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How to boot to login screen rather than account?

Question: How to boot to login screen rather than account?

I've built a new PC last week, and installed Windows 10 to it (upgraded from a legitimate 7). Now I've made several accounts for me and someone else (work, play etc) and now I have an issue logging in.

Whenever I (re)boot the PC, it boots straight into the last used account rather than to the login screen. Is there anywhere I can adjust this? Navigating through the settings has gotten a lot less straightforward after 7.
Any help appreciated.

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Answer: How to boot to login screen rather than account?

Got it. Set my lock screen to Picture rather than Spotlight, not sure if it's a bug but it works for me now.

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We have a new dell business computer (don't have model with me now, but its an optiplex with serial and ps2 ports in the back, purchased a few months ago with i5 processor + 8 gigs ram) and our hard drive went bad and dell replaced it. Then a little later we had an issue with our windows genuine activation saying its not genuine when we had windows 7 and it blocked the admin account on the sign in screen (only account). Meaning you can't do anything, there are no other options, no option to enter key code or make genuine or anything like that. 
So I reinstalled Windows 7 (Dell CD) + downloaded drivers (except sata drivers which it didn't show it needed in device manager and I was pushed to finish quickly) from dell  today, thought all was well. It showed genuine and activated, etc... 
Employee upgraded to windows 10. Guess what? The login screen when you turn on the computer has once again blocked the admin account which is the only account. What is going on and how do I fix it? This is ridiculous. I can't even login to try to fix it.

edit: forgot to mention that this computer was added to a domain at work, not sure if that makes a difference or not

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This is very strange. A few weeks ago someone in my household created a user account with administrative privileges and changed the other accounts to standard users. Problem is that now we can not log on to the account. It isn't on the log in screen. All I can do it see it through the manage accounts option in the control panel. From here I can attempt to add a password among other things. Since the account I do have access to is standard. What I want to do is, get on the account or get rid of the account. I need administrative privileges on an account I can access. Why can't I see this account on the log in screen?

Answer:Weird account problem Admin account not at login screen

Hello and welcome Chas mate I would find the culprit and recover the password for that account from whoever it is and change the admin back to what it was previously.

Now given you state it is someone within your household I am thinking this person or persons need a good talking to if that person is still there of course if not then you have a problem.

I don't think even a system restore will do it either.

The alternative is to back up all your data and reinstall.

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when I try to login to either of the accounts, it flashed for a second and then goes back to the login screen. I did an offline defender scan and remove a few adware, but I don't think they were the cause.
Is there any way I could monitor the login process and see what's failing.

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I have xp pro on my family's older dell, and it is working great. There is one annoyance i would like to fix though. When i turn on the computer, it boots up to the screen where you get to pic what user account you want to use. Well i only have one account (w/ no password), is there a way to make it automaically use the one account. I have xp home on another pc and it does this (only one account so it just automatically uses it). I am pretty sure there has to be an option in the accounts settings, but i cannot find it. Any help would be much apprecieated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Removing XP pro account login screen (only have one account)

I think from "run" in the start menu, type: "control userpasswords2" (no quotes)

I think there is an option in there to disable the login screen. I can't confirm right now because I'm not on an XP box.
 

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Windows XP
I posted this problem a few months ago, and we were able to fix it temporarily by running Avast, SuperSpyware Blaster, etc... in safe mode. But now that's not even working.

We can't login to anyone's account from the login screen. The mouse pointer doesn't even turn into a hand when we mouse-over an icon, and we can't even shut down the computer. We can only login to an administrator account in safe mode--and can only turn the computer on and off by using the power button

hope someone can help!
Thanks,
Wendy
 

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A couple of weeks ago my wife began experiencing annoying login requirements after a Microsoft security patch installation to her WinXP Home. She wanted to restore her single user login which didn't require a password. She Googled and found a tip involving "Control Userpasswords2" which edited the registry and bypassed the login requirement.

Unfortunately, the computer now boots directly into a guest account. When she logoff and tries to login in as “Administrator” (which I know for certain has no password), she gets an error message which says “Unable to log you in because of account restriction.”

How can we get back to an "Administrator" login?

Thanks,
Max
 

Answer:WinXP Login--Boot Into Guest Account

First off, I would recommend restoring your registry (she did make a backup, right?) as I believe that you can work around the password requirements from within Windows.

I know my computer logs me directly into my account w/o a password.

Restore the registry, or - God forbid - post if your wife decided not to make a backup. We'll go from there.
 

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On my computer I have two accounts, Admin and user. Recently, whenever I have started up my computer, all that shows on the login screen is admin. I have to restart it ~50 times to get it to show my personal user account. Any suggestions on how to fix this???

I run Windows 7 home edition.

Answer:Login Screen Only Showing One Account

Hello Sciaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that the user account hasn't been disabled.

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Today I was trying to log in to my computer after a restart. The computer booted and the screen with the Windows 7 Ultimate logo appeared. However, it does not have the username/password box, so I can't log in. The screen is also refreshing (turning black for a second and coming on again) but it is still blank. I tried booting in Safe Mode, but the same problem occurs. Any ideas?

I built the computer 3 years ago, and it hasn't had any problems. It has an AMD 4990 processor with an Asus motherboard (not sure what kind).

Answer:Account not showing up on login screen

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

Run Startup Repair make sure you run it atleast 4 to 5 times. Follow this Tutorial for more help on how to run it Startup Repair

- Captain

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I've got a machine running Win XP Home, with several users.
One of the users is now missing from the main login screen.

The account still exists. At least, the files are all there under /documents and settings/, and if I try to create a new account with that name, Win XP says that the account already exists.

How can I get my user back on the main login screen?

Cheers,
Tony

Answer:Account missing from login screen

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Originally Posted by ToeKnee


I've got a machine running Win XP Home, with several users.
One of the users is now missing from the main login screen.

The account still exists. At least, the files are all there under /documents and settings/, and if I try to create a new account with that name, Win XP says that the account already exists.

How can I get my user back on the main login screen?

Cheers,
Tony




Have you tried going to Control Panel>User Accounts>Change the Way Users Log On. You must be the Administrator to do this.

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I did a Comodo Firewall and Windows Update today, when it rebooted, I have an account named localhost (password proctected, admin). I don't recall this account showing before, so I'm just a little nervous. I'm also using the MVPS (I think) host file.

I have the following setup:
Vista Ultimate, SP2
Intel Celeron D, 3.33 GHz
1.50GB RAM
32-bit
AVG 2011 (updated daily)
Comodo Firewall v5.3.175888.1227

Any suggestions/ideas?

thanks

Answer:localhost account at login screen

Please download Profiles by noahdfear. * Save it to your desktop. * Double-click profiles.exe and post its log when you reply.

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Hi,

I need to have my computer log off my account and to the login screen after about 15 minutes or so of being idle or inactive.

I built a brand new PC this weekend with Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit.

I followed the steps in the tutorial at this website

automatic logout after inactivity/idle

But when I came into work this morning, my computer never logged off and it was still at my desktop as if nothing had happened.

Here's the error info from the Task history:

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Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Date: 11/11/2012 10:18:29 AM
Event ID: 101
Task Category: Task Start Failed
Level: Error
Keywords: (1)
User: SYSTEM
Computer: ARTDEPARTMENT.greatputon.com
Description:
Task Scheduler failed to start "\Log Off Idle Session" task for user "GREATPUTON\Administrator". Additional Data: Error Value: 2147750692.
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If I go into my task scheduler and actually run this schedule from there, it logs me off perfectly as I would want it to. But it's not running automated for some reason.

Do any of you have any recommendations as to why this wouldn't be working and if not, do you have any other recommendations or methods I could use to get the computer to log off of my account after being idle?

I can't set it for a certain time, it has to be after being idle or inactive.

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Answer:I need to have my computer log off my account and to the login screen

Did you go through all the Tabs of Task Scheduler as Noel showed? Since it never started it sounds like it may not be running under your account when it runs scheduled or has the wrong password, or something like that.

What I would do is create a simple batch file that writes a line to a .txt file each time it runs, then get that working under Task Scheduler. Once you have that, substitue shutdown /l /t 30 and see if that works. If it does, you'll see a popup window saying your computer will be shutting down in 30 seconds.

You may have to set it for 30 idle minutes as Noel mentions instead of 15.

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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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http://i49.tinypic.com/i739ug.jpg

I tried popping in the XP CD but it's not recognizing my Windows already installed on the partition so no recovery console, no option for repair install or anything. Trying to install Windows on that partition installs it in C:\WINDOWS.0 folder.

This is urgent, I really need access to my account. Help much appreciated.

Answer:Login screen frozen, can't access account

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Trying to install Windows on that partition installs it in C:\WINDOWS.0 folder.




If you try to install Windows without formatting and choosing a different folder, Windows will install to C:\Windows.0
If you want to repair your install Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console.
Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Seatools, WD DataLifeGuard or Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the Quick and Advanced tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

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

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

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I 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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Hey All,

Small question about the login screen. I have several user accounts setup on my Windows 8 PC and I would like to change the order in which they are displayed on screen. Does anyone know if this is possible or are they just listed in the order they are created in?

Thanks,

Ben.

Answer:Account display order on login screen

Hello Ben, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The accounts on the sign in screen are listed in alphabetical order of the user account's display name from left to right.

User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps.

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I have 3 accounts, plus an administrator login (in an educational environment).

Does anyone know how to hide the Administrator account on the login screen but keep it enabled?

I found this article, but it doesn't achieve what I was hoping for.

Displaying only 1 user at the login screen.

And why doesn't crtl-alt-del not work anymore at the login screen?

Thanks!

Answer:Hide the administrator account at the login screen

You can set crtl-alt-del in the local security policy under administrative tools in the control panel. You can also choose not to display the last user name... see the choice right above the highlighted one in the attached image.

If both are selected you are presented with blank user name and password fields after crtl-alt-del.

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I have a HP G62-340US Notebook. Recently last month (December 2013) whenever I leave my laptop on for extended periods of time with no activity in goes into sleep mode (black screen) and when woken up (moving the mouse etc.) it takes me to the account log in page. An intermediate stage it goes through is I'll move the mouse, the keyboard with light up (wifi button has a light dial to indicate its status, caps lock lights up, and the power key lights up). It takes about 5 to 10 seconds while "loading" before I get to the actual log in page. However, recently it stopped doing that. When I move the mouse to take it out of sleep mode, the keys light and the computer freezes will trying to get to the log in page. It is a black screen before it goes to the default log in page (sky blue background). The computer at this point is completely unresponsive. I've tried powering down manually by holding the power key, then trying to turn it on, but it doesn't get beyond that screen. The only remedy seems to be to unplug the charger and wait for the laptop to die (takes 90 minutes). At that point, I can turn it back on, and it will load to the login screen without freezing. This has happened 4 times since december. As you can assume, its a big inconvenience because a lot of my work is on my laptop and to wait for it to die and then turn on is time consuming. Moreover alot of important files are on my computer which I can't afford to lose. Any opinions on how to fix this? Or perhaps treatme... Read more

Answer:Laptop Freezes at account login screen

Not a good idea to zero out your battery (run to 0%). If it was me I'd remove the battery then pull the plug. But even doing that is unadvisable.
 
 
I disable my laptop's sleep mode when plugged in. I just don't see the point if it's getting power from the wall.
 
 
What power scheme are you using and what options do you have set?

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

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

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

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


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

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

Thanks for your help.



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

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I 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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Hi,
Is there any way that I can hide the Administrator account during the login screen but at the same time access it whenever I need it.

Like if the user logs off, he should not see the Administrator account, only his standard account.

But I will also need to access the Administrator account from time to time so it should be accessible.
Any idea how I can do this?

Offtopic:
Things were much easier during XP where one just had to put in the Username to access their account.

Answer:Hide the administrator account in the login screen?

You can still do this through group policy. Don't remember the policy name off hand, but you disable viewing of last user to log on, and you are then forced to enter in the User name And Password each time for every user.

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

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

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

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

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

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I have two machines that I've installed Windows 7 Professional 32-bit on and I'm having the same problem on both. When I turn on my computer it goes to the login welcome screen and stops. I have to click on my picture for it to continue logging into the desktop. I have no password and only one admin account set up on either one. I tried setting up the auto login using netplwiz in the search bar but it doesn't do anything. I set up a password and set up the autologin and it didn't work on either machine. So now I'm back to no password and in need of help. Anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Login Screen Appears with no password and one account

Log On Automatically at Startup

Start
Run or Search
netplwiz

de-select option

.

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Hi,
I want to change my login screen into the blue one on windows xp. This is so that it is easier to view all the users. However from the administrator account i can't do it because i forgot the password. So is there any way of doing it via limited account?
 

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

Answer:New user account not appearing on login screen

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

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


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

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

Thanks for your help.



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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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I dont know how it happened, one day i shut my computer down for the night and it was fine, then when i booted it back up this started happening, but it works just fine in safe mode, any ideas on what could be causing this.

If it helps heres my specs:

4096 ram
Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Intel Core 2 duo cpu @ 3ghz
I dont remember what graphics card i have.

Answer:Light blue screen after i login to my account on windows 7

What is a light blue screen?

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

Answer:Make user account Administrator appear on login screen

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

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

Administrator will show on the Welcome screen after a reboot.
 

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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System has 3 accounts: Administrator password protected, and two standard user accounts. The guest account is off.
On both startup or "swittch user" the login screen only shows the system admin account icon and the password field is waiting for input. Although the two standard user accounts still show up in the "manage users" control panel utility.
 
Problems started as "the user profile service failed the logon". Logon screen showed all three accounts, but one of the stanrd user accounts couldn't be successfully logged into.
Followed http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215 method #1 to edit registry and rename/copy/edit the S-1-5 keys. There was a S-1-5 .bak for the problem account. After editing the registry, and upon reboot only the system administrator account appeared. 
 
Used windows restore to try to go back before the problems. The first restore point I picked failed to "install" on reboot, reported that either the restore point had problems or anti-virus program was blocking the restore. Disabled AVG, still wouldn't "apply" the restore. So I picked an earlier point in time, that restore installed without errors. The system has been rebooted several times, windows has applied patches on one of the reboots.
 
I tried a few other things and got non repeatable results. Once created a new standard user account. The "other user" logon icon appeared for "switch user". I tried login into one of the standard user accounts and it succeeded. I have since... Read more

Answer:only system administrator account appears on login screen

Hi drewp, according to the microsoft link you've just followed, there are certain options to take before using the registry edit as mentioned before the 3 steps accordingly. If you haven't removed completely AVG, please do so as it could be the problem in the very beginning. Use the AVG removal tool http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities just to make sure then check the difference. Another step to take is to run system file checker and then see if any corrupt and repaired files from the text output log. Check also the user profile service is in default or automatic. If nothing happens, move the profile account as described in method#2 from the provided MS link.

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Hello,

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

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

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I set up a new tablet with windows 10 and began with a Local account so I could choose my user name. Then I signed in with my MS account to sync settings.

When I start the tablet the login screen asks for my pin. I want to be able to automatically login without entering a pin or password. To do that I use netplwiz and uncheck the option to require a password for login. So far so good.

But when the tablet restarts I am presented with a login screen that now shows two accounts, my MS account and what appears to be a local account but with the same name. If I then reverse the process and enable the "require a password" option in netplwiz there is only one account shown on the login screen but then I have to use a pin or password.

How do I remove that second local account on the login screen and then login automatically? There is only one account listed in the user account settings page.

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

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated.

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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

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

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

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

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I have two accounts on my Win10 device. A User account, which works fine, and an Administrator account, which has a problem: when I try to log into the Admin account, the screen I get is totally black. I can Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up task manager, and from there I can launch things, but when I launch explorer, no joy--the screen remains black.
The funny thing is that this does not happen in my User account.
NOTE: I did not see this behavior before I installed today's (Tuesday's) update for Windows 10.
Details: Machine is a Lenovo X140e (AMD quad core) with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. Windows 10 Professional 64-bit.
This isn't the end of the world for me, but it does make certain things that I'd like to do considerably more difficult...

Answer:Windows 10 blank screen after login--only on Admin account. What should I do?

OK--just wanted to come back and let you know that this cleared up after a hard reboot.
Also, after Win10 installed, I got a message on my Lenovo's camera saying that additional work was needed. The camera acted completely dead. I decided to try the battery trick and so uninstalled the camera and then scanned for hardware changes. Ta-da! Microsoft's driver installed and everything began to work again.

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Hi

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

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

My client is running Windows XP with SP2 at least.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I set up a new tablet with windows 10 and began with a Local account so I could choose my user name. Then I signed in with my MS account to sync settings.

When I start the tablet the login screen asks for my pin. I want to be able to automatically login without entering a pin or password. To do that I use netplwiz and uncheck the option to require a password for login. So far so good.

But when the tablet restarts I am presented with a login screen that now shows two accounts, my MS account and what appears to be a local account but with the same name. If I then reverse the process and enable the "require a password" option in netplwiz there is only one account shown on the login screen but then I have to use a pin or password.

How do I remove that second local account on the login screen and then login automatically? There is only one account listed in the user account settings page.

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

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

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

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July 15, 2017

I have WIN 10 Pro on a Dell laptop.

I have been unable to find a way to show ALL accounts, User, (built in) Administrator, Guest account, etc at WIN 10 login/sign on. The only account I can get to show in my user account (which has administrator status).
I have successfully used the cmd ?net user administrator / active:yes, net user administrator * ? and successfully assigned a password, and the net user guest / active:yes command. I restart or power down and restart and the only account that shows is the single user account. As far as I can tell issueing the above commands should make the Administrator and Guest accounts show on the login/signon screen. I have tried a couple of other options I found on line but without success.

I must be missing something. I did see a couple of comments about ?User group. Home group? but could not figure out what was being asked. My Dell laptop is used at home, wireless connected to my router and the internet. I do not remember being asked any questions about ?home group? or ?groups? at installation on WIN 10.

Would appreciate any (detail) instructions or links showing how to make all the WIN 10 PRO accounts to show at logon.

Thank you

Answer:Unable to show Administrator or Guest account on login screen

krazykat tenf said:

I have successfully used the cmd ?net user administrator / active:yes, net user administrator * ?



Unless you made a typo here the command is incorrect. There should not be a space between / and active so if you want to enable built in administrator with password = "Secret123" you would enter:

net user administrator Secret123 /active:yes

Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

You can then sign out (no need to reboot) and you should see the built in Administrator on the log-in screen.

The guest account doesn't exist any more in Windows 10. You could add an account to use as a guest account and make it part of the guests group if you want as described here Add Guest Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials but it is pretty limited. Users that are part of guests group can't open store apps for example.

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

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

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

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Is it possible to not have my email address visible on the login screen. I still want to use my Microsoft account as Windows 8.1 isn't worth the effort with just a local login. Currently the way the Microsoft login works,
every laptop user effectively gives away their name, email and (likeness, if they are photographed) every time they open the lid to anyone in the vicinity. In the age of phishing scams where people are looking for this info it seems like they are catering
to those people rather than their users.
Note- already changed my name in my Microsoft account to gobbely gook but the email issue still remains. 

Any and all help much appreciated

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July 15, 2017

I have WIN 10 Pro on a Dell laptop.

I have been unable to find a way to show ALL accounts, User, (built in) Administrator, Guest account, etc at WIN 10 login/sign on. The only account I can get to show in my user account (which has administrator status).
I have successfully used the cmd ?net user administrator / active:yes, net user administrator * ? and successfully assigned a password, and the net user guest / active:yes command. I restart or power down and restart and the only account that shows is the single user account. As far as I can tell issueing the above commands should make the Administrator and Guest accounts show on the login/signon screen. I have tried a couple of other options I found on line but without success.

I must be missing something. I did see a couple of comments about ?User group. Home group? but could not figure out what was being asked. My Dell laptop is used at home, wireless connected to my router and the internet. I do not remember being asked any questions about ?home group? or ?groups? at installation on WIN 10.

Would appreciate any (detail) instructions or links showing how to make all the WIN 10 PRO accounts to show at logon.

Thank you

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

Any Help Would be Appreciated

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

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

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When you enter the login screen, one of the user account options is pre-highlighted so that if you simply press "enter" instead of selecting one with the mouse or arrow keys, it'll attempt to log you into that account. I've the need recently to create a standard user account, which for some incredibly frustrating reason is always pre-selected instead of my administrator account (the one I use). I have no idea how to change this so that the administrator account is the one pre-selected.

Yea this is a stupid thing to complain about. But I've gotten used to logging in one way, and it's super annoying every time I forget and try the old way. Especially if I'm not in the best state of mind lol.

Oh, and for some reason creating a Guest account doesn't do this. Admin keeps priority. But Standard users are evidently more important than the admin >.>

Answer:Changing the automatically selected user account on login screen - Windows 7

Does my description of the problem not make sense, or is there just not a solution?

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I booted my Windows 10 and I recieve a blue screen to login to my Hotmail account. it doesn't accept my password.
Just solid blue screen (not of deathe) that has my hotmail user name and a place to login. It doesn't accept my hotmail password. Just says it's incorrect. Never had this pop up before and can't get beyond it.

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Hi All, As the title states - New Windows 10 Update is not letting me access my desktop after I login to my account. I am just staring at a black screen with my cursor on it. I have tried to open up task manager, but nothing happens.  Any suggestions? Help would be greatly appreciated!Mike

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This should be an easy problem to solve, but I have been unable to figure it out...

On the windows login screen, right below my login name, there is a little note that says how many new mail messages I have- This however was set up by my ex-boyfriend under his hotmail account. I'd like to change it to one of my accounts if possible, (I primarily use a university based webmail account), and if I can't change it to anything but hotmail or msn then I would like to remove it.

I haven't been able to figure out where to find this setting.

Any ideas or help would be most appreciated.

-Alex
 

Answer:Solved: Login screen email account settings - change or remove

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Hi,

When I log onto a windows 10 computer, log out, remote onto the computer with a different account and then log out, the login screen wont update the display name but it will update the user name.

I noticed this started with 1703 and have the same issue with 1709.

Any idea on how to get the Display name to update or to completely hide the remote users details and just show the original users login details?

This is an example of the login screen after doing the above process. Also seems to happen to some users that share a computer.

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Hey everyone.

So I've been having this issue where my computer won't boot up into the login screen for Win Xp. It simply posts, goes to the Windows loading screen, and just as it's suppose to display the users and login page, the screen just goes black. I can however get into safemode, but it simply won't boot on the regular startup.

I believe it's another system or boot file error that has malware as I've had a previous thread years ago with a similar issue, but need some assistance. Any thgouhts? What info can I get for you to take a peek? -Jeff
PS: I will post the event viewer as soon as I get home from work.
 

Answer:Windows won't boot, black screen before login. Boot.ini or system.ini issue?

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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

Hello and welcome, try this to see if you have something that's going you don't know about. Use the free version.

SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

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when i start my computer it doesnt show anything at all and then about 20 seconds later the login screen will pop up and everything works after that. it all started when i got my new graphics card and now i gotta plug my moniter into the card. and while its booting i can switch the moniter to the normal built in moniter plug thing. i think its vga ( its the blue one without the fancy pins) the graphics card is a visiontek radeon x1300 256mb pci. and im using windows xp professional. thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Boot Screen wont show goes straight to login screen.

You need to change the primary video card in the BIOS setup of the computer from the onboard video to PCI-Express/PEG and then you need to disable the integrated video. Your computer is still set to use the integrated video card as the primary card. Once you have it set correctly to the PCI-Express card then you shoudl always have the monitor connected to the new card and it shoudl display everything correctly.
 

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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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Thanks for all providing valuable suggestions in my previous thread Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

As I am picking the clean install option for my resolution, I am opening this new thread.

I reviewed the tutorials (Macrium) of this community. I found Macrium Reflect Free (Version: 6.0.753 (21 July 2015)) for download.

I downloaded/installed above Macrium to working PC. This version has an option to create Macrium Reflect rescue media on CD, DVD, or USB stick upon installing on working PC. I created a rescue media USB.

I created complete HDD image of my unbootable (Z580), before doing clean win 7 install. I am going to clean install Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) using my OEM KEY.

I posted the OEM DISKMAP in my previous thread Post # 90

I find System (d:\) 200 MB Windows_7 (OS) ( c:\) 653.44 GB & my Lenovo_data (e:\) 25.47 GB. Lenovo says, if I change the partition configuration, it will make built-in Lenovo recovery unusable.

I like the idea of adopting infrequent system changes (adding new programs etc) and frequent data changes (growing user documents) in image backup strategy. I mean taking system partition (d:\ + c:\) image back up as and when I add new programs and taking data partition (e:\) image backup periodically.

How do I re-structure my DISKMAP to have effective periodical image backup without disrupting built-in Lenovo recovery?

Are there any Windows 7 disk partition recommendation/guidelines?
Thanks for sharing/h... Read more

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Hello, I'll go ahead and start from the very beginning. Thanks in advance though for taking a look at my problem.

About a month ago, my computer would give me a few problems while booting up. I would start the computer, it would run through BIOS, run through the Windows loading screen, and after that it would run the CHKDSK to make sure my disks are fine. CHKDSK doesn't work, it just freezes right before checking the disks, so I restart and generally it will boot up. Most of the time it would boot up perfectly, but rarely would it go to the xp loading screen and then flicker as if it as going to go to the windows login screen but wouldn't. The screen would just stay black and I'd have to restart. Next time, generally it would work perfect.

So this brings me to the current day. After the windows xp loading screen, it goes black. The computer is on, but I don't see any activity for the HDD via the LED. SO i go into safe mode, i finally get CHKDSK to run, I had to really mess with some stuff to get that working. Windows says the volume is fine, and the only way I can boot my PC is in safe mode, but even that will freeze sometimes while loading some of the files.

Just to let you know I'm running Raid0, and this is my first time running it. I'm not sure if this symptom is a common problem if one of the disks are going out. Does anyone know whats going on? Could it be a virus that messed with a boot.ini or any startup stuff? also, is there anyw... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows Cant boot, black screen before login screen

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Anything out there yet that will do this? Ive done some google searching but havent come up with anything.
 

Answer:How to change boot screen and login screen of Windows7?

http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/0...ly-support-logon-ui-background-customization/
 

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Win 7/Z580: Black screen on boot up, before login screen? =======================================I find some interesting posting in this forum. Thanks for keeping this forum to help windows/Lenovo community. I like to pick up the brain of this forum to resolve the black screen issue. I am not sure, whether it caused by virus. I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I am not able to run this in command prompt.I started my laptop this morning & login screen showed up. Once I entered my login credentials, I heard the sound that usually plays once a login is successful, but I ended up with a black screen. After this occurred, I had to hold down the power button to manually shut down the computer. Once I started it up again, I was prompted to do a system repair, which eventually ended up with all successful outcomes, but I now have a black screen with a cursor before the login screen now. I have no idea what caused this to happen. My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad Model Z580 (500 GB HD, 6GB RAM).I am not able to get into safe mode or any other mode, which all leads to a black screen described above. I am able to use the "Repair Your computer" tools after pressing F8 during booting only . All other options leads to Black screen with cursor in the middleLast Known Good Configuration leads to sameEnable Low Resolution Video (640x480) leads to same My Z580 is not responding to CTRL+ALT+DEL Windows Logo keys as well.**** I tried SAFE Mode. It loaded couple of drivers and paused ... Read more

Answer:Win 7/Z580: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

Anyone face such issues?Thanks for sharing solutions.





Laptop, Lenovo IdeaPad Z580, x64-based PCOS - Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601CPU - 1 Processor(s) Installed. [01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 StRAM - 8,056 MBGraphic Intel HD 4000Antivirus - Windows Security EssentialBrowser- FireFox, Chrome

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While attempting to restore a previous backup of my system (with Norton Ghost 15), I got an error, and the system rebooted. Upon reboot, I get the black screen of death with just the cursor instead of the usual login screen. I have tried the following thus far:
These all give me the black screen of death with movable cursor:boot in safe mode
boot in safe mode with networking
boot in safe mode with command prompt
last known good configuration

I did an initial system startup repair which went through and said it repaired it, rebooted, but no change.
I did a pre-boot diagnostic test - nothing
memory test - nothing
tried restoring from restore point, but it says I don't have any (LIES! BLASPHEMY!)
tried restoring from restore point on external disk - seemed okay, then failed.
chkdsk - found some stuff, fixed it, no change.
tried ctrl+alt+del on black screen of death - nothing
Now, I know that the hard drive itself is alright, that is, the information is still all there still. While I can't give you exact specs, I can tell you that I am on a Dell Studio XPS running Win7 home premium 64 bit. I'm at a loss as to what else to do. Despite being a black screen, with just a movable cursor, the system still appears to be running, as every few minutes, it will show the "thinking" cursor, where it shows the little circle next to the arrow. If anyone has any tips or suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

hugs and kisses,
Amplitude

Answer:Black Screen of Death during boot, before login screen

hi,

Known issue some users have it others don't did you try Why is my screen black when I start Windows 7? or this mentions a "black screen of death" fix but i would be verry carefull running executable files from unknown sources

Windows 7 Black Screen Of Death Fix

also this http://www.everything-microsoft.com/2009/12/01/windows-7-bsod-black-screen-of-death-freeze-and-potential-fix/

but it also points to external sources microsoft should fix the issue or that *.exe should be authenticode signed so you have a way to verify it's trustworthy.

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wwwdotyoutubedotcom/watch?v=qHi2weBHKpY
Currently i am having this problem, unable to login to any MS app like store, people, outlook etc.
Is there any sollution this problem? somebody help.
Dont want to install w10 again.

Answer:Why am I unable to Login to a Microsoft Account, Login page not appearing?

Did you install the fall update?

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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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Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?
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I find some interesting posting in this forum. Thanks for keeping this forum to help windows community. I like to pick up the brain of this forum to resolved the black screen issue. I am not sure, whether it caused by virus. I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I am not able to run this in command prompt.

I started my laptop this morning & login screen showed up. Once I entered my login credentials, I heard the sound that usually plays once a login is successful, but I ended up with a black screen. After this occurred, I had to hold down the power button to manually shut down the computer. Once I started it up again, I was prompted to do a system repair, which eventually ended up with all successful outcomes, but I now have a black screen with a cursor before the login screen now. I have no idea what caused this to happen. My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad Model Z580 (500 GB HD, 6GB RAM).

I am not able to get into safe mode or any other mode, which all leads to a black screen described above.

Only able to use the "Repair Your computer" tools after pressing F8 during booting .

Under regular user login it provided Start Repair option. AS I pick this option, it did not find any issues.

Under Admin user login, it provided system recovery options. It is not picking up the recovery point created a while ago.

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Answer:Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

From sfc /scannow command your windows is assigned D in recovery environment and perhaps %windir% is not recognized, so try the command:

Code:
findstr /c:"[SR]" D:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt

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Laptop: ​Gigabyte U2442

The issue is pretty much as stated in the title "​Black screen on boot before login screen".

I've booted into safe mode and changed the startup up to diagnostic boot and it gets further. When in diagnostic mode it actually gets to the login screen, but as soon as I type in my password it gets to the part with a swirling loading thing next to the username and crashes.

I've left the crashed screen as is for a couple of hours, as I noticed online that an update left some people at the login screen for 5 - 10 minutes, this doesn't seem to be the same issue.

A few more notable things:

Originally the laptop had windows 8.1 on, but the upgrade kept failing (it kept crashing on configuration). So I got a Windows 10 Enterprise key and did a fresh install.

This is the second time I've done a fresh install of Windows 10, hoping that just got botched during installation. The first time I rebooted without updating and it crashed, this time around I updated before rebooting.

I have gone to services and placed credential manager to automatic and that also never worked.

Due to safe mode booting and logging in, I can only imagine that it's either a driver or service problem.

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My computer will not open the login window. I can find all kinds of info about the HP logo screen, but that isn't the issue, it blows right through that. This is the window where I put a nice picture and it shows the time and date in the lower left corner in gigantic letters. I usually hit "enter" and it goes into the login window where I put in my Microsoft password. Hitting "enter" has absolutely no effect. Neither does hitting the mouse button, which also used to work. I have verified through setup that the keyboard is still working. The last thing I did was to put the StarCraft II CD in the drive. Then I rebooted. That's when the trouble started.

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I recently installed windows 7 to my computer and dont know how to set it to boot without the login screen

thx

Answer:How to boot without login screen?

Do you have two user accounts listed one for you and the second something like ASP net machine account?
If so delete the ASP one and this will probably achieve what you want.

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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Hi everyone and merry Christmas!

I followed the procedure found on the web, I entered "netplwiz" and did uncheck ?Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer".
There is no password set.
THere is just one user/account which is obviously also the administrator.
(the Account tab shows also HomeGroupUser$, but I guess is a default option...)

the point is that when I switch the pc on, I have to click on the icon of the user account in order to see the desktop. Is there any chance I can login automatically without even clicking on the user icon?
thanks a lot in advance

Answer:Auto login, one account, no password: avoid to click account icon?

Hello Lorcar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and create a password for your user account, then do the tutorial below again to enter the new password and set your user account to be logged into automatically at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Sorry for the length of this post but I think it needs explaining.

I bought this laptop for a gift to my grandson about three years ago. Against my wishes, he has used it primarily to play high usage PC games. About 6 months ago it was hardly working anymore, viruses, malware, you name it.

I did a complete factory restore but he set it up to open with his hotmail user account on the "Lock Screen" in Windows 8.1, but he did give me his how hotmail email address and password so I can login. Well, within about two months later he had all the same issues back again and so he just quit using the laptop completely.

He gave it back to me and I cleaned everything up again (without doing a factory recovery) and also upgraded it from the original Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

Everything is working perfectly, it's very fast now and I love it.

Only issue I can see is if he (my grandson) deletes or changes his hotmail account I won't be able to login and also his emails are available for me to read (but I don't) and I don't use his email account. I use a webmail account of my own.

As I mentioned earlier, this laptop is running and set up perfectly for me with this one exception.

Without doing a complete factory recover, how can I chnage this laptop from requiring his (my grandsons) hotmail address and password to no login being required at all (as I am the only user now) or to run with a local account (as I believe it is referred to)?
 

Answer:How to change login from a hotmail account to a local login?

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So I originally started with a local account but then signed into the store with a MS account. I changed the setting where users are required to enter a password through netplwiz (like this) and making a password not required after waking from sleep. But after doing this and restarting/shutting down, I'm not automatically logged in like I should be, instead I'm presented with a login screen saying the password I entered was incorrect, even though I haven't even entered one yet, as well as two accounts showing up in the bottom left (like this).

It's acting like the local account is still there and is attempting to log me into it. I've looked in the Users folder, it's just the default, mine, and public. Under accounts in control panel it's only mine that shows up. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks

Using win10 Pro, this was a clean install.
EDIT~ Just solved it :s

Hit the winkey and type "netplwiz" and hit enter.
If you have the box "Users must enter a username and password..." unchecked, check it and hit apply, otherwise don't do anything.
Now uncheck the same box and hit apply again, now in the new window that pops up, change the username to your microsoft email that you used to sign into the Windows Store. For the password put in your MS email password.
Once you've done that hit Okay and restart, it should automatically log you in like normal.

By default the box has the original local account name which is what screws things up.

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I would like help solving a mystery.
I set up a new Dell Optiplex 3020 which shipped with Windows 10 Pro.
I bypassed the option to set up the user with a Microsoft Account (The owner does not have a microsoft account and I did not create one at that time.) and set up a Local User Account, the owner's FirstName only, with no password for the owner of the computer.
I also set up a Technical User local administrator account with a password "just in case." (I am glad I did.)
I unchecked and turned off everything that had to do with the Cloud and sharing information with Microsoft.
I installed the software, antivirus etc. including Windows Live Mail with an account with the ISP which the owner needed on the computer. I registered the computer using the owner's first and last names as well a registering the antivirus software account. In this process I restarted the computer several times with no problems logging back in with the local user account.
The computer ran updates twice during the setup process.
The next day the login screen was showing the owner's full name with the non-microsoft account e-mail address requiring a password for login. Since the owner did not have a Microsoft account nor a Microsoft account password logging in was not possible.
I tried the e-mail password that was used in Windows Live Mail to log in and I tried no password at all. Neither one worked.
To solve the log-in problem I logged in to Windows with the Technical User local account and pass... Read more

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I just installed Windows 10 yesterday from Windows 8.1, and I honestly hate it this far.

Whenever I (re-)boot the pc, Windows automatically logs me in to my desktop.
A friend of mine has Win10 too, doesn't use a password for his account but does get the normal login screen where he has to click 'sign in' first after (re-)booting the computer.

How do I enable that, or how do I disable the automatically redirection to desktop?
I've tried the 'netplwiz' thing, but that doesn't work in my version.
I've tried to find it in the installed Classic Shell settings but really can't find it.

I really need some help with this.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Forcing Login Screen after boot

Welcome to the forum please see our tutor on this Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup User Accounts Tutorials

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I just installed Windows 10 yesterday from Windows 8.1, and I honestly hate it this far.

Whenever I (re-)boot the pc, Windows automatically logs me in to my desktop.
A friend of mine has Win10 too, doesn't use a password for his account but does get the normal login screen where he has to click 'sign in' first after (re-)booting the computer.

How do I enable that, or how do I disable the automatically redirection to desktop?
I've tried the 'netplwiz' thing, but that doesn't work in my version.
I've tried to find it in the installed Classic Shell settings but really can't find it.

I really need some help with this.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Forcing Login Screen after boot

Welcome to the forum please see our tutor on this Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup User Accounts Tutorials

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I've been working on a Vista 32bit system since yesterday trying to get it to boot to the login screen. It boots to a black screen with a mouse pointer.

I can't get to safe mode (same black screen with mouse cursor)
Can't repair, Windows says nothing is wrong.
Check Disk comes back clean
SFC /scannow comes back clean
Virus scan is clean (using offline scanner)
No recovery points, I guess it was disabled.

I've Googled and read tons of posts but can't find anything that works.

Thoughts or ideas?
 

Answer:Vista won't boot to login screen

That's everything I would of thought to do. What type of offline scanner did you use? Try Microsoft's new bootable product (burn it to an optical disc or USB) Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.

Quickly searching online found someone suggesting to try booting the system into Safe Mode with Command Prompt, then typing in MSCONFIG and try the diagnostic startup.

Same forum also suggest this. Doesn't sound like it would be it but the person said it causes black screens.

I have seen this problem a few times and have fixed it by removing the UpperFilter and LowerFilter registry keys for the CDROM drive. This won't work for everyone, but it's worth a shot.

This article explains which keys to erase but not how to do them if you can't get into Windows.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

What I did was:
1.Boot to the VISTA recovery/repair console (whether off of a DVD/CD or if you can do it straight from the hard drive).
2.Run command prompt from the main menu of the and type "regedit" (without the quotes).
3. Click on the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE once so it is highlighted.
4. Click File, Load Hive. Browse to the "C:\Windows\system32\config" folder and highlight the "system" file (this is the system hive of the registry for the computer) and click Open/OK.
5. Name the hive "sys hive" (it doesn't actually matter what you name it, just don't name it the same as another hive) and hit ok.
6. Navigate to... Read more

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I'm using Windows XP SP2
I did this years ago, but when SP appears, I haven't change it because compatibility problem

So any of you doing this?
If so, do you use additional software that can do both? what I did was just changing the ntoskrnl.exe for boot screen, I never try the login screen one

I take a look at themexp.org / wincustomize.com & some of them said about it's compatible with SP1 (probably also with SP2) or using other software, I did use StyleXP but it doesn't really work the last time I tried (years ago though), I also used DesktopX, but it's too much coding with that

So any suggestion for a software that can change both login & boot screen? (& if it's possible, the theme also )

Thanks

Answer:Any Of You Changing Your Login/boot Screen ?

The first site you recommend, Themexp.org, is considered a RED site by MacAfee SiteAdvisor. It should be avoided. Details of Themexp.orgThe second site reports to be GREEN by SiteAdvisor.

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Hello everybody! I've tried time and time again to boot up my computer, but started 2 days ago, every time I try to boot it, the computer resets before even getting to the login screen. I'm not sure what is causing the problem, as I have tried different diagnostics such as running the Recovery Console and fixing the MBR and rewriting a partition. I reset it multiple times and when I chose to disable auto restart on system failure, I get the much feared BSOD saying I have a registry error. I have heard other people having this issue, but I have not yet found a solution to it. Under registry error, it says STOP: (number number number number x number number), the usual suspects. Can I get any information or help?
 

Answer:Windows won't boot up to login screen and further...

Have you run the CHKDSK utility? I highly recommend downloading and burning the UltimateBootCD. It has many useful diagnostic tools that can be run straight from the CD.

Regards,
Rollin
 

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I cannot complete an xp boot to a login screen. The computer endlessly reboots. The same reboot occurs in safe mode. I also booted from the install CD using the repair function. The repair process completes with an attempted reboot. However I still get nonstop reboots prior to the login screen. I am now running a chkdsk /r in repair console to see if thus solves the problem. What else can I try? Thanks
 

Answer:xp does not complete boot to login screen

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run trough boot up ok, then shows login page with just the word admin, I have tried to long in this a few times but no joy the egg timer shows for a wile then goes back to the arrow

Answer:Login screen come on after boot up and admin is the name

why didn't you try to logon using your account?Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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

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

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

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

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

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I just updated from Windows 8.1 Pro to 10 Pro. After a lengthy fight with networking due to VPN conflicts (a ridiculous problem by the way) I have everything working. However, some of the features require a Microsoft account to be used. My 8.1 login was local. Now I want to use Cortana and other new features in Win 10. How can I change the account to a Microsoft account? I have tried the "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" link but it does nothing to remedy the problem.
Any suggestions?

Answer:How do I change my login account from local to my Microsoft account?

try settings > accounts

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I have my screen resolution set to 1920x1200, native is set to this, nvidia control panel confirms it, yet every time I restart after a shutdown or an update, my screen resets to some random low resolution such as 1020x768 or 800x600 (the worst of the 2, it set the colors all funky). Every time after it does this, I have to go back and change the resolution back, and move all of my icons back to their places. I have tried everything to get rid of this problem, even such as to change the registry defaults for resolution. I have base video off, and all other solutions people seem to have do not work. I have had lots of experiences with computers, but this one has stumped me. If I missed a default or it is one of those things that just is so obvious that you overlook it, please post.

Answer:Resolution changing at login screen after boot

Hi scott

Go to this link and update all your drivers then reboot: Gateway Support - Drivers, Software and Firmware Updates

If the problem still exists then click on the vista start orb. In the search bar type Task Scheduler and hit enter. Next click on task scheduler library - microsoft - windows - mobile pc -TMM - then on the right side set it to disable. The reboot your pc.

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when starting my computer, a picture screen comes up with the time on it and i touch any key then i can login. i want to bypass and go directly to login screen

Answer:how do i boot to login screen and bypass the pictures

Hi Welcome to Windows Central. Not really sure what you're wanting to accomplish. Are you talking about lock screen. If you don't want to use a password to log into Windows, here's link from Shawn Brink! https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...0-startup.html
If you need more help, please join the forum!Join the Windows Central Community!

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