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The way my computer starts up has changed. Can I change it back?


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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:29 AM

I am the only user of this computer. Starting up, it used to load all of my settings and prepare itself for use automatically. Something changed, and now it shows a screen that makes me click my user name (Administrator, I am the only one here) before it will finish booting. What happened, and can I get rid of this unnecessary feature?

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:47 AM

Give these artiles a read:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231
http://www.jakeludington.com/ask_jake/2005...windows_xp.html
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:41 PM

Try this:

Go to Start...Run...and type in "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Left click once on your user account in the window that opens up.
Remove the checkmark from the box above it that states something like "Users must enter a username and password to logon"
It should prompt you to enter your password for confirmation.
Click on OK to exit the dialog and reboot.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:59 AM

OK, thanks to these good recommendations, It is starting up automatically now. But if I leave it on, and the screen saver comes on, then when I want to go back to the computer, the blue screen comes up and I have to click "administrator" to resume my session. Any more ideas?

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 12:31 PM

Right click on an empty area of the Desktop and select "Properties"
Click on the Screensaver tab
Remove the checkmark from the box that says "On resume, password protect"
Click on OK to save the new settings and exit the dialog.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:54 PM

It worked! Thanks.

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 12:21 PM

I'm glad that it worked for you. Thanks for letting us know!
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.




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