registry editor to edit the value directly in the registry.

See attachment. This is a screenshot of UBCD4wins registry editor and the CORRECT userinit value that should be there.

You must ALSO verifify that the file userinit.exe exists in the system32 directory.
 

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Hi guys,
I have Windows 7 Professional and two days ago I turned my computer on and type password to my account and everything seems ok and I go out of my room for several minutes. When I came back Windows was still loading, without any error mesage, it looks good but it wont work. I tried several times to login but i can't, I even tried to login through Safe Mode- same story. The problem is that it is my admin account, I have standard user account which works but I can't use my PC properly by using standard user type of account because when I want to install something or change some system settings I have to type password of admin acc, then when I type it, my screen became dark and I can't do anything, just to turn off a computer by pluging out power cable...

Have you any idea what can cause this problem? I will appreciate your help.

Answer:I can't login to my user account! Help!

You know the password of administrator account? You know the password of your own made user account with admin rights?

What happens if you enter the wrong password?

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i couldnt login to one of my user account it displays

error msg

"The user profile Service service failed the logon

user profile cant be load on"

Answer:cannot login into user account

any one!!!

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I think it might be a virus or malware. I just downloaded some kind of patch to install windows themes. After I restarted my computer, it wouldn't let me login to either of my user accounts. Sometimes it will ask for a password and sometimes it wont but I don't use passwords. It wont even do anything when I click "Turn computer off". If I let it sit there it will keep restarting every few minutes. I can login to safe mode and change/delete passwords but it didn't help.

Answer:Can't login user account

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article? ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

If you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.

However, it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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Every time Windows 8 boots, the system tries to login as the last user account that was used. If the account has a password, the user will be asked for a password first thing when the system starts up; if not, the system will directly log in to the user account.
Some users in my house don't want to have a password and I have to log out of their accounts and again log in to mine every time I start the computer after they used it. I'd just prefer to start with a tiled user list, in a similar fashion as it was in Windows 7 (or after you log out in Win 8).
Is it possible to disable this auto-login feature? The only way I found involves the system asking not only for the password but for the username as well, which is hardly satisfactory. Thanks!

Answer:User account auto-login

Hello Ben,

Unfortunately, the only way is to have each user account password protected. Otherwise it will always auto sign-in to the last user account that signed out if it's not password protected.

Password - Create for User Account in Windows 8

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Hi this might be the same as diddys post , but when i change users it also shows the original users desktop then goes back to the login screen dont have adaware, but here is the HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:58:20, on 27/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PccGuide.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.c... Read more

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Hi all,

I have a very weird situation going on on my login screen: basically, the username appears twice and, if I click on the second 'username', I get a different login screen but it logs into the same account anyway?
I have taken a couple of screenshots, as they better describe my issue.

Can anyone shed some light here?

Thank you very much!

Regards,
-R

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I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium...when I click (account is turned on) "User Account" , it says "loading your desktop" but then quickly logs off....it will not allow me to stay logged on...what is the problem and can you help me?

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Hey,

I am running Windows Media Center (2005) there is only one user account on the computer and no password.

Guest account is turned off etc.

But i still get asked to login when i turn the PC on. I want to press the power button and come back a few secconds later with everything loaded.

Why does this happen? and how can i fix it?

thanks,

KGB
 

Answer:Only one user account and i still get asked to login

Control Panel > User Accounts > User Accounts (again) > Change the way users log on or off > untick "Use the welcome screen"


 

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hi all,
please help me, I got a problem to enter windows XP SP2 prof., it shows empty desktop at startup and there is no user, no start menu.
when i press Ctrl,Alt,Del many time i got the task manger and there is no user in it.
please can i do to get back the user. i don't want to reinstall windows
 

Answer:no user account to login windowsXP

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I was having trouble shutting down my laptop (programs freezing and such), so stupidly I held down the power button, even though it was accessing the hard drive sporadically. Anyway, I've since rebooted and now whenever I try to log into my user account, I get the message: "The system could not log you on. Make sure your User name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case." At first I thought I may have corrupted my user account files, but I get this message no matter which account I try to log on with (including the Administrator account). So anyway, I can't get into safe mode either because that also requires me to log on as somebody and thus gives the same error.

Does anyone know if I might have corrupted some file that can be strategically replaced, thus magically allowing me to log on again, or is the whole situation hopeless and I'll have to reformat?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

Answer:Login/User Account Troubles

You may want to check out this site on lost admin passwords:
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
You can try the first option, if that won't work, try using one of the bootable floppies, I have tried this myself on Windows 2000 Pro and XP and the floppies always work. Good luck!
 

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I am useing windows XP home edition
I use an admin. login and a restricted access login.
i am trying to set things up so that i am on the restricted access login mostly (for security reasons)
I allso use kazaa lite allot. i just installed it on this machine. it will only let me use this program under admin. and will not run it under restricted access login. is there anyway to get
kazaa lite to run under the restricted access login?

thanks allot
green newbie
 

Answer:kazaa - user account login

more info

kazaa lite starts up with file kpp.exe

when i try to start it under limited access account i get this error message K== v2.03v

Usage:
kpp.exe <filename>[comand_line]
<filename> =(reqired) name/path of file to load
[command line] =(optional) command line to pass to <filename>
(C) 2002-2003 random nut
 

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit some 5 months back and created following users account :-
User 1 admin
User 2 admin
Guest account standard (default)
Admin (default)

Till recently, none of the other accounts were ever used I was using Users 1 with admin privileges. I have noticed that none of the account including default Guest and Admin accounts work. Upon trying to log it returns with following error “The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.”

I deleted all the non functional account but default Admin account (which again doesn’t work). Created new account via CP with no success. Even newly created Guest Account (default) throws the same error.

I searched the forum for solution and found that I need to manually delete SID key. I don’t understand what I need to delete and attaching the screenshot for perusal.

To recap I currently have just 2 login; Default Admin and created cmc – admin
Help appreciated.

Answer:New User Account Login Issues

Hello cimage.


You have more than 1 account named administrator? I wouldn't even use it for one account, causes too many conflicts.


Have a look at the tutorial at the link below; it was written for Vista but the topic is relevant for Windows 7 also.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

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My laptop user ID was Administator, when I created a new account with administrator rights to use as login, I loggged in on it & immediatly the old one dissappeared.Now I left withvertually no programmes or settings, its back to when it was new 3 years ago!How do I restore the old default login ?I have already tried Windows restore to no avail - Help?

Answer:XP Pro User Account Login problem

The old Administrator account may still be there, try booting up in safe mode to see if it is, if so log on and try a system restore from there or possibly even deleting the new ID.

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How do I set up my PC to automatically boot into a certain user account? I have two separate user logins and one has no password on the account and the other has a password.

I want to be able to start up my pc and it will go and log into the one with no password without me having to click the icon for that account.

Thanks

Answer:auto login to User account

Not sure you can do that...

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This morning we had a power outage and when I turned my computer back on, it would not boot. I tried several times to hard boot, with no luck. Then I tried safe mode. Ran an antivirus scan and it showed malware and several infections which it cleaned. The computer still would not boot normally. I then ran chkdsk, still would not boot normally. I have ran malware bytes, registry repair and the registry defrag program as well as done a disk clean up. It still will not boot in normal mode.
Since my last problems that you helped me with, I have upgraded to a broadband internet connection and have a home network. The 2 other computers on the network are fine.
A week ago, I had purchased Avast internet security and had problems immediately. It would not allow me to connect to the internet. That was uninstalled and I went back to the free Avast antivirus, Zone alarm and Spyware blaster. I was very unhappy with Avast customer service and support iYogi and decided I did not want Avast on my computer at all. I have since downloaded PC tools free antivirus. Once I have my computer operational again, I am open to suggestions.
Fortunately, I did not change anything on the other 2 computers. Just mine.
Running Windows XP 3 .
Thank you.

Answer:[SOLVED] computer will not boot except in safe mode or safe mode with networking.

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

the outage may have damaged the psu

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I reset my msconf to automatically reboot in safe mode and now my username and password, that normally works to get me into Windows, does not work for safe mode. Furthermore, I cannot change the settings back to normal when I press F8 at the beginning of rebooting my Windows XP software. I have tried to use the boot disk software that I recieved off of this web site, but I cannot get onto the C drive to change Boot.ini to a different name and login to Windows normally. The boot disk software puts me into MS-DOS, but it shows A:\> instead of C:\>. How can I get into my C drive from my A drive??

Answer:Can't Login Into Safe Mode

I think the command you should type is cd C:\.

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Trying to login in Safe Mode, but Windows won't accept my user/password combo. It tells me to check them, along with the domain name. But there is not an input field for the domain name (whereas there is in normal log-in), so I can't see what domain name it's trying to use.

Answer:Can't login in Safe Mode

why do you want to log in in safe mode?

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I was installing the yahoo anti virus software over my expired norton. When I retarted in locked up my computer. I am on a network and cannot login in safe mode. How can I delete the yahoo anti virus software or restore to an earlier date?

Answer:Cannot Login While In Safe Mode?

is this matter resolved?

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Hi Guys, last night my computer was working fine, but this morning when I switch it on it keeps on rebooting.

I can't even get into safe mode and when I try the other options such as run the last configuration it still doesn't work. I can't get into command prompt either.

when i select run in normal mode, windows loads up and i get to the password screen... BUT i can't click on the password box - the mouse dissapears.

I have read a few threads on this topic to find out what to do but I am still stuck and would appreciate your help.

I am running XP. I dont have the XP installation disk, and for me, formatting the hard-drive is of Last Resort.

Please can you help me!

Thanks in advance,

Vijay

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I work with higher functioning persons with special needs. One of my guys just got a new game, and one of the other guys wants to put it on his computer as well. He hasn't used his computer in a long time, (loves his ps3) and doesnt remember his password. Im pretty sure I could do this for him several ways, but when I try to get to a safe mode command prompt I still have to login which I can't. I tried a ophcrack last night (which is basically a startup disk with a brute force hack) and pass was not found. But seen there was an admin which was disabled. Is there a way I can enable admin or boot to a promt without being able to login? I have found some boot disk for money (I really want to help the guy, but don't get paid enough to want to pay for it). I have got kon-boot,that I plan on trying tonight,which will supposedly remove the password, but who knows if it will work. If it doesn't, I would really like a backup plan. Thank you for you time for reading, and help if you can!
Also, he said it didn't come with a disk, so even if I go to repair my pc it still wanted me to login with his account, so even if I wanted to restore I can't.

Answer:can't login, and no safe mode

Well this is what i would do from the top of my head:
 
Download a Linux Distro, use Yumi or something to create a bootable USB
Boot the USB and LInux
Find the Windows partition and navigate to the /windows/system32 folder 
Copy cmd.exe to cmd2.exe
Then rename sethc.exe to sethc.exe.bak
then rename cmd2.exe to sethc.exe
 
The exit and restart 
at login tap shift 5 times and it will open a cmd box with admin rights 
type "net user [thepersonsusername] [yournewpassword]" 
E.g "net user user thisismypassword"
then press enter and it will replace the password of that user
 
If you dont know the username exactly just type "net user" first and it display the users.
 
 
I hope this helps 

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I can't login to safe mode in Windows Xp pro with SP2!
When I reboot, hit F8 some boot menu appears instead instead the normal boot choices.
What is wrong?
Thank you
 

Answer:I can't login to safe mode

Are you saying you cannot boot normally, and then you cannot get f8 to show you start in safe mode?
 

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I changed my computer to boot in safe mode using msconfig.exe. But now when it gets to the login screen, I only get the Ease of Access and Shutdown buttons. Nothing else except the cursor and the background show up.

Is there a way to fix this?

BTW, it's a Dell Inspiron 6400, running Windows 7 x32.

Answer:Cannot login in safe mode

Do a System Restore to before you made the msconfig change, see here: System Restore

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Is it safe to login my gmail account, while using HotSpot Shield?

Answer:Is it safe to login my gmail account while using HotSpot Shield?

Hi,
I would ask hot spot shied since it's their software and quite frankly I've never even heard of it :/
Traditionally public wifi.. is the worst place to use https site in especially banking or purchases on websites...
I suppose you can add email account in there too because all to often they get hacked probably via public wifi networks
Cheers.

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Hi.
I'm the only user who use my PC, that means there's only one user account on my Windows XP pro,i don't use password. Now, here's the problem, it's very annoying that i have to click on my name to get into Windows everytime i start up my PC.

I didn't happen before when i use only one user account, i don't know what i did wrong this time when i reinstall my windows. Can anyone tell me how to set windows to automatically log myself in without clicking on my name, please?

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows user account is not auto login

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My daugher has a HP Mini and recently encounterd problems with login on her user account. I need to reset password I guess but do not now how to as it asks me for a usb memory stick. Can anyone give me tips on what I need to do to get it to work? Thanks in advance











Solved!
View Solution.

Answer:Can't login to windows - how do I reset user account?

The Above steps should take care of the issue.. however if you face any problem... please feel free to post here or PM me.... i'm off for the day.. Have a great time ahead... cyaa

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I have two user accounts on my PC - Staff and Administrator. I loaded Win7 a few days ago and created the Staff account. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC has Win7 Pro x86 and is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While logged in to your Administrator account, see if you may be able to enable the Staff account using one of the other options in the tutorial below.

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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The other day, a freind of mine was on my computer checking his email, but he didnt check them all, so whenever I log on or off the login screen says I have 13 unread messages (on his hotmail account)
How can I get rid of that message? He likely wont be on this computer again, so I dont want that message staying there forever.

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

Download TweakUi from microsoft, there is a option to diasble this

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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I will start by saying I am new to the tech support forum thing, and this is my first site. I am an intern at a company working with a team who supports local and of site end users and maintaining the whole network functionality. The whole network is windows xp and windows 2003 server for file share and mail. Today I went to install a new printer and then logged into the user pc to whom needs the printer. I logged into the domain with my admin account to install the printer driver, the driver had been added to a folder on the network which is mapped. I installed and everything was fine. when the end user logged in her desktop was different so she called, and i checked it out, when she logged in rather than using her account it created user.domain account. No matter what we did we couldn't get her profile to load, we were able to recover everything from the account "user" but I didn't get what happened. Later that day my collegue experienced the same thing but this time the user logged onto a rogue account, what i mean is that the user was no where to be found in documents and settings. We saved a document on the rogue desktop, then logged in as admin to search the drive to find out where the document saved to locate profile, in the end it was non existant. Right after we logged into user and and all of a sudden the right profile loaded.

Does someone know what is going on?

Answer:User account created a clone upon login

Does anyone have any ideas???????

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There are 2 administrator accounts on this computer. Windows 8.1 is the OS. Desktop PC. One I have not had problems with temporary profile. The other account got a you are logged into a temporary profile. The background is black after I log in. Does this account need to be deleted and make a new account? How do I fix this?
I found this http://www.sysprobs.com/fixed-temporary-profile-windows... and did scan drive for problems. No errors were found.
I also did a sfc/scannow and I attached the results. I don't know what the results mean or how to access any of that information if I need to do so.
I wanted to know from you what are the next steps if any I need to do so that the temporary profile issue does not happen in the future.

What if anything can I do to prevent computer files getting corrupted?

Thanks for your time and help.
 

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Hi 7forum!

This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.

What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.

To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.

Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

Answer:One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right now

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I got my son a Dell 2 in 1 laptop and set myself up as Administrator and set up an account for him.
It worked fine for a few days. But now he can't login to his account.
The password is correct, but it gives the error
"Windows can not connect to the Group Policy client Service."

I am able to login to the Administrator account. I know the laptop is still able to reach the internet. So, I don't know what the problem is here. The error gives no info on how to resolve it.

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Answer:Windows 10 User account login issue...

RWard said:

I got my son a Dell 2 in 1 laptop and set myself up as Administrator and set up an account for him.
It worked fine for a few days. But now he can't login to his account.
The password is correct, but it gives the error
"Windows can not connect to the Group Policy client Service."

I am able to login to the Administrator account. I know the laptop is still able to reach the internet. So, I don't know what the problem is here. The error gives no info on how to resolve it.

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you,



Hi,

i just had had this same issue occur, I solved it by doing the following:

1) in the search bar bottom left type - command - left click the found "command prompt" and select run as administrator
2) in the command window type - sfc /scannow - then hit return
3) this may take some time to run but it does report its progress
4) once finished reboot

you should now be able to log back in as non admin.

details are here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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Hi Everyone!

I noticed that I have an additional account shown at my login screen. It's not a user account I created, and it doesn't show up under Control Panel>User Accounts. The only thing that shows up in the User Accounts page is my user account (shown as admin), and a guest account (shown as off).

I'm wondering if I should be worried about this second user account shown at the login screen, or if there was a way to remove/hide this 2nd user account from showing up at the login screen? I'm not sure how it came/shown up in the first place. I'm hoping someone can explain this issue to me and/or help! Thanks!

Answer:2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?

Your forum system specs indicate that you use Avast for your antivirus app. However, did you ever use ESET? If so, then please see this post. If not, then use Windows (file) Explorer to see is there is a user folder (C;\Users\username) for this additional account. If there is a user profile folder for this additional account, then the date on that folder and its sub-folders might give you a clue about how long the user account has been active.

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One of my logins under user accounts is not showing so I cant login. How do I recover it?I have tried using another login with administrator rights but still cannot see it, however if I try and recreate it the computer tells me it exits?Help??

Answer:XP Pro User Account missing icon login

system restore?

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Hi all
Mods feel free to move to appropriate sub.

I am having a issue with a network drive and Win10
ASUS AC 3100 router with a usb connected Western digital My Passport portable 1 tb drive.
The issue is when I attempt to access, I'm told to login to a live account. I forgot the password so I went thru the recovery procedure and Live said there was a problem with the account and delete the account and re-establish. I figured once the account was gone no problem, except the PC still wants a live password for that particular account.
1- What do I do now?
2- login for the PC is a pin, can I use the same pin to access the drive?
3-if so how?
4. Should i re-establish the Live account

Thanks

Answer:win 10 user login for network drive- no account

Create a new local account and inherit the permissions of the user folder for the previous one.

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Hi all
Mods feel free to move to appropriate sub.

I am having a issue with a network drive and Win10
ASUS AC 3100 router with a usb connected Western digital My Passport portable 1 tb drive.
The issue is when I attempt to access, I'm told to login to a live account. I forgot the password so I went thru the recovery procedure and Live said there was a problem with the account and delete the account and re-establish. I figured once the account was gone no problem, except the PC still wants a live password for that particular account.
1- What do I do now?
2- login for the PC is a pin, can I use the same pin to access the drive?
3-if so how?
4. Should i re-establish the Live account

Thanks

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Hi,

I created a secondary user account on my PC. When I try to login, it will look like it's logging in, but it just logs back out, returning to the main screen to choose an account to login to.

If I'm logged into my main account, and I switch users and try to login to the newly created secondary account, it logs me out of my main account, and doesn't login to the secondary account, and once again, returns to the main screen to choose an account to login to.

This also happens with the guest account.

In addition, it does not give me the generic error: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

How can I fix this?

Answer:Created user account, unable to login

Hello Dutch,

If you create a new user account of the same type, will it allow you to fully log on to it?

If so, then you might consider using it instead and copy over anything you want from the old account to the new one.

Hope this may help some.

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Hiwhen logging in to my xp account i have to wait at least 2 minutes, the welcome scrren just shows "loading user settings".I looked at my user profile in the system settings and noticed that my user profile for my account was 0.98GB. why is this so big and would this be effecting the log in speed? If so, how can i reduce this to a more acceptable level.

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

OldGuy said:

I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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Just as a followup, the problem seems to have been fixed by changing the user profile type to "local". Now, if I can just figure out why it was being changed in the first place...
Recently, I added Windows 2000 Pro to my system. I've been using it pretty exclusively, but I've run into a problem.

The problem started a couple of weeks ago, for no discernable reason (I'm sure there's one, I just don't remember it!): My user account started hanging on login. I could log on to it fine, though, if I logged into the Administrator account first after a reboot, then logged into the user account.

That is no longer true. Now the user account hangs every time. I know that the problem is with one of the programs that autostart on login. Problem is, in Win2kPro, I don't know how to turn off programs for that user account only!

I want to turn off all auto-starting programs, and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, I'll turn them on one by one, logging in and out for each, until I find the problem program...

I suspect the problem is with Norton's Systemworks 2002 suite, but I don't know where. I'm reluctant to just uninstall it from Admin, because I've already received Bugbear once this week, and don't want to leave myself open for possible further attacks.

Appreciate any application of Clue that you can provide. I'm pretty savvy with Win98SE, but am still in the learning curve with Win2000.
 

Answer:Win2000Pro: User account login hang

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Hi.

I recently changed the settings on my computer's administrator account to deny access to third party cookies (can't remember how I did it or how to change back), I don't know if that effects the limited account, but now I can only login to email accounts with the administrator account. In the limited user account Gmail and Yahoo wont even load the login page. Hotmail will load the login page but when I enter my password it says their is no connection. Other logins, like here, seem to work.

I have XP sp3, IE8.

Is there any way that I can fix this so that I can login to email accounts using my limited user account?

Thanks.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP. This weekend Avast warned me I had trojans so it wanted to run boot scan. I let it run and it said it found a few things which I told it to delete. After that my computer would boot up to user accounts and then when I put in my password it would say loading personal setting and then go to blue screen. I went into safe mode and ran spybot, adware, deleted cookies, temp files and ran anti-malware scan, disk check, defrag, disk cleanup. Still no luck. I have attached the logs below. I hope they are correct. I really need help. This is my work computer and I do the books for my company and can't do anything until this is fixed. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:30:24 AM, on 1/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jen' Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.live.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=15772&l=dis
R0 - HKLM\Software\Micro... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen after login to user account

Just hoping someone might have an idea about my problem before I just wipe out windows and reload. Thanks!
 

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Please delete, didn't realized I already asked this question : /

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This is really getting on my nerves, if someone could help, please do.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:22:45 PM, on 27/10/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: flashget urlcatch - {2F364306-AA45-47B5-9F9D-39A8B94E7EF7} - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jccatch.dllO2 - BHO: Canon Easy Web Print Helper - {68F9551E-0411-48E4-9AAF-4BC42A6A46BE} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\EWPBrowseLoader.dllO2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\GRA8E... Read more

Answer:As Soon As I Login To User Account, Immediatly Logged Out!

Hi klak1212, Our apologies for the delay. If you still require help, please post a new fresh log so I can see if anything has changed.If you have not done so already, please do the initial cleanup steps in the following instructions before posting your new log: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThen instead of just posting an HijackThis log, please only do the following that will include one:Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts. If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimizedCopy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt and the extra.txt in your next reply. If you have any problems with the logs, both can be found in C:\Deckard\System Scanner.

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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when my windows 7 32-bit laptop starts up and displays the login screen there is an account that it seems to want to default to called ./user

when the OS was loaded that was the original user account. since then that account has been deleted, however it is still showing up on the login screen. i believe at one point someone may have deleted this account from the user accounts on this laptop, as well as the folders associated with the profile.

does anyone know how to manage this annoying screen?

Answer:login screen phantom user account

Try this approach.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html
let us know if we have solved your issue.

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Hi

A couple of months ago I had to take my HP TouchSmart in to get a new fan put in, when It came back it had a user account called 'test' on it. I assumed the repair guys set it up to test something but I've tried deleting it and it just shows back up at the next login. As far as I can see there's nothing on it so I don't know why it won't delete, does someone know how I can get rid of it?

Thanks

Answer:Deleted user account reappears at login

Hello Kat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What method did you use to try and delete the user account with?

User Account - Delete

Hope this may help,
Shawn

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Hello

When I booted up my Acer netbook yesterday, I saw two user icons shown on the Windows login screen instead of one. Aside from my own, the other user name was 'spcnywicl' - not a good sign.

I logged into my own account and removed the user in the 'User Accounts' section of Control Panel. Unfortunately it keeps coming back.

I ran regedit and did a search for the above username. It cropped up in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows Search/CrawlScopeManager/Windows/SystemIndex/DefaultRules/7/

The bottom entry was

Name Type Data
URL REG_SZ file:///C:\Users\spcnywicl\Appdata\*


Any thoughts on what to do next?

I currently have Eset Smart Security 6, by the way.

Answer:Unknown User account at Windows login

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Please see this post:
TCP Flooding Attack

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Somehow I have forgotten my password for my user account. Honestly I don't remember ever making one but nowadays I tend to forget plenty. For those wondering how I could have forgotten the password I haven't used my computer in almost 6 months.

I've tried everything I can think of. I've tried every password I've ever used and to no avail.

Then I used ctrl alt del to go into the other login screen and to login as administrator but that didn't work either. I tried "administrator" with no password, then "administrator" with "admin" as password, then "administrator" with passwords I frequently use. Nothing. Computer says check user name/domain/password.

Iam wondering: when I go into this login screen the "user name" window is already filled in with "photekxl," a handle that I frequently use (as you see here). If the window is already filled in does that mean I definitely have an account with that name, even though I don't remember the password?

Also tried "guest" with no pass and it says my guest account has been removed and to "contact the system administrator." Funny.

Please tell me there is a way to get into my files as a guest or something without having to login somewhere? Boot from a CD? Hack into it somehow? I have lots of school and work related files that I simply can't lose so reinstalling is not an option unless it's the only one. PLEASE HELP!!! Appreciate the responses.

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Answer:XP user account login: forgot password!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

i have o idea, but if you get another hdd and set your old one as your secondry and the new one as the primary and install windows toone the new hdd u should be able to access our old hdd and recover the files.

ill try of think of another way

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I have added a new user account to my computer, but for some reason it is not appearing on the logon screen. Help?

Answer:New user account not appearing on login screen

Hi kbronski, does it appear when you 'switch user' in the start menu ?

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Forewarning, I'm a bit of an idiot about precise computer terminology so please use plain speak when you answer this thread.

I've got an acer aspire with windows 7 and when I am logging in through normal mode I get the message "The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." .. I tried a reset and a full shut down + boot up to no avail so I tried to start in safe mode. The first two times I attempted it I got a string of 5 obnoxious beeps, but if I hold it down it will beep infinitely, longest I waited was almost 30 beeps but safemode still does not load, just boots up to normal mode which won't login.
F2 and F12 setup were useless to me, but F12 beeps in the sameway when I press it on startup, except that it loads.
If I could just boot it to last working config or get into safe mode and run some scans .. I dunno?
What is this and should I call my mechanic?

*Note this labtop is fairly old and has had one hard drive replacement in it's life but had been otherwise functional
Please help /:
 

Answer:Help! Windows 7 - can't login or use safe mode

PieNaple said:





Forewarning, I'm a bit of an idiot about precise computer terminology so please use plain speak when you answer this thread.

I've got an acer aspire with windows 7 and when I am logging in through normal mode I get the message "The User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded." .. I tried a reset and a full shut down + boot up to no avail so I tried to start in safe mode. The first two times I attempted it I got a string of 5 obnoxious beeps, but if I hold it down it will beep infinitely, longest I waited was almost 30 beeps but safemode still does not load, just boots up to normal mode which won't login.
F2 and F12 setup were useless to me, but F12 beeps in the sameway when I press it on startup, except that it loads.
If I could just boot it to last working config or get into safe mode and run some scans .. I dunno?
What is this and should I call my mechanic?

*Note this labtop is fairly old and has had one hard drive replacement in it's life but had been otherwise functional
Please help /:Click to expand...

Hi, PieNaple. Welcome to Major Geeks,

When you got the computer, did you make a Recovery CD? This would allow you to repair Windows.
 

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Running Windows XP on my Panasonic toughbook. While logged on I ran msconfig and selected safe mode to scan and remove a suspected virus. As windows booted up it asks for a password, after I enter my password It won't log me on. It does not recognize any of my logins. I hit F8 during the bootup to enter the setup utility and try to select "boot windows normally" but it keeps coming back in safe mode and I can't log on. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Cant get out of safe mode login prompt

Power down, unplug hard drive, plug back in, try again.

This should reset the connection to your hard drive which should let you get past that option.
 

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Hey, my first post. I am at least an intermediate user so don't hold back. I am being lazy seeking to avoid formatting and reloading.

Background-
SysConfig: 3Ghz P4, 1GB DDR3, (2) SAS drives.
Just prior to my problem a bunch of XP updates were downloaded/installed.

After logging in any app I launch causes system to lock up. Under this login/profile I am logging into a domain. BUT when I login to the local account I can runs apps, get email but can't connect to website via browser! I get "unable to connect".

When I try going to same mode under the domain profile it doesn't complete loading the drivers.

Tried rolling back to a month ago with system restore, the system allowed me to do that for some reason, but no change.

Oh and I notice that the listing of installed apps in Add/Change Programs in control panel does not show any apps. Blank.

Should I try to make this all work or reformat/load? If so, have recommendations on how to avoid reinstalling all the apps? Maybe b/u program files and copy a hive over to 2nd drive?

TIA
GW
 

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I got some sort of trojan messages from Mcafee. Said it could not quarantine one of the items so I had to reboot. Since the reboot I have been unable to log into the PC. It seems to load properly, then I see my desktop background image for a few seconds (5 to 10), and then instead of showing me all the icons on the desktop, it goes back to the "login panel" or I don't know how to call this, where you have the choice of which user sessions you want in windows.
I only have one, which is Administrator.

So windows brings me there. If I click on my profile to log into windows, I hear the "Welcome" music from windows, and as soon as the sound is finished playing (about 3-4 second), I hear the "GoodBye" music from windows, as when you decide to quit and either leave a session or shut down the computer.
And it brings me back to that exact same window where I can choose my profile(only have one), or the only other option I have at that point is to ShutDown/Restart my computer.

Only other thing I could think of was logging in using the Safe-Mode.
Tried f8, choosed the safe mode and here what it does.
I see the big windows sign (fullscreen, showing that it's loading) but then my screen "blinks" 2 more times (just like if I had unplugged the monitor from the wall), so it flashes2-3 times, then I see some kind of dos screen with text only on the bottom line. It seems to load the drivers..It keeps loading for a while (seems to run much slo... Read more

Answer:Trojan - Now can't login even in safe mode

OK. I have managed to get back into the machine by using expand j:\i386\unerinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32

Now left with a number of virus notices through McAfee. I have noticed on a few threads that although poeple are running virus scans they are unable to get rid of everything. What is the best way to remove all traces of the virus NEW WIN32?

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I got this laptop from a friend but the admin login in the safe mode has a password. is there any way to go past that password or to reset it. i would like to use that account to clean out some stubborn spyware. is there any way that i can get the password for that account? i know that normally there is no password for it but on this computer it is password protected.
 

Answer:Safe Mode Admin login

Ask the friend. We can't help with passwords.
 

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My Pavilion dv7 Notebook product #A6X02UA#ABA will not log in. It's factory install OS was Win 7. It now running Win 10.I used Safe Mode in an attempt to remove Webroot, after the reboot the normal screen appears without a login box. I have shutdown and pressed F8 and it boots into the same screen with no login box. Blind password typed does not work. Using a USB boot stick and attemping various tricks using reboot/ESC fail. Restore points fail as well. Is there anyway I can get this machine out of Safe Mode?

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The clients PC is a Packard Bell desktop. There are two users setup to login to Windows XP Media Center.The problem is that no-one can login. When logging in to the machine the desktop image is displayed for less than a second before the 'Logging off ...' message comes up and we are back to the login screen.The same happens in 'Safe Mode' logging in as any user OR Administrator.After the first login attempt after turning the machine on there is an ochre coloured box which appears in the bottom right of the logon screen. This box is headed up 'Log on Authentication' with a yellow padlock to the left. Below that is 'Please authenticate the user that you wish to log onto the system'. Below this message is a key on the left and 'Cancel' on the right.The only thing I can see to do is to reformat BUT before I do is there anything else that might help if I attach the hard disk to one of my own machines?

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Hi,
I have Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1. I enabled safemode and restarted my laptop.on Login screen, it asks me to enter microsoft account password and my wifi is disabled. When i enter the password, it says password is incorrect. How do I login?

Answer:Windows 8.1 in safe mode - not able to login

Login normally, create a local account and then boot into safe mode and log into the local account.

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when i turn on my computer, the login page doesnt show up, and it just keep black screen, what should i do?

Answer:cannot login to windows, not even safe mode!!!

-Well, First of all, It might be a problem with a graphic card, What is the graphic card that you are currently using?
-It might also be with the monitor, do you get to see anything else before this black screen?
-Do you have the latest drivers for the Graphic Card?

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