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can't login to an account, brings back to the login screen

Question: can't login to an account, brings back to the login screen

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

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

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

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

Same thing happened to me since the update yesterday.

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

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Referring to post at:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...come-page.html

titled "Need HELP for Windows XP failure to run Explorer.exe after Welcome Page".

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del. If it brings up Task Manager, create a new task and run %windir%\explorer.exe. If this brings up the desktop, then according to the posted HijackThis log, this is my speculation (assuming your system is clean of malware):

Too many startup processes. Any undue change to any of them can cause problem during startup. If you could remember the very last time you had accessed the internet before this problem cropped up, did your hard disk light blinked a lot? Some programs were actively reading or writing to your machine. It could be Windows update or ZoneAlarm or others. Undo Windows update, uninstall ZoneAlarm, unintall IME, uninstall Java, etc. Try to minimize or simplify you startup process. Get replacement, another version of Java or from the other vendor, another firewall, another IME, etc.

Sorry for the delay. When I solved my similar problem, the thread is closed. So I post here in case anyone care to read. I uninstall ZoneAlarm, zap clean the registry with Registry Easy 4.7, replace it with Comodo Internet Security Free 3.5.54375.427. My XP sp2 is back to normal and desktop shows up after logon as normal.

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hi I am new here ....thanks for your help in advance
Running OS 8.1 and i would like to stop having to use Microsoft account login (only inadvertently changed last couple of days looking for an offline app) i want to change back to local account ....the only demo i could find on-line is for windows 8 not 8.1, it's a bit different. Hoping some one can help.. Thank you

Answer:How do i go back to using a local account not MS login

Hello Sony, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to switch back to a local account.

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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I'm not going to go off on a long tirade about how much I hate Windows 8. I just need to be able to use my regular/old account.

So, anyway, this past weekend I setup a couple account to use SQL Server to run SSIS projects. I created a new User profile. Great. It works. Great. Now, I'm locked out of my normal/regular/old account.

It keeps asking me for a password, but there is none. I want o delete the new account that I created and go back to my original/old/working account. Please help!! I need to access my computer now. I don't even know where I am right now. Some kind of new account profile...I guess...

Thanks,
Ryan---

Answer:Please help me get my account/login/credentials back!!!

Ha! After rebooting Windows 8 about 10-12 times, it just magically works. Nice one!! There is NO PASSWORD WHATSOEVER ON THIS ACCOUNT. It kept prompting me for a password. I told it 10+ times there is NO PASSWORD WHATSOEVER. Joust like magic, it worked.

Gotta love it.

I work as an asset manager. I rely on randomness in the capital markets to generate returns. That's fine. I can control the stock market. It's normal. What I don't want is randomness on my computer. If I enter 1+1, I'd like to see a 2 as a result. I don't really want to see 375 as a result. Nevertheless, that's what I get from Windows 8. Gotta love the randomness of Windows 8!!!!! Maybe tomorrow the sky will be blue, or maybe it will be pink like an elephant. I guess anything is possible in Windows-8-world!!!

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Hello,

Problem: since today I'm no longer able to login into Windows 8.1 on any acccount : as soon as I click (or hit Enter) on one of the two account avatars (one is administrator, the other is standard), the screen very shortly blacks out then immediately returns to the login page displaying the avatar icons (the disk activity led shows doesn't flicker during that process).
In other words, I'm stuck looping on the login screen, no account gets selected and I'm not proposed to type in the password ! How can I get out of this loop ?

The icons at the bottom of the login screen are however functional (easy access, change language/keyboard, shutdown/restart)
The PC is a dual boot system and I can boot on the Windows 7 partition and physically access the Windows 8.1 partition if some file has to be edited, some flag triggered or its registry tweaked...

Thanks for your suggestions !

PS: There is a context to this situation. My PC is suffering since a couple of days from massive atapi errors (several thousands events per hour now). Before throwing the PC away, I'd at least try to re-install supposedly corrupt Intel CH7 Familly Chipset drivers to correct this, namely via Intel's Driver Update Utility which wasn't very helpful so far. The last thing I was doing was running an SFC /SCANNOW which identified several files that could not be restored (due to corrupt source file, which I tried to restore with a DMSI command). After reboot, I got the login loop screen... looks like ... Read more

Answer:Can't login AT ALL anymore in any account (loops back)

Did you ever find a solution to the looping login? I now have the exact problem after a Windows 7 update as do other posters. Cannot get into the systems.

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

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

Did you install the fall update?

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Hi. I see that a couple of people are having a similar issue with Facebook. My problem is with Dogphoria. I can't log-in for the past week from home--my laptop at Starbucks and my work computer have no problem logging in. I did everything Shaldares suggested for beckybrooke: clear history, cookies, cache, ssl states, unplug modem/restart computer and finally tried to get my ISP to help.

Here is where I am stuck: The "help" guy at my ISP told me to:
1. Go to the [Start] button located in the task bar.
2. Click on [Run], in the blank space type "cmd", hit enter.
3. A "DOS" screen appears.
4. Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit enter.

However, when I do this, I do not get a blank dos screen, only one that says
Micrsoft Windows XP...
Copyright...
c:\documents and settings...

and the guy at the ISP got a little rude and told me I am not following directions. Am I doing something wrong? Should I do something else?

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Login issue: redirects back to blank login page

Now I am having the same issue with my Craigslist account. It just redirects me back to a new/blank login screen.

ANY ideas?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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actually my hard disk crashed & when i installed a new hard drive, i installed windows 8.1 (i earlier had windows 8) so can i get all my progress back if i sign in with my microsoft account

Answer:Can I get Asphalt 8 game progress back if you login with your Microsoft account on the LAPTOP?

You can retrieve ownership of all Apps with your Microsoft Account...
Game progress is up to the dev (if they have tied it into cloud backup) and you (if you have done a cloud backup).

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Hi all, Weird problem.  Boot up, stop at login, enter credentials, goes to the desktop.  May boot up fine. OR after a few seconds, the desktop shrinks to 3/4 size, then goes BACK to login.  Relogin, goes to desktop, might be OK or might continue this endless loop. Happening about 2 weeks now.  Recently installed bitdefender but I can't remember if the problem preceeded that or just coincidental. When it loops several times, I have to hard power down.  Start all over and it's still a crap shoot. Windoows 8.1, flex2, I-7.... Thanks for your help! Russ













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Answer:Login keeps returning back to login after going to the desktop

Dear Russl
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
If you can log in as normallyjust open Task Manager and got to Startup to disable all the start up application then restart the machine and check the issue .
 
Let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa
 





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

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

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

hope someone can help!
Thanks,
Wendy
 

Answer:Can't Login on the Account Screen

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

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

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

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

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

I run Windows 7 home edition.

Answer:Login Screen Only Showing One Account

Hello Sciaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

Answer:Account not showing up on login screen

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

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

- Captain

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Hi,

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

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

I followed the steps in the tutorial at this website

automatic logout after inactivity/idle

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

Here's the error info from the Task history:

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

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

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

Thanks... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions/ideas?

thanks

Answer:localhost account at login screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers,
Tony

Answer:Account missing from login screen

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Originally Posted by ToeKnee


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

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

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

Cheers,
Tony




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

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Hi, I recently did a clean installation of Vista Ultimate on my laptop. I have a valid 15 months subscription of Mcafee but it wasn't compatible with Vista. So I called Mcafee tech support, we tried logging in to my account using my valid email ID and password, I got a message that I was already logged in and get a prompt to goto the home page. We tried several reboots, nogo, finally, we were able to download the vista compatible version of Mcafee from http://us.mcafee.com by going to 'safe mode with networking' and clicking on the option for registered user reinstallation. Though its installed correctly, I'm still not able to login to my account to update as I still get the message that I'm logged in. I spent over 2 hours on the phone speaking to the Mcafee tech, no go. I cleared cache, cookies, temp internet files, etc on Internet options, no go. Mcafee works fine and I just ran a complete scan on system before posting this. On Security Centre I do get to see the expiry date (expires in June 2008). Its just that I'm not able to login to my account. I was able to do so when I had XP Pro on my system prior to installing Vista. Any idea how to fix this?.

Answer:Cannot Login To Mcafee My Account/login

this is just a shot in the dark, but i have my XP system configured to block cookies in the internet options>privacy>advanced>override automatic cookie handling>first party cookies, prompt; third party cookies, block. with this arrangement i need to allow cookies for that site, or go to internet options>privacy>sites, and make sure that that site is not blocked on the list that is there. i don't know if vista has that same setup.
mcafee may not let you login, unless you permit a cookie.

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Now this is my friend's laptop so the description is wat he gave me. He thought he had some viruses,was already running AVAST av,installed Bit Defender Total Security 2008 on top of that,ran bit defender,it quarentined some stuff,dont know wat as I wasnt there,now the problem is ..as soon as he logs on to winxp,the desktop remains blank,no icons appear & within seconds windows logs off and goes back to the screen where u put your password & logon..tried going into safe mode but same problem,cant even stay logged on long enough to uninstall Bit Defender,Log-off is instantaneous...any help would b most appreciated...many thanks

Answer:XP jumps back to LOGIN screen ...

umm...help ...any1 :(

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Hi Gurus,

I am not able to login to any forum (php sites) since the last few days. Every time I try logging in, the msg. "thank you for logging in ..." comes up and though it tries to redirect me to the next screen, it ultimately comes back to the login screen asking for my username and password again. I have tried deleting cookies manually but its was of no use. I have also tried using mozilla but the problem remains the same. I have the same problem with all forums. have ran my AV(Mcaffee) but no virus showed up.

I am using IE version: 6.0.2900.2180
Win XP home edition, version 2002, service pack 2
Anitivirus- Mcaffee

please let me know if any more information is needed. please help me ASAP.

Thanks in advance.

-Abhi

Answer:login screen keeps coming back again and again

Hi there asadhu...

Have you tried an alternative browser such as Opera/Firefox? Does the same happen with them?

Also, if you go to your Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings (remove tick from Homepage reset otherwise it will revert to default) -> Yes -> OK. -> Advanced tab -> Restore defaults -> Apply/OK.

Then clear your cookies/temporary internet files and history and relaunch IE and try again.

Any help or still the same?

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Hi

As I given my admin password on my computer, it goes to open my desktop and again comes back to login screen, again I given my second user password, the computer shows the same behavior. Now I can't enter my computer by any way, not through my admin or user password. Please advice, I m totally lost.

Thanks

Kashif

Answer:Xp login screen comming back

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Have you tried safemode? press F8 right after pc is turned on (you may have to tap it a few times till you get the menu screen.

If getting into was safemode was successful then perform a chkdsk scan please:

start
run
type
cmd
in command prompt - type: chkdsk /r (notice 1 space between k and /)
now press enter on keyboard
error cannot lock harddrive
Would you like to run chkdsk on next bootup, type: Y press enter
now go ahead and reboot pc so the scan will run please.

Let us know the results of chkdsk and if it found any errors and fixed them?

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

Answer:Laptop Freezes at account login screen

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

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


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

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

Thanks for your help.



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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Hide the administrator account in the login screen?

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

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

Answer:Login Screen Appears with no password and one account

Log On Automatically at Startup

Start
Run or Search
netplwiz

de-select option

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

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

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

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

Answer:Login screen frozen, can't access account

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




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

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Hi Everyone!

I noticed that I have an additional account shown at my login screen. It's not a user account I created, and it doesn't show up under Control Panel>User Accounts. The only thing that shows up in the User Accounts page is my user account (shown as admin), and a guest account (shown as off).

I'm wondering if I should be worried about this second user account shown at the login screen, or if there was a way to remove/hide this 2nd user account from showing up at the login screen? I'm not sure how it came/shown up in the first place. I'm hoping someone can explain this issue to me and/or help! Thanks!

Answer:2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?

Your forum system specs indicate that you use Avast for your antivirus app. However, did you ever use ESET? If so, then please see this post. If not, then use Windows (file) Explorer to see is there is a user folder (C;\Users\username) for this additional account. If there is a user profile folder for this additional account, then the date on that folder and its sub-folders might give you a clue about how long the user account has been active.

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

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

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

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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

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

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

Displaying only 1 user at the login screen.

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

Thanks!

Answer:Hide the administrator account at the login screen

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

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

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

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

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

OldGuy said:

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

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

Thanks for your help.



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

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Hey All,

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

Thanks,

Ben.

Answer:Account display order on login screen

Hello Ben, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps.

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

Answer:New user account not appearing on login screen

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

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

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

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

I should mention i did try uninstalling avast as would be the first obvious step ... Read more

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

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

F12 at reboot and run Dell Diagnostics

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





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

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

This have never happened the first time i installed windows 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,I'm using the ThinkPad SL510 and have a problem with the energy options. No matter what I choose (I disabled EVERYTHING which has even slightly to do with the screen), after some time the screen gets black as if I chose it to shutdown after about 10 minutes. But I didn't, it says "Never". When I move the cursor it's on again, so it seems to go into standby or something. Also sometimes the login-screen pops up after about 10 minutes of doing nothing (it seems to choose at random what to do).I tried using other energy options and even made my own profile with everything disabled but i still happens. Screensavers are disabled as well. Does anyone have a idea how I can disable that? I just want it to never shut down the screen or the notebook itself and never open the login-screen.

Answer:SL510 - Always gets back to login-screen after some time

Hi. I don't have a solution to your problem, just want to sympathize that my SL510 exhibits similar flakey behavior. I set all the screen shutdown settings in the BIOS and Windows to Never shutdown, but the screen still shuts down after 15 minutes anyway. I finally "solved" the problem by setting the BIOS screen shutdown time to 15 minutes. Now the machine's actual behavior matches the meaningless system settings. See how computers work? 

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I'm running XP Professional on a Dell C400 with 512MB RAM. It was working fine until i caught up with 10 months of Microsoft updates. Now I cannot log in. The Welcome screen comes up. I click on my username and it begins the login process (sounds etc.), then it immediately logs off and saves settings. It does this everytime, even the administrator account. I can't log on at all. I had used CC cleaner 2.6, Malwarebyte, Microsoft Security Essentials to do basic cleaning and it was running fine until i left it running for 30 minutes while plugged in and then the above process started. Any suggestions where to go from here? Both logons have blank passwords - or should have had them.
 

Answer:Login process for XP fails - just comes back to log in screen

You might want to take a look at this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/882374-cant-log-windows-xp.html

I am having the same exact problem. I type in my password and in less than 5 seconds it says "saving your settings" and It logs me off.

There is some information that can help you.
 

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Hi,

I've probably posted this here before, but I'm about at my wit's end regarding this issue. When my computer is idle for a period of time (and it varies), the screen goes black and then switches back to the login screen. For a while, it was only doing it after several hours of inactivity, but now it's mere minutes. I thought I was the only one with this issue, but I stumbled across this post from March 2009, from user Raechul:

"I have searched everywhere and can't figure out how to keep this computer from going to the login screen after being idle for ten minutes!

I saw this thread and it was not what I needed- my settings are already set to not show the login screen, so I'm still at a loss.

Does anyone know how to stop it from going to login annoyance?"

I checked the highlighted link, but found nothing to solve my problem. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the nVidia graphics drivers. I've updated said drivers through Windows Update. I've done a full malware and virus scan. I've disabled hibernation, I've checked my power settings, I've disabled the screensaver. Nothing seems to make a difference.

My computer is an Acer Aspire 4520 laptop, nVidia GeForce 7000M graphics, AMD Athlon x2 64bit processor, Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit version. Screen resolution is 1280 x 800. All of the "wake on" settings are disabled, and in my power settings the "require login on wake" is disabled as well.

This is really getting annoying. I hope ... Read more

Answer:Kicked back to Login screen after inactivity

Do you have your laptop set to go to sleep after a set time?

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Hey, I have a T410 and installed some custom Windows 7 theme pack controller recently. I didn't actually use the program, but when I uninstalled it, it took the black login screen from all my different themes with it. Is there any way to get it back? -GVP













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Help getting black ThinkPad login screen back?

Hi GVP,Welcome to Lenovo Community!I'm not sure you're talking about the black ThinkPad page during system start up. You may want to check out this article: T410 - Reinstall Lenovo Welcome Screen (screen during start up)Regards,Cleo

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I just got my computer back from repair, and the power button on my login screen is missing. Does anyone know how to enable it? I guess Acer disabled it while repairing it.

Help, time, and understanding would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:How to put Power Button back on Login Screen?

Hello Jesse,

This may be able to help restore the power menu on your sign in screen.

Shutdown Power Menu - Add or Remove from Sign in Screen

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I set up separate account for each member of my family on the new PC. I would like set things up so when any of the accounts are inactive for 20 minutes it will go back to the login screen rather than a screen saver. Is that possible?

When Vista times out it goes to the login screen if the account uses a password. As administrator, I use a password. The rest of my family does not.



I want to go to the login screen because my family is too lazy to exit the current account and click into their own. They tend to use whatever account is on the screen, then complain that others make changes to "their" desktop. If I can make the timed-out account go back to the login screen, then loging into their own account will take the same effort as going to the account of someone else.



Can it be done?

Answer:Timed Out Forced Back to Login Screen?

Originally Posted by djohnso7


I set up separate account for each member of my family on the new PC. I would like set things up so when any of the accounts are inactive for 20 minutes it will go back to the login screen rather than a screen saver. Is that possible?

When Vista times out it goes to the login screen if the account uses a password. As administrator, I use a password. The rest of my family does not.



I want to go to the login screen because my family is too lazy to exit the current account and click into their own. They tend to use whatever account is on the screen, then complain that others make changes to "their" desktop. If I can make the timed-out account go back to the login screen, then loging into their own account will take the same effort as going to the account of someone else.



Can it be done?



The only solution that I can think of at the moment is to use the "On Resume, display logon screen" option in the screensaver, as shown in this screenshot:

To change the screensaver:
Right-click an empty area of the desktop, then select "Personalize"Click on "Screen Saver"You may want to consider adding passwords to all the user accounts, and changing all but one (yours) to limited accounts, especially for your younger children. That way you can also enable Parental Controls that you can use to monitor their computer usage or restrict the times that they can use the computer, amo... Read more

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I'm writing this for my neighbor. She has Windows XP. Her problem is when she tries to log on to her pc, it won't let her go any farther than her password. It keeps taking her back to the password screen over and over. We know for sure that she is entering the correct one. Sometimes after she enters her password, the diagnostics will run then it takes her back to reenter her password, over and over again. Also, the previous owner password protected the BIOS but we don't know where she is now to get the password from her. Does anyone know how to solve these problems?.........Thanks........ ~~~~~Dee
 

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Hi all,

Trying to login on my Xp Pro,
After keying in the username and password on the logon screen, just sends me back to the logon screen. This happens after logging off from a session. The only way I can login is thru restarting the system again.

Solution is highly appreciated.

Thx.
 

Answer:Login on XP, returns back to Logon Screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Hi everybody,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks in andvance!!!

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

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

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

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

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

If it helps heres my specs:

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

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

What is a light blue screen?

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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 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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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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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:only system administrator account appears on login screen

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

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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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Hi people, i've just registered to this forum to ask you about this, Since i've made a registry defrag with TuneUp Utilities (which probably has gone wrong), when i reset the computer, and I logon to my user, it shows a black screen, then back at the logon screen. If I do it again, the user doesn't show up anymore!
It happened three times already, i had to make new users, and i'm sick of it. Any ideas of what could it be?

Answer:Black screen after login for some seconds, then back at logon screen!

Welcome!

Yet another case of registry defraggers causing harm. In the future, you know now to stay far away from them.

I suggest a system restore to get to a point before TuneUp utilities. If that doesn't work, it will be time for a repair install.

Good luck!

~JK

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Hi,

Win 10 x64 1703 Build 15063.413 - Screen Image pre Login there too long before login box.

I am not sure whether this started with the 1703 update but it seem like it did around that time anyway.

When I cold boot I get to the image with the large date etc.

When I click I used to get the login box but now no matter how much I click the mouse, or the keyboard, once the date goes up and out, I am stuck with the image.

It takes sometimes 5-10 mins before I finally get the login box.

How can I fix this please?

oz

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

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

Welcome to the TenForums @Harry87

Have you seen / reviewed this tutorial?

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Upon startup my Y50 loads fine up until the login screen where the screen goes black and flickers back on occasionally. I am unable to get past this point. The screen seems fine in BIOS and the recovery screens, only failing at the login screen. This is still true in Safe Mode. Any idea what is causing this?

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Is it possible to have users but not have their login icon appear on the login screen?

Answer:Remove user login icons from login screen?

Hello AAAHome,

You could have it where users must enter their username and password at log on to not have any user icons displayed.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a vexing problem since the Anniversary update on my Vaio. I have been using Windows 10 on this machine successfully for over a year. Here are the exact symptoms:

I boot up the laptop from a cold state.The boot appears normal and my personal background appears on the welcome screen with the current time and date. Normally, I would just need to click anywhere on this screen to receive my personal photo and a login prompt. Up to this point, by the way, I have not heard the Windows dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound.When I click on the welcome screen, the background stays, but seems to zoom in slightly. No personal picture appears, no login prompt appears. The only icons are the WiFi icon and the accommodations icon for visually impaired. Both of these icons function normally, but nothing else does, not ctrl-alt-delete. Not the enter key. Nothing.Eventually, after about a minute, the welcome screen with the date and time returns, but clicking produces the same result as before.I am forced to hold down the power key until the computer shuts down and then press it again to boot.At this point, the process usually proceeds normally (with the dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound) and the login screen with my (circular) photo appears and the login proceeds normally.Other strangeness: I am unable to verify my identity on the computer because clicking on Verify produces a Windows security error: We couldn't sign you in."I tried resetting the Windows explorer advanced internet options, and it ... Read more

Answer:Periodically there is no login prompt on login screen; can't verify

Originally Posted by Davidwilliamw


I have a vexing problem since the Anniversary update on my Vaio. I have been using Windows 10 on this machine successfully for over a year. Here are the exact symptoms:

I boot up the laptop from a cold state.The boot appears normal and my personal background appears on the welcome screen with the current time and date. Normally, I would just need to click anywhere on this screen to receive my personal photo and a login prompt. Up to this point, by the way, I have not heard the Windows dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound.When I click on the welcome screen, the background stays, but seems to zoom in slightly. No personal picture appears, no login prompt appears. The only icons are the WiFi icon and the accommodations icon for visually impaired. Both of these icons function normally, but nothing else does, not ctrl-alt-delete. Not the enter key. Nothing.Eventually, after about a minute, the welcome screen with the date and time returns, but clicking produces the same result as before.I am forced to hold down the power key until the computer shuts down and then press it again to boot.At this point, the process usually proceeds normally (with the dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound) and the login screen with my (circular) photo appears and the login proceeds normally.Other strangeness: I am unable to verify my identity on the computer because clicking on Verify produces a Windows security error: We couldn't sign you in."I tried resetting th... Read more

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Hi, I'm new here. I created this account for help because my mother's password seems changed and she couldn't login, the keyboard wasn't sticky so she didn't mistype, caps lock wasn't on. I typed it my self and it didn't work, restarted the computer and it didn't work neither. I then go to thinking it was hacked and the password was simply changed. I go looking around for password changing boots for my flashdrive. I burned PASSCAPE on to my 16gig 2-1 flashdrive. Tried booting on all settings, booted normally, didn't work. So, I ignored it for a while and kept clicking "Reset password" button, It showed up as "Passcape" but claimed the usb slot was empy, wasn't; the slot is "F". I gave up hope on it, so I found this youtube video to reset it the manual labor way-here's the link to it: " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLtJ-iDdWC0 " So, continuing on..

I was simply following the video's instructions, so at step one at duration "2:02" I have to cause a error, I just keep shutting-down the pc while it's booting, because windows will assume it's an error after 2 - 3 times of doing so. Okay, by the time I get to "Repair your computer" button I press enter. And the shocking surprise I get which is odd is this in quotes:
" Windows Boot Manager

Windows has failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

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Answer:Cannot login to Windows login screen and can't system repair.

NEWS FLASH: I just learned something new about the password problem, my mother never told me exactly what the problem is but I've been typing it wrong the entire time, typed it in and this in quotes is my discovery:

" The User Profile Service service failed the logon.
User profile cannot be loaded. "

She never told me exactly what was the problem everyone, all she said is "Did you change the password" (waking me up at 8AM) then "The password is changed and I can't get on!" What is this problem we are experiencing-i've never seen this before.

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Hi everyone, I started up my Samsung laptop and at the login all text was replaced by these weird symbols the only thing that looked normal was my account picture, I can't login because of this. I tried getting to the bios screen at the start but I have a broken laptop screen and use a hdmi cord to my tv there fore won't bring anything up untill it gets to the login screen....I'm stuck any suggestions?

Answer:The login screen's text is replaced with symbolsc cant login

Did you try connecting another keyboard?

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I have a vexing problem since the Anniversary update on my Vaio. I have been using Windows 10 on this machine successfully for over a year. Here are the exact symptoms:

I boot up the laptop from a cold state.The boot appears normal and my personal background appears on the welcome screen with the current time and date. Normally, I would just need to click anywhere on this screen to receive my personal photo and a login prompt. Up to this point, by the way, I have not heard the Windows dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound.When I click on the welcome screen, the background stays, but seems to zoom in slightly. No personal picture appears, no login prompt appears. The only icons are the WiFi icon and the accommodations icon for visually impaired. Both of these icons function normally, but nothing else does, not ctrl-alt-delete. Not the enter key. Nothing.Eventually, after about a minute, the welcome screen with the date and time returns, but clicking produces the same result as before.I am forced to hold down the power key until the computer shuts down and then press it again to boot.At this point, the process usually proceeds normally (with the dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound) and the login screen with my (circular) photo appears and the login proceeds normally.Other strangeness: I am unable to verify my identity on the computer because clicking on Verify produces a Windows security error: We couldn't sign you in."I tried resetting the Windows explorer advanced internet options, and it ... Read more

Answer:Periodically there is no login prompt on login screen; can't verify

Davidwilliamw said:

I have a vexing problem since the Anniversary update on my Vaio. I have been using Windows 10 on this machine successfully for over a year. Here are the exact symptoms:

I boot up the laptop from a cold state.The boot appears normal and my personal background appears on the welcome screen with the current time and date. Normally, I would just need to click anywhere on this screen to receive my personal photo and a login prompt. Up to this point, by the way, I have not heard the Windows dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound.When I click on the welcome screen, the background stays, but seems to zoom in slightly. No personal picture appears, no login prompt appears. The only icons are the WiFi icon and the accommodations icon for visually impaired. Both of these icons function normally, but nothing else does, not ctrl-alt-delete. Not the enter key. Nothing.Eventually, after about a minute, the welcome screen with the date and time returns, but clicking produces the same result as before.I am forced to hold down the power key until the computer shuts down and then press it again to boot.At this point, the process usually proceeds normally (with the dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound) and the login screen with my (circular) photo appears and the login proceeds normally.Other strangeness: I am unable to verify my identity on the computer because clicking on Verify produces a Windows security error: We couldn't sign you in."I tried resetting the Windows explorer ad... Read more

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

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

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

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