I loaded Keperksy virus programme from PC user disc and the next time I turned my lapptop on it loaded and came up to a logon screen for windows xp. I have never had this screen come up before in the 4 years that I have owned it. I have tried escape, enter, all the passwords that I use and noting has worked. I have tried all the usernames and even the previous persons username and all I can get is the desktop screen with no icons on it, if you know what I mean. I downloaded boot discs and can load to the A: prompt, I can change this to C: and even Windows but the only command that seems to work is Dir. how to get my PC back to normal. I have tried to boot using F8 in safemode but when it loads it goes to the logon screen. It loads Windows for about 10 seconds and then logs out. I have no original discs for using to reload windows xp. It is the Kaspersky programme that has altered something. I cannot get into my PC setup to type regedit at the run command.
My computer starts up normally.It always just autologs on since I'm the only one using my windows xp computer. However, before anything can be displayed it immediatley logs off to the logon screen. I click my username and start the login process (i have no password and before even switching to my wallpaper or anything it says stuff like logging out and saving your settings.
I tried booting in safe mode too and the same infinite logon loop occured to, even with the default administrator account. The last thing I remember doing before this happened is I was playing City of Heroes when it crashed forcing me to restart my computer. This happens occasionally in certain programs but I've never had anything like this happen before. I tried unplugging my keyboard, mouse, usb devices, ethernet cable, no luck. Intel Pentium 4 1.7 ghz Geforce 5600 FX 256 mb windows xp home service pack 1, in case any of that matters
I have XP Entertainment Home Edition. My system boots up to the user profile screen where I can choose between the two profiles If I select either profile a blank desktop appears (no icons/no windows task bar) and freezes Trying to boot into Safe Mode also hangs after choosing a profile. It's a Dell so I don't have the XP cds to try a repair. I do have other computers with different versions of XP installed that are working fine
When i boot up the system hangs at the blue 'Windows xp' screen, the 'Windows is starting' is missing and it goes no further, the logon screen does not appear so i can't get in. I have recovery console on and i can get into the drive by booting in from another drive/operating system
He is running xp pro and when we start the computer up this is the message we recieve - User interface failure. The logon user interface dll msgina.dll failed to load. Contact your system administrator to replace the DLL, or restore the original DLL. I found this at Microsoft.com http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836683/ and followed the instructions, but when we go to last known good configuration, we recieve the original message again. I've tried to boot in safe mode, and recieve the same message. I searched the forum and found similar cases, except that he does not have a recovery disc. He doesn't know whether the system restore was enabled.
I am running xp home edition sp2, here are some details about my motherboard and memory nd stuff off cpu/z Right now that out of the way the probelm is it takes about 20 seconds to logon to my user account and takes 10 seconds for the tasbar to load! i have canceled down some unused services, cleared my startup programs, run adaware and cleanup stuff etc nd nothing has worked!
its my previously-formatted HP Pavilion dv5201tx! The problem is as the title above. I can go into safe mode. I've used system restore twice. And in Documents and Settings folder I noticed it has:
Administrator Administrator.computer description name Administrator.computer description name.000 username1 username2
Is it creating more user folders? At some point Administrator.computer description name.000 wasn't there. Corrupted registry hive? I'm not sure! Restarted many times, used Last known good configuration, and it's still black after the boot screen. Please help!
I'm working on a Dell desktop with Windows XP Home at this point I don't have other info to give you, there are 3 users on this machine and anytime we log on to any of the accounts the program starts normal and everything comes up normal and then the desktop icons & task bar disappear for 3 to 4 seconds and reappear, this will happen several times until either everything comes up and stays or disappears for good, if I use ctrl/alt/delete and get to the task manager I can start explorer.exe and everything comes back to normal, as soon as we log off and log back on we get the same thing all over again, ran Ad-Aware SE Personal, Registry Mechanic, Spybot Search and Destroy, Xoftspy, cleaned everything up with the same results,
This moring when I turned on my laptop a '0x00000051 (0x00000001, 0xL1, 0L008, 0x00716000, 0x000001D6)' Registy Error appeared on a blue screen. It then continuously restarts, never making it to the logon screen.
I have tried to reboot in Safe Mode and 'Last Known Working' mode but the same blue screen appears. As I dont have a XP Home install disk (only boot disk supplied with laptop), I could not repair my registry so I have installed a parallel version of Windows XP Pro that came with another PC. I can access the hard disc so I will be able to back up most of my files BUT I cannot access the Documents and Settings of my user from the original OS because I selected 'Make this Folder Private' when I made the account. Does anyone know of a way to disable the 'Make This Folder Private' option on an account that is on a parallel version of XP?
pc has gone back to the logon screen, which is fine, but its asking for a password per user and we have no passwords defined! So I dont know what to key, have to reboot it then it forgets about asking for these passwords which have never been created
I started getting a prompt when I would boot up to select a user and logon. I did some reading on what to do to get rid of this and think I screwed something up. I have xp pro and it came preinstalled. I don't know what password they used for administartor. Whatever I did I lost everything in the user accounts but my own. I don't even have a way to add users anymore
I am having this really anoying problem with both of my computers they are: 1. Custom built ecs board p4 xp home system 2. Dell latitude c600 xp pro sp2 For some weird reason both of my computers hang right after the logon screen. Its weird because all I have to do is give it the three finger salute and go under shut down and then log off then I'll get the explorer.exe is not responding message I hit cancel or stop terminate whatever it is and it goes back to the logon screen I then logon and it boots into the desktop like it should normally.This is really weird because it happens to both my xp home desktop computer and my xp pro notebook computer. This is really anoying and I can't figure it out. Ive tried runing anti spyware progs like Ad aware and spybot but nothing really comes up.Please help This is getting especially troublesome when my kid is hounding me to put on his spongebob dvd on my notebook and I have to deal with this while booting up. What I have noticed is that (on both computers) the taskbar does not come up all I get is my background picture.
I want to change my logon screen but i get an error that says a recently installed progam has disabled fast user switching. I have no idea what the program is and it contains a ile called " ginamsi.dll "
Having looked at a few previous threads on your forums, you seem to be pretty intelligent so I guess this is the best place to post my problem, Recently I purchased one of those quadcore machines (Q6600) with a blank HD, so installed XP Pro + SP2. There was errors when installing SP2 (and SP1, when I tried that), where by it gets so far, then just freezes. Having left it for hours to try and resume, it didn't, and I was forced to end the task. When I rebooted the machine I was prompted to uninstall SP2 as it wasn't installed correctly? This wasn't an option for me, as I NEEDED to install msn IM lol anyhow.When I boot my machine up, just before the logon screen loads where it says something along the lines of "Windows is starting up...", it just stays on that for ages (several minutes!) before continuing to load the logon screen. Once the logon screen appears, everything else is fine.
I recently upgraded to windows xp professional from windows me. I was not having any problems when I started the pc until after I installed the .net framework updates from the windows update site. Now when I start or restart my pc it starts with the administrator setup instead of the way it had been. I need to go to start/log off and select switch user in order for it to switch to the way that it had been prior to the .net framework updates.I tried going to the control panel and selecting the user account and selecting to change the way users log on or off and both the "use welcome screen and use fast user switching" are checked off. I am listed as a computer administrator but there is also a user account titled administrator which is also listed as a computer administrator.The administrator account is the one that is automatically opening now when I start the pc but I want it to open to the user which is me (and that is how it was opening prior to the install of .net framework).
I also tried going to start / run / control user passwords2 on the user accounts I removed the check mark from the box for "users must enter a password to use this computer". I then selected okay to the automatically logon box that popped up with my user name. I did not enter a password since I never entered or had one to begin with. I then clicked on okay..I then tried going to control panel / user accounts and then to change the way users log on and off and unchecked the box for both "use the welcome screen" and "use fast user switching". However when I clicked on okay I get a screen that states that "fast users switching cannot be turned off while multiple users are logged on. Make sure all other users are logged off, then try again." Does anyone know how I can get Windows XP to open/start that way again without having to always go to start /log off and selecting to switch users all the time?
Can someone help me here? I've tried rewriting the MBR, fixboot C:, and before all that chkdsk /r, but still can not get into the logon screen to access my user names. I've even tried Ctrl-Alt-Del on the blue MS Windows XP screen and nothing comes up. That's the screen that comes up right before the logon names appear. Is there anyway to fix this problem?
I have Windows XP Pro. When turn my computer on, it goes to the "Welcome Screen" that has a picture icon with my name next to it. I click on my name, and the computer starts. I want to bypass this. I just want to turn the computer on and have it go right to the desktop and be ready to use without the Welcome screen. I am the only user of this computer, so the logon or Welcome screen is not necessary.
I did locate a web site that supposedly told how to do this, but when I followed the advice, the computer booted to a generic desktop with all of my icons and shortcuts gone, and it asked me if I wanted to take a tour of Windows as if I never used it before. I am the only user, I am the administrator, I want to start my system with no Welcome screen or password prompt, just right to my desktop.
I cannot boot up and bypass the logon screen. I have adjusted the settings from Control Userpasswords2 by unchecking the "users must use a username and password to use this computer" but still am required to click on my name on the logon screen. I've also adjusted the same setting in TweakUI for XP with no help Another issue, which has happened on two different computers is when I attempt to use the Panda Scan my anti-virus warns that it contains a virus and will not let me proceed with the scan.I am using XP Home version, a single user on a non-network computer and I consider myself to be an intermediate user.
I have been unable to stop the Windows logon screen from appearing, I have checked my settings, they have it disabled, yet I still get the Welcome screen and have to click my user name to logon to Windows. Is there some kind of other way I can disable this, a registry edit or any thing?It didn't used to be this way and I have no idea why it changed. This started after installing XP SP2. I checked and did have to change the setting to stop the Welcome screen, but it doesn't work. My system used to boot with no need for clicking or logging on.
i wanted a password put on computer running windows 2000 professional. I put one on when I removed it by unticking the appropriate box, but it won't go away. There was also a strange name(profile) in the list of people using the computer and so I removed this also.
then i lost all desktop settings and his internet connections as well. Even though the password is unticked it still keeps coming up when i start the computer and insists on a password. How do I:
How can I prevent windows from reverting to the logon screen after a period of inactivity? I am using Windows XP Professional SP-2 in a Work group. After logging in with a password, the screen comes up again after a few minutes of inactivity and I have to provide the password again. This happens continuously throughout the day.
i am fixing a computer for a client of mine that had a few viruses on it. i booted into safe mode and ran a few scans - norton, trend micro, anti malware etc, and all of them caught something and cleaned the machine. I kept running scans until everything was gone. i also fixed the registry and ran ccleaner etc. well, when i try to boot into normal mode the computer will stay at the logon screen. the mouse will move around but when i click to logon, nothing happens...well, thats not exactly true, after a few minutes the admin icon will flash like i clicked on it then nothing.
during a registry clean I accidently deleted the following folder HKCRCLSID though I immediately imported my latest registry backup the computer froze. After manual restart the Windows logon screen misses the account names even the default administrator account and no way to shut down. I tried starting in safe mode and with the OS CD and always come back to the above mentoined screen. I donnot want to reinstall Windows XP completely new
To remove the shutdown button from the logon screen in WinXP and 2K, use regedit and navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciessystem...change the value of the dword 'shutdownwithoutlogon' to '0'. exit regedit!