OK I did what you suggested. I also poked around more in Users and tried something there.
But first, I went where you suggested and saw that both Netware and Microsoft Networking are both installed and CHECKED. I tried to UNCHECK Netware and clicked ok to see what that would do. I still don't know what Netware IS, by the way. Do you know? Is there any way to find out? You see I'm not sure if I can turn it off (or uninstall it) because I'm not sure whether it's necessary for something.
Anyway I did uncheck it and then rebooted. When I went back into Networking, the uncheck of Netware did not stick-- it was automatically rechecked. Only option now is to uninstall it if I want to get rid of it. I hesitate to do that not knowing what its function is.
I also uninstalled the Dell Network Assistant, by the way. That had no effect on this problem.
Now in Users, I noticed that both the two user profiles were Administrator. It occurred to me that changing one of them to Limited User might do something, that it couldn't hurt to try. So I did. Immediately I tried to switch users by logging off the current user. That worked. Up came a sign in box with option to shut down or log back in. I typed the 2nd user's name over the 1st's and clicked OK to log in. It logged in and the 2nd profile came up (different desktop). It occurs to me only now that this probably was possible before even without changing the 2nd user to Limited, it just didn't occur to me to try to type the 2nd user's name in where the 1st user's was.
But this is not an ideal fix. We wanted to have the intro blue screen that has buttons for both users, one click, no typing necessary. That screen seems to still be blocked (I think it's what they call Fast User Switching).
Edited by Billermo, 29 March 2007 - 09:06 AM.