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Logging off/switching users.

Question: Logging off/switching users.

Every time I go to start log off then switch users or log off I get a box saying my computer's locked and only I can unlock it but I never put a password or anything on it.

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Answer: Logging off/switching users.

What OS?

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Hello,
I have been experiencing random BSOD crashes when switching users or logging out.
This happens about 1 out of 4 times.
What I have done so far:
Applied all Windows Updates.
Updated Video Drivers.
Updated some mother board drivers from Intel.
Run x86 memory scan - No errors
Run chkdisk - No errors.
Virus scan using MS Security Essentials. - No hits.
Malware scan using free Malware bytes. - No hits.
Remove all Cyberware software (I saw this in another post).

This particular BSOD has become a real problem because I am testing software that requires multiple account
types.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
-Paul

Answer:BSOD When Switching Users or Logging out

See plfoss.zip

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I get a black screen (similiar to when monitor is on standby) when logging off or switching users on my windows vista 64-bit. I then have to push to power button to turn off and then the computer restarts with a black screen that displays "how do you want to start your computer" screen.

Answer:Black screen logging off or switching users

It might be the power settings in the BIOS.
Reset your BIOS to Optimal or Default settings.

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Hello. I'm having the following issue on Vista 32bit Home Premium:

(1) I log into an account.
(2) I log out of that account (or hit switch users.)
(3) I log into a different account.
(4) After Vista authenticates the account, I get a black screen.

If I CTRL+ALT+DEL, I can get to the Task Manager. Explorer.exe does not load. I can hit "run" and manually start explorer.exe but it doesn't help. Does anyone know a workaround for this? The problem occurs only after I switch user accounts, the accounts work fine on their own if they are logged into first.

Some other information:
- Dell Vostro 2510
- Latest nVidia Drivers

Answer:Black screen after logging out/switching users and attempting to log in again.

The only "fix" that I've found for the Black Screen error is to use System Restore to go back to a time before it started.

AFAIK, it's an issue in the registry and it has something to do with security settings (most times). Beyond that, there's just too many variables to determine what the cause it.

At work, if we don't have a Restore Point to fix it - we wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows. Customers don't want to pay us (by the hour) to spend weeks fooling around with their systems - only to find out we can't fix it.

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Hi, i've been searching for a fix to my problem with no success, so i came here.
I have windows vista home premium x64, its a fairly new computer - not even one year old.
it has 12gb of RAM, and the i7 core processor - i dont think its much useful to my problem, but here it is:

Logging off/Switching users takes forever, sometimes the screen just goes blank and stays there.
When it does work, i cannot login again properly - Only my desktop backround is shown (No sidebar, no desktop icons, no start menu etc)
The computer will not fully come out of sleep mode (Sleep mode isnt even set to on, yet screen shuts down anyway) - again only background is shown when i try to wake it up
Ctrl+Alt+Del in this state brings up a blank screen yet again, but i know that the menu is there (Sounds)
Of course there are other problems, but i dont think they are related (USB ports stop working)
If ANYONE has a similiar problem or knows how to resolve myissue, please contact me
thank you

Answer:URGENT blank screen when switching users/logging in

Welcome,

Try in safe mode see if it happens.

Try a clean boot and see what happens.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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I just got my computer last week, and for some reason, screen goes black and nothing happens after i log off or switch user...then I have to restart computer to start it back up. Screen switch light still blue, so it doesnt sleep, and computer blue light stays on ( no blinking sleep indicator) so it just doesnt do anything after I log/switch. I already updated bios and graphics card which is nvidia 9500gs.
Any ideas?

Answer:Screen Going black- freezing or stuck when logging off/switching users

Slow shutdown/User log off can be a result of little ram, or frag. This was also a commom issue even with 4GB of ram prior to SP1.

Try defragging.

Are you using reg cleaners, or using any media extenders? (i.e., Xbox)

If it is a desktop you may want to see If it is using "Away mode", or "prevent idling to sleep" mode (this is common for extenders).

Also,

Try this to sfc/scannow
System Files - SFC Command

How To Make Vista more responsive and faster

Memory Diagnostics Tool

Further resolution issues may be to check the GPU, and other issues through Vista diagnostics. Do the above first though, still if it offers resolution

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Hi guy's just wondering if it's possible to get windows 7 to switch audio drivers when you switch to another user account.

For eg.. normal speakers device for my personal account and then have my multichannel device (profire 2626) set as default for my other user account 4 studio work.

Atm, if i change it on one account it changes on the other account which is annoying and i'd just like to set default device for each account so i don't have to do this.

Thx

Answer:Switching drivers when switching users?

I don't think this is really possible since the sound settings apply globally. I'm curious why you want to do this, though...

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I accidently cut power while my computer was logging off. When attempting to log on the next day I got a message saying Windows did not start successfully. Attempts to start in any of the options show - 'Normally', 'Last Known Good Configuration', and any of the 'Safe Modes' was unsuccessful. I get a few seconds of the usual Windows logon screen, then the computer cuts out and starts again. I tried to boot using my Windows disk and reached Recovery Console - 'press R' which I did. I get a message saying it provides system repair and functionality and then I get C:\> and a flashing curser. Help gives a list of possible commands at this point but I don't know which one to use. It seems reloading the operating system will delete everything on my hard drive which I wish to avoid. Can anyone help with something I can do myself, or will I have to take it in for repair? Any help gratefully received.

Answer:Cannot log on after switching off while logging off.

Hello Llewellyn159


Quote:




I tried to boot using my Windows disk and reached Recovery Console - 'press R' which I did. I get a message saying it provides system repair and functionality and then I get C:\> and a flashing curser.




At the flashing cursor type
Bootcfg /Rebuild
ENTER

The exact wording will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add Installation To Boot List?

Assuming the information you see is correct, enter
Y
Bootcfg will start the process of rebuilding the boot list to include the indicated Windows installation

After a moment, you'll be asked to "Enter Load Identifier."
This is the name of the operating system that will appear in boot menus.
Type
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
or
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
(whichever your system is)
ENTER
Next you'll be asked to "Enter OS Load Options."
For normal installations, enter
/Fastdetect
ENTER

Type
Exit
to leave the Recovery Console and reboot the PC, which should then start normally.

.

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Please help! I am running windows vista home premium and for the past month or so, every time I switch user or log off. vista will reboot. I need a hero!

Thanks!

Answer:Switching user or logging off causes vista to reboot.

Originally Posted by vistahp


Please help! I am running windows vista home premium and for the past month or so, every time I switch user or log off. vista will reboot. I need a hero!

Thanks!




There are many instances of this problem reported on the net, but no real solutions. It is possible the problem is not related to Vista per ce but is in a driver. What programs do you have loaded. Does the problem occur when switching one way? ie User A to B, but not from User B to A. Is the reboot associated with a blue screen?

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All of a sudden my computer has started to disable Aero whenever I log back in after switching user. Basically, Aero will be on, then I will switch user and log back on and suddenly Aero will be off and the theme will be "basic". I can fix this by either restarting Desktop Window Manager (in services.msc) or by re-running the Windows Experience Index assessment. Aero does not get disabled any other time for me (even when playing an intensive game).

I recently updated my graphics card drivers to the latest version (I've got a Geforce 560 GTX), but I don't remember if this problem started happening when I installed them or not.

I've tried doing the "Aero hack" that I've seen in a few places - editing the registry so that it's always on - but that didn't work. I've also tried setting it so that it is custom controlled, with Aero Peek enabled (as well as all the other checkboxes crossed), but that hasn't worked either.

I've also run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware in case they found something, but they only found a small number of things and removing them did nothing. I've restarted multiple times too.

So, I'm not sure whether it's a graphics issue, a virus (or something similar) or whether it's just a sudden Windows issue. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate with the latest updates.

Does anyone know what might be wrong? Or if there's nothing wrong, whether there's a way to force Aero to be always on? I'll have a look and see if I can work out a w... Read more

Answer:Aero disabled upon switching user then logging back in

Ok, try this and see if it helps anyway:

Go to Control Panel > Power options > Select the "High performance" power plan. Do this with ALL user accounts.

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Hello all,

The problem im having is logging in to windows xp, between users. I have a resticted user and administrator. When im logged in from restricted and log off, im brought to the login screen (all normal) However when i log in to admin the personal settings load but then all i can see is the background. It doesnt load or even bring up task manager when i ctrl-alt-del. I have to manually turn off the laptop, with power off and battery out (which is bad, but dont have any other options)

This started when i installed windows updates including sp2.

If you have an insight to this problem it would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
 

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How do I fix this?

I am an Admin and my GF is also was a standard user, I have changed her to Admin too but still windows Automatically logs me in and she has to click my name then hers...seems a bit stupid that. after a search it seems that the 1st account setup is an Admin account (mine) and everyone esle (Standard) has to login in via my account?? that juts seems absolutely DAFT! in my opinion.

can anyone tell me how to make Windows stop at the LOCK screen so that when we move the LOCK screen up we see both our accounts and one can choose which account to access?

thanks

Answer:Can not log other users in without logging in me 1st??

Please see my reply to your other post for this.
Help with multiple users login screen!

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Hi,

I want to create a file to use on 28 computers in my computer lab. I want to have a message display in a popup that they can close that will inform them to log out of gmail, and other accounts.

I'm not sure how to go about doing this, I would like to be able to save a file to my flash drive, so I can just simply drag and drop to each computer, instead of manually editing every computer.

Anyway to do this in windows 7, I know it can be done in XP.

Thanks, RaZe

Answer:Pop for users when logging in.

Hello RaZe,

If you like, you could set to have a title and message display on the log on screen of all users for this in Windows 7. For your needs, using METHOD TWO for regedit in the tutorial below would be best. This way you could set the title and message, export the "System" key as a .reg file, edit the .reg file to only include the legalnoticecaption and legalnoticetext string values, then you will be able to just merge the .reg file on any computer you want to add the same log on title and message to.

Logon Title and Text Message

If you need any help with this, then please just let me know.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Switching users

Hi guys. TSG is a great site!

Now my problem is that when I try to switch to another user on XP Pro, it just laggs and I get a black screen and I have to re-start with the CPU button. Any Ideas? Is it because I turned off 'Fast User switching'?
Thanks.
 

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Everytime I try to switch between a user in XP pro without logging off my computer slows to a crawl. I would have to hit the reset button and restart. It runs pretty quick otherwise. It has a 120 gb harddrive, 256 mb of ram and a atlon processor 3100+. Has anybody experience this before. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Basically something must be wrong it should not perform like this.
 

Answer:Switching between Users in XP Pro

Got the Problem solved. For some reason it seem to have been some kind of spyware. I installed and ran super ad blocker and I don't have the problem anymore.
 

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Okay so I have a computer that three people use, so we have profiles. I'm usually downloading things and when they log off, this is terminated. I'd like to be able to have it so they can go on the computer and I can keep downloading. So the feature I'm looking for is switch users. The problem is; It's not anywhere in sight. I was using the classic theme for both the icons of folders, and the start menu (all programs in stead of programs, etc). I would be fine with switching to the default look if it enabled me to switch users.

I just realized that I can't even change the look back to default. Can anyone help with either problem? (changing back to the default look, and being able to switch users)

Here are possible things that I've done:
Start>Shut Down> Than from here there is Log off, Restart, Shutdown, Standby. No switch.

When I try to go back to the default view I do this.
Right Click on Start>Properties> The option should be here but it's not.

Answer:Switching users... Can't do it.

Is "Use Fast User Switching" checkmarked in the User account under control panel?? If it's on..you should get the "Switch User" listed when you click Start..Log Off. There is also a registry tweak that will keep your internet connection active while switching users. Do so at your own risk as you will be editing and adding a value to the registry.

Here's how if you want to attempt.

1. Click Start, click Run and type REGEDIT and hit Enter (or click OK)
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/ CurrentVersion/Winlogon
3. Right-click an empty space in the right-hand pane, and from the menu
Select New > String value
4. Name the new value KeepRASConnections (it's important that you use upper and lower-case letters exactly as shown)
5. Right-click the KeepRASConnections value, and choose Modify from the menu
6. Enter 1 as the Value data
7. Close the registry editor
8. Restart Windows for the changes to take effect

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Question: Switching Users

When switching user on Dell PC, running WXpSP2 I am getting the following error message. Rebooting normally fixes it for about a day.

error occurred with; win32K.sys - address BF9EB5494, 0X00000000, 0XBF9194B3, 0X00000000
date stamp: 45F013F6

Any ideas?

Gandulf

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Question: Switching Users

How do I preform this action?

To restore the default Windows logon interface, remove the following string value from the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GinaDLL

Answer:Switching Users

If you're trying to restore Fast User Switching try Kelly's Korner.Restore Fast User Switching - #34 on the left.As this is a registry edit you should backup the registry first.

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Question: switching users

/!\ Merry Christmas to all ! /!\

My problem : Alt+F4 give me the option of switching users but only the current user "nemo" is selectable
All users are set active including the built-in Administrator








HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
HideFastUserSwitching = 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
do not exist...








C:\Windows\system32>net users

User accounts for \\PC-NEMO

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator DefaultAccount Guest nemo
The command completed successfully.








C:\Windows\system32>net user Administrator
User name Administrator
Full Name Administrator
Comment Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
User's comment
Country/region code 000 (System Default)
Account active Yes
Account expires Never

Password last set 21/12/2016 19:24:37
Password expires Never
Password changeable 21/12/2016 19:24:37
Password required Yes
User may change password Yes

Workstations allowed All
Logon script
User profile
Home directory
Last logon 25/12/2016 10:36:03

Logon hours allowed All

Local Group Members... Read more

Answer:switching users

last news

not sure what exactly solved my problem but i removed useless key (profiles) in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

and the problem is gone

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Question: switching users

Not able to switch users, just created a new user with limited access and when trying to switch users I get this.

"Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.
DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified."

I am not on a network, I connect to the Internet via cable.
I tried loading a fix for this called, "UPHClean-Setup". Supposed to free resources or something like that. Didn't work. I havn't had any users on this machine before. I am the administer and alway boot to this.
Running WinXP Pro, with VirusScan Professional Edition ver: 7.03.6000.
 

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On My Windows XP I have a feature which enables me to switch users whilst on another persons user as well.

However, i can do this but when i try to go back to the other user my screen turns it self off and acts like its in stand-by.

Ive pressed every key on the keyboard but to no avail. So usually i have to turn off the computer and reboot.

Also where you have shared documents through my user i can access my mums and dads users, but if im on my mums user or my dads user they cant access my documents how can i make my user shared so other users can see my documents.

Can You Please Help Me With This Ill Be Very Grateful
 

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Question: Switching Users

hey at times when i am on my account on windows xp, if i switch users accounts it freezes on me...???

Answer:Switching Users

Try deleteing the account that is freezing and then set it up again.

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Question: Switching Users

In the past, I could switch users on the computer simply by clicking Start->log off->switch user and the user I was switching from could keep all of their windows and applications while I used my user setting. Something has happened, and now I actually have to close everything on one user's side and log the user off to be able to get to my user account. Is there a way to get it back to being able to share the computer?
 

Answer:Switching Users

figured out
 

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It started yesterday. Sometimes, when I try to switch users the computer freezes and I must reboot.

I checked for spyware, viruses and there aren't any.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:Switching users in Win XP Pro

Have you upgraded to SP2?

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Question: Switching USers

I have two people (two user accounts ) using one computer. However when one wants to switch between users by going Start | Log Off there isn't any other user name to switch to and I end up shutting down the computer.

how do I configuar the computer so I can switch between users with out shutting down?
 

Answer:Switching USers

Go to the control panel and double click user accounts to open it. Select Change the way users log on and off, check the fast user switching box and apply.
Assuming you are using XP.
Good Luck
 

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When I switch between users in XP my broadband connection turns off and I have to reconnect. Is there a way to configure XP keep the connection on?Ken

Answer:Switching between users in XP

click here

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Question: switching users

I have the Dell Inspiron 531, sometimes when i want to switch users it doesn't go back to the main screen of users?? also when i download a patch for a game, because i have to use the Administrator side?? what could cause this??

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Question: Switching Users

Does anyone know the key sequence to switch users instead of going through the mouse sequence?Running XP standalone with 2 usersUsing Fast switching.Thanks

Answer:Switching Users

Read this click here

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Question: Switching Users

My computer will not switch between users when I use the start menu and log off button.

I go to start, log off and then click on switch users, then nothing happens.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Answer:Switching Users

See this Microsoft article, which may be of some help.

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Question: Switching Users

Hello Everyone,

I have yet another problem that just came up...been away from

machine for a few days, but all of the sudden I can switch users

anyone have any ideas ??

Thanks again for all of your help,

Sincerely

Tumang
Dai any ideas ??
 

Answer:Switching Users

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Question: switching users

Help!!!!! Everytime i want to switch user accounts on my system it turns the computer off! Can anyone help?

Answer:switching users

By "switch user accounts" do you mean, logging off one account, then trying to log on to another account, or are you using using Fast User Switching?

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Question: Switching Users

Hello Everyone,

The question I have is this. A few weeks ago I was able to

switch users, but now I have to actually log off a user in order to

switch to a different user,,, any ideas or help will be

greatly appreciated..
Thanks In Advance..

Tumang2k
 

Answer:Switching Users

Hi there!

Control Panel-user accounts

ENABLE "Fast User Switching"!
Good Luck!

ST
 

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Question: switching users

Ihave a problem swith between account users.

when i first log on everything is fine and logging off is o.k. the problem arises when you log onto a new user and try to log off. It wont let you log off.

The only way is by using ctrl, alt, del and manually logging off.

I have recently installed a wireless internet connection and with the connection being on all the time i wondered if that might be the problem.

I disconnected the connection and everything worked as normal.

Is there a way that you can stay online while switching between users?

Any help would be greatly apreciated....Many Thanks

Answer:switching users

Try enabling fast user switching, if you haven't already done so. I don't know if this will fix it, but it's worth a shot. Or if it's enabled try disabling it.

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Question: switching users

the switch user thing doesn't work on XP, even when i enable it in the contol panel>user settings. when i try pressing window Key+L it just locks the computer. to switch users you have to log off each one to go onto another. i'm running XP home SP2 with 2.2 ghz celeron and 512 RAM

Answer:switching users

Windows key+L always locks the computer doesn't switch users.

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Question: xp switching users

hi, I have a new Dell 5500 with XP at sp2 level.I have two user accounts ... if I have both active ...when I try to logoff one of them I get the saving your settings and the machine then freezes....nothing but a power off and restart cures it....any ideas..?Awest3

Answer:xp switching users

See if this helps at all. click here

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I have a dell dimension C 21 pc with windows XP home edition service pack 2 which I have had for some months now. I have the free edition of AVG. We are 2 users, I am the main user and my partner is the second user. A problem frequently arises when he switches to his"area" in that an AVG box comes up for updating but then freezes . He then tries to shut it down gets the message "this program is not responding click on end or cancel" so we can't get rid of it.
I have spoken to the Dell help line who a) want to charge me for any advice as they say this is nothing to do with the hardware, and only the hardware is guaranteed when I complain about this they say I have to get rid of AVG and that only Macafee, which they put on for 90 days and I got rid of, will work.Any ideas on how to cure this it is quite annoying and he is getting quite fed up with it.

Answer:Switching Users And Avg

I would probably try uninstalling and then reinstalling AVG to see if that fixes the problem.

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I added a user to a Windows ME computer.  The new user does not have access to Microsoft Office XP Pro & Microsoft Publisher XP.  I located the exe icon in Windows Explorer and created a shortcut.  However, when I attempt to open the program, the message states that the program is not installed for this user (I am not quoting the message exactly because I am not at that computer now).  How can I make all programs available for any new user that I set up on this computer?  Will I have the same problem in Windows XP Home?

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When i try to shut down my user account i get a pop up that says other users are still using the computer and they will lose data if i shut down . I know there are no other users, any ideas

Thanks

Answer:Question about other users still on when logging off.

Do you mean when you try to shut down the computer?

If so, open Task-Manager and look under the Users tab to see what users are currently logged in.

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I am having a problem with Windows 2000 when it starts up. I want it to log on as administrator as all of my settings are correct as this user. It however always logs on as another user and I then have to log off and log on again. Is there a way in win 2000 to set up which user it automatically logs on with. Also is there a tick box where I can ensure that all users use the same settings?JoJoH

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Alright, so I've got the BES logging turned on.

My only problem is how in the world to report this stuff.
It logs everything, from everyone, in a single CSV file. How do I say I just want the text records from Joe from 10/25-10/31? Is there anyway at all to produce some sort of reporting?
 

Answer:Any BES users? Logging Question

IIRC no. However you could take the report that it runs and pipe that specific info to another CSV. You are talking about user level logging (SMS, Calls In/Out, etc) rather than system level logging correct?
 

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I have a dell dimension C 21 pc with windows XP home edition service pack 2 which I have had for some months now. I have the free edition of AVG. We are 2 users, I am the main user and my partner is the second user. A problem frequently arises when he switches to his"area" in that an AVG box comes up for updating but then freezes . He then tries to shut it down gets the message "this program is not responding click on end or cancel" so we can't get rid of it.
I have spoken to the Dell help line who a) want to charge me for any advice as they say this is nothing to do with the hardware, and only the hardware is guaranteed b) when I complain about this they say I have to get rid of AVG and that only Macafee, which they put on for 90 days and I got rid of, will work.Any ideas on how to cure this it is quite annoying and he is getting quite fed up with it.
 

Answer:Solved: switching users

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You know the sound that the computer makes when you click on start-> Log Off -> Switch User? It's a specific sound like when you turn off your computer or when you restart your computer, or when you log in to your computer. That "Windows" sound. Well for me, that sound has disapeared everytime switch users. My normal sound is okay, and the log off/log in sounds are still there, but for some strange reason, my Switch User sound is gone. I was just wondering what caused this, it's not really a big deal, but I am just curious as to what happened.
 

Answer:Switching Users Sound

Don't know why it stopped, unless some one disabled it or deleted the file.
You can reset/select the sound you want here:
Control Panel | Sounds and Audio Devices
Sounds Tab
Last two items under the Windows section are Windows Logoff and Windows Logon
Files are usually in the Windows\Media folder:
Windows XP Logoff Sound.wav
Windows XP Logon Sound.wav

Jerry
 

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Box HP-Pavilion
OS Win 7 Home Basic Ver. 6.1.7600 32Bit
BIOS American Megatrends 5.11
Sound Realtek High Definition Audio
Modem HUAWEI Mobile Connect - 3G Modem
CPU Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU
E6500 @ 2.93GHz, 2936 Mhz

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I am trying to find out how to keep my Broadband connection active when I switch users. I have 4 accts. on my computer, one for each family member. Whenever I switch accts, my Broadband connection shuts down. You can start it up again after the switch with no problem. I would prefer, however, to have it stay connected during the switch, as this would just make my life easier. For instance all users connect to the same torrent software, and I have the files for it synced. So, no matter who is logged in, the torrent info is the same. When the connection drops, the torrent software has to reload all the DHT info. I have googled this, to no avail. I assume it is a matter of where the BB Modem Drivers are installed?? Or maybe a Registry tweak. At any rate, I am at a loss as to how to do it, but I am sure it can be done. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciatedClick to expand...

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I am trying to find out how to keep my Broadband connection active when I switch users. I have 4 accts. on my computer, one for each family member. Whenever I switch accts, my Broadband connection shuts down. You can start it up again after the switch with no problem. I would prefer, however, to have it stay connected during the switch, as this would just m... Read more

Answer:Want to keep BROADBANDconnection when switching users.

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I have 2 Windows 8.1 PCs and have the same problem on both. When I switch from one user account to another then back to the original account, I just get the rotating circle and can't do anything. The problem is solved by logging off and on again. SFC /SCANNOW shows no problems.

Has anyone any ideas on what may be the problem?

Answer:Switching Between Users Problem

Any ideas?

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I recently added 4 more user accounts onto my computer. Whenever I go to start>logoff>switch users, and then go into another acct, it disconnects you from the net. Is there anyway to fix this? Thanks
Pat
 

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Setting up a new XPS 8910 with Windows 10 Pro.  I am baffled with this issue.  My Admin account is a local account.  I added another local account limited user.  When I switch users from the Admin account to the local limited user account, the switch is quick.  However, when I switch from the local limited user account to the Admin account, the screen goes black and I have to wait over 60 seconds for the switch.  Can anyone shed some light on what might cause this? 

Answer:Issue Switching Users

Hi.Welcome to our community.We’ll certainly try and assist you. The issue that you are currently facing looks like a software issue. We request you to create another local admin account and check if the issue reoccurs.  

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Suddenly this afternoon I could not switch from one user to another in XP unless I logged off from one user first.When I click Start, then Logoff I get the normal choices of 'Switch User', 'Logoff' or 'Cancel'. All of a sudden 'Switch User' does not work. I can only choose 'Logoff' or 'Cancel'. The only changes made today were that one of the kids installed the SIMS2 game and that seemed to go smoothly.Also, when I leave the PC idle, my screen saver comes on but when I move the mouse I just get the wallpaper and my icons have all disappeared. To get them back I have to do Alt, Ctrl, Del.Any takers out there?

Answer:Switching users on XP problem

Did you create a restore point before installing SIMS? If so try a a system restore prior to SIMS install and see if that resolves problem.Another possibility re first problem is click here

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I have Windows XP Pro SP1

When I try to switch users the computer automatically restarts.

There are 4 users on the computer and it is not part of a LAN, or any other network.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Problem with switching users

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I have created a second Administrator user account without password but gave it a different name. Now I have 2 Administrator user accounts named ?Greyvaio? which is the original one and the new one named ?MyVaio?.The computer is laptop Vaio with XP professional.When I start the computer it opens with latest user account I created - the one named ?MyVaio?.The ussue now is that I have no option to switch between the two users. To do this switching, the Help advise is to Click Start, Click Log Off and Click Switch User.The problem is that when I click Start and Log Off there is no option for switching users (that green square with 2 arrows inside does not appear at all).The only option computer displays is to log off.Then I?ve tried different approach - from User Accounts panel clicked on ?Change the way users log on/off in? order to switch to Welcome screen from which I can select with which account to login.No luck - here popped up this message :?Client services for network has disabled the Welcome screen and Fast User Switching. To restore these features you must UNinstall Client Services for NetWare?.Did search for Client Services and NetWare everywhere in the computer.Find ?NETWARE.DR? in folder C:\Windows\1386and?Netware.drv? in folder C:\Windows\system32Both files are displayed in blue (perhaps because are invisible?)No ?Client Services ? found anywhere.At this stage due to my insufficient computer knowledge I don?t know what else to do... Read more

Answer:How to fix switching between users accounts? HELP!

What happens if you select log off? Do you get a box into which you can type a user name?"Client services fo rnetware" try - Start

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hi, because i want to correct a problem, someone said try turning off the "switching users" thingy, can someone tell me how..thanks

Answer:switching users in XP.. turn off ??

control panel,user accounts, untick fast swiching

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I am trying to set up my computer so that my wife can use it, but not have access to all my files and programs etc...

I have created her user account, but whenever i try and switch users it hangs at a Red screen, sometimes with a box saying "Applying personal setting Internet Explorer 6".

What am i doing wrong? Do i have to log my account off first before switching over?

Help!
 

Answer:Problems switching users

Well, I think it is because of the available memory on your computer. What are your computer's specs?

Try logging off your account, and then signing into hers. If it's the first time she's signing in, it can take a long time for all the new user settings to be created.ie. the internet explorer 6 is being installed... leave it alone for like 10-30min and see what happens.
 

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I have a program that I need to keep running when I switch users on XP.
But Xp minimizes the program when I switch users and it stops running.
Anyway to keep it open?

Answer:programs/switching users

Nope . .

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Hello folks,
This appears to be an "odd" one.
My Daughter has a Phillips Freevent pc running win. xp pro. When switching users this small icon "fail" pops up, this does not prevent the new user from logging on but I can find no "properties" associated with this error msg.
I have done the obvious, by deleting the user profile & re-installing but with no success. Any ideas?
spitfire11

Answer:Error msg. when switching users

Go to the Control Panel
Double click Administrative tools
Doble click Services
Locate Fast user switcing
Make sure is is set to Automatic & started

If not double click it & reset it to Automatic
Click Start
Then click Apply

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Over the course of the last few months, I have been experiencing issues logging into my office computer from home as there has been other individuals logging in at my work station using the "Switch User" option. This creates issues for me logging in from home. Locking the computer does nothing to prevent Switching Users. Is there any way to make my Windows 10 computer at work only usable by me....ie, making Switching Users not possible? Thank you in advance.

Answer:Can I Prevent Switching Users?

Hello Markaz,

You could use the method in the tutorial to also remove the switch user option in Windows 10 to see if that may help.

Switch User - Add or Remove in Windows 8

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I use to be able to switch users on AOL and see how many e-mails each user had, along with their sign on names. Now working with Windows 7 and I can't see all my AOL usernames. Does anyone have a solution for this?

Answer:Switching users to sign in to AOL

Take off the training wheels, drop AOL and really use the internet. Your ISP can offer you a number of email accounts, or you can use gmail, yahoo, or other free email accounts out there. No one really needs AOL anymore. When AOL was first around, the pure internet was scary for many so AOL put in place simple controls and hid much of went on behind. Long before even XP came around the internet and browsers became more friendly (as long as you had a good antivirus program) and easier to use, basically making AOL obsolete. Today, there is really no reason to use it any longer. Try it with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or others. Email accounts can be web based where you log in through your browser similar to the way you probably do today, or one that uses an email client like Outlook, Windows Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird to name a few where you open your email program and it downloads your emails for you and you keep them on your computer. Thunderbird has options for independent multiple email accounts as well as multiple accounts that feed into a single inbox.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Running XP. Installed wireless internet and used the admin side. Now I cannot get out of Admin. Start button has no place to highlite to switch users. You can log off but it just reboots system right back into the admin. side. Been to Users account and it states Guest is turned on but cannot highlite it.
 

Answer:Solved: switching users

Go to control panel, open User Accounts, then select "change the way users log on or off", be sure fast user swiching is ticked.
 

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Hey, i'm trying to uninstall a program, and windows is telling me that another user is logged on, and that it won't uninstall properly if they're logged in, anyway can i log that user out without having their password, so I can uninstall this program?

Answer:Switching Users Without A Password

You should be able to log them off by using Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del), switching to the Users tab, highlighting the user that you want to log off and then select Log Off from the buttons at the bottom of the screen.

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XP home SP2 all up to date with windows updatespybotSurer AntispywareAVG freespyware blasterHi Guys.I have recently introduced 4 new user profiles to my PC, it will usually log into the first user with out a problem but if I try to switch users or log out and back in as someone else Explorer doesnt seem to finish loading.It just seems to freeze with no icons in the task bar.If I bring up task Manager it says 33 running process but only 4 are visable Explorer.exe is included in the 4 but it will not end task and if I try to run Explorer.exe again nothing happens.So I try to log off through Task manager and I just get a black screen and have to do a hard shutdown.I have run all my maleware programssfc /scannowand chkdskCan you think of anything else i can tryBTW I am just recovering from a backdoor Trojan, all clean now thanks to Buddy in the antivirus forum.would there be temp files or services running that shouldnt be left behind by the trojan ?Thanks for any advice

Answer:Problem Switching Users

OK dont worry Guys, I know it was a strange problem, maybe my PC just isnt powerfull enough to handle more than 1 user, so I have now deleted the other log in names, it was just too much of a headache.
Now I am just left with my name there.
Now, how do I get into my account without having to click on my name (hope yopu know what I mean)
I just want the pc to boot to my desktop like it used to without me clicking on my name.
Thanks.

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Hi All

What would cause a computer to take several minutes when logging off one user and then logging into another user? Takes several minutes. Computer shutdown one time and ever since then it takes along time when switching users. Other than that the computer runs ok. The computer is networked to a domain.

Thanks, Doug

Answer:XP Pro very slow switching between users.

Have you tried this?Start \ Help and Support Search for "fast user switching"

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I have Fast User Switching enabled, yet every time I use the "Winkey+L" function, it goes to the classic screen with the "This computer is in use and has been locked" message.
im not in any network, i have two accounts, plus the admin account, and the guest account is disabled. any help?
 

Answer:switching users problem

Fast user switching can block a number of items although I have never heard of your problem.Does this key combination work with FUS turned off. If so turn it off ,then check Microsoft to see if there is a work around .You may not need it anyway,I have found it isn't worth it.
 

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I've had this problem for a long time now. Every once in a while I will set out on a google quest to find the answer but I haven't succeded yet

The problem is that whenever I "switch user" (win + L) out of my account for someone else to log on their account, when they try logging off, my monitor acts like if I was putting the computer into sleep mode. That is, it goes black and some messages come up on the screen saying the usual "check power etc" messages and the light flashes. The computer continues to run and there is no way of restoring my screen so I am forced to press the main power button on the computer tower.

I am running windows xp professional sp 2
My video card is nvidia geforce fx 5500
Pentium 4 3.00GHz
1BG RAM
I run zone alarm and AVG in the background

I have not always had this problem. I don't remember when it started but it has been a long time now (I would say at least 6 months.)

Appreciate any suggestions or information...
 

Answer:Problem when switching users

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I have been working on a friend's PC -- an hp pavilion (a527x) that's running WinXP-SP2. I just spent days cleaning all the spyware off of it, & finally got an OK from Chaslang that it was clean! However, I'm getting ready to return it, & now when I log off from one user & click on the 2nd user to change desktops, the monitor just goes black with a flashing cursor for a few seconds. Cannot get anything else to come up on the monitor then, & haven't had any trouble with the monitor or any other hardware up to this point. I turned off "hibernate", etc...in "Power Options" in the Control Panel. Any ideas here as to the cause? PC is running fine otherwise. Although can't seem to get MyWayWebSearch spyware off of it. Have tried all help in "Anti-Spyware" page. Anyone had this happen before to them or anyone know a possible cause & solution? Thanks bunches, in advance! Shannon
 

Answer:Switching users & desktops?

Create a new user account, move all the personal folders in the mal-functioning one to the new account thru explorer, delete the mal-functioning one.
 

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Hey guys, recent problem here with switching usernames. There's three accounts on my computer, all with no passwords. About three weeks ago a strange thing has been happening: the first time you start your computer and log into one of the three accounts, it'll log you in no problem. Then, when you go and switch users, it will prompt for a password that was never created, and won't let you log in. So I restarted the computer, and then I put some simple passwords on the accounts, thinking it would work. Well, the same thing happened. The first time you log in after a bootup it works, but then you get locked out again once you try switching users again.

This is where it gets even stranger. The problem stopped, you could switch users fine. "Alright!" I said, "it's finally over."

I was wrong, once you restart the computer it went back to locking me out. I'm so confused about this, and it's really frustrating. I've tried virus scans and there appears to be no problems with anything like that. I really need some assistance here.

Answer:Problem With Switching Users.

Try going to users in the control panel and click on switch the way users log on or off.

Whichever way you have it set, change to the other.

After you do that reboot, then go back to users and switch back.

Let us know.

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Got a problem that I have not encountered before. My little used Compaq Presario died again so I pulled the hard drive out and disposed of the carcass. Then I picked up a P3 lease return w/o a drive in it. I put my drive in and started it up. Windows wouldn't load...said some dll was missing. I figured if one was corrupted there were probable others and just reinstalled XP Pro over it. I can't do a clean install because I have no way to back up any data on my drive just yet.

Anyway, this is not the first time I have installed XP but this time, when we attempted to switch between users, it asked for a password and would not go any further. Naturally, I did not have any passwords set up at that point. In order to switch users, we have to reboot the system. That pretty much defeats the purpose of being able to switch back and forth between users so I would really like to get this fixed.

I checked under CtrlPanel>Power>Advanced and found that Fast Switching was enabled and there was a check mark beside 'Prompt for Password". I removed the check mark but it didn't change anything, it still wants a password to get in.

My XP Pro does not yet have SP2 on it. I do not know any specs for this computer either. And I find that the drive was loaded with bugs and hidden goodies. I reinstalled AdAware and Spybot, updated and then ran them both. AdAware found over 500 items to get rid off and Spybot took over an hour to run. I do not kno... Read more

Answer:Switching Users problem

Not sure what you mean by:-
"My XP Pro does not yet have SP2 on it. I do not know any specs for this computer either."

If you want to know what is in the box, try EVEREST. Free from MG.
Everest Home Edition. www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4181

When you run EVEREST, Click on "Computer" icon, then on "Summary", then on "Report" (at top menu), then on "Quick Report Summary", down to "Plain text". Save it to a file, as whatever name you like, (maybe PCddmmyy--with ddmmyy being the current date). Then it can be posted for all to see.

Bazza
 

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Is there a way to display a prompt when switching users in Windows XP.For instance when the kids switch users or want to log off can I display messages like.. 'Did you close down iTunes?''Did you close down MSN messenger''If logging off, please close all programs first''Clear popcorn off keyboard please'

Answer:Switching Users options

Don't think you can.... SorryYou *might* be able to find a program that may do something similar if you do a google search

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Here's my situation: when switching from one user to another, the monitor goes black, then large letters come on that say PC Self Diagnosis Y or N? It then goes completely black causing us to reboot. Also, the light on the monitor blinks on and off. It does not seem to be a hardware problem. Can anyone offer any advice?

Answer:Switching Users Problem

What happens if you click "Y"?Does it try to sell you a program to correct the problem? (open your browser and take you to a webpage)If so, it is malware, and you should install, update and run Adaware, Spybot Search and Destroy and the Microsoft Anti-malware beta to try to get rid of malware infestations that may be present in your computer.AdAware SE (get the freeware version although they will keep attempting to sell you an upgrade):http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/Spybot S&D (freeware): http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.htmlMicrosoft Antispyware Beta (freeware): http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

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needing help on switching users. when i go to start, then log off, and then select switch users nothing happens. it works if i log off but then all of my programs that were running shut down. i cant get it to go to the login screen that comes up when you select switch users. please help me its driving me crazy.

thanks in advance
 

Answer:Problem with Switching Users

any ideas?
 

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I have set up 2 users; 1 as administrator (me) and 1 for my wife. It is a home computer and we do not require password protection. I am the normal user and have managed to set up so that I login within having to enter password.
However when my wife uses the computer the Start-up screen is me and my wife has to switch user. When she does this she has to enter her her password.
Is it possible to set-up so that she can simply switch user without her passport

Answer:Switching Users without password

Hello Polterry, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since you have more than one user account on the computer, you might consider using the tutorial below to set to always show all users at sign in instead of the last user. Since you do not have a password, it would sign in to your account automatically if you were the last one that signed out. Having it set to all users, will instead have the sign in screen show with all user accounts to select to sign in without having to switch user.

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8
If your wife doesn't have a password, she should be able to just select her account to sign in.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Can some one help with this? All of a sudden I'm having grief switching users. I always used the Window L function but now I get a message saying the computer is locked and asks for my password to unlock it . I never had a password so I created one but it doesn't help. If I go into user accounts/change the way you log on and check the " use fast user switching box and apply it, it will not take
Thanks
 

Answer:switching users /xp home

Here's a link to how to remove the password from a user account and change logon process: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282866&sd=tech

Follow the instructions closely and good luck.
 

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Hi everyone,
When I switch users, the computer restarts. I'm running windows XP home, just wondering, how can I stop the computer from restarting when switching users? It even happens when I log off and then sign in as a different user!
Thanks
 

Answer:Restart when switching users

Hope this helps

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279765
 

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When switching users in XP Pro - the OS has suddenly decided it needs to reboot.

Regardless of which account your switching from/to - XP executes the switch, but before it completes - the screen goes black and the machine reboots for no apparent reason.

Any ideas as to why this is happening? I'm running Norton Antivirus and run SpyBot on a regular basis.
 

Answer:Switching Users & POOF

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I've been having a problem where when I switch users from another account and start using iTunes, it keeps playing the error/prompt sound that I hear for the other account. When the other account user switches back, they find a lot of prompts saying that "iTunes cannot be opened because another user has it open", despite the fact that they didn't have iTunes running.

If I terminate the other user's process through Task Manger -->View Processes from all users, it stays off for about 2-3 minutes before coming back on, playing the annoying prompt sound and displaying the pile of prompts.

is there any way to get around this?

Answer:iTunes 9 bug when switching users?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Gata


I've been having a problem where when I switch users from another account and start using iTunes, it keeps playing the error/prompt sound that I hear for the other account. When the other account user switches back, they find a lot of prompts saying that "iTunes cannot be opened because another user has it open", despite the fact that they didn't have iTunes running.

If I terminate the other user's process through Task Manger -->View Processes from all users, it stays off for about 2-3 minutes before coming back on, playing the annoying prompt sound and displaying the pile of prompts.

is there any way to get around this?



Dis it always do this?

What "other account"?

Do you have a backup tor restore from?

Do you have a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?

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Hi,

I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I did a search and could not find anything related to the problem I'm experiencing.

I have an XP box with SP2, and have created several accounts for my family. I've found that often when I try to log off a family member and log on as myself that the pc freezes. It seems to be ok at first because it expands my name once I click on it, but very shortly will do nothing and I have to press reset.

Does anyone know what that might be? Thank you in advance for your time.

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I Am running Win7 64 bit. Whenever I switch user accounts the computer will start the switch and then lock up with a display message that says no signal on the monitor. It happens if the computer has been running for hours or only a couple of minutes. I have to shut the PC off and leave it off for 20-30 minutes. I can then restart and enter any user account. But if I try to switch user or logoff and pick a different user the whole cycle begins anew. Can anyone here help me?

Brian

Answer:Switching Users Problems

No signal to the monitor seems more like a graphics problem. Check and make sure your drivers are up to date. Also, run scannow system file checker. That will check the system files. See if either of these help.

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Two problems :
1. With W7, as say User 1, I could listen to music or BBC radio via the internet. If I switched to User 2, the music or radio opened as User 1 would continue to play and be heard as User 2. With W10, switching users cuts out any music or radio opened as User 1. Are the listening features under W7 available under W10?
2. With W7, I could copy from documents or spreadsheets opened under User 1 and paste into documents of spreadsheets as User 2. This feature does not work in W10. Can this be fixed?
Thanks

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I have Windows XP and have gotten stuck while switching users.  There are 4 of us who have our own logons and when one of is logged on and another one wants switch to their loggon window, it gets stuck. The only way I've handled this is to just log off when I'm done and the next person can log on "cleanly".  Any ideas as to what is causing it to get stuck?  This just started about 3 days ago.Appreciate any input.Thanks.

Answer:Stuck while switching users

There are various things that can cause it to stick, this including:Some sort of corruptionAntivirus programCertain network adapter driver typesWhether or not you are using Domain or Workgroup, or just your local group. What antivirus protection do you have?Did you try updating your network drivers? (WiFi devices, Ethernet devices, Network controllers, Windows Update)Are you connected to a network?Have you tried disabling Switch Users, and then restarting, and enabling it?

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hi there I'm having a little trouble using the switching users I'm running xp pro and there are four users on my puter when i go to the switch user and click on someone else the screen goes black then comes back on to the logon screen but then it won't do anything I have to restart the whole computer any help would be appreciated

Answer:switching users problem

Did you try and turn of Fast User Switching and see if that works?

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Hello, i recently removed a virus with the help of one of the mods of this forum by using combofix, my computer sped up greatly but now i find when i try to switch users it takes from around at the minimum 5 minutes to switch and the max around 8 or 9 mins.

I am using windows Vista Business, 2.6Ghz Core 2 Duo Processor and a sufficient amount of ram (in my opinion anyways - 3gigabyte ram).

Could i have some help in solving this issue and trying to get it back to its normal 5-15 seconds user switch? The waiting time can get tedious when i switch users and its really annoying!

Help would be great appreciated!

Thanks,

- Brya

Answer:Switching Users Issue

Have you tried disabling and then re-enabling fast user swithching this will hopefully re-write some of the settings and hopefully solve your problem.

Disable it using the control panel, then restart your machine.

Then re-enable it and again restart your machine.

Let me know if it works

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For some reason, if I log on to my account (an administrator account), then log off, none of the other users (my husband's admin. account or the kids' limited user accts) can be signed on. XP sits on the welcome screen for an unusually long time, then goes to just the user's wallpaper screen (no icons, no taskbar, nothing). Can't pull up task manager or warm boot, have to shut down & restart. I can log on any of the other accounts, and log off, and switch to mine, but not vice versa. Even if I don't do ANYTHING after signing on. So, the problems seems to be with my account settings somehow.

This is a new problem -- actually, my husband (who notices it most, because I use the PC most of the time, and then when he tries to get on at night, can't) says it was happening itermittantly, but now happens every time.

Any ideas?

TIA,
M
 

Answer:Problems switching users in XP

We can SWITCH users okay, but if I log off, no one else can log on.

M
 

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Not able to switch users, just created a new user with limited access and when trying to switch users I get this.

"Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.
DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified."

I am not on a network, I connect to the Internet via cable.
I tried loading a fix for this called, "UPHClean-Setup". Supposed to free resources or something like that. Didn't work. I havn't had any users on this machine before. I am the administer and alway boot to this.
Running WinXP Pro, with VirusScan Professional Edition ver: 7.03.6000.
 

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hi guysWhen i dont use pc for a while screen saver comes on all ok so far and then if i try to use pc again my screensaver goes off but my screen returns to the 4 users names that use this pc- wife son daughter and me- so then i have to click on my name and then it says loading your settings and then im back on, mostly here on PCA, how can i stop it as its really annoying?? why doesnt it just return to the screen i was on??

Answer:returning to all users when logging back on

Control Panel; Appearance and Themes; Choose a Screen Saver.Ensure that 'On resume, display Welcome Screen' is NOT ticked.

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Hi i have 5 users on my pc, whenever they are inactive for a certain amount of time it auto logs them off but they are still logged in (like going onto switch user)

How do i change it so that it doesnt log them off because when i come onto the computer about 3 people are all logged on!!
 

Answer:how to stop users automatically logging off

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Switch users without logging off windows 10

Answer:Switch users without logging off windows 10

Ctrl+alt+del

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I have 2 users on Windows 7 Pro that when logging in, they presented with their user icon and the other user icon. They select their icon and input their password.  Next, it goes back to the screen with the 2 icons. They do this several times and
get the same results. Sometimes the loop is broken by using the on-screen keyboard or by trying the "other user" icon and logging in with their username and password.  The users are getting frustrated
and I cannot easily identify anything in the computer logs.  They are using the correct password.  The accounts never get locked.  Has anyone witnessed this?

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Running xp pro. This happened after running registry cleaner.

Answer:unable to switch users w/o logging off.

Here is the answer. (From Microsoft)

Enable or Disable Fast User Switching
Note: To enable Fast User Switching, you must also enable the Use the Welcome screen option. This feature cannot be used if your computer is a member of a domain. To enable Fast User Switching:

1. Log on to the computer as an administrator.
2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
3. Click Change the way users log on or off.
4. If it is not already selected, click to select the Use the Welcome screen check box.

NOTE: The Use Fast User Switching check box is unavailable until you click to select the Use the Welcome screen check box.
5. Click to select the Use Fast User Switching check box, and then click Apply Options. Quit the User Accounts tool.

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Not sure if this is in the best forum, but I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this for me. When certain users log in to our domain, they are being routed to a different user profile. For example, a user called Astir logs in to the domain CFCHFIN as usual, but all of the settings that are used once he logs in are actually in the Astir.CServe profile. I can move all of the necessary files to the correct profile, but even after deleting Astir.CServe from the users list, I cannot delete the Astir.CServe profile. It says ~ Astir.CServe is a Windows system file and is required for Windows to work properly. It cannot be deleted.

What's going on here and how do I fix it?
 

Answer:XP logging users into a nonexistant domain

twinmms said:





For example, a user called Astir logs in to the domain CFCHFIN as usual, but all of the settings that are used once he logs in are actually in the Astir.CServe profile.Click to expand...

Is CFCHFIN a new domain? It is possible Astir.CServe is a cached profile that is being loaded because it cannot find the CServe domain. Are you sure the user is being authenticated by an active domain controller?





twinmms said:





I can move all of the necessary files to the correct profileClick to expand...

Which profile is the correct profile?





twinmms said:





but even after deleting Astir.CServe from the users list, I cannot delete the Astir.CServe profile. It says ~ Astir.CServe is a Windows system file and is required for Windows to work properly. It cannot be deleted.Click to expand...

Were you logged on as Astir when you tried to delete the profile. How are you deleting the profiles? I would recommend using the User Profiles window. System Properties > (user profiles) Settings. You did not specify which OS the server and clients were running so the User Profiles option may be different.
 

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Is there a way I can read my users emails without having to login as them? I have to do some auditing... and I only know how to login as them and check their email.

Is there some more smooth way?!

Answer:How To Read Users Email Without Logging In As Them

Access to the mail server

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im wondering if there is a way to see which machines are downloading huge files and bogging down our network and also i would like to know what they are downloading (work)
i am an admin and would like to know if thereis such a program because im a very lenient admin but now i just wanna see what they are doing and perhaps who is doing it without asking questions
 

Answer:logging what files users download

Sickness said:

im wondering if there is a way to see which machines are downloading huge files and bogging down our network and also i would like to know what they are downloading (work)
i am an admin and would like to know if thereis such a program because im a very lenient admin but now i just wanna see what they are doing and perhaps who is doing it without asking questionsClick to expand...

That depends on your network environment, how is your network setup and what equipment is involved in connecting to the Internet?
 

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I'm not really sure how to ask my questions, so I'll just post what my needs are, and let you guys tell me how to accomplish it.

Customer has a server (soon to be built by me).
Customer has 20-30 users who each need their own folder on the server, only accessible by the user.
Customer will want each user to have access to the server from any desktop on the network, currently only 4, but will expand to 8-16.
Customer will be using Windows Vista Business for the desktops.

I assume I need to run Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2003 Server. I have no clue how to set this up, or even what version to go with.
 

Answer:multiple users logging into a server...

SarverSystems said:


I'm not really sure how to ask my questions, so I'll just post what my needs are, and let you guys tell me how to accomplish it.

Customer has a server (soon to be built by me).
Customer has 20-30 users who each need their own folder on the server, only accessible by the user.
Customer will want each user to have access to the server from any desktop on the network, currently only 4, but will expand to 8-16.
Customer will be using Windows Vista Business for the desktops.

I assume I need to run Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2003 Server. I have no clue how to set this up, or even what version to go with.Click to expand...

Windows server would certainly help, since it provides a lot of nice management features that would make this a lot easier on you. You may want to look into Small Business Server. If you prefer something ``free'', I am sure that you can set up something in Linux + samba as well.

I guess I am not entirely sure what you are asking.
 

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I'm hoping there's a good solution to this, but I have a feeling there isn't. We have a 2k3 domain here at work and recently got new laptops in for the start of the school year to hand out to staff. The issue we're having is that we have to log these users in to create their profile and set things up on their new laptop... which of course we can't do without knowing their password. We could reset their password for the domain easily... but having Exchange on the domain means that we'll also lock them out of their account by changing their password.

So far, our only option is to wait for the staff to come in, have them log in personally, and wait while we configure things. Any other options than this?
 

Answer:Logging users in... non-standard options?

If their computer is staying inside the network, you can set up their account using Active Directory (which also prepares an Exchange account if you let it) and make sure you check the option 'user must change password on next log-in' when typing in their temporary password of your chosing.

As long as they stay inside the domain network, they will be able to assign themselves passwords which applies to Exchange as well.
 

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on this computer, when me and others that use this computer, "switch users" 1/4 of the time it wont let us switch users. It says password invalid even though the password is correct.

So we ususally reboot the computer and then the password always works. It never says invalid password from a boot up. Only during the usage when we change users.

Ive changed passwords for all users but still the same problem. It been doing this for awhile and at first we dealt with it, but now its just an annoyance.

What could be wrong with switch users that would affect the password. ???
 

Answer:XP password problem when logging other users

help

heh this is defintately a software problem, not a hardware one like last time.
 

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