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User Pic in Login Screen

Question: User Pic in Login Screen

Hi,
I've been searching through the forum's tutorials and all through Google to find out how to change the size of the user picture in the login screen. I don't have a password set to my account and I am currently the only one with an account on the computer, so the picture is very small on my 22" 1680*1050 monitor.

Thanks in advance

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Answer: User Pic in Login Screen

Hello Spd2Last,

Sorry, but there is no option in Vista to allow you to change the size of the user logon display picture.

You can change the logon background image if you wanted to do that instead.

Logon screen - Change

hope this helps some,
Shawn

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If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen
This issue started with Redstone builds.
This was not an issue with TH2.

Many other Insiders have reported this on the Feedback Hub.
I thought it would be fixed by now, but it still exists in Build 14393.5

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If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen
This issue started with Redstone builds.
This was not an issue with TH2.

Many other Insiders have reported this on the Feedback Hub.
I thought it would be fixed by now, but it still exists in Build 14393.5

Answer:If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen

Comp Cmndo said:

If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen
This issue started with Redstone builds.
This was not an issue with TH2.

Many other Insiders have reported this on the Feedback Hub.
I thought it would be fixed by now, but it still exists in Build 14393.5



Do you have this setting on?

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Hello nice people !

Windows is asking me for a password despite I've never had a password.

Here's what happened:

I've never had a password and choose during the win install to have 1 local account without password.

I used to have a user/login name with an non ascii character (?), and it was causing me some trouble. Hence I decided to change it with ascii only characters. Control Panel, users etc ... properties, changed the name of the local user.

Reboot, and boom, Windows asks me for a password and is displaying the former user name !! But there's no option to change the user name, I've read that there should be a back arrow but it's not here (probably because windows "thinks" there's no point since there is only 1 user).

I don't know what to do, I used a Linux live usb distro to use some tools that can reset password and unlock account, however:

1/ it can only reset password, which seems not to be the issue here, the issue is the wrong user name
2/ the linux tool shows 1 local user with the last update name

So I'm guessing windows is not using the proper name to login, but doesn't provide any mean to change it.

If anyone has an idea, that would be greatly approciated.

Answer:Changing the local user login name on the login screen

Hello Bob, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check in Netplwiz to do step 4 to set Windows to automatically sign in to your user account at startup. If you had this set before, then it may not have been updated after you removed your password, and needs to be setup again.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is it possible to have users but not have their login icon appear on the login screen?

Answer:Remove user login icons from login screen?

Hello AAAHome,

You could have it where users must enter their username and password at log on to not have any user icons displayed.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok this morning I started up my computer and at the login screen the only option I had available to use to login was (Other User)? I normally have (my login) and (guest login). I'm using WIN7 64BIT it's a custom built computer I put together in 2011. I'm using three HD, OS 256GB SSD, FLTSIM 256 SSD, Storage 1TB. I last used the computer last night around 7:30pm and I had no issues. I've restarted three times but to no avial. Is there a fix for this??

Answer:WIN7 login screen just has (Other User) available and I can't login?

Hello bankheadd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had this issue to hopefully undo and fix it.

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I have a Dell laptop that I have tried many times to password but it sort of doesn't work.

The laptop has Windows XP Professional on it, Version 2002 with Service pack 2.

My husband bought it from a buddy at work who's wife wanted a laptop, but then decided she didn't like it. She didn't delete her account so it's still under her name.

I have set up a user account in my name on it and passworded it. When I reboot the laptop, it goes straight into "her" account. I want the screen where it gives me the User names so you have to type my password in order to even access the laptop. It always totally bypasses that screen.

I tried setting up a dummy account and turned on the Guest account and rebooted the laptop. I STILL don't get the User login screen.

I really want this to work because for 1. the laptop is being used only for backing up personal family pictures and I'd really rather be able to password my children out of it and 2. when I go to my girlfriends' house, her mother seems to think she can just help herself to my laptop whenever she feels like it. I'd logged off - it's the only way to get the User login screen - but somehow she managed to bypass it. I KNOW the only way around it is to reboot the laptop, but she swears up and down she just opened the lid and the account was open.

Can someone help me figure out how to get the User login screen on Startup? Please?

Thanks!!
 

Answer:No User login screen

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windows vista home premium
dell inspiron 1525
avast free version

i got home from running some errands to a blank screen with a working cursor....it's not a bsod

my daughter's boyfriend is real apologetic, said he downloaded a game ....then extracted it onto my desktop....tried the .exe file and nothing happened, so he tried the readme file

got a "notepad is not working" message and clicked on the "find a solution the web" link

got a "firefox is not working" message

at this point he panicked, i guess, and deleted the game folder and the zipped.rar file and shut down.

rebooted, entered the computer password (yes my daughter knows it), and everything seemed fine, 'cept he never got to the windows icon that precedes the user login prompt....it's just sittin on the dark screen with the working cursor....no harddrive activity whatsoever (near as i can tell, anyway)

so i shut down and booted into safe mode, and i see a lot of error messages in the event log surrounding this game. windows security/firewall is turned off and won't turn (i don't know if this normal for safe mode or not.....pretty much a technodope) tried a system restore to a time early this morning when i downloaded some updates, and rebooted....no difference

i logged in in safe mode again and changed to boot settings to safe mode with diagnostics (thinking that might help....remember, technodope).....booting up that was leaves me at the same screen a... Read more

Answer:no user login screen

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Question: User login Screen

Whenever i get to my login screen on my computer, it is in the crappy windows 98 look, with basic name and password. when i try to go to user accounts to change, my virus scan pops up and says that mshta.exe is running suspiciously, and then no matter what i do(ignore or find out more info) about the virus, an error msg comes up saying that client services for Netware are blocking something, and that i have to uninstall it. I cant find client services or netware anywhere. Plz help. Thanks
 

Answer:User login Screen

Go to "Control Panel"--"User Accounts"--"change the way user log on or off"

select "Use the welcome screen" ,and apply options
 

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hi guys, just wondering if someone can help me with this. im running windows xp pro. I leave my computer running sometimes with downloads and stuff, but the problem is instead of sticking with a screensaver, after awhile it goes to the user login screen (where it displays your username and icon). Is there anyway to stop this? its annnoying because it closes some of my downloads down. Cheers in advanceAdd

Answer:user login screen issue

Duplicate.

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I have my user account which is connected with ms account which shows my email along with my user name on login screen. I made one more admin account without ms account and made it a default user with password. Now on login screen on left side both my accounts show up. Is there way to hide my original account from this login screen because I do not want anyone sitting with me could know my email as this account shows my email along with user name.

Answer:Hide other user name from login screen

Hello Sam,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set Windows to not display user names on the sign in screen. This will force all users to have to enter both their user name and password at sign in.

Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10

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Hey sorry if i posted this in the wrong section but this one looked like the right one. Recently i had a trojan that totaly screwed up my computer, it would play sound clips at random moments and everytime i googled something it would take me to phishing sites. So i downloaded trojan remover and ran that, it got rid of something for me but it stopped, and asked me what to do to userinit.exe. It said that file is suspecous, so i choose it recommended advice and just renamed it. The trojan didnt go away so i ran it again in safe mode, and this time with trojan remover i clicked delete. I then realized it was a system32 file, and now i cant log in, it takes me to the user select screen, i pick any user and then he screen goes black and a window pops up saying an unathorized change has been made to windows, learn more online or close. So now i dont know what to do.

P.S. Now it doesnt let me go to safe mode, i dont have that option anymore


What i tried so far:
Put in vista cd, boot from optical drive, and tried to run system restore and i keep on getting catastrphical errortried scanning the file in the command promptNow im downloading ubuntu and gonna boot from that disk, and while im in ubuntu im gonna try to copy the userinit.exe file from my fash he hard drive. Thats my last attempt.


So basicly i am asking how to resolve my issue with the not being allowed to log in. I really would not like to reinstall vista but it looks like a possibility now.

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Answer:Cant Login When get to User select screen

Well since i didn't get any replies i've decided to reinstall windows. My last attempt was using unubuntu trying to cope a friends userinit.exe file into my system32 file. But no such luck. I'am starting to think that the problem was not with userinit.exe W/e just wanted to let you guys know.


~Atomic

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I have my user account which is connected with ms account which shows my email along with my user name on login screen. I made one more admin account without ms account and made it a default user with password. Now on login screen on left side both my accounts show up. Is there way to hide my original account from this login screen because I do not want anyone sitting with me could know my email as this account shows my email along with user name.

Answer:Hide other user name from login screen

Hello Sam,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set Windows to not display user names on the sign in screen. This will force all users to have to enter both their user name and password at sign in.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...dows-10-a.html

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Alright, I don't know a lot about computers. I probably definitely shouldn't own one seeing as our last one crashed because I accepted an IM from a friend that they didn't actually send...

Anyway, my problem now on a diff. computer is that I cannot login.

I've searched the web countless times for an answer to this and other people that have had this problem always say the screen is stuck on the welcome page where it says 'click on user name'

Mine however doesn't even say that. It just has the Windows Icon that says Windows xp in the middle of the blue screen.

I think what caused this is that I got the virus 'XP Antispyware 2009' and when I went on forums like these to find solutions I went into regedit and might have deleted some stuff I shouldn't have. Then I couldn't open IE, everytime I clicked on the desktop icon it gave me a shortcut icon instead.

Eventually I shut it down and when I turn it back on there is no option for logging in. I tried rebooting in Safe Mode and I tried rebooting to when it was last running properly or whatever that option is - both don't work.

To make matters worse I can't find the XP Windows CD.

Is there any hope for me at all? Please and thank you. :/

Answer:User Login Screen Gone - Please, I'm desperate :/

Your could try pressing Control, Alt, and Delete twice at that blue screen and see if that helps.

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My daughter has a Toshiba Microsoft windows 7. She tried creating a guest user login in, when she tried to toggle between the admin log in and the guest all it would show is the guest. She went in and disabled the guest login now she does not have either option. How do I fix this?
 

Answer:disappearing user login screen

Sounds like she disabled the Admin account.

You might try and boot into the safe mode, and see if you can get into the Control Panel and re enable the accounts.

Windows 7 has a "Guest" account, but a account can not be made to be a guest. The only type that there is, is Administrator and Standard.

The system spec would be helpful.
 

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Hi All,

I logged into a computer as an administrator to install an application client, citrix client, on a users computer. The installation went successfully and worked fine on the administrator account, however, when the user try to login in to the computer the computer goes black screen after welcome message and stay black until it gets shutdown manually. Nothing works in this state of black screen, ctrl+alt+del etc doesn't work, although the mouse cursor is visible and movable - thats it.

Technicals;

1. Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OEM / HP probook.
2. The user has administrator privilieges.
3. The user can login in safe mode, but a restore to a previous restore point didn't work.
4. sfc /scannow completes without any errors.
5. Windows update doesn't work in users safe mode with network. Shouldn't it supposed to be working?
6. Tried Prevx fix for black screen / explorer not running.
7. User is on company AD domain so i need the user account to be working again.
8. Disabling all startup programs doesn't help.
9. Administrator account works fine with normal login / drivers loaded etc.

Any suggestions on how to either fix the problem or get the user account to work again?

Thank you!

Nicolai

Answer:User get black screen when trying to login

Hello Nicolai, welcome to SF!

A question, as I don't know how you AD is setup...
Would it be possible for you to save the users local data if any, and completely re-create that user on the pc?
That might be easier than finding a UAC / AD authorization issue

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Hi all,

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

Can anyone shed some light here?

Thank you very much!

Regards,
-R

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At the login screen there administrator and user1 . I want only user1 to appear. And when i want to log into administrator i would click switch and the administrator login would appear. Is this possible or does administrator is always display. And no i don't want to delete the administrator account. Thanks.

Answer:Displaying only 1 user at the login screen.

There is a method in the group policy editor to revert the logon to the old system whereby you have to press CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring up the log in box but I am unaware of an option to hide a user

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I've been running Windows XP (SP3) for years. Went back to school, and I'm taking Japanese. When I installed/activated the Japanese fonts, it asked me to restart the computer. I did so, and now, where previously I would go directly to the desktop, I am taken to the User Login screen. When I click on my name, it moves for a moment, and says that it's loading my preferences. Then, the icon snaps back to its original spot, and does nothing. If I click it again, the exact same thing happens.

If I try to login in safe mode, it does the same thing, except I also get the administrator login icon. Anyone have any idea why this is doing this and/or if there's anything I can do short of reinstalling that will help? In looking around the internet, I have found two instances where someone has had this same problem, but no luck on solutions.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Stuck at User Login screen

When you log into the administrator account, does the same thing happen?

Also, do you have any of the following:
-Windows XP CD
-Recovery CD
-Recovery Partition
 

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What is this? How can I remove it from login screen?

Answer:What is "password" user in user list at login screen?

Right click on start icon and select control panel. Select user accounts. You may see those accounts listed there. If your not familiar with them you'l be able to remove them from that screen.

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

Answer:New user account not appearing on login screen

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

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


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

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

Thanks for your help.



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

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

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

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

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi,

The computer has a admin and a normal user account.

On start up the user automatically logs in.
If go to the start menu or press ctrl alt del I'll get an option to switch user, however when I get to the login screen there is no option for anything other then administrator.

The registry is set so that fast user switching is enabled. As well the local group policy editor logon option is set so that "hide entry points for fast user switching" is disabled.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Hi,
Is it possible to change the background of user login screen in windows 8.1.1 like the attached Photoshoped image??

Answer:How to customize Windows 8.1 user login screen

Hi TDas and welcome to Eight Forums,
Yes it is possible to customize it all you need to is to right click your taskbar at the desktop then click propreieties then go to "Navigation" tab then check "Show my desktop background on start" Like this:

Now your Desktop background is applied in start and your log-in screen
Hope that helps.

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


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

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

Thanks for your help.



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

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

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

does anyone know how to manage this annoying screen?

Answer:login screen phantom user account

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

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Hey Folks,
I have a Windows XP Professional SP2 running on my desktop PC. The problem is sometimes when i start my PC the screen at which we choose our Windows User account freezes. The pointer is moving fine but the accounts cannot be accessed. The icon in the lower left corner used for restarting or shutting down the PC doesn't work. Besides this sometimes the screen freezes at "Windows is loading....." screen. Sometimes it just shows a black screen with the pointer in the middle. All i can do about this is press the restart button. There is no specific pattern about this. It happens randomly.

I have tried running the "chkdsk" utility from the cmd, but that doesn't seem to help. I have a Quickheal Total Security antivirus running on my PC. I have performed a full system scan, but nothing has changed. I tried scanning using the Spybot Search and Destroy but it does not open.

I hope you guys can help me with this. Cheers!

Answer:Screen frezzes at Windows User Login

I tried scanning using the Spybot Search and Destroy but it does not open.This in itself may point to a problem = infection. You may want to post in the am I infected Forum.Sorry but am totally unfamiliar with your current AV program.

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Hi 7forum!

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

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

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

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I used the tutorial to change what the default logon screen is, which is super awesome that it was so easy to change... but I was wondering if its easy to move the size/position of the user icon? Any info would be great!

Cheers

Answer:Move the User Icon on the login screen

Bumping.... Does anyone know on hw to do this?...

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For windows 10 when you boot in to Windows Recovery OS under the advanced options it list all the user and allow you to choose a user and then password.
Does anyone know what COM interface or Win API OR WMI way Win RE uses for validating user credentials?

I used netapi32.dll _NetLocalGroupGetMembers_ method to get the list of members in Administrator Group on local system and then
advapi32.dll _LogonUser_ method to login. It works well on the main OS (windows 10) but when I boot in Windows RE then it list different set of users. How do I access users from main OS?

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I have changed my login screen background picture using Windows 10 Login Screen Changer (available at the MyDigitalLife forums). Unfortunately, the option to Disable User Account picture won't work for me, so I had to delete all the copies of my account pic in the 'UserAccountPictures' folder, so that my login background image doesn't show my account pic.
This also removes the account pic from the top of my Start menu, my User Account Profile, and online at all Microsoft sites.

There MUST be a way to enable an account picture everywhere EXCEPT on the login screen ...? I'm not adverse to editing the registry, or changing system files, if need be. I've been a computer enthusiast since the mid '80s, and I want my OS to do what I want it to do, not what the 'mighty' Microsoft deems to be the options I should be allowed to tinker with.

Any ideas?

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I'm a Mac user and just got a laptop with XP from work. The XP setup asked me to supply a password as the Admin, which I did. Things well for a couple of days. Now when I come to the login (after restart) the dialog box says that it cannot recognize my password and to reenter in the Admin account window. Every time I attempt this I get a very LOUD BEEP - each time I click. I cannot enter anything into the password entry field and cannot select "Turn off computer" in the left bottom corner.

Can anyone help please????

Thanks!

D

Answer:Non-PC user: I can't log into XP - login screen beeps when clicked.

Was this computer part of a network domain at work? If so, you'll have to contact the network administrator to either reset or remove the password, which may have expired.

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

OldGuy said:

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

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

Thanks for your help.



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

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Here's a pic of what I'm seeing at my login screen.

https://goo.gl/photos/WVjueypwyHM338MV7



But when I go to user account through netplwiz I see 5 accounts.

Administrator
Benjamin (myself)
Default Account
Guest
HomeGroupUser$

Which one do I delete to get rid of "Other User" in the login screen?

Answer:Two user options in login screen, need to remove one?

Another account is enabled. Use the Administrator tool that shows you enabled users in Computer Management.

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Hi Everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

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

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

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I have searched for hours trying to find out how to change the color of the user login screen. Mine is the ugliest color. None of the information I found on Windows 8 will work on Windows 10. There is another post regarding this on this site but I am unable to open its answer for some reason. Says I don't have permission. If anyone knows the answer I would really appreciate it.

Answer:Change color user login screen

this should work Lock Screen Customizer for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 , it says lock screen , but it customizes the login screen

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OK, this has just recently started happening to my computer. Basically, after my computer goes on stand by, I get the user login screen thing where I have to click on the user profile. I am running XP and this has never happened before. I'm also the only user so it's quite annoying. Sometimes I have to wait for my LCD to refresh for like 30 seconds. Pretty insane. I have no spyware whatsoever on my PC. In fact, this only started happening after I installed the beta for Microsoft Antispyware. Ironic, eh? I had Lavasoft's Adaware installed as well...just wanted to compare which was better. I also have Norton Antivirus and Firewall installed.

Anyways, I uninstalled MS Antispyware thinking that was the culprit. Still, no go. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:how to disable 'wake up' user login screen?

I get this too, and just thought it was normal. I think I started getting it when I put a password on my user account, but I may be wrong on that.
 

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Hi, My uncle cannot log into Windows because somehow the user account names are gone from the Windows XP login screen. I mean I can't do a system restore without logging into Windows can I? I tried booting with the Windows XP installation cd. I got to a point where I thought I was about to reinstall windows but I wasn't sure so I stopped. I would rather not reinstall Windows for him if there is a way to get back onto the Windows desktop. Someone let me know what I should try. Thanks.
 

Answer:No user accounts at Windows XP Login screen!!!!!

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

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.live.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=15772&l=dis
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Answer:Blue Screen after login to user account

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

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Hi

In Windows 8, it is possible to run a command whenever the login screen of the last user is displayed in a local computer? This command should always be run with elevated rights and just before this screen appears.

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Login screen of last user and running a command

Can you clarify the purpose of this? What's the root problem you're trying to solve?

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I'm using Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2. I do not have windows backup/recovery enabled, so I unfortunately can not just restore a previous backup.

I am able to login as Safe Mode so I'd guess it's not a hardware issue.

My computer worked fine last night, i did not instal any new software/updates yesterday and I shut down my computer normally, then this issue came up when I turned my computer on this morning. My computer boots up fine until it gets to the Windows screen to choose which user to login as. Once I choose one it crashes within 1-2 seconds after I type my password and hit enter. It just says "Loading user data..." or whatever then crash.

At this point it was previously rebooting, but I logged in as Safe Mode and disabled the "reboot on crash" thing so that I get a blue screen instead. My blue screen says the usual stuff about "a problem was detected... blah blah" then:

"Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF82B55D5, 0xF820D788, 0x0000000)

*** Ntfs.sys - Address F82B55D5 base at F82B5000, DateStamp 4198e35b

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete."

One note about this blue screen, in the line "*** STOP: ..." the number 0xF820D788 is different everytime it crashes, otherwise the entry is the same

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Answer:Blue Screen immediately after user login

I can't find how to edit my post so...

Update: I did get it to boot in non-Safe Mode by first going into Safe Mode and loading msconfig.exe, and under the General tab unchecking every box.

I tried first by unchecking Process SYSTEM.INI File, Process WIN.INI File and Load Startup Items but leaving Load System Services checked and it was still crashing.

So something in the System Services is crashing on login :-/

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Alright, so this is somewhat of a trivial problem, but things like this just bug me. It bugs me even more that i cant figure out what to do.

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6...titled9mm1.jpg

When ever i log on, it says i have all these unread messeges, but im pretty sure its from one of my friends checking his email/getting on MSN messenger on my computer, since none of my emails have that many messeges, and when i sent myself an email, the total count went from 3087 to 3088, then i deleted that messege and it went back to 3087. Now i know this is related to MSN Messenger 7.5 since it has the email checking feature. Normally, there might be 1 or 2 unread messeges from my inbox, but they'll go away after i have read them. So im wondering if i get my friend to log onto his email and delete everything, will it go away? Would he have to do it on my computer or could he do it on his?

It just really bugs me that i see all those messeges there whenever i go to logon. So thank you for any help.

Answer:Xp Login/User Select Screen + MSN Messenger.

Hi there....

It would probably be easier in the long run to disable the feature. To do this please follow these instructions:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
regedit
- Click OK
- Locate and right click the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail
- Select to create a new DWORD value and name it:
MessageExpiryDays
- Give it a value of 0
- If you expand the UnreadMail key, you will see the email accounts your PC is used to connect to. Highlighting them will reveal the account the 'unread mails' are attached to by reading the 'MessageCount' value...you can simply double click it and make it 0 if required
- Close regedit
- Reboot, problem should now be gone.

Let me know if that helps or not :-)

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okay, so i finally removed this malware called double d but now i have a bigger problemmy login is fine, but another person (who owns cpu and uses it most often) gets a black screen with a white cursor upon logging in.This exchange of problems is horrible and I wish I never went about repairing it. I think this could have been due to combofixi also was unable to access the internet and backgrounds were changed following the usage of combofix (i was able to manually restore internet connection by simply adding in the default gateway which was blank)any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. Once again, login trouble is only for one user as I am using internet and typing this very message on my login for vista. i'll post the combofix log.ComboFix 09-08-10.06 - Josh 08/18/2009 17:04.1.2 - NTFSx86Running from: c:\users\Josh\Desktop\ComboFix.exeSP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *disabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46} * Created a new restore point * Resident AV is active.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-21-1400113804-1914402855-3429530994-500c:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-21-2152478756-3922319563-605102323-500c:\$recycle.bin\S-1-5-21-3700753368-1022907414-2960024738-500c:\users\Robert McSparren\AppData\... Read more

Answer:Only 1 user with black screen with cursor upon login

Hello siennaimee,Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums and then only when requested by a HJT Team member. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic explaining the nature of your problem in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator.The BC Staff

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My new PC insists that I log in each time I start it up. My old one (also XP) didn't - and I recall doing something to avoid having to do this. Trouble is I can't recall what that something was! Can anyone help me out, please?Chas

Answer:Windows XP - Bypassing the user login screen

Just seen an earlier entry which covers this, Thanks

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I've got a login screen appearing on startup when I've never had one before. It's got a new icon labeled with a misspelled 'Adminestrator'.
This screen popped up 2 days ago. I've followed all the steps of the READ AND RUN FIRST Malware removal guide and still get the login screen. Someone posted a similar problem in this thread. Of course, every situation is unique so I'm asking for your help.
I've got all my logs except CounterSpy, which found nothing and had the 'report' button grayed out. Thanks.
 

Answer:Unwanted login screen with new 'Adminestrator' user

Here are the rest of my logs.
 

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hi,
im am having problems getting my DELL desktop to work.
a few days back it started freezing.
Now when we turn it on it dosnt start up at all, the green power light turns on in the tower but nothing happens on the moniter screen.

we called DELL and the technician said it was a problem with the graphics card, we bought a new one and it starts up fine but only gets to a black screen before the user accounts log in page.
(this is after the option of, resume windows normally, or, start with safe mode....goes to a black screen with either of them)

Phoning back DELL with the problem their now telling me its not a hardware but a software problem.
does this sound familiar with anyone ??

help much appriciated

Answer:BLACK SCREEN before user login accounts

Hi and welcome to TSF you could try running a repair from the install or recovery disc
How to automatically repair Windows Vista using Startup Repair

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Windows 10 Single language login screen display only one user
which is default login user others missing. And when pressing switch user in ctrl+alt+del it
directly login to default user. What cause this problem and how do we solve this? I have
two users account 1.ABC and 2.Admin. Both of these are working and
switching user account is possible only by restarting and typing user name
in the login box and password but in normal windows 10 all users
names are appear on the left side in the login screen. please help

Answer:Only default user name is appearing in login screen

Hello Ngzek,

If you only see "Other user" on the sign in screen and have to enter both user name and password, then it sounds like you have may have enabled the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security policy. Disabling will sort this for you if so.

Sign in with User Name and Password in Windows 8

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I have changed my login screen background picture using Windows 10 Login Screen Changer (available at the MyDigitalLife forums). Unfortunately, the option to Disable User Account picture won't work for me, so I had to delete all the copies of my account pic in the 'UserAccountPictures' folder, so that my login background image doesn't show my account pic.
This also removes the account pic from the top of my Start menu, my User Account Profile, and online at all Microsoft sites.

There MUST be a way to enable an account picture everywhere EXCEPT on the login screen ...? I'm not adverse to editing the registry, or changing system files, if need be. I've been a computer enthusiast since the mid '80s, and I want my OS to do what I want it to do, not what the 'mighty' Microsoft deems to be the options I should be allowed to tinker with.

Any ideas?

Answer:How to remove user picture from login screen, but keep it elsewhere?

This no longer works in the later Insider Preview builds. If you have found a way I would like to know how you did it. I am currently using build 14388. I hate any picture on my login screen. MS has moved it elsewhere and has now made the account picture transparent.

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Here's a pic of what I'm seeing at my login screen.

https://goo.gl/photos/WVjueypwyHM338MV7



But when I go to user account through netplwiz I see 5 accounts.

Administrator
Benjamin (myself)
Default Account
Guest
HomeGroupUser$

Which one do I delete to get rid of "Other User" in the login screen?

Answer:Two user options in login screen, need to remove one?

Another account is enabled. Use the Administrator tool that shows you enabled users in Computer Management.

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I posted this question earlier but I fixed the problem. Now the answer to what I'm looking for is how can I stop avast from making a black screen popup. I used this tutorial-
How to solve Windows 8 black screen problem after login | Ask4pc
It didnt work. Anything else that will work?

Answer:Windows 8 Black screen after user login

I've seen something here

Windows 8 and Avast black screen problem with moveable cursor |SOLVED

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hello guys i am the only user on my laptop i want the small pics to be liketo
+ also remove the blurry effect on the image on startmenu + also making it large ???????

Answer:increase the size of user account pic on login screen

I don't believe there is a supported way of doing this.

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Hi everybody,

I'd like to request some help for solving my BSOD problem. It happens after I enter my login credentials at the user login screen. Sometimes I don't even have time to type them in, and the BSOD happens.

The following is an outline of events in the past few days. Hopefully it can help.It has been a very long time since I installed new hardware. I believe the last one was the graphics card, which was installed last year. I have not installed any new programs in the last two days.
Yesterday, I was playing a video game and suddenly the screen froze and the audio started buzzing. I restarted the computer and was greeted with a dialog "Windos has recovered from an unexpected shutdown."
On that next restart, I was streaming some videos and once again the video stopped. This was the second BSOD in a day.
Today, I could not get into Windows any more because of the BSOD at the login screen.

I have accomplished the System Specs form in my profile, and have attached the log information from DM Log Collector in the post. In addition, I am posting the following basic troubleshooting steps I have already performed. Hope it helps.I removed my PCI wireless card. A BSOD still happens.
I removed my graphics card from its slot. The BSOD still happens.
I performed a System Restore to a restore point last week, before the BSODs began. The BSOD still happens.
Logging in to safe mode does not trigger a BSOD.
Logging in to an alternative OS installed (Fedora 16) does not sh... Read more

Answer:BSOD at user login screen with error 0x000000c4

Welcome to the forum.

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try: Stop 124 - What it means and what to try

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\admin\Downloads\debug-pc-07_12_2014_Sat_190839_10\071114-14133-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18409.x86fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x83615000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8375e5b0
Debug session time: Thu Jul 10 23:15:03.802 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:07.254
Loading Kernel Symbols
..........................................................
Loading User Symbols
Mini Kernel Dump does not contain unloaded driver list
*******************************************************************************
* ... Read more

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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

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Can't seem to find a good solution, does anyone know this?

Answer:How do I hide/remove user icon in login screen?

Hello lambentmarkus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could disable the user account to no longer have it show up on the log on screen.

User Account - Enable or Disable

If you don't want to disable the user account, then you could set Windows to require users to enter both their user name and password on the log on screen to no longer see any users on the log on screen.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,I have a user that updated to Windows XP3, that Install and shutdown option, but the user closed the notebook.Now Windows XP boots but after showing the mouse and the blue wallpaper, the login screen never appears and windows stops there.The mouse pointer is from windows and it is moving, the hard disk shows no activity, no funny noise, etc.I think it was a problem with the update. I even have done a Install in place of windows xp sp2 and nothing.Could it be hardware? Or just windows?Many thanksOliver

Answer:User updated to WinXP SP3 and now it does not show login screen

It does sound like interrupting the SP3 install caused the problem. Can you boot the machine in the safe mode by hitting F8 during boot up? Maybe you'll be able to uninstall the update from there.





ThinkPad T23, 2647 HU8, Based on 2647-8RU: PIII-M 1.20GHz (512KB), 512MB RAM, 40.0GB HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 8x8x24x/8x CDRW/DVD, Modem(MPCI), Ethernet(CDC), WinXP Home, Linksys Wireless B adapter.

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Hello,

Does anyone know what is causing this issue? A user logs in to the website using his credentials. Once logged in, the website stays idle and when he clicks on link while logged in the site at it redirects him back to the login screen.It only happening to one particular user at our site on multiple workstation. Other users never experienced this. He his not having this issue at other site where he access the website. The other users are having no reported problems like this. I've contacted the site administrator for the website and they are just as clueless as I am. Any help will be appreciated.

Using Windows XP pro
IE version: 6.0

Answer:Website re-directs user back to login screen

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Is there any chance of updating ie?

Also is it a HTTP: site or a HTTPS site?

What is the website?

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I came across this issue this morning on my home PC. I have a Windows 7 64-bit PC with three profiles, my wife's, mine, and my daughter's. Previously when someone tried to log in all three profiles would be displayed so each profile could be selected. However this morning instead of seeing the three profiles I see two options: the active profile and a button that says other users. I select other users and I can log on to any profile so nothing appears to be missing. If I power the system down, when it comes back up I see the last profile logged on and the other users option. If someone could give me an idea as to why this occurred and how to fix it I would appreciate it.
Thanks.

Answer:User login profiles missing from screen, but still able to logon

Hello JC, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help fix this for you.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Latest build new install on HP laptop. So far, my impression has been very positive. One small issue: On my login screen when booting, it defaults to "Other User". I have to switch it to my account and login. I have checked user accounts and cannot find the other account.
Is there a way to fix this issue?
Any help in resolving this annoyance will be greatly appreciated!
Bobby

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I have multiple users on a computer. When a user locks the screen, before in Win 8.1 the list of user would have under their name "Signed in".
If I am going to shutdown I prefer to have the users logged out.

Now I have to sign in, just to see who else is signed in already or am I missing something?

Hidden Gesture? tried waving hands and didn't work.

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Hi there,

I have had this problem for awhile - the screen dims and brightens, dims and brightens, constantly, but in the past this would occur briefly and on reboot be fine for several months. I am using the high performance power setting and it happens whether I am plugged in or running on battery. My screen res is 1280 x 800 and the refresh rate is 60 hz (the Intel graphics media accelerated driver for mobile interface does not seem to allow me to change the refresh rate!?).

This week this has become a constant problem. It seems to have started after I downloaded an updated Intel wireless driver. The only things other recent changes are that I recently went through a thorough and successful malware removal process using the forum here, and, since then Windows (and possibly unrelated), on shutdown and startup, attempts to install updates, but this process fails (I assume it fails because it attempts to update every single time, with the same message, which I will try to get down and edit into this post on next shutdown/login).

Here are my pc/op system specs:

Windows Vista Home Premium (on an HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop)
Copyright 2007
Service Pak 2
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.5 Ghz
2.0 GB RAM
32 bit operating system
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family

Let me know if there is other information that would be useful.

Thanks!

Answer:Screen flickers continuously *after* Windows user login

I have had the same problem for quite a while. I googled "flickering screen on monitor" or similar and found A windows help page which suggested that I degauss the monitor via buttons on the monitor itself. It also suggested that the problem could be caused by electrical interference, so I moved my wireless phone further away from the computer. Another possible cause is tangled cables; I'm trying to motivate myself to check this. In conclusion, I found that degaussing the monitor worked for a while but requires repetition. I should add that I have a rather old CRT monitor.

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I am attempting to get my built in Administrator user account to show up on the login screen.

When I look at the properties, I do not see anywhere where I can assign a password to it. Nor, am I able to activate it to appear on the login screen. (Perhaps there is a different way altogether to login to it?)

The user account that I am using has administrator priviledges and shows up in the Administrators group along with Administrator. So, I think it should be the same thing as using the actual Administrator account.

However, when I try to grant permissions for users on another computer on the LAN, the Local Area Connection Properties box does not open up the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

And that is where I am stuck. I have no idea as to how to get into item and am wondering if I need to login to the Actual Administrator user account.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

Answer:Make user account Administrator appear on login screen

You can add Administrator to the Welcome screen using regedit. You would open regedit then navigate to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>WindowsNT>Current Version>Winlogon>>Special Accounts>User Lists.

Create a new DWORD value and name it “Administrator“ (without the quotes). Then modify the DWORD value making it '''1".

Administrator will show on the Welcome screen after a reboot.
 

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The question is straight forward. I have one user account and one administrator account. Only the administrator account shows up on my login screen. I have my user account set up to automatically log in when my PC start's so it's not that big of a deal at the moment. I have windows XP home installed but I modified the registry so it thinks it's XP pro so I could run terminal services on it. When I connect to my PC with my iPod using RDP my user account is automatically logged out and there in lies the problem, I can't log back in without rebooting.

Is there any way to get my account to show back up in the login screen?

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Hi everyone, Sorry if this has already been asked, new to the site so haven't had time to dig around for it. I was wondering if it was possible to change the icon for the Default user account at the login screen. I know in the past you could "hack" the authui.dll on Windows 7 and put your own icon in, but I don't see that option with Windows 10.

Thanks.

Answer:Is it possible to modify the default User Icon on the login screen?

Hello @usgrcm , welcome to tenforums.com!

Replace the highlighted images at the highlighted location with images of your choice but make them the same size, same type and same name.

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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

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

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

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

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

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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I'm on HP laptop 2000-2d27dx Win8.1. My login screen shows only one user account. I have to click on arrow to switch to other existing user accounts. Is there a way to display all user accounts at login screen? Thanks.

Answer:Can I make all user accounts display at login screen?

See if this helps you. Good luck.

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

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Hi there
I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM

At the login screen I see my user ID and a Guest user. Can I hide the guest user at login screen - I only want to see my user.

I DON'T want to boot in bypassing the sign on screen. (Note this is NOT the same as booting direct to desktop !!!).

This is new in Windows 8.1 RTM - I never had this in previous editions of windows.

(Note I really don't want to DISABLE the account - I just don't want to see it at login).

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:At login screen Hide Guest User (Windows 8.1 RTM)

Hello Jimbo,

By default, Windows 8 only shows the last account that signed out at sign in. Normally, you would have to click on the back arrow button to see all accounts at sign in.

Other than disabling the account, the only other way that I know of is to set Windows to require users to enter both a user name (email address for Microsoft accounts) and password at sign in instead of just selecting an account and entering it's password.

Sign in with User Name and Password in Windows 8
Hope this helps.

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Hi. I recently started having a weird problem when I start up my computer... this screen comes up:

But the problem is... I don't have a password... It was working fine, every time I would start up my computer, it would just login automatically, right on to the desktop, now suddenly, that comes up first, and I have to click on it until it loads up and stuff... I was wondering if there is anyway to fix this so it just automatically goes to the desktop when I turn on my computer, automatically logs in.

Answer:[SOLVED] User login screen when starting up computer

Hmm, Try pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the screen and see what happens

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One of my older Windows 7 machines has two users: Administrator and Me. For as long as I've had it, Me is taken back to the login screen after a very short period of inactivity, perhaps 5 or 10 minutes. I cannot find anywhere to tell it to stop doing this.

There is no password set for Me, nor for Administrator.

When I say it takes me back to the login screen, I mean the icon for Me is displayed (only the icon for Me -- as opposed to the boot-up screen that shows the icons for both Administrator and Me) and below it is a button that says Switch User.

I just have to click the icon for Me to go back to my desktop or work, but it's a hassle.

For reasons I cannot understand, my two new Windows 7 machines are not doing that even though they, too, have two users, Administrator and Me, and those also do not have passwords. Very perplexing. I've looked in every place I can think of, from User Account settings to Power Options settings (which are now all set to "Samsung" profile for the SSDs I've installed in all these machines -- though I've then drilled through all conceivable settings within that and nothing seems to apply to this issue).

Thanks!

EDIT: I created a password for Me and that didn't help.
 

Answer:Solved: Login screen reappears after brief user inactivity

This could be a problem with screen-saver options.

Go to Start > Control Panel > type in the search box "screen saver" > now uncheck the "on resume, display logon screen" and you can also set off the screen saver.
 

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Hi,

I have removed a Pc from the domain and need to log in as a local admin. However, i do not have the
option of switching user. It defaults to the last domain user to log in. Entering this password does not work.
Strangely, after 6+ unsuccessful attempts it does lock this domain account. I have physically removed it from the network
with no success. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Gerry

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Hello everyone,

User is experiencing problem with login screen - input language changed to Russian after some updates and restart, and there is no way to change it back. No language button, shortcuts does not work, and icing on the cake - admin forgot password used to install this PC, seems that only thing to do is reinstall windows then?

Can't enter safe mode/system restore/etc. as it's asking for admin password (the one that was used when installing device).

I personally would like to throw the pc out of the window and in a pond, I have spen't better half of my morning with this frustrating issue.

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I have Windows 7. Whenever I turn on my computer, it takes me to my Log In screen. Here, it asks me to enter my username and password. I would like to customize my Log In screen so that it always shows my username only (and no other users), and only asks for my password. I've done this before, but I can't remember how. I edited something in the registry before. Could someone please explain the process to me? Thank you!

Answer:How to change login screen to show one user and only ask for password?

See if this helps: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...orum=w7itproui

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Hello,

I have been having an issue with quite a few PC's that will show multiple of the same user accounts on the login screen for Windows 7 only. These laptops are joined to a domain and all belong to the Dell Latitude family. I have searched
the webs for information regarding this exact issue but most just point towards using Netplwiz to fix it, which is not the issue I'm trying to resolve.
 As my account is not verified I was unable to post the picture example.

I have a similar post on the Microsoft community as i believe that seeing the picture will make more sense then describing this. The Category is Windows > Windows 7 > Security, Privacy, & accounts > Accounts
Name of the Thread: Multiples of the Same User account is showing on login screen

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Hello,

Windows did an update the other day automatically (I know, I should turn them off) and when I turned the computer back on it won't take me past login - won't even let me input a password, it just brings me back to the login screen.

Windows Error - YouTube theres a recording of the issue.

Things I've tried;
- Booting in Safe Mode
- Windows repair
- Freeing up space through the command line through the system repair menu. (SSD was near full)
- Unplugging peripherals

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Hi

My client has got three user accounts on her machine. Admin account, her normal account and another account.

When trying to log on using her regular account, on the screen where it shows the thumbnails and where you have the option to view the password hint, it changes back automatically to the normal standard login window with the Username as Aministrator listed in the field.

My client is running Windows XP with SP2 at least.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:XP changes to Admin account login screen when trying to log on as normal user

Install SP3 if it isn't already installed.
SP3 contains many fixes & patches which aren't available on their own.

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To start off with, first of all I've got 3 computers: my Windows 10 laptop [which is relatively new], a W10 upgraded desktop, and an aging, slow Windows 7 laptop - which my parents are using.

To help my parents out I recently tried to create a new user account on my Windows 10 laptop. It 'takes longer than expected' to do it, but it's done and everything seems fine. All I do is install Firefox on it, and that's about it.

But when I turn it on again a login to my parents user accout, the screen's blank, and I can ctr+alt+del to get the Task Manager up, but that's it. Creating an explorer.exe doesn't work, and restarting the current explorer.exe does nothing.

I've tried Googling around for answers, but a lot of them doesn't seem to apply to my situation exactly.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I am new to Linux, and i am having problems after the install. After running the Ubuntu Live CD and liking it, due to its compatibility with my hardware, i decided to full install, no dual boot, kiss windows goodbye!! when the computer restarts and all is good, its time for the 186 updates to download and install. but when it is time to reboot yet again, it comes up, i put in my user name and password, then it is stuck on a "yellowish" screen, and all that works is a mouse curser. I also notice after slamming my keyboard keys in a fit of rage (after 10 minutes of nothing, but losing patience), i can put the computer to sleep with some order of a key command... and hitting the space bar wakes it up. so i do see that keyboard short cuts still work (well, "button mashing" at least) would anyone know if this is a video problem? or some bug like a screen saver, or just plain madness and incompatibility with new software updates on the system?
 

Answer:Ubuntu 7.10 - Blank screen after login user/password

Norcalsteve22 said:





I am new to Linux, and i am having problems after the install. After running the Ubuntu Live CD and liking it, due to its compatibility with my hardware, i decided to full install, no dual boot, kiss windows goodbye!! when the computer restarts and all is good, its time for the 186 updates to download and install. but when it is time to reboot yet again, it comes up, i put in my user name and password, then it is stuck on a "yellowish" screen, and all that works is a mouse curser. I also notice after slamming my keyboard keys in a fit of rage (after 10 minutes of nothing, but losing patience), i can put the computer to sleep with some order of a key command... and hitting the space bar wakes it up. so i do see that keyboard short cuts still work (well, "button mashing" at least) would anyone know if this is a video problem? or some bug like a screen saver, or just plain madness and incompatibility with new software updates on the system?Click to expand...


Maybe this is a broken package during upgrade. What you need to do is start in safe mode from GRUB and/or at the graphical log-in go to the little menu on one side, and choose log in to command line.

When you get the command line, log in to your account.

Then:


Code:
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install
Look carefully for error messages. There may be some dpkg to repair. It most probably will say what to do. Then do that, and repeat the ab... Read more

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Hi everyone, Sorry if this has already been asked, new to the site so haven't had time to dig around for it. I was wondering if it was possible to change the icon for the Default user account at the login screen. I know in the past you could "hack" the authui.dll on Windows 7 and put your own icon in, but I don't see that option with Windows 10.

Thanks.

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I'm running WinXP Home Edition SP2 on this one machine. Latest updates from Microsoft. I have systematically updated my hardware drivers in an attempt to solve this problem, including Nvdia's drivers just this afternoon.

I'm seeing this behavior where the system will reboot okay, except there is an INCREDIBLY LONG delay between when the WinXP splash screen shows up and when the user login screen appears. By that time, my flat panel has decided nothing is happening soon, and has turned itself off, so to check that login is available I usually have to move my mouse.

I have tried to systematically track this thing down, including worrying that my hard drive or IDE were going and being really careful about backups, and buying a replacement hard drive in hand. It does not appear the system is concluding C: drive is dirty. I have tried setting dirty scan time long and deliberately setting C: dirty, thinking that was a problem and I could intervene. Doesn't speed things up. I have tried going into Safe Mode and poking around, but I don't see what to look for, i.e., all seems okay. There are no special startup gizmos AFAIK and boot.ini looks pretty vanilla.

I thought maybe nothing was wrong and there was something amiss with the display or graphics card, but I have no consistent evidence of that.

The system returns, and is stable, it's just that this happens maybe a half hour or so later. I'm loathe to try different kinds of system combinations because of that.... Read more

Answer:long delay between WinXP splash and user login screen

hi
Which company is ur pc? do u keep ur system up for days or like that? which antivirus u use? did u scan ur system with it?

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I have a windows 7 machine with ssd. Recently, the login time after user login has become unusually long. After I enter the password, it takes about 30 seconds, and then another 30 seconds as the screen goes black.

Any idea what might cause this and how to repair it? Windows is fully patched/updated, avg antivirus running, ran glary utilities, updated video card drivers today. Also, I had Crysis 2 crash a few days ago, and this problem emerged at roughly that time. Could the Crysis 2 crash have somehow corrupted the video card drivers?
 

Answer:Long load time and black screen after user login

Does it do this in Safe Mode? Try disabling non-needed startup items and/or disconnect usb devices not needed and see what happens.
 

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Our Windows 7 now has all of the user login icons being displayed during boot up. Can this be changed back to the last user to login with the "switch user" login. I work for a K12 district. Our users do not want to see all of the other user's with login capabilities and neither do I. Our other logins are designed for our techs to assist users with computer problems.

Can anyone give me any information on how to return this screen to its original version instead of listing all users. We tried the other choice and that will not work either. Users do not want to type their username very time.

Thanks!

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My screen hanged and turned black, some desktop icons reappear when I move the mouse around. http://i.imgur.com/tZWSakr.jpg

I pressed the restart button to restart, loading slow and waited at the 'welcome' and 'preparing your desktop' for a few mins and finally reached inside windows desktop black screen and showed error popup http://i.imgur.com/vtS6BoE.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ItQuHNc.jpg http://i.imgur.com/o1TTU1R.jpg

I pressed the restart button to restart again, and this time it cannot login, it showed me a "The User Profile Service failed the logon, user profile cannot be loaded" error message http://i.imgur.com/qzQwOpc.jpg , pressed restart button few more times and same thing happened. Unplugged harddisk wire/connector and replugin to ensure firm connection, restart again and same problem happens

Restart PC and pressed F8 when PC starting up to go to advanced boot options, tried "repair your computer" and tried again "last known good configuration (advanced)" http://i.imgur.com/K14mggc.jpg , tried all the options in "repair your computer" http://i.imgur.com/9cfyFuI.jpg but did not solve the "The User Profile Service failed the logon, user profile cannot be loaded" problem

Tried Method 1 in this article You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon? error message but it did not fix the problem, so now I am unable to login and stuck with the error "The User Profile Service failed the logon, user pr... Read more

Answer:Cannot login to Windows, User Profile cannot be loaded and Screen Hang

Hello Pcwin,

Sorry to hear you're experiencing this issue, so let's work together to solve it.

Please can you run System File Checker - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Please can you run Disk Check - Disk Check

When you are in Safe Mode, please download the following programs off the Internet and run a scan with them:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
AdwCleaner Download
TDSSKiller Download

Malwarebytes will produce a scan log, upload it here for further investigating.

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton

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Hello,

My laptop is joined to a domain. In addition I created a number of local user accounts. I would like that all local accounts always appear every time I start the computer. Now only the last account logged in shows up, together with the 'Other' option.

Kind regards,
Mike

Answer:How to display multiple local user accounts at login screen?

Hi, mikemet, and welcome to the Windows 10 Forums.

Which version of Windows 10 ae you running on your machine? I am on Insider Preview build 14965 and there is a Group Policy item that is made exactly for that, but it may be build specific or may have appeared since the Anniversary Update, I cannot be sure as I never went looking for this particular setting until you posted your question.

See if your Group Policy has the following:

Enumerate local users on domain-joined computers (Computer Configuration --> Administrative templates --> System --> Logon)

If so, try enabling that and seeing if it works, and (moreimportantly) if it sticks after the first non-domain login on the laptop.

EDIT: Added the following

OK, looking up that GP entry, I see that according to Enumerate local users on domain-joined computers | Windows security encyclopedia that it has been around since Windows 8, so you should have it on your machine, assuming you're not running Windows 10 Home joined to a domain.

HTH

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Hello,

My laptop is joined to a domain. In addition I created a number of local user accounts. I would like that all local accounts always appear every time I start the computer. Now only the last account logged in shows up, together with the 'Other' option.

Kind regards,
Mike

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I have a domain setup at home, and after joining a PC to the domain and migrating profiles to the domain profiles, the login screen account list only shows one user (the last to login) and Other User.

I have already used the method in this thread:
Help with multiple users login screen!

The PC now goes straight to the list of users, however only the last domain user is shown. If I log into another and then log out of that, the user list now shows the new user and Other User, but not the previous. It's rather annoying for my wife and I to constantly have to type our domain user name just to login. I searched and didn't see anything about this. Any ideas?

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I don't know what I did but the main user account (and another) is missing at the login screen. I managed to create an administrator's account which is visible but I can't see the other user accounts at login or in the user accounts control panel. I've activated and verified that the missing user accounts are active by using net user "username" /active:yes command prompt. The user's folder's are still on the hard drive. Any suggestions?

Answer:User Accounts missing at Login screen and in Control Panel

Hi there,

I had a similar situation, although I didn't have to create the Administrator's account...that was still there. All the other accounts I had created didn't show up on the welcome screen. Here's what ultimately fixed it:

I logged in as administrator and went to Computer Management. I checked each of my users and I noticed that none of them were assigned to groups anymore. I assigned each one to the Administrator's group. That brought all of them back to the Welcome screen. If you haven't resolved your issue yet, I hope this is of some help to you!!

User Accounts - Add or Remove from Groups

Take care!!

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I have hide all of my administrator account from login screen on windows7 by editing registry entry "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \Windows NT \CurrentVersion \Winlogon\SpecialAccounts". Now I have only one power user account. I can't
login with admnistrative account because there is no switch user button on login screen. Even if I click on switch user button from start menu this will load the login screen with the power user and I don't have any option to change the username.


How can I get rid from this?

Answer:Windows 7 login screen switch user button problem

Hi,
I see two choices:
-by safe mode (pressing F8 before  windows load), you should be able to modify your regkey
-by right click maintening "shift" key on regedit then "run as different user" you should be able to enter your other credentials

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My pc sits where I walk by it everyday. My screen saver is a digital clock.
I walk by it today and it is sitting at the login screen with a new user Icon.
The icon is listed as "David" as the user. I don't know any David's nor have
ever had a David as a user on this pc. There is no David when I navigate to
C:/Windows/Users. Nor is there a user David in user profiles. I looked at the
System Security Log and have alot of Event ID #4625. I don't know if this mean
anything or not. What should I be looking for. Have I been Hacked?

Any Help Would be Appreciated

Answer:Mysterious User Account Icon on Login Screen - Have I been Hacked?

There would only be a folder structure for the account if there's been a log in. Right-click on Computer and select Manage, then select Local Users.... See if there's a David there, double-click on it and see what User Groups he's a member of. Especially if he's an admin it should be deleted asap.

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