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Windows vista hangs on "welcome" login screen screen

Question: Windows vista hangs on "welcome" login screen screen

This has been frustrating me for the past few hours. I tend to run a minecraft server on my 3 year old toshiba laptop. Now this problem I have encountered a few times before and was resolved by using system restore. However this time there are no restore points. What happened was i turned moved the laptop from my couch to my room and turned it on. It attempted to run startup fix or whatever it is called which i thought was odd but i let it continue. It kept going and i fell asleep. I woke in the morning to find my laptop off (someone else may have shut it off, I'm not sure) and when i attempted to turn it on it took me to the regular screen, booted normally but then hung with nothing but a mouse on black. I restarted a few times to have the same problem. Now it tends to go to the wolcom screen but hangs on the little blue vista loading wheel beside the word "Welcome" Safe mode doesnt work (Lists all the processes its starting then freezes and restarts, leaving it to T, the startup fix doesn't work, I've tried using regedit to fix it, tried to open task manager, tried to run with nothing put the charger plugged in and several other things. I can sometimes get it to go to just a movable cursor on a black screen but i still cant open task manager. I dont have the vista disk but i can wipe it without losing my os (Dont really want to do this as i will lose everything.) The last program i installed was rainmeter but i was able to start the computer several times with it running. Starting with last known config will not work

Here are some of the specs from memory:

Intel 1.7 ghz processor
3 years old, fairly bad condition (no battery).
no graphics card.
non working built in wifi (I use an external device)
32 Bit

Thats all i can remember. Im happy to provide other details. Keep in mind I'm pretty technologically challenged. Thanks

Anyone who can fix it will forever be my idol. Thanks again!!!

P.S It's now stuck on a screen saying "Please wait" with the blue vista loading wheel next to it. Its just like the welcome screen (Blue vista background)

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Answer: Windows vista hangs on "welcome" login screen screen

Also it seems to become stuck on the screen with the green loading bar with "(c) Microsoft" below.

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Hi, being new here. I just discovered having this problem today. First thing this morning I went to my computer. When the login screen came up, I entered in my user and password. Then I saw the "Welcome". Which stayed there for about five minutes before I restarted the computer, which didn't fix my problem. I tried Safe Mode, which didn't make a difference. It didn't take as long, but then I saw the blue screen. It said something like "---- unexpectedly close." Then at the bottom there were memory dumps. I couldn't see what was there because the blue screen was there for five seconds, before the PC restarted itself.

It was working fine last night. Before my six year old sister was playing with the computer despite my attempts to make a password account and full parental controls.

I believe I did manage to log in to another account that's not the administrator, but when I when to modify the user accounts the whole motherboard crashed. Every program, even the desktop. I couldn't do Alt + Tab and the Ctrl +Alt + Delete.

Please help me fix this thing. I need it to do my classwork.

Answer:Windows Vista- I cannot get past the "welcome" login screen

Try waiting longer (30/60 minuits)... If it starts up after that your software messed up, backup ur school work and stuff like that and re-install windows.

If it doesn't I can't help you..

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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to choose a different name.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the users' names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG
 

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen, after ScreenSaver to login as another in Vista?

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

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

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Hi All,

Whenever someone in my family walks away from using the computer with Windows Vista, after the Screen Saver, I'm always taken to a screen that allows only the last user to log back in, but when someone else wants to log in, they need to hit the "Switch User" button to go back to the regular login screen.

My question is... Can I have the computer just go back to showing all the user's names (so I don't have to click the "Switch User" button to login as me). I would like this to work, just as XP did... so if the last person who used the computer has to log back in, s/he would just have to click their name again...just like XP did.

Thanks so much!
CG

Answer:How do I bypass "Switch User" screen to login as another in Vista?

Is this after the screen goes to a screensaver, or just anytime you switch users?

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I have a machine with Vista Ultimate x64 on it (more specs at the end). It is joined to a Windows SBS 2003 domain.

When I log in to either my domain account or the local administrator account, I get "Welcome," then "Preparing your desktop," then a blank blue screen with just mouse cursor.

Ctrl-Shift-Esc does not invoke task manager. Win-R does not bring up the Run dialog. Ctrl-Alt-Delete provides security screen, but Task Manager can't be invoked there.

I can boot into safe-mode or safe-mode with networking and successfully log into both accounts. (WTF?)

Things I've tried:
* Done Vista startup repair. It claims there is no problem (and it's sorta right - I *can* startup a normal windows startup, I just can't properly log in)
* Logged in with safe mode and done chkdsk /f on all relevant volumes
* Done sfc /scannow - nothing interesting
* Changing HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\Shell to "Explorer.exe" (it used to b cmd.exe /k start cmd.exe)
* Deleted the HKLM\SYSTEM\MountedDevices key and allowed it to be regenerated. No effect.
* Removing the machine from the domain, and adding it back
* Using net user Administrator /active:yes to activate the machine\Administrator account. I can log in (to a normal windows startup) on that account and get a desktop. But...then what.

No ghosting, drive letter shenanigans, etc. have been carried out.

Running out of ideas. Thanks in advance for any advice.

-Bryan

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Answer:Vista Ult x64: on domain login "Preparing desktop," blank blue screen

***** UPDATE *****
I booted to safe-mode with networking and logged in with my domain account. I ran msconfig and disabled UAC there. Then restarted.
After that I was able to log in to my domain account from a normal windows startup.

BUT:

Things are very askew.

* If I try to do Properties on Computer, no properties appear
* Start > Control Panels is empty
* The Event Log service is not running, and when I try to start it, I get Access Denied.
* Same with the ISA Firewall Client. (not running, access denied trying to start)
* Windows defender wants to get new definitions but gets 0x8024402c trying.
* Internet access doesn't seem to work (dns errors), even though ipconfig looks ok and DNS service is running
* My Antivirus software is running (Computer Associates eTrust) and does not seem to be upset
* Mamutu anti-Malware is running and doesn't seem to be upset about anything

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My acer laptop (acer aspire 5745DG 3D) recently got really slow and laggy. What was more strange is that in task manager it showed 0-9% CPU usage. Then there were more stages that lead it to go wrong.
Anyway, i have removed the hard drive (Western digital blue) and saved all my important data to a separate desktop PC (using a separate cable etc).I have reinstalled windows (7 Ultimate 64bit) on that hard drive using the PC then putting it back in the laptop, but the same problem remains. When i boot windows from the hard drive on the desktop PC the same thing happens (it hangs, goes black and restarts). The warranty for the laptop has expired just a few weeks before it started going wrong and acer support is no use.
My brother, who is quite good with computers, says that i may need to buy a new hard drive but before i do, i thought i might ask you guys.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Answer:Windows 7 "hangs" at startup, screen goes black and restarts itself

You can't count on Win7 to start when moved to different hardware without SysPrep to move HD to another computer.

I'd instead try booting the Win7 installer for the licensed version on the Acer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If it fails test the HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check run from installer System Recovery Options Command Line, on a full disk partition created in installer or using Step 2.2 here: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.

Check for newer BIOS update. If none reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes. Remove all but 2gb RAM to try install, swap RAM sticks, check for debris in slots.

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Hello,

I just finished building my computer the other day and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition. The install went great and the computer is amazingly fast, but I am less than impressed with the boot time.

I have windows installed on two Corsair Force GT 60 GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0 configuration. The motherboard is a GIGABYTE G1. Sniper and the processor is an i7 990X. As I said, I am very impressed with the performance once the computer is on, but it takes ages to get there. I had some trouble with it stalling at the "Verifying DMI Pool Data..." for about 30 seconds each boot. That seems to have been fixed when I cleared the board and reconfigured BIOS. The problem I am having now is that when Windows begins to load, it says "Starting Windows" (right before the logo flies in). It will sit at that screen for over a minute before it starts to animate. It only takes about 5 seconds to load after the animation starts. No problems after that.

I can't figure out what's causing this. It does change depending on the BIOS settings. It did not always do this. I have been messing with them so much to try to isolate what's causing it but I cannot.

Any ideas?
Thanks

Answer:Computer hangs at "Starting Windows" screen for over one minute.

As your GIGABYTE G1. Sniper 1 or 2 has a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

GIGABYTE uEFT BIOS setup: Check your mamual.

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I am helping out a friend by re-installing Windows 7 on his laptop. Unfortunately the laptop had been infected beyond repair by a virus/malware and would not boot past bios.

When installing Windows 7 x32, I make it to the "Setup is starting..." screen and it does not continue. It is not the disk as I have used the same one to install it on my laptop. The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 4gb of ram and 500gb HDD space.
Please help!
 

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs at "Setup is starting..." screen

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i just reinstalled OS....then it reboots to the "Windows XP Home" screen with that little bar that moves horizontally. anyways...it just hangs there....what is going on?
am i doing something wrong...but ive reformated every other computer this way with the same windows cd and this has never happend before.
 

Answer:Hangs at "Windows XP Home" screen after reformat?

Have you done any diag testing on the hard drive? What happens if you boot from the CD, go into the recovery console, and run fixboot?
 

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Hi All,
My name is Freddy and I have a big computer question. I am new to working on computers so I decided to build my own computer and it has been working great except for this major issue. When I started up my computer yesterday, it began boot as usual displaying the info for my graphics card then the computer hangs up. It doesnt even make it to the screen that usually has "BIOS F08 and Safe Mode F10" in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. I tried to reboot and that didnt work. I tried to remove and replace the motherboard battery (which fixed this problem the first time for a 2 week time period) and that didnt work. my only other thought could be that something has gone wrong with my motherboard. A friend of mine that has built many computers before told me that Intel motherboards are crap and that I should go out and buy a MSI motherboard. So I dont know what to do, if its a simple fix, can I fix this hanging issue or should I just invest in a new MSI motherboard. (all my specs are listed in my profile)
Thanks for your help!

Answer:Computer "hangs up" before windows 7 start up screen

Do the battery trick again, if it works you may need a new one. Let us know if that works. Should just take a minute.

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Hi everyone, this is the first time Iím posting on here so please bear with me.

The situation: HP laptop hangs on "Windows is starting up..." screen for ever and a day! Iíve tried safe mode but its gets to exactly the same point and than doesnít go any further. I havenít tried any other remedies as I thought Iíd seek some advice since Iím not that Ďwith-ití on these technical issues.

I have work on the hard drive that I would really like to be able to recover as otherwise I would have carried out a complete systems reinstall. Is there any way of me being able to do a reinstall and not loose my work?

From the things I've tried I can't even return the settings to the way they were when the laptop worked ok...

All help greatly received...

Thanks
A
 

Answer:HP laptop hangs on "Windows is starting up..." screen

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Hello everyone,

First of all, I will divide my statement by sections so it would be easier to read.

Section 1: The problem - description of it.
Section 2: How I manage the problem.
Section 3: Things and methods that I have tried - all unsuccessfully.
Section 4: My own findings to help with further analysis.

So here we go

Section 1

Whenever I start windows it will boot normally up until Windows logo screen(where 4 balls meet to form windows 7 logo) at this logo screen I can already notice slow pace as it stays in it for a good minute. Afterwards it will be just black screen for a minute. Then mouse cursor will appear(with faster sensitivity than my usual) and it will transform into a loading wheel cursor after another minute. And now it reached state in which it can stay for hours. Only black screen and loading mouse wheel(note that it is always spinning and I can always move it, it is not frozen).

Section 2

So the only way for me to login is to leave it be for at least about 5 hours and it will start itself. Usually I do this overnight and in the morning it is already at the desktop and works like nothing ever happened. I can do whatever then, everything will work perfectly fine. Crysys 3 works fine, YouTube works fine - no trace of any problem. So while I can always just Hibernate and sleep my PC, I need to restart it sometimes.

EDIT: Now after those 5 hours or more, it will simply display ordinary mouse pointer on a black screen and act as if I am in login screen. F... Read more

Answer:Black screen with "loading cursor" and no login screen on Boot.

It sounds like something is trying to load and run in the background.
Download DDS from one of these links:
DDS.com
DDS.pifDisable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment. You can post both logs as attachments.

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I have a domain joined Surface Pro 2 running 8.1 Pro.
The following GPO settings are in place:

* Assign a default domain for logon


* Do not display last logged on user


* Disable logging in with Microsoft accounts - uses the following registry setting - MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoConnectedUser - Value = 3

The end goal is for the machine to boot to the login screen that just displays empty user name and password fields
The problem at the moment is that instead of doing that, the client boots to a screen where the only option is to click on "Other user". Only then does the login screen I want, where they enter their username and password in full, actually appear.
These Surface Pro 2's are to be used by small children, and have the "Other User" screen appear is confusing for them, as well as being very annoying for me. It's completely unnecessary.
I've searched all over the 'net looking for an easy way to get the client to boot straight to the standard domain joined log in screen, but every time it just boots to this "Other User" screen that has to be clicked on in order to get the correct
login screen to come up.
Is there any way I can get this to boot straight to the login screen I want? 

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On my aunts computer (yes again) ive signed in on messenger. Somehow (IDK?!) it became the main email and everytime when you have to select an account to login to you can see how many unread emails there are. How can you remove this? HELP!!!

Answer:How to remove "10 unread messages" from windows xp login screen

sign out of your net passport

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I followed the instructions given here exactly but no luck. Has anyone successfully removed this thing?

Answer:Remove "locked" message on Windows login screen

OK it works now I had to reboot..logging out and back in wasn't enough

Thanks Jerry!

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Hi! I've been getting the above issue where the Windows Login screen displays the string "1 unread mail message" when I click on Log Off Administrator and select Switch User to temporarily log myself out of the system when I'm about to take a break. It appears right above the "...programs running" string and beneath the user name (in this case, Administrator), and I want to know how to get rid of it. It started after I installed Windows Live Messenger. I can't recall what exactly I did to make it appear, but I did uninstall the program, yet the issue remains. Any suggestions on how to deal with it?
 

Answer:"...unread mail message" on Windows Login screen.

Give this a read: How to Turn off xp login screen unread mail count
 

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When i start my computer it will hang at the Screen mentioned for like 2 1/2 minutes it is very annoying and I couldnt find any help for my specific problem. I have already tried these steps.
1. running spyware cleaners
2. turning off network sharing
3. clearing my msconfig of all startup programs
 

Answer:"Windows is starting up" Screen hangs

could try finding a copy of BootVis to show you what process is taken the longest to startup. Might point to some corrupted/missing files

What is in your system logs
 

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Hello,I have an issue on a Windows XP Professional laptop, where intermittently, when it is started up from being completely shut down, it starts loading Windows, displays the Windows logo, etc. and then displays the blue background. You can move the mouse around - but the Ctrl Alt Del login prompt doesn't appear.No key combinations I've tried work - it's just stuck there. Usually if I hold the power button down for 10 seconds, it will shut down and when I start it back up again it works normally. I would say it's one out of five times it does this.I have up to date corporate Kaspersky Antivirus, I've run registry cleaners (PC tools Registry Mechanic, CCleaner) I run a lot on my system, but keep it fairly well maintained.It's a Dell Latitude D820, Core 2 Duo @ 2Ghz, 4GB RAM, etc. - and it's running XP Pro, and is part of a Windows server domain.It has me stumped. I've done a fair bit of online research - but haven't found any solutions.Any intelligent help would be appreciated!

Answer:Windows XP Pro "stalls" just before Ctrl Alt Del login screen - sometimes

Have you tried using the ctrl+alt+del sequence?

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system info: using windows XP service pack 2, MachSpeed MSNV-939 NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat....asp?EdpNo=2604788&body=MAIN#productresources, 1gig sticks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211014

Hello, and thanks for giving some time to try and help. Yesterday i installed 2 1 gig ram sticks (pc3200) to my existing 2 512mb sticks (pc2700), and everything worked without a hitch. I mention this because it was the only thing i can remember that changed on my computer, hardware/software wise, all day. Late that night i was playing call of duty 4, and my pc froze. Taking this as a sign that it was time to goto bed, i switched off my pc and did just that. Waking up this morning i switched on my pc everything was fine, it geos through the loading screen, then when its suppose to get to the welcome/login screen, nothing comes up, its just a pixelated mess (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8937/img0001ei0rb4.jpg it didn't always look exactly like this, as I've tried to fix the problem the screen looks different.) The mouse cursor appears, turns into an hourglass sometimes, and i can even move it around for a little, but then it totally freezes.

Thinking it was the ram, i took out the two new sticks, but the same thing still happens. The computer boots into safe mode/safe mode with networking just fine, and that what I'm actually using to type this.

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Answer:windows "messes up and freezes" at login screen

So i turned off automatic restart on errors. Then when i booted up windows and got to the "login screen" i let it sit till it froze and then i got a BSOD claiming nv4_disp hit an infinite loop. So then i uninstalled the display drivers, used Driver Sweeper, re-installed the drivers. Now when i get to the "login" screen the pixelation is different, and the computer doesn't freeze up or get the BSOD error. I still cant do anything once i get to that screen. I just move my mouse around till i get tired and restart. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.
 

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Hi everyone,

At present, I have a problem with my computer. It sometimes hangs when it's booting into Windows(Windows version: Win 7 Pro), but it rarely happens. When it occurs, on the
screen it just shows "Starting Windows" texts without the Windows logo animation. I'd like to figure out what could potentially cause this problem, so I made an experiment, which is setting up the WinDbg on another computer and turning on the debug
mode in my computer, and using a null-modem cable to do com port debugging. Hopefully I can get some clues from that.

After rebooting for about 900 times, it hung again and from the WinDbg, it revealed the last loaded driver was CLASSPNP.sys and the previous loaded driver was disk.sys. The
computer is equipped with two hard drives and the capacity for each is 500G. For some reason, I made these two hard drives totally reveal the capacity of 250G in the system by hard drive clipping. In addtion to that, this motherboard has RAID chips on it,
and its connecting way is through soc PCH sata port -> raid chip->hard drive. Another questionable point is that there is a PCIE to UART adapter card on the motherboard. I have a few questions : 

1. What do CLASSPNP.sys and disk.sys do while Windows is being loaded? Does it hang because it keeps waiting for devices' responses but somehow those devices just don't talk
back to the driver? If so, what can cause these devices to fail to respond to this driver?

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Hi, I've been a happy user of my Windows 7 for about a year but about a week ago I started getting the problem of windows stucknig after loging in. Sometimes I restart the computer for 20 times and yet it doesn't work and most often the problem is temporary. I can use the Safe Mode, I've cleaned my startup list using RegCleaner, scanned the computer with CCleaner and Ad-aware and I've also done chdsk /f

Sadly, nothing seems to work for me.

Answer:Windows stuck at the "Welcome" screen after login

For the registry cleaning:Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
Hopefully the damage has not already been done by the registry cleaning. I realize you were trying to repair the system, but you may have made the problem worse. The first step I would recommend is to Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup. It sounds like you may have already cleaned up the startup items, but you probably did not disable all non-Microsoft services.
If you need further help after those steps, please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish the process of gathering and saving the system info -> Right click the .nfo file, click send to compressed (zipped) folder -> Upload the .zip file here.

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I tried to rename computer and now there's two entries in log in screen. That new one is set as default and wouldn't accept any password but original (normal) one does. Long in is set on auto but still have to chose between those 2 when starting/restarting.
I can't find that new one anywhere to disable/delete it. Not in Users or any other place for handling accounts.
How to get rid of or where to find it ?

Answer:Reanamed "Computer", now 2 of "Me" at login screen.

Not knowing if this is what happened in your case, but what you describe occasionally happens when Windows is set up to sign in automatically to a user account and then computer name is changed.

The reason is that a full username as long as Windows is concerned is different than username from user's point of view; Mike in your case or Kari in mine are usernames for most we do and need to use a username for but actually they are just user profile names. For Windows the username is ComputerName\UserProfileName.

On laptop I am writing this for instance my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari, even when I am in fact using a Microsoft account. Three different things: my Windows sign-in user account is a Microsoft account [email protected], my user profile name is Kari, my full username is AGM-W10LAP01\Kari.

Long story short, that other you which does not accept your password is doing so because it is user OldComputerName\Mike. That computer name is no longer valid making the username invalid.

I've seen the duplicate using old computer name as part of full username going away when Windows after computer name change is then set to sign in automatically with a local admin account. Restart and remove automatic sign in and see if it works.

Kari

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I have downloaded 64-Bit ISO , burned using UltraISO and when I launch it at boot it reads the disc and screen turns black and it says in white text in center "Windows" - then thats it!! no drive activity..left it for about 5 minutes or so and nothing happening...tried a few times..

anyone else had same problem?

thnx
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 8 RP hangs on black screen "Windows" ..no activity

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I upgraded my Intel Rapid Storage software, reset the computer and now it won't get passed the windows starting screen. The windows logo comes up then it freezes, I have tried leaving it for over an hour to see if it sorted itself out, and powered it off completely. Numerous re-boot attempts all the same result.

If I choose to boot windows with last known working configuration it will start up, and in the bottom right corner give me the error that Intel Rapid Storage is not running. If I then go into control panel and uninstall it the computer will boot just fine. At first I thought it maybe was a bad install of the software, but any re-install of the software does the same.

Strange since until I went to install the new version it worked perfectly fine, it has even saved me some data notifying me of S.M.A.R.T. failures in time for me to copy the data off the drive. I am running flexraid in snapshot mode and have it update nightly just in case, but I wouldn't mind getting the new version of the software to work unless the experts here think it is not necessary.

Thanks,

Answer:Windows hangs on "starting windows" screen after software install

Welcome aboard.

First you try SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot.

If it fails, boot into System Recovery Options and do a System Restore to an earlier point of time.

Intel Rapid Storage Technology is not anything really needed to run the computer. I have not even installed that thing in my system. If you totally uninstall it, it will not be a problem at all.

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I can't think of anywhere else.

This is going to be long, but hopefully all the information will help. Last week, I attempted to recover my Western Digital My Book Essential 1 TB (this is the second time recovering it, but I'll figure that out once I deal with this problem) using Stella Phoenix Data Recovery. I formatted the My Book, no problem, and let the Recovery wizard run. It was running for a good 3 or 4 days up until now. Since it was taking to long, I just let it run and check on it when I get home.

Today, I come home, and I see the My Book idling, so I know my computer blue screened, or it restarted somehow. I turn the monitor back on, and I'm greeted with the American Megatrends screen. It lists all my hardware, and everything seems fine. It says to press Del to resume, so I do, and that gets me to the BIOS page. I hit Exit to save changes, and expect Windows to start, but nope: the computer restarted.

Bewildered, I went through the same American Megatrends page and the BIOS page three times with the same result. I tried changing my boot drive to my SSD, then my secondary hard drive (also had Windows 7 installed), then my DVD drive. Nothing worked. I called a friend and helped trouble shoot, asked me to reset my BIOS (couldn't find that setting), asked me to remove the SSD to see if that was the problem, and it still didn't work. Then, I noticed a message at the bottom of the American Meg... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 won't start, hangs on "Starting Windows" screen, no logo

Update: Last night, I think the Startup Repair option finally worked but I wasn't watching the whole time. It asked me to recover so I said yes. When I returned 15 minutes later, it was at the login screen so I punched in my password and got to the desktop. However, Windows said it needed to restart for some changes to take place. I hit okay, and when it restarted, it hung on the "Starting Windows" with no logo again. I will try again today, but does anyone have any suggestions?

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I want to do a clean install of 64-bit Windows 7 Pro on the Intel R1304WTTGSR server (S2600W motherboard). The specs for this server say Windows 7 EFI is compatible and has been tested with this server. The server does not come with any O/S installed.

The firmware ("BIOS") is set to boot using EFI. AFAIK, this means it cannot boot using BIOS ("Legacy") mode.

When I boot the Windows installation disk (latest version of Windows 7 x64 ISO from Microsoft web site), using EFI, the screen shows first "Loading files", then "Starting WIndows". At this point:

- With nothing connected to the network ports (LAN), the system hangs. By "hangs" I mean nothing changing on the screen, no DVD or disk activity, no response to mouse or keyboard, and no response when front panel power button is pushed.

- With a CAT-5 (Ethernet) cable connected between network ports 1 and 2, the system proceeds with some animation of the Windows flag (fading and brightening), but other than this, the system hangs as above. The reason for connecting the network ports is that someone posted that there is a bug in the Windows 7 install disk network drivers, that they hang when nothing is connected.

In either case, waits of several hours does not matter--the system is frozen.

The system has the latest BIOS (version SE5C610.86B.01.01.0016). The server did not come with any software.

I have seen some suggestions that this kind of hang is due to ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 EFI install hangs on "Starting Windows" screen

Are you using win 7 with sp1 or it wont work some other ides may help see https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ased-computer/

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I am able to start in the diagnostic mode. In the safe mode, I disabled all
startup programs, but XP still hangs.
Suggestions? Thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP hangs on "Windows is starting up" screen

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I've noticed this problem has cropped up over the past 3 days or so. Whether I want to reboot my computer or simply to shut it off, every single time it hangs at the blue screen with the windows XP logo and the words "Windows is shutting down..." underneath it. I then have to perform a hard shut down by holding the power button for 5 seconds.
I have seen that when shutting down or rebooting in safe mode the machine does both almost immediately, so I guess I can assume there is some process that isn't shutting down correctly which is causing this problem.
Any help I can get which will have my computer shutting down and rebooting normally will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Windows hangs at "Windows is shutting down..." screen

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Hi all!

I have a Dell Zino HD. It came with Windows 7 64bit, but I would like to use that license on another computer so I want to swap in a copy of Vista that I own that is currently not in use.

I did a clean install of Vista, and it made it all the way through the install process, and when it rebooted it just stopped at a black screen with the mouse cursor arrow. I can move the arrow around, but it does nothing else.

I tried reinstalling, reinstalling on a secondary partition (wondering if there was something goofy with the front of the drive) all to the same effect. Safe mode will not boot either.

I have a copy of XP MCE lying around so I thought I would try that. I put that in, and it just got past loading the inital drivers and hit "Starting Windows" before I could do any input at all and then blue screened with a message that I should run CHKDSK /F.

I got the harddrive out, got it into my Windows 7 Professional-running desktop and ran CHKDSK. It found nothing wrong. I ran all of Dell's harddrive checks. It, too, found nothing wrong.

On a whim I tried Windows 7 again, and it worked just fine.

Any ideas on what on earth is going on?

System specs are:
Dell Zino HD (400)
ATI HD3200 Integrated graphics (running on VGA for this experiment)
3 GB RAM
500 GB HDD
1.6 Ghz single core AMD cpu.

Thanks so much guys!

Answer:Install hangs on black screen with mouse after "Completing Installation"

Welcome,
I would prepare the HD properly, using this tutorial as a guide.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums

and here is a guide for Seven installation problems.
I think that it applies to your situation, also
http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...solutions.html

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I have just formatted my old PC and installed winXP professional. Everything went as expected, I also configured my internet connection and activated windows, then I restarted. Now the computer hangs in the "Welcome" screen and stays there. What could the problem be? I haven't installed any graphics drivers or any other device except for my modem. I also changed the colour depth (I think that's how it's called) in the monitor settings to 32 bit (from 16 bit). Maybe because no video driver is installed, could that cause a problem?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Freshly formatted winXP comp hangs is "welcome" screen!

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I have just formatted my old PC and installed winXP professional. Everything went as expected, I also configured my internet connection and activated windows, then I restarted. Now the computer hangs in the "Welcome" screen and stays there. What could the problem be? I haven't installed any graphics drivers or any other device except for my modem. I also changed the colour depth (I think that's how it's called) in the monitor settings to 32 bit (from 16 bit). Maybe because no video driver is installed, could that cause a problem?

Thanks!
 

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Hello, thank you very much for taking a look at my log file and hopefully helping me figure out what's wrong and how it can be removed Laptop starts normally up to Windows sign-in screen. Once logged on it produces a black screen, a "Please Wait" notification pops up and it seems to hang. You can let it sit for 15-20 minutes and it only opens Teamviewer as a start-up program. In the meantime the screen stays black, no Task Bar, no Desktop. You can bring up the Task Manager and see that it doesn't load the usual services. In Safe-Mode everything appears normal.
 

Answer:During Startup Black Screen, "Please Wait" Pop-up, No Task Bar, No Desktop, Hangs

Re run Hitman and have it delete Potential Unwanted Programs.

Apart from this I am not seeing anything else to do here in the malware forum, I suggest you post in the software forum if you need further assistance with problems you have.

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no protection. They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)
Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /uninstall
Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /uninstall, it must be there.
This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
Go back to step 6 of the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If we had you download any registry patches like fixme.reg or fixWLK.reg (or any others), you can delete these files now.
If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double ... Read more

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.

Specs:

MB: ASUS P5N-D
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

Answer:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade

Quote:





Originally Posted by pip22


Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?




It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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Hello,
I'd really appreciate some help. After downloading some free software (GRE PowerPrep), my screen display has been permanently stuck on "generic PnP monitor" in the display settings. I have tried to switch it back to "(Default Monitor)" to get rid of this awful wide screen appearance, but it still stays on the generic. Really really annoying. I have deleted the GRE prep software and restarted several times, to no avail. Help.

Answer:Cannot return windows vista screen display to normal from "generic"

Hi jmweathe,

Is your computer able to boot up into "Safe Mode"? If so, boot the computer into safe mode and go to the device manager and un-install the videocard. Reboot the computer and boot into Windows and let the Operating System re-detect the videocard. Then install the drivers and see if this alleviates your computer issue. Hope everything works out well for you.

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My dad's work laptop (is a dell) and they paid for McAfee, and it is current. Well, he out of the blue, had a "Windows Vista anti-spy-ware" thing come up saying there was a trojan horse (?) and worms and he restarted his laptop, because he could not get it to go away, and now the screen is green and all you can see is the access bar (or whatever it's called. It has the quick icons for internet, recycle bin, web-cam, and media player on it) and the same vista anti spy-ware thing. You can not do anything, can i fix it? I can not access anything from this laptop

Answer:"Windows Vista Anti Spy-ware" Now just a green screen

Welcome back to TSF

Read the instructions HERE and post the requested logs HERE as this thread shall be closed.. We do not deal with virus infections in this area of the forum.

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I don't want to hold the power button this time. What do I do? It is stuck at this screen.

Answer:Windows Vista computer, is stuck right now at "Shutting down..." screen

Sounds like my old ME. That crap would either hang or bsod everytime i tried to shut down. If its stuck at shutting down, you'll probably have to just hard boot it.

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Hey guys,

So I was enjoying a game of Starcraft2, when my anti-virus Nod32, goes off and says it needed a database update. But since I was in a pretty resource demanding game, I started lagging pretty bad as it tried to display the Nod32 message over my game. After about 5 seconds or so I blue screened. Now I blue screen once is a blue moon (pun intended), so I didn't pay attention to what device or driver had crashed. Since most of the time I BSOD I reboot just fine.

But this time I reboot, I go through my usual splash logo screen, then my usual Hardware Monitor screen, which is just a quick system spec screen that lists CPU temp, fan speeds, etc. and usually lasts a little over a seconds. This time though, it just stops at the hardware monitor and doesn't go to loading my OS. I have let it sit for over an hour like this, and it won't progress beyond Hardware Monitor.

I doubt it had anything to do with my anti-virus popping up about an update. I have already tried the following things,

-Clearing my NVRAM
-Reseting CMOS using reset jumper
-Using my onboard video instead of my PCI-e card (onboard ended up not working at all)

Maybe I should try flashing my BIOS to the latest version?

Specs:

Motherboard: Biostar TA790GXE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP (SP3)
Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 3.6 Ghz
RAM: 4 Gb Patriot Viper Low-Latency
HD: Samsung 500Gb
GPU: ATI 6850
PSU: 450W OCZ StealthxStream
Case: Coolmaster Elite 310
Keyboard: Razer Tarantula
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Answer:computer hangs at "Hardware Monitor" screen

Bumping due to inactivity
 

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I'm trying to fix my brother's computer after he opened a trojan attached to an email. The email was the one saying your credit card had been charged for airline tickets.

The computer is a Dell Dimension 3100 running Windows XP SP2.

The first problem is that after normal login there is a blue screen with a yellow window in the window with the message

"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

There are no icons visible. The only action I can perform is CTL-ALT-DEL to bring up the Windows Task Manager. I told my brother to start in Safe Mode from which he scanned the computer using AVG Free Edition which was installed before the infection. This did not fix the problem.

Starting Safe Mode I now get a black screen with Safe Mode in the corners and the operating system name at top. The blue login screen then comes up with Administrator and my brothers account. I click on Administrator and I get the same black screen as before with Safe Mode in the corners and the writing at top. My brothers account does the same. There are no icons or Start button visible.

Again, the only program I can bring up is the Windows Task Manager. Using that, I managed to install and run SmitfraudFix which was given as a solution to "Spyware detected" screen. After rebooting this did not fix the problem. I also installed SpyHunter 3.5.11 which found Zlob.Trojan, Rogue.AntivirusXP 2008 plus some other ... Read more

Answer:Safe Mode "Black Screen" and "Spyware detected" screen

Anyone want to answer this?

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I think that I may have used a corrupted exe file in my laptop and now I am unable to get past the log-in screen using any of my past logins. just hitting enter  as I did before this problem, will not work. I have alot of files that I do not have copies of that I can not loose, if I were to reload windows xp pro again. I can get to the drive by hooking it up to another computer, but I cannot get into any files under "user". I can go into "all users" and one other user shown in the list. But when I try to go into "user" file, it says that I do not have permission to access this file. That is the mode I was in for all of my work to be saved in. It is the same situation in safe mode when I boot in safe mode. Can anyone help or suggest what to do? Dimarrco   

Answer:HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...

Try This...

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Is there any way to load the "Screen Saver Settings" dialog/ control panel at boot-up/ login in a similar fashion to applications?

If not, then would I need to write a software program of some type via OS-specific commands (I presume) for opening this dialog to be executed at boot-up/ login e.g., VB, C, or C++?

Thanks for your replies! :-)

Answer:Load "Screen Saver Settings" Dialog at Boot-up/ Login?

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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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Total novice here: I am hoping someone can give me some guidance. My brother-in-law was my computer man and he passed away recently. I may have just messed everything up and I have no one to help. My notebook, an Acer E1 series running Windows 10 without issue until today, slapped me with a black screen with a cursor and nothing else. (This happened while trying to close out of pretty heavy video game for the first time.) Restarting, the Acer logo came up, but then it went back to the black screen with cursor. Control+alt+delete did nothing. Sticky keys did nothing. I tried all diagnostics in the start screens. Automatic repair did nothing. I searched around and read that I could try running chkdsk and that brought up a lot of bad clusters. After that, I moved past the black screen to the login screen. Now, instead of having my username, it simply said Other User and had a blank login screen with "Sign in to: MYCOMPUTERNAME" below it. When I tried to log in using my username, I get stuck in a reboot loop. I could open in safe mode, but nothing else. I did a system refresh. Nothing changed. I mean, my programs are all gone, but outside of safe mode, it's still acting the same. I get to the login screen, OTHER USER, enter my username and password, hit enter, computer reboots. I just discovered if I don't enter my username, it eventually reboots anyway. Rinse. Repeat. Safe mode still works. Does anyone have any idea if I can do anything to fix it? I am moving... Read more

Answer:Restart Loop and "Other User" On Login Screen After System Refresh

When the"Other User" login comes up have you tried just hitting Enter instead of your User info ? ?

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I have done a complete scan with WDO and Norton Internet Security and both came out clean.
I can get into safe mode with networking.
Windows updates are up to date.

What next?

Answer:Lenovo x220 hangs at the "Welcome" Screen

Have you tried running startup repair yet ?

Startup Repair

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Dear friends,

I've got this big problem: when installing the windows 8, everything is fine until some point, ( everything goes as it should have, as on the other PC of mine). The setup "stops" after the configuring devices post. When it finishes configuring, the screen goes black, after which (in about 10 minutes) the PC restarts, then after Windows 8 logo everything goes black and stays that way for infinity. I left the PC on for night, nothing happens.

The 7 installs just fine, without any problems. Any suggestions?

Answer:Installation "hangs", nothing happens, black screen

Welcome to EightForums.

Windows 8 has incompatibility with older 64 bit Intel/AMD processors, & some Video/Graphic Cards.

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Hello everyone, I have a problem and I would like your help:
a friend of mine upgraded his laptop OS from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and after that the laptop hangs sometimes after the shutdown command (on the blue screen with the label "arresting system...").
The only way I found the successfully shut down the PC and reboot it is to physically remove the battery of the laptop.
I tried also, but it didn't work, to physically shutdown the PC pushing the power button but when I try to repush it (to reboot) the screen comes again like the PC was somehow sleep/hibernate (I don't know the various options): I guess is some feature of the laptop maybe (Toshiba ?).
I would like your help for:
1)I would like to find out what could cause this issue. My last option would be to format and reinstall the OS but I don't want my friend to lose his data/programs.
2)I don't know if doing the "soft recovery/reset" it would clear all the programs including the ones of the previous OS (programs of Win 8) or only all the apps/programs of the newly Windows 10.
Thanks for your help and sorry for my english.

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I am able to start up in safe mode but when I restart the login screen is bypassed and pc gets stuck "starting up". any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Jim
 

Answer:XP Pro Welcome screen bypassed and hangs "starting up"

press F8 when booting and choose Last Known Good Configuration
 

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Hello everyone, I have a problem and I would like your help:
a friend of mine upgraded his laptop OS from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and after that the laptop hangs sometimes after the shutdown command (on the blue screen with the label "arresting system...").
The only way I found the successfully shut down the PC and reboot it is to physically remove the battery of the laptop.
I tried also, but it didn't work, to physically shutdown the PC pushing the power button but when I try to repush it (to reboot) the screen comes again like the PC was somehow sleep/hibernate (I don't know the various options): I guess is some feature of the laptop maybe (Toshiba ?).
I would like your help for:
1)I would like to find out what could cause this issue. My last option would be to format and reinstall the OS but I don't want my friend to lose his data/programs.
2)I don't know if doing the "soft recovery/reset" it would clear all the programs including the ones of the previous OS (programs of Win 8) or only all the apps/programs of the newly Windows 10.
Thanks for your help and sorry for my english.

Answer:Win 10 hangs sometimes on "arresting system" screen

sirluca said:

Hello everyone, I have a problem and I would like your help:
a friend of mine upgraded his laptop OS from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and after that the laptop hangs sometimes after the shutdown command (on the blue screen with the label "arresting system...").
The only way I found the successfully shut down the PC and reboot it is to physically remove the battery of the laptop.
I tried also, but it didn't work, to physically shutdown the PC pushing the power button but when I try to repush it (to reboot) the screen comes again like the PC was somehow sleep/hibernate (I don't know the various options): I guess is some feature of the laptop maybe (Toshiba ?).
I would like your help for:
1)I would like to find out what could cause this issue. My last option would be to format and reinstall the OS but I don't want my friend to lose his data/programs.
2)I don't know if doing the "soft recovery/reset" it would clear all the programs including the ones of the previous OS (programs of Win 8) or only all the apps/programs of the newly Windows 10.
Thanks for your help and sorry for my english.



Hi sirluca and welcome to Tenforums.

You might try turning off Fast Startup, and also checking the settings of the power button.
"When I press the power button: Shut down"

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Hi all, you guys did a great job of solving the BSOD problem on my laptop, but now my PC is playing up so I need your help again

When I try to shutdown my PC it nearly always hangs at the "Logging Off" or "Shutting Down" screen, the only time it shuts down properly is immediately aftwer it has been freshly started. It seems to me that a program or driver is causing the problem.

if you can tell me what you need I can attach it asap.

Dell Optiplex GX620
Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor
4 GB RAM
Win 7 Ultimate

Answer:PC won't shutdown, always hangs at "Shutting Down" screen

Microsoft does have a fix available, but you have to request it from them.

Have a look at this article, and then click the fix link at the top of the page.

You cannot make a computer that is running Windows 7 shut down or sleep

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

Answer:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit


I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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Hi there,

My problem started occurring shortly after i started to use a friend's projector with my computer.

My Current Config.

Dual Os Linux Mint 13 (grub version 1.99) / Win 7 x64
AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 5200+ 2.71GHz
2GB Ram
Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS 256MB
LG FLATRON Wide 19"

Now, I am able to boot into Linux and Windows7 SAFE MODE without a problem, however when i try to boot into Win7 NORMAL MODE my monitor works up until i get to the login screen (i hear the login screen sound) but then hits me with "Analog Power Saving Mode" and switches off (blue light on monitor turns orange). At this point i am still able to type in my password (blindly) and log in to windows (i know this thanks to the login sound) but cannot do anything to revive my monitor.

As this problem doesn't occur when using the projector (SANYO Pro-X) i am led to believe that there is an issue with the projector affecting the resolution / refresh rate settings and those washing over to the monitor.
Note that i am only able to connect one device (monitor or projector) at a time.

If anyone has any familiarity with this issue or knows of a solution please let me (and the TF general public) know.

Thanks in advance! =)

Drakulos

Answer:Win 7 "Analog Power Saving Mode" at Login Screen

it sounds like your screen settings are wrong and its trying to send an output to the projector. Can you take a screen shot of your screen settings when the projector is plugged in and post it here for review?

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Hi, I have a Compaq CQ50-108CA Laptop, running Windows 7 RC 1. Just earlier today this problem started where after I put in my password it kept saying "Welcome" and then it stayed like that for hours and then I just did a hard shutdown and then I went to safe mode to remove the password. So safe mode works but regular mode doesn't. Password or no password. I also have Vista on the HD and that is working with no problems. What can I do to fix this. Thank you very much.

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

Answer:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

GuyInDogSuit said:

I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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I'm sorry is this has been posted about before, but I did look for it. Well, basically I signed in to MSN Messenger into my sister's username (Windows computer) and now next to her name it comes up with "190 unread messages." (mostly junk mail) and she asked me to get rid of it. I can't think of a quicker way than deleting them one by one. I wondered if anyone knew how to get rid of it. Thanks.
 

Answer:how do you get rid of "# unread mail messages." on user/login screen?

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This is XP pro and some how the text next to the shut down button got changed. Anyone know how I can fix that?

See the attached image to see what I mean.
 

Answer:Solved: On login screen "Turn off other stuff"

Welcome to TSG!

Right click My Computer, click Properties
Click the Computer Name tab.
Delete the text in the Computer Description: box, which has extra stuff in it right now.
 

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I would like to remove the "Other Credentials" button from the login screen for aesthetic reasons (I've already removed almost everything else). I run a .reg on startup to make sure that the password dialog is always open on the login screen and not the fingerprint reader dialog; since the fingerprint reader works even when the password dialog is open, there's no reason why I would ever switch to it. I use the fingerprint reader regularly to log on, so disabling it isn't an option.

Surely it must be somewhere in authui.dll, but I cannot determine what or where the "Other Credentials" button is encoded.

(Also helpful would be removing the username, "Locked" text when the computer is locked, and the momentary "Welcome" text after logging on)

Answer:Remove "Other Credentials" button from login screen

Could you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?

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hi,

i want to move the press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on to little above or down below so that i can view my background image nicely.
"currently it is located in the center" i want the writing to be on top or down
thanks in advance.

Answer:How do I move " press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on " in login screen

im having a dell pc. and i dont think it will have any settings in the bios related to what i want.

attached 2 pictures, one is the original and the other one is the way i want

thank you

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I have just purchased a new computer and it is running XP. It is a Dell Vostro 1500; nice machine. I allowed my sister to download the Windows Live Messanger onto it to use one day (no Sign-in Assistant, or anything extra, just the messanger), and now, under my name on the welcome screen, it has a message that says "9 Unread Messages" under it! Very annoying!

I uninstalled the Messanger, took it off the startup and still! It shows up before I log on to my computer! I want to disable this feature so that I don't have to look at it! It is not my email, and I don't need this anyway.

HELP!

Answer:Can't remove "Unread Messages" from login screen

Hi elendili7,

You can turn off the mail count. To do so, do the following:

Download this file to you desktop:

http://fragments.turtlemeat.com/img/...t-turn-off.reg

Double click on it to run it, and choose Yes when asked to merge with the registry.

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When i turn on my computer, in the step when windows ask you for choose one User to login... the option "Other User" to introduce my domain user account and pass is not showing.

Also, the witch option is not showing after log in with another account, i have to use the sig out option, this is not a big problem, in fact i dont care, i just mention this because maybe have relation with the first problem.
I need the option Other User... Anyone knows how to fix this?
Windows 8.1
Im connected to the network and the domain is showing up

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Hey guys,

I tried booting up my PC which has Windows 8 installed and it was working fine until yesterday.

It has a "Enter Password" screen upon start-up and I think it's a virus because it only lets me enter 10 characters and even though, I do put in the correct password, it still says it's incorrect. The computer also shuts down after 3 unsuccessful attempts.

I have attached a picture of the screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:"Enter Password" black screen login

I found out the issue is a BIOS password. I'm looking into making a HirensBootCD to get rid of it. Any suggestions?

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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Hi I want to ask if it is possible to edit maybe the authui.dll or the explorer.exe to remove the "locked" message that appears above the password box whenever I lock my computer.
I have already managed to remove the user picture, the "enter" button and the watermark by fiddeling with both those files, but the "locked" mesage is damn near impossible to get rid of :P

EDIT: My endgame is to have a totaly clear login screen, except for the password box in the middle

Answer:Help with removing the "Locked" message at login screen

If it's just the word that you want removed I'm not 100% sure but I found it in the authui.dll.mui in the String folder in both C:\Windows\System32\en-US and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US folders, yours may be in a different folder then the en-US check your language folder.

Jerry

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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Hi,
I have one big problem. yesterday i was having problems with my laptop, Dell XPS 14z. It was going way slow. Dont know why. I did a complete restore to the date that i but it. Everything went fine. But instead of setup screen where i can create username, it shows login screen. where only "Other User" with a blank icon is. I cant login to it. I did the restore 3 times, but the problem is still there. Im stuck. I have read serveral threads on different forums, but they arent for any help because peoples screens it shows Other user and last user loged in. But in my case it only show Other user. please help...

Answer:problems login screen - "Other User"

Boot to the Advanced Options Boot menu by pressing F8 during startup.
Select Safe Mode, see if you can login there.

When you say I did a complete restore to the date that i but it do you mean you used the built in System Recovery to put it back to factory new state?

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After install a program called DigitalPersona which is used to login to Windows by fingerprint ID
it has created an extra user on the logon screen.

This user has no name and is not listed in the Local Users and Groups > Users

I have since uninstall the software, but the user still remains on my logon screen.

How to remove it?

IF anyone wants to test this software, to replicate the problem

HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP? Customer Support

Click software - security
Digital Persona Fingerprint Reader Software

Answer:Remove "no name" user from login screen

Give this tutorial a try.
User Account - Delete

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Hi!

My specs are:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945, 4x 3000 MHz
Mainboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX), Sc3+, AMD 760G Chipset
RAM: 8192 MB DDR3-RAM
HDD: 1000 GB, Seagateģ/Western Digitalģ, SATA
GPU: AMD R9 380
PSU: COOLER MASTER G550M, 550 Watt, ATX 2.31

Monitor: AOC e2243Fws
OS: Win 10 64bit
My problem:
When I boot up my PC, it will do so normally until i get to the login screen. There the picture freezes and the monitor goes black, showing "no signal". The PC and fans run. Turning the monitor off an on or unplugging the hdmi cable and putting it in again won't help, so I have to shut down my PC by force.
When I start the PC again, everything works fine. Even if I shut down the PC and boot up again after 1 hour or so, there is mo problem. If I wait several hours or to the next day though, the same happens again. Normal boot, loading screen, freeze, no signal.
As GPU and PSU are new and the problem persists for several months, I started to think, if it could be my motherboard. I also thought of my RAM, but Memtest didn't show problems.
So, is it possible that my motherboard is the problem?
If yes, what can I do?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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Hi Guys

Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64 onto an old PC of mine and have hit a problem never experienced before;

The install process goes as expected but just after ending my username (and PC name) and get to the login screen I get a strange error. Excuse me for not making a note of the error but it related to the Group policy login service being unable to start and it would do something related to a "Universal.... service" I think the abbreviation would have been UUS or UUUS? Currently doing the install again so if it happens a second time ill make a note and edit the post.

The HD is a reconditioned one I have bought so my suspicions are with it however and cdkdsk didnt turn up any errors. I am doing the install onto an old PATA drive now just to check it out though.

So the error message is Ok to a degree but after the error the PC shuts down and after the BIOS stuff I just have a black screen with a flashing underscore "_". Almost as if the Windows install cannot boot. Done all standard stuff checked the boot priority, tried manual boot and it failed. I booted into Ubuntu Live and it worked OK so I know the BIOS is OK.

I assume that at the user creation stage Windows is running from my HD and not the disc? Or is it all disc until a final reboot? Ive not checked the RAM (yet) but since its not even booting after the error it seems more like a Windows related thing?

Any suggestions?

Rob

Answer:Windows 7 Install, crashes at login screen (after "install")

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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So I do a lot of DVR's and I have a school that is giving us RDP access so we can login to our DVR for maintenance. Thats great. But problem is whenever we login via RDP, the end-users screen goes to that "locked" screen so they can't see anything. Then once we logout, the end-users screen is at the login screen.

Not exactly a good scenario for a DVR. The end-user must be able to

1) see what we are doing on the DVR while we're in it (this way they can still see their cameras)
2) Once we logout, it should be left like it was when we logged in, meaning back in windows, without a user-login screen

Anybody know how to fix this? I don't use RDP a lot because it makes me log-in... this causes issues when im logging into SOME server software (where the server itself is logged on, running a database tool, but when we rdp in, it basically logs us in as that user again, and the database software doesnt run... and it won't re-run until we log back in at the terminal, after the RDP sesssion is over)
 

Answer:How to disable RDP "Login" screen

You'll have to use some 3rd party software like ultravnc
 

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Hello, after installing Windows 10, I got this error message "Failed to enumerate objects in the container. Access is denied." I checked around and found that this is ownership problem. So, I changed the ownership of C: to the default Administrator which, and System also, has full access to everything on C:.

After that, I reboot the computer. The screen showed "Please wait". And I have waited for hours.

Because drives on this computer are shared, I went to another computer and was able to see the files. It is just that I cannot log in from this problematic computer. I think maybe I should have set the owner to System instead of Administrator. But now, how do I fix it?

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I'm configuring a Windows 7 laptop for another person who will be the prime user.

I'd like to maintain my login ID on the computer, but not have it visible on the "regular" welcome screen.

I'd also like to be able to login, using my own ID, through the XP-style screen where I enter my login ID and password (because my account wouldn't be visible on the regular welcome screen).

Is all of this possible? And how do I do it?

Answer:Possible to "hide" a login ID on the welcome screen?

I'm not entirely happy with the question, but here's how you restore the old-style login screen:

1. Open Group Policy Editor.

2. Go to : Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options.

3. Find "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name". Change the setting to "Enabled".

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba r700-181 (PT310E) work laptop. It is running Windows 7 x64 Enterprise.

It has one 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 10600. Windows works fine with this.

I have obtained a 4GB stick of ram which is PC3 12800. With just this one in, Windows works fine.

However, if I have BOTH sticks put in, the BIOS recognises that there is 8GB installed, but Windows fails to boot.

It gets stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen. If I restart it asks me if I want to start windows normally or to run the Windows repair. If I try that I get the message: "Error: 0xc0000225. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I tried using a Windows 7 System Restore disc but that doesnt work...

If I try either of the sticks in the laptop one at a time, then Windows 7 boots up fine.

Is this just down to the laptop not being compatible with the mixture of speeds? I thought that if they were mixed it would just use the lower speed by default?

So confused

Answer:Laptop hangs at "Starting Windows" or getting "Error 0xC0000225"

Hello borito, Welcome to SevenForums!

Is this a laptop provided by a company you work for by any chance?

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I'm running Windows XP Home Edition (SP1 I believe). When i go to log on to either of the screennames on the computer, both admin, one password protected, it hangs for several minutes on "Loading your personal settings..."
It loads eventually, but when it does the hard drive makes an audible grunting sound and the desktop loads up normal except for the taskbar. Most programs work properly (at least through the desktop shortcuts that I have), however Windows Media Player refuses to even load at all, and the only way I can get to my documents is through My Computer, however I am unable to open anything in any folders that aren't .exe files. Pictures, videos, pretty much any media is unresponsive and it seems that only .txt files will open.
I have tried to open windows in safe mode, but the taskbar still doesn't open and it is EXTREMELY slow, with the same side effects as stated before.
Now, i most situations, I would simply borrow a reformat disc from a friend, but I'd rather not lose all of my music and videos.
If possible, I need to get this issue sorted out extremely quickly, as I'm lacking on some fairly important files on that computer. Any other details I can give, just ask and I'll see what I can do. Open to suggestions, pretty much anything logical.

Answer:Login hangs on "Loading your personal settings..." loads after a few minutes, but...

You should give us your computer specs in case the problem involves one specific hardware. You did mention you're hearing grunting sounds on load up which sounds as if your hard drive maybe on the brink. Have a look at the following link it may help solve your problem http://pcsupport.about.com/od/nonwor.../hdnoisetb.htm.

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Well, I have a big problem. I have a laptop that was manufacturer by TOSHIBA with Vista Home Premium OS. And I haven't used it in awhile, so I kinda forgot the Windows Login Password. It's only one account on it, the "Administrator" account. So the problem is I need to login on that laptop, but sadly, I didn't make a "reset disk" for the password on it. Is there anyway I can ever log back onto it? Please Help.


KenzCM

Answer:Windows Vista Login Password Forgotten - No Reset Disk Was Made: "Needs Help"

Originally Posted by KenzCM


Well, I have a big problem. I have a laptop that was manufacturer by TOSHIBA with Vista Home Premium OS. And I haven't used it in awhile, so I kinda forgot the Windows Login Password. It's only one account on it, the "Administrator" account. So the problem is I need to login on that laptop, but sadly, I didn't make a "reset disk" for the password on it. Is there anyway I can ever log back onto it? Please Help.


KenzCM



Kenz

Do you have the vista DVD? If so you can boot from the dvd and during the setup there is a key combo (shift-F10) that varies from mfr to mfr. That will get you to the command prompt. You may not need to run as admin but just in case this is how>>>> ( right click the top bar and run as admin) type net user administrator /active:true

that will enable the built in hidden admin account. reboot logon change password.

Let us know if this doesn't work

Ken

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I am running Windows 8 64 bit

Apparently I scanned my system using full system scan (AVAST) and left my computer on thinking it would take for many hours. When I came back, my computer automatically shutdown because it was left standby for about 4 hours. I don't know if the scan was finished. When I try to boot, the screen gets stuck on "please wait" screen or "configuring windows. Do not turn off your computer".

I already tried going to System Recovery Options screen, then going to Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, but I tried everything there and still the issue persists even when I tried to boot in safe mode. I tried going to command prompt, and type sfc/ scannow but it says it can't scan right now. I also tried chkdsk / R but it says the same. I don't know how to run cmd as administrator from the System Recovery Options.

So now I tried to use system restore but I am stuck to the windows logo for about 1 and half hour. I don't know if I should wait for this or it is already stuck. In other forums I read, they used system restore with only the "C:" disk group connected. Should I also do this?

I am thinking to remove AVAST or somehow disable it.

Please help me.

Answer:[SOLVED] Stuck on &quot;Please wait&quot; screen or &quot;Configuring windows. Do not turn off your

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have your Windows 8 CD?

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I was having trouble starting my computer like many other people it seems - it would hang just after the "starting windows" screen appeared. I had a completely black/blank screen, no mouse pointer , nothing. The only way to overcome the issue was by powering down and restarting windows which always seemed to get it running, but very frustrating none the less.
I tried several fixes from this forum without success. Thinking about it though, I realised that my problem only began after I had reinstalled windows (which I had done several times because of faulty memory - everytime I got the same startup problem ). I know that advice from this forum frequently referred to ensuring all drivers were up to date so I checked mine via Device Manager. All showed that they were the latest drivers according to Windows Update. However, I decided to manually reinstall the motherboard drivers from the ASUS website (I had already done so for the chipset) , namely the SATA and LAN drivers. To my delight this seems to have returned my computer to its correct working state with no startup issues.
Just thought I would post this info in case it is of use to anyone trying to overcome a similar problem.

Answer:Solved black screen after "loading windows" screen

Hi ColWar,

Thanks for posting your solution! Hopefully this will be of use to someone else. I will flag this thread to be marked 'Solved'.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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Hi
Seriouse prob please help me
I got a P5wD2 Prem MOBO with a Dual core 3.2 Pentium D 800mhz 64M CPU and some memory i forget 2gigs i think 667mhz cosair or something i dont think it matters.
everything works fine and detecs perfectly in BIOS

anyways

i plug in a HD that "i am curently useing and typeing this info in from a difirent pc, so its working fine"
as soon as the Windows XP screen apears the system Resets/Reboots

OR
i try to Install a new system on the NEW HD that i have SATA74gig 10RPM and SATA 3gig a sec 300gig

It shows windows Setup the BLUE screen... It load a bunch of files and then when it says starting windows , few sec THE BLUE BLUE SCREEN APEARS with an ERROR well you all know how it goes sys encountered a prob and shut down bllah blah blah

Please check your HD or HD CONTROLLERs scan for viri etc... blah
and gives a code 000000007a or something like that buch of #'s go after that as well

So, I CANT install NEW Windows, I CANT even USE A HD With windows installed on it on the new pc.

whats the problem what do i do how do i fix this ???
any one
 

Answer:PC REBOOTS on 1st "windows XP Screen" OR BLUE Screen when trying to install HELP

Closing duplicate, reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/502789-pc-reboots-1st-windows-xp.html

Next time, ask for a forum move instead of posting a duplicate thread
 

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PC REBOOTS on 1st "windows XP Screen" OR BLUE Screen when trying to install HELP
Hi
Seriouse prob please help me
I got a P5wD2 Prem MOBO with a Dual core 3.2 Pentium D 800mhz 64M CPU and some memory i forget 2gigs i think 667mhz cosair or something i dont think it matters.
everything works fine and detecs perfectly in BIOS

anyways

i plug in a HD that "i am curently useing and typeing this info in from a difirent pc, so its working fine"
as soon as the Windows XP screen apears the system Resets/Reboots

OR
i try to Install a new system on the NEW HD that i have SATA74gig 10RPM and SATA 3gig a sec 300gig

It shows windows Setup the BLUE screen... It load a bunch of files and then when it says starting windows , few sec THE BLUE BLUE SCREEN APEARS with an ERROR well you all know how it goes sys encountered a prob and shut down bllah blah blah

Please check your HD or HD CONTROLLERs scan for viri etc... blah
and gives a code 000000007a or something like that buch of #'s go after that as well

So, I CANT install NEW Windows, I CANT even USE A HD With windows installed on it the new pc

whats the problem what do i do how do i fix this ???
any one
 

Answer:PC REBOOTS on 1st "windows XP Screen" OR BLUE Screen when trying to install HELP

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Hi
Seriouse prob please help me
I got a P5wD2 Prem MOBO with a Dual core 3.2 Pentium D 800mhz 64M CPU and some memory i forget 2gigs i think 667mhz cosair or something i dont think it matters.
everything works fine and detecs perfectly in BIOS

anyways

i plug in a HD that "i am curently useing and typeing this info in from a difirent pc, so its working fine"
as soon as the Windows XP screen apears the system Resets/Reboots

OR
i try to Install a new system on the NEW HD that i have SATA74gig 10RPM and SATA 3gig a sec 300gig

It shows windows Setup the BLUE screen... It load a bunch of files and then when it says starting windows , few sec THE BLUE BLUE SCREEN APEARS with an ERROR well you all know how it goes sys encountered a prob and shut down bllah blah blah

Please check your HD or HD CONTROLLERs scan for viri etc... blah
and gives a code 000000007a or something like that buch of #'s go after that as well

So, I CANT install NEW Windows, I CANT even USE A HD With windows installed on it the new pc

whats the problem what do i do how do i fix this ???
any one

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My Windows login and logout sounds have stopped working. I went to the control panal and checked in the "sounds" and the login sound worked when I tested it there plus I checked the sound mixer and all sliders are active and pulled up. What could be the problem? All other sounds are working?

RBG
 

Answer:Windows "Login" and "Logout" sound stopped working

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

line 211 left hand side

211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds

hope it helps

joan
 

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About one month ago, a new problem surfaced:

Most times when I try to "Save As" a document and the application calls Windows Explorer for me to Browse where to save the file, it hangs for upwards of 60 seconds. The Browse window appears, but then I get a "spinning circular cursor" for 45-60 seconds until I can do anything. This occurs in all applications from MSExcel through Internet Explorer.

The system never completely crashes, but there is always this 60 second lag now.

The lag also occurs when I try to open a document...and to a less extent, but sometimes, when I simply open Windows Explorer (Windows Explorer is inconsistent as to whether it will give me a lag...sometimes it does work fine).

I have previously tried posting in the malware forum. I had picked something up they found...and cleaned it out, but that seems to have been completely unrelated to this as it was a virus redirecting my Google searches.

Can anyone help?
 

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I was getting the "irql not less or equal" BSOD even in safe mode, so one of the IT guys here had me use recovery console to copy 5 files from the repair directory to the config directory (default, software, sam, security and system). The computer now boots in all modes until it gets to the "welcome" screen where it hangs. The hard drive light flashes but it's every second exactly, so doesn't seem to be doing anything useful. What should I do next?
 

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I have read several threads with similar problems and it seems that the "blue screen" of old Windows crashes has been replaced with the "black screen of death". Anyway, I'm trying to get an older HP running. I get the Windows splash screen then the above described "black screen". I get this in "safe mode", also. I'm starting to lean towards the hard drive and will start trying to find out what brand it is and go to their web site and see if they have a utility program to check it. If anyone has any suggestions, they will be appreciated...

It's running Windows XP Home with 128mg of ram; just a basic box, nothing special...Thanks in advance, dm

Answer:Has the "black screen" replaced the "blue screen"?

greetings
do you have the xp disk available?
[128 meg ram for xp is a little light]
post back

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There is this black screen(mouse does not appear either) right before the login menu that happens sometimes for about 1 minute then the vista logo pops up and then I can log in, any ideas as to what the problem is or how to fix it? T400 with the ati video card, but i'm on the intel integrated one most of the time but problem happens with both.

Answer:T400 black screen between windows vista loading screen and login screen

I think problem is with the drivers. I use to have the same problem too but after I upgraded to the latest drivers + BIOS, problem seem to be fixed.

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Howdy everybody!
When I hit the Windows & Print Screen keys, it is supposed to generate a picture of my Desktop into a Folder, within Pictures, labelled “Screenshots.”
But there is no such "ScreenShots" folder there!
What should I do? If I simply create a new folder, and label it “Screenshots,” will do that do the trick?  Or is there a more complicated fix?
Your help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Howdy everybody! I have a new XPS 8910 with Windows 10.  When I hit the Windows & Print Screen keys, it is supposed to generate a picture of my Desktop into a Folder, within Pictures, labelled “Screenshots.” But there is no such "ScreenShots" folder there! What should I do? If I simply create a new folder, and label it “Screenshots,” will do that do the trick? Or is there a more complicated fix? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:No "ScreenShots" Folder in Pictures To Hold " Print Screen" Images!

Is it just saving the screenshots somewhere else or is it just not taking screenshots at all? Don't know about your specific system, but on my Win 10 lappy, the screen blinks (dims) when the screenshot is taken.  
Did you look in all the subfolders in Pictures to see if Screenshots folder is buried in one of them?
Win 10 also has a Snipping Tool which will allow you to put a box around the part of the screen you want to capture and then you can save it wherever you want. Maybe that's easier, and you can pin the Snipping Tool to the Start menu so it's easy to find.

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Yesterday I turned on my laptop which came preloaded with Vista and it popped up the black screen that says, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." Then it gives me the option to launch the startup repair or boot windows normally.

If I try to boot Windows normally, it just gives a microsecond view of a blue screen then it puts me right back where I started.

If I try the startup repair, it tries running for a minute, then it says, "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically," and gives me the option to send or not send the info to Microsoft.

This system is used for my business and I'm pretty dependent on it.
Any suggestions for how to proceed on this would be VERY appreciated!!

-tb

p.s. regarding the computer's message about new hardware or software, I have not installed anything new on it for some time. Don't know if that's helpful info or not.
 

Answer:Vista is stuck in "Startup repair/blue screen" loop

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I've researched this forum's solutions for getting Vista to boot by itself, however after downloading EasyBCD I was only able to remove the "earlier version of windows" option, and for some reason I still keep getting "Microsoft XP Pro Installation" as well as "Microsoft Vista Ultimate." Vista works fine, I'm just trying to get the xp install option out of there. A little backstory might help:

I had to install Vista in the first place because my xp pro installation crashed, i didn't want to go back to home and whenever I tried to install pro again when it got to the partition screen no partitions would ever show up and after 3-4 sec I'd get a BSOD. So i reinstalled xp home, went to the bookstore and picked up the update version of vista ultimate.

I installed Vista and it works great. After a month of having to manually select it each time I restart my computer though, it's getting rather annoying. EasyBCD does not show the xp pro installation option in the bootloader, however it's still there whenever i restart.

Any suggestions?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L300 running Vista Home Basic SP 1 - 32 bit. Owned since March/April last year, no previous issues whatsoever. Last night I got a blue screen, and when I finally got it rebooted, my wireless connection wouldn't work -- "Local only" "unidentified network" Tried trouble-shooting myself, called Toshiba support, no help. Plugged it into router - Linksys WRT54G, 4.5 years old (won't say it's never had issues but I've always been able to fix them. The firmware is v.4.21.1. I don't want to flash it in case that causes more issues than it fixes.) Couldn't get a LAN connection either -- NEVER had that happen in all my years of computer experience unless issue was with network/Internet. Finally got the LAN connection back after I used the Norton uninstall utility and uninstalled my Realtek driver (it reinstalled when I rebooted). After I got the LAN connection, I downloaded a bunch of updates. Also tried uninstalling the Intel WiFi driver. Still can't get wireless back.

I've already tried a zillion things that I either knew how to do myself or found last night searching forums (spent 5 hours trying to fix this last night). I'm seriously alarmed at how common this problem is, and how difficult it seems to be to solve -- thus why I'm posting on a forum like this for the first time ever. I really hope someone here can help me avoid a hard drive wipe. I have an external hard drive and am bac... Read more

Answer:Sudden "Local Only" issues after Vista blue screen

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I am now clutching at straws. I have searched the web and cannot find a solution to the problem below although there is a similar problem with MCE 2005 with the digital Audio overlay. I can see this is not an uncommon problem and cannot find anything for VISTA. Please help.


When playing recorded TV MY VISTA MCE will, from time to time, freeze the picture on screen (the PC still appears to be running - I can move the mouse) for several minutes, then return to playing the recorded TV. Some times when this freeze occurs, I will get the 'no TV signal' blue screen. And sometimes (but not often) I will get a dialogue box with "Logon process has failed to create security options dialogue" "Failure security options".


I have an external Maxtor firewire 1 Tb disk - I have disabled Firewire and using USB for this device -still get error,


I have change some of the BIOS settings - no change,


I have change to various versions of Video drivers (MSI 8500GT Nvidia card) - no change,


I have reloaded VISTA numerous times - no change,


I have VISTA SP 1 - no change,
I have VISTA SP 2 - no change

I have updated all the drivers I can, both with WIN update and one by one in device manager by looking on the net and on local drive - no change,


I have slowed the data transfer rate on my 1.5Tb disk from 3g/min to 1.5g/min - no change.


I have tried various codec packs - no change.


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Answer:"No TV signal" bluue screen when playing recorded TV in VISTA MCE

I have disabled devices in device manager - no change - I have played recorded tv in window media player - not MCE - and still get problem - is there a registry setting for a cache or something .......

Does any have anything else to try?

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Hi all,

I am using a HP laptop and have got windows xp OS installed. recently i have started facing some unsual problems at the start up. when i turn on my laptop it goes fine till the " windows is strating up ...." screen and then freezes. sometimes i was able to get to the logon screen and the screen gets forzen thr as well. I tried booting with the safe mode but get stuck at the start up screen again. i even tried booting with the win xp cd to do a windows repair but it comes up with a blue screen saying: problem with win2k services try disabling the caching or shadowing and reboot.

i wonder how cud i possibly get rid of this?

can anyone plz help me with this?

thank you very much,
Jack
 

Answer:screen gets frozen at the " windows is starting up...." screen

Sounds like a system file is missing or corrupt. Have you tried entering the Bios and changing the boot to CD? That way you could do a repair using your Windows disc.
 

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Vista freezes with "pink screen," unless in safe mode. Problem persists after factory image recovery.

Windows Vista freezes with a "pink screen" and horizontal dashed lines. Sometimes after freezing, I'll get the BSOD and my PC will restart. The freezes used to happen about 3-5 minutes right after I logged in to my user account, but nothing happened up to about 5 hours yesterday.

Today, I wasn't even able to get past the login screen without freezing, so I went into safe mode, where I spent 2+ hours transferring the files I wanted onto a hard drive. My PC didn't freeze once. After I moved my files, I went and reformatted my windows partition of my hard disk drive with the HP factory image recovery.

But as soon as I finished that, before I could even set up my first account, my computer freezes (with the pink again). I tried going into safe mode, but it won't let me do that unless I have an account set up.

Help please! Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Vista freezes with "pink screen," unless in safe mode. Problem persists after factory

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