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login freezes on startup/sleep initialization/lock screen

Question: login freezes on startup/sleep initialization/lock screen

god i love win 10 i really do, if not for these few ridiculously unsolvable bugs pretty much rendering
my lappy unusable for hours at a time.

sys specs

i7-6700
12gb DDR4 RAM
nvidia GTX960M
Win 10 came preinstalled on the system, didn't start hangups until the upgrades started rolling in. Disabled that in the Admin tools. Still having the issue. On startup I get the bright cyan screen with the stupid white dot circle and "Please Wait"... on sleep mode initialization this thing doesn't even wake back up, have to hard reset and yea cyan screen with stupid white dot circle. On lock screen initialization, it will hang out with the default windows screen logo and the 3 buttons for power, accessibility and wifi access but the password field and my user name just wont appear immediately. Trying to solve this because I really don't want to roll back, but I've already backed up my system to another partition just in case I have to go back to Win 8. No BSOD's, no crashes, system runs flawlessly out of the box as it should. Only issue is the cyan screen and white spinning dots that can take up to 30 mins to 4 hours to let me login. BTW the admin user acct is local and not cloud based. IF anyone else has solved this issue I'm all ears. Thanks in advance. Have not yet uninstalled the updates either but I'm not even sure that will solve this issue, seems systemic.

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god i love win 10 i really do, if not for these few ridiculously unsolvable bugs pretty much rendering
my lappy unusable for hours at a time.

sys specs

i7-6700
12gb DDR4 RAM
nvidia GTX960M
Win 10 came preinstalled on the system, didn't start hangups until the upgrades started rolling in. Disabled that in the Admin tools. Still having the issue. On startup I get the bright cyan screen with the stupid white dot circle and "Please Wait"... on sleep mode initialization this thing doesn't even wake back up, have to hard reset and yea cyan screen with stupid white dot circle. On lock screen initialization, it will hang out with the default windows screen logo and the 3 buttons for power, accessibility and wifi access but the password field and my user name just wont appear immediately. Trying to solve this because I really don't want to roll back, but I've already backed up my system to another partition just in case I have to go back to Win 8. No BSOD's, no crashes, system runs flawlessly out of the box as it should. Only issue is the cyan screen and white spinning dots that can take up to 30 mins to 4 hours to let me login. BTW the admin user acct is local and not cloud based. IF anyone else has solved this issue I'm all ears. Thanks in advance. Have not yet uninstalled the updates either but I'm not even sure that will solve this issue, seems systemic.

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Upgrade to Win10Pro from Win7Pro. System is set to use secure logon with Cntrl-Alt-Del in conjunction with Yubikey. It is also set to require login after going to sleep or hibernate. Attempts to login inevitably fail after locking workstation or waking from sleep/hibernation. First error is usually Remote procedure call failed. Sometimes it says that it does not recognize credentials. Second and third attempts are usually The handle is invalid. After the third attempt, the system restarts. Getting logged back in usually requires 2 to 3 restarts.

Am I the only one with this problem? Is there some setting somewhere that needs changing? Or, is it a bug that needs fixing with an update?

Please let me know if you have discovered a solution to this problem.

Answer:Login Failures After Log Off/Lock/Sleep

My only thought on your post is do you really need all that security? Do you always leave it switched on? I have never used hibernation to be fair, I just switch manchine off when heading for bed, or going out for a while. Otherwise it stays on minus monitor as I wont be away that long. I hope you find your answer soon, its beyond my knowledge.

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For some reason, my 'sleep' has stopped working - either from the sleep button, or on the Start button option.
Now it just goes to the user login screen.
Has always worked perefctly until today.
Weird. Any ideas?

Answer:Sleep doesn't sleep anymore - just goes to login screen

imaken

You might want to try the same tutorial as last time Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

Ken

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Hello, I think my friends son downloaded something on his computer, (I am using a clean computer to contact you) we can get to windows login screen press our Icon(windows login name) and it just freezes, sometimes it will login but it will have the hour glass for like 10 min and then automatically restarts the computer. I can login to safe mode, It is a desktop runnin winxp.. Really that is all the info I have... Please Please Help Here are my logs, I had to do them in safe mode.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Administrator at 9:30:41 on 2012-03-19
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.810 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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mSearch Bar = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q105&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
BHO: {014861A7-D0B8-4E90-A1C5-1F6C90EF4DA2} - No File
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelpe... Read more

Answer:INFECTED; Can't Login to Windows; Freezes @ Login Screen

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Hi All,
Please kindly let me know how could i stop the spotlight (drop-down) screen in windows 10 using registry settings.
Means while we lock the computer or while we restart the computer then there one screen appears then we press "Space" and then went to up and then we can see the login credential page to login to the windows. I need to disable the same screen using
registry change".

I have tried with the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\
Right-click the Windows folder and click New > Key. Name this new key "Personalization" and then navigate inside it.

but still i am getting the drop-down screen in windows i want to disable the screen it should not appears on the login page.
please let me know how could i disable that screen.
OR
If we can increase the time for the screen then how we can increase the time to display the screen.

Thanks & Regards,
Yogendra 

yogendra kumar

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Hello,

Is it possible to enable a background image for both the login screen and the lock screen? Even if it is the same one.

Thanks!

Answer:Enable background image in both lock screen and login screen

Hello Provost, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Yes, you sure can. The tutorial below will help show you how to.

Show Lock Screen Background on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

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I get random BSOD's and it happens most when dealing with logging in or starting up. And sometimes other moments.

I use a GT72 6QD Dominator G MSI notebook.MSI-Fri_11_03_2016_134400_28.zip

Answer:Random BSOD's - Usually at startup / login / Or coming from sleep etc

Do two things.
1. Clean boot. Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums
2. Update windows to version 10586
See how it goes. Let us know.
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Code:
Windows 10 Kernel Version 10240 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Code:
BugCheck A, {8, 2, 0, fffff8034a4bd2d1}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiInsertTimerTable+b1 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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I get random BSOD's and it happens most when dealing with logging in or starting up. And sometimes other moments.

I use a GT72 6QD Dominator G MSI notebook.Attachment 68754

Answer:Random BSOD's - Usually at startup / login / Or coming from sleep etc

Do two things.
1. Clean boot. Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums
2. Update windows to version 10586
See how it goes. Let us know.
____________________________________________________________________________

Code:
Windows 10 Kernel Version 10240 MP (8 procs) Free x64


Code:
BugCheck A, {8, 2, 0, fffff8034a4bd2d1}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiInsertTimerTable+b1 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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When I close my laptop screen and reopen it, the desktop automatically opens up on my windows 10 and skips the password and sign in part.

Answer:Why don't my screen lock after sleep?

I was having the same problem on my laptop. My other computers also upgraded to Win10 are locking just fine.
To fix the problem, I did this: Go into Power OptionsClick "Choose what closing the lid does"Click "Change settings that are currently unavailable"Select "Don't require a password"Save ChangesGo back into "Choose what closing the lid does" and change the setting back to "Require a password"
Apparently the setting got stuck during the upgrade and resetting it gets it unstuck.

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So I disabled the lock screen as it's just another unnecessary click to login, but what I want to be able to do is customise the background image of the login/ctrl+alt+del screen. I know you can change the "accent" colour but I don't want to use a solid colour. How do I go about this?

Answer:How do I change the login screen image? (NOT lock screen)

DisplayFusion: Multiple Monitors Made Easy! ? Binary Fortress Software

Precisely: Windows Logon Background | Features ? DisplayFusion ? Binary Fortress Software

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How can I change the windows 8.1 login screen (that comes with a password) and replace it with any image? I'm not talking about the LOCK screen. I searched a lot , some websites told me to edit the group policy and add a custom image here

C:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds
But this method did not work. What should I do? I don't need any third party paid software. I require a free method.

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Hi TSF mods and members!
Sorry if this thread is created in the wrong area.

I've recently been suffering an issue with my Windows XP (SP3) PC (specs below): the system completely freezes within a short amount of time (estimating 10 - 15 seconds) after the login screen appears (no BSOD).

Now, I am still able to login, (i.e. type in password, etc.) but the system would still freeze just as my desktop and other startup applications load.
If I don't do anything at the login screen, the system freezes there (within the 10 - 15 sec.) as well.
I also notice whenever the system freezes, my keyboard "Lock" lights suddenly turn off.

This issue started 2 days ago (May 1st 2009), when I noticed it would freeze, but after 20 - 30 seconds. This happend twice, but the third time I successfully started up Windows, and after 4 hours, no freezing issues occured.
The next day, the system froze out of the blue while I was browsing the net, after 6 hours. After that, freezing within 10 - 15 seconds after the Windows login screen occured, which is what I'm suffering now.

I have tried 'Load Fail-Safe Defaults' in the BIOS, and Safe Mode, which I was able to run without freezing issues , where I did a virus scan and System Restore (to checkpoints at 28th April, then at 26th April), with no luck.

I'm not sure if this helps, but I remember recently downloading a whole bunch of Windows Updates (which I have neglected to download over the past few months), and it might have ... Read more

Answer:Windows XP SP3 freezes at login/startup

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Your pc is underpowered, (GW 550W PSU)

The psu is the heart of the system, without this component or the right one with enough power the video card, motherboard, and harddrive can get damaged or rendered useless.

For this system you need atleast an 700 to 750 watt psu preferrably Corsair psu.

This is an example of what you will need for the pc:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

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When I log into Window 8.1 the num lock is always off. Same thing continues in Win 8.1 after I upgraded to Win 8.
 
When the boot is complete (HP m7-j010DX) the num lock is still off.  This is a higher end HP laptop and I am also blown away they pinched pennys to remove the on/off light on the num lock making the confusion worse.
 
This is driving me crazy as every PC I have used in the last 20 years has always started with the num lock on   and had an "On" light.  I continue to get stuck at boot up or can't figure out when my passwords won't work after login. It is a huge time waster.

Answer:Windows 8.1, Num Lock Off at Login Screen

Just a qwerk of 8. You can change that behavior in the Registry, so that it is on all the time. Also check the bios settings. Some machines allow you to set the NumLock to 'On' state in there.

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When I turn on my computer, it show me : User .. type your password .. but if I click a wrong password, automatically this will back to Windows Screen will give me the option to reset the password
on my user account. I follow the instruction like ... new password, confirm the password, hint and I get in my computer. The OS W7 do not ask me by insert USB and .... . Please, need  help,
probably my
windows 7 has something wrong  I need to
configure. My OS Windows 7 pro
is not protected.

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Hello.
I am back from Windows 8 to Windows 7 and I am trying to make this OS more friendly and eye-touching.
One of the customizations I want to do is login/lock screen.

The thing I want to do is to move dialog boxes (password entry field, user name and button to login) more to left.
Result I want is below.

Any ideas?

Answer:Login/lock screen customization

Bump...

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Hello all,
(Disclaimer, I am a complete windows 7 noob, I've been a mac user my whole life but just switched to windows)
Whenever I log into Windows 7 the computer is sending me directly to the "computer locked" login screen instantly, as soon as I enter my password it sends me right back to the lock screen again. This repeats infinitely. I have looked for similar problems on the internet and can not seem to find anyone else that seems to be suffering from this problem.
It works fine in safe mode though. I ran a virus scan with Windows Defender and it couldn't find anything. I tried doing a system repair from the f8 boot prompt, that didn't work. I've exhausted all my efforts and I still cant seem to find a way to fix this. Any help would be much appreciated. I'm in dire need of some halp from someone who knows what they are doing. Because I sure as hell don't. If you need any more detailed info about my system i'll be happy to provide it.

Answer:Lock screen instantly on login!

It is case sensitive. Check your keyboard that you didn't have CAP LOCK.

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Greetings -

Ever since the latest update to Windows 10 (10.0,16299) my Login screen screenshot and Lock screen screenshot are different. Personalize>Lock Screen shows the desired screenshot as it always has. "Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen" is set to On as it's always been. Nothing has changed there. Not sure if this is related, but the background screen color has changed from blue to gray when I Restart or Shutdown.

I've looked for a Pictures folder that might contain the stock screenshots without success. I've even reinstalled Windows 10 to try to fix this. I hate to admit it, but I'm stumped. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Lock vs Login screen screenshot

There is a way to make them the same

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup User Accounts Tutorials

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What was Microsoft thinking when they not only made this login (not the lock) background image impossible for a user, using normal means, to change, but also stuck the user with the most hideous looking stock images (those cartoonish images of Seattle, etc)? I finally found different sites that gave elaborate instructions for changing the login background, which I did, but it was quite a messy process.

Answer:Login (not lock) Screen Background

Hello mbratch,

You might also take a look at the tutorials below to see if they may help make it easier to do.

How to Change Start and Sign in Screen Background and Color in Windows 8

and

How to Change the Default Sign in Screen Background Color in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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New Dell Inspiron running W10 1607 HOME needs to have lock screen bypassed when awakening from sleep.
Virtually every suggested tweak in various forums has been tried. None succeeds.

Netplwiz: unchecking the "users must use" box
Power Options: there are no references to "password after sleep" as shown in some posts
Registry: adding "personalization" with DWord 1
There is no gpedit policy editor in this version of Windows

Has something been missed?

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sorry if this has been asked before, but i couldn't find anything about a missing sleep option from the lock screen, only a shut down option.

i recently had to reinstall windows 10 (home), and since i've reinstalled, i've lost my sleep option from the lock screen. i can only tell the computer to sleep from the start menu. when i do lock my computer, the only buttons i have are network, ease of access, and to shut down. there's not even a restart option.

is there a way to add the restart/sleep back in? multiple people live here, so i don't want them being able to access my computer while i'm away at work, and i'd prefer to not have to completely shut down after each session.

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New Dell Inspiron running W10 1607 HOME needs to have lock screen bypassed when awakening from sleep.
Virtually every suggested tweak in various forums has been tried. None succeeds.

Netplwiz: unchecking the "users must use" box
Power Options: there are no references to "password after sleep" as shown in some posts
Registry: adding "personalization" with DWord 1
There is no gpedit policy editor in this version of Windows

Has something been missed?

Answer:Bypass lock screen after sleep

Hello borgus,

Turning off require sign-in on wakeup should do the trick for you.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

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Hi,

for a couple of days now, It seems every time when my laptop goes to sleep (manually or automatic), I'm no longer able to login to my pc as it always returns to the lock screen. I can do this 5 times in a row and nothing changes. even if I use pin or password to login again.
I've removed all of the software I installed lately but I haven't made any recovery points so I'm able to go back in time before I had this issue.
The only way I can resolve this is by completely shutting down the pc (restart does not help either)

Any help would be appreciated.
I'm intending to reimage my pc if there is no other way around this

many thanks for your help
kind regards

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New Dell Inspiron running W10 1607 HOME needs to have lock screen bypassed when awakening from sleep.
Virtually every suggested tweak in various forums has been tried. None succeeds.

Netplwiz: unchecking the "users must use" box
Power Options: there are no references to "password after sleep" as shown in some posts
Registry: adding "personalization" with DWord 1
There is no gpedit policy editor in this version of Windows

Has something been missed?

Answer:Bypass lock screen after sleep

Hello borgus,

Turning off require sign-in on wakeup should do the trick for you.

Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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I frequently am logging in and out of my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have a good, secure password that I use and because I'm human, sometimes I mistype it. The issue is that on these occasions, I am locked out for a good 30 seconds from attempting to
login, even for the second time.

I can understand the time delay if it were say, my 5th or 6th attempt, but for one attempt this is entirely too long. How do I go about significantly reducing this, or ideally removing it?

Thank you very much!

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Hi

I have installed Win 10 as an upgrade on a seperate partition to my Win 8.1. Win 10 is x64 version and Win 8.1 is 32 bit. As far as I can tell this puzzle started when I upgraded the x64 partition to Win 10. Now when my lock screen appears and I click the mouse for the password box there is a back arrow next to my user name. Pressing this gives me a black screen, then my user name reappears without the back arrow and I login. I am using the same MS account for Win 8.1 and Win 10 TP. This doesnt happen on Win 10 lock screen/password screen. Is there anyway I can get rid of this arrow, just a niggle I know but would be nice.

Tim

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Hi, my daughters Acer Aspire V5 seems to be "stuck" on the lock screen before you go to the login screen.  We are unable to swipe up to get to the next screen.  I tried clicking on FN-7 to see if maybe the screen was locked but it didn't work.  I powered the computer off 10 sec and unplugged .. still nothing..   Thanks for any help!! 

Answer:Unable to swipe up from lock screen to the login o...

Tatsbat,
 
Sorry to hear you're having touchpad issues, could you be a little more specific about which V5 you are referring to so we could help narrow down a possible solution?
 
Have you plugged in a USB mouse to see if it works, if anything, just to get past the initial login screen.

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I used to have logon keyboard number lock on for using numbers in password. Now I don't see the number lock on. I don't know when it stopped coming on at boot up. some of the updates might have changed this.
I could not find where to set the default behaviour of keyboard.
some guidance needed.

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I had to do an Hp reset of my Notebook PC because of irrational behaviour. Everything was extremely slow and pages were jumping to other pages. After the Reset I now get an error message on my lock screen login page that says "This administrator account has been disabled please refer to administrator. I am the only administrator or User period on my PC. I can then click ok and login to my same regular administrator account. I cannot however change my lock screen photo any longer. Before the Reset I had a photo there. When doing the Reset I saved all my personal files and data.

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Hello,

Is there a way to shutdown using keyboard only, from the initial login screen? It's the same screen as the windows lock screen.

I have tried all the standard keys Alt-F4, Esc, Ctrl-Shift-Esc, Ctrl-Break, etc. but to no avail.

I know that there is a button at the bottom right that you can click to shutdown, but I can't see it to click on it (long story: I have a two monitor setup, and the login screen upon boot will show up on my primary monitor. There's something wrong with primary monitor so now when the computer boots, it sometimes displays on my primary monitor and sometimes it doesn't. During the times when it doesn't, I'll need to shut down and restart, but at the login screen, my primary monitor is not showing so I cannot see the shutdown button to click on it)

Thanks.

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Why does Windows even bother offering Sleep and Power options if they don't work? There is NOTHING more frustrating than spending a thousand dollars on a machine that doesn't do what you tell it to do.

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Hi, I have a problem now with my Thinkpad Yoga that I started noticing after the latest Windows 10 updates (KB2538243, KB890830, and KB3176495- the one that adds the Windows Ink features). The problem is that if I let the laptop go to sleep, when it wakes up it gets stuck on the lock screen.  Sometimes the lock screen appears all blue with the clock and icons and sometimes with the lock screen image plus clock and icons but at that point it freezes and won't recognize a click nor present the field for the pin when I hit the return key. It only has this problem when waking from sleep.  Waking from hibernate or starting cold works fine. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Is there a way to set Windows that if the screen is put to sleep but not the computer, that when the screen is woken it will be on the lock screen?

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I have a custom built PC (built last year) and recently when I lock my windows screen, after a few seconds it tries to go in sleep mode then it wakes itself up on its own then few seconds later it tries again.

1. I lock my screen
2. after i lock it, it brings me to my lock screen ....it shows me the time and the temperature (its how i configured my lock screen via windows settings)
3. after about 8-10 seconds my dual monitors go pitch black (the power buttons remain blue and don't go off).
4. on its own, its as if its waking itself up, the monitors come back to my lock screen (also the monitor displays HDMI as if the monitor shut down and showing you the input its currently on).
5. repeat steps 2-4 (if I leave my computer locked it just repeats this cycle on its own)

I dont know if its related or not, but when ever this happens, in my event viewer it shows "event 10016" The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID.

I have all my power settings to tell the PC not to sleep, I have all power savings options related to monitor and PC off. I have no screen saver. When I am logged in windows, if I let the PC just sit there, I don't have this issue. Its only when I lock my computer.

Answer:When I lock my windows screen it tries to go in sleep mode.

Hi, have you searched on that error message?
E.g.
Windows 10 Event 10016 Fix: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160} and APPID {9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276} to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.I a – Quarter Five – Thoughts and Solutions

Event 10016 - DistributedCOM event resloution. Help?

- there are a good many references.

I searched for
"event 10016" The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission

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Is there a way to do this without putting your computer to sleep?

I'd like to be able to lock my screen and still have my files download while it's locked for example.

I've tried google and all, but all the results are for mac, and nothing is showing for PC...

Thanks guys!

Answer:lock screen without putting computer to sleep

Hi, if you mean to just lock your computer, I am asumming vista, it is pretty easy.
You will need to have the settings correct so it won't go to sleep automatically.

But if you want o have it so you need the accout password to use the computer again, just go to the Start Menu, and on the bottom right will be 2 buttons and an arrow. One button is to shut the computer down or something like that, the other is to lock the computer. You can als click the arrow and select Lock that way.

I'm not sure if the Lock optio is avaliable if you don't have a password set, so you will need to have that set.

If this is not what you were looking for, please tell me and I will try to correct it.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16314 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 235 GB (188 GB Free); D: 931 GB (81 GB Free); E: 931 GB (923 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., MAXIMUS IX HERO
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Hi, my pc screen is turning off too soon when my pc is idle (after about 1min), this is causing the lock screen to appear, and i have to enter a password....

i do not have a password on this computer, so its forcing me to use my Microsoft account password..very annoying

i have used this to bypass the password at boot http://winaero.com/blog/disable-lock-screen-in-windows-10-anniversary-update-version-1607/

but when the lock screen activates i still have to entre a password...

so does anyone know why my computer is ignoring my power settings, and ms are forcing me to use a password on my computer! thanks for your help

 

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Hello,

My newish machine works otherwise pretty well except that there is this strange glitch happening. If I wait too long (maybe 1-2min) to login on the startup screen, the windows freezes! This never happens if I login right away and almost 100% if I wait. Any ideas what is causing this weird behavior?

J

Answer:Windows freezes on startup if waiting too long to login

Hello J, upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.
If it gives any idea.

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When I try to lock it, it sometimes forces me to the login screen rather than the lock screen. There is a delay before it forces me back. First before posting: I made sure it is able to go to lock after sleep.

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When I turned on my computer yesterday, after Ctrl + Alt + Del, my account plus a forgot password "account" came up instead of just asking for my password. It now does this every time, even when I just lock the screen. How do I get it to go back to going straight to asking for my account p/w?

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Hai
My windows 10 lockscreen had flashing at boot up login i troubleshoot but it will not be fixed
Can you find attached file? How it can be solved???

Answer:Lock screen flashing while booting login page??

Does the system boot ??

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Hi there!

I've got a Windows domain: Win2k12 R2 AD server + 200+ Windows 10 PRO workstations.

There is a way to add custom message on the login screen.

So I was wondering is there any way to display system info at the Lock Screen or at Login screen?

Registry, Group policy, Control panel and additional settings? Or even BgInfo For Lockscreen edition?))))

It's very useful to see Hostname and its IP even before logging in.

Did somebody tried to do this?

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Hi there!

I've got a Windows domain: Win2k12 R2 AD server + 200+ Windows 10 PRO workstations.

There is a way to add custom message on the login screen.

So I was wondering is there any way to display system info at the Lock Screen or at Login screen?

Registry, Group policy, Control panel and additional settings? Or even BgInfo For Lockscreen edition?))))

It's very useful to see Hostname and its IP even before logging in.

Did somebody tried to do this?

Answer:System info at the Lock/Login screen: e.g. IP, HostName...

BgInfo does not and cannot run on the login screen. Due to the security implications there are strict requirements for software that can run do this. Malicious software running here could potentially steal user login credentials and that would be a huge security problem.

The only software I have heard of that does this is mentioned in this thread:
http://www.eightforums.com/software-...n-program.html

I know nothing of this software other than what is in the thread but it appears to be a part of a larger software package and likely expensive.

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Hai
My windows 10 lockscreen had flashing at boot up login i troubleshoot but it will not be fixed
Can you find attached file? How it can be solved???

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Hello, I just got a lenovo carbon x1 and when the computer comes out of hibernation or sleep a symbol that says the caps lock is off appears on the screen for a few seconds. How do I stop it from telling me the caps lock is off after waking it up from sleep or hibernation? thanks

Answer:Caps lock on screen display after sleep or hibernation?

Hi Michaelalex17,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 

It is a default setting which shows the ?Caps OFF? for a few seconds, because there is an option to show always or show for a few seconds, we cannot disable the individual on-screen popup display.
If you are looking for the setting. You can go to graphic properties to change, right click on the desktop and go to screen resolution ? Advance settings ? click on On-screen display tab and make the changes for your convenient.

Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I scanned every part of the computer and nothing came up.

That includes rootkit, malware, and virus scans.

I did a sfc/scannow

and the result was this:
"Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them."

How do I repair corrupted files and missing drivers?

I can't afford to back up or reinstall, format or anything of that sort.

I have too many GBs (around 200 gb give or take) to back them up.

Also have a problem opening up some malware programs not sure if that's the safemode or something else.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Home Premium freezes after startup and login in

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I've installed Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 1.Everything worked fine,but when I updated BIOS to 1.40(WIN) at least once per day Windows login freezes(I can move mouse,but cannot click on my login name to type in the password,alo TAB key doesn't work).Also,now when I press comination key Fn+F1 to lock the screen,sometimes(not always) I can't go back-screen just stay black!
Anyone know what can be problem?

Answer:Satellite A100-153 screen lock problem and Windows login?

Hi

According to these Toshiba BIOS FAQ document the BIOS update can be done with 2 different procedures:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07

It's possible that you have useed the wrong BIOS update procedure or wrong BIOS.
Well, it's not easy to say why the notebook login freezes. The fact is that the Satellite A100 is a very new notebook and it was delivered with all Microsoft service packs (SP1+Sp2). I don't know if you have installed the unit manually or not but you should use the Toshiba recovery CD.

I would recommend recovering the notebook with the Toshiba recovery CD and then you check if the login problem persists.

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I got a W540 a couple weeks ago as a replacement for my T420, and it's loads faster, but I'm worried I may have gotten a lemon... (Windows7 64bit, HGST hard drive(not SSD), K1100M, docking station (unaware what kind), 2 additional Samsung monitors on VGA/DVI) When I'm using the computer, with applications like VisualStudio, Outlook, and Chrome open, from time to time I'm unable to use any Windows shutdown/lock functionality.  Ctrl+alt+delete does nothing, ctrl+shift+esc does nothing, start menu->shut down does nothing, start menu -> restart does nothing.  The only way I'm able to get it to respond is by putting it to sleep via the start menu, or by closing the laptop(sleep).  However, the computer doesn't truly seem to go to sleep.  The red LED on the top of the laptop continues to glow, and the hard drive continues to spin, but the display goes black.  It's still lit, but it goes black.  I've left it sit like this for 8+ hours repeatedly, just to make sure that it wasn't simply taking a long time. After one of these episodes, I hold down the power button to turn it off.  When I turn it on, everything seems to work (aside from the message that it was an improper shutdown), and after the "Starting Windows" screen, instead of a log-in screen, I get only black.  The same thing happens if I'm on the dock or it's starting with nothing attached.  When I'm on the dock, though, I can move the mouse around and see the c... Read more

Answer:W540 cannot turn off or lock, won't load windows login screen

 Hi, One of these issues (booting) sounds like this: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W540-external-display-issue/td-p/1373691Booting wthout dock/external screen attached should help in one of these cases.  rhodeswarrior

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I power up the computer. I choose my account logon and enter password. Now, how do I have my computer enable the lock screen immediately after this? (no screensaver suggestions, please)

-thx

Answer:How To Immediately Lock Screen As Part Of post-login Boot?

Hey mate,

You might see if placing a lock computer shortcut in your Startup folder may do the trick for you.

Lock Computer - Create Shortcut

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I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 due to this problem, and everything was running smoothly up until today (approximately 4 days after I reinstalled the OS). This morning, I attempted to boot up my computer as usual, and it simply hardlocked as soon as the Welcome screen came up.

This hardlock only recently started happening with my PC when I hooked up a fourth monitor to my GPU, to produce a 3x1 monitor arrangement, plus my Cintiq tablet. (Currently, the Cintiq is in the shop for repairs.) When that configuration was plugged in, the computer started hardlocking. After that, I reinstalled Windows 7 over the weekend, and it was all working fine. Up until now.

There have been no BSOD's at all - even with the hard locks, and I attempted to use the driver verifier to see what was causing it, as this is my greatest suspicion. I rarely find that my computer builds have problems, though I don't have the tools to test my RAM yet (would like some help in this regard).

This is my workstation that I use for my art. I would like to resolve this ASAP before the week is over. Please help! ; 3

Answer:Hard Lock @ Welcome/Login Screen during Boot-Up, unable to resolve

Have you tried the System Repair Disc you can make in Win7's Control Panel, Backup and Restore? It has to be for either 32-bit or 64-bit but your System Specs do show you have the 64-bit version of Windows. It doesn't necessarily have to be made from a specific computer.

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Hi,
recently i installed windows 8.1 pro x64 on my laptop which is acer 5755g.but i've a very strange problem with that.when i want to go afk before leaving laptop i press windows + l key and go to lock screen everything is ok now but when i'm coming back in few hours laptop is freezes and must shut it down from power button.

things i did tried,

installed windows again
updated all of drivers
using coolpad

Answer:Windows 8.1 freezes at lock screen

when i'm coming back in few hours laptop is freezes



If it is OK after a short period of time, it should be OK after a few hours as well unless you are running on battery and/or there is a heat issue developing. If just battery, try running with AC on and also consider a general cleaning if you think it might be heat-related. Good luck.

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i was stuck on the lock screen after setting power saver mode for both the system and screen, as well as turning on the screensaver.The screensaver did not have login enabled. i had to restart to login. What might cause this? recently, i did not have "turn off screen" enabled, but i had wanted to protect the screen. Also, screen saver was never on. But i changed "turn screen off" to 1 hour, while sleep mode was still 3 hours. screen saver is less time.

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I was wondering if anyone knew what settings I could change to lock the computer after it goes to sleep/screen saver kicks in (like XP Pro does). I just realized that after the screen saver and/or sleep kicks in, when I reactivate the computer, it doesn't revert to the windows logon screen (yes, the on resume, display logon screen is checked in the screen saver), it goes straight back into the account it was in.

I tried changing all kinds of security settings but to no avail. Anyone know a way around, or if this is a common issue?

Thanks.

PS - I set my logon screen to not show user names, so you need both the user name and password to access any account (and no-one can tell how many accounts are on the system), not sure if that "setting" is an issue to automatically go to the log-on screen after sleeping/screen saver. Help...thanks.

Answer:Vista Ultimate doesn't lock after sleep or screen saver

Hi, QuantumJump, and welcome to the forums.

Take a look at this tutorial - Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

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These aren't very important problems, but I'm just curious why this happen after Anniversary Upgrade.
- When I start my PC or when I shutdown/restart, in the log screen there isn't my profile image. Just the generic blank one.
The image is still present when I click on Start button on desktop and in Control Panel. I also tried to set it again.
- I prefer a "blank" lock screen background as I had before, with no panorama pictures or nothing. How can I remove it?

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These aren't very important problems, but I'm just curious why this happen after Anniversary Upgrade.
- When I start my PC or when I shutdown/restart, in the log screen there isn't my profile image. Just the generic blank one.
The image is still present when I click on Start button on desktop and in Control Panel. I also tried to set it again.
- I prefer a "blank" lock screen background as I had before, with no panorama pictures or nothing. How can I remove it?

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Hi,
I'm facing blue screen recently on my Dell XPS 9550 laptop. I've opened ticket to Dell support and their offer was "reinstall Windows 10 OS again and tell us the result" which is unacceptable for me.  
When I open the computer the screen is disappearing suddenly and comes back again with fluctuation. Especially It was occurring all the times when I lock my Windows-10 screen then try to login again.
I am attaching the screen captures. 
1) Stop Code: VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE || igdkm64.sys
2) Stop Code: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
After all; I found the soultion as below.
Closed this application --> C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Dell PremierColor\PremierColor.exe  and removed from startup everything worked fine and had not any blue screen issue.
Dear Dell and community, at least, Dell me what does PremierColor.exe do? And why we're facing this issue while PremierColor is open?
Regards..

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After I upgraded from Win 8.1 to Win 10 I have a strange problem.
After my laptop sits over night when I go to use it in the morning, when I shake my mouse or hit a button so I can log in all I can see is the Windows start screen but not the circle with my profile photos or the place to log in. I do have the controls in the lower left for shut down, ease of access, and Connect to the Internet.
I have my power setting so the computer never sleeps when it is plugged in. All my other settings anr at the default for the Balanced Plan. I have tried some of the other standard power plans put the same thing happens.
I am fairly good at troble shooting problems but this one has got me stumped.

Hp Envy i7 with 8 gb ram

Answer:windows 10 log in screen does not have a place to login after sleep

Hello pvkid, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Do you mean that you see the lock screen like below instead?

If so, you should be able to click on it, or press Enter to see the sign-in screen.

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Usually this problem occurs when I just leave my computer on. I have the setting enabled where if the computer is on for like 15 minutes or so it will resume with Login screen. The problem is, when I wake the computer up, I'll click the Login with password button (i have a fingerprint reader but i dont always use it to logon) and when I enter my password and press enter it just freezes. there seems to be little blips of acitivty from the HDD but it is pretty constant and the only solution is to do a hard restart which I hate to do. this only happens every so often and I suspect that an update to the fingerprint software is the cause or something, this never happened when I first got the laptop but its becoming more and more frequent. Laptop stats are as follows: T9600 processor @ 2.8 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 2 GB Turbo Memory, Vista 32 Bit, All Lenovo Updates are installed and up to date I've also had suspicisons that the turbo memory could be the cause as my startup times do not seem to be much better than any other laptop I've used.

Answer:T500 Login Screen Sleep Issue

Okay I've found a solution but in doing so I've located the source of the problem. When you use the Sleep Button on the Windows menu (or sidebar which I use) the computer will sleep just fine and return from that state just fine. It's when you lock the computer and it goes to sleep automatically that the problem of the computer locking up and not being able to rouse it from sleep where the problem occurs. LENOVO NEEDS TO RELEASE A FIX FOR THIS(I always keep my computer up on the latest updates so I'm fairly sure this hasn't been corrected) again I use a T500 that was purchased a little more than a year ago. thanks.

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After I upgraded from Win 8.1 to Win 10 I have a strange problem.
After my laptop sits over night when I go to use it in the morning, when I shake my mouse or hit a button so I can log in all I can see is the Windows start screen but not the circle with my profile photos or the place to log in. I do have the controls in the lower left for shut down, ease of access, and Connect to the Internet.
I have my power setting so the computer never sleeps when it is plugged in. All my other settings anr at the default for the Balanced Plan. I have tried some of the other standard power plans put the same thing happens.
I am fairly good at troble shooting problems but this one has got me stumped.

Hp Envy i7 with 8 gb ram

Answer:windows 10 log in screen does not have a place to login after sleep

Hello pvkid, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Do you mean that you see the lock screen like below instead?

If so, you should be able to click on it, or press Enter to see the sign-in screen.

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I have a Macbook Pro running windows 7, every time i put my computer to sleep it crashes right after i wake it up at the login screen. The login screen appears for a second or two then i get the blue screen and it reboots. Ive attached my minidump files, so if anyone can look at them that would be much appreciated. Im gonna warn everyone now that i havent used windows in a very very long time so if i dont understand all the technical talk i appolgize.

Answer:Blue Screen at login after waking from sleep

The crash points to mdfsysnt.sys - a component of the MacDrive. This link states that the MacDrive isn't supported on x64 Vista (post from 2008): MacDrive alternatives? - Mac Forums

Uninstall the MacDrive and see if that fixes the BSOD's.

Here's a summary of the BSOD's:

Code:
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002ad606b, fffff88002ff4478, fffff88002ff3cd0}
Probably caused by : MDFSYSNT.sys ( MDFSYSNT+736b )
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002a9806b, fffff88002ffb478, fffff88002ffacd0}
Probably caused by : MDFSYSNT.sys ( MDFSYSNT+736b )
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002a9006b, fffff8800310f478, fffff8800310ecd0}
Probably caused by : MDFSYSNT.sys ( MDFSYSNT+736b )
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002ae606b, fffff88003116478, fffff88003115cd0}
Probably caused by : MDFSYSNT.sys ( MDFSYSNT+736b )
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002aa006b, fffff88003116478, fffff88003115cd0}
Probably caused by : MDFSYSNT.sys ( MDFSYSNT+736b )
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff80002ad806b... Read more

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Hi guys

When i make windows goto sleep and then i just wake it up and it appears the sign in screen and even thou i didnt set a password for my user account i get to see this screen so it doesnt ask for a password thou all i need to do is click the sign in button.

How do i disable this screen appear?

i get a screen like this, since i dont have a password no need this screen. how do i disable it?

http://media.askvg.com/articles/imag...gin_Screen.png

Answer:How do i disable login screen when i wake up from sleep

Originally Posted by evren


Hi guys

When i make windows goto sleep and then i just wake it up and it appears the sign in screen and even thou i didnt set a password for my user account i get to see this screen so it doesnt ask for a password thou all i need to do is click the sign in button.

How do i disable this screen appear?

i get a screen like this, since i dont have a password no need this screen. how do i disable it?

http://media.askvg.com/articles/imag...gin_Screen.png




Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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A few days ago out of nowhere I tried to sleep my computer and instead it just locked and went to the login screen. It keeps doing it. Really weird. Does anyone have an idea how I can fix this?
 

Answer:Computer won't sleep (Vista) - instead goes to login screen.

Do you have a second system on a network by any chance?
I have two with mapped network drives and they keep each other awake.
 

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Hi guys

When i make windows goto sleep and then i just wake it up and it appears the sign in screen and even thou i didnt set a password for my user account i get to see this screen so it doesnt ask for a password thou all i need to do is click the sign in button.

How do i disable this screen appear?

i get a screen like this, since i dont have a password no need this screen. how do i disable it?

http://media.askvg.com/articles/imag...gin_Screen.png

Answer:How do i disable login screen when i wake up from sleep

evren said:

Hi guys

When i make windows goto sleep and then i just wake it up and it appears the sign in screen and even thou i didnt set a password for my user account i get to see this screen so it doesnt ask for a password thou all i need to do is click the sign in button.

How do i disable this screen appear?

i get a screen like this, since i dont have a password no need this screen. how do i disable it?

http://media.askvg.com/articles/imag...gin_Screen.png




https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

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Ok i have 2 brand new ( 1 week old ) Lenovo notebooks.One is a T400 the other a X200 which both have the same issue.  I used the included disc to "recover" back to XP from vista. And on both system after the notebook has gone to sleep, im unable to login as the login screen will not show.  The mouse is still responsive but nothing else. If i wait long enough so the notebook will go to sleep again, i can log in after waking the system a second time.  Anyone found a soultion to this yet ?  













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Brand New T400 - No login screen after sleep

sounds like you need to do some Microsoft windows updates





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Ever since I switched from Microsoft account to a local account, I know see the Lock screen on every startup. I'm also seeing it when I restart. Has any one else experience this? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Why am I getting the Lock Screen on Startup?

My apologies. I didn't realize that I wasn't logged in when I posted the question above.

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I was infected by the Antivirus soft (expletive). Here is my original description. Still can't log into windows normally. My keyboard and mouse stop responding at the login screen and the cursor freezes. Fortunately they still work in safe mode. Hello....brand new to this, so sorry if this is posted incorrectly. Problem: tried to download harddrive cloning program to fix my laptop that was indicating an eminent hd failure. Got infected with Antivirus Soft. Realized it immediately. Downloaded PC Tools Internet Security and paid for it, according to instructions I found online with another computer. Those instructions said run scan before rebooting computer, but the program said the computer needed to be restarted to work. Against my better judgement, I restarted the computer. When windows login screen came up, both the keyboard and mouse froze before I could enter my password. Would not move or allow any data entry....just hung up. Searched for possible ways to fix this and everything indicated to boot into safe mode, which I did and fortunately both keyboard and mouse work in safe mode. Ran system scan with pc tools and it found some of the antivirus soft problems along with whatever else it found. Further researched these problems and came across malwarebytes anti-malware and downloaded it. Ran that a few times and it found some of the same stuff. Came across this website and youtube solutions describing the combofix, so I ran that too. The computer still works in s... Read more

Answer:Antivirus soft infection, keyboard and mouse lock up at normal login screen

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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My sons computer has started freezing at the login screen He gets as far as entering his password before it freezes. He can login in safe mode but thats it any ideas??
 

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The owner of the transitional house I live in keeps unplugging my power strip because the computer somehow wakes up when I'm asleep or at work. I don't know if someone is purposely touching the mouse or keyboard, or if it's somehow accidental, but he unplugs it if I'm not using it and it's on. If it's asleep, he doesn't touch it.

I always put it asleep when I leave the desk for more than 20-30 minutes. It should NOT be on at random times during the day or night. I've gotten up for work at 5:30 am and the PC is on. I've come home on lunch break or after work, and it's unplugged. I'm aware that it updates and such, but doesn't it go back to sleep afterwards? It usually doesn't update on it's own, oddly enough, I have to manually check. ANYWAY....

Is there some way to make it go to sleep if it's inactive, on the login screen for, say, ten minutes?

Answer:Any way to make computer sleep on login screen when inactive?

Hi GuyInDogSuit

The next time you find your machine awake could you please open a command prompt(admin) and type the following command

powercfg -lastwake

This will tell you what issued the wake up call. Hopefully you can then deal with cause.

Ken

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The owner of the transitional house I live in keeps unplugging my power strip because the computer somehow wakes up when I'm asleep or at work. I don't know if someone is purposely touching the mouse or keyboard, or if it's somehow accidental, but he unplugs it if I'm not using it and it's on. If it's asleep, he doesn't touch it.

I always put it asleep when I leave the desk for more than 20-30 minutes. It should NOT be on at random times during the day or night. I've gotten up for work at 5:30 am and the PC is on. I've come home on lunch break or after work, and it's unplugged. I'm aware that it updates and such, but doesn't it go back to sleep afterwards? It usually doesn't update on it's own, oddly enough, I have to manually check. ANYWAY....

Is there some way to make it go to sleep if it's inactive, on the login screen for, say, ten minutes?

Answer:Any way to make computer sleep on login screen when inactive?

Hi GuyInDogSuit

The next time you find your machine awake could you please open a command prompt(admin) and type the following command

powercfg -lastwake

This will tell you what issued the wake up call. Hopefully you can then deal with cause.

Ken

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I have done a bit of searching on this, and tried everything that i could. But the few threads i found pertaining to this exact problem required individual fixes. I would consider myself pretty good with computers, but this is over my head and i just cant figure it out.
As the title states, i use the sleep function constantly - and all of a sudden 2 days ago this problem started. Relatively new build, about a month old.
Login screen is usually there for about a second before it goes back to sleep, usually it is an endless loop that can only be stopped by turning off power supply switch and fully restarting, although sometimes after the second try it will restart on its own.

I have looked through event viewer and i can not find any one thing that gives an error every time i put it to sleep, its easy to test - happens every single time i put it to sleep, immediately. Although i am not an expert and could be missing something. Also from what i can tell a minidump is only created when the computer restarts itself - not every time it resets to sleep or even when i turn the power off.
I have tried -
Unplugging all usb devices.
Restoring default power schemes
Updating windows
Restoring default bios settings.
Disabling hybrid sleep mode.
Ran troubleshooter on power, no issues other than screen saver on.
Turned off hibernation.
also i was getting an lgdcore.exe error in event viewer regularly so i completely uninstalled the logitech gaming software that my mouse and keybo... Read more

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Is it easily possible to customise the generic lock screen rather than each individual users? There is a program from Winaero which leads you to other downloads and may be dodgy. I have decent screens for all users but then when you log off it isn,t the Denver Needle? that appears but the swirl of colour thing which I would like to change. Google searches do not seem to allow for this but I don,t know why as most items seem customiseable.

Answer:Cutomise startup lock screen in 8.1

it is possible ....
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After the Starting Windows screen a blank black screen with a cursor that I can move pops up that lasts a minute (shouldn't happen with SSD, used to be ~10 second boot). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal and everything works as normal. This doesn't happen when I boot into safe mode.

I attached a list of start up services, installs, and scheduled tasks, along with my latest boot log.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7: Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

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Hi All, We´ve been facing an issue with V310 notebooks with Win 10. Everything works fine after win 10 installation and configuration, but after register it on our domain, it starts to freeze or stay on loop at lock screen. We try to unlock inserting user´s password, and it keep in loop and does not go forward. We try to restart it, but then it keeps with the same behavior. We have HP notebooks here in our company and it does not happen. Only with Lenovo. Does anyone here faced similar issues ? Thank you.

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Hi! After returning from sleep or lock screen a process called "Thinkpad message receiver for shortcut hot keys" starts using about 30% of the CPU. Temps go upo to 60-70 degrees battery is being depleted quite fast. This process doesn't stop until I end it using task manager. Once ended that way, it doesn't start again even if I use sleep or lock screen. Need help with this! I didn't use to have this problem like a month ago or so. Probably came into existence after some updates.   













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Answer:Yoga - Thinkpad message receiver for shortcut hot keys and 30 % CPU usage after lock screen or sleep

I did clean win 8.1 install, but that didn't solve the problem. Then I just renamed the exe to something else so the whole process won't start at all. I guess that is the best solution so far

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Hey, first time posting here, so sorry if this is the wrong section or anything.

Lately my laptop has been experiencing a problem when I boot it up. After the Starting Windows screen with the glowing Windows logo, a blank black screen pops up that lasts for ages (I'd say at least 5 minutes). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal.

When I log in, the desktop appears quickly, but when I try to start any programs, like my browser, they are slow and freeze often (usually I can run programs with no problem when the desktop appears). Sometimes the laptop will hang every three seconds. It takes a bit of time before the programs and the laptop run like normal.

I've tried several things without success:
-Uninstalling and reinstalling graphics drivers (I've never updated my drivers because no updates are ever available for my driver; is that normal? My laptop is about two years old)
-Defragging hard drive
-System Restore (I don't seem to have any restore points)
-Clean bootup
-Startup repair (or whatever that first F8 option is called)

Answer:Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Welcome to Seven Forums Tienjt.

You can run this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and post back with results.
Below my sig is a link to MalwareBytes, download the free version, update it, and run a full scan.

Have you installed anything new, hardware or software? Sometimes OEM's don't/won't have driver updates.

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Bonjour mes amis.

I recently have started getting the infamous black screen of death at my computer's startup, very similar to this fellow user's problem. Basically, Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup. The black screen lasts at least two minutes on average, before the windows login screen comes up. Everything else runs fine!

I think it might be my antivirus, Bitdefender Total Security 2013, and I've posted on their forums about it, and I've gotten responses from other users saying:






Quote:
The Black screen issue is known by BD Support till now they have not able resolved that issue.
hope BD 2014 resolves the issue.

And the booting time issue is been solved.


However, I uninstalled Bitdefender and the problem still persisted. I proceeded to uninstall every program i could remember installing before the problem started, so before the start of June. This was painful because I updated all my software, so everything was listed as installed recently.
My startup time after removing all these software is attached below; 156 seconds, compared to before with the speed ranging from 200-500 seconds, with the worst at 472 seconds.

Although this sped about my startup, I still got the annoying black screen issue. I am sure it is a software issue because the black screen is present, but lasts no longer than about 5 seconds when starting in Safe Mode with Networking, and is present even int he low graphics.

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Answer:64-bit - Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

Hello mate try some of these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 start at point 15 then do chkdsk Disk Check

The go through the other stuff.

Oops should have mentioned this one too start at point 7 - option 3 Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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Just earlier today this problem started where after I put in my password it kept saying. ... My computer freezes at the login screen, keeps saying "Welcome" for hours. After a hard shutdown I managed a start in safe mode. How can I resolve this?

Answer:login screen freezes at Welcome for hours

hi and welcome to TSF have you tried system restore.or possibly running a repair from your install or recovery disc

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i turn off my comp turn it on goes to the windows xp login and and cant move my mouse...and use the keyboard to hit anything its just frozen...i restart and everything is fine...this happends every other restart...any ideas lol?

Answer:login screen freezes every other restart...

my only guess is that a virus had entered the computer.

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My appologies if this exact topic has been covered. I scanned through previous threads and did not find it. So anyway...

I am running XP Pro SP2. Been running it since SP2 was available and before that was running SP1 for about a year with no problems.

Suddenly I am getting major freezes. Complete freezes where everything just locks up (can't cntrl-alt-del or anything else). It happens frequently on the login screen and if not then, within 5 minutes after logging into an account. I can run for hours in safe mode problem free, so I'm assuming it's not a hardware issue. I run reg mechanic, spybot S&D and X clean free regularly. I ran hijackthis and "corrected" or deleted anything I was confident did not need to be there. I once made the mistake of installing iTunes on this machine so I also went into regedit and deleted anything that had to do with iTunes (you know, just in case). All of which made absolutely no difference whatsoever. I removed outlook express since I thought the issue might be the "you have 5 unread messages" next to her account login but that also made no difference.

Any ideas? It's my wife's home PC so if someone would like to take a look at the hijackthis log, I'll be glad to post it (once I get home from work of course).

Eeek, please help! The wife has finals this week and needs this PC!!!

T very much IA, Taralius

Answer:XP Freezes at login screen and randomly

I had a laptop that would freeze for no apparent reason. The fan wasn't working and it was overheating. This may be it, or may not be.

You may want to Roll-Back the install of the Service Pack 2. Go into Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Check for SP2 or something like that. If it is not there go to the Add/Remove Windows Components tab and see if it is there. There should be an uninstall or rollback option. This will roll the SP back to before SP2. This may work, or just cause more problems. Even if it works, this is just a temp fix, you will probably want to re-format and install XP with SP2 somewhere else down the line.

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Good day nerds geeks and other brothers.

Recently my computer has been freezing at the start of loggin in or at the destkop

Things ive tried

- System Restore ( didnt work )
- Safe mode ( also freezes )
- system repair ( this never works )
- starting windows from last good configuration ( nope )
- finding solution on the webs and the youtubes. ( simulair problems vut requires pc to start in safe mode which mine won't
- dskchk /f /r (lolno)
- file chk ( nop )

Please brothers and sisters. Help me out reviving my pc.

Regards/// Joey

Answer:Pc desktop freezes after/in login screen

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Also run in cmd: sfc /scannow

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Fujitsu LifeBook A Series A3210

Waked up this morning finding my laptop freezing on the welcome/login screen. I'm able to move my cursor, but I cannot click anything or type anything. I can still hear the fan going, but I'm not sure what the other sound is. (Sorry, I'm not good with computers).

Answer:Laptop freezes on XP login screen

So what is your question exactly ? Hold the power button down for about 5-8 seconds, until it turns off. Then restart it. Maybe it will be all better.

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problem: computer would not boot. hard drive replaced (by shop), worked for awhile, started freezing up at desktop screen, shut down and reboot resulted in freeze up at login, recovery software used, hard drive reformatted twice,recovery again, same problem, then hard drive erased, recovery installed at least twice, work for awhile, then freeze up at login again.

Answer:vista freezes at login screen

Hi there,There can be a heating issue in your laptop . Please check your laptop cooling system is working properly . Best of luckImran Khanhttp://www.laptop-accessories4u.co.uk

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I have been having an issue ever since my girlfriend was browsing the net and got a virus on my computer that would not let it boot, I attempted a recovery, (safe mode still boots), this did nothing, so I inserted the windows installation disc, used the recovery console, tried to fixboot, this did nothing, so I then repaired the installation of the Windows XP 32 Bit Professional.. This made it boot past the windows loading, but now it asks to activate at log in screen, I have to click yes, otherwise it just sits at login users, ...

When I click yes to activate it, my computer beeps once, then does not respond.. Happens everytime, my 2 other operating systems do not have any issues, I have done a virus scan with AVG in safe mode, and the problem remains.

Any Ideas?
 

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I've had this problem for a few day now, tried all manner of things but no luck. When it started I was just using my computer normally, I had MSN, iTunes and Firefox running, when my computer just froze suddenly. After leaving it a few mins I eventually turned it off. When it restarted, it came up with the option to go to Windows Startup Repair which it said was recommended, so thats what I did. It eventually restarted, went to the login screen and when I typed in my password it loaded but the screen was just black. I could see bits of the taskbar and my mouse cursor but that was all. I turned it off and back on again and from then on the same thing would happen, except the screen would be COMPLETELY black, none of the taskbar was visible, though the mouse cursor was still there. Now it wont even load the black screen though. I type in password, it comes up with "welcome" and then doesn't change. The mouse cursor is visible and shows the 'loading' icon, however I cannot move it. I can't access task manager as I have read elsewhere with people having a similiar problem, and safe mode does not work. I can however access command prompt from the startup repair utility. I have run dskchk which did not find any errors and only once of the many times I have tried logging in did it come up with an error that said "The file or directory \Windows\System32\en-US\imageres.dll.mui is corupt and unreadable.Please run the Chkdsk utility."However ... Read more

Answer:Vista freezes at login screen

Go to Start/Run and at the prompt type in sfc /scannow and hit Enter...Have your XP CD handy as it will ask for it.Let it complete...remove the CD and re-boot.

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When it powers on, it comes to the login page and freezes. The mouse won’t move and I can’t type in anything into the password field. The disk access looks busy, which I know is typical when a PC starts, but even after it eventually slows down, neither the mouse nor keys will work. I tried firing it up in the various Safe Modes but the results are the same.
I want you know before i post over here i tried many solutions but anyone of them worked. It take me now 1 week trying to fix this issue.
I cannot afford to loose the data on this computer so reinstalling Windows is not an option for me.
Thank you for your help.

Answer:Windows 7 Freezes at Login Screen?

None to help me ?

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Hello! Have a B51 with windows7, for a month ago it freezes on login screen, mouse or keyboard was not working. I tried booting into safe mode, and run every options in repair computer without luck, so I had to reinstall my computer. Now it happens again, does somebody know a solutions without reinstalling again??

Answer:B51 freezes on login screen Windows 7

Hi audi30tdi,
 
Greetings.
 
Best to run full hardware diagnostics to isolate the issue from the software. 
See if the same freezing issue on log in happens in safe mode?
 
If it passes then you can try to decrease unnecessary start up and associated programs thru clean boot and disable non-essential services.
 
 
Here are also some tips that you can try.
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Please, I need some help for my family computer.
It no longer works at all in normal mode

Problems I'm having

Computer freezes at the welcome(choose profile) screen after 30-60 seconds.
If I Immediatly login to my profile, the desktop boots up, but once again freezes.
I think it runs for about a minute total before freezing either way.
When it freezes the HDD light stops blinking and the scratchy HDD 'reading' sound ceases, but I can still hear it spinning

this is constant, not hit and miss(since this began(last evening) I cant get xp to run in normal mode for more than a mintute before freezing)


Things I have done so far:
(In safe mode)

Firstly I did a system restore, to the day previous's settings, didnt help.

Checked my host file using a program called "hoster" there were no new entrys(no hijack, presumably)

scanned with SPYBOT SD(updated a couple of weeks ago, not sure if I can update in safe mode?) found a bunch of cookies, ONE TROJAN and an illegal registry entry. I "Fixed all problems"

I scanned using AVG (updated regularly) FOUND A "DISK SECTOR ERROR" in C: and two registry entrys(it automatically "changed" these entrys)

Checked that the HDD wasn't Fragged(24.4 gigs free, and the defragger said "you do not need to defragment this volume" )

Went into msconfig
Turned off: Load system services, Restarted, and it still froze
Turned off: startup Items, Restarted, and it still froze
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Answer:Xp home freezes at the welcome/login screen

fresh install of Windows is always good

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Hello,

I have been troubleshooting this for a long time, this computer os is XP SP2, and I am getting the following cases, here are the steps that I am doing...

-Press power button on computer
-Windows loads
-I press CAPS lock / or NUMLOCK to see if keyboard is valid while loading and it is
-Windows Welcome Screen is loading
-Login Screen is visible
-Keyboard + Mouse not working (they are lit up) but they are not working cannot press CAPSLOCK nor NUMLUCK cannot move mouse
-Pressed the power button on computer, Windows Login screen says Windows is shutting Down
pls help
 

Answer:Freezes during Windows Login Screen #1

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My laptop froze; had to turn off. When it came back up it gets as far as the login screen and then freezes. Cursor will move but will not let me type anything. I reloaded the OS; it came up fine. Left it for awhile, came back to black screen. Shut off and it does the same thing as before....get to login screen and it freezes....

Answer:Windows 8 freezes at login screen

Check with your laptop manufacture support website for drivers you need to install before updating to 8.1 your obviously have some sort of driver incompatibility? Also your hard drive could be failing?

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okay..... I got an AMD Sempron 2600 and a k7Triton Motherboard for Christmas and put them in my computer. After that my computer barely ever would boot up. If it didnt boot up my loading bar on the windows XP screen would freeze (the blue one) although it didnt freeze it actually would move very very slowly but windows would never load. If windows did boot from me choosing last knwn config(only one I tried) then it would boot flawlessly. But know the real problem.... I came home from school and had not turned my comp off in 2 days (hibernating) and my computer seemed to be slow i pressed ctrl+alt+del and my CPU Usage said 100%! even tho I was barely runing anything so i turned off my computer(not hibernate) and when i turned it back on it was back to its same old self but now when it does boot normally it doesnt do it it goes into that screen where you choose a profile to log in to and the icons dont appear it is just that blueish color and my mouse has the timer thing on and I can move my mouse but nothing I press does anything plz help complex situation
 

Answer:Windows XP freezes on login screen

Unblessed said:

okay..... I got an AMD Sempron 2600 and a k7Triton Motherboard for Christmas and put them in my computer. After that my computer barely ever would boot up. If it didnt boot up my loading bar on the windows XP screen would freeze (the blue one) although it didnt freeze it actually would move very very slowly but windows would never load. If windows did boot from me choosing last knwn config(only one I tried) then it would boot flawlessly. But know the real problem.... I came home from school and had not turned my comp off in 2 days (hibernating) and my computer seemed to be slow i pressed ctrl+alt+del and my CPU Usage said 100%! even tho I was barely runing anything so i turned off my computer(not hibernate) and when i turned it back on it was back to its same old self but now when it does boot normally it doesnt do it it goes into that screen where you choose a profile to log in to and the icons dont appear it is just that blueish color and my mouse has the timer thing on and I can move my mouse but nothing I press does anything plz help complex situationClick to expand...

ok, did you install teh drivers for you processor, when you did this are you running SP1 or SP2, my recommendation is to reinstall windows XP, its trying to use incoorect drivers.
 

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My computer is freezing at welcome/login screen everytime about 5 seconds after it loads, so i cant get a chance to logon, I can start it in safe mode but i cant run AVG properly because im in safe mode

any suggestions to fix ?
thanks :)

Answer:Computer freezes at welcome/login screen

go into msconfig in safe mode
untick everything if it start normally,retick one box at a time and then try and start normally to try and isolate the cause

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Just after I log into this system, it goes to a black screen. The HD light continues to flicker for quite a few minutes, then seems to halt. My cursor still works, and task manager can be brought up using the three finger salute. There are no applications running, and the only processes I see are:
Ati2evxx.exe
csrss.exe
dwm.exe
mcagent.exe
rundll32.exe
taskeng.exe
taskmgr.exe
winlogon.exe

Safe mode does not result in anything different.
I have even tried using a recovery disk to repair windows. This results in a windows green loading bar and a constant, non-flickering hard drive light, but listening to the system, I can tell that the hard drive is not doing anything.
 

Answer:Windows freezes after login screen

Update: As I was typing to another forum for help, the hard drive light began to light up like fireworks... Okay, the hard drive is doing something, but it has been doing something for half an hour. My client won't be satisfied with that.
 

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