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Windows xp boot screen and logon screen

Q: Windows xp boot screen and logon screen

Hi all i used to change my boot screen and logon screen in windows xp by going into safe mode and pasting a new logonui file and it works fine but since i put on the windows updates if i change the logon screen my computer will boot to the windows logo and then go black for a second and crash and restart and keeps doing that. Then i have to format because i cannot get into windows at all. I was wondering if anyone knows how to fix this issue.

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My system windows 7 has been showing the logon screen after cicking on my account,.
It shows welcome and again its shows logon screen.
I logged  in with safe mode and created another account . New account worked fine. After shut down and i again logged in,It shows same problem.
Again logon screen is displaying
Kindly help meee out

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Hey I need immediate help!

It's my sis' 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.computer description name
Administrator.computer description name.000

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 quick, she uses it a lot. Thank anybody so much..

A:Black screen after boot screen, no welcome screen, no logon screen

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My Windows 2000 Advance Server can not boot into logon screen.
The status bar just keeps on going on the first GUI screen (as Kernel is initialing) of Windows 2000 Server logo, unable to go to the logon screen. All other boot options/methods (safe Mode, Last known good config, Directory Services Restore Mode, etc.) would produce the same kind of result.

This startup problem happened after Offline Files/Caching is configuration on this domain server/controller, so I kind of link it with my current problem.
But why? I can not figure it out.

Please send me any suggestions.
Greatly appreciated.

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Hi, please i need help.
i just installed some updates on my windows 7 Dell Laptop, which the updates includes: Microsoft Essential and i updated my vlc. later on i did restart and after welcome screen i just saw my laptop black out with mouse cursor. i thought it will just be for
some minutes or maybe due to some changes i just did. but it was all like that for more than 30 mins. it was so really frustrating, i wanted to browse to do some work i couldn't do anything again i have to stay awake for two hours shutting the laptop down
and booting again still  the same thing.
after on i tried to boot in safe mode, which was successful but i realized that some of my softwares would not open, i shutdown again to boot to normal windows thinking maybe is because i boot in safe mode. it was so worst in normal windows. still on black
screen but it didnt last long for 15 mins and the desktop background came up. i was happy  but still my softwares like browser, corel and some other apps will not open, i decided to uninstall the vlc again, but showing me you dont have sufficient permission
to access the application please contact your computer administrator. i was just helpless.
the screen task bar atimes turned to white if i restart the windows or shut it down and put it on again. but windows media player works perfectly i can watch film and i can scan with the Microsoft Essential. i checked the settings to see maybe is the Microsoft
Essential i downloaded that deni... Read more

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Hi guys, i use a sony vaio laptop, model VGN-NR11S/S, with windows vista home premium installed. I noticed that when booting with a CD in it, it stops at the loading bar screen (black screen) and does not continue booting except i remove the CD.

The problem now is that it does not boot beyond the loading bar screen anymore with or without a CD in the system. I cant use the system again, i need suggestions to get the system functioning. Thanks.

A:windows vista not booting to logon screen, stops at loading bar screen

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---Wow this is frustrating, I just got done fixing two other computers- one was helping someone else fix their computer, because they were seeking someone with basic expertise, and here I am seeking someone with higher knowledge to help me out! thanks in advance to all who contribute!--- HP Media Center M8330FWindows Vista 32 bit4GB RAM, NVIDIA graphics card, and plenty of HD spaceF9 hardware diagnastics: A-OK!Suddenly this computer decided to malfunction, without installing anything new, or updates prior to its "crashing." I'm pretty wary to spyware and virus of the like, so I am careful to what is installed and opened on this computer. But for all I know, when I was out of the house someone could have accessed the the machine, infecting it with something. I noticed before I left the house that it took a ridiculously long time to empty out the recycle bin (has anyone else had this problem in vista?). I know there were a lot of high res pictures in there, so I'm guessing quite a few gigs of deletion, but after an hour it hadn't even progressed. It said 13 minutes and appeared to be frozen, but was still moving. I restarted the computer and tried the same thing-- exact same result. <--- this is the only hint I have as to what happened, because before this everything was fine!Anyway, I got home and turned on the computer (after someone turned it off) and it just booted up the HP screen and then went to the windows logo loading page, except t... Read more

A:Windows Vista black screen, no bootup logon screen

It may be that someone didn't turn off the PC rather that it experienced a damaging event and shut down.Suggest you check the RAM - remove and reseat and try rebooting. If not successful your mother board may be damaged - nasty thought.There is also this site which may be relevant.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831515If you can get your PC going suggest you check Event Viewer. Then restore files from the recycle bin and then use SHIFT/DELETE to get rid of them, delete a small file and see if emptying the recycle bin works OKPaul

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this is my pc configs;

Hardware configurations:

* Intel Desktop Board DH67CL
* Intel Core i3-2100 Processor
* 4gb DDR3 RAM
* 1TB HDD ( Samsung SATA)

Software installed:

* Windows XP SP3 (Auto Update enabled)
* All .NET Packs installed
* All Runtime packs ( VC++, VB, JAVA) installed
* Norton Internet Security 2012
* Intel desktop utilities
* Internet Download Manager
* Utorrent
* Acronis True Image 2011

OS works good before 3 days. evil comes when i try to install "USB Over Network" (from fabulatech), BSOD appear's as plug nd play driver problem middle of USB over network install. when i restart the pc.., it stop's asking logon password but USB (any) ports are not work including keyboard nd mouse (DH67CL don't have PS2). same with safe mode also.

then i boot in to RECOVERY CONSOLE with win XP cd.. delete ftusbbus.sys, ftusb2.sys, ftusbload2.sys files from System32/Drivers folder nd reboot again. same problem.

so.. again i get in to recovery console and DISABLE "FTUSBSRV" Service nd reboot again. still same prob.

then i install xp with "REPAIR" option. but the setup stop respond with 34 min's. then i disable ACPI and ENHANCED options in BIOS.., Remove whole usb devices except mouse nd key-bored, replace another 4gb ram. i can't find out any logs name as pnplog.txt. restart setup again with repair option.

**** happen's now.. xp hang in blue blank screen with movable mouse pointer when setup enter's i... Read more

A:Blue screen when entering Windows XP logon-screen

there's no achi or acp settings in bios. only enhanced mode available..

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Trying to fix my friend's laptop. She claims she was watching a youtube video and all of th sudden the computer started acting up and so she rebooted the computer and now it won't boot past the xp logon scren. Comes up with the error: "data execution prevention; userini logon application" with the only option of close message. windows does not contiue to boot and just sits there. I have tried to boot into safe mode but it only gives the option of booting into normal xp media center. tried last known good config and same results. any ideas?

acer aspire 3050-1594
AMD Sempron 3400+
xp media center

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Hi At my company we have Lenovo L460 with windows 7 and Cisco anyconnect 4.3 - we have a sim card with 4G data connection to a service provider(Telenor).When I have logon screen for windows 7, I can see with FN+F8 that the wireless WAN is "on", but when I try to connect/logon with the cisco anyconnect "start before logon" module the cisco say that it can't see any internet connection. And I tried to wait for 3-4 minutes so all services where running, but no connection.... If I uses the Wifi connection then it just goes smooth... If I logon to windows 7 and then start the mobile data connection at logon to cisco anyconnect there is NO problem.. So are there somebody who can say that:1. Huawei does not support cisco anyconnect SBL?2. Lenovo does not allow you to start a mobile connection before you logon windows ?3. Or something? A lot of thanks in advance!!!!!!!! Regards niels

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My PC was working fine before today, until I used Ultra UXtheme patcher for Win8 x64 and then applied a custom VS for Win8.
After a restart, Windows Explorer was not launching, so I opened task manager and did a sfc /scannow. After a reboot, I get to the Windows 8 boot menu (I have a dual-boot on this HDD with win7), and then the screen just turns on and off every few seconds, with the numlock light flickering with the screen.
I tried using the automatic repair, both from the boot menu and from a backup USB, but it does not detect anything. and I still have the same issue.
I restored the backups of uxtheme.dll, uxinit.dll, and themeui.dll, but that didn't help either.
Any help?
Attached is my ntbtlog.txt.
Thanks in advance. There is no BSOD, the HDD keeps on spinning a few minutes after boot, and the numlock keeps on flashing.
Anything else I can do from my win7 install? I'm currently trying to delete the theme.
Edit: deleting the theme doesn't help, safemode doesn't help either. IMHO, it seems to be a driver issue, but there were no driver updates when it was working?

A:Windows 8 flashing screen before logon screen

Fixed with a system refresh. Nobody helped at all?

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Hey, I have a strange problem. I was in the process of fixing up my friends computer, and all of a sudden it stopped working. I changed the login screen using logonstudio, and I believe that may be the issue. Basically what happens is I turn the computer on, BIOS runs fine, then the windows load screen comes up and does its thing (the hard drive is spinning quite fast during that) and then the screen goes black and the hard drive stops after a few seconds. I'd hate to have to format her computer, she is okay with it, but the computer came with XP pro and I don't have pro. The computer has a pro key on the side (It is a preconfigured dell). I am able to browse the windows folder by booting with a linux live Cd, is there any file I can change or replace? Any help would be great.

Oh, and when I try and boot into safe mode it freezes and restarts.

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Please help I need to know how to change your boot screen or logon screen with a picture or them that i want please help


A:logon screen's and boot screens

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Hello everyone,

I have searched for many hours on this problem of mine, to no avail, so I decided I'd ask it myself.

So, the problem at hand is: I just re-installed my Win 7 Pro x64 (I did a clean install, wiped both C and D drives). Everything went smoothly, it loaded up, I downloaded all the 164 updates via Windows Update, restarted the PC and that's where the problem starts. After all that, when it's time to logon on, there's nothing there, just a blank wallpaper, it looks like the explorer.exe is not starting up. So I tried ctrl+alt+del, that just gives me black screen. So I tried ctrl+shift+esc, nothing happens (I was trying to create a new task explorer.exe, you see...). So that's when I started googling on my phone, and I found some workarounds, but none of them worked, including the regedit option (hkeylocalmachine, windows, Shell - "explorer.exe"). So, since it was a fresh install, I thought what the heck, lets reinstall it again. So I reinstalled the Win again, with the same outcome.

If anyone has some insight, please share

Patrick "Lo4eath" T.

A:Cannot access logon screen after boot up

So, it seems that I've somehow solved this issue.
I did 3 things at once, so I have no idea which one of these has solved the issue, but I did the following.

I was installing the win on my SSD drive everytime, so I decided to install it on my HDD. Then, after the updates have been complete, i turned off my PC and took out everything, practically. I took out all the cables, connected them back on, i took out all 3 RAMs, put them back in as well as my GPU. That seemed to have somehow reset the settings, because I had the boot logo and all that disabled and now its showing up while booting. Nevertheless, it works now.

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my pc's OS is windows xp....and after a virus attack my pc wont boot up anymore. after the windows xp logo, the screen stays black but i can still see the cursor. the logon screen never comes. i'v tried the following things-

1. using another hard disk, i cleaned the virus- didn't work
2. safe mode doesnt work.
3. in the repair console, used 'fixboot' command- didn't work
4. tried 'fixmbr' command - it said my master boot record is invalid and fixed it, but pc still doesn't start.
5. checked hard disk 4 error - no help.
6. tried to reinstall windows (without formatting C drive) - it didnt work either.

only option left is fully format my hard drive (redo the partition)... which i dont prefer.. coz im unable to back up my imp files from My Documents. not sure why. something to do with NTFS folder sharing security i guess.

i need HELP plz. does anyone have any other ideas??

A:Boot up prblm - black logon screen

you can try to replace your registry to see if corruption has occurred, see instructions here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

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I'm currently dealing with multiple problems which seem to have increased so much today that I'm no longer able to logon to xp.

Explanation from the beginning (apologies for the lengthy post, it's a complex problem):
Started about a year ago - random bsods and failure to load xp - just a black screen after the 'xp loading' part.. sometimes I'd manage to get to the logon screen and get into my account - only to crash the moment the desktop loaded, and I clicked on anything... somehow managed to fix it by disabling kaspersky and running only in diagnostic startup mode.

This worked fine for ages - but I wasn't running anti virus software. Eventually got some sort of browser hi-jacker virus, re-enabling my old version of kaspersky just caused it to crash again, used a trial version for a bit - but didn't manage to complete full scans. Firefox hijacked, so if I even searched 'anti virus' I'd get re-directed somewhere else - downloaded chrome on another machine, installed it, and have been contentedly able to browse ever since. Removed a few viruses with malware, spybot, adaware - removed kaspersky, bought and installed norton - but have not been able to successfully complete a full system scan.

It'll scan - find a virus - but the moment I click anywhere on the screen it'll freeze... the curser will continue to move but the system clock will have stopped at the time I clicked... if I click about 5 more tim... Read more

A:XP Pro random boot freezes - can't get to logon screen. Plus virus

Most likely at this point you are heavily infected and to plug this harddrive into your 7 system needs caution. This is called "slaving" and you should be able to run a full virus scan from the 7 system which I strongly suggest before transferring any data.

Then do a harddrive diagnostics as well.

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Hello all-
Purchased a Dell desktop with Win 8 on it through an employee purchase program. Also purchased MS Office and Photoshop Elements. When I received the computer it had no boot disc and none of the other add on software. Was instructed to call their support number that came with the unit and everything was installed via the internet except the OS and some other programs. So I have no boot disc.

OK, so I did an update to my McAfee software and I rebooted and logged on and now get the doomed black screen of death. Have a cursor. Can get to boot options (F12) or task manager but that's it. HELP please.

Thanks to all who can assist me.

A:Window 8 - Getting black screen after logon. No boot disc

Boot into safe mode to select a restore point prior to when the problem started.

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I was trying to create a dual boot system, Windows 7 and 8.1. Was using two separate physical drives, one for each OS, and two data drives.

After installing a bunch of updates to 8.1, I tried to go back to 7, and the computer wouldn't boot up.

Unplugged all the extra drives, and attempted start up repair with the installation disk.

After doing this Windows would boot to the welcome screen. When I click the icon to logon it immediately logged off.

Can log into safe mode normally. While in safe mode I created two new user accounts, one Administrator, one Standard. When attempting to logon with the new Standard account, Windows logs out immediately. With the Administrator account, it goes to what has been called the Blue Screen of Limbo; a pale blue screen, and arrow cursor that can be moved with the mouse, but no icons, and no way to log out. My normal login is an Administrator account.

Have searched the internet with words such as ?windows 7 logon and logoff immediately? and tried everything under the sun.

Tried rewriting the registry as described here:

Tried replacing the userinit.exe file with a known good file from another computer.

Tried bootrec and bootsect. No help.

Also tried bcdboot, the command "bcdboot c:\windows /s c:" received the reply: "Failure when attempting to copy boot files."

Read with interest the following tutorial => Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times No help.

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A:Welcome screen: Logon, then immediate logoff. Can boot safe mode.

Could be Win8 overwrite some permissions on the Win7 drive.

Run portable Tweaking.com - Windows Repair in Safe Mode with Networking as an admin.

With the Administrator account, it goes to what has been called the Blue Screen of Limbo; a pale blue screen, and arrow cursor that can be moved with the mouse, but no icons, and no way to log out.

Does the cursor disappear from either side or stop at the edges? It looks like desktop is on another screen (do you have any second monitors/TV attached?). Do you get the context menu when you right click?

Edit: What happens if you CTRL ALT DEL?
You can try Win+R and then write "shutdown /l" immediately without "". That should log you off, or press your power button on case once to shutdown properly.

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I have a Dell PC here that refuses to boot in safe mode. In normal mode one of those dodgy Smitfraud infection messages come up (I've seen enough to know what they look like... this one takes you to Antivermins), so I know I need to use SmitFraudFix...

However, the PC refuses to boot in safe mode. And I DON'T think it is down to a driver, because XP goes as far as the logon screen, and reboots by itself, a few moments later.

I've done a full virus and malware scan with AVG and Ad-Aware with the hard disk in a "clean" test PC, and they found a few things, but even cleaning those up hasn't helped me get into safe mode. Any suggestions?


A:Antivermins infection. Can't boot into safe mode - reboots at logon screen.

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Hi all,
I find that the Windows 7 boot screen slows down the boot process on my machine. Is there a way to restore the old Vista scrolling loading bar? I know it's there as my netbook uses it.


A:Changing the Windows 7 Boot Screen back to Vista's boot screen

Boot manager is the same as in vista! It doesn't slow down your machine.
Or do you mean something different with "boot screen"?

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OK here is my problem.
I have a (my kid?s) HP Pavilion DV6-7002ax (aka dv6z-7000 (AMD-A10-4600M) using Win 7 (64) Home Premium and it has lately (last few weeks) developed a weird ?blue screen with active cursor? hanging habit.

After you log-on and the welcome screen pops up with the spinning circle and then before the desktop displays it switched to displaying a pale blue screen, with active mouse cursor.
Up to that ?blue screen? point, after logging on, the ?boot? is slow but normal, based upon my experience with this HP Pavilion.

This blue screen delay/hanging lasts around 3 ? 5 minutes and then the desktop loads and all is well.
I have searched the web and found many references to black and blue screens with active cursor related to HP Laptops but I have not found a real solution that has fixed my problem. Apart from just wait and wonder!

Suggestions I have tried include;
1. Scanned with Emsisoft Anti-Malware, Malwarebytes Anti- Malware, SUPERAntispyware (including in Safe Mode)
2. Specialty Scan with AdwareCleaner, rkill, TDssKiller, CCleaner
3. Registry Clean and Defrag with Wise Registry Cleaner
4. F5 > F8 > System Repairs Tools > Repair Startup (HP Pavilion has partition for System Repair)
5. F10 BIOS ? no issues that I can find
6. Command Prompt > sfc scannow (System File Checker)
7. Completed Full Disk Check C: > Properties > Tools > Disk Check
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A:Pale Blue Screen with active cursor after logon & Welcome screen

There is a hotfix for this issue, with the issue being so wide spread one would think Microsoft would put it in an update. The hotfix is called Windows6.1-KB2578159, make sure to download the 64 bit version from Microsoft's site. This will hopefully fix your issue. At the hospital I work at we have had this issue a lot and just now found this hotfix, so I can't say for sure if it will fix your issue. Also make sure you have all the Windows updates installed. Hope that helps.

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After installing the latest NVIDIA 182.50 Drivers for my 8500 GeForce 8500GT card on my Gateway AMD x64 with Vista Home Premium 64bit, now at start up the Boot screen doesn't come up and neither does the Vista green loading bars, just get black screen, no signal until the Vista Logon screen appears. I used to get the Boot screen with F10 boot options and F2 BIOS options and the Gateway Logo, but not anymore.

Any idea why and how I can get the boot screen back ??

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I cannot get to my desktop as this black screen is preventing me to do so.

It doesn't even give me enough time to log in!
It happened once before but it magically started to work the other time.
This never happened when I was still using the stock 640GB HDD that the laptop came with. So maybe I'm thinking it's because of my SSD having problems?

Fortunately, I can still get to Safe Mode and it says I got a BSOD and here's some details that it showed:

BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000010
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800170F5D6

I went to Event Viewer and took a look on what made my computer mess up and it says that winlogon.exe and Explorer. initiated the restart of my computer and said there was no reason for it.

A:Black Screen appears 2 secs after Logon Screen shown

This will probably be moved to http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/.

Follow http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html to provide us with more information to better assist you.

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A BSoD issue...

PIII Intel 82845 motherboard PC with Win XP SP2.
I had previously installed Vista Pack (thus replacing the Logon UI interface, other start menu etc) However that was removed half a yr back. It didn't quite uninstall Logon Ui. However, that did not pose any problem, as the XP without traces of Vista Pack continue to Boot up (although Logon screen splashed Vista type Logon Ui)..

That was to prepare you for history of this XP installation.

then, few days back, I used a exhaustive program called TuneUp utilities for XP 2008 edition. Somehow, I got hooked into changing Display setting etc. No probs. However, on few tries of changes, I happened to remember I clicked on the Configuration option of , 'Switch to Default Windows XP Logon UI' or something that prompted that TuneUp wants to bypass the VistaLOGON Ui.

After that setup change, the XP goes to boot process. On appearance of Logon screen, which somehow, it still props up old Vista Ui logon, a BOSD appears. STO P error. "Your system has been shutdown to prevent damage to registry."

I tried all options in Safe Mode, F8 button. I also used the "Don't shutdown on bluescreen option" That's how I managed to note down the Registry thing.

It also prompts me to disable 'Shadowing' option of RAM in BIOS. Although I doubt, cause the XP was working fine without any bios change.

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A:LOGonUI.exe corrupt? Blue screen as soon as Logon Screen appears

One small thing to add: How can i copy the LogonUI.ex_ from a directory created for a XP SP2 file set, to windows\system32\logonUI.exe Is it a command called as expand.exe Is it inside XP SP2 directory. Can it be run from DOS bootup without HIMEM access. Basic DOS? Or is it recommended to boot up from XP bootable CD and run expand .exe to unpack LogonUI.ex_ or just copying internet dowloaded LogonUI.exe for SP2?

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Hi people, i've just registered to this forum to ask you about this, Since i've made a registry defrag with TuneUp Utilities (which probably has gone wrong), when i reset the computer, and I logon to my user, it shows a black screen, then back at the logon screen. If I do it again, the user doesn't show up anymore!
It happened three times already, i had to make new users, and i'm sick of it. Any ideas of what could it be?

A:Black screen after login for some seconds, then back at logon screen!


Yet another case of registry defraggers causing harm. In the future, you know now to stay far away from them.

I suggest a system restore to get to a point before TuneUp utilities. If that doesn't work, it will be time for a repair install.

Good luck!


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I have set up my Win 7 Pro 64-bit screen saver to bring up the password logon screen upon activation of the mouse/keyboard/whatever.

Late last week, whenever I moved the mouse or clicked the keyboard, the screensaver would go directly to the desktop, bypassing the logon screen. I went to the screensaver utility and unchecked and rechecked the 'On resume, display the logon screen' box, selecting 'Apply and OK' each time.

This would work for maybe two or three times and then go back to returning to the desktop.

I've run MalwareBytes, IOBit, and Norton and all come up virus/rootkit free.

Any ideas?

A:Screen Saver to password logon screen failing

There are a few seconds of "grace" time, meaning when the screensaver launches you have a few seconds to "wake it" and go back to your desktop without locking it.

I guess I can assume you're not talking about that, right?

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From Windows 7 logon screen how to run screen saver slide show.
Try the hack here but it didn't work I have a lab of 30 systems and try it again on another two systems but it didn't work. I'm runing Windows 7 64Bit.

Log On Screen Saver - Enable or Disable

A:Screen Saver Window 7 Logon Screen Slideshow

Hello ZMan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will not be able to have a slideshow with the logon screen saver. As in the tutorial, it can only be a blank black screen if enabled. Anything else, and you get that message in the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial.


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I found out that Update 1 (KB2919355) causes logon screen and lock screen issue.

Custom background for both screens are not displayed, instead of custom background there is a solid black background.

Uninstalling this update rolls back this issue and both screens are displayed correctly. Confirmed on Win 8.1 Pro x64.

I'm gonna report it to Microsoft.

Best regards,

A:KB2919355 breaks down logon screen and lock screen

I have the same problem on my laptop.

After the Update 1 my Lock Screen is completely blue and it's not showing the image anymore, I can see the icons but not the pic.

In addition to that, when I choose to reboot the laptop I can only see the loading circle and not the phrase "rebooting".

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Hey i am trying to fix my friends computer... his login screen on xp is a black box with the white login box

He wants to get it back to the standard xp login box, the blue screen one...

Any idea's how I can get it back to the original for him??


A:windows xp logon screen

in msconfig / boot tab
enable the gui

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A couple of weeks ago my Windows XP welcome screen would automatically select my username and allow me to enter my password without clicking on my icon, but reciently I've had to click on my icon before typing in my password. Any ideas as to why this happened or how I could solve it would be great.

But my main problem is that the other day everytime XP loaded the screen would be blank. So I loaded into VGA mode deleted my display adaptor, restarted and reinstalled it. Now the screen is fine, not blank anymore, but for some reason the logon screen is like older versions, just username and password fields.
This happens even though under my User Accounts (in Control Panel) the way users logon on is set to 'Use Welcome Screen' and 'Use Fast User Switching'.

I would realy like to get back to my orriginal logon welcome screen, with icons next to usernames, without having to reinstall XP or format its partition.

Please reply!

A:Help With Windows XP Logon Screen

I know the answer to your first question. If you do a windows update or have your computer so that it automatically updates windows, it changes it so that XP may no longer log itself in. I may be wrong, but it always happens to me when i install a clean version of xp, but then do a windows XP. hope that helps.

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Hi All,

Greetings to all of you since I am new here.

Would like to seek assistance from anyone of you which I still have winlogon problem which only default to classical logon screen with drop-down selection of user names instead of normal Windows XP user log on screen.

Anyways of rectify the said problem? Your kind advise would be very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

A:How To Fix Windows Logon Screen


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I am not able to logon on the Windows screen. I have an HP laptop with Windows XP home installed, i have tried to repair the installation by booting from original CD after the EULA screen but even if i add a new user after reboot i still have the logon screen without any icon.

I have tried to reset the administrator password by booting from a Linux CD but the software is telling me that is not able to find the registry key on windows.

Funny thing is, this laptop has never had a password!

What is the problem? How can i solve it?

A:No ico on Windows Logon screen.

Can you boot into Safe Mode
and choose "Last Known Good Configuration"?

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I recently reinstalled XP from a restore disk. All went well and I thought it would be good to password protect my computer. I set up my name and a password in the Control Panel User Accounts.
Then I realized that, since I was the only one using this computer, signing-in was a pain, especially with update restarts, etc.
I like to turn the computer on and have use of my desktop without any other steps.
I disabled the password for my account, but, now when I start the computer I end-up on a screen where I have to select my name (the only name on the screen) and the boot continues to the desktop.
How do I bypass this logon page?

A:Windows Logon Screen

start/run, type control userpasswords2 and click OK, clear the box 'Users must enter user name ...' and click OK, now enter the user name you wish to logon automatically and the password, done.

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Hi, I have a friend that likes privacy. He asked me to come up his house and fix his logon screen, its shows on his logon screen that he has 2 unread emails. I dont know how to get it off, mine and my wifes computer dosent show that. Its a hotmail account so I went to hotmail and msn messeger's options and I cant find anything. Anyone know how to get it off? Thanks.

A:Windows logon screen

The solution you're looking for is provided here:

Overview of the mail notification display on the Windows XP Welcome screen

BEWARE, THOUGH! The solution above incorporates editing the Registry.
If you are not sure about backing up, editing and restoring the Registry,
please post back requesting further assistance.

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In Windows XP (Professional), how can one alter the logon screen? Originally I would boot up XP and the logon screen would automatically select my username (the only user on the logon screen) so I could immediately start typing. I don't know what changed, but now I have to manually click on my username and start typing. There is still only one user and I am just far too lazy to always click on it or tab into it to start typing my password (plus I would like to figure this out). Thank you for any help!

A:Windows XP Logon Screen

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everything was working fine, but when i install the bit difender total security 2009, after installing the antivirus when computer get restgarted its shows the user accounts and its not going direct to the desktop, its looking very bad because i am the single user on my computer. please help me.

A:Windows Logon Screen

Hello Ravinder. Welcome to BC.What operating system are you using please?There is a tool for autologon for Windows XP.With Regards,The Panda

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Hi All ,

I am new to this community, as far as posting and such. I have come here often to read through some of the other discussions, mostly pertaining to software.

At this point, I must say that I am at a loss LOL....seems a friend that was on a mission..snuck up on me and changed the password that is required to log on to the windows screen of XP. This system operates my tax business, which is owned and operated by an external agency. If I cannot regain acess to these systems, my company and general business may be at risk.



A:Windows Xp Logon Screen

Welcome to Bleeping Computer DCurvezZ. I hope that this is a really good friend of yours, as one of subjects that are Not allowed on the forum are ones whose purpose is to defeat security measures.Bleeping Computer Board Rules.

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Okay so I wanted to change my logon screen and I downloaded this program called Logon Loader. I changed my logon screen then I accidently deleted the logon screen file that I used to replace the default one. And now whenever I start up windows it says the computer is locked and tells me to enter a password. Also the logon screen is just a black background with the logon box that has a name and a password in it.

Thanks for the help.

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Prior to purchasing a new notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium x64, I used a notebook with Windows XP Professional. I really liked the Windows XP Pro logon box (see attached image).

Is there a similar logon screen available should I upgrade to Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate?

A:Windows 7 Logon Screen/XP Pro?

There's no way you can get the xp logon screen to work with windows 7. But you can change the background logon screen image in 7. Otherwise if you like the xp logon screen, then stick with xp.

Log On Screen - Change


7 Logon Screen Manager by ~vasanrulez on deviantART

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A friend of mine has "lost" the original logon screen (where I had set him up three users) so he could simply click on a user, enter the password and away he (or his family) could go ... now all he has is the oh-so-familiar (to me) and not so user-friendly [Ctrl][Alt] logon prompt. Is there any way to get that original logon screen back?


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A:Logon Screen (Windows XP/SP 1)

Found this on the net once I knew what to look for:

Control Panel/Users/Change the Way Users Logon/Welcome Screen or...

Start/Run/Regedit Key
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: LogonType
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = Classic Mode, 1 = Welcome Screen)

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called 'LogonType' and edit the value according to the settings below. Reboot.

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...it doesn't even restart. there's just this blank screen. the monitor sometimes turns itself off. but i can still enter safe mode.

tried fixboot and system restore. should i change the kernel32.dll file?


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I have been having this problem since a week or so. Broni has helped me in malware forum to rule out malware as responsible. My machine is clean and I was refered here for further help.

Here is my problem:

At boot-time, I see windows XP load screen with the progress bar, the progress bar advances to the end and then, the screen turns pitch black and all is see is an arrow cursor I can move around. I thought until yesterday that this was a permanent freeze-up, but if I wait, say, 6 minutes, the black screen disappears and windows then starts normally.

Last week, problem was intermittent, it now happens all the time.

Windows boot-up was fine before.

Please help me.

A:Windows load screen at boot, looong black screen, then normal startup

I had this tons of times with my old XP PC. It is normal if you have a lot of files on the HDD and you have little RAM. How much RAM do you have? What is the capacity of the HDD? And do you have the Windows XP disc? Would you be willing to upgrade the RAM and/or the OS if we must resort to that? Or would you rather just buy a new PC?

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no display on LCD from start up (no splash screen or cursor) AFTER using  Windows "restart" I do get video from HDMI port to TV After Win 8.1 boots up (visible on TV) ,if I disable intel video 4600 driver and re-enable it , I immediately get video on LCD. If I do a windows "shutdown", and after it shuts down - then press the power button, it will boot up with video on the LCD (still no splash screen, though) BUT, If I do a windows "restart", the computer will start again with no display on LCD. I have done a complete computer reset to Lenovo factory software  and have updated all display drivers and BIOS - to no effect. Have tried disconnecting the battery, unplugging bios battery, 20sec power button hold. Any other solutions out there?

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After the Starting Windows screen a blank black screen with a cursor that I can move pops up that lasts a minute (shouldn't happen with SSD, used to be ~10 second boot). Afterwards the login screen will appear as normal and everything works as normal. This doesn't happen when I boot into safe mode.

I attached a list of start up services, installs, and scheduled tasks, along with my latest boot log.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7: Blank screen on boot up, before login screen; slow startup

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I'm having a problem with my Dell Dimension 8300, running Windows XP. I have an 80g Maxtor HD as my main drive and a 500g WD secondary drive. When I attempt to boot, I get a blue screen with the message:A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.If this is he first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.Check with your hardware vendorm for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.Technical Information:*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF74BB2B2, 0xF789E4AO, 0xF789E1AO)*** FLTMGR.SYS - Address F74BB2B2 base at F74A3000, DateStamp 480251daAs far as the info in the message, I see this screen with the same info everytime I rebooted.As far as disk space, my main drive is 80g aand I have about 20g of free space.I'm not sure if anything in the message refers to drivers. Not sure how to change video adapters when I can't get into Windows (Standard Mode or Safe Mode).Also not sure how to deal with any of the BIOS suggestions (or even know if it's a good idea to mess... Read more

A:Can't boot Windows XP (Standard or Safe Mode), Black Screen w/cursor then Blue Screen

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Ok it all started when I ran Nod32 antivirus. I ran it because I had some viruses on my computer that I wanted to get rid of. After the scan there were 180 some detected objects that were quarantined or deleted. So then I restart my computer and after the windows xp logo there is just a black screen with no cursor. And after awhile the computer will just restart and try booting up again. I tried going into safe mode and safe mode with command prompt but I still get a black screen with no cursor. The last known good configuration doesn't work either. I'm pretty frustrated because I did nothing wrong. I am also having a feeling that nod32 might have quarantined some infected files that are essential for Windows Xp to boot. I also do not have any windows xp disks with me because I lost them a very long time ago. Is there anything I can do to fix my computer? Thanks.

A:Windows XP won't boot. Black screen with no cursor after the logo screen.

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