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Lock Screen/Sign-in screen problems - screen shows three users

Q: Lock Screen/Sign-in screen problems - screen shows three users

I've been using Windows 10 for just over one year. For some reason the Lock Screen/Sign-in screen shows three users. All three are me in three iterations. I find also that when trying to save some excel and word documents I receive messages saying that i am not allowed to save to this folder or that folder. I am able to save to the desk top and then drag and drop the document into the folder that I need to place it in. I know that this must have something to do with "permissions". Not sure how to fix that. One of the accounts that shows up is the initial account that I created back when hotmail.com was around. Any ideas/advice on these issues? When i updated to Windows 10, pretty certain that i followed all of the instructions, although that has been over 1 year now. Thank you in advance...cheers and beers to all!

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Preferred Solution: Lock Screen/Sign-in screen problems - screen shows three users

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Show lock screen background picture on sign-in screen option is missing from Windows 10 1903 Version.
I am unable to set sign-in screen same as lock screen

Vishal

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How do I get the ending screen to be the same as the lock screen?

I love the piano keyboard stock lock screen but can't stand the Seattle Space needle screen.

Thanks.

A:Sign out screen different from lock screen?

I logged into the hidden Administrator account and sure enough, the lock screen was the Seattle Space needle screen. I changed it there thinking that would fix the issue but no such luck. The issue, I am assuming has to do with the administrator account.

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In 1607, the lock screen can be shown on the sign in screen. If disabled, it shows a solid color. Is there a way I can use Spotlight for my lock screen and set the Hero image as my sign in screen background?

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My laptop was working fine the other day... Came back to it the next morning and the screen wouldn't come on and it kept resetting every 30 seconds or so. Once I finally got it to boot and get to sign in page the screen was all scrambled. But, everything else worked I could log in but couldn't do anything...

Anyone got a solution?

A:blank screen and restarting laptop every few secs or scrambled screen at sign in screen

What do you mean scrambled?

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Upon turning on the computer, the white error screen appears, then goes to the all balck screen with white writing:  HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFIVersion 1.6.1.0 - BIOS For more inforomationi, please visit:  www.hp.com/go/techcenter/PCDiags Memory TestHard Drive CheckLanguageExit After test completed:  Passed, system returned to same screen.Help please Liz 

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My computer is a Lenovo idea pad 100s-14ibr. Yesterday it was working fine and I shut it down properly but when I went to turn it on and use it. All that came on was a black screen with a moving dotted circle. Someone please help.
 

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock
screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?
i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder,
in my laptop
how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

A:Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

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Got so used to only being me using my desktop pc that my mind has gone blank regarding setting up a new laptop for me and a friend.
Can you remind me please?
 

A:Create 2 users on new laptop sign in screen

Control Panel > User Accounts
 

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I have an ASUS R558U. I installed windows 10 in it, then I decided to intalll it once more so I formatted my laptop and installed windows 10 again, but now this time when I start my laptop it shows the asus screen i.e, boot up screen without the loading sign and then displays the windows icon under which the loading sign appears. I wanted the original thing i.e, the loading sign appears below the first screen of the boot up. Any advise?
 

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Hey All,

I've lurked forever, and have found the solutions on these forums (and the prior sevenforums) exceedingly helpful, but now I'm stuck and can't find a solution.

The scenario:

Years ago I bought a Asus Transformer Pad T100. It was great. I enabled auto-signin and everything has been fine.
When I put the tablet to sleep, then wake it up, the lock screen is displayed, but once I swipe it up it auto-signs in to windows. This is my preferred behavior as it makes the lock screen act like a non-pin lock screen on a phone, and avoids mispresses of the power button causing applications to launch.

Today, I got an Asus Transformer 300 Chi. It has been pretty great so far, except for one issue that is driving me crazy: I can't repeat the above behavior.

Basically, either I don't get a lock screen at all, or I get one requiring a password. To clarify, I've confirmed that the user accounts screens on both tablet have Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. unchecked. I do not require a password on sign-in of windows, which is great. But when I hit the power button, it just goes immediately to Windows' desktop.

On the T100, it is not set to require a password under screensaver settings, nor the Modern PC Settings' Account sections. Power settings does require a password on wakeup. And this is where things differ.

On the 300 Chi, I cannot have both the Modern PC Settings' account section to not require a password under Password Policy and power settin... Read more

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Yesterday I did a windows update and my login screen went from the windows default screen (which I liked) to the windows spotlight screen. (you know the one that changes the photos daily) and the lock screen went from the spotlight screen to black.

I have partially fixed the issue: I now have the login screen with the spotlight feature on and I also I have the lock screen with the spotlight feature. I am also able to make the lock screen with the spotlight feature on with a solid color for the sign in screen but I cannot figure out how to get the sign on screen to the default windows picture. See photo.
How can I make this my login background & my lock screen the windows spotlight.

Thank you!

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i was told to follow these instructions to uninstall a program:
Selective Startup

Press Windows Key+R.
Type msconfig and press Enter.
Select Selective startup and uncheck Load startup items.
Select the Services tab.
Check Hide all Microsoft services.
Note: Skipping this step may prevent your computer from rebooting correctly.
Click Disable all.
Click Apply then click OK.
Click Restart.
And well now I?m stuck on the lock screen staring at a pretty picture of a lake unable to unlock my computer
 

A:Lock screen only shows wallpaper

Try this :-
Solved as follows:
Reached Safe Mode by powering off two times then getting Diagnosing PC mode.
Then - Auto Repair
Then - Advance
Then - Troubleshooting
Then - Advanced
Then - Selected number 4 Safe Mode
Entered Safe Mode and reached the System Configuration and found that ALL of the startup applications and drivers were indeed turned off. I turned all back on, saved and rebooted. All is good now.
Click to expand...

Source : https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/67397-stuck-diagnostic-startup.html#post847001

EDIT : powering off means exactly that, when it's stuck at the lake wallpaper turn the computer off with the power button, then do the same thing again. On next power up it should show 'Preparing Automatic Repair' and then 'Diagnosing your PC' and then a blue screen with 'Automatic Repair' at the top, which is the 'Then - Auto Repair' line in the instructions above.
 

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Hi, everyone...

I'm trying to find a registry hack or something to address the change Microsoft made going from Windows 8.x to Windows 10.

Here is a quick run-down of what Microsoft changed:

My wife and I have 4 children. One of our PCs is used by all of the children. There are 5 Microsoft accounts set up on that PC, one for each of the children plus one that I have set up as the Admin account.

Windows 8.x indicated on the Sign-in Screen which users were already logged/signed in. So, if the Sign-in Screen was displayed, you could see right there if anyone was signed into their account. For example, if 2 of the 5 accounts on our PC were already signed in, then right there on the Sign-in Screen below the picture and name of those 2 users that are already signed in, it says "Signed in" for each of those 2 users. You know right there at the Sign-in Screen if anyone is already signed in that might need to sign out before a restart or shutdown.

Windows 10 removed this information/indication. If you are already signed into an account, then you can look and see which users (if any) are signed in and there is no guesswork needed. However, if you are at the Sign-in Screen and want to restart or shutdown the PC while one or more users are signed in, then you are told users are signed in but have no idea which users are signed in. The only way to know which users are signed in is to sign into one of the accounts and find out.

I am looking fo... Read more

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I can not get my pc to follow my Power and Sleep settings. After 5 minutes of inactivity, the screen is blank and I have to wake it and login.

A:PC shows lock screen after a few minutes idle

It sounds as if you had the Blank screen saver selected, set to 5 minutes and to ask login on resume:

(Click to enlarge.)

Kari

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This is not the individuals Lock Screen
This is the lock screen when you have multiple users created on a single Windows 8 System and they are all logged off

The default is the Spire Background. I want to change this but can not find it's location

I tried renaming and deleting the image from C:\Windows\Web\Screen ,, this did not work
ie; I copied a wallpaper over and gave it the same name as this one,, it is img100.jpg


A registry key pointing to something embedded

I did a search in Registry for img100.jpg but came up empty.

Still Searching

A:Default Lock Screen with multiple users

Any one know what I am referring to?
Any ideas at all?

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The Yoga won's shutdown whe I press the button win-shutdown.It's going always to the lock screen where I have to choose "shutdown" again. How can I adjust win that's going to switch off directly? I have bought two Yoga 730-13IWL, both does have this annoying behavior.

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Hello! First post on this fantastic forum which has sorted me out a number of times. However I can't find a solution for this issue , so I hope someone can help me!

Following a rollback to 8.1 after installing the full release of Windows 10 I've been unable to change the account pictures, lock screens or picture passwords for any user. I've tried the following.

Create new userRegistry change and GPE change Unable to change the image on the Lock Screen "'Lock Screen - Microsoft CommunityDeleting account pictures folderTaking ownership of, and deleting C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemDataRunning sfc /scannow, several times after checking component store for corruption

It's driving me a bit nuts now! If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful!

Thanks

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I'm sure this is possible. Right now in my Screen Saver settings I have unchecked the "on resume, display logon screen" checkbox. In my power settings, I have set the laptop to turn off the display after being idle for 10 minutes. However, everytime the display turns off for some reason it still locks the screen. What gives!?

(system: Vista Business x86)

A:How to turn off display when idle, but NOT lock screen (switch users)?

There have been issues with this, and I can't remember what the solution was, but there's an extremely simple workaround (if you don't use a screen saver): set the wait time to a very high number (like 9999 minutes). It will never lock again.

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When I start up my laptop it will flash between the sign in and blue screen it just alternate it won't let me proceed furthur
 

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Hello all, this is my first time posting. I receive a BSOD upon startup, once I reach windows login screen. After a couple of seconds, input will lock up. Usually, this is followed after a few moments by a BSOD, though occasionally, input is reallowed, and computer functions normally. This continues until windows tries to install updates. When signing off to reboot, configurations reach 30%, and computer attempts reboot. At this time, before reaching the sign on screen, I get what I can best describe as a bunch of staggered blue and light blue lines across my entire monitor, which requires me to hard boot my computer. To restore functionality, I have to go into safe mode, where I'm informed 'failure configuring windows updates' and my computer automatically reverts the updates. Afterwards, I can boot normally, and I'm back up to the login (which occasionally allows me to proceed.)
I've updated several drivers, uninstalled recently installed programs, and have backed up all files I care to keep. I've tried to do a bit of research, but I'm not getting very far, and this has been going on for several days. My most recent BSOD info is posted below... please help before my computer bites the dust for good!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000030
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800100A58A
OS Version: 6_... Read more

A:BSOD on sign in screen, also windows updates freeze screen

Hi aballou

Take a look at the link below to show you how to upload the dump files

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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sir,i do have lenovo G500 and since a month i am facing problem of blank screen when i turn on my laptop by pressing power button.have tried all the ways to resolve the issue but helpless it doesn't show anything on the screen and shows simply a blank screen and glowing led of power.kindly help in this issue.

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my screen stays black and shows the mouse icon and won't load my home screen?

A:my home screen won't load up my screen stays black and shows the mouse

Hello,

Try booting the PC into Safe Mode. Start your computer in safe mode

If successfully able to boot into Safe Mode try running a System Restore back to a date when it was working properly

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My friend has a dell inspiron laptop which came with windows 8 in it. he has recently updated it to Windows 8.1 and  after restarting it , then onwards problem started where in only black screen appears. Cursor shows up after waiting a long long time,
but waiting even for hours for windows logo it never showed up. Please tell me some solution

He does not have any recovery discs, no windows os file. Now tell me a solution without these things needed.
Model: inspiron 15R7520

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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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Hp notebook computer wont startup past the hp screen. It shows a black screen then goes back to hp screen. I did the hard reset, it didn't work. I did the test and all of them said passed. It started doing this when i was reseting it and it dropped on the floor. The battery and the hard drive fell out. When i turned it back on, it wasnt working. I dont know what is wrong with it....

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I can't tell exactly when this started as I have upgraded the NVIDIA drivers as well as the Dell bios and switched from running the onboard Intel HD 630 to GTX 750ti , but now on a cold boot, with the fast startup off, the screen flashes white for a sec after the Dell logo. It could possibly be white noise but I can't focus on it fast enough. It doesn't happen on restarts. I'm connected via hdmi out to a LG TV.
Dell XPS 8910 using the NVidia GTX 750ti and an HDMI TV as monitor Bios version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0 Original version was 1.0.9, 1.0.9, can I revert back to 1.0.9 ?

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Hi all, my lock screen and blank screen timeouts do not work when my Windows 10 Pro Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Gen laptop 20HRS15800 is connected to the Lenovo USB-C docking station 40A9. If the laptop is not docked, the lock screen and blank screen timeouts work just fine and the screen goes off as expected. When docked and the timer expires, however, the external monitor and laptop screen briefly turn off for about 1 second, but both screens come right back on when they should not. I've googled and tried numerous suggestions for fixing this problem, which were mostly about double checking that the windows settings screens and the registry keys match up (Windows 10 has made a mess of the power settings, but I carefully checked and rechecked them to be sure they are set to go off on battery and AC at the same time). I've also updated and reinstalled display and monitor drivers, updated and reinstalled the docking station drivers and firmware, checked and rechecked the lock screen and blank screen timeouts in the Windows 10 settings interface and the registry, disconnected everything from the dock except for the external monitor (a Dell U2415 connected over the normal display port cable), and made sure that Windows and an all other Lenovo drivers are current, but I'm still having the problem. Has anyone solved this problem? Some help here would be much appreciated.

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Hello. I am trying to fix an HP G62-367DX Notebook PC.
Operating sys: Win 7, 64bit, AMD Turion(tm) 530II Dual-Core Processor, 4GB, 2.50GHz. I had this laptop since December of 2010 and on June of 2013 is when I used my notebook PC and was initially of no use. I have been working on my laptop on and off since. I am not afraid to open the sucker up and get this thing up and running.

The problem started out with what most ppl call it, the "blue screen of death". Like most ppl, I did ignore the blue screen and did a restart which brought me to the normal Windows screen and then it would start back up just fine. I found this in Device Manager's (Hidden Files):
Non-Plug and Play Drivers
-! ehdrv
-! epfwwfp
-! Security Processor Loader Driver
I am not sure if it has anything to do with what it was the blue screen situation, but I tried searching on the net on what it all meant and to see if I was able to fix it, but before I was able to do something about it, the blue screen kept popping up and it was getting worse.

The problem progressed to where on Windows startup it would just stop there, blue screen would pop up and of course I had to restart it and do an F8 key press for Safe Mode. I had to work on Safe Mode for a good couple of weeks before I can figure out the problem/s. I believe I had went into the system and found out it had something to do with some kind of error... *sigh* I did write it down, but that was like a month ago and I am unable to locate my ... Read more

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Kind of screen glitch that appears before windows 8 lock screen appears at start /restart and a notable delay in starting/restarting time than with my 1st win8 install.

I think this appeared after I installed my windows 7 back ( dont ask me why..)( a clean install) and installed my win8 back again.I dont think Ive done them corectly:

I couldnt install win 7 it in C ,neither to format that partition because of this message [Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks] and an error code 0x0000 smth... while attempting to format the C. I could only manage to instal windows 7 back after deleting all of the partiton and now I have a single C one.

When Ive tried to reinstall windows 8 these days I expected to see only a partiton where to put my windows but instead there were other minor ones too ( they dint shown during my win7 install) like they appear now if I open disk management .

So now I have that glitch when starting windows 8. I dont know how to describe it: its a black screen -with that windows 8 doted loading wheel -partially covering my Motherboard logo screen ( that screen at startup with bios setup, boot menu options etc).I say partially becuase I can see parts of my motherboard screen on left and right but they are kinda shredded and disolved into scraps. This appears after the clean Motherboard screen witht those options I mentioned above. On my 1st win 8 inst... Read more

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I did an upgrade from Win 7 , and Screen Saver / Turn off display after 5 mins was working under Win 7 64 bit
As my title suggest Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins are not working under Win 10
The Lock screen Slideshow is there when Win 10 starts but only shows ONE image, never moves to another.
THINGS I've done so far to get any of these working ...Screen Saver / Lock screen Slideshow / Turn off display after 5 mins
I’ve turned off all the Wake on lan functions
Tried different folder/ images for the lockscreen Slideshow ,window spotlight and picture
Tried to set new power options , was able to get SLEEP to show up in "Start" as it was not there before, but once click , the display DID turn off, but wouldn’t turn back on with mouse movement keyboard presses, had to do a hard reboot. Win 10 started without issue and the SLEEP mode was no longer aviable via the power "start" menu.
Anyone have a clue how to get all of these working. Really would like my display to turn off after 5 mins , and the Screen saver to work , the Lockscreen I'm not fussed about

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Hi All,
Please kindly let me know how could i stop the spotlight (drop-down) screen in windows 10 using registry settings.
Means while we lock the computer or while we restart the computer then there one screen appears then we press "Space" and then went to up and then we can see the login credential page to login to the windows. I need to disable the same screen using
registry change".

I have tried with the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\
Right-click the Windows folder and click New > Key. Name this new key "Personalization" and then navigate inside it.

but still i am getting the drop-down screen in windows i want to disable the screen it should not appears on the login page.
please let me know how could i disable that screen.
OR
If we can increase the time for the screen then how we can increase the time to display the screen.

Thanks & Regards,
Yogendra 

yogendra kumar

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i m unable to change my windows 8 appearance as this menu is disable in my windows can anyone please help me as i m new to windows 8 ?

A:unable to customize lock screen, start screen, account picture

If you're using the official release of Windows 8 Enterprise trial, you'll need to activate it. PC Settings doesn't have an entry to Activate, so you'll need to go to the Desktop to do so. The little Action Center icon on the lower right hand side (a little flag) should have a red X. Click on it, and it should say you need to activate. Do so, and you'll get those customizing features unlocked.

Product Key Number - Change in Windows 8

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Just recently i haven't been able to get pass the sign on screen. I can choose my name and input the pass word. It will get as far as saying "loading personal settings" and then it does nothing. I've even tried to go in safe mode, but I still have the same problem.
I hope that someone can help me with this problem
 

A:sign on screen problems

Have you dont anything previous to this happening ? Format, removal of files or something ?
 

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These aren't very important problems, but I'm just curious why this happen after Anniversary Upgrade.
- When I start my PC or when I shutdown/restart, in the log screen there isn't my profile image. Just the generic blank one.
The image is still present when I click on Start button on desktop and in Control Panel. I also tried to set it again.
- I prefer a "blank" lock screen background as I had before, with no panorama pictures or nothing. How can I remove it?

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Whenever my laptop wakes up from sleep and shows the lock screen, I click and type in my PIN as normal. But on the lock screen at the top right, there's a Cortana box usually giving an example of what I can do, like 'tap and say remind me to water the plants when I get home'.

The problem is this box stays on the screen after the computer is unlocked, and displays semi-transparently in the top left over all other windows, with the only way to remove it is to double click, have a Cortana window display full screen and then close it.

I'd like to find a way of either fixing this or disabling Cortana from the lock screen altogether as I never use this feature. Any tips would be appreciated.

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When I shut down my PC at night I leave my tower powered up but switch off my Monitor and my 5.1 speaker system. When I switch my monitor on again the next day it has previously always shown the Windows account sign in page until the last two days when I get a black screen on powering up my monitor. Yesterday I had the mouse pointer showing and I could move it about but today I didn't even have that. Both days I had to crash reboot my PC using the lower button on the tower and my PC worked normally from then until I switched it off again at bedtime last night, when as I said I got a total black screen this morning.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this and how to solve it?.

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started a couple days ago. everytime i put my computer to sleep i come to a Environmental background page (beaches and forests and such, changes each time) then i have to click to make that go away, then i have to click Sign-in (i don't have a password and i disabled password in netplwiz).


What gives? I never had to do this before. I prefer just clicking a button on my keyboard and my desktop popping up i don't like having to click through 2 separate pages. How do i fix this?

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started a couple days ago. everytime i put my computer to sleep i come to a Environmental background page (beaches and forests and such, changes each time) then i have to click to make that go away, then i have to click Sign-in (i don't have a password and i disabled password in netplwiz).

What gives? I never had to do this before. I prefer just clicking a button on my keyboard and my desktop popping up i don't like having to click through 2 separate pages. How do i fix this?
 

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WAS  running OK with crackced screen but touchscreen was not responsive to touch.  Then screen went black.Replaced screen/digitizer with new, Updated BIOS to most current. Updated drivers except video.  Get error message that it is not compatible.  It's a Intel processor which HP supports and the update is for the Intel processor.  Confused on that one.  Not even sure if that is the problem at this point.  Tried hard reset. Nada.  Hate to think I just threw money away.  Is there a "video card" that goes bad?  Not a techie so ... just gutsy enough to try to fix with a lot of patience and courage!HELP!!

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I've got a problem with my laptop, a 2010 HP G60-635DX. First, a little history. This was my wife's laptop until she dropped it and broke the display screen. We hooked it up to a monitor and she was good to go. Last Christmas I got her a new computer and again she was all set. In the meanwhile I've been using this old Dell laptop from 2006 with WinXP in it. Works, but is slow as all get out. A few months ago I decided to use my wife's old computer for myself. It comes with Windows 7 and works quite well. Last June I made the mistake of trying the Windows 10 upgrade, and what a disaster that turned out to be. So I reverted back to Win7, but I lost all the drivers that came with it, so I was stuck. So recently I bought a new screen for my wife's old computer, and I installed it today. So guess what? The screen works fine, but all I get is a blank white screen Nothing at all! It's as if the computer can't display anything at all. I just don't understand it. The computer fires up, but that's it. No start screen, no nothing. Just a blank white screen.
Anybody have any ideas as to what's wrong, and how I could fix this?

A:New laptop screen shows just a blank white screen

I got the computer working! Last night I rechecked the connections to the screen and made sure that they were solid, then all of a sudden the Startup Utility came on, asking me what I wanted to do. So I opted to wipe the HD clean and revert it to the original factory specs (don't worry, I have all important files backed up already). I made sure the connector cable was in there good, then I stuck a piece of electrical tape on it just for safety. Now the computer runs as good as new, and I don't have to spend any money taking it in to a shop.
 
The moral of the story is this - always check and recheck your connections. Lesson learned!

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My video card died a few days ago so i had to start using my integrated Intel HD Graphics.
i have once screen at 1920X1080 and the other is 1680x1050 and when ever i maximize a window (firefox for example) it overlaps on my 1st screen.
imgur: the simple image sharer
is a image of both screen and you can see the window layered onto the start of my screen under the start menu orb.

A:Maximized Windows On Second Screen Shows Edges On First Screen.

I have the same problem on ours here, I believe we're using a discrete graphics card with win7. Its really annoying, he uses AutoCAD fullscreen on the big monitor, but the edge of the program window shows on the first screen ~3-5 pixels. It appears to only happen to AutoCAD on this computer. Very annoying.

I'll post if I find a solution, I think I've fixed this once before.

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Hi was wondering if others experience this. Trying to figure out the cause and if there is a fix.

When I turn on or restart my computer after the teal windows logo with the spinning wheel the screen will flash off quickly then come back on black and then 10 seconds later show the lock screen.

It's kind of annoying to have this delay happening and wondering if it's normal or something that can be fixed.

A:Black Screen after teal windows before lock screen

Hi BFG,

That sounds normal to me. The only variation might be "how long" you pause on the black screen (while your boot is being processed). Now, for some, that black screen might flash for only a few seconds but for others, it could last quite some time. My advice is to do nothing and live with it.

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I can enable auto turn off screen after period of time in control panel. But i found in lock screen, the monitor won't turn off automatically even if the time period is expired. Is there any way to solve this?

A:How to enable auto-turn-off screen in lock screen

If you haven't, try setting the screen saver (can use blank) and set it to the same time as the monitor time out.

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Hi,

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,
Derlee

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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