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#1 LonMon

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 12:23 AM

I know just enough to be dangerous but more than enough to be cautious so here is my annoyance:

When my computer boots it comes up with a default screen with a cloud background with no prompts. I then log off and it pops up with the windows logon screen with "Dad" in the user ID box. I have no password and when I click OK it loads me up, maps my drives, etc. and puts up the wall paper I selected.

My question is how can I make it boot up to the password screen for "Dad" as the default and then just hit enter and have it start?

Using MSCONFIG I looked in System.Ini and found the following:


[X] [Password Lists]

[X] DEFAULT=C:\Windows\Default.pwl
[X] Dad=C:\Windows\Dad.pwl


My question is if I "uncheck" the DEFAULT box and apply it will my system just come up with the Dad logon screen? If I unchecked the DEFAULT would I need to modify the Dad to read DEFAULT=C:\Windows\Dad.pwl ?

It is a minor annoyance and I sure as heck don't want to screw up the machine over it but is there an easy fix?

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Edited by Scarlett, 26 January 2006 - 06:04 AM.

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#2 Leurgy

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:34 AM

What is your operating system?

You wont hurt anything if you want to experiment by unchecking one or both. You can always recheck them. Do you have more than one account on this computer?

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#3 LonMon

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:58 AM

It is Win98se. There is only the default account and the one named Dad.
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:07 AM

Uncheck the Default one and you should go straight to "Dad". Do you need the Dad login box to come up?

Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel and double click Network. What is your Primary Network Logon?

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:02 PM

When you start your computer and the logon screen comes on delete the user name thats on there and then type dad. to control your passwords and users, there in control panel.

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:41 AM

The issue is the logon screen does NOT come up it goes directly to the desktop.
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:58 AM

Well you need to change the Network Properties. What is showing in there?

Do you want to login?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:45 AM

Have to check. I can't remember off hand and am not at the house. Will post tonight.
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