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Win XP won't display welcome screen.


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#1 Fett 1138

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:45 PM

I have a PC with Windows XP, before yesterday it displayed the welcome screen perfectly, now it has the old "type in your name" dialog whenever I boot my computer. When I go to user accounts it acts as if it is still set to use the welcome screen.

I think it could be one of the following:

- I tried to edit logoff/shutdown dialog in resource hacker
- I was editing a welcome screen in logon studio
- I installed ZoneAlarm Extreme Security
- I installed Internet Explorer 8 RC1
- I installed 360 Desktop

(copied from my question at Yahoo! Answers)

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 01:17 AM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Enable the Welcome Screen - #80 on the right.

Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:29 PM

Kelly's Korner fix did not work, still no welcome screen! :thumbsup:

Edited by Fett 1138, 26 February 2009 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:52 PM

Try running the script given on this page:

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

Scroll down to where is says Restore the Windows XP Welcome Screen.
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:37 PM

Once again it did not work. Is there still a possible fix, or is it hopeless? :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:52 PM

Maybe try running the System File Checker.

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:00 AM

Once again, sadly it simply will not work, as I do not have any CD at all (my PC was bought off eBay without any recovery CD TO MY KNOWLEDGE) I think it is probably BLEEPING HOPELESS right now (although I sure hope I'm wrong!).

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:06 AM

I'm just curious, do you have more than 1 User account..? It displays the old fashioned one if there is only one.
Who said I couldn't have everything?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:59 PM

I have two accounts (mine and guest). My account is password protected, if that could possibly have anything to do with it.

Edited by Fett 1138, 27 February 2009 - 04:00 PM.





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