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

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

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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Hi

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

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

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

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

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

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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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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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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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Alright so for some reason ever since I've "upgraded" to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 I've been having numerous issues with my computer taking a very long time to boot and I've noticed it is logging me in sometimes without asking me for my password at boot. I really want to stop the black screens as waiting 5-10 minutes every time I turn my computer on is annoying. Also I don't see why it would log me in without prompting for my password as why else would I have a logon password? Please if someone knows how to fix my slow boot with black screen where it seems to be sometimes logging me in automatically that would be great thanks!

Answer:How To Disable Auto Login Last User/Black Screen At Boot???

Hello Radical924,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if you have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked to see if that may help with at least the sign in issue.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Alright so for some reason ever since I've "upgraded" to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 I've been having numerous issues with my computer taking a very long time to boot and I've noticed it is logging me in sometimes without asking me for my password at boot. I really want to stop the black screens as waiting 5-10 minutes every time I turn my computer on is annoying. Also I don't see why it would log me in without prompting for my password as why else would I have a logon password? Please if someone knows how to fix my slow boot with black screen where it seems to be sometimes logging me in automatically that would be great thanks!

Answer:How To Disable Auto Login Last User/Black Screen At Boot???

Hello Radical924,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if you have the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box checked to see if that may help with at least the sign in issue.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I have set the Auto login with an administrator type user. Now on start up, log-in screen is visible though it takes the password automatically and log-into the system but I want to hide the login screen completely.
Is there a way to achieve that?

Answer:How to hide login screen even after setting the Auto-Login?

Welcome to the TenForums @Harry87

Have you seen / reviewed this tutorial?

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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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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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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Hi guys I am wondering if there is any way that I can have my computer require a password after it has been woken up from sleep, or after the screen saver has been on, while I have auto login enabled. I have auto login on because I am too lazy to enter a password every time I start up my computer or switch between partitions. But I still would like the security of requiring a password after my computer has been woken up from sleep, or if my screen saver has come on, is there any way to do this?

Answer:Require a password on computer wakeup while auto login is enabled

Hello BigDirrrty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you sure can. What you have set so far is only for automatic log on at startup. Log On Automatically at Startup
The tutorial below will show you how to enable password protection when resuming from a screen saver.Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable
The tutorial below will show you how to enable password protection on wake up.Password - Require on Wakeup
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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How can I change lock screen by my picture each time I login? (not use Bing's picture)

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Hello, I use wake on lan to boot my pc to access and use it remotely. On Windows 7 I remember being able to auto log on with the set password to my account and then have it switch users right away so it was still password protected but my remote connecting software would load. I do not remember how I achieved this on 7 and wish to be able to do this since I have moved to Windows 10. Any help us greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Hello, I use wake on lan to boot my pc to access and use it remotely. On Windows 7 I remember being able to auto log on with the set password to my account and then have it switch users right away so it was still password protected but my remote connecting software would load. I do not remember how I achieved this on 7 and wish to be able to do this since I have moved to Windows 10. Any help us greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Auto login then switch user

Hello Firebird5150 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

I haven't been running anything with a lan or other form of wake up method but perhaps what I use on both 10 as well as 7 and even on VMs to connect desktops back and forth as well as see VMs and a new 10 laptop connect remotely could prove to be a help there. Without spending on a commercial license you can use the Team Viewer program for the substitute of the usual remote access function seen in Windows.

Once the remote pc is woken up you would then simply connect to it by way of the TV program where you can switch from one account to another even when having the hidden built in system administrator account enabled. The process would be a fast logout of one and sign in to the other. That would mean having to re-enter the next account's password being the only inconvenience.

With 10 as well as with 7 the main account still requires a password there for the autologon option. The guide you will need to look over is seen in the 10F tutorial section. Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

That's one I still have to go over here since between desktops and vms I get too busy signing in at times! I'm quite sure you are also looking to cut that time down a bit as well. The TV program will get timed out after any lengthy period of inactivity however since you are accessing one to the TV servers to see this type of connection work. Each machine connects to each other by way of the server.

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Hello, I use wake on lan to boot my pc to access and use it remotely. On Windows 7 I remember being able to auto log on with the set password to my account and then have it switch users right away so it was still password protected but my remote connecting software would load. I do not remember how I achieved this on 7 and wish to be able to do this since I have moved to Windows 10. Any help us greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Auto login then switch user

Hello Firebird5150 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

I haven't been running anything with a lan or other form of wake up method but perhaps what I use on both 10 as well as 7 and even on VMs to connect desktops back and forth as well as see VMs and a new 10 laptop connect remotely could prove to be a help there. Without spending on a commercial license you can use the Team Viewer program for the substitute of the usual remote access function seen in Windows.

Once the remote pc is woken up you would then simply connect to it by way of the TV program where you can switch from one account to another even when having the hidden built in system administrator account enabled. The process would be a fast logout of one and sign in to the other. That would mean having to re-enter the next account's password being the only inconvenience.

With 10 as well as with 7 the main account still requires a password there for the autologon option. The guide you will need to look over is seen in the 10F tutorial section. Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

That's one I still have to go over here since between desktops and vms I get too busy signing in at times! I'm quite sure you are also looking to cut that time down a bit as well. The TV program will get timed out after any lengthy period of inactivity however since you are accessing one to the TV servers to see this type of connection work. Each machine connects to each other by way of the server.

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

Answer:User account auto-login

Hello Ben,

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

Password - Create for User Account in Windows 8

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Hey folks,               I have 3 users created in my Windows XP machine...When I installed my drivers after formating with XP, the CD with the drivers had an option to autologin into a particular user so that it could install all the drivers as each setup needed restart.               Now the trouble is, even after I compleated the driver installing those drivers, my PC still logs-in with the same user.                It dosent show the welcome screen & auto-logs-in in that user.               I password protected that user to avoid the auto-login, but that wont help.          Hope there is a solution with someone.

Answer:Undesired auto-login into a user

How To Enable/Disable it...

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For my HTPC I would like to have 2 user options at startup. If no user is selected within 7 seconds I would like the system to automatically log into one of the two user accounts. I have seen this feature used in Linux Mint, but have no idea how to set it up in Win7. Neither of the two accounts have passwords, so this would not be any more of a security issue.

Answer:Can I Set a User to Auto Login After X Seconds?

AFAIK you can either set it to auto log-on to one account or none.

The other option would be having 2 choices in the bootloader, as there is no NTOS Kernel switch to define this it would mean having 2 OS's, boot timeout set to 7, autologon for the default or manual selection for the other (which could also auto-logon if you wished) a very tiedious means of achiving your goal, and would hinder user switching greatly.

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

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

Thanks

Answer:auto login to User account

Not sure you can do that...

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Before v1607, I used the gpedit logon script to disable the automatic login of non-passworded accounts. It's been fine for all the time I've been with Win10 since release.
Specifically:

Code:
Name: C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe
Parem: ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch /V Enabled /T REG_dWORD /D 1 /F

Since v1607 hit, it has stopped working. So I tried this instead, and the keys/strings were already set as it says so on the guide--so nothing to do there.

Does anyone else have any suggestions? Other than adding a password to this one account or having to type in a username/path to login (this account is for family members). Or did Microsoft bork something again?

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

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

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows user account is not auto login

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Before v1607, I used the gpedit logon script to disable the automatic login of non-passworded accounts. It's been fine for all the time I've been with Win10 since release.
Specifically:

Code:
Name: C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe
Parem: ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch /V Enabled /T REG_dWORD /D 1 /F

Since v1607 hit, it has stopped working. So I tried this instead, and the keys/strings were already set as it says so on the guide--so nothing to do there.

Does anyone else have any suggestions? Other than adding a password to this one account or having to type in a username/path to login (this account is for family members). Or did Microsoft bork something again?

Answer:v1607: Can't disable last user auto login

Hello Robb,

I'm afraid that the only way to stop this is to create a password for the account. You could make it something simple though to make it easy to use.

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Hello,

I want windows XP to auto login with a spacific user with a spcacific application only on startup. I have made following changes in the registry to achive this. But after auto login if a user press Ctrl+Alt+Del, He can Open explorer.exe and can run any application whcih a ristriced user can. I want that user to restirect only for the application (Notepad) which opened after autologin.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\system.ini\boot]

"Shell"="USR:Software\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Winlogon"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

"Shell"="explorer.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

"Shell"="C:\\windows\\Notepad.exe"

1. User Power on the machine
2. windows Autologin and notpad starts
3. If user press ctrl+alt+del. taskmanager opened and user can start explorer.exe
I want to restrict that user to open taskmanager. I also want windwos Xp administrator to login in safemode to chage the startup settigs if in case of application failure to check the problem.

In Short. I want my application only to run on startup for the User (Auto Login) with shutdown and restart options. and a way to login with administratior to change th... Read more

Answer:User Auto Login with spacific application on startup

Check out Windows SteadyState...http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...is/default.mspx

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I have a Dell Dimension E510 with Windows Media Center Edition 2005.My problem is when I start it up it says User .I click on it .It logs-in then logs-out. If you go to Administrator it does the same thing. I can restart the machine and hit F8 and I tried all the settings in safe mode even "go back to when it had a good restart. Still does not let me in.Still logs in then at the same time Logs out I even took out the CMOS Battery for a few minutes. .I have done this on another machine to remove the name and password protected at start-up......... I need Tech Support Guy to bail me out .THANKS!
 

Answer:Solved: User or administrator login then auto logs out

You have a virus. Here is a video that might be helpful, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h3q5ss40oY
 

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How's that possible?
Imagine a tablet (SP3 or whatever; mine is a Dell), Win10, two users. Both have chosen the Picture Password login. Nice.
First showstopper: At device turn on, the last accessed user login is present. No worries, it was so for 8.1 as well. But there was a back arrow to go back picking another one.
Here is not: Win10 Picture Password login has nothing. Niet. Nada. Only the picture. And some useless space on the left. You want to choose another user? Nein. You can't from there!
I tried different methods: swipes (what? In Win10? All gone, me fool!), pressing ESC (I've a connected keyboard), pressing my account image. nothing.
The only way? You must click to choose a different method of access (aka Text Password). From there there is the users-picker that let you choose another user.
Why MS did not add that in the Picture Password login as well? What were they thinking when they removed the back arrow in Win10??
Are they really thinking we're all running and buy brand new Hello enabled devices, maybe? Is Picture password now "oldies", already?
Being a kid one of the two above users, I can't really stay with Win10 until this situation is ironed out. And no, not a single registry options works for that matter (THIS worked for Win8.x to even automatically-go-back to the multiple user screen; but that screen's entirely gone in Win10).
A tablet is a tablet. Drawing on its screen is far better than tapping keys (alphanumeric or PIN, whatever) whil... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Picture Password login lacks multiple user choice!

And Threshold2 did not introduce any real change to this mess... The imperative is: Go PIN or GTFO, apparently... ?_?

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When searching yesterday for networking help, I saw something about enabling guest accounts but making them invisible. Now I can't find that. My guest account is enabled, but I don't want it showing up on my log in screen. How do I make it invisible.
Thank you!
 

Answer:How do I make enabled guest accounts invisible on login screen?

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SETUP
I have a small domain of computers and a couple user accounts.  Each of these user accounts areconfigured as autologin on many different computers (e.g. the account "user1" will autologin on five different computers).  The auto-login
is configured in the registry, the profile is on a network share, the profile is mandatory.  Generally, everything with this setup works fine.

PROBLEM
Occasionally, the computers will get a BSOD.  The particular driver/cause of the BSOD varies, but regardless of this, the behavior is always this: the computer blue-screens, then next time the computer powers on and it attempts to autologin to the previously
mentioned domain user account, Windows displays an error message saying:
"The User Profile Service service failed the log on. User profile cannot be loaded."
The only fix is to then log in as an administrator (either a local admin or domain admin) and close out a dialog box that pops up saying:
"Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown"
There are two options given, "Check for Solution" and "Cancel".  Clicking on either of these options (or just X'n out of the window completely) and rebooting the computer then lets the domain account autologin.

Possible Fix?

It seems as if the computer is forcing an administrator to acknowledge that there was a blue screen before it lets any non-admin account log on to the computer.
Is the... Read more

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Does anyone know of a way, in Vista x64 (using terminal services hack, so i can login 2 diff users at once)... to make it, so when the first user logs in on windows startup, i can automatically have the second userid log in (and run an app)..

Basically i'm trying to find a way to do this, so i can run the magicjack application under this second id, instead of the first, so it doesnt popup when playing games or other full screen apps (upon getting phone calls)..

I'm guessing this isnt possible, but figured i'd ask ..

Thanks
 

Answer:a way to auto login a second user/vista (and run magic jack software there)..

You don't have to do any hack to allow multiple users at once if you just want the software to run in the background. Just create a second user, log in as that user and set up the Magicjack software for that user.

Then create a scheduled task that runs at startup using the same command line that Magicjack puts in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for that user. Specify that the scheduled task run as that user. I specify a 1 minute delay before startup on the scheduled task I use. With this method, you can't switch to the other user's session to use the caller id function of the software.

The unofficial Magicjack forum has a lot of differnt tips for running as a service and whatnot: http://www.magicjacksupport.com/
 

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How do I change the pre login screen picture on my computer?  This is the screen that appears before I am prompted to enter my login information.

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I have a problem, I get to the Windows login that says to sign in but on the right there is not a user name it is just blank. Can anyone tell me what to do. This does this in Safe mode as well. I click ctrl. alt. del and a user login box comes up but still will not take password. This is a Windows XP Home SP2. Very strange. Thanks....

Answer:Can't login Windows XP Home Login page missing user names

This happened to me one time, I think it's a corrupt profile. I really don't remember how I solved it.

Do you use XP's System Restore? That would be my first idea.

Best suggestion that I can think of is to run chkdsk /r or the equivalent and see if that helps.

Louis

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Hi Guys,
I've recently got an issue with loading profile settings after probably deleting one of the Admin profiles on Windows 10 Home.

I can't load:
1. The most important: Built-in Adminstrator profile: Error: " Location/Path C:/Windows/sytem32/config/systemprofile/Desktop" is unavailable. I got only empty black screen, bottom-left-hand corner windows icon doesn't show up the menu - is irresponsive. I can't do anything - eveng craetimng new folders. Only Some software work , namely BitDefender Total Security, NVidia, Intel etc

2. Fortunetely, I'ev got another Admin account which works fine. I can create new users/profiles but I get this error anytime I enter the user's profile:" a User log in failed. User's profile files cannot be loaded.

I've found the path in regestry:
It confirms that only one with thwe right path to my profile works fine. Others don't have a correct path.

See the print screen below:

I hope I won't have to format disc and totally reinstall Windows. Thank you for you help.

Answer:Login ERROR: User login failed. Profile cannot be loaded/started.

3 first entries seem to be broken or proper entries of the profiles I have (2 more - one local and one connected to a Microsoft acount)
The kast one .....-21-.... is fine and working (admin account)

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My client used their computer on 11/9 and upon returning to office 3 days later (computer had been left on, I think), the ususal username login took them to a brand new desktop with no files in the user folders. It's as if a new user had been created without their knowledge.

I am remotely accessing their machine to solve the issue and am stumped. Trying to do research and as much solving as possible remotely before actually going to client's home to fix things.

I see 3 folders under Users folder, BEARMAIN-PC is the network name for their computer, Bear is the username:
TEMP.BEARMAIN-PC modified date 11/12/15bear.BEARMAIN-PC modified date 10/26/15bear modified date 10/13/15

It appears that upon windows login to the only defined user called "Bear" on login screen, I am using the TEMP.client-PC folder of user files.

"bear.BEARMAIN-PC" has the most recently worked on files, with most recent edit date of 11/9/15, and the
"bear" folders have dates of 10/26/15.

I have no idea what happened here in clients absence (left town on 10th), the only thing that might've been running is Carbonite backups to a locally attached external drive, Dropbox, and my remote access program. In effect, I have a duplicate of everything on hard drive filling it up to all but 5GB, though the "bear.BEARMAIN-PC" is a larger size and more current file dates so I'll assume that's the one I want to keep.

This temp login does not hav... Read more

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Hi Guys,
I've recently got an issue with loading profile settings after probably deleting one of the Admin profiles on Windows 10 Home.

I can't load:
1. The most important: Built-in Adminstrator profile: Error: " Location/Path C:/Windows/sytem32/config/systemprofile/Desktop" is unavailable. I got only empty black screen, bottom-left-hand corner windows icon doesn't show up the menu - is irresponsive. I can't do anything - eveng craetimng new folders. Only Some software work , namely BitDefender Total Security, NVidia, Intel etc

2. Fortunetely, I'ev got another Admin account which works fine. I can create new users/profiles but I get this error anytime I enter the user's profile:" a User log in failed. User's profile files cannot be loaded.

I've found the path in regestry:
It confirms that only one with thwe right path to my profile works fine. Others don't have a correct path.

See the print screen below:

I hope I won't have to format disc and totally reinstall Windows. Thank you for you help.

Answer:Login ERROR: User login failed. Profile cannot be loaded/started.

3 first entries seem to be broken or proper entries of the profiles I have (2 more - one local and one connected to a Microsoft acount)
The kast one .....-21-.... is fine and working (admin account)

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I tries to set automatic login to windows XP.
Steps:
1. In the Run text box, type control userpasswords2 and click OK
2.Uncheck the checkbox that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.":
3.When the dialogue box pops up, type in your username and password (if you do not have a password, leave it blank)

The system did not have a password, so I let the username and password fields blank when it prompted me for it.

Now when I restart, it does not let me login saying "System cannot log you in. Please check the domain....."

Can anyone please help?

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Can anyone please help me change the login screen picture , I have followed the instructions on google and when I click
Find on the OMEBackground no files appear and then I'm stuck, there are no
Instructions that I can find for that???

Answer:Change login screen picture

Step 1: Open the Windows Start menu and enter regedit into the search bar.
Step 2: Right click on HKEYLOCALMACHINE and select Find.
Step 3: Search for OEMBackground, which should be in Computer\HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background. If the key does not exist, add a new DWORD value with the name OEMBackground.
Step 4: Double click on the entry OEMBackground, and change the value from 0 to 1.
Step 5: Open Windows Explorer and go to the following path: %windir%\system32\oobe.
Step 6: Create a new folder named info, and open it.
Step 7: Create a new folder within info named backgrounds.
Step 8: Rename your desired wallpaper as backgroundDefault.jpg and place it inside the folder backgrounds (images must be less than 245KB in size).
Now reboot and you should be good :)

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Cannot find how to change/add picture to the
login screen?
Any tips?

Answer:How can I change picture in the login screen

The OP asks for the login screen not the Lock screen. This program has been useful to me. It is much more stable now than it was, and should be able to change the backgournd wallpaper of your logon screen.

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Hi.

I am installing a new desktop for my mother with win7. She is not seeing so well so I need to increase the font size and/or the picture size in the logon screen for her.

I know there is a way, changing some values in a .dll, but a need some step by step instructions.

Thanks.

Answer:Size of the fonts and picture in login screen.

No need to modify any dll. That screen adopts the values set for the hidden admin account.

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Is there a way for me to remove only my profile picture (but not the frame for the profile picture) from the logon screen. I've tried editting the authui.dll file but am unsure what to change. I've tried using xxxdannyxxx's authui.dll file as well but it removes both the frame and the picture.

Help would be appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Remove Profile Picture from Login Screen?

Hello IcedEclipse,

If you like, you could set Windows to require users to enter both their username and password on the log on screen. This will hide all users and account pictures on the log on screen.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there a way to changing the shape of the login screen picture to a circle instead of the square?

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Hi everybody,

I wish to disable the account picture on my login screen. That is to say, I want a flat-coloured screen, which displays the user/account name and the password line only as I prefer a clean slender design.

I already disabled the login screen background towards a flat-coloured one using the following registry hack:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
?DisableLogonBackgroundImage?=dword:00000001

____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _
At this point my message should end, but since I busied myself with this registry topic, I started to wonder how to define not rename) the name of a DWORD/registry key at all:

- How can I know, what is the right wording/coding for a DWORD in order to make it work properly? How do I know, which expression does Windows recognize? Is there any library or handbook?
- How can I know whats the right path/directory, where a DWORD/registry key needs to placed?

I dont expect you to answer the bundle of last questions, since they do not belong to my thread initiation - so it is still just about the account picture.
Nevertheless I would deeply appreciate any buzzwords or hints you may have in mind, that help me to get a bit deeper into the adressed matter, as I am keen to learn and improve.

Many thanks in andvance!!!

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I changed my Gmail Profile Picture it will not change on my Gmail Login Screen what is the fix get back to me please
 

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I've done this before on my desktop. I removed the picture and picture frame from the startup screen. But now I'm trying to do it on my netbook and I can't remember what file I edited to remove the frame.

Anyone know what file I may have edited?

EDIT: Is it Authui.dll?

Answer:Removing Picture Frame On Startup/Login Screen

Yes, its authui.dll. I was just looking at that file.

in all 3 uifiles (12400-12403, depending what button set you use)

Find:

UserTileTemplate

And do either of the two

<UserTile resid="UserTileTemplate" margin="rect(0rp,10rp,0rp,10rp)" height="0" layout="verticalflowlayout(0,2,2)" sheet="UsersStyle">

<UserTile resid="UserTileTemplate" margin="rect(0rp,10rp,0rp,10rp)" visible="false" layout="verticalflowlayout(0,2,2)" sheet="UsersStyle">

I would use the first since it actually shrinks it and doesnt take up space, the second method still uses up the space since its simply hidden.

And as always, back up your files before you attempt any mods to system files.

Good luck.

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My User accounts have all been disabled except one that has my avatar, but isn't the admin account ive been using. it has a different mouse speed for one, and the password isn't the one i've been using for months.

Guest is disabled.

I have tried every password cracker. None of them can figure out the password for said 'unknown' admin account, and some of them like hiren's don't even boot, even though my boot order is CD then WIN.

I even DLed my version of Windows Install AND system restore discs, burnt the iso's correctly, and neither of them will actually boot. My laptop came with no disc and has the internal system restore thing which is why i had to DL them on a different computer.

I need to figure out how to get a cmd prompt before login so i can use "net user administrator /active:yes" or even for the guest account. I know the install/repair discs give c prompt options, but i can't get either of them to boot. and yes i have the boot order so it boots from cd before booting windows.

any help?

Answer:Disabed User Accounts/Can't login. How do i get CMD before LOGIN?

When you logon to the non admin account does your optical drive work?
If it's working ok then you could try booting from a USB flash drive.

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Friend of family had a stroke, can't remember user password. It happens. I'm an old ex network admin, so pretty savy here yet Totally stumped, short of spending money to buy something. Here is what I've tried to do to get to the command prompt, so I can run net user to enable the administrator login, which is defaulted as disabled on 7. Of course she never made up any backup image disks or anything, duh.......who does?

1. On boot up, pressed F8 to get to command prompt with safe mode. That works, when selected option given here, still boots up to the user name login. So I can't get to the command prompt. Tried the other safe mode options, with same result. Toshiba also has a F12 boot option, same result.

2. Started windows, when it was loading, I shut it down with Power On button, restarted, repair mode to get to command prompt, cancelling the repair when it starts, but can't get to command prompt this way either.

3. Tried my Windows 7 disk, but still loads and comes up to user login, so I can't enable the administrator option.

4. I think she has this locked down pretty good, nothing in the BIOS to secure the user access.

I have a bootable Flash drive, but it will not work on this Toshiba Satelite laptop, will not boot as there is no option in BIOS to enable it. I tried with a bootable CD disk, and it boots up, but I still go to the user login like above.

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Answer:windows 7 Login Cannot get to past User login

On the bottom lefts of the login screen click on a blue button with a spiral inside, it should open the cmd.
Run this command:


Code:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\sethc.exe" /v Debugger /t
REG_SZ /d "C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe"
Hit enter and wait then run this command:

Code:
net user [user_name] [new_password]
[user_name] is your Username and [new_password] is the password you will use to login

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Hello friends, I recently got the Gnome desktop environment on the Ubuntu Software Center, and I used the gdm and startx command as said by another forum site. Nothing wrong, they said to logout, tried to login again, goes to a black screen and sends me back to the Ubuntu login screen. Tried again, same result, panicked. Looked up video tutorial on how to fix it, they said to access the control panel via ctrl-alt-f1 or f2, went to a black screen, no text at all, computer runs fine, no crashing. Is there a special way to access the terminal in a System76 computer, I really don't know very confusing? Is there a way to login with the guest session? I use Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf on my laptop. What causes this, I read on Ubuntu forums it's driver issues with Ubuntu and Nvidia, but I have my suspections with the Gnome desktop environment.
 

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super strange, this problem has come back... faced it about 1.5 years ago, and it fixed itself... just ran the latest set of windows updates (4 total i think)... and now my computer keeps rebooting at the login screen... after exactly 55 seconds after i see my login wallpaper. i have disabled auto restart, but it doesn't obey it... i bypassed my battery backup for my HP desktop. didnt help
i ran the windowsPE repair, and the windows built in startup repair.
this happened awhile ago as i posted, but if i entered my password before the 55 seconds, i was good... i am now unable to enter it because windows is configuring the latest updates... please wait and then black screen, power off, and reboot (with no reboot error screen)

tried safe mode, same thing, tried last know good config, same

when i was able log in 1.5 years ago, i looked at my event viewer and said it was kernal power

my specs:
omponent Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz 7.4 5.9
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 6.4
Gaming graphics 4095 MB Total available graphics memory 6.4
Primary hard disk 127GB Free (262GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Professional

System
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Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Model HP Pavilion All-in-One 200 5150t Intel
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
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Ok I've done many searching on this but could find anything exactly like this.

I want to have windows automatically login in to my account when it boots up but stay on the Welcome screen waiting for the password. So I can keep the security of requiring a password to login and not have to wait for windows to fully boot up.

I have found many articles about having windows bypass the Welcome screen altogether and login to an account but I do NOT want to do this.

I have Window XP SP3.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Auto-Login but stay on Welcome Screen

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When I start my new Win 8.1 notebook with preinstalled Win 8 the first screen will be a colored wallpaper with Time indicator.

Only if I click somewhere on the screen the Welcome Login screen will be shown.

How can I tell Win 8 immediately after start to show the Welcome Login screen?

Answer:How to auto-jump after start to Login Welcome screen?

This site shows you how to disable the lock screen:

Disable the Lock screen in Windows 8 forever - TechRepublic

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I'm pretty sure I'm overlooking something really simple, but how do you change the Sign-in/Login Screen picture in Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

This is the sign-in page I get when I boot the PC (it automatically signs in, as I use Bitlocker password instead):


These are the settings I have set in Settings > Personalisation > Lockscreen. I have the Lock Screen set to 'Picture', and 'Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen' set to 'On', but Windows still uses it's own photo (the beach pic).

Is there another setting I'm overlooking?

Answer:How To Change Sign-in/Login Screen Background Picture In Windows 10

Do you realize that there are two different lock screens? Check out this tutorial as Shawn Brink explains this much better than I can.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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I'm pretty sure I'm overlooking something really simple, but how do you change the Sign-in/Login Screen picture in Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

This is the sign-in page I get when I boot the PC (it automatically signs in, as I use Bitlocker password instead):


These are the settings I have set in Settings > Personalisation > Lockscreen. I have the Lock Screen set to 'Picture', and 'Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen' set to 'On', but Windows still uses it's own photo (the beach pic).

Is there another setting I'm overlooking?

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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

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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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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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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Title said all.

I actually have this problem with Win 8.1 as well.

You can manually connect to the desired Wi-Fi without any problem (and the auto connect checkbox is checked and my user name and password is already there for what matters), but it won't auto connect.

As soon as I logged in, it instantly connected.

p.s. It needs to be from cold boot/reboot. The login page from locking/sleeping won't have this problem.

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Odd issue, been playing with computers since the 90s and never seen this happen. All of a sudden like my keyboard and sometimes my mouse are unresponsive at the windows 7 login screen. Sometimes the mouse works, sometimes it doesnt. If it doesnt work initially on power up it has worked every time so far after a reboot. Keyboard works just fine in the bios and just fine in windows after i use the onscreen keyboard to log in if the mouse is working but no response on the login screen. Capslock/numluck and any other button that should activate or change lights on the keyboard have zero effect when the keyboard is unresponsive.

Anyone ever seen anything like this? Ive just recently formatted/reinstalled a couple times without issue. Have been playing around with some virtual machine and vpn programs. Using avast antivirus this time around, used avg before, nothing else should really be different. Ive formatted hundreds of times and never seen this, pretty sure hardware is not the cause as it works fine before/after login screen. No strange new software that I can think of other than a vpn software program which ive only used in a virtual machine environment. Unless I somehow got a virus or malware that avast and malwarebytes cant detect Im kinda stumped, cant seem to figure this one out on my own, any thoughts? I spose the easy answer is just format again but I hate having a problem I cant solve.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I've had several issues after installing my Windows 8.1 64 bit.... I tried installing my motherboard drivers shortly after upgrading my Windows OS and lost connection to the internet. I tried reinstalling the drivers and got stuck in this infinite loop of the BIOS... then I got stuck in an infinite loop of reinstalling/refreshing my PC from the Windows install disk... I finally was able to go into Regedit and delete a bunch of things and now finally I am able to get to the login user screen but my original login doesn't appear. I don't know how to login ... my original user name and password doesn't work.... i need help

Answer:Other user login Windows 8.1 - Cannot login

nevermind... i reinstalled windows 8.1 and started from scratch... this is a nightmare

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Hi, I just discovered a problem with vista. I recently installed an outstanding software known as TuneUp Utilities 2009, I then used it to customize my computer login screen, I made a modification such that on startup or when no one is logged (i.e. when the login screen is displayed), in case there has been no activity for 10 minutes, vista's built in bubble screensaver begins to run. Unfortunately, when I tested this modification out, I noticed a screensaver error stating that "direct3d 9.0 is required to run this screensaver and can't be found on your computer", so I logged in and tried running the screensaver again and it worked perfectly.
Why is it not working on the login screen but it works on the desktop screen? How do I confirm the version of direct x I have installed, because I recently made an update on my direct x, I tried updating it to 10.XXX and the same problem is still occurring. Please reply asap.

Answer:login error, screensaver can't run on login screen, Direct X 9.0 not recognized

Click the link in my signature and under STEP 2 download and install everything there, that should solve your problems.

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I have a X61t running Vista Business and sometimes want to log in while set as a slate.   I realized after a while that I have *never* made that work. I experimented more carefully watching my stylus taps and saw that the keyboard is not sending the right codes - or something like that - so I always get the message "Password incorrect". My password is nothing super elaborate or long. There is one numeral and the first character is shifted. Nothing in what I used to thjink of as high ASCII in the old days. As far as I know the tablet keyboard works fine in other apps. I have used it to fill in a form or two. Anyone have any thoughts? Jonathan





4276-37U -- W520. Keeping an X61t just in case.First laptop in my house was a luggable Osborne! Now that was a cool computer. (...for its time!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This has never happened before. When I turn on the computer, the two accounts show up (both administrator) but whenever I click either of them, the screen just shows the Windows 7 login screen for a while without any text then sends me back to the account selection. This happens when I select either of the accounts, one of them also has a password but that doesn't show up either.

PLEASE HELP.
(also don't know a lot about computers ;-; )

EDIT : When I turned on the computer, it went through updates where it says Starting Windows with the Windows logo. Maybe this helps.

Answer:Can't login to Windows 7. Sends me back to login screen every time.

Same thing happened to me since the update yesterday.

( just to clarify Is this the same problem ? I posted a video Windows Error - YouTube )

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Since the last windows 10 builds, my loggin screen would freeze where it shows the time, i can move my mouse around but cant click anything or use the keyboard, or when i log in it would go to a blackscreen but still see the mouse. It would be there for 10 minutes then load my deskstop.

This have never happened the first time i installed windows 10

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

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

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

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Hi, I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15 with Windows 8 and was having an issue where videos were not playing and restarted my computer, left the room for a minute and came back to see it was updating. When the update completed I was able to log on, but there was only a black screen with a cursor. I tried restarting my computer and had the same result, and followed the first bit of advice in this thread (here) as the issue described was the same, and successfully opened the task manager to have the system boot in safe mode. However, when I restarted my computer it did not progress past the boot screen where I was greeted with nothing but a black screen. This has happened every time I have restarted and I am unable to access safe mode or log on normally, although I can reach the Advanced Startup Options screen.
Is there any way to fix this issue?

Answer:Black screen with cursor after login, then computer won't start up to login

F12 at reboot and run Dell Diagnostics

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running windows 10 version 1607,anyways windows did its regular update thing and when it was done now i cant login. i enter my password and its welcome and then just goes right back to the lock screen. please help. cant find anything relevant online so far. sony vaio pc.

Answer:cant login after recent windows update, stuck at login screen

Hi ! Did you create a system repair CD or a system recovery drive?? Here are the ways that you can recover. My first choice would be to restore to a time before the update with a restore point! Read this by HTG! How to Create and Use a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc in Windows 8 or 10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...covery-options
PS! Using a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc
A recovery drive will normally not be necessary. If your computer fails to boot several times, Windows 8 or 10 will automatically bring up the advanced startup options, which allows you to troubleshoot and fix it.
If Windows can?t even bring up these tools, you?ll need the recovery drive, system repair disc, or a Windows 8 or 10 installation disc. Insert the recovery media into your computer and restart. Your computer should boot from the recovery media automatically. (If it doesn?t, you may need to change its boot order.)

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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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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

When I login with Safe Mode and check the Event Viewer (Control Panels --&gt; Administrative Tools --&gt; Computer Management), it has an entry ... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

does anyone know how to manage this annoying screen?

Answer:login screen phantom user account

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

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Hi,
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

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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