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First sign-in sequence showing long after first sign-in

Q: First sign-in sequence showing long after first sign-in

Hey everyone

Every now and then my Windows 8.1 x64 shows the first sign-in sequence after a restart. I noticed it most recently happened after a normal Start->Power Options->Restart. I'm quite sure it has also happened after right clicking on start button (Control-X) and restarting from there, as well as from a custom shortcut I have for restart (shutdown.exe /r /t 00).

I had just finished installing IBM SPSS 22 for a class I'm taking, but I think this is unrelated.
It goes through the whole "Setting Up Your PC" and "Installing your apps" screens even though its perfectly fine and and all my data including app data is still there. See the attached file for an example of what was most noticeably shown.

With another incident, something similar to this happened but it actually reset some of my settings for things like MediaMonkey, Connectify Hotspot, GOM Player and VLC player. It was like they had been started for the first time ever with no license information or preferences like Always on Top.

Its not a matter of urgency but I keep worrying that one day it will actually mess with my system in a very annoying way.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

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I went into my User Accouts in the Control Panel. I deleted a User called Nathon. I created a new user account with Admin authority named Jack.
However, everytime that I start my computer from my morning bootup, the Signon Window has the deleted User, Nathon.
I have to type in Jack, for the new user, and I get into Jacks Account.

Why is Windows not remembering that I have deleted the USER, Nathon?

I have never had such a problem with any of my other windows computers.

Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
Installation Date: 28 April 2010, 17:47
Serial Number: B2KW2-WFXJP-DYBT7-HF44F-TJJ9W
Windows Security Center
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Notify Prior to Install

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You have recently removed one or more virusus from this computer, but now a new one has appeared.

First, AOL is extremely slow to start when I click on the icon. Once I've signed on, after a time a new sign-on screen appears on top of what I'm doing. I cancel that one. Soon I see activity at the bottom of the screen (where ordinarily you see "Done" or "//http:/..." etc. The virus is doing its own AOL activity! Soon afterward AOL is canceled, as if I had canceled it.

Also, Microsoft XP suddenly announces they are having to increase my virtual memory. Paging size is currently at 384 Mb, and my RAM is 1.25 GB. This is happening more and more frequently.

I have again changed my AOL sign-on password, and I no longer permit it to use the password automatically (I have to enter it at each sign on).

Thanks for any help you can provide.

A:Repeating AOL sign-ons, growing virtual memory, slow sign-ons

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After having done the update, I'm having two issues that are bugging me:

1. I cannot change the lock screen from the "cave by the shore" default nor bypass it (Brink is working on the bypass issue I believe)

2. If I go into netplwiz and uncheck the need for a password, the "Welcome" screen has the system default user picture, that drawing of a circle over an arch, not the picture I assigned to the account. With the need for a password, the picture on both the sign-in screen and "Welcome" screen is correct tho.

The lock screen issue I can live with since I normally don't use a password, but the default user picture is bugging me. I went into %ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures and replaced all the default pictures with ones the same name and size of the picture that I have for the account, but it still shows the default.

I've searched around for another place where the default picture is, but cannot find any, even with the search including hidden system files.

Anybody know where the system default user pictures are stored, other than in the User Account Pictures?

A:Odd Sign-in versus Auto Sign-in Problem in 1607

Hello TheSchaft,

Q1) I've added OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to be able to disable the lock screen again, but it doesn't do so at startup.

Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
Q2) I'm not aware of way to stop this yet when you have netplwiz set to automatically sign in to an account at startup. The blue note box at the top of the tutorial below will show you the default locations for account pictures to help.

Account Picture - Change in Windows 10

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Whenever i try to sign in MSN, it takes very long, abt 1.5-2 minutes.
Does it take this long for everyone else?
Is there any way to shorten the time?

I use Dial up btw....

A:MSN taking very long to sign in.

MSN has indeed been having a lot of problems for the past 2/3 weeks, and quite a few people experience the samething...

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I have been having a problem signing on to MSN. It usually takes between 10-20 minutes. This is only happening on my work computer as my computer at home signs on in the usual minute or so. I have a 4 year old Compaq Presario with Windows ME and am using MSN 9 and a 56K dial-up connection. I have contacted MSN about this repeatedly but they have been unable to help me. Is there anything in the HijackThis info that might inicate what might be causing a problem with logging into MSN? Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:27:24 PM, on 7/21/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Mai... Read more

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Just wonder if you guys noticed that but at least on my computer it takes about 15-20 seconds to open sign-in in settings.
Now everything else works perfectly, computer is super fast, no errors (except 7031), currently I'm on fresh install. I disabled the sign-in option during boot-up but I still have a valid password. Honestly I really don't remember if this delay was always there or something is wrong? It appears that it doesn't affect anything though.

A:Sign-in in Settings takes too long?

Nobody knows the answer?

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My Lenovo R60 Notebook, that a bought in March 2007, takes always 5 minutes to boot and login. The disk is working under full load in that time and the reaction to user interactions is VERY slow. It take 30 seconds to start an application (Internet Explorer, Word or so). In fact the disk is fully working for 15 minutes after power on, but after 5 minutes the response of the system becomes more or less normal. CPU usage is low. The machine has this problem since the first day. I hoped it will disappear with bugfixes and software updates, but it did not until now. So I would very much appreciate any help.

Here are the details:

Model: Lenovo ThinkPad R60 (9461-HRG)

Operating system: Windows Vista Business (German version)

Components: Intel T5600(1.83GHz), 2GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 15in 1400x1050 LCD, 128MB ATI Radeon X1400, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Bluetooth/Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure chip, IEEE 1394, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion.

All software components of the system are up to date (Microsoft, Lenovo, etc.). There is no unusual software installed, mainly MS-Office and Kaspersky Anti Virus Version 6.0.614.

For the investigations I tried to start the Taskmanager as soon as possible to find out which processes are responsible for the heavy disk load, but could not solve the problem myself.

Here is a start up log of my actions (time is in min:sec):

00:00 Power on
01:05 Logon screen appears, logging in as admin (via fingerprint reader)
01:40 Desktop... Read more

A:Long startup and sign-on time

Does anybody has an idea, what the problem is?

I appreciate any suggestion very much !

Thank you


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This is weird. I have googled this and tried all kinds of tech forums and I can't even get a hit. If anyone knows what this is, PLEASE respond. I had no hits on our searches either.

Running XP, sp3. When I go to the task manager, I look at processes. Today I have started seeing this string:


I just ended it and so far, the system hasn't crashed. But what the heck? Any ideas. I don't even know how to track it from a process tab.

(as in disaster; not computers, animals)

A:Long nbr sequence showing in processes; ending with dot.com

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Hello. I recently upgraded to Windows 10. Before upgrade (on 8.1), I regularly visited a site where the ?sign in? pops up within the page in order to sign-in, but now the pop up of the sign-in page no longer appears. I have allowed pop ups and 3rd party cookies, but I still can?t access -I've tried on chrome and edge.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18363, Installed 20200302120609.000000-300
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 8 GB
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Hard Drives: C: 111 GB (85 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 226E, ver 74.37, s/n PEEJUE21T7AQ4L
System: Insyde, ver HPQOEM - 1, s/n CND4340PC9
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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So I just reinstalled Windows 10 on my machine.

Before I had it set up so that I could log in with a password or fingerprint.

Now it seems my only options are (1) password only OR (2) password, PIN or fingerprint.

I don't want PIN as a sign in option. But I have to enable PIN via "Windows Hello" before enabling Fingerprint sign in.

And once I have fingerprint sign in enabled, if I remove the PIN I lose both PIN and fingerprint sign in options.

Any ideas how I can set up password and fingerprint as my only two sign in options?

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Hi All

I have been using 8.1 pro for about 6 months and have a 2nd "family" user account (local standard account).

My primary user account functions well and logs/signs out and shuts down within a few seconds as would be expected.
However the family account takes towards 10 minutes to do either for no apparent reason. (Although it signs in fine).

I have deleted the account and recreated it with the same results.

I have no idea where to go from here as it is pretty unusable if we need to switch accounts.

Any help/pointers would be much appreciated.



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Basically i touched the face of the tower and the computer shut down - i turned it back on and it did the same thing - now when i start the computer it goes to a black screen - it gives me the option of starting windows normally or a couple safe mode options - i have tried all options and it isnt getting me anywhere - when i start windows "normally" - the default windows blue background comes up and the cursor is there but no log in box to log onto the computer ANY INFO would be great thanks in advanced

A:Computer Not Showing sign on box

Just to make sure, you are saying you simply touched the outside of the tower and the computer shut down on you? Was there any presence of static when this occured?


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Two days ago I received quite a strong new Win 8.1 computer (with SATA drive).
I have opted for a LOCAL user only without a password.
The boot process was extremely fast: the computer turns-on to the blue log-in screen in few seconds; and then pressing Enter the signing-in process was almost immediate.

Then, a bad thing happened: I was lured by Microsoft to sign-in with a Microsoft account.
Then, signing-in to my computer with this MS account (and password) took ages; I mean, something like a full one minute the computer was trying to sign-in until eventually succeeding.
Understanding my mistake (why would I want an MS account?) I decided to disconnect from my Microsoft account, and return back to my nice local user.

But now, the long waiting time to signing-in (even without a password, and with an automatic log-in) still remains: I wait like 25 sec when the blue screen and the white dot circulate repeatedly until my account is signed-in.

What is going on?
Help me!

A:Local user sign-in time becomes too long (after disconnect

The following is only a partial solution, as the boot-up time is still very slow.
The solution shortens the time to sign-up, namely, when you sign-out and then
sign-in, things should be fast. (But not when you first sign-in after boot).
Damn Windows' incompetent software engineers!
Delayed PIN log on when full start up - Microsoft Community

Go to pc services and switch the startup type from the Credential Manager service (VaultSvc) from manual to automatic.

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Hello good Win7 people,

I have a friend who refuses to be weaned off AOL and I'm trying to help him troubleshoot a problem he's having. My friend has two Win7 desktop computers, one in LA and one in NY (he has homes in both cities) that I set up for him. They are both Dells with 4GB of RAM, Corei5 processors and Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1. The one in LA is 2 years old, about a year older than the one in NY, but otherwise they are pretty much identical in terms of the software installed on each - same antivirus, same version of Office, same AOL 9.7, same everything. He syncs documents and contacts/calendar between them so it was essential that we set them up to be as identical as possible.

The trouble is, his LA computer seems to take an interminably long time to sign on AND respond to clicking on links. In LA & NY he has TimeWarner Cable Internet with around 13-20 mbps speed in both.

At first I did the typical check for malware etc - using Avast, Malwarebytes, Ccleaner - but found nothing. Then a couple of weeks ago I suggested doing a complete clean install of Windows, so that's been done now. Formatted the drive, installed Win7 & updates, installed all his applications and restored documents etc from backup. He was in NY at the time and only just returned a few days ago, and is saying that the LA computer STILL takes an incredibly long time to load & respond to link clicks, while his NY computer does not seem to have this issue. I'm baffled since the softwar... Read more

A:AOL (ugh) taking incessantly long time to sign on & respond

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

AOL 9.7 seems to be using Chrome 21. That is an old and very flawed browser. Let's hope that financial transactions are not being completed via that browser. It might be best to let this slowness convince the user to abandon AOL.

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Can anyone suggest me a fix for the WL messenger problem.When I want to sign in, I tipe in my address and password and when I click on the sign in button I have to wait somewhere 30-60 seconds till it succesfully signs me in.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows live messenger 2009 takes too long to sign in

Hi, Martin7R.

First things, first, any reason why you haven't updated to the current version of Windows Live Messenger 2011? That aside, in researching your issue, I found that the following worked for others with the same issue:

- close messenger
- open Internet Explorer
- go to Tools -> Internet Options
- go to "Connections" tab
- click on "LAN settings" button
- uncheck "Automatically detect settings"
- close IE
- restart messenger

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Hello 8-Community:
Yesterday i've purchased my new laptop of HP-ENVY M6... The laptop is really very good and working fine..
I attached the wireless bluetooth mouse to it and plugged in the bluetooth of Wireless mouse. But Windows 8.1 is not detecting the bluetooth and showing Yellow symbol on USB Input Device.
The same mouse is working perfect on another laptop of ACCER having windows 8.1 and also on another lapotop of HP having windows 7...

Mouse is working perfect and fine. It is of some local company may be china.. But i don't konw why this New lapotop is not detecting it on any of its USB slot...
For Further assistance i am providing the Hardware ID's as well.. Please provide me with the appropriate driver for it so that i can use it ..
Hardware id's :
Thank you so much..

A:USB Input Device (Showing Yellow sign)

Human Interface Hardware Manufacturer : Xenta? (USB\VID_1D57)Device ID : USB Input (USB\VID_1D57&PID_0016)This Xenta? Human Interface Device Has The Following Hardware ID Numbers.Download Free Xenta USB Input Windows? Human Interface Drivers | USB\VID_1D57&PID_001F | ez93.com

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Ever time I switch coputer on its as if its the first time,It tell me to register my soft wearMy desk top is newAnything that I have saved is not thereTool bar is new any thing I had on tool bar is gone I get a quick message when I sign inThat says I am Temporary sign in and can't acess files says more but is to quick to read any help please Thanks

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3895 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465774 MB, Free - 414091 MB; D: Total - 11062 MB, Free - 1580 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, IONA
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
My home page is my.yahoo. Browser is Firefox. After I close PC I have to sign on w/username & password, EVERY TIME. (I check box "keep me signed on for 2 wks, but it doesn't work). Same thing for my TV program guide. I'm in Fla & guide changes to Philadelphia area programs, requiring me to re-enter local zip code.

A:home page sign in & other sign ins

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Hi All -

I've spent several hours trying to get this to work. I have 2 different accounts on my desktop. One account the same spotlight image is displayed on the sign-on screen and lock screen as expected. On the other account, I have everything set the same, but the sign-on screen just shows a picture instead of the spotlight lock screen image.

I've tried turning it off, checked that Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing was selected. Everything looks the same as the other account.

I'm at wits end. Anyone have any ideas what else I should look at?

Windows build version: 14393

Thanks -

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About 5 hours ago, I was checking my emails on my Iphone and found an email on an account I don't use often. 
The email title : Registration on Turbobit.net
I've NEVER heard of this site before! I clicked on it and in the email it says "You have registered in File Sharing Service..."
Your Login: MY EMAIL
Your Password : A PASSWORD I USE FREQUENTLY! (but not the password to the email itsself) 
Ever since reading this email, I've been pretty freaked out and I don't know what to do. The fact that one of my few passwords has been used to sign up to a website I've never heard of/ didn't sign up for.. makes me wonder what other info and other passwords whoever signed up for this has of mine.. I searched the site name and found another person 2 months ago had the same exact problem. He received the same email with his password in the email. 
What steps do I need to take to protect myself? I'm scared of logging into any bank accounts on my computer to change passwords. I feel like doing so, will only give them more information! I don't know whether the password was tracked through my laptop, my desktop (Both Windows 7) or my iphone (if possible). I don't know where to start. 
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. 

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I have XP Home on my laptop.. I ran AVG and had many Virut viruses.. AVG cleaned/removed... When I went back to logon on I received the windows logon window. I entered name and PW and then it quickly flashed "loading personal settings" but then it said logging off and went back to the logon screen... This happened over and over.. It does the same in safe mode. I am unable to get into the program....
I then installed XP PRO in the same drive...did not partition. So now when I log on I have a choice between either home or pro but I cannot get into home and that is where most of my files are...
Can anybody help. I do have another PC

Thank you

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Windows Fixit, num lock fix 50087, kb 154529

Vista Home Premium, Acer Aspire 6930, Centrino 2 duo, 4g memory.

Since installing this fix, which did'nt work, I keep getting the popup error message 'LogonUI.exe (this varies) -Bad Image, then text 'C:\PROGRA-1\google\GOOGLE-2\GOEC62-1.DLL is either not designed to run on Windows or contains an error.' Before installing it said setting a restore point, trying to restore there are no restore points. How is this, thought the system (Vista home premium) automatically set restore points. This popup is messing the system up bigtime, almost impossible to load programs etc. as it constantly pops up and will not cancel.
Any clues on how I might get rid of this problem? Unable to find help on Microsoft sites.

A:Solved: Tiger2010Felix12.2007 0 Sign In to Vote 0 Sign In to Vote Since installing

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My younger brother and I share a computer. It is Windows 10 Pro. I was letting him use it while i was asleep. All I know is that he was playing his video games. Anyways, he left the house to go hang out somewhere and i wake up to see that when i turn on the computer, only his account shows at the sign-in screen. Meanwhile, there are THREE accounts on this computer. My account, His account, and a local that my other siblings use sometimes. I restarted and even shut down my computer about 4 times. I waited until he came back and logged on his account to check what was wrong, and I see that my account is still there with all my files and docs. The other local account is there too. I log out to see if my User name is there but it isn't. I tried to see if my account was deactivated using these methods but none of them worked. I've looked on Microsoft's forums but all I found was how to activate the built-in administrator account. Please do your best to help!! I have important work to do on my account but i can't access it.

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Hi all... I've a problem on my machine... windows xp do a log off after i log in... I did a windows repair and now i can enter the safe mode but not the normal windows... now appears a blue screen... i did a highjack scan and the log is this... could anybody help me...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:26:51, on 04-02-2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.manufactor.pt/portal
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by * * * PHC Norte * * *
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsc... Read more

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Does anyone know any good Sign-In/Sing-Out Board programs for windows for business use??

A:Sign-In/Sign-Out Programs

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I Just had a log in error. I have a Dell Precision 7710 mobile work station with the Anniversary Update. I turned on the machine and tried to log in and got:

We can't sign into your account
This problem can often be fixed by signing out of your account, then signing back in. If you don't sign out now, any files that you create or changes that you make will be lost.

Logging out and restarting did not work. I shut it down, undocked (it is a Thunderbolt Cable Dock), and then restarted. Luckily it was back to normal log in. I shut down docked, and booted and it was normal log in again.
Not sure what happened. Hope the issue does not come back.

I read online this happened to others, but cannot find a cause or fix (other than restarting) and wondering if anyone knows why this happened.


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I have got problem on my laptop, I already had a problem where my laptop used to go on sleep mode whenever I plugged the charger or press the brightness increase or decrease button, but i managed to work despite the problem. But, now my laptop has stopped charging at all,
whenever i put the charger my laptops shows sign of charging but donot actually charges, as the charging light remains off ... if i try to move the charger tip then the charging light glows sometime. I am really in a problem so plz help me.

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Hi, My P51 laptop boots up but does not show the lenovo sign. I'm aware of the power surge problem, where you disconnect the battery and power cord and then hold the power button for about 45 seconds.  I usually need to try this several times in order for it to work (while doing a cold reboot everytime). The confusing thing is that after 5-6 tries of what I just mentioned, the laptop eventually boots up as normal, and if I were to just restart the laptop everything would work fine. I'm not sure what exactly is causing the issue here, is it the power supply or is it a problem with the mother board ? Advice is appreciated.

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Hi, My P51 laptop boots up but does not show the lenovo sign. I'm aware of the power surge problem, where you disconnect the battery and power cord and then hold the power button for about 45 seconds.  I usually need to try this several times in order for it to work (while doing a cold reboot everytime). The confusing thing is that after 5-6 tries of what I just mentioned, the laptop eventually boots up as normal, and if I were to just restart the laptop everything would work fine. I'm not sure what exactly is causing the issue here, is it the power supply or is it a problem with the mother board ? Advice is appreciated.

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Trying to edit a .SAV by converting and opening it's xml, everything went fine and i modify the parts that needs to be done, so i convert the xml back to the .SAV type of file, but when i'm about to further editing (so i re-convert the .SAV file back to xml) i found out that the language or something is very different, i'm very new at modding a xml file so i don't know what to do. all the converting is done by using a cmd and an application that utilize on converting .SAV format to XML which i can edit with note editor.
here's a picture of first convert and second convert.


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All of a sudden I keep getting this pop up window "This way to the best of the Internet - MSN" with sign in windows. I never had MSN and no plans to. I'm running XP with OE for my mail. It seems to only come up when OE is open (I think)

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i cant sign into my hotmail passport, but i can sign onto my msn which has the same account and password, also my hi5 doesnt sign in. I checked all the listed help but nothing seems to work, any ideas?

A:cant sign in

Try hitting the reset button in the "Internet Options/Security" Tabs for the various levels of Internet Security.
Also clear the "Block all cookies from originating website" list in the privacy report pop-up box.

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Yesterday my Lenovo Ideapad 100 S updated itself, and when it was done, I found I cannot sign in.  When I attempt to put in my PIN, it tells me my "device is offline.  Sign in with the last password used on this device."  Obviously I can't get online without signing in, and when I re-enter my PIN (the only one ever used on this device), I get the same messge.  Suggestions?

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Q: sign on

does one have to have a password to sign into windows 8 computer

A:sign on

I have a password.

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My MSN or Windows Live Messenger does not sign in
everytime i click sign in ,it gives me the signing in icon(rotating people) and it just keeps rotating , rotating forever!!
it all happen after i downloaded windows live messenger.
it gives no error ,nothing and everytime i click CANCEL .the whole messenger froze.
PLEASE Help!!! I've been using the web messenger for a year!!i and i hate it!! i want my MSN to work again!!!

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ive set my desktop pc to sign in with a PIN. now, when I want to sign in on my windows 8.1 Dell tablet, it doesn't give me the option to enter a pin for that Microsoft account. if I try to use the password I had before the PIN, its now incorrect. how can I get signed in to my tablet?

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Q: sign in

please help me work this 1 out when someone signs in i get the little box come up but i hear nothing no sound at all why is that????? cheers

A:sign in

Hi cazpaul

When someone signs into what? IM? Or an internet gaming site?

Not quite sure what you're asking...perhaps a little more info....?


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I  am new to this forum so I hope I am in the right place and thread.  I have a E-Machine (I know, junk) that is only a few years old.  I have been gone all winter and returned and tried to log on.  It said "other user" and wanted a user name and password.  I tried everything I know and nothing works.  No one has used it while we were gone so I don't know what happened unless I accidently hit something while I was trying to log on. Obviously now I can't use it at all so I am writing this from my laptop.   Can anyone help?

A:Please help. Can't sign on

You could try a password recovery program such as Ophcrack. I've never used it myself but it sounds good. I would suggest using the bootable version. 
Official website for Ophcrack:
Download link for the bootable image for vista computers (since you have vista this is what you would want):
Here is a guide on how to use Ophcrack bootable version (it's done in detail):

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Q: Sign in

This forum is the place for great information

Can win 8 be opened without having to sign with a password everytime.


A:Sign in

Yes you can set it to auto logon with your password.
Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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I have not been able to sign in to MSN, including Messenger and MSN email for the past two weeks when it has worked fine for the last two years. I am able to get onto the internet and browse. I noticed on my MSN billing that the computer was connected to the internet in the middle of the night without our having done so. The contact from MSN says it is highly improbable that someone is accessing our computer from outside - yeah, I don't believe him. I've read through many threads here and took the recommended steps including downloading and running Spybot and AdAware. I also downloaded hijackthis and saved the log at home. I am unable to access my email at home so I could not activate my account last night. I will paste the log into this thread tonight. Hopefully I will be able to do that, since I have not been able to send out other messages from home. I am unplugging the computer from the phone line after using it. I looked at the Event viewer and noticed that the Event log had been turned on and off when the technical descriptions say that cannot be done. I hope that you will be able to find something from my hijackthis.



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For some reason when I click on the Google Icon to go Google on my desktop, this page appears. I can type what I need to find OK but I cannot seem to stop this sign popping up.
What do I need to do to stop it please?
Cheers Perry

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I recently got a computer fromwork hooked up at my house. By mistake, they sent two so I decided to keep the extra one. I'd like to get by the NT ctr-alt-del sign-on. My sign on for the other comuter dosn't work. Do I have to do a clean install? Also, if i do the clean install what will happen to everything that is loaded on that computer since I don't have any of the drivers?

All I really want to do is be able to bypass that sign on. Any other suggestions.


A:Getting by NT sign on

It will always prompt you for a password with the alt-ctrl-del even if you do a fresh install. You can go into the registry and enter the username and password and it will automatically log in every time if you like.

This site gives you the specifics.


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Hi, my name is Michael and I forgot my password to sign on and Im using microsoft xp. How do I get around this and have my password changed. I have used my pc in along time it was in storage abd the passwaord is forgotten. . Thanks

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hi i keep getting this message when i try to sign in on msn. i have disabled my firewall but still no luck. any help. here the message i get


A:cant sign in on msn!!

MSN would like to hear from people who cannot connect and get the same exact error number you have, please go HERE
and follow the instructions in the post by Daniel,


Posted by Daniel

We are trying to collect additional info from users receiving the 80048883 error code when they try to sign in. If you are using MSN Messenger 7.5 or Windows Live Messenger 8.0 and you get this error please send an email to [email protected]. We’ll help you sign in, and you'll be helping us make Messenger Better.

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Bookmark this page, it's hard to find.

Go down through the list of help and try what is shown.


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