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Switching users & desktops?

Question: Switching users & desktops?

I have been working on a friend's PC -- an hp pavilion (a527x) that's running WinXP-SP2. I just spent days cleaning all the spyware off of it, & finally got an OK from Chaslang that it was clean! However, I'm getting ready to return it, & now when I log off from one user & click on the 2nd user to change desktops, the monitor just goes black with a flashing cursor for a few seconds. Cannot get anything else to come up on the monitor then, & haven't had any trouble with the monitor or any other hardware up to this point. I turned off "hibernate", etc...in "Power Options" in the Control Panel. Any ideas here as to the cause? PC is running fine otherwise. Although can't seem to get MyWayWebSearch spyware off of it. Have tried all help in "Anti-Spyware" page. Anyone had this happen before to them or anyone know a possible cause & solution? Thanks bunches, in advance! Shannon

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Preferred Solution: Switching users & desktops?

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Answer: Switching users & desktops?

Create a new user account, move all the personal folders in the mal-functioning one to the new account thru explorer, delete the mal-functioning one.

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I have Windows XP Pro. Currently, I have to log off of my desktop so my wife can log onto hers. How can we fast switch between desktops without shutting down applications and logging off first?

I could find nothing in the XP help tutorial that addresses this.

Many thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Switching between desktops

Welcome to TSG

this MSKB article describes, how to turn on Fast User Switching
 

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I'm taking my old desktop out for good, but my tds dsl is plugged into it, how do i get the tds dsl installed on the new desktop when i take the old one out?
 

Answer:switching desktops, how to change dsl

Reinstall the sofware that your supplier gave you . Including your password and customer code as required. Simple enough ?)

by the way it took me a while to figure what 'tds' meant !
 

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Hi,

I have the following problem: switching virtual desktops to the right (CTRL+WIN+Right Arrow) doesn't work. On the other hand, when I go to e.g. desktop number 3 (using WIN+TAB and mouse) I can switch to the left using CTRL+WIN+Left Arrow without any difficulties...

I installed Windows Hotke Explorer to check, if CTRL+WIN+RIGHT has been taken, but it just stands "System (Move window)" in both cases.

Does anyone know, what could be the reason?

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Hi,

I have the following problem: switching virtual desktops to the right (CTRL+WIN+Right Arrow) doesn't work. On the other hand, when I go to e.g. desktop number 3 (using WIN+TAB and mouse) I can switch to the left using CTRL+WIN+Left Arrow without any difficulties...

I installed Windows Hotke Explorer to check, if CTRL+WIN+RIGHT has been taken, but it just stands "System (Move window)" in both cases.

Does anyone know, what could be the reason?

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I'm not sure if this is unqiue to Yoga 2 Pro or Microsoft 10 in general, but before when I wanted to switch between desktops using the windows key + ctrl + arrow key shortcut, the desktop on the screen would literally slide over. Now when I attempt to switch between desktops, that animation no longer happens--instead, the desktop's features just shift to those of the desktop I'm switching to. It can get confusing, because it's not as visually explicit when the desktop has been switched. Is this just a result of a Windows 10 update, or is this situation unique to my laptop? Thanks in advance!

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Hello, my issue is what title says. When i press ctrl+win+1/2/3/4, or ctrl+win+left/right, nothing happens. This is of course when i have numbers of desktop opened. This seems to be a common issue but no genuine fix. Perhaps here someone will know? Thanks!

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Hi, i recently put various programmes such as 'Ccleaner', Defraggler, SpyBot search and destroy on 1 'User' account but on the other 2 user accounts they dont appear on there. Please can anyone tell me will they be 'working' on the other 2 desktops/users? And how do i get the shortcuts to appear please?

Answer:3 'Users' but different desktops-Please help?

For the 2 user accounts they don't appear, you can try going into the Program Files folders of each program & creating shortcuts. Then place these shortcuts where you need them, & try them out to see if each program runs & works it should. G

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Haven't been able to get an answer on the W2000 forums, so here goes:

I recently had to reinstall W2000 Pro on my old computer, so I am the Administrator--a new experience for me. Managed to also make myself a "Backup Operator", because somewhere I read it's not a good idea to always run W2000 as an Admin.
So, now that I've made a decent looking desktop as the Admin., how can I use the same desktop as my new "Backup Op"?

Also, should I make myself a "Power User" instead of a Backup OP?

Answer:How to make all users desktops same as Admins

Google a little on Windows profile cloning, but be aware the procedure differs for whatever OS you're talking about - and W2K isn't really an operating system meant for discussion in detail on a W7 forum...

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I am the Administrator account. I installed some programs that other users might use but they don't wish the icons to be on their desktops all the time. The icons were put on their desktops automatically during installation - I was NOT given a choice to put icons on desktop or not, as programs typically do.

I went onto their screens and dragged the unwanted icons (there are now about 3 or 4 on everyone's desktop) to their recycle bins and got a message saying "Access iss denied," - the user can't delete certain icons from their own desktops.

I tried going to their Desktop folders in Documents & Settings to delete the icons from their desktop folders. Strangely...the icons I want to remove do not appearthere. (Can't figure THAT one out!)

I'm hoping someone can tell me how to accomplish this.
 

Answer:How to remove icons from desktops of other users?

Logon as an administrator and browse to: Document and Settings\All Users\Desktop
You should be able to delete those shortcuts there...
.....Willy
 

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Hello all,

I've just bought a new computer with Win 10 installed of course

I have the main user account as admin and I've set up two other user accounts for my kids, without admin.

Whenever I install a new application a shortcut for that application gets placed on everyone's desktop. If I delete the shortcut, say on my daughters desktop, it also deletes it from my own desktop.

Is there a setting to change somewhere.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks

Answer:Shortcuts appearing on all users desktops

Hi Gordon, welcome to Ten Forums.

This quote from another similar thread:







Kari said:

Each user has access to two Desktop folders, public and user specific.

Check the C:\Users\Public\Desktop folder, move all shortcuts you want to be shown only on your desktop to folder C:\Users\Your_Username\Desktop. Do the same for shortcuts you only want to be shown on your partner's desktop.

Kari



Solved 2nd user can see all my shortcuts ? - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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After installing a Creative Webcam on my win2k box, all users get the folder
/program files/creative/webcam open on their desktop whenever they log in.
I guess its a permission thing , but I cant seem to get rid of it. Any ideas
?

The Fat Man.
 

Answer:Win2k Folder on all users desktops

Hiya

Is it just a Window that is open? Try this:

Programs | Startup and see if there's an entry for it in there. If so, rightclick and choose Delete.

If not, it may be in the MSCONFIG. Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi guy's just wondering if it's possible to get windows 7 to switch audio drivers when you switch to another user account.

For eg.. normal speakers device for my personal account and then have my multichannel device (profire 2626) set as default for my other user account 4 studio work.

Atm, if i change it on one account it changes on the other account which is annoying and i'd just like to set default device for each account so i don't have to do this.

Thx

Answer:Switching drivers when switching users?

I don't think this is really possible since the sound settings apply globally. I'm curious why you want to do this, though...

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hi,

i have more than one issue but think they are related hence one thread.

1st i cant access my desktop anymore, see error , it gives me a clean desktop with a recycle bin.

the 2nd shot is the desktop files in system32 which somehow indicates i have more than one desktop - which should not be, shot three are their paths.

the above might be related to the fact that i see two users on the startup screen, see shot 4, the code signin procedure of both was slightly different but both take the same code and enter the welcome screen. they also both lead me to the error in image one.

i tried a system restore to fix the issue but it did not work, see last shot.

a win10 recovery usb i have on hand did also not help to set things right.

mention must be made of the following.
win10 is on new ssd, c:
win10 was upgraded from win7 on old c:, now f: with media creation tool - the same usb was used to install win10 on the new ssd, now c:
although i installed win10 on the ssd with all drives unplugged, after plugging the other drives back in it somehow picked up the old win7
in order to move data to another hdd from f: prior to formatting it i took ownership of the windows and windows.old folders.
just before this mess i ran an exe, see last image, which is on f:\windows.old\users\gabriel\appdata\local\local\logos4, it downloaded about 600mb and ran the program which is a bona fide application containing books. i cant see were it is located on the computer and it is not on my old deskt... Read more

Answer:1. login> desktop unavailable 2. maybe multiple desktops & users

UPDATE!
please ignore the desktop not displayed issue, this was my own stupidity. a sata cable to e: was loose.

the other issues, re the multiple desktop references in system32 and duplication of user names still persist but i can sort of live with them - but the desktop with its icons... non-negotiable :-)

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Question: switching users

I have the Dell Inspiron 531, sometimes when i want to switch users it doesn't go back to the main screen of users?? also when i download a patch for a game, because i have to use the Administrator side?? what could cause this??

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Question: switching users

/!\ Merry Christmas to all ! /!\

My problem : Alt+F4 give me the option of switching users but only the current user "nemo" is selectable
All users are set active including the built-in Administrator








HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
HideFastUserSwitching = 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
do not exist...








C:\Windows\system32>net users

User accounts for \\PC-NEMO

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator DefaultAccount Guest nemo
The command completed successfully.








C:\Windows\system32>net user Administrator
User name Administrator
Full Name Administrator
Comment Built-in account for administering the computer/domain
User's comment
Country/region code 000 (System Default)
Account active Yes
Account expires Never

Password last set 21/12/2016 19:24:37
Password expires Never
Password changeable 21/12/2016 19:24:37
Password required Yes
User may change password Yes

Workstations allowed All
Logon script
User profile
Home directory
Last logon 25/12/2016 10:36:03

Logon hours allowed All

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Answer:switching users

last news

not sure what exactly solved my problem but i removed useless key (profiles) in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

and the problem is gone

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Question: Switching Users

How do I preform this action?

To restore the default Windows logon interface, remove the following string value from the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GinaDLL

Answer:Switching Users

If you're trying to restore Fast User Switching try Kelly's Korner.Restore Fast User Switching - #34 on the left.As this is a registry edit you should backup the registry first.

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Question: Switching Users

My computer will not switch between users when I use the start menu and log off button.

I go to start, log off and then click on switch users, then nothing happens.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Answer:Switching Users

See this Microsoft article, which may be of some help.

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Question: Switching users

Hi guys. TSG is a great site!

Now my problem is that when I try to switch to another user on XP Pro, it just laggs and I get a black screen and I have to re-start with the CPU button. Any Ideas? Is it because I turned off 'Fast User switching'?
Thanks.
 

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Question: Switching Users

When switching user on Dell PC, running WXpSP2 I am getting the following error message. Rebooting normally fixes it for about a day.

error occurred with; win32K.sys - address BF9EB5494, 0X00000000, 0XBF9194B3, 0X00000000
date stamp: 45F013F6

Any ideas?

Gandulf

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Question: Switching Users

In the past, I could switch users on the computer simply by clicking Start->log off->switch user and the user I was switching from could keep all of their windows and applications while I used my user setting. Something has happened, and now I actually have to close everything on one user's side and log the user off to be able to get to my user account. Is there a way to get it back to being able to share the computer?
 

Answer:Switching Users

figured out
 

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Everytime I try to switch between a user in XP pro without logging off my computer slows to a crawl. I would have to hit the reset button and restart. It runs pretty quick otherwise. It has a 120 gb harddrive, 256 mb of ram and a atlon processor 3100+. Has anybody experience this before. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Basically something must be wrong it should not perform like this.
 

Answer:Switching between Users in XP Pro

Got the Problem solved. For some reason it seem to have been some kind of spyware. I installed and ran super ad blocker and I don't have the problem anymore.
 

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Question: xp switching users

hi, I have a new Dell 5500 with XP at sp2 level.I have two user accounts ... if I have both active ...when I try to logoff one of them I get the saving your settings and the machine then freezes....nothing but a power off and restart cures it....any ideas..?Awest3

Answer:xp switching users

See if this helps at all. click here

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I have a dell dimension C 21 pc with windows XP home edition service pack 2 which I have had for some months now. I have the free edition of AVG. We are 2 users, I am the main user and my partner is the second user. A problem frequently arises when he switches to his"area" in that an AVG box comes up for updating but then freezes . He then tries to shut it down gets the message "this program is not responding click on end or cancel" so we can't get rid of it.
I have spoken to the Dell help line who a) want to charge me for any advice as they say this is nothing to do with the hardware, and only the hardware is guaranteed when I complain about this they say I have to get rid of AVG and that only Macafee, which they put on for 90 days and I got rid of, will work.Any ideas on how to cure this it is quite annoying and he is getting quite fed up with it.

Answer:Switching Users And Avg

I would probably try uninstalling and then reinstalling AVG to see if that fixes the problem.

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Question: Switching USers

I have two people (two user accounts ) using one computer. However when one wants to switch between users by going Start | Log Off there isn't any other user name to switch to and I end up shutting down the computer.

how do I configuar the computer so I can switch between users with out shutting down?
 

Answer:Switching USers

Go to the control panel and double click user accounts to open it. Select Change the way users log on and off, check the fast user switching box and apply.
Assuming you are using XP.
Good Luck
 

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Question: switching users

Not able to switch users, just created a new user with limited access and when trying to switch users I get this.

"Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.
DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified."

I am not on a network, I connect to the Internet via cable.
I tried loading a fix for this called, "UPHClean-Setup". Supposed to free resources or something like that. Didn't work. I havn't had any users on this machine before. I am the administer and alway boot to this.
Running WinXP Pro, with VirusScan Professional Edition ver: 7.03.6000.
 

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Question: Switching Users

hey at times when i am on my account on windows xp, if i switch users accounts it freezes on me...???

Answer:Switching Users

Try deleteing the account that is freezing and then set it up again.

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When I switch between users in XP my broadband connection turns off and I have to reconnect. Is there a way to configure XP keep the connection on?Ken

Answer:Switching between users in XP

click here

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It started yesterday. Sometimes, when I try to switch users the computer freezes and I must reboot.

I checked for spyware, viruses and there aren't any.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:Switching users in Win XP Pro

Have you upgraded to SP2?

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Question: Switching Users

Hello Everyone,

I have yet another problem that just came up...been away from

machine for a few days, but all of the sudden I can switch users

anyone have any ideas ??

Thanks again for all of your help,

Sincerely

Tumang
Dai any ideas ??
 

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Question: Switching Users

Does anyone know the key sequence to switch users instead of going through the mouse sequence?Running XP standalone with 2 usersUsing Fast switching.Thanks

Answer:Switching Users

Read this click here

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Question: switching users

Ihave a problem swith between account users.

when i first log on everything is fine and logging off is o.k. the problem arises when you log onto a new user and try to log off. It wont let you log off.

The only way is by using ctrl, alt, del and manually logging off.

I have recently installed a wireless internet connection and with the connection being on all the time i wondered if that might be the problem.

I disconnected the connection and everything worked as normal.

Is there a way that you can stay online while switching between users?

Any help would be greatly apreciated....Many Thanks

Answer:switching users

Try enabling fast user switching, if you haven't already done so. I don't know if this will fix it, but it's worth a shot. Or if it's enabled try disabling it.

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Question: switching users

Help!!!!! Everytime i want to switch user accounts on my system it turns the computer off! Can anyone help?

Answer:switching users

By "switch user accounts" do you mean, logging off one account, then trying to log on to another account, or are you using using Fast User Switching?

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Question: Switching Users

Hello Everyone,

The question I have is this. A few weeks ago I was able to

switch users, but now I have to actually log off a user in order to

switch to a different user,,, any ideas or help will be

greatly appreciated..
Thanks In Advance..

Tumang2k
 

Answer:Switching Users

Hi there!

Control Panel-user accounts

ENABLE "Fast User Switching"!
Good Luck!

ST
 

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Okay so I have a computer that three people use, so we have profiles. I'm usually downloading things and when they log off, this is terminated. I'd like to be able to have it so they can go on the computer and I can keep downloading. So the feature I'm looking for is switch users. The problem is; It's not anywhere in sight. I was using the classic theme for both the icons of folders, and the start menu (all programs in stead of programs, etc). I would be fine with switching to the default look if it enabled me to switch users.

I just realized that I can't even change the look back to default. Can anyone help with either problem? (changing back to the default look, and being able to switch users)

Here are possible things that I've done:
Start>Shut Down> Than from here there is Log off, Restart, Shutdown, Standby. No switch.

When I try to go back to the default view I do this.
Right Click on Start>Properties> The option should be here but it's not.

Answer:Switching users... Can't do it.

Is "Use Fast User Switching" checkmarked in the User account under control panel?? If it's on..you should get the "Switch User" listed when you click Start..Log Off. There is also a registry tweak that will keep your internet connection active while switching users. Do so at your own risk as you will be editing and adding a value to the registry.

Here's how if you want to attempt.

1. Click Start, click Run and type REGEDIT and hit Enter (or click OK)
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/ CurrentVersion/Winlogon
3. Right-click an empty space in the right-hand pane, and from the menu
Select New > String value
4. Name the new value KeepRASConnections (it's important that you use upper and lower-case letters exactly as shown)
5. Right-click the KeepRASConnections value, and choose Modify from the menu
6. Enter 1 as the Value data
7. Close the registry editor
8. Restart Windows for the changes to take effect

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Question: switching users

the switch user thing doesn't work on XP, even when i enable it in the contol panel>user settings. when i try pressing window Key+L it just locks the computer. to switch users you have to log off each one to go onto another. i'm running XP home SP2 with 2.2 ghz celeron and 512 RAM

Answer:switching users

Windows key+L always locks the computer doesn't switch users.

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On My Windows XP I have a feature which enables me to switch users whilst on another persons user as well.

However, i can do this but when i try to go back to the other user my screen turns it self off and acts like its in stand-by.

Ive pressed every key on the keyboard but to no avail. So usually i have to turn off the computer and reboot.

Also where you have shared documents through my user i can access my mums and dads users, but if im on my mums user or my dads user they cant access my documents how can i make my user shared so other users can see my documents.

Can You Please Help Me With This Ill Be Very Grateful
 

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I am trying to set up my computer so that my wife can use it, but not have access to all my files and programs etc...

I have created her user account, but whenever i try and switch users it hangs at a Red screen, sometimes with a box saying "Applying personal setting Internet Explorer 6".

What am i doing wrong? Do i have to log my account off first before switching over?

Help!
 

Answer:Problems switching users

Well, I think it is because of the available memory on your computer. What are your computer's specs?

Try logging off your account, and then signing into hers. If it's the first time she's signing in, it can take a long time for all the new user settings to be created.ie. the internet explorer 6 is being installed... leave it alone for like 10-30min and see what happens.
 

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Box HP-Pavilion
OS Win 7 Home Basic Ver. 6.1.7600 32Bit
BIOS American Megatrends 5.11
Sound Realtek High Definition Audio
Modem HUAWEI Mobile Connect - 3G Modem
CPU Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU
E6500 @ 2.93GHz, 2936 Mhz

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I am trying to find out how to keep my Broadband connection active when I switch users. I have 4 accts. on my computer, one for each family member. Whenever I switch accts, my Broadband connection shuts down. You can start it up again after the switch with no problem. I would prefer, however, to have it stay connected during the switch, as this would just make my life easier. For instance all users connect to the same torrent software, and I have the files for it synced. So, no matter who is logged in, the torrent info is the same. When the connection drops, the torrent software has to reload all the DHT info. I have googled this, to no avail. I assume it is a matter of where the BB Modem Drivers are installed?? Or maybe a Registry tweak. At any rate, I am at a loss as to how to do it, but I am sure it can be done. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciatedClick to expand...

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I am trying to find out how to keep my Broadband connection active when I switch users. I have 4 accts. on my computer, one for each family member. Whenever I switch accts, my Broadband connection shuts down. You can start it up again after the switch with no problem. I would prefer, however, to have it stay connected during the switch, as this would just m... Read more

Answer:Want to keep BROADBANDconnection when switching users.

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Two problems :
1. With W7, as say User 1, I could listen to music or BBC radio via the internet. If I switched to User 2, the music or radio opened as User 1 would continue to play and be heard as User 2. With W10, switching users cuts out any music or radio opened as User 1. Are the listening features under W7 available under W10?
2. With W7, I could copy from documents or spreadsheets opened under User 1 and paste into documents of spreadsheets as User 2. This feature does not work in W10. Can this be fixed?
Thanks

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I have a dell dimension C 21 pc with windows XP home edition service pack 2 which I have had for some months now. I have the free edition of AVG. We are 2 users, I am the main user and my partner is the second user. A problem frequently arises when he switches to his"area" in that an AVG box comes up for updating but then freezes . He then tries to shut it down gets the message "this program is not responding click on end or cancel" so we can't get rid of it.
I have spoken to the Dell help line who a) want to charge me for any advice as they say this is nothing to do with the hardware, and only the hardware is guaranteed b) when I complain about this they say I have to get rid of AVG and that only Macafee, which they put on for 90 days and I got rid of, will work.Any ideas on how to cure this it is quite annoying and he is getting quite fed up with it.
 

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Hello, i recently removed a virus with the help of one of the mods of this forum by using combofix, my computer sped up greatly but now i find when i try to switch users it takes from around at the minimum 5 minutes to switch and the max around 8 or 9 mins.

I am using windows Vista Business, 2.6Ghz Core 2 Duo Processor and a sufficient amount of ram (in my opinion anyways - 3gigabyte ram).

Could i have some help in solving this issue and trying to get it back to its normal 5-15 seconds user switch? The waiting time can get tedious when i switch users and its really annoying!

Help would be great appreciated!

Thanks,

- Brya

Answer:Switching Users Issue

Have you tried disabling and then re-enabling fast user swithching this will hopefully re-write some of the settings and hopefully solve your problem.

Disable it using the control panel, then restart your machine.

Then re-enable it and again restart your machine.

Let me know if it works

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Hi,

I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I did a search and could not find anything related to the problem I'm experiencing.

I have an XP box with SP2, and have created several accounts for my family. I've found that often when I try to log off a family member and log on as myself that the pc freezes. It seems to be ok at first because it expands my name once I click on it, but very shortly will do nothing and I have to press reset.

Does anyone know what that might be? Thank you in advance for your time.

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I've had this problem for a long time now. Every once in a while I will set out on a google quest to find the answer but I haven't succeded yet

The problem is that whenever I "switch user" (win + L) out of my account for someone else to log on their account, when they try logging off, my monitor acts like if I was putting the computer into sleep mode. That is, it goes black and some messages come up on the screen saying the usual "check power etc" messages and the light flashes. The computer continues to run and there is no way of restoring my screen so I am forced to press the main power button on the computer tower.

I am running windows xp professional sp 2
My video card is nvidia geforce fx 5500
Pentium 4 3.00GHz
1BG RAM
I run zone alarm and AVG in the background

I have not always had this problem. I don't remember when it started but it has been a long time now (I would say at least 6 months.)

Appreciate any suggestions or information...
 

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hi there I'm having a little trouble using the switching users I'm running xp pro and there are four users on my puter when i go to the switch user and click on someone else the screen goes black then comes back on to the logon screen but then it won't do anything I have to restart the whole computer any help would be appreciated

Answer:switching users problem

Did you try and turn of Fast User Switching and see if that works?

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I have Fast User Switching enabled, yet every time I use the "Winkey+L" function, it goes to the classic screen with the "This computer is in use and has been locked" message.
im not in any network, i have two accounts, plus the admin account, and the guest account is disabled. any help?
 

Answer:switching users problem

Fast user switching can block a number of items although I have never heard of your problem.Does this key combination work with FUS turned off. If so turn it off ,then check Microsoft to see if there is a work around .You may not need it anyway,I have found it isn't worth it.
 

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Over the course of the last few months, I have been experiencing issues logging into my office computer from home as there has been other individuals logging in at my work station using the "Switch User" option. This creates issues for me logging in from home. Locking the computer does nothing to prevent Switching Users. Is there any way to make my Windows 10 computer at work only usable by me....ie, making Switching Users not possible? Thank you in advance.

Answer:Can I Prevent Switching Users?

Hello Markaz,

You could use the method in the tutorial to also remove the switch user option in Windows 10 to see if that may help.

Switch User - Add or Remove in Windows 8

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needing help on switching users. when i go to start, then log off, and then select switch users nothing happens. it works if i log off but then all of my programs that were running shut down. i cant get it to go to the login screen that comes up when you select switch users. please help me its driving me crazy.

thanks in advance
 

Answer:Problem with Switching Users

any ideas?
 

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Hi everyone,
When I switch users, the computer restarts. I'm running windows XP home, just wondering, how can I stop the computer from restarting when switching users? It even happens when I log off and then sign in as a different user!
Thanks
 

Answer:Restart when switching users

Hope this helps

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279765
 

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I have a program that I need to keep running when I switch users on XP.
But Xp minimizes the program when I switch users and it stops running.
Anyway to keep it open?

Answer:programs/switching users

Nope . .

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Hello folks,
This appears to be an "odd" one.
My Daughter has a Phillips Freevent pc running win. xp pro. When switching users this small icon "fail" pops up, this does not prevent the new user from logging on but I can find no "properties" associated with this error msg.
I have done the obvious, by deleting the user profile & re-installing but with no success. Any ideas?
spitfire11

Answer:Error msg. when switching users

Go to the Control Panel
Double click Administrative tools
Doble click Services
Locate Fast user switcing
Make sure is is set to Automatic & started

If not double click it & reset it to Automatic
Click Start
Then click Apply

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Setting up a new XPS 8910 with Windows 10 Pro.  I am baffled with this issue.  My Admin account is a local account.  I added another local account limited user.  When I switch users from the Admin account to the local limited user account, the switch is quick.  However, when I switch from the local limited user account to the Admin account, the screen goes black and I have to wait over 60 seconds for the switch.  Can anyone shed some light on what might cause this? 

Answer:Issue Switching Users

Hi.Welcome to our community.We’ll certainly try and assist you. The issue that you are currently facing looks like a software issue. We request you to create another local admin account and check if the issue reoccurs.  

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Suddenly this afternoon I could not switch from one user to another in XP unless I logged off from one user first.When I click Start, then Logoff I get the normal choices of 'Switch User', 'Logoff' or 'Cancel'. All of a sudden 'Switch User' does not work. I can only choose 'Logoff' or 'Cancel'. The only changes made today were that one of the kids installed the SIMS2 game and that seemed to go smoothly.Also, when I leave the PC idle, my screen saver comes on but when I move the mouse I just get the wallpaper and my icons have all disappeared. To get them back I have to do Alt, Ctrl, Del.Any takers out there?

Answer:Switching users on XP problem

Did you create a restore point before installing SIMS? If so try a a system restore prior to SIMS install and see if that resolves problem.Another possibility re first problem is click here

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I have created a second Administrator user account without password but gave it a different name. Now I have 2 Administrator user accounts named ?Greyvaio? which is the original one and the new one named ?MyVaio?.The computer is laptop Vaio with XP professional.When I start the computer it opens with latest user account I created - the one named ?MyVaio?.The ussue now is that I have no option to switch between the two users. To do this switching, the Help advise is to Click Start, Click Log Off and Click Switch User.The problem is that when I click Start and Log Off there is no option for switching users (that green square with 2 arrows inside does not appear at all).The only option computer displays is to log off.Then I?ve tried different approach - from User Accounts panel clicked on ?Change the way users log on/off in? order to switch to Welcome screen from which I can select with which account to login.No luck - here popped up this message :?Client services for network has disabled the Welcome screen and Fast User Switching. To restore these features you must UNinstall Client Services for NetWare?.Did search for Client Services and NetWare everywhere in the computer.Find ?NETWARE.DR? in folder C:\Windows\1386and?Netware.drv? in folder C:\Windows\system32Both files are displayed in blue (perhaps because are invisible?)No ?Client Services ? found anywhere.At this stage due to my insufficient computer knowledge I don?t know what else to do... Read more

Answer:How to fix switching between users accounts? HELP!

What happens if you select log off? Do you get a box into which you can type a user name?"Client services fo rnetware" try - Start

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You know the sound that the computer makes when you click on start-> Log Off -> Switch User? It's a specific sound like when you turn off your computer or when you restart your computer, or when you log in to your computer. That "Windows" sound. Well for me, that sound has disapeared everytime switch users. My normal sound is okay, and the log off/log in sounds are still there, but for some strange reason, my Switch User sound is gone. I was just wondering what caused this, it's not really a big deal, but I am just curious as to what happened.
 

Answer:Switching Users Sound

Don't know why it stopped, unless some one disabled it or deleted the file.
You can reset/select the sound you want here:
Control Panel | Sounds and Audio Devices
Sounds Tab
Last two items under the Windows section are Windows Logoff and Windows Logon
Files are usually in the Windows\Media folder:
Windows XP Logoff Sound.wav
Windows XP Logon Sound.wav

Jerry
 

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For some reason, if I log on to my account (an administrator account), then log off, none of the other users (my husband's admin. account or the kids' limited user accts) can be signed on. XP sits on the welcome screen for an unusually long time, then goes to just the user's wallpaper screen (no icons, no taskbar, nothing). Can't pull up task manager or warm boot, have to shut down & restart. I can log on any of the other accounts, and log off, and switch to mine, but not vice versa. Even if I don't do ANYTHING after signing on. So, the problems seems to be with my account settings somehow.

This is a new problem -- actually, my husband (who notices it most, because I use the PC most of the time, and then when he tries to get on at night, can't) says it was happening itermittantly, but now happens every time.

Any ideas?

TIA,
M
 

Answer:Problems switching users in XP

We can SWITCH users okay, but if I log off, no one else can log on.

M
 

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When switching users in XP Pro - the OS has suddenly decided it needs to reboot.

Regardless of which account your switching from/to - XP executes the switch, but before it completes - the screen goes black and the machine reboots for no apparent reason.

Any ideas as to why this is happening? I'm running Norton Antivirus and run SpyBot on a regular basis.
 

Answer:Switching Users & POOF

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Can some one help with this? All of a sudden I'm having grief switching users. I always used the Window L function but now I get a message saying the computer is locked and asks for my password to unlock it . I never had a password so I created one but it doesn't help. If I go into user accounts/change the way you log on and check the " use fast user switching box and apply it, it will not take
Thanks
 

Answer:switching users /xp home

Here's a link to how to remove the password from a user account and change logon process: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282866&sd=tech

Follow the instructions closely and good luck.
 

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I have set up 2 users; 1 as administrator (me) and 1 for my wife. It is a home computer and we do not require password protection. I am the normal user and have managed to set up so that I login within having to enter password.
However when my wife uses the computer the Start-up screen is me and my wife has to switch user. When she does this she has to enter her her password.
Is it possible to set-up so that she can simply switch user without her passport

Answer:Switching Users without password

Hello Polterry, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since you have more than one user account on the computer, you might consider using the tutorial below to set to always show all users at sign in instead of the last user. Since you do not have a password, it would sign in to your account automatically if you were the last one that signed out. Having it set to all users, will instead have the sign in screen show with all user accounts to select to sign in without having to switch user.

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8
If your wife doesn't have a password, she should be able to just select her account to sign in.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey guys, recent problem here with switching usernames. There's three accounts on my computer, all with no passwords. About three weeks ago a strange thing has been happening: the first time you start your computer and log into one of the three accounts, it'll log you in no problem. Then, when you go and switch users, it will prompt for a password that was never created, and won't let you log in. So I restarted the computer, and then I put some simple passwords on the accounts, thinking it would work. Well, the same thing happened. The first time you log in after a bootup it works, but then you get locked out again once you try switching users again.

This is where it gets even stranger. The problem stopped, you could switch users fine. "Alright!" I said, "it's finally over."

I was wrong, once you restart the computer it went back to locking me out. I'm so confused about this, and it's really frustrating. I've tried virus scans and there appears to be no problems with anything like that. I really need some assistance here.

Answer:Problem With Switching Users.

Try going to users in the control panel and click on switch the way users log on or off.

Whichever way you have it set, change to the other.

After you do that reboot, then go back to users and switch back.

Let us know.

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Every time I go to start log off then switch users or log off I get a box saying my computer's locked and only I can unlock it but I never put a password or anything on it.
 

Answer:Logging off/switching users.

What OS?
 

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Got a problem that I have not encountered before. My little used Compaq Presario died again so I pulled the hard drive out and disposed of the carcass. Then I picked up a P3 lease return w/o a drive in it. I put my drive in and started it up. Windows wouldn't load...said some dll was missing. I figured if one was corrupted there were probable others and just reinstalled XP Pro over it. I can't do a clean install because I have no way to back up any data on my drive just yet.

Anyway, this is not the first time I have installed XP but this time, when we attempted to switch between users, it asked for a password and would not go any further. Naturally, I did not have any passwords set up at that point. In order to switch users, we have to reboot the system. That pretty much defeats the purpose of being able to switch back and forth between users so I would really like to get this fixed.

I checked under CtrlPanel>Power>Advanced and found that Fast Switching was enabled and there was a check mark beside 'Prompt for Password". I removed the check mark but it didn't change anything, it still wants a password to get in.

My XP Pro does not yet have SP2 on it. I do not know any specs for this computer either. And I find that the drive was loaded with bugs and hidden goodies. I reinstalled AdAware and Spybot, updated and then ran them both. AdAware found over 500 items to get rid off and Spybot took over an hour to run. I do not kno... Read more

Answer:Switching Users problem

Not sure what you mean by:-
"My XP Pro does not yet have SP2 on it. I do not know any specs for this computer either."

If you want to know what is in the box, try EVEREST. Free from MG.
Everest Home Edition. www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4181

When you run EVEREST, Click on "Computer" icon, then on "Summary", then on "Report" (at top menu), then on "Quick Report Summary", down to "Plain text". Save it to a file, as whatever name you like, (maybe PCddmmyy--with ddmmyy being the current date). Then it can be posted for all to see.

Bazza
 

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I recently added 4 more user accounts onto my computer. Whenever I go to start>logoff>switch users, and then go into another acct, it disconnects you from the net. Is there anyway to fix this? Thanks
Pat
 

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I Am running Win7 64 bit. Whenever I switch user accounts the computer will start the switch and then lock up with a display message that says no signal on the monitor. It happens if the computer has been running for hours or only a couple of minutes. I have to shut the PC off and leave it off for 20-30 minutes. I can then restart and enter any user account. But if I try to switch user or logoff and pick a different user the whole cycle begins anew. Can anyone here help me?

Brian

Answer:Switching Users Problems

No signal to the monitor seems more like a graphics problem. Check and make sure your drivers are up to date. Also, run scannow system file checker. That will check the system files. See if either of these help.

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Is there a way to display a prompt when switching users in Windows XP.For instance when the kids switch users or want to log off can I display messages like.. 'Did you close down iTunes?''Did you close down MSN messenger''If logging off, please close all programs first''Clear popcorn off keyboard please'

Answer:Switching Users options

Don't think you can.... SorryYou *might* be able to find a program that may do something similar if you do a google search

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Hi All

What would cause a computer to take several minutes when logging off one user and then logging into another user? Takes several minutes. Computer shutdown one time and ever since then it takes along time when switching users. Other than that the computer runs ok. The computer is networked to a domain.

Thanks, Doug

Answer:XP Pro very slow switching between users.

Have you tried this?Start \ Help and Support Search for "fast user switching"

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Running XP. Installed wireless internet and used the admin side. Now I cannot get out of Admin. Start button has no place to highlite to switch users. You can log off but it just reboots system right back into the admin. side. Been to Users account and it states Guest is turned on but cannot highlite it.
 

Answer:Solved: switching users

Go to control panel, open User Accounts, then select "change the way users log on or off", be sure fast user swiching is ticked.
 

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hi, because i want to correct a problem, someone said try turning off the "switching users" thingy, can someone tell me how..thanks

Answer:switching users in XP.. turn off ??

control panel,user accounts, untick fast swiching

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I've been having a problem where when I switch users from another account and start using iTunes, it keeps playing the error/prompt sound that I hear for the other account. When the other account user switches back, they find a lot of prompts saying that "iTunes cannot be opened because another user has it open", despite the fact that they didn't have iTunes running.

If I terminate the other user's process through Task Manger -->View Processes from all users, it stays off for about 2-3 minutes before coming back on, playing the annoying prompt sound and displaying the pile of prompts.

is there any way to get around this?

Answer:iTunes 9 bug when switching users?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Gata


I've been having a problem where when I switch users from another account and start using iTunes, it keeps playing the error/prompt sound that I hear for the other account. When the other account user switches back, they find a lot of prompts saying that "iTunes cannot be opened because another user has it open", despite the fact that they didn't have iTunes running.

If I terminate the other user's process through Task Manger -->View Processes from all users, it stays off for about 2-3 minutes before coming back on, playing the annoying prompt sound and displaying the pile of prompts.

is there any way to get around this?



Dis it always do this?

What "other account"?

Do you have a backup tor restore from?

Do you have a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?

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I have 2 Windows 8.1 PCs and have the same problem on both. When I switch from one user account to another then back to the original account, I just get the rotating circle and can't do anything. The problem is solved by logging off and on again. SFC /SCANNOW shows no problems.

Has anyone any ideas on what may be the problem?

Answer:Switching Between Users Problem

Any ideas?

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I use to be able to switch users on AOL and see how many e-mails each user had, along with their sign on names. Now working with Windows 7 and I can't see all my AOL usernames. Does anyone have a solution for this?

Answer:Switching users to sign in to AOL

Take off the training wheels, drop AOL and really use the internet. Your ISP can offer you a number of email accounts, or you can use gmail, yahoo, or other free email accounts out there. No one really needs AOL anymore. When AOL was first around, the pure internet was scary for many so AOL put in place simple controls and hid much of went on behind. Long before even XP came around the internet and browsers became more friendly (as long as you had a good antivirus program) and easier to use, basically making AOL obsolete. Today, there is really no reason to use it any longer. Try it with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or others. Email accounts can be web based where you log in through your browser similar to the way you probably do today, or one that uses an email client like Outlook, Windows Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird to name a few where you open your email program and it downloads your emails for you and you keep them on your computer. Thunderbird has options for independent multiple email accounts as well as multiple accounts that feed into a single inbox.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I have Windows XP Pro SP1

When I try to switch users the computer automatically restarts.

There are 4 users on the computer and it is not part of a LAN, or any other network.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Problem with switching users

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Hey, i'm trying to uninstall a program, and windows is telling me that another user is logged on, and that it won't uninstall properly if they're logged in, anyway can i log that user out without having their password, so I can uninstall this program?

Answer:Switching Users Without A Password

You should be able to log them off by using Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del), switching to the Users tab, highlighting the user that you want to log off and then select Log Off from the buttons at the bottom of the screen.

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I have Windows XP and have gotten stuck while switching users.  There are 4 of us who have our own logons and when one of is logged on and another one wants switch to their loggon window, it gets stuck. The only way I've handled this is to just log off when I'm done and the next person can log on "cleanly".  Any ideas as to what is causing it to get stuck?  This just started about 3 days ago.Appreciate any input.Thanks.

Answer:Stuck while switching users

There are various things that can cause it to stick, this including:Some sort of corruptionAntivirus programCertain network adapter driver typesWhether or not you are using Domain or Workgroup, or just your local group. What antivirus protection do you have?Did you try updating your network drivers? (WiFi devices, Ethernet devices, Network controllers, Windows Update)Are you connected to a network?Have you tried disabling Switch Users, and then restarting, and enabling it?

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Here's my situation: when switching from one user to another, the monitor goes black, then large letters come on that say PC Self Diagnosis Y or N? It then goes completely black causing us to reboot. Also, the light on the monitor blinks on and off. It does not seem to be a hardware problem. Can anyone offer any advice?

Answer:Switching Users Problem

What happens if you click "Y"?Does it try to sell you a program to correct the problem? (open your browser and take you to a webpage)If so, it is malware, and you should install, update and run Adaware, Spybot Search and Destroy and the Microsoft Anti-malware beta to try to get rid of malware infestations that may be present in your computer.AdAware SE (get the freeware version although they will keep attempting to sell you an upgrade):http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/Spybot S&D (freeware): http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.htmlMicrosoft Antispyware Beta (freeware): http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

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XP home SP2 all up to date with windows updatespybotSurer AntispywareAVG freespyware blasterHi Guys.I have recently introduced 4 new user profiles to my PC, it will usually log into the first user with out a problem but if I try to switch users or log out and back in as someone else Explorer doesnt seem to finish loading.It just seems to freeze with no icons in the task bar.If I bring up task Manager it says 33 running process but only 4 are visable Explorer.exe is included in the 4 but it will not end task and if I try to run Explorer.exe again nothing happens.So I try to log off through Task manager and I just get a black screen and have to do a hard shutdown.I have run all my maleware programssfc /scannowand chkdskCan you think of anything else i can tryBTW I am just recovering from a backdoor Trojan, all clean now thanks to Buddy in the antivirus forum.would there be temp files or services running that shouldnt be left behind by the trojan ?Thanks for any advice

Answer:Problem Switching Users

OK dont worry Guys, I know it was a strange problem, maybe my PC just isnt powerfull enough to handle more than 1 user, so I have now deleted the other log in names, it was just too much of a headache.
Now I am just left with my name there.
Now, how do I get into my account without having to click on my name (hope yopu know what I mean)
I just want the pc to boot to my desktop like it used to without me clicking on my name.
Thanks.

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Not able to switch users, just created a new user with limited access and when trying to switch users I get this.

"Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Check that you are connected to the network, or that your network is functioning correctly. If this problem persists, contact your network administrator.
DETAIL - The system cannot find the file specified."

I am not on a network, I connect to the Internet via cable.
I tried loading a fix for this called, "UPHClean-Setup". Supposed to free resources or something like that. Didn't work. I havn't had any users on this machine before. I am the administer and alway boot to this.
Running WinXP Pro, with VirusScan Professional Edition ver: 7.03.6000.
 

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System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Computer:
AMD Althlon 64 Processor
3000+
2.01 GHz, 1.00 Gb of RAM

Ok, here is my problem. My computer has 5 accounts and I have Windows Xp. I don't have any passwords on the accounts. When I first log in I dont' have a password, but when I switch users it asks for a password. I only does that if I switch users. Any ideas?
 

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Occasionally, at least once a day, when switching users in XP, either by Fast User Switching, or actually logging out, when trying to sign in as another user, the screen will come up saying that there is no video source, and the computer needs to be rebooted to get the video feed back.
This only started happening after installing the ATI video drivers for X700 (the latest ones that were released on Dec. 20h.) and this was a fresh install of video drivers after a new computer build.
One thing I thought might be wrong is that the motherboard has an onboard video card, and I also put in a PCI-e ATI X700 that is being used as the primary video source.
I have tried a few things but to no avail. Anybody have a similar experience, or suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
Andy

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Motherboard Asus P5GC 1945GC MATX
BIOS American Megatrends Inc. 0401
CPU Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20 GHz
Memory 2 GB PC-6400
Video Card DIAMOND HD2400PRO PCIE GDDR
Sound Card Creative SB Audigy
Ethernet D-Link DFG-538TX 10/100 adapter
Internal HD 1 Terabyte SATA
Removable HD 500 GIG IDE

Windows XP Pro SP2

With the exception of the removable 500 GIG hard drive, sound card and Ethernet card all the hardware is new.

The computer had been running slow. So, when I installed my new 1 tb drive, I reinstalled XP and all my software from scratch. Only data was restored from my system backup.

The title really says it all. I had been having problems with my USB mouse. To fix this I have uninstalled the mouse driver and let it reinstall itself at the next boot-up. So far so good. Time will tell whether this has actually worked. However, my previous problem with the computer freezing up while switching user still persists. The freeze usually happens while switching from a user account to the welcome screen.

the only other significant thing I can think of is what when I installed XP on my new HD. As soon as I went to open Internet Explorer, and before anything else was installed or restored, I received the customary message that explorer had encountered a problem and had to shut down!

So, I really don't know what to do next. Thanks for any ideas.
 

Answer:Computer freezes when switching between users

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I have a PC running WinXP SP2 that has 5 users (2 with admin rights and 3 with user rights). The computer runs fine when a single user is logged on. The problem is that when fast switching to another when someone is already logged in causes the second user desktop and mouse to freeze. The only work around is for the user with the frozen desktop to start the Task Manager and "end" the explorer.exe process that pertains to their account and to then restart it using the Task Manger run command. Then the second user can run computer with not other problems. The odd thing is that if I fast switch back to the 1st user logged into the system there is no problem with their Desktop or mouse. But if I log out this 1st user and sign them back in then the desktop and mouse freeze. This occurs user regardless of what combination or order I use for the users. Basically solo user equals system fine and fast switching to more users creates problems for the added users.

Here is what I have tried so far without fixing the problem (after each effort I would try to Fast Switch user).
1. Verified WinXP fast switching is "turned on". Have turned it off and turned it back on.
2. I have reviewed the Event log for errors. There are no entires current that pertain the problem.
3. I have Norton Antivirus on the PC. No errors found. Have run the PC in standard and in safe mode to run an entire system virus scan.
4. Have run Spysweeper as well in standard mode and safe mode... noth... Read more

Answer:Switching Users explorer.exe freezes

Have you tried creating a new user and see what happens to the new user
Also do the users have profiles for different screen resolutions etc?
 

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Anyone else had Vista (Home Premium) falling over when switching between users? Three in the family have accounts or profiles on the same PC - sometimes it takes for ages to switch - other times it is fine - other times it crashes. Windows tries to find an online solution each time it crashes but comes up with no answer. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks

Answer:Vista crashing when switching between users

What is the specifications of the computer in question?

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Hi there.
I am encountering a problem on my home computer for which there are three users. When you switch from one user to the other using "Switch User" instead of "Log Off" it's fine the first time around. However, when you switch back to the original user in the same way, my monitor displays an error message, telling me: "Digital out of Range" and gives me some other numbers.
Any ideas?

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When I want to switch over to other user the computer tells me that it is locked and need password? Get error message 97fd25d54e With my wifes name and if i do it on my side get same message, How did this happen as we use no passwords to switch sides?
Steve

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Hey all,
This is a new one for me, I hope someone can help. If I have any number of IE windows open, then switch users to my wifes side, leaving IE windows open on my side. When I come back to my side, whether I opened IE on her side or not, all of my toolbars are gone, Google, address, standard buttons, everything. It's just a big blank at the top of the page. When I open a new instance of IE their back. But why did they disappear on my open IE's. This is peculiar behavior I have never seen before, I have no idea where to start trying to fix it.
Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Switching users loses toolbars in IE

Im not too sure what you mean by switching "sides" to another user? Could be that her profile does not have the same toolbar installs you do and somehow screws yours up. But please elaborate on what exactly you are switching sides with.
 

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After upgrading from Win 7 64 to Win 10 64, whenever a different user logs into the computer the desktop gets screwed up for the original user. Both accounts are admin accounts; one has a password, the does not.

Has anyone else seen this and does anyone know how to fix it?

Thx

Answer:User desktop and switching users

Hello Mgculver. and welcome to Ten Forums.

Please provide more details about what on the desktop gets messed up for the original user?

If able, please provide screenshots.

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Hello all
Recently my desktop, a Gateway FX6710 with a Radeon HD 4800 Graphics card (card is fairly new, about a year)  has an issue of the screen going black for several seconds when switching Users. My graphics drivers ARE up to date. I am running Win 7 64 bit. This has just started happening recently (about a week I guess)
If someone can give me some trouble shooting steps I would much appreciate it
I have 8 gigs of ram installed
 
Thanks in advance!
 
Tom

Answer:Black screen when switching users

Try running System File Checker ( sfc /scannow ) it will try to replace any missing or corrupt files. Open an elevated command prompt Run as Administrator copy and paste the above in the command prompt windoe and hit enter and allow it to run.
 
 
 
 
Regards....................

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Every time I switch users to another person on my computer the volume completely messes up and will either go all the way up or.. all the way down. this is a big nusciance as the point of switching users is to have the different options from another person or sumthin along those lines. if there is any fix for it i would appreciate it very much. tahnks again
 

Answer:question about switching users in WinXP

Hey, not long atfer I first got me winXP comp, me and my dad were switching users all the time, and it was causing all sorts of stuff 2 go wrong - so we just stopped.

I think mircosoft has released patches 2 resolve some of those bugz, go to windows update and download thr critical updates.
 

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Hi, every time someone uses their account on my vista for a long time(several hours), when i switch users to go into my account, the computer slows down. It takes about 30 seconds to switch users, and 10-15 seconds to login, while if nobody has been using the pc it takes about 5.(by "not using" i meant it just stayed on the pick user screen) This happens mostly when a user leaves the computer without getting out of their account, and after some time the computer locks the user account automatically, and after that it's slow for me. The slowness comntinues for some time, like 2-3 minutes, but can be so slow that it takes 20 secs to start IE. I have scanned for viruses, defragged, and used disk cleanup. Any tips to make it faster? Thanks.

Answer:Vista slow after switching users

OK first off if someone leaves an account they should log out of it, not lock it as that means all there processes are still running.It's always worth a restart if someone has been using the computer for 'hours' so you can clear the cache before starting a new session. Remember a lot of your programmes are shared hence they get slower the more info you give them.I would say 'personally' restart after every 'user' change.I may be wrong..

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Hey guys, my brother is borrowing my laptop for a trip up north tommorow morning so quick help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Alright, so i only got this laptop about a month ago and have been the sole user so i haven't run into this before. I tried to make a new profile for my brother to use, but for some strange reason whenever I log out it goes to the login screen and has the two boxes, one for username, one for password. Now the problem is that right above that is says the the computer is locked and can only be unlocked by the administrator (me). So i cannot sign into any other profile but my own. I tried to change the options so it would go to the other login screen where the user are listed on the screen and you only have to type the password but that doesn't work either. It does not even get to that screen, it just goes to the same login screen and says it is locked.

If anybody can tell me how to unlock my laptop it would be greatly appreciated and i thank you in advance for any help you can give!
 

Answer:Switching users, locking xp problem

I had this problem and fixed it. unhelpful as I cant remember how but dont panic there is a solution. can you create a password for the other user through your account?
 

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Does anyone know of a hack for this? It's not new to Win8 and is by design, according to the definition of the error # left in the applog (see below). This seems like the sort of thing that there would be a workaround for, but I haven't found it yet if so. It's a definite annoyance.






Error 831 (ERROR_FAST_USER_SWITCH)

The connection was terminated because user switch happened.

There are multiple login sessions on the user's computer. The user switched from a login session with an active RAS connection to another session. This resulted in the termination of the connection. Switch back to the original session and make the RAS connection again.

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