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Why does my login screen default to Other USER account when booting?

Question: Why does my login screen default to Other USER account when booting?

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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Hello,

There are three user accounts on my friends computer.

Question:

What if He wanted to stay logged in continuously for hours on end just to his profile without the log in screen reappearing after so many minutes (that shows everyones account like at bootup). I thought this could be achieved by disabling the --on resume, password protect-- feature.

Well, that didnt work.

I hoping to disable the time out feature, that unlogs accounts, and to just run the screen saver, so even if we're away from the computer for a few hours, we dont have to log back in.

Is this possible in XP Home?

Why is not important.... Im just wondering if its possible.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: user accounts, how to avoid the default login account page?

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

Answer:Only default user name is appearing in login screen

Hello Ngzek,

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

Sign in with User Name and Password in Windows 8

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

Thanks.

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

Hello @usgrcm , welcome to tenforums.com!

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

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

Thanks.

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I 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
R0 - HKLM\Software\Micro... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen after login to user account

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

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

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

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

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

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I have 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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Hi 7forum!

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

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

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

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I 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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A PC has Windows 10 (version 1703, build 15063.726) installed on it. A person named Robert has a user account on it, named Robert. A person named Jennifer has a user account on it, named Jennifer. The user accounts Robert and Jennifer are "Standard" type accounts. There is a third user account, named Adm, and it's type is "Administrator".

The PC specs are: laptop, brand Asus, model X550CA, cpu Intel Celeron 1007U 1.50GHz, 8 GB RAM DDR3, 500 GB HDD 5200 RPM, 120 GB SSD.

Windows 10 default behavior, case 1 - the Robert and Jennifer user accounts are both password protected
Jennifer turns PC on.At the sign-in screen, the password field for the account Robert is shown.At the sign-in screen, Jennifer clicks on the account Jennifer in the lower left part of the sign-in screen, then types her password and presses Enter.Jennifer clicks on the "Start" button on the taskbar, clicks on the "Power" button, then clicks "Shut down".Robert turns PC on.At the sign-in screen, the password field for the account Jennifer is shown.Robert clicks on the account Robert in the lower left part of the sign-in screen, then types his password and presses Enter.

Windows 10 default behavior, case 2 - the Robert user account is password protected, the Jennifer user account is not password protected
Jennifer turns PC on.At the sign-in screen, the password field for the account Robert is shown.At the sign-in screen, Jennifer clicks on the account Jenn... Read more

Answer:force default user account to always be selected on sign-in screen

Originally Posted by Explorer9


Question 1

Is it possible for Robert to change Windows 10's default behavior, to the behavior described below?

Robert or Jennifer turns on the PC.At the sign-in screen, the password field for the Robert user account is shown, even if Jennifer was the last person to sign-in and then click on "Shut down" from the "Start" menu.

Question 2

If the answer to question 1 is yes, then what settings does Robert have to make, in order to get the behavior described at question 1?




Yes, or at least a close approximation. Set Robert to log in automatically, but do not give Robert's password when setting it up.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

It will say 'the name or password is incorrect' with an 'OK' button. Click OK and you go to the sign in screen with Robert's name and the password box.

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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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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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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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Hi

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

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

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

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

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

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.

Help?

Answer:Delete local user account or change default account on start up

Press WIN + R keys to open the Run. Type netplwiz and hit Enter. From there you can select your account and click Delete.

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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, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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I went out to eat something into the kitchen for abotu 15 minutes and I come back to see my computer on a non responsive black blank screen, I pop in my windows CD and for some reason it just decides to finish up an install.

Then windows (XP) and my user account is missing, it just loaded up a default admin account with my user name. But still the hard drive shows up as having all my info... Help anyone?
Thanks...

I just ran lavasoft and AVG this morning as well.

Answer:My User account is missing...Loads up a default admin account.. Help

My info is still on my HD in drive C/programs.. But I can't access it

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64x and apparently the default user account (Owner) that I use is not working correctly. Unless I have UAC set to Never Notify, I cannot open Control Panel or UAC again. When I try, I get the error message listed below. I have created a second user account as Administrator and it works correctly.

I would like to know if there is any way to fix this problem short of a clean install of Windows. If not, is it possible to move all of my settings to the user account that works correctly and delete the one that does not.

Thanks

Answer:Default User Account (Administrator) acts like Standard Account

Hello,

Right click Computer and click manage. On the left hand side there will be local users and groups. Go to the Administrators group and just confirm that the Owner account is in there?
Dave

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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 always been running admin and even until now I run as admin. But, I have been doing a little bit of research and realize that using a standard account is a safer practice. I have never even used a standard account. Is using a standard account a better practice? Also, how does doing average task such as installing programs and updating work through the standard user account?

Answer:Using default admin account vs standard user account

Its safer to always run programs with lower privileges, and run as administrator when needed. Personally, I like my UAC set to the max. Basically, it stops programs from messing with your PC without permission.

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Hello. I'm looking for some registry tweak or similar that will always switch to a specific user account on boot, although not login automatically. I have two accounts, but I want Windows 8.1 to show the login screen for 1 particular account without having to switch to it from the previously used account. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Default login account

Hi welcome to Tech Support Guy
Personally I would just click the back arrow on the log-in screen - the reason I say that is that I have come to the conclusion that Windows 8 most certainly does not like having the way it is set to behave - changed by other than those methods already provided by Microsoft.


I do not know of a tweak to always show ONLY the log-in screen for ONE particular user - but here is the way to stop it always returning to the last user
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/14632-sign-show-all-users-last-user-windows-8-a.html
However all it does of course is show the users without having to click the back arrow - IMHO not worthwhile
If you are going to proceed I would ensure you have a restore point
 

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I started off using a local account called "Default" with no password. I have since switched over to logging in with my Live account. Whenever I reboot or the screen locks it defaults me back to the local account. Now all I have to do is click the back arrow and select my Live ID but there has to be a way to default it to it.

Thanks,
Scott

Answer:Change default login account

Hello Scott,

Usually, it will show the user account that had just last signed out, restarted, shut down, locked, etc.... the computer by default at the sign in screen.

Was the Live Account the only one signed in, and the one that did the above?

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Forgive all the 'newbie' questions.

Is there a way to set a certain account to be the default account when booting up?

I'd like MY account to be the one that is waiting to be logged in when the system starts.

Is this possible? If so, How?

Answer:Setting default login account...

Not sure about setting your account as the default, but you can set your account to automatically login:
Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

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Forgive all the 'newbie' questions.

Is there a way to set a certain account to be the default account when booting up?

I'd like MY account to be the one that is waiting to be logged in when the system starts.

Is this possible? If so, How?

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Question: Default User login

Thanks if you can help in advance..I am running Win2kpro, which reg_key is it to set up local user logins, i.e I can disable remembering last user login, but which key is it to setup the system to remember a default username? If that is not very clear, what I am trying to say is, at the login box how can I add a default user name..Thanks,Ian

Answer:Default User login

you wish to change your username displayed when the logon screen appears yeah?are you the administrator? if you are click here and back up anything you wish to keep.click start/control panel/user accounts and create a new user account(make it an administrator account with a name of your choosing)delete your old account.

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I manage the Networks for several companies remotely and not all users are computer friendly enough to know both their username and password, only their Password. So, when doing maintenance and I log on to a PC as an administrator or other user I will often
get a call the next day that their "password is not working" because it is using the last logged on user, which this time is me.

Is it possible in any way to set either a default domain user, or set it to a most often logged on model instead of the current last user or the alternative of prompting for user name every time?

ijerry

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When I first turn the PC on it attempts to login through what must be the default account held by Windows 10. That fails because the password doesn't match. So I'm at the login, I've forgotten the password. At the login screen there is a second user icon for which I do know the password. So I can login manually. This is OK but I want to login automatically.I figure I can delete the faulty login (if I knew the password) or make the second user icon the default profile or account. I'm not sure if this is a feature of my version of Windows 10 or not, but I haven't found anywhere within my system that enables me to reset my password. This has been frustrating. I've tried netplwiz but haven't had access to anything to make a change. I followed the TenForums Tutorial to guide me through the registry, where I looked at the ProfileList and although there were several profiles with S-1-5 type numbers there was only one profile which had a GUID long number. Apparently this means it is an active profile. I don't have enough confidence in this area to do anything with it. So, I'm hoping I can get some assistance to resolve this situation and hopefully be able to turn on the PC and have it login automatically and finish at the desktop.

Answer:How do I change the profile or account of the default login

It sounds like you don't have access to an account with administrator privileges. Open a command prompt or powershell (Press Win + X to get the list where you will find Command Prompt or Powershell) and run:
net localgroup administrators

What accounts are listed under Administrators? Is one of those accounts one that you can log into?

For example, the accounts on my computer that are administrators are Administrator (which is disabled by default in Windows 10) and John:


Code:
C:\Users\John>net localgroup administrators
Alias name administrators
Comment Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain

Members

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrator
John
The command completed successfully.

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I'm running Windows 7 Pro x64 with several users on one PC. All users are shown before login and I have to choose one. Is it possible to have a default user for login? Like if just one user is available and just the password has to be entered.

Thx!

Answer:Windows 7 Default Login User

Hello Aldjinn, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can set it to where there is only one log on option, but the user must enter their user name and password.

Logon with Username and Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I think it might be a virus or malware. I just downloaded some kind of patch to install windows themes. After I restarted my computer, it wouldn't let me login to either of my user accounts. Sometimes it will ask for a password and sometimes it wont but I don't use passwords. It wont even do anything when I click "Turn computer off". If I let it sit there it will keep restarting every few minutes. I can login to safe mode and change/delete passwords but it didn't help.

Answer:Can't login user account

To get Expert Help with malware removal:

I recommend that you read this article? ( Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First steps;

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

When carrying out The 5 Steps,

If you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.

However, it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to HiJackThis Log Help Forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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i couldnt login to one of my user account it displays

error msg

"The user profile Service service failed the logon

user profile cant be load on"

Answer:cannot login into user account

any one!!!

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Hi guys,
I have Windows 7 Professional and two days ago I turned my computer on and type password to my account and everything seems ok and I go out of my room for several minutes. When I came back Windows was still loading, without any error mesage, it looks good but it wont work. I tried several times to login but i can't, I even tried to login through Safe Mode- same story. The problem is that it is my admin account, I have standard user account which works but I can't use my PC properly by using standard user type of account because when I want to install something or change some system settings I have to type password of admin acc, then when I type it, my screen became dark and I can't do anything, just to turn off a computer by pluging out power cable...

Have you any idea what can cause this problem? I will appreciate your help.

Answer:I can't login to my user account! Help!

You know the password of administrator account? You know the password of your own made user account with admin rights?

What happens if you enter the wrong password?

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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hello Bleeping computer experts,
 
i would like to know if it is possible to delete a default user account in a windows 8 computer? i am having problems creating homegroup on 2 windows 8 computer under the default profiles, but was able to create homegroup using the new users i have created with admin rights. i would like now to delete those profiles and just stick with the new user profiles i have created. also i would like to know (cannot find it in google) if my files and apps and emails will be lost once i remove the default user profile? (please note that the new user account i have created are only local account, and i didnt add my email address when i created them, since i was actually troubleshooting at that time i didnt think it was necessary) please advise as well, on how to sync my new useraccounts to my microsoft email.
 
thanks so much!
your help is very much appreciated!
Bastian

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Hey peps,

Really need your help on this one!

I have no guest accounts on my computer but when I go to log on as me using my credentials (as an administrator) it logs into a 'Guest User Default Account' and I cannot access my main administrators account. I have a different default wallpaper ect.


Please help!

Best Wishes

Rob

Answer:Guest User Default Account

Hello and welcome Rob mate is this a recent thing or has it always been like this?

Some system specs would be real helpful too
System Info - See Your System Specs

Now two things you could do if you have not already are these


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

Have you also been to User accounts in the Control Panel and opened it and then clicked on Manage another account do that before the other scans see what there is there.

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Is there anyway to give a "User Account" the same rights as the "Default Administrator Account"?

Answer:Default Adminstrator and User Account

Try this & let me know how it goes. Remember you have to login to Windows 8 with Admin Account.

User Account Type - Change in Windows 8

1. Run ''COMPMGMT.MSC''
2. On Computer Management -> System Tools - > Local Users and Groups and left click Groups to select.
3. You'll see Administrator group, you can click Properties
4. Administrator Properties click the Add button
5. Select the USER box type in the name or accounts you want to add to Administrator Group and click Check Names

Click Ok to Save & Restart with the new user you just added to Admin

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Hey guys is there a way for a single PC with XP to set a default user setting so that every local accounts created will have the same setting s applied.

Answer:Default Settings for a User Account

Hi cryingvalor !

Microsoft support does help sometimes
How to create a custom default user profile

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Hello,

A few months ago I purchased a Toshiba Satellite Laptop that has Windows 7 installed. I blew through the set up process and I realize that I made a descision that I want to change.

My computer had a default setting for the user of OWNER-TOSH when I look at our network. How can I change that to a different name? I have cruised around the Control Panel and just can't find it.

Thanks for the help!

-Dave
 

Answer:Default User Account Name Change?

The best way is to MAKE and new account and then move all of your files to the new account. You will need to make all of you customization again.

AFTER you have moved everything and have been running the new account for a while (several days), then you can delete the account AND files from within Control panel.

Yes, there is a way to rename the account, BUT, the folder under "Users" will stay the same.
 

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When starting up my computer (WindowsXP), I get an error message telling me I'm not the user and I can't logon until I change the user. If I close out the error message and change the user to owner, I can log on.

The problem is, the user it wants to use to log on in the first place is "ASPNET." That user does not exist in anywhere on my machine. Not even in "user accounts," although, when I do a search on "ASPNET" I get about a dozen files.

My question is, what IS "ASPNET?" I need to get that off the logon screen and make "OWNER" the default logon.

Please help.

Thanks

Linda
 

Answer:Logon Default User Account

Anyone?????
 

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Hi all,
I am creating an image for my new model PC and looking to modify the default settings pulled once a new domain user logs onto the machine for the first time. I don't want to have the default profile on the network, but have it on the local machine. I have seen articles about modifying an exisiting profile on the PC (ei. Administrator) and then copying it to the "All users" profile, but haven't been able to get that to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Al

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Hi this might be the same as diddys post , but when i change users it also shows the original users desktop then goes back to the login screen dont have adaware, but here is the HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:58:20, on 27/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PccGuide.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://uk.red.clientapps.yahoo.c... Read more

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I am useing windows XP home edition
I use an admin. login and a restricted access login.
i am trying to set things up so that i am on the restricted access login mostly (for security reasons)
I allso use kazaa lite allot. i just installed it on this machine. it will only let me use this program under admin. and will not run it under restricted access login. is there anyway to get
kazaa lite to run under the restricted access login?

thanks allot
green newbie
 

Answer:kazaa - user account login

more info

kazaa lite starts up with file kpp.exe

when i try to start it under limited access account i get this error message K== v2.03v

Usage:
kpp.exe <filename>[comand_line]
<filename> =(reqired) name/path of file to load
[command line] =(optional) command line to pass to <filename>
(C) 2002-2003 random nut
 

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I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium...when I click (account is turned on) "User Account" , it says "loading your desktop" but then quickly logs off....it will not allow me to stay logged on...what is the problem and can you help me?

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

Answer:User account auto-login

Hello Ben,

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

Password - Create for User Account in Windows 8

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I was having trouble shutting down my laptop (programs freezing and such), so stupidly I held down the power button, even though it was accessing the hard drive sporadically. Anyway, I've since rebooted and now whenever I try to log into my user account, I get the message: "The system could not log you on. Make sure your User name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case." At first I thought I may have corrupted my user account files, but I get this message no matter which account I try to log on with (including the Administrator account). So anyway, I can't get into safe mode either because that also requires me to log on as somebody and thus gives the same error.

Does anyone know if I might have corrupted some file that can be strategically replaced, thus magically allowing me to log on again, or is the whole situation hopeless and I'll have to reformat?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

Answer:Login/User Account Troubles

You may want to check out this site on lost admin passwords:
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm
You can try the first option, if that won't work, try using one of the bootable floppies, I have tried this myself on Windows 2000 Pro and XP and the floppies always work. Good luck!
 

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My laptop user ID was Administator, when I created a new account with administrator rights to use as login, I loggged in on it & immediatly the old one dissappeared.Now I left withvertually no programmes or settings, its back to when it was new 3 years ago!How do I restore the old default login ?I have already tried Windows restore to no avail - Help?

Answer:XP Pro User Account Login problem

The old Administrator account may still be there, try booting up in safe mode to see if it is, if so log on and try a system restore from there or possibly even deleting the new ID.

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit some 5 months back and created following users account :-
User 1 admin
User 2 admin
Guest account standard (default)
Admin (default)

Till recently, none of the other accounts were ever used I was using Users 1 with admin privileges. I have noticed that none of the account including default Guest and Admin accounts work. Upon trying to log it returns with following error “The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.”

I deleted all the non functional account but default Admin account (which again doesn’t work). Created new account via CP with no success. Even newly created Guest Account (default) throws the same error.

I searched the forum for solution and found that I need to manually delete SID key. I don’t understand what I need to delete and attaching the screenshot for perusal.

To recap I currently have just 2 login; Default Admin and created cmc – admin
Help appreciated.

Answer:New User Account Login Issues

Hello cimage.


You have more than 1 account named administrator? I wouldn't even use it for one account, causes too many conflicts.


Have a look at the tutorial at the link below; it was written for Vista but the topic is relevant for Windows 7 also.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

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

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

Thanks

Answer:auto login to User account

Not sure you can do that...

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hi all,
please help me, I got a problem to enter windows XP SP2 prof., it shows empty desktop at startup and there is no user, no start menu.
when i press Ctrl,Alt,Del many time i got the task manger and there is no user in it.
please can i do to get back the user. i don't want to reinstall windows
 

Answer:no user account to login windowsXP

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Hey,

I am running Windows Media Center (2005) there is only one user account on the computer and no password.

Guest account is turned off etc.

But i still get asked to login when i turn the PC on. I want to press the power button and come back a few secconds later with everything loaded.

Why does this happen? and how can i fix it?

thanks,

KGB
 

Answer:Only one user account and i still get asked to login

Control Panel > User Accounts > User Accounts (again) > Change the way users log on or off > untick "Use the welcome screen"


 

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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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NOTE - I'm quite a noob - but can follow directions. Some of your tutorials are awesome!

Here's my situation. I have preinstalled Win 8 on new desktop, now upgraded to 8.1. When I first started setting it up and it required an account login, I didn't really realize that it was going to exist outside my computer. I used my full name and primary email account for it. Then, it set up a folder(s) under Users (using my name), in the file structure. When I copied over say "Documents" from my Win 7 machine, they now show in a path of: This PC / Windows / Users / (myname) / Documents. I will not be using "the cloud" for anything, and want to only have a local account with Admin Privileges and a local account for using 99% of the time. Hence a multi-part question:

1) If I make a change to my MS password, like setting it up with a non-identifying username/password with a Hotmail email (which I never use), how will it affect my docs/pics/music/etc that is under Users / myname? If I change the MS login to a LOCAL login, what effect would it have instead?

2) Is there a way to get (myname) out of the file structure and rename it something neutral, or will that bring chaos?

3) And, as long as I'm asking things...I created the new Admin-Account and Daily-Account, but it seems like neither of them can access anything. They just get "permission denied" - even on the Admin one. I set up a Hotmail account for them both, so they have MS logins as w... Read more

Answer:Want to eliminate MS login and change default user folder

Give these a try:

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

Please understand that I did not try to unravel everything in your post, or try to answer every question, because it was just too much (for me personally) to try and answer all of your questions; however, the above should get you started nicely. Good luck.

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I bought an HP Pavilion floor demonstration computer from a general retailer. The salesman assured me that all previous user accounts and information had been removed and the computer restored to its factory configuration before I took delivery. However, when I boot it up from a cold (power off) start, I get an error saying that the password entered for user Kiosk is invalid. Kiosk is apparently the name of the default start up user account. My workaround is simply to switch users to the administrator account. The Kiosk account does not appear in the list of user accounts in the 'add or remove user accounts' tab in the control panel. The Kiosk file folder in the Users folder is empty. How can I change the default start up user account? The store did not create a password reset disk.

Answer:Change start up default user account

Will it log in now using the Admin account? Is this the hidden Admin account?

If you don't want to run under the hidden Admin account, can you use it to create a new User account with Admin privileges?

With the huge load of bloatware that throttles Win7 on HP's I would consider Clean Reinstalling Windows 7 Factory OEM.

Another option is to run full Factory Recovery to get a fresh start with your personal owner's User Account which often can never be fully deleted due to security precautions: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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Hi everyone!


I really changed the default location of all my Existing, newly,public user account's profile folder to another new location.
However, there is a default user account's profile folder is still in the default location '%SystemDrive%\Users\Default'




*This user account is for what?



Besides, the most strange is that the modified date of this folder as the screenshot below shows is very old, although I have installed the windows very recently in 5/01/2013.



Also, all the files and folders inside main folder 'default' are dated as '17/03/2009' as the screenshot below. However, the one highlighted is dated recently.



Even my laptop wasn't purchased at this date '17/03/2009'; however it was purchased in about 2011.

Finally, is it recommend to change the default location of this user account to another locations then I delete this and all its content?

Answer:What is the default user account's profile folder for?

This is a last resort user profile if any other profile will fail to load.
Do not worry about it. Moreover, it is better not to touch it.

In case of any hardware or software failures with your newly, public user account profiles that Default profile will help you at least to login into your computer. The date is off because it was copied from the one when that particular version of Windows was created.

Recommendation: keep it and DO NOT change it's location.

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I just reformatted my pc and reinstalled a new OS. Anyways in my old OS I had somehow managed to active admin account/rights. I remember doing this because I was installing a theme and had to mess around with .dll files in windows folders.

Anyways the reason I want to get the admin account back is to do the same thing and also I dislike having to click on show processors from all users in task manager..

My question is how to active the admin account which lets me do all of this.. And then get rid of the default user account so I don't need have to select between admin and user when I turn on my computer all the time..

Hope my question was clear.

Answer:Creating a Admin account and getting my default user.

Hello Ringo,

If you like, the tutorial below will help show you how to enable the built-in elevated "Administrator" account that you can use when you need full rights and access to the PC.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

The tutorial below is for an elevated Task Manager shortcut that'll open Task Manager with "Show processes from all users" already clicked on.

Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut

Next, you can use the tutorial below to set Windows to automatically log on to a user account of your choice at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

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

Comp Cmndo said:

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

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



Do you have this setting on?

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

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

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Somehow I have forgotten my password for my user account. Honestly I don't remember ever making one but nowadays I tend to forget plenty. For those wondering how I could have forgotten the password I haven't used my computer in almost 6 months.

I've tried everything I can think of. I've tried every password I've ever used and to no avail.

Then I used ctrl alt del to go into the other login screen and to login as administrator but that didn't work either. I tried "administrator" with no password, then "administrator" with "admin" as password, then "administrator" with passwords I frequently use. Nothing. Computer says check user name/domain/password.

Iam wondering: when I go into this login screen the "user name" window is already filled in with "photekxl," a handle that I frequently use (as you see here). If the window is already filled in does that mean I definitely have an account with that name, even though I don't remember the password?

Also tried "guest" with no pass and it says my guest account has been removed and to "contact the system administrator." Funny.

Please tell me there is a way to get into my files as a guest or something without having to login somewhere? Boot from a CD? Hack into it somehow? I have lots of school and work related files that I simply can't lose so reinstalling is not an option unless it's the only one. PLEASE HELP!!! Appreciate the responses.

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Answer:XP user account login: forgot password!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

i have o idea, but if you get another hdd and set your old one as your secondry and the new one as the primary and install windows toone the new hdd u should be able to access our old hdd and recover the files.

ill try of think of another way

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Hi all
Mods feel free to move to appropriate sub.

I am having a issue with a network drive and Win10
ASUS AC 3100 router with a usb connected Western digital My Passport portable 1 tb drive.
The issue is when I attempt to access, I'm told to login to a live account. I forgot the password so I went thru the recovery procedure and Live said there was a problem with the account and delete the account and re-establish. I figured once the account was gone no problem, except the PC still wants a live password for that particular account.
1- What do I do now?
2- login for the PC is a pin, can I use the same pin to access the drive?
3-if so how?
4. Should i re-establish the Live account

Thanks

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

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

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows user account is not auto login

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My daugher has a HP Mini and recently encounterd problems with login on her user account. I need to reset password I guess but do not now how to as it asks me for a usb memory stick. Can anyone give me tips on what I need to do to get it to work? Thanks in advance











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Answer:Can't login to windows - how do I reset user account?

The Above steps should take care of the issue.. however if you face any problem... please feel free to post here or PM me.... i'm off for the day.. Have a great time ahead... cyaa

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Just as a followup, the problem seems to have been fixed by changing the user profile type to "local". Now, if I can just figure out why it was being changed in the first place...
Recently, I added Windows 2000 Pro to my system. I've been using it pretty exclusively, but I've run into a problem.

The problem started a couple of weeks ago, for no discernable reason (I'm sure there's one, I just don't remember it!): My user account started hanging on login. I could log on to it fine, though, if I logged into the Administrator account first after a reboot, then logged into the user account.

That is no longer true. Now the user account hangs every time. I know that the problem is with one of the programs that autostart on login. Problem is, in Win2kPro, I don't know how to turn off programs for that user account only!

I want to turn off all auto-starting programs, and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, I'll turn them on one by one, logging in and out for each, until I find the problem program...

I suspect the problem is with Norton's Systemworks 2002 suite, but I don't know where. I'm reluctant to just uninstall it from Admin, because I've already received Bugbear once this week, and don't want to leave myself open for possible further attacks.

Appreciate any application of Clue that you can provide. I'm pretty savvy with Win98SE, but am still in the learning curve with Win2000.
 

Answer:Win2000Pro: User account login hang

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I got my son a Dell 2 in 1 laptop and set myself up as Administrator and set up an account for him.
It worked fine for a few days. But now he can't login to his account.
The password is correct, but it gives the error
"Windows can not connect to the Group Policy client Service."

I am able to login to the Administrator account. I know the laptop is still able to reach the internet. So, I don't know what the problem is here. The error gives no info on how to resolve it.

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Answer:Windows 10 User account login issue...

RWard said:

I got my son a Dell 2 in 1 laptop and set myself up as Administrator and set up an account for him.
It worked fine for a few days. But now he can't login to his account.
The password is correct, but it gives the error
"Windows can not connect to the Group Policy client Service."

I am able to login to the Administrator account. I know the laptop is still able to reach the internet. So, I don't know what the problem is here. The error gives no info on how to resolve it.

Any insights would be appreciated.

Thank you,



Hi,

i just had had this same issue occur, I solved it by doing the following:

1) in the search bar bottom left type - command - left click the found "command prompt" and select run as administrator
2) in the command window type - sfc /scannow - then hit return
3) this may take some time to run but it does report its progress
4) once finished reboot

you should now be able to log back in as non admin.

details are here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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Hi all
Mods feel free to move to appropriate sub.

I am having a issue with a network drive and Win10
ASUS AC 3100 router with a usb connected Western digital My Passport portable 1 tb drive.
The issue is when I attempt to access, I'm told to login to a live account. I forgot the password so I went thru the recovery procedure and Live said there was a problem with the account and delete the account and re-establish. I figured once the account was gone no problem, except the PC still wants a live password for that particular account.
1- What do I do now?
2- login for the PC is a pin, can I use the same pin to access the drive?
3-if so how?
4. Should i re-establish the Live account

Thanks

Answer:win 10 user login for network drive- no account

Create a new local account and inherit the permissions of the user folder for the previous one.

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Hiwhen logging in to my xp account i have to wait at least 2 minutes, the welcome scrren just shows "loading user settings".I looked at my user profile in the system settings and noticed that my user profile for my account was 0.98GB. why is this so big and would this be effecting the log in speed? If so, how can i reduce this to a more acceptable level.

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Hi,

I created a secondary user account on my PC. When I try to login, it will look like it's logging in, but it just logs back out, returning to the main screen to choose an account to login to.

If I'm logged into my main account, and I switch users and try to login to the newly created secondary account, it logs me out of my main account, and doesn't login to the secondary account, and once again, returns to the main screen to choose an account to login to.

This also happens with the guest account.

In addition, it does not give me the generic error: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

How can I fix this?

Answer:Created user account, unable to login

Hello Dutch,

If you create a new user account of the same type, will it allow you to fully log on to it?

If so, then you might consider using it instead and copy over anything you want from the old account to the new one.

Hope this may help some.

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This is really getting on my nerves, if someone could help, please do.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:22:45 PM, on 27/10/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: flashget urlcatch - {2F364306-AA45-47B5-9F9D-39A8B94E7EF7} - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jccatch.dllO2 - BHO: Canon Easy Web Print Helper - {68F9551E-0411-48E4-9AAF-4BC42A6A46BE} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\EWPBrowseLoader.dllO2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\GRA8E... Read more

Answer:As Soon As I Login To User Account, Immediatly Logged Out!

Hi klak1212, Our apologies for the delay. If you still require help, please post a new fresh log so I can see if anything has changed.If you have not done so already, please do the initial cleanup steps in the following instructions before posting your new log: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThen instead of just posting an HijackThis log, please only do the following that will include one:Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts. If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimizedCopy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt and the extra.txt in your next reply. If you have any problems with the logs, both can be found in C:\Deckard\System Scanner.

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One of my logins under user accounts is not showing so I cant login. How do I recover it?I have tried using another login with administrator rights but still cannot see it, however if I try and recreate it the computer tells me it exits?Help??

Answer:XP Pro User Account missing icon login

system restore?

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Hi.

I recently changed the settings on my computer's administrator account to deny access to third party cookies (can't remember how I did it or how to change back), I don't know if that effects the limited account, but now I can only login to email accounts with the administrator account. In the limited user account Gmail and Yahoo wont even load the login page. Hotmail will load the login page but when I enter my password it says their is no connection. Other logins, like here, seem to work.

I have XP sp3, IE8.

Is there any way that I can fix this so that I can login to email accounts using my limited user account?

Thanks.

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There are 2 administrator accounts on this computer. Windows 8.1 is the OS. Desktop PC. One I have not had problems with temporary profile. The other account got a you are logged into a temporary profile. The background is black after I log in. Does this account need to be deleted and make a new account? How do I fix this?
I found this http://www.sysprobs.com/fixed-temporary-profile-windows... and did scan drive for problems. No errors were found.
I also did a sfc/scannow and I attached the results. I don't know what the results mean or how to access any of that information if I need to do so.
I wanted to know from you what are the next steps if any I need to do so that the temporary profile issue does not happen in the future.

What if anything can I do to prevent computer files getting corrupted?

Thanks for your time and help.
 

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