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

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

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?

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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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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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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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Hi Folks, I have Bookmarked access to my Skydrive account. How do I prevent / stop auto sign-in. ?

A:Auto Sign In

what internet software are you using? chrome/firefox ect.

as the easiest way would be to clear all user name and passwords if you cant select per website ones. and when prompeted to remember or not click no the next time you log into it

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since the latest update (2009), the new one, auto sign in has stopped working! this is annoying as i have to manually type my username/pw everytime. i have checked it to remember my username/pw and to auto sign in but it still won't do it.

i un-installed and re-installed it yesterday but it still won't auto sign in.

is there something i'm missing?

A:msn auto sign in

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So all of the sudden my computer would sign off by its self. I think sign off is the right term. I have to press the space bar and put my password, and its keeps what ever windows were up and stuff.

I thought it might be my screen saver, so I turned it off. But still happens.
I dont know whats the problem.

A:Auto Sign off? Please help

did you mean log off computer auto??

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I recently have started with a new ISP. I had been using MSN, but cancelled them. I am using IE-6, and am having difficutly getting connected without going into the Control Panel, then to Internet Options, then opening the Connection and hitting the Apply button. Then it will dial my connection, and after connected, I can then open IE-6 and it will work.
Is there an easier way. Since I retired, everything seems against me. HELP Please.

A:IE-6 & auto sign in

Go back to where you hit the Apply button (Control Panel>Internet Options>Connection) and see what accounts are listed under "Dialup and virtual private network settings." Make sure the one you want IE to use is marked as the default connection (click on it to select it, click on the "set default" button).

Then make sure you have checked the box next to "Always dial my default connection." Click OK to close the window, close IE, open IE again and see if that does the trick.

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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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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 just go XP but every time i log on it automatically sign me into messenger which can be VERY annoying.. How can i stop this??

A:Auto-Messenger Sign in..

i had the same problem with the windows messenger. it's built into outlook or outlook express or both so everytime you open email it would load and then won't let you unload it. there are settings that supposedly make it not open but, they didn't work for me. the only thing i found that worked was an add-on to lavasoft's ad-aware spyware software. the software is pretty popular and seems to work well (it's downloadable from the lavasoft web site, both free and pay versions). if you already have their spyware software, just download the messenger control add-on and activate it. no more messenger. yay!

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Help with my Bungled attempt to establish a Log on user Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup w/o having to enter name andpassword at startup in Widows 8.1. I correctly did this using "Option One" of Brink's Tutorial procedure with two new laptops several months ago, however I now have gone brain dead while attempting the same on my new Desktop, with 8.1 O/S. For some reason the"Automatically Log ON", box did not pop up allowing me to enter my Microsoft User name; Password: or Confirm Password: as he illustrated in his "OPTION ONE, 4.,C,D. Still brain dead, I selected enter anyway, it did not work and now the PC offered me a slightly new picture requesting me to sign in with name and password. How can I return to square one to do this right? (I hate passwords).
Thanks Ross

A:Auto Sign in to Windows 8.1 help

Open RUN.
Type in


click ok.

Uncheck the box that requires a password.

A picture---

another picture---

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W7, Google, Firefox.
This morning my p.c. automatically signed in to gmail, whereas I have always had to key in the first part of my email address followed by the password. I want to have to sign in every time.
Recent events are: yesterday I was telephoned by someone who purported to be a BT engineer who I dismissed and who then rang a second time to say that he was going to cut off our tel connection for a few weeks. He didn't and I reported this to Fleur.
Two days ago I paid for and downloaded a 3 device two-year subscription to Kaspersky. This will begin after the present cover has expired in a few days time. It seemed to be a lot of faff to a simple chap like me and there was a lot of ticking of strange phrases to be done - I might have inadvertently agreed to this 'straight-in' rather than 'sign-in' approach to my email address.
A few weeks ago I bought a Medion tablet and that, from the beginning, went straight in to my emails without my having to sign in.
How do I revert to having to sign in with address and password on both devices?

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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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Ok, this has bothered me long enough!

So I thought that I'd line my live account with my windows account. Bad move!

Now I'm stuck with windows live services ALWAYS bloody signing me into my old account no matter how many times I hit that gal dang delete button.

So, now that I got that out of my system [body]. So, how do I get rid of that thing ONCE AND FOR ALL so I can finish moving stuff to my new live account, and my new life.
EDIT: I said screw it! I got what I needed.

A:How in the bloody heck do I get rid of auto sign in

There's a tutorial on how to turn the feature off below.
Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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My PC gets used mostly as a media server, I can switch it on remotely so it's ready to share media.
With Windows 10, it now stops at the login screen awaiting a password for my Microsoft account and I now have to enter it to allow the media server program to run.
I know I can get around this by using a local account with no password but it'd be good to login automatically with my Microsoft account.
Any ideas?

A:Windows 10 Auto Login / Sign in?


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Something has happened to Win 8.1 fairly recently which causes last person who was on the pc to 'sign in' automatically on boot up even if none of my three users are signed in.

Instead of going to the 'sign in screen' it briefly displays the screen then goes to the last person signed in.

I dont want this as I invariably have to sign the other out or go find mine.

Wondering what has been customised in settings?

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Auto sign-in stopped working
Using Windows 7 & Internet Explorer as browser.
Recently changed from Norton to Kaspersky security.
Have gone to Tools>Internet options>content>settings>autocomplete & turned everything on.
Turned off "safe money" feature with Kaspersky security.

To be clear, when I started to type my user ID into a log-on box, after the 2nd or 3rd letter the
user ID box would autofill & my password would autofill at the same time.

How do I turn that feature back on?

A:auto sign-in stopped working

Hi Sctpsu

I have never heard that if you have more than one ID on a computer (hence having to sign in to your ID) where it auto completes, that would be a security risk would it not? or are you talking about signing in else where?

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As soon as my desktop is up, AOL connects to the internet & tries to stay on top while i'm working on something else. After about 10 times of minimizing and or shutting down AOL, it will stay at bay for a while, but will reappear later. I have stopped all AUTO SIGN ON options in AOL system tray to no avail. I also have reinstalled AOL, no help. If anyone has an answer PLEASE let me know.THANKS

A:Solved: AOL auto sign on and connects to net!! HELP

Use the system configuration utility and uncheck all references to aol in the startup tab

Start>Run>type in MSCONFIG>Startup tab - uncheck any program you don't want to run when you start Windows

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every time i sign in to the net Windows Messenger Automatically signs in how do i stop this from happing . my OS is XP

A:stop Windows Messenger auto sign in

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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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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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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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I would like for my computer to sign in automatically with my Microsoft account, however, when I enabled Remote Desktop Connection (for I would also like to be accessed remotely), the automatically sign-in function doesn't work, because sign-in screen is now set by default to log in with local account rather than Microsoft one. However, I do not possess one, and if I tried to create on and make it sign in automatically, the screen said wrong username or password. Which I don't understand at all

A:Auto sign-in doesn't work if remote connection enabled

Hello Amphor, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Are you saying that your Microsoft account is not available to select to have Windows sign in to it automatically at startup?

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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OK is it possible to set a windows user account to automatically sign in when I power up my system

A:Solved: Auto sign in windows user account on power-up

Disregard, I was thinking we were in the X threads.

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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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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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As soon as I turn on my computer (Dell + XP) and I see the sign in screen I type in my password to my account (admin account) and seconds later is says signing off. I tried restarting in safe mode and last known good configuation mode (something like that) and I still have the same problem. HELP ME PLEASE!

A:XP sign in problem

I'm no expert but

I had the same problem with my customized pc with Windows Xp and I took it to a computer service store (Best Buy's Geek Squad) and they did what is called a REPAIR INSTALL and it solved my computer's problem.

I've been told you may have to do a REPAIR INSTALL but if you don't know how to do it yourself then I 'd highly recommend going to your local computer service store and seeing if they can do it for you. Unfortunetly, it won't be free unless your PC is still under warrenty if you bought it from that specific computer store.

If you don't back up your files when proceeding to perform a REPAIR INSTALL then almost everything saved on your computers (documents,games,programs,etc.) will be erased which will most likely cost you extra money if you want a computer service store to do that for you in addition to doing the REPAIR INSTALL

Good luck.

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While signing-in, I get the following message.
Security policies on this computer are set to show info about the last interactive sign-in, but windows couldn't retrieve that info. Contact your network administrator for help.
Even after signing with Microsoft account, I get the same message.
Only after restoring last saved macrium reflect image, I could sign-in and go to desktop. This happened twice today.
Any ways to avoid such situation in future.

A:Sign-in problem.

Hello lvgandhi,

If you like, you should be able to disable this policy to no longer get this error message.

Information - Display about Previous Sign-ins

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OKay i rebooted my entire system a couple days ago and now im experiencing a problem with my msn messenger. It keeps saying it cannot connect to the internet, even though i can access msn.com and hotmail and anything online... this is very annoying, im using msn 6.2 if it makes a difference, but previous versions also have this same problem when i try to sign in. any help would be awesome thnx

A:MSN sign in problem

It could be many reasons why this happens...

The messaging servers could be temporarily down for maintenance or may have reached capacity due to heavy Internet traffic (during peak usage hours). Wait a short while, and then try again. You can check our server status page for the latest information on the service.

Disable your 'auto-detect' settings on your browser. For Internet Explorer users, click the IE Tools menu, click Internet Options, click the Connections tab, click the LAN Settings button, and then clear the 'Automatically Detect Settings' box.

Check for a false proxy setting. On the MSN Messenger Tools menu, click Options. On the Connection tab, be sure the 'I use a proxy server' check box is clear. This option should only be selected if your network administrator tells you to do so.

If you are using ICS or Router for Home LAN, you may need to adjust some of your settings or update hardware/firmware drivers. For more information on this, search on LAN or Network in the MSN Messenger Help Topics from the MSN Messenger client.

Firewalls and third-party applications may also affect your ability to connect to MSN Messenger. To see if any of these applications are affecting your connectivity, you can disable the application(s) and then try to connect to the .Net Messenger service.

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No biggie but I want to find out what is causing this problem. I cannot sign in to my Verizon phone account.
Something is blocking this apparently. I can access the site,enter my correct user and password and am taken right back to the sign in page. No errors nothing. Now I said to myself--self-try to access the account on another computer. I did on on one running Linux and there was no problem.Also no problem with Firefox.I prefer to use IE. I have Googled but found no help. Any ideas as to what the problem may be?

A:Sign in problem

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Hi. I have a new laptop with Windows 10. For 4 days now neither myself nor my wife can sign into our outlook accounts. When we attempt to do so we get a message which says 'Windows is unable to connect to a client policy service'. The internet works fine but neither of us can access our Hotmail accounts, though mine works fine from my mobile phone. Any suggestions as to what to do about this please? Is it my computer or a connection issue outside my control?Regards, Robert & Janet Avery, Carluke, Scotland

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Greets, team!I am writing this on behalf of the friend whose PC I'm trying to fix and I was wondering if you could advise me.I have installed the most recent Ad-Aware SE Personal possible at the moment (build 1.06r1) and the most recent definitions for it (SE1R48 30.05.2005), along with Spybot Search & Destroy 1.3 with the most recent detection rules to date. I have run them both, quarantining and deleting whatever spyware, viruses and trojans possible. At this point, I would usually look at the HijackThis! log and search for any processes using Google or another search engine but all searches I've tried with various search engines have returned adware-adjusted results. The desktop is also being refreshed with icons regarding gambling and the like. Other symptoms I am experiencing are random popups for such sites and the ability to shut down the iexplore.exe process to have it return immediately.I was wondering; would any of you find the cause(s) from the following HijackThis! log and reply with instructions, please?:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 19:48:21, on 30/05/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.ex... Read more

A:Every Sign of a Problem

Hello MojoLikesPie and welcome to BleepingComputer.If you haven't already done so, download Ad-aware SE v1.06 from LavaSoft. Install and update it. Run a "Full scan", but uncheck "Search for negligible risk entries" and "Search for low-risk threats". Allow Ad-aware to remove anything it finds.Your log contains one or more viruses or remnants of those viruses. It is important to keep your installed antivirus program up to date and to do a full system scan periodically.Please do an online virus scan at two or more of the following sites:TrendMicro HousecallPanda ActiveScanBitDefender On-Line Virus ScanCA eTrust AV WebScannerSymantec Security CheckAllow the online scan to remove anything they find. Report anything that they can not remove.You have a LOP infection that often comes together with Messenger Plus. To remove it we will try the simple way first.1. Go to Control Panel, then Add/Remove programs. Double click on "Messenger Plus!"2. The "Messenger Plus! - Setup" is now displayed. Click on the Uninstall button. Note: options displayed on the first screen are not related to the sponsor program.3. The sponsor screen is now displayed (if you don't see it, search for it in your Task Bar). To prove that someone is currently reading the screen, you have to type the code that is displayed. Once you enter the code, press Uninstall.4. If you entered the code properly, the program will ask you to confirm that you want to... Read more

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When I try to click on the AIM icon taskbar to sign off, it signs me off but the sign on screen window comes back on. Never had that kind of problem before. Before I did the same thing and no screen comes back it signs me off fine, but now the sign on screen comes back on. I believe this strated when they did the Mail update thing on AIM. I have the latest version of AIM 5.9.3861.

Now on my laptop I have the previous version of AIM and no problems there.

I did uninstall and install it and no luck. When I uninstall it I have the AIM folder on my D file. Any ideas why this is happening and suggestion will be helpful. Hope this make sense.


A:AIM sign off problem

I personally say this is the perfect chance to run like hell and get as far away from AIM as possible, nothing good has ever come from AOL.

If you must IM with AIM, use trillian.

Thats just my take on it...

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Whenever I try to sign in, it dosen't let me and when I click 'Troubleshoot', and repair, it says:
"Your host files contain MSN related entries which may interfere with name resolution. Would you like Windows Live Messenger to clean up your hosts file?"

I've tried scanning, checking for duplicate hosts file, checked the host file, the orignal one, tried clicking yes, tried clicking no, tried reinstalling MSN. But none worked. I need serious help. D=

Anyways, my hostfile says this

# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# rhino.acme.com # source server
# x.acme.com # x client host localhost
Thanks. =D

A:MSN Sign-In problem

Can someone please help me with that problem? Sorry for double posting.;_;

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I am trying to set up an account w/ yahoo for instant messenging. I go through answering all the questions....& every damn time at the end- its says page unavailable. . try your request again later.....Well....Ive tried & tried & tried - -I dont know if I have something set up wrong or what - driving me nuts. Thanks for any help. Ben

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Can anyone give me advice with this problem that has been going on now for ages:

Each time I log on to Hotmail I need to enter my password despite the fact I always select the box
"Save my e-mail address and password".
Obviously I'm doing something wrong that prevents my password from being saved.
I would appreciate any help or advice to be able to save my password so that it's not necessary to enter it on each occasion.


A:Hotmail Sign In Problem.

Are you accepting, and not deleting, the cookies for that site?

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I am an avid Scrabble player playing with up to a dozen or more players at a time and all moves are made by email, sometimes up to 80 or so moves a day.
All incoming emails are to my Hotmail address which I've set up with a sound (voice) notification whenever one comes in. I am running Windows Messenger which runs at startup, and until 2 days ago I used to log into Hotmail and sign into Messenger and every time I got an email I heard it arrive. 2 days ago the "Sign into Messenger" option disappeared, and now I have to keep checking manually to see if any emails have arrived.
Prior to this it has been working perfectly for the last 3 months.
I don't think my PC specs apply here, but I have WindowsXP Home SP2, 1024MbRam on an Intel 2.80GHz Dell PC.
Does anyone know how to get my "Sign into Messenger" option back?
My thanks in advance.

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I've got the exact same issue! How did you solve it? 

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I didn't have a windows password set on my computer. Yesterday I signed out and restarted, and windows wants a password all of a sudden. I tried a couple of password cracks but nothing worked. I really need some help here.
I have mosey back up if I need it but I would like to get back in as quickly as possible with no loss of permissions.
Here is an interesting aside: my brother called me yesterday and said the same thing happened to him. He is running win xp. Could this be some kind of back door or some other mal-ware?]

A:can't get in to windows sign in problem

There are password reset CD's that you can find online that will allow you to reset an XP account/password.

The one I use is the Offline NT Password and Registry Editor. Works for all Windows versions.

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Since about three weeks ago I have been unable to sign into a website that I'm a member of. I enter my username and password and it accepts them, only to then re-load the same page again ready for me to sign in, right back at square one. I can access the website fine though my laptop using the same internet connection and if I create a new XP user profile I can also sign in, but I cannot with this profile. Every other website I'm a member of works fine, its only this one that won't. Any ideas at all what I could do? I've done all the usual deleting of cookies and temp files several times over and reset to default settings etc.

A:Website sign-in problem

I get that if I've blocked a Cookie that I shouldn't have. Have a go at looking at your Blocked Cookies and see if it's listed. If you can't see it, type in the URL of the site and set to Allow.

Hope this helps

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I have experienced a problem with my msn messenger. Once I sign in an error message will appear saying the program needs to close and then it shuts down. I have tried uninstalling, deleting and using Windows install clean up to rid my computer of all traces but I am having no luck.

I also have a HiJack this log just in case that is of any help to you.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:46:04 PM, on 10/3/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
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A:MSN messenger 7.0 Problem...can't sign in

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This one is pretty strange...

Friends Gateway E3600 Desktop. After I finished getting it all tuned up with a clean install of XP Home SP2, all critical updates and a new secondary HDD then installed 1GB DDR RAM, then installled Acronis TI and stored a backup image on the slave drive, the following glitch happened after a few months of normal operation.

At power up the sign-in page came up and there were no users shown!!! Couldn't go any further, so my friend called me and I went throungh about 3 cycles of the same thing. Booted into Acronis and restored the last image. Sign-in went through normally.

I opened the Control Panel>Users Accounts and deleted the single user password and checked the 'Use Welcome Sctreen' option and uncheked 'Use fast user switching'. Rebooted and system performed as expected. Went directly to the 'Welcome' screen after the XP logo and progress bar screen and on into the normal desktop. Repeated the boot cycle about 3 times, then created a new differential backup image with Acronis TI and left.

Yesterday (about 7 days later) he called and said he had that same sign-in screen again with no users shown. My friend is totally computer illiterate and there is no chance he got into the User accounts and changed anything. I doubt he even know how to open the Control Panel. I'll be seeing him this week sometime and will probably have to restore the last TI image again.

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A:XP Home Sign-in Problem

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[Me ? 22/10/2016 ]  ?I bought my HP Pavilion X360 13-u004nl in an Italian store. I've got a problem with the 'major and minor' key. It works, but it has the 'ctrl' function. The real problem is that I found this bug in all the PCs, of the series 'HP Pavilion X360", in the store where I bought mine. What should I do? Maybe I need to install any keyboard upgrade? Maybe is a problem of the whole series so you will change my PC?I hope that my message will be understandable. Thanks. Giorgio Tomaino,Italy.? [Sparkles1 ? 24/10/2016]  ?I grasp that you are having a difficulty with your keyboard input as the shift button (I think) reacts like the ctrl key. The same models in the store perform the same way. What language is the keyboard set to? Have you done all the Windows updates? Have you run the HP Support Assistant  to aid with any HP updates? Have you run the Windows troubleshooter? If you run a hardware test on the keyboard what are the results? HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8). Here is a link to  P Pavilion x360 13-u004nl software and drivers where you can manually check that you have any recommended updates.  Please keep me updated.? [Me ? 02/11/2016]?Hi Sparkles 1,thanks for your quick answer. I'm sorry for being unclear: my problem is on   'Less/greater-than sign' key (' >and < '), it has the 'ctrl' function.The keyboard is set to Italian language b... Read more

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