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Help with removing the "Locked" message at login screen

Question: Help with removing the "Locked" message at login screen

Hi I want to ask if it is possible to edit maybe the authui.dll or the explorer.exe to remove the "locked" message that appears above the password box whenever I lock my computer.
I have already managed to remove the user picture, the "enter" button and the watermark by fiddeling with both those files, but the "locked" mesage is damn near impossible to get rid of :P

EDIT: My endgame is to have a totaly clear login screen, except for the password box in the middle

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Preferred Solution: Help with removing the "Locked" message at login screen

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Answer: Help with removing the "Locked" message at login screen

If it's just the word that you want removed I'm not 100% sure but I found it in the authui.dll.mui in the String folder in both C:\Windows\System32\en-US and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US folders, yours may be in a different folder then the en-US check your language folder.

Jerry

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I followed the instructions given here exactly but no luck. Has anyone successfully removed this thing?

Answer:Remove "locked" message on Windows login screen

OK it works now I had to reboot..logging out and back in wasn't enough

Thanks Jerry!

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

Answer:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit


I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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Hi! I've been getting the above issue where the Windows Login screen displays the string "1 unread mail message" when I click on Log Off Administrator and select Switch User to temporarily log myself out of the system when I'm about to take a break. It appears right above the "...programs running" string and beneath the user name (in this case, Administrator), and I want to know how to get rid of it. It started after I installed Windows Live Messenger. I can't recall what exactly I did to make it appear, but I did uninstall the program, yet the issue remains. Any suggestions on how to deal with it?
 

Answer:"...unread mail message" on Windows Login screen.

Give this a read: How to Turn off xp login screen unread mail count
 

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

Answer:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

GuyInDogSuit said:

I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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I tried to rename computer and now there's two entries in log in screen. That new one is set as default and wouldn't accept any password but original (normal) one does. Long in is set on auto but still have to chose between those 2 when starting/restarting.
I can't find that new one anywhere to disable/delete it. Not in Users or any other place for handling accounts.
How to get rid of or where to find it ?

Answer:Reanamed "Computer", now 2 of "Me" at login screen.

Not knowing if this is what happened in your case, but what you describe occasionally happens when Windows is set up to sign in automatically to a user account and then computer name is changed.

The reason is that a full username as long as Windows is concerned is different than username from user's point of view; Mike in your case or Kari in mine are usernames for most we do and need to use a username for but actually they are just user profile names. For Windows the username is ComputerName\UserProfileName.

On laptop I am writing this for instance my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari, even when I am in fact using a Microsoft account. Three different things: my Windows sign-in user account is a Microsoft account [email protected], my user profile name is Kari, my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari.

Long story short, that other you which does not accept your password is doing so because it is user OldComputerName\Mike. That computer name is no longer valid making the username invalid.

I've seen the duplicate using old computer name as part of full username going away when Windows after computer name change is then set to sign in automatically with a local admin account. Restart and remove automatic sign in and see if it works.

Kari

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For some reason all of a sudden my machine is showing two users: myself and "Other user". I do not need to show "Other user" as I am the only person who uses the machine, and until this morning I was the only user shown.

How do I hide the "Other user" from the login page?

Trivial I know - but annoying...


Regards.

Answer:Removing "Other user" from login page.

I think it is more important to be sure that it is not a major problem.
Run your antivirus and download and run malwarebytes. Update and run full scan.
If it show nothing, we can either hide the profile or try to delete it.
User Account - Hide - Vista Forums
Works on 7, too.

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Thanks in advance!

The following happened to my mother on her laptop. Mom is not a techie, and apparently everything happened as soon as she started up her laptop and opened Skype. According to her, she was using it for maybe 20 seconds before everything happened.

What I personally did witness was that my mother's Win10 laptop had a repeating audio message, ?Microsoft alert,? separated by beeps. Firefox was open, but two tabs were minimized. Both were sex sites. She didn't start Firefox, and was surprised when I showed her that the audio was coming from one of the two minimized FF tabs. I closed one via the task bar, and since the other had an "unresponsive script" popup, I closed it via the task manager.

I disabled wifi on the laptop and restarted Firefox. It went back to one of the sex sites, despite the Fact that the Firefox homepage was the default. Thought that was strange.

I deleted all cookies, the cache, active logins, basically everything except the history and bookmarks. Closed FF.

Ran the following antimalware (all came up clean):

Panda (full scan, and was running resident at time of incident)
HitmanPro (default and Early Warning Scan)
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
MBAM (full scan)
McAfee Stinger (default scan?)

Checked her FF history. Mom was browsing some legitimate health sites, and then these are the following URLs in order as per Firefox:

hxxp://longdistancemovingfinder.club/pop/?a=784545&s1=363574
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This happened when I resetted my WP Lumia 1520 for not connecting to STORE. A mistake I'd done was to remove sim containing device while my phone was on.

Answer:Why I receieve the message"'The SIM card is missing sim or invalid" and over the screen" no SIM''?

It's not related to reset , just remove SIM card and insert it again ,, I feel this problem also due to not proper connection of sin and slot

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Hi, TSG Masters.

I recently inherited a laptop from a colleague who left (OS is Win XP, SP2 installed). Unfortunately, I believe it was infected by the "autorun.vbs" trojan. Everytime I double-click on the mounted hard drives, a new window will open. And when I right-click on them, garbage messages appear instead of the "Open" and "Explore" options.

Avast! was the previously installed anti-virus program, but I replaced this with F-Secure. A recent scan was able to delete the trojan, but now, I can't get rid of the "Can not find script "c:\autorun.vbs"" message everytime I double click on my drives. And the garbage texts are still there where I right click.

I plan to transfer my important files from my desktop to this laptop (via external hard disk), but I'm afraid it might get infected while the laptop isn't completely "clean".

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Need help removing 'Can not find script "c:\autorun.vbs"' message

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I get this unusual "fAIL" (case-sensitive) message after logging into XP. When I click the <OK> button, the message goes away and everything seems to work okay. It is just an annoyance.

Answer:[SOLVED] Unusual &quot;fAIL&quot; message after login to XP

Take a look which programs are started with windows.
Go to start --> run, type msconfig and hit enter.
Open the Startup tab. You see a list of all startup items, and you can disable them by unchecking them.

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Hi. I've been experiencing a very bizarre problem for the last couple of days. After restarting Win7 it gets to the login screen (the one that says "Windows 7" at the bottom) that is supposed to show the available profiles. But no profiles are shown. After about 30 seconds an error message pops up that appears to be in the "Wingdings" or some similar font. It's gibberish. I can't find any info on this anywhere. If anyone has any clue I'd appreciate it.

I'll try to post a photo tomorrow morning.

It does the same with "safe mode" (minus the error message) and even with "last know good...".

Here's a pic for you native Wingdings speakers out there Also, the cursors stays on screen and can be moved, plus every few seconds the screen flashes black very quickly. Does the error message look familiar to anyone (except for the font used of course). Note that going into the repair disc and using start-up repair did nothing.
 

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Hi Guys,
I have a weird problem, when I try to login on Vista Home Premium 32, I enter the password and all I get is "X" on a red background and "Incorrect function".
I had previously installed XP and 7 on another drive, a Seagate 500GB Momentous XT hybrid drive and after a few problems finding drivers for XP and 7 got both working well and aligned the drive so that it works well with SSD part of the drive.
Used Easy BCD to create a dual boot and all was well.
Then I installed the older drive in the spare drive bay, yes 2 drive bays on this 17" laptop, tried to create a triple boot with Easy BCD which created it but it did not work. I got an error message "could not find the hardware specified". This was probably due to the fact that the drive I had already got Vista on was dual booted with another drive that I had XP on and was not installed in the laptop any more.
After this I removed the XT Hybrid drive and put the old drive back in the first bay, but it would not boot.
Used the Vista install CD and was able to repair the start up. The laptop will start to the Login Screen but I am unable to login.
I was able to start in Safe Mode and login, no problems, created a password reset disc/USB stick. Able to reset password but still no luck, "Incorrect function" on login.
Tried creating a new administrator, able to do so in "Safe mode" still the same problem on login.

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Answer:Login "Incorrect Function" error message

Hello, try to save the stuff with this method : Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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Hi, I'm running Windows XP on a HP laptop. An error message that says that my computer is locked popped up today after a friend who is computer illiterate was playing with it to get the only search engine she is comfortable with, "goggle," to appear.

I don't remember what password I used when I bought the computer 3 years ago and there was no option to get another password so I panicked more or less! Then I discovered if I just clicked "OK," I could get through with no problem. However, I have that annoying error box appear every time I step away from the computer for a few minutes or log out and then back in.

Does anyone know what is going on and how I can get rid of the error message?

Thanks.
 

Answer:"Computer Locked'" Message

sorry, we cannot assist with password. May want to read the rules page at www.techguy.org/rules.html.

closing thread.
 

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Does anyone know how to remove permanently the "Sent from Windows Mail" message from emails being sent from the Window 8/8.1 mail app/Outlook.com

Answer:Removing "Sent from Windows Mail" Message from Outlook.com

See Changing/Disabling Default Email Signature

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Every now and then, I get the "Simply Remove Hardware" icon on my taskbar. Because I have external hardware that I use from time to time, but not regularly, this "icon" is an annoyance and I wish to shut it off.

Anyone know how?

I called Microsoft, but because my version of XP is OEM, they wanted to charge me a minimum of $45 to answer this simple question. (No wonder so many people hate Microsoft. If I did not need Windows for certain programs, I would switch to Linex in a heartbeat.)

Anyway, Microsoft did not feel "benevolent" enough to help me out, so I'm wondering if anyone here can.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Removing "Simply Remove Hardware" message

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Hi

I have recently bought an LCD logic LCX20LN1 20" tv which has a pc input. When i booted up my pc with the new screen attactched, just after the windows loading screen came up it came up with this message on the screen "out of range". I heard that this happens when you purchase a new monitor but have still not found any help on the internet about how to fix it. I am using Windows XP. Also the TFT screen that i used before that was 17" if that helps.

Thanks
 

Answer:New LCD logic 20" screen. When booting up pc comes up with "out of range" message

Did you uninstall the drivers for your previous monitor before installing the new one?

"out of range" is most commonly caused by a resolution\frequency setting that the monitor does not support.
 

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Whenever I log into windows I get this error twice, "Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9c 75b6bf9c". I get the errors one right after the other.

I can click 'cancel', 'Try Again', or 'Continue'. The computer continues to login if I hit cancel. If I hit try again or continue it just repeats the error. After it logs in it works fine, a little slow, but fine.

This a sign of an incoming hardware problem or is it just windows being its old retarded self?
 

Answer:"Exception processing message..." on login

Do a chkdsk /f, of course.

Do you have a tweaking program installed (or have you added any message in gpedit.msc) that may have added a mnessage at logon?
 

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I have owned a gateway computer running on Windows XP 2003 Media Center edition for about a year. It's a great computer, but whenever I log in to my account, I get a message saying "Fail" with no explanation. I automatically close the window and continue with my work but I can't find any reason behind this.

I suspect that this might be related to a card reader monitor, because I get a message to end it before shutting down my computer.

This is strange and it never happens in the Admin account.

I appreciate your help in advance!

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Hi, I'm running Vista home Premium 32bit, I have had the same message on several occasions now when trying to log in form Sleep mode. Get message saying system running low on resources, please use a user logged in. However there is no user logged in. The only way I can get out of this is by rebooting.
Suggestions as to cause and a remedy would be most welcome.

Thanks
Andy

Answer:Login - "Running low on Resources" message

I have been experiencing the same problem in both x32 and x64 with all versions of Vista and Windows 7 that have multiple logins. Once it goes to sleep and wakes up, the message appears when trying to login. Some of the site suggest resources of RAM but I have 4GB of RAM in all of my systems. Seems as though Microsoft hasn't fixed this problem for many years and cannot believe that more people haven't complained. If anyone has a fix or a bug number, please post.

Thank you,

SavageTribe

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Hello! I've been trying to edit the "Welcome" message for some time now, searching threads, yourube etc. But I've never succeed using their methods. Does any1 know what I'm doing wrong/Another way of doing this?

Here's what I did:
Opened (with wordpad) the winlogon.exe.MUI file in C:>windows>system32>en-US
And changed these two marked words to another 7-letter word.

<See picture at the bottom>

I saved the file, orerwrote the existing one in folder en-US, but when i relogged, it still said "Welcome" when I logged in.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Editing login text message "Welcome"

See if this earlier post helps you:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...t-message.html

Jim

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I have a gateway computer running on Windows XP 2005 Media Center Edition and latelyI have been getting this error message once in awhile when I log in.
I get a message saying fAIL with no explanation. I automatically close the window and continue with my work. Why is this happening?
Does this have anything thing to do with the card reader monitor, because I get a message to end it before shutting down my computer.

I appreciate any suggestion or help that anyone has.

Thanks

Answer:Unusual "fAIL" message after login to XP

Hi mxfrag89!!

Welcome to TSF

Did you get any process name when you get the error message?

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Hi,

I use a modified hosts file to block ads from various ad servers. As a result, in IE6, I see the "Action Cancelled" box in places, where ads have been blocked. I noticed that in Mozilla, the places of blocked ads are replaced by a blank area. Is there any way, to achieve the same effect in Internet Explorer too?

Thanks.

Pal.
 

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Does anyone know how to remove permanently the "Sent from Windows Mail" message at the bottom of all new emails being sent from the Windows 8.1 mail app/Outlook.com

Answer:Removing the "Sent from Windows Mail" Message

click here fun
Have

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Need help removing "Your Computer is in Danger" message really pissing me off. can i plz get sum advice on wat i can do to remove this pain in da ass. thankz
 

Answer:Need help removing "Your Computer is in Danger" message

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis


When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat[/B]
CounterSpy - ONLY IF you were not able to run Windows Defender
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
HijackThis

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
 

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I've set up a secondary account on my Windows 7 machine and I need to find out how to disable the switch user thing.

In Windows XP, I could hit winflag+L and switch user as I would instantly be taken to the user list.

In Windows 7, for some reason they had to complicate everything. When I hit winflag+L it just displays a picture of my account and a "Switch User" button, which for me serves no purpose what so ever.

Is there any way I can regain Windows XP's user switch functionality in Windows 7, where winflag+L takes me directly to the user list on the login screen?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Disable "user locked" screen in windows 7

First, everyones situation is important to them. Bumping does not speed up the process, in fact it may slow it up, since we all think that you just posted.

Click Start button>
Little arrow at bottom by shut down
Switch user.


Hope this helps

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windows 7 ultimate(64 bit) my display screen goes to "locked screen/change user" if idle for 1 or 2 minutes. I hit the space bar and it goed back to where I was. I can't figure out how to fix this. Very annoying.

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Hello everyone,

First of all, I will divide my statement by sections so it would be easier to read.

Section 1: The problem - description of it.
Section 2: How I manage the problem.
Section 3: Things and methods that I have tried - all unsuccessfully.
Section 4: My own findings to help with further analysis.

So here we go

Section 1

Whenever I start windows it will boot normally up until Windows logo screen(where 4 balls meet to form windows 7 logo) at this logo screen I can already notice slow pace as it stays in it for a good minute. Afterwards it will be just black screen for a minute. Then mouse cursor will appear(with faster sensitivity than my usual) and it will transform into a loading wheel cursor after another minute. And now it reached state in which it can stay for hours. Only black screen and loading mouse wheel(note that it is always spinning and I can always move it, it is not frozen).

Section 2

So the only way for me to login is to leave it be for at least about 5 hours and it will start itself. Usually I do this overnight and in the morning it is already at the desktop and works like nothing ever happened. I can do whatever then, everything will work perfectly fine. Crysys 3 works fine, YouTube works fine - no trace of any problem. So while I can always just Hibernate and sleep my PC, I need to restart it sometimes.

EDIT: Now after those 5 hours or more, it will simply display ordinary mouse pointer on a black screen and act as if I am in login screen. F... Read more

Answer:Black screen with "loading cursor" and no login screen on Boot.

It sounds like something is trying to load and run in the background.
Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment. You can post both logs as attachments.

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I have removed the Windows 10 "Libraries" from the navigation pane in Windows Explorer and other Microsoft programs (eg. Notepad), but despite an exhaustive internet search I have been unable to discover how to remove Libraries from navigation panes in the "Open" and "Save as" dialogs in Office 2010 programs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Hiya,

I am exhausted and frustrated. I have infected PC with malware "shopping assistant" and pop up ads powered by GREAt FIND. I have followed your removal guide but it has not worked. Is there something I'm missing or not doing to get rid of this pain the butt.

Your expertise in this miatter would be highly appreciated
 

Answer:PROBLEM REMOVING "SHOPPING ASSISTANT" PUP & "GREAT FIND" MALWARE

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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My Windows login and logout sounds have stopped working. I went to the control panal and checked in the "sounds" and the login sound worked when I tested it there plus I checked the sound mixer and all sliders are active and pulled up. What could be the problem? All other sounds are working?

RBG
 

Answer:Windows "Login" and "Logout" sound stopped working

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

line 211 left hand side

211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds

hope it helps

joan
 

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Hi, i've recently been infected and have no idea how to get rid of it. while browsing in google chrome or windows explorer i keep getting these ads from popup.adv.net and mtn5.goole.ws popping up. This is annoying to say the least but they appear to be able to stop me from visiting certain sites to download the latest definitions for malwarebytes and other such programs. Its been a few days since the problems started now and i've tried everything i can think of. I've read a few forums and think that this problem isn't actually on my computer but kept somewhere else? also maybe highjacking my DNS? I don't really know much about it so would really appreciate a simple step by step guide to getting rid of this awful infection. Thanks for any help! Oh also i haven't got EASY access to my router so a fix without needing to get to that would be great! If not i'll find a way to get to it. Thx a lot! Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:53:05, on 25/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
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\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to choose a different name.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the users' names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG
 

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen, after ScreenSaver to login as another in Vista?

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After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an... Read more

Answer:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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I have a domain joined Surface Pro 2 running 8.1 Pro.
The following GPO settings are in place:

* Assign a default domain for logon


* Do not display last logged on user


* Disable logging in with Microsoft accounts - uses the following registry setting - MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoConnectedUser - Value = 3

The end goal is for the machine to boot to the login screen that just displays empty user name and password fields
The problem at the moment is that instead of doing that, the client boots to a screen where the only option is to click on "Other user". Only then does the login screen I want, where they enter their username and password in full, actually appear.
These Surface Pro 2's are to be used by small children, and have the "Other User" screen appear is confusing for them, as well as being very annoying for me. It's completely unnecessary.
I've searched all over the 'net looking for an easy way to get the client to boot straight to the standard domain joined log in screen, but every time it just boots to this "Other User" screen that has to be clicked on in order to get the correct
login screen to come up.
Is there any way I can get this to boot straight to the login screen I want? 

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Total novice here: I am hoping someone can give me some guidance. My brother-in-law was my computer man and he passed away recently. I may have just messed everything up and I have no one to help. My notebook, an Acer E1 series running Windows 10 without issue until today, slapped me with a black screen with a cursor and nothing else. (This happened while trying to close out of pretty heavy video game for the first time.) Restarting, the Acer logo came up, but then it went back to the black screen with cursor. Control+alt+delete did nothing. Sticky keys did nothing. I tried all diagnostics in the start screens. Automatic repair did nothing. I searched around and read that I could try running chkdsk and that brought up a lot of bad clusters. After that, I moved past the black screen to the login screen. Now, instead of having my username, it simply said Other User and had a blank login screen with "Sign in to: MYCOMPUTERNAME" below it. When I tried to log in using my username, I get stuck in a reboot loop. I could open in safe mode, but nothing else. I did a system refresh. Nothing changed. I mean, my programs are all gone, but outside of safe mode, it's still acting the same. I get to the login screen, OTHER USER, enter my username and password, hit enter, computer reboots. I just discovered if I don't enter my username, it eventually reboots anyway. Rinse. Repeat. Safe mode still works. Does anyone have any idea if I can do anything to fix it? I am moving... Read more

Answer:Restart Loop and "Other User" On Login Screen After System Refresh

When the"Other User" login comes up have you tried just hitting Enter instead of your User info ? ?

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Is there any way to load the "Screen Saver Settings" dialog/ control panel at boot-up/ login in a similar fashion to applications?

If not, then would I need to write a software program of some type via OS-specific commands (I presume) for opening this dialog to be executed at boot-up/ login e.g., VB, C, or C++?

Thanks for your replies! :-)

Answer:Load "Screen Saver Settings" Dialog at Boot-up/ Login?

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On my aunts computer (yes again) ive signed in on messenger. Somehow (IDK?!) it became the main email and everytime when you have to select an account to login to you can see how many unread emails there are. How can you remove this? HELP!!!

Answer:How to remove "10 unread messages" from windows xp login screen

sign out of your net passport

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I'm sorry is this has been posted about before, but I did look for it. Well, basically I signed in to MSN Messenger into my sister's username (Windows computer) and now next to her name it comes up with "190 unread messages." (mostly junk mail) and she asked me to get rid of it. I can't think of a quicker way than deleting them one by one. I wondered if anyone knew how to get rid of it. Thanks.
 

Answer:how do you get rid of "# unread mail messages." on user/login screen?

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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to go back to the regular login screen.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the user's names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen to login as another in Vista?

Is this after the screen goes to a screensaver, or just anytime you switch users?

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Hi there,

My problem started occurring shortly after i started to use a friend's projector with my computer.

My Current Config.

Dual Os Linux Mint 13 (grub version 1.99) / Win 7 x64
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 5200+ 2.71GHz
2GB Ram
Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS 256MB
LG FLATRON Wide 19"

Now, I am able to boot into Linux and Windows7 SAFE MODE without a problem, however when i try to boot into Win7 NORMAL MODE my monitor works up until i get to the login screen (i hear the login screen sound) but then hits me with "Analog Power Saving Mode" and switches off (blue light on monitor turns orange). At this point i am still able to type in my password (blindly) and log in to windows (i know this thanks to the login sound) but cannot do anything to revive my monitor.

As this problem doesn't occur when using the projector (SANYO Pro-X) i am led to believe that there is an issue with the projector affecting the resolution / refresh rate settings and those washing over to the monitor.
Note that i am only able to connect one device (monitor or projector) at a time.

If anyone has any familiarity with this issue or knows of a solution please let me (and the TF general public) know.

Thanks in advance! =)

Drakulos

Answer:Win 7 "Analog Power Saving Mode" at Login Screen

it sounds like your screen settings are wrong and its trying to send an output to the projector. Can you take a screen shot of your screen settings when the projector is plugged in and post it here for review?

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I have an extra account showing on my login screen called "Please logon and initialize your device". I don't know how it got there and when I click on it a smaller message under this account name says 'Press ESC for the Welcome Screen. However it actually just returns to the main logon screen. Also it does not show up on the Manage User Accounts screen so I can't remove it that way. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this account (error).

The problem is solved. It turns out that my laptop has a fingerprint scanner and it needs to be activated when more than one user accounts exist.It allows a user to login in by fingerprint scan. Way cool!
 

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Hi, I have a Compaq CQ50-108CA Laptop, running Windows 7 RC 1. Just earlier today this problem started where after I put in my password it kept saying "Welcome" and then it stayed like that for hours and then I just did a hard shutdown and then I went to safe mode to remove the password. So safe mode works but regular mode doesn't. Password or no password. I also have Vista on the HD and that is working with no problems. What can I do to fix this. Thank you very much.

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I have a machine with Vista Ultimate x64 on it (more specs at the end). It is joined to a Windows SBS 2003 domain.

When I log in to either my domain account or the local administrator account, I get "Welcome," then "Preparing your desktop," then a blank blue screen with just mouse cursor.

Ctrl-Shift-Esc does not invoke task manager. Win-R does not bring up the Run dialog. Ctrl-Alt-Delete provides security screen, but Task Manager can't be invoked there.

I can boot into safe-mode or safe-mode with networking and successfully log into both accounts. (WTF?)

Things I've tried:
* Done Vista startup repair. It claims there is no problem (and it's sorta right - I *can* startup a normal windows startup, I just can't properly log in)
* Logged in with safe mode and done chkdsk /f on all relevant volumes
* Done sfc /scannow - nothing interesting
* Changing HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell to "Explorer.exe" (it used to b cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe)
* Deleted the HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices key and allowed it to be regenerated. No effect.
* Removing the machine from the domain, and adding it back
* Using net user Administrator /active:yes to activate the machine\Administrator account. I can log in (to a normal windows startup) on that account and get a desktop. But...then what.

No ghosting, drive letter shenanigans, etc. have been carried out.

Running out of ideas. Thanks in advance for any advice.

-Bryan

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Answer:Vista Ult x64: on domain login "Preparing desktop," blank blue screen

***** UPDATE *****
I booted to safe-mode with networking and logged in with my domain account. I ran msconfig and disabled UAC there. Then restarted.
After that I was able to log in to my domain account from a normal windows startup.

BUT:

Things are very askew.

* If I try to do Properties on Computer, no properties appear
* Start > Control Panels is empty
* The Event Log service is not running, and when I try to start it, I get Access Denied.
* Same with the ISA Firewall Client. (not running, access denied trying to start)
* Windows defender wants to get new definitions but gets 0x8024402c trying.
* Internet access doesn't seem to work (dns errors), even though ipconfig looks ok and DNS service is running
* My Antivirus software is running (Computer Associates eTrust) and does not seem to be upset
* Mamutu anti-Malware is running and doesn't seem to be upset about anything

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This has been frustrating me for the past few hours. I tend to run a minecraft server on my 3 year old toshiba laptop. Now this problem I have encountered a few times before and was resolved by using system restore. However this time there are no restore points. What happened was i turned moved the laptop from my couch to my room and turned it on. It attempted to run startup fix or whatever it is called which i thought was odd but i let it continue. It kept going and i fell asleep. I woke in the morning to find my laptop off (someone else may have shut it off, I'm not sure) and when i attempted to turn it on it took me to the regular screen, booted normally but then hung with nothing but a mouse on black. I restarted a few times to have the same problem. Now it tends to go to the wolcom screen but hangs on the little blue vista loading wheel beside the word "Welcome" Safe mode doesnt work (Lists all the processes its starting then freezes and restarts, leaving it to T, the startup fix doesn't work, I've tried using regedit to fix it, tried to open task manager, tried to run with nothing put the charger plugged in and several other things. I can sometimes get it to go to just a movable cursor on a black screen but i still cant open task manager. I dont have the vista disk but i can wipe it without losing my os (Dont really want to do this as i will lose everything.) The last program i installed was rainmeter but i was able to start the computer several times with it ... Read more

Answer:Windows vista hangs on "welcome" login screen screen

Also it seems to become stuck on the screen with the green loading bar with "(c) Microsoft" below.

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When my computer comes out of sleep, it says "LOCKED" next to my username. I don't notice anything locked as I have free access to my files and programs.. but what does it mean?

Answer:What does "LOCKED" mean on my lock screen?

Hello Murby,

If you mean "locked" on the sign-in screen, then it means that your account is not signed out, and currently still signed in. You would just need to sign in to unlock it.

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When i turn on my computer, in the step when windows ask you for choose one User to login... the option "Other User" to introduce my domain user account and pass is not showing.

Also, the witch option is not showing after log in with another account, i have to use the sig out option, this is not a big problem, in fact i dont care, i just mention this because maybe have relation with the first problem.
I need the option Other User... Anyone knows how to fix this?
Windows 8.1
Im connected to the network and the domain is showing up

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I have just purchased a new computer and it is running XP. It is a Dell Vostro 1500; nice machine. I allowed my sister to download the Windows Live Messanger onto it to use one day (no Sign-in Assistant, or anything extra, just the messanger), and now, under my name on the welcome screen, it has a message that says "9 Unread Messages" under it! Very annoying!

I uninstalled the Messanger, took it off the startup and still! It shows up before I log on to my computer! I want to disable this feature so that I don't have to look at it! It is not my email, and I don't need this anyway.

HELP!

Answer:Can't remove "Unread Messages" from login screen

Hi elendili7,

You can turn off the mail count. To do so, do the following:

Download this file to you desktop:

http://fragments.turtlemeat.com/img/...t-turn-off.reg

Double click on it to run it, and choose Yes when asked to merge with the registry.

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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Hi, being new here. I just discovered having this problem today. First thing this morning I went to my computer. When the login screen came up, I entered in my user and password. Then I saw the "Welcome". Which stayed there for about five minutes before I restarted the computer, which didn't fix my problem. I tried Safe Mode, which didn't make a difference. It didn't take as long, but then I saw the blue screen. It said something like "---- unexpectedly close." Then at the bottom there were memory dumps. I couldn't see what was there because the blue screen was there for five seconds, before the PC restarted itself.

It was working fine last night. Before my six year old sister was playing with the computer despite my attempts to make a password account and full parental controls.

I believe I did manage to log in to another account that's not the administrator, but when I when to modify the user accounts the whole motherboard crashed. Every program, even the desktop. I couldn't do Alt + Tab and the Ctrl +Alt + Delete.

Please help me fix this thing. I need it to do my classwork.

Answer:Windows Vista- I cannot get past the "welcome" login screen

Try waiting longer (30/60 minuits)... If it starts up after that your software messed up, backup ur school work and stuff like that and re-install windows.

If it doesn't I can't help you..

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hi,

i want to move the press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on to little above or down below so that i can view my background image nicely.
"currently it is located in the center" i want the writing to be on top or down
thanks in advance.

Answer:How do I move " press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on " in login screen

im having a dell pc. and i dont think it will have any settings in the bios related to what i want.

attached 2 pictures, one is the original and the other one is the way i want

thank you

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Hey guys,

I tried booting up my PC which has Windows 8 installed and it was working fine until yesterday.

It has a "Enter Password" screen upon start-up and I think it's a virus because it only lets me enter 10 characters and even though, I do put in the correct password, it still says it's incorrect. The computer also shuts down after 3 unsuccessful attempts.

I have attached a picture of the screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:"Enter Password" black screen login

I found out the issue is a BIOS password. I'm looking into making a HirensBootCD to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

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I would like to remove the "Other Credentials" button from the login screen for aesthetic reasons (I've already removed almost everything else). I run a .reg on startup to make sure that the password dialog is always open on the login screen and not the fingerprint reader dialog; since the fingerprint reader works even when the password dialog is open, there's no reason why I would ever switch to it. I use the fingerprint reader regularly to log on, so disabling it isn't an option.

Surely it must be somewhere in authui.dll, but I cannot determine what or where the "Other Credentials" button is encoded.

(Also helpful would be removing the username, "Locked" text when the computer is locked, and the momentary "Welcome" text after logging on)

Answer:Remove "Other Credentials" button from login screen

Could you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?

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This is XP pro and some how the text next to the shut down button got changed. Anyone know how I can fix that?

See the attached image to see what I mean.
 

Answer:Solved: On login screen "Turn off other stuff"

Welcome to TSG!

Right click My Computer, click Properties
Click the Computer Name tab.
Delete the text in the Computer Description: box, which has extra stuff in it right now.
 

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system info: using windows XP service pack 2, MachSpeed MSNV-939 NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat....asp?EdpNo=2604788&body=MAIN#productresources, 1gig sticks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211014

Hello, and thanks for giving some time to try and help. Yesterday i installed 2 1 gig ram sticks (pc3200) to my existing 2 512mb sticks (pc2700), and everything worked without a hitch. I mention this because it was the only thing i can remember that changed on my computer, hardware/software wise, all day. Late that night i was playing call of duty 4, and my pc froze. Taking this as a sign that it was time to goto bed, i switched off my pc and did just that. Waking up this morning i switched on my pc everything was fine, it geos through the loading screen, then when its suppose to get to the welcome/login screen, nothing comes up, its just a pixelated mess (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8937/img0001ei0rb4.jpg it didn't always look exactly like this, as I've tried to fix the problem the screen looks different.) The mouse cursor appears, turns into an hourglass sometimes, and i can even move it around for a little, but then it totally freezes.

Thinking it was the ram, i took out the two new sticks, but the same thing still happens. The computer boots into safe mode/safe mode with networking just fine, and that what I'm actually using to type this.

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Answer:windows "messes up and freezes" at login screen

So i turned off automatic restart on errors. Then when i booted up windows and got to the "login screen" i let it sit till it froze and then i got a BSOD claiming nv4_disp hit an infinite loop. So then i uninstalled the display drivers, used Driver Sweeper, re-installed the drivers. Now when i get to the "login" screen the pixelation is different, and the computer doesn't freeze up or get the BSOD error. I still cant do anything once i get to that screen. I just move my mouse around till i get tired and restart. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.
 

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Hello,I have an issue on a Windows XP Professional laptop, where intermittently, when it is started up from being completely shut down, it starts loading Windows, displays the Windows logo, etc. and then displays the blue background. You can move the mouse around - but the Ctrl Alt Del login prompt doesn't appear.No key combinations I've tried work - it's just stuck there. Usually if I hold the power button down for 10 seconds, it will shut down and when I start it back up again it works normally. I would say it's one out of five times it does this.I have up to date corporate Kaspersky Antivirus, I've run registry cleaners (PC tools Registry Mechanic, CCleaner) I run a lot on my system, but keep it fairly well maintained.It's a Dell Latitude D820, Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz, 4GB RAM, etc. - and it's running XP Pro, and is part of a Windows server domain.It has me stumped. I've done a fair bit of online research - but haven't found any solutions.Any intelligent help would be appreciated!

Answer:Windows XP Pro "stalls" just before Ctrl Alt Del login screen - sometimes

Have you tried using the ctrl+alt+del sequence?

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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I manage the Networks for several companies remotely and not all users are computer friendly enough to know both their username and password, only their Password. So, when doing maintenance and I log on to a PC as an administrator or other user I will often
get a call the next day that their "password is not working" because it is using the last logged on user, which this time is me.

Is it possible in any way to set either a default domain user, or set it to a most often logged on model instead of the current last user or the alternative of prompting for user name every time?

ijerry

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I do not know what I did. When I opened a message it open it "Message"; now it opens in "File". How can I get it back to open in "Message"?

Answer:Outlook 2016 - Message opens in "File", not "Message"

If you minimized the Ribbon, this caused it. Open a message and maximize the ribbon.

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Hi!

My specs are:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945, 4x 3000 MHz
Mainboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX), Sc3+, AMD 760G Chipset
RAM: 8192 MB DDR3-RAM
HDD: 1000 GB, Seagate®/Western Digital®, SATA
GPU: AMD R9 380
PSU: COOLER MASTER G550M, 550 Watt, ATX 2.31

Monitor: AOC e2243Fws
OS: Win 10 64bit
My problem:
When I boot up my PC, it will do so normally until i get to the login screen. There the picture freezes and the monitor goes black, showing "no signal". The PC and fans run. Turning the monitor off an on or unplugging the hdmi cable and putting it in again won't help, so I have to shut down my PC by force.
When I start the PC again, everything works fine. Even if I shut down the PC and boot up again after 1 hour or so, there is mo problem. If I wait several hours or to the next day though, the same happens again. Normal boot, loading screen, freeze, no signal.
As GPU and PSU are new and the problem persists for several months, I started to think, if it could be my motherboard. I also thought of my RAM, but Memtest didn't show problems.
So, is it possible that my motherboard is the problem?
If yes, what can I do?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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After install a program called DigitalPersona which is used to login to Windows by fingerprint ID
it has created an extra user on the logon screen.

This user has no name and is not listed in the Local Users and Groups > Users

I have since uninstall the software, but the user still remains on my logon screen.

How to remove it?

IF anyone wants to test this software, to replicate the problem

HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP? Customer Support

Click software - security
Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader Software

Answer:Remove "no name" user from login screen

Give this tutorial a try.
User Account - Delete

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Hi,
I have one big problem. yesterday i was having problems with my laptop, Dell XPS 14z. It was going way slow. Dont know why. I did a complete restore to the date that i but it. Everything went fine. But instead of setup screen where i can create username, it shows login screen. where only "Other User" with a blank icon is. I cant login to it. I did the restore 3 times, but the problem is still there. Im stuck. I have read serveral threads on different forums, but they arent for any help because peoples screens it shows Other user and last user loged in. But in my case it only show Other user. please help...

Answer:problems login screen - "Other User"

Boot to the Advanced Options Boot menu by pressing F8 during startup.
Select Safe Mode, see if you can login there.

When you say I did a complete restore to the date that i but it do you mean you used the built in System Recovery to put it back to factory new state?

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Hi, I've been a happy user of my Windows 7 for about a year but about a week ago I started getting the problem of windows stucknig after loging in. Sometimes I restart the computer for 20 times and yet it doesn't work and most often the problem is temporary. I can use the Safe Mode, I've cleaned my startup list using RegCleaner, scanned the computer with CCleaner and Ad-aware and I've also done chdsk /f

Sadly, nothing seems to work for me.

Answer:Windows stuck at the "Welcome" screen after login

For the registry cleaning:Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
Hopefully the damage has not already been done by the registry cleaning. I realize you were trying to repair the system, but you may have made the problem worse. The first step I would recommend is to Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup. It sounds like you may have already cleaned up the startup items, but you probably did not disable all non-Microsoft services.
If you need further help after those steps, please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

Also, please fill in your system specs in your profile and not... Read more

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I used hijackthis and these are my results:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:24:20 PM, on 4/8/2006
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\csrss.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\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\3M\PSNotes\psn.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\3M\PSNotes\PSNGive.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
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Answer:I need help on removing "SysProtect" popup, and "you might have blackworm infection"

Please continue all replies for this matter in your original thread here: http://forums.techguy.org/security/456666-i-need-help-sysprotect-popup.html

Closing duplicate.
 

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Hi Guys,

Having problems (see title). I have seen a few more threads about this so I guess it is a common problem?

Anyway, my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 2:56:12 PM, on 9/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\kjmmprsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v9\System\VC9SecS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v9\System\VC9Play.exe
D:\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\AAWTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass3.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v9\System\VC9Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe
D:\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Launchy\Launchy.exe
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Answer:Help removing popups ("Errorsafe", "SystemDoctor", and various other crap)

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Hi

Here is my log. I have two dirty things in my registry that I can't get rid of, one keeps defaulting my homepage to "www.myfunstart.com ". Let me know what you think! Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.6
Scan saved at 1:13:06 PM, on 11/13/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\NetTime\NetTime.exe
C:\ePOAgent\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\WINNT\wt\updater\wcmdmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~2\ADDRES~1\winnet.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell TrueMobile 1150\Client Manager\CmDEL.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~2\ADDRES~1\comwiz.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MAPI\1033\nt\MAPISP32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\lyons\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = proxy:8080
R3 - URLSearchHook: IncrediFindBHO Class - {5D60FF48-95BE-4956-B4C6-6BB168A70310} - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\BHO\INCFIN~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: BabeIE - {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~2\ADDRES~1\cnbabe.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelpe... Read more

Answer:result of "Hijack This" / removing "www.myfunstart.com" homepage

do this to see what it gets rid of, then if you post a new log at the end we can see if anything is left

Download Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de

After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then

press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of

the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get an error message then try a different server

Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, press 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot

remove all it finds that is marked in RED.

then reboot &
download AdAware 6
Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
Then ........

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"
From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan"

then......

click "Use custom scanning options>Customize" and have these options on: "Scan within archives"

,"Scan active processes","Scan registry", "Deep scan registry" ,"Scan my IE Favorites for banned URL"

and "Scan my host-files"

then.........

go to settings(the gear on top of AdAware)>Tweak>Scanning engine and tick "Unload recognized

processes during scanning" ...........then........"Cleaning engine" and "Let windows remove f... Read more

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Windows does not recognize this code! so, what is it. I moved, set up my desktop, hooked up my HP color laserjet printer and it won't or can't install the drivers. this is the ERROR message.
"WindowsUpdate_800F0246" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

any help out there?

MajorNix

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My computer gets the following Error Message everytime I try to go on Fire Fox, Restore to an ealier date, go to a website from a web address in an email in Outlook Express, download certain software or downloads:

XUL Runner
Errorlatform version 1.9.0.4 is not compatible with min version>=1.9.0.5. max version<=1.9.0.5 .

I am able, however, to get on the Internet with Internet Explorer. When I Clean the Disk, the number value of stuff to erase increases rather than get wipped out. It is now up over 300,000 MB's. It slowly started at 25 MB's and has grown very, very slowly. I Clean the Disk and Degfrag every time I use the computer.

My system is a Dell Dimension 3000 using Windows XP Home Edition.

This ubiquitous error message constantly pops up and blocks me from doing certain things. I have tried Restoring the computer to an earlier date. I have used the Dell drivers to try to clean the hard drive, but I am blocked.

I first noticed this in early November 2008. The Verizon Anti-Virus System did nothing to alert me to any viruses.

I have spent a good amount of time trying to solve the problem, but it is out of my knowledge of information.

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks
Zyklon
 

Answer:Error Message "XUL Runner" Platform Version "1.9.0.4" not Compatible

Ok let us start simply
This may just be a corrupted install of firefox or and incompatability issue with a add-on.

Some Firefox issues can be resolved by downloading a new Firefox installer from Mozilla.com and then closing Firefox, deleting the Firefox installation directory and reinstalling Firefox. (On a typical Windows install, you would delete the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox folder and then reinstall Firefox using the "Standard" Setup Type.) Another option would be to uninstall Firefox and then reinstall into a different folder location, which is done using the "Custom" Setup Type on Windows and choosing a different Destination Folder for the install location (e.g., C:\Program Files\Firefox3). [3]

or for a completely clean install of FF

* First, download an official version of Firefox from Mozilla.com (or download Firefox 2 if your system can't run the current version) and save it to your desktop or other location. Avoid unofficial download sites that bundle Firefox with other software such as the Google Toolbar.
* Next, completely uninstall your current version of Firefox as outlined in Uninstalling Firefox. (Note that removing the Firefox installation directory will also fix some problems related to old or incompatible browser plugins on Windows systems, by removing plugin files that may be contained in the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins folder.)
* Important: If you haven't already created a new Firefox profil... Read more

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I am using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 1 and IE6.  When Iright click to download and "save target as", I get a message "file not found" or "File cannot be located".  This problem started to occur after Idownloaded and installed Norton Internet Security 2007.  Prior to that I ran Norton Antivirus 2005, without any problems.  Also, my Download Managerdoes not seem to be working.  I have reset to the Default Settings on IE6.My Internet Connection is MSN using a Dial-up connection.Help me, Please.

Answer:Cannot download video by "right clicking" - message "file not found"

You should really install SP2.Check your Norton settings.What DLoad manager are you using ? ?Where is this file at so we can check it from here ? ?Help us to help you...

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I'm configuring a Windows 7 laptop for another person who will be the prime user.

I'd like to maintain my login ID on the computer, but not have it visible on the "regular" welcome screen.

I'd also like to be able to login, using my own ID, through the XP-style screen where I enter my login ID and password (because my account wouldn't be visible on the regular welcome screen).

Is all of this possible? And how do I do it?

Answer:Possible to "hide" a login ID on the welcome screen?

I'm not entirely happy with the question, but here's how you restore the old-style login screen:

1. Open Group Policy Editor.

2. Go to : Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options.

3. Find "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name". Change the setting to "Enabled".

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Hello, after installing Windows 10, I got this error message "Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied." I checked around and found that this is ownership problem. So, I changed the ownership of C: to the default Administrator which, and System also, has full access to everything on C:.

After that, I reboot the computer. The screen showed "Please wait". And I have waited for hours.

Because drives on this computer are shared, I went to another computer and was able to see the files. It is just that I cannot log in from this problematic computer. I think maybe I should have set the owner to System instead of Administrator. But now, how do I fix it?

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So I do a lot of DVR's and I have a school that is giving us RDP access so we can login to our DVR for maintenance. Thats great. But problem is whenever we login via RDP, the end-users screen goes to that "locked" screen so they can't see anything. Then once we logout, the end-users screen is at the login screen.

Not exactly a good scenario for a DVR. The end-user must be able to

1) see what we are doing on the DVR while we're in it (this way they can still see their cameras)
2) Once we logout, it should be left like it was when we logged in, meaning back in windows, without a user-login screen

Anybody know how to fix this? I don't use RDP a lot because it makes me log-in... this causes issues when im logging into SOME server software (where the server itself is logged on, running a database tool, but when we rdp in, it basically logs us in as that user again, and the database software doesnt run... and it won't re-run until we log back in at the terminal, after the RDP sesssion is over)
 

Answer:How to disable RDP "Login" screen

You'll have to use some 3rd party software like ultravnc
 

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My computer randomly receives this error, and this link here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;827663 is what I think I have been receiving. It said this problem should be resolved by updating to SP2. Well I have SP2 and I still am receiving this problem. Could there be any other possible problem that could be interferring here.
 

Answer:Random "0x0000008E" Error Message on a Blue Screen in Windows XP

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/t332954.html

eddie
 

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I recently received an old laptop that was factory restored from a relative, and started using to play games. Recently, however, I began to receive the message "windows explorer is not working" on startup, and about half the times it would go away and I would be able to use the computer (if i hit cancel a lot of times), and half the times it would just cause the interface to disappear, leaving only the background, and I would have to restart. The error would not pop up when I clicked on a folder, which is different from the problem that others have, and seems to only appear upon startup and when trying to access Event Viewer (however I managed to open it up through "event logs").
So far, I have tried:
-System Restore (dates don't reach far back enough, oddly)
-Uninstalling programs that may cause this (7-zip, etc.)
-Running a anti-virus scan (Malwarebytes Pro)
-Startup Repair
-Sfc /scannow (in both normal and safe modes)
-Memory Diagnostic Tool (RAM scanner)
-Updating Drivers
-Updating Windows
And I think that's it so far. Here is the error I found in the Event Viewer:
Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: MSVCR100.dll, version: 10.0.30319.460, time stamp: 0x4db1316a
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000003c135
Faulting process id: 0x66c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf5c25e937e442
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
Faulting mo... Read more

Answer:"Windows Explorer Not Working" message on Start-up,causes blank screen

Maybe the best thing to do is to restore it to it's factory new state again and start over.

You can usually do that from the Start Menu or by pressing a Fn key during boot.

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Hello,

I have win2000 installed on my Pii Machine.I have tv tuner card installed and watch tv programmes on my computer.Offlate i find that whenever i am watching tv and at this time if try to access some other program, immidiately blue screen appears with the error message"KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED. BEGINNING DUMP OF PHYSICAL MEMORY.ADDRESS BASE ----- DATESTAMP - ntoskrnl.exe.Address base---- at datestamp---fastfat.sys appears but adio of tv programme is herad but bluescreen with the above error message is there and i cannot goto desktop even after pressing ctrl-alt-del and i have to reset the system. This is happening recently.Where is the problem . Can anybody help me out.

Paddy
Bangalore
 

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I have this X53U Asus laptop running win7 home premium x64. I have a problem when I reboot the laptop after installing the windows updates. Everything is fine, the "configuring windows update.. 30%" message is fine.. but right after the shutting down message is done, the laptop goes into a "fans still spinning, power button light is lit, but nothing on screen" phase. To get out of that phase i have to force it to shut down, holding the power button. When i boot up after that, the windows updates are successful.

Did this happened to someone here?

I'll provide infos on demand.

Thanks!

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Sorry if it's hard to read. I've gotton it 6-12 times and thought I should take action.

Anyone??? Anything??? Please.
 

Answer:"A problem has been dected and Windows has been shut down..." Message On Blue Screen

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Here is the HijackThis log from my parents computer. I already uninstalled "Spruce" because i saw elsewhere online that it is viral, but the problem persists. Basically, whenever I boot the machine, I get a message similar to "sorry, your license has expired you need to increase your license to continue work click the button below to fix this problem", with a button below it. The screen is completely black and I cannot do anything on it, then it tries to a fullscreen page in IE called porntube. The below log was obtained while in safemode as I can do nothing when I boot the machine regularly.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:32, on 2008-01-06
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gateway.net
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gateway.net
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ms101.mysearch.com/sa/srchlft.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gateway.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First H... Read more

Answer:Computer Boots to Black Screen with "License Expired" message

nevermind, I'm getting more prompt help on a different forum. please disregard.

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Hey guys!

I've been attempting to play the new Battlecruiser game, "Universal Combat". Unfortuantely, more often than not, the computer will freeze/crash within the first five minutes.

What happens is that the computer will instantly lock-up, displaying a blank blue screen. Only there is no message displayed, just the last half second of audio repeating ad infinum, as it apparent that the computer has frozen.

I have contacted there tech support at 3000AD (the game's designers), yet the insist that it was not caused by the game, hence they resolve all responsibility in helping me, even though the problem is apparently unique to Universal Combat on my system, as it has never occured before with any other program.

I am running Windows XP on an AMD Athlon 2000 with 1GB Ram, Via chipset on an MSI board, ATI Radeon 9600 and Phillips Acoustic Edge 5.1. I've also updated all my drivers in an attempt to solve the problem, but to no avail. Checking in the microsoft event logs of the time of the crash shows the last two entries being the crash itself then what is labled as "redbook" (something having to do with audio)

You guys out there are unquestionably the best, and have helped me many times before. I'd be very happy to provide any other information you might require in solveing this problem. Thank you for your time.

Shaun
 

Answer:Dreaded "Blue Screen of Death", yet no error message...

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A few months ago I built a new computer and did a fresh new install of Windows. Shortly after that it began to start up abnormally every other day for no reason. I have no idea what is causing it. Every time I shut down the computer, I use the shutdown option in the start menu. I see it shutdown normally but the way it starts up occasionally seems to suggest otherwise.

What happens, is after starting up a blue screen appears briefly and then goes to the black screen where it says windows has shut down unexpectedly. On the black screen you can also choose whether to do a normal startup or go to repair mode. If you pick repair mode it just loads for about 10 minutes and says the problem can't repaired. You can also choose system restore but I never do that. So usually I just choose to start normally and then it starts up like normal with no issues.

That might not sound so bad, but it's making me worry about what's wrong with my PC. Constantly starting up like this can't be safe for it. What's worse is that today instead of starting up normally after choosing the normal startup option, it went back to the blue screen and kept doing it every time after I chose the normal startup option. It seemed like an infinite loop.

What's causing this problem?

Answer:Blue screen on start up with "unexpected shut down" message

Please tell us what that BLUE SCREEN says....

Your 2nd paragraph 2nd line, you meant unexpectedly, right?

Do this from a START | <search box>
SFC /scannow
That will verify your windows files install.

You have virus scanned the system? Rec: Malwarebyte's free scanner if you haven't.
Get it here:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - CNET Download.com

Get all the info from that BLUE SCREEN, and report back, we needz it!

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HELLO,
I was using my Nokia Lumia 520 to browse internet, then power went off, when i tried loggin back , but the message i gives on my screen is, "try again in 779396 minutes, emergency call only"....i can see messages come in, but i cant open them, i can receive phone calls, but i cant make any call, i cant even get anywhere to type my passcode to open it up.
I cant wait for those forever minutes to access the phone, is there a way to gain access please?
Kindly urgently advice,
Ban

Answer:my nokia LUMIA 520 MESSAGE ON SCREEN IS: "TRY AGAIN IN 779401 MINUTES"

The power went off, you mean like the battery died or you accidently turned it off? Also did you try shutting down your phone and restart it? Just press and hold the power button for a few seconds and then swipe down when it says "slide down to power off" If that doesn't work then try removing the battery from the phone (after you shut it off of course) wait a few seconds, put the battery in and power on the phone.
Lastly if that doesn't work you will need to do a factory reset of it. This is important you do it last since all of your data will be deleted and the OS reformatted.
Step 1. Turn off your phone then press and hold the power key until it vibrates then release.
Step 2. Press and hold the volume down key. If the exclamation mark will be shown on the screen, you can now release the button.
Step 3. You need to input these key combination:
Volume Up > Volume Down > Power > Volume Down.
After that it'll reset your phone. Which it is guaranteed to work.

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I had the blue screen of death this morning and I was wandering if someone could decipher the error message for me into English

At the time of shut down MOutlook was running and a user was logging into our server here at work. The windows username and password dialog box had popped up and the username was entered and the password and then enter was pressed. That is when the following blue screen of death occured.



MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS

***Stop: 0X00000044 (0x8574E888, 0X00000D62, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

Beginning Dump of physical memory




Anyways those were the keys of the error message. It said something about if this is the first time this has happened then just restart your computer which is what I did. And this was the first time.

Is there anything I can or should do about this or should I just hope it doesn't happen again.

Also what would MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS mean?

thanks

Answer:"Blue Screen of Death" Need someone to translate the error message

Well if it gave a BSOD it must have produced a minidump output which will be contain the crucial info needed here.

See if this helps for now: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294876

Post back if it reoccurs.

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Hey guys!

I've been attempting to play the new Battlecruiser game, "Universal Combat". Unfortuantely, more often than not, the computer will freeze/crash within the first five minutes.

What happens is that the computer will instantly lock-up, displaying a blank blue screen. Only there is no message displayed, just the last half second of audio repeating ad infinum, as it apparent that the computer has frozen.

I have contacted there tech support at 3000AD (the game's designers), yet the insist that it was not caused by the game, hence they resolve all responsibility in helping me, even though the problem is apparently unique to Universal Combat on my system, as it has never occured before with any other program.

I am running Windows XP on an AMD Athlon 2000 with 1GB Ram, Via chipset on an MSI board, ATI Radeon 9600 and Phillips Acoustic Edge 5.1. I've also updated all my drivers in an attempt to solve the problem, but to no avail. Checking in the microsoft event logs of the time of the crash shows the last two entries being the crash itself then what is labled as "redbook" (something having to do with audio)

You guys out there are unquestionably the best, and have helped me many times before. I'd be very happy to provide any other information you might require in solveing this problem. Thank you for your time.

Shaun
 

Answer:Dreaded "Blue Screen of Death", yet no error message...

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I saw a few other posts for this problem and tried to cut and paste your solution but it did not work. Maybe there are minor differences I don't see... I am an amateur and need help. (please)

I thought I was downloading an update to Adobe Media Player and this started to happen.... my wallpaper is gone and replaced by a blue screen with a message telling me I have Spyware and it tries to send me to a site to buy software. McAfee did not get rid of it. I also tried Super Antispyware with no help.

Here is my Hijack This scan

Please help.

Thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:46:19 PM, on 8/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6261\SAService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\TiVo Shared\Beacon\TiVoBeacon.exe
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Answer:Blue screen with "Spyware detected on your computer" message

I tried to follow some of your advice to other members and got rid of the lphcvkwj0eccr.exe

This seemed to work and I can control my wallpaper again. But here is another Hijackthis file... Did I miss anything? Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:35:24 AM, on 8/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6261\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\McAfeeDataBackup.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\TiVo Shared\Transfer\TiVoTransfer.exe
C:\Program Files\TiVo\Desktop\TiVoNotify.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

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i recall reading somewhere (this forum, most likely) that i can disable the annoying "you have 1 unread mail message waiting" (or however it goes...). i find this function rather perplexing, seeing as i can go online, look at no e-mail of any kind (i HATE e-mail), and that message will come up. can anyone help me here?

thanks

oh yeah... i'm using xp home.
 

Answer:disable "unread mail" message at windows log-on screen

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Hello, I read here and attempted to fix this before posting. Your forum is so informative and I think its great that so many of you help out here as volunteers.

The problem when I boot up is I have a black screen with a huge pop up stating "WARNING YOUR IN DANGER" then smaller print saying like 'all you do on your computer is stored on your hard disc' .......and etc.

Okay, so I ran my EZ Antivirus, Ad Aware, Spybot (everything is updated and I run behind Zone Alarm premium). My system is XP.

I followed the directions from another thread and through that I already uninstalled PC Guard through add/remove. Then I DL LSPfix and saved it. I DL smitRem.zip and opened up the RunThis.bat file (only after in safe mode later), I DL CCleaner and altered the options as per instructions from the other thread. I also DL Ewido Security Suite and altered the additional options as instructed. I killed system restore then booted in safe mode. Oh yes and I DL Hijack This.

Then I opened the RunThis.bat file and finished the disk cleanup completely. Then I ran Ewido and saved report. Then I started Ccleaner. I reset websettings under Internet Options. Then I went to control panet>Display>Desktoop tab>customize desktop>Web tab>Web Pages>then deleted the entry 'Security'. Then I rebooted out of safe mode. Afterwards I ran ActiveScan online and saved report. Finally then I did the HijackThis log.

Please see below the reports from my ewido and ac... Read more

Answer:Black screen on start up with "WARNING YOUR IN DANGER" message

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Hi,
when restarting my laptop after a windows 10 update yesterday, got an " unmountable boot volume" message on start up with windows trying to repair but then goes to a black screen with nothing but a white cursor. only displaying black screen.
any guidance appreciated. thanks in advance.
regards,
rprm

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Hi

UltraVNC keeps popping up at boot (even though ive disabled its startup entry and service) saying THIS MACHINE PREVENTS USER FROM CONFIGURING A PASSWORD or summit like that - ive set a pass in VNC but it still comes on??

I dont wish to set a password in windows...

How can I stop this nag screen?

thanks
 

Answer:UltraVNC "Password"error message nag screen

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I keep getting on random programs where it says "a program is trying to enter full screen. Do you want to switch the program to full screen?" and if I say yes (especially on a program that shouldn't be full screen) the computer will ALWAYS freeze up! I Googled that message but it didn't come up, and Googling it in quotes results in "no results for" "searching without quotes"!!!

Answer:"a program is trying to enter full screen" message

This says it's for older versions of Windows but the instructions are still the same. Just reverse the instructions and make sure the programs are set to Normal and not Maximized. http://www.answersthatwork.com/Downl..._maximized.pdf

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the other day when i turned on my computer i got the following message:
<windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software program caused a change. use your inst disk to boot your system, etc etc.
the problem was that it would not boot and instead i get a blue screen with the message <windows was shut down to protect your computer> and the a technical message <stop: 0X0000C150>
any idea what this can be?

Answer:blue screen-error message "0X0000C150"

Hi. . .

Welcome.

I searched using various search engines and at this time am unable to find that error code that you posted. I would either invoke the recovery partition or use your Vista DVD to perform a Windows System Restore or a Vista System Repair.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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