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My computer forgets who I am.


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#1 elinatim

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 02:53 PM

Every time I restart my computer it comes up with a Windows Startup screen...the one that has a box labeled "Do not show this screen at startup." I also get the dialog arrow that tells me how to use the Start button. When I go online for the first time after a startup, I am taken to a screen that says "Connect me to the Internet." All of my proxy settings are forgotten and I am set up in a "TEMP" profile. Any suggestions?

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 08:06 PM

Have you created a "user" in "usernames and passwords" for your login?

Click "start", "settings", "control panel", "users and passwords" and add the appropriate login if you haven't already done so.

Also, it is not a good idea to surf the net with a login that has administrator authority assigned. Give your login limited authority and use administrator only when you need it.

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 02:57 PM

I did set up a user, but the computer logs me in as a TEMP user anyway.

Now I have got fed up with this because of another problem. This is a drive I have just erased and repartitioned into C: and D: drives. I have installed Windows 2000 Pro on C:. When I go into Windows explorer I can see C: and D:, but only C: is accessible. What have I done wrong?

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 05:05 PM

Never mind the formatting problem. I have taken care of that. I have seen posts all over the Internet about problems with roaming profiles and local profiles...some have the same symptoms I have, but I either do not understand enough to fix this problem or have a different problem.

When I log onto my workstation as an administrator, I get no error messages. When I log on as anyone else in our domain, I get a roaming profile error and a local error. I expect the roaming profile error, because we got hit with a virus that changed something on our server (I haven't figured out what, yet). The inability to create a local profile is new. I am a registered user in the domain and on this machine, not in the Guest group.




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