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Difficulty changing Secure Logon text prompt

Q: Difficulty changing Secure Logon text prompt

All this was done on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I've been trying to get the "Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE or use the Windows Security button to <log on/unlock this computer.>" text changed.

I made a copy of the authui.dll.mui files from both System32/en-US/ and SysWOW64/en-US/ to another location. I opened them up in Resource Hacker , went to String Table/753/1033 and changed the text for items 12035 and 12036 , hit Compile Script , and then save. I then made backups of the originals, took file ownership so that I could delete them, and, finally, replaced them. To verify that this operation was successful, I opened the files, now in their respective en-US folders, back up in Resource Hacker . Each text field displays precisely what I set it to. However, when I lock the computer or log off, the text has not been changed at all. Even after a reboot, the text has not been changed. Afterwards, I went back into the en-US folders to make sure they didn't revert and found my changes in place.

I've done quite a bit of searching and no one seems to be suggesting anything beyond what I've done. I would appreciate any help with this matter. Thanks.

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A: Difficulty changing Secure Logon text prompt

This is called DLL hell.

Likely your Windows is using another copy of authui.dll.mui file from C:\Windows\winsxs\ folder. I can not give you exact subfolder in your WINSXS folder, because it depends on your system situation, but you should be able to find it with simple search.

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I find that when I access a secure web site (https I.E. will pause for a long time, often a minute or more, then display message "Unable to display page". I must repeatedly re-try the link before it works. Even when it does work it takes an extremely long time to connect. I'm puzzled by this because once inside the site access is very quick. Also accesses to non-secure sites (http are also very quick. I have 3 computers on my home 1gb network and every one of them have the same problem. Is there something I need to change? I am running Win 7 64 bit on 1st, Win 7 x32 on 2nd and Win XP on the the 3rd computer.
 

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Just today, I've begun to experience difficulty highlighting text [or anything]. When I attempt to highlight an entire sentance, it might highlight only a few words. Dragging will drop it will the way. What could cause this?

If this is a mouse issue, I have a Logitech wireless laser version 3.1.116. Fresh batteries make no difference.

Thanks for any suggestions
 

A:Difficulty Highlighting Text or dragging anything

Clean the optical (red) light underneath the mouse
Clean the table

Sounds like a mouse issue to me
 

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Hello guys,

My English teacher has given us two .MP3 files. They are small stories in English language. We should first write a summary about that then translate the whole text into our native language. It is an exercise!
If it was a text I could write a brief text about it and also translate it into our native language immediately. But the problem is that since the speed of the English-language narrator man is very quick I can't completely understand what he says.

I tried to find some apps to convert voice to text and installed some of them but no one worked properly!

Is there any idea how to convert those .MP3 English files to text?
It's an emergency and I'll be very thankful if someone can help me.
 

A:Difficulty with a .MP3 English file and Voice to text converter

I don't think there is any way of doing that. A trick that I've found useful in my efforts to learn a foreign language is to play the mp3 file in Apple's Quick Time Player (Free). You can alter the playback speed. There are several slow speed options. At the extreme it all sounds zombie like but things are much easier to follow.
 

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I have a Compaq nx6110 which is a member of a domain. It gets so far through the boot process but then stops. The HDD activity light stays annoyingly dark.
It gets to a plain blue screen just before the logon prompt, where it would normally say press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and stays there. The logon prompt never appears so I cannot logon.
I'm left with a blank screen.

I've tried booting into safe mode but get the same problem.

I've booted from a cd, UBCD4Windows, and run virus and spyware scans but found nothing.
I ran chkdsk several times, it found and fixed some bad sectors/clusters on the first run but subsequent runs of chkdsk were fine.

I've run Memtest86 and no memory errors were reported.

Any suggestions or am I going to have to reinstall XP? Probably with a new HDD?
Cheers.
 

A:No logon prompt

Chkdisk doesn't fix bad sectors. It only flags them as bad, so the OS won't write there anymore, and also copy readable data to another sector. All unreadable data is lost. If the data lost in a bad sector was part of a file used in login, the file may very well be damaged beyond hope. A repair install could do the trick of replacing damaged file(s), but I'm not sure. Anyway, if your HDD started developing bad sectors, it's highly recommended to replace it ASAP.
 

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This was addressed several days past without a workable solution so I am requesting help again. I Have a Dell Laptop. Previously when logging on with WinXP Pro installed, as an Administrator, I had to press: control, alt, del popup on my keyboard as an additional security measure before I logged in w/ my password. For reasons unknown, this "secure logon" feature diasappeared and I do not know how to get it back.

If you are familiar with XP Pro: I went into Control Panel, Classic View, users & looked for Advanced Tab...which there was none. I also did Scannow to re-check original files against my XP disks & correct as necessary.

Any other assistance is surely appreciated, [email protected]
 

A:Secure Logon XP

- Log in as administrator as normal
- Once logged in go into the control panel and locate the administrative tools
- From here select "Local Security Policy"
- Now navigate your way to :
Local policies > security options then scroll down to find "interactive logon: do not require control + alt + delete"
- Once this is found double click and change it to "disabled"

This is the solution though I am wondering still why I have no Advanced Tab in User Accounts, FreeSteve
 

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just got this today and still have no idea whether it is my system that goes wrong or any software i just installed. every time i log on my account, there pops up a yes/no prompt, absolutely empty, without a title or any message! when i choose either, the system processes my startup files, loads the desktop and the system shell. everything seems to be fine except for this thing which becomes annoying. can you advise anything? i have Windows XP Home SP1.
 

A:Empty YES/NO Prompt on Logon

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At bootup, I get a logon screen to enter userid and password to logon to www.coloradosheep.com. I just click cancel to get out of it.The problem is in one of the Microsoft services because when I disable all Microsoft services, I do not get the logon screen for www.coloradosheep.com at bootup.Thanks, This is driving me crazy!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:54:33 AM, on 2/5/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpd... Read more

A:Prompt To Logon To Coloradosheep.com

Hello I am SifuMike and I will be helping you. Disable your antivirus program and go here http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html and run an online scan with BitDefender (you will need to use Internet Explorer for this scan). When the ActiveX Control has loaded, click on "Click here to scan". This scan may take a few hours. It all depends on the number of files on your computer. When BitDefender completes the scan, select the "Detected Problems" tab. Click on "Click here to export scan". Save the file as an HTML to your Desktop. Then click on the saved file and allow it to open with your browser. Go to Edit - Select All then copy/paste that log back here. Post the BitDefender log.*********************Download ATF (Atribune Temp File) Cleaner? by Atribune DO NOT run it yet. Download and install AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 (formerly Ewido) This is a 30 day trial of the program1. After download, double click on the file to launch the install process. 2. Choose a language, click "OK" and then click "Next". 3. Read the "License Agreement" and click "I Agree". 4. Accept the default installation path: C:\Program Files\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 and click "Next", then click "Install". 5. After setup completes, click "Finish" to start the program automatically or launch ewido by double-clicking its icon on your desktop or in the system tray. 6. The main "Status" menu will... Read more

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Does anyone know how to get rid of this? I am the only user of my computer so I don't feel I need the security of a login every time I start my PC. For that matter, I am prompted for login after PC comes out of hibernation mode.
 

A:Solved: Logon Prompt for XP

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to all, after changing the logon procedure to a more secure format, I still have the username - administrator come up when asked to logon in - how might i just get the window press alt,ctlt, del.

regards

Alienware machine using XP professional SP2
 

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I want to disable secure logon feature but when I go to user accounts the canceling button is grayed out how can I disable it??

And THANX in advance
 

A:disable secure logon

Welcome,'

Do you have Administrator rights on your User?
 

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Hi

I somehow lost my logon screen prompt. I have more than one user on my home PC and want to prevent other users accessing my account, but when I boot up I log straight on without having to enter the administrator password. I get prompted for a password only when logging on and off between users. Can someone suggest how to fix this please.

Thanks

A:Logon prompt screen missing

Run a search for

logonui.exe

If you don't have that on yourcomputer anymore, that's the problem. Just download a fresh copy by searching www.ask.co.uk

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When I attempt to log into windows I am met with a black screen both on normal boot up and safe mode. The screen has both ease of use and shut down option buttons but the user name/icon and log in prompt are missing and the usual background image is just plain black. I cannot get to desktop in any way and I do not have any restore points or system recovery disks.

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I have had my new computer with windows 7 from Dell for almost 2 years. I have never had any problems with it until yesterday. All of a sudden I can't login with my password. I am the only one who uses my computer. I called Dell and gave them my express code service #, etc. and they won't help me unless they charge me- and I have already paid them enough! I went searching on how to resolve this and one thing I found I need to get into safe mode with command prompt. Well, I did and it loads files and then goes right to logon screen without allowing me to enter any command prompts. Please help! I am a photographer and have clients that I need to finish editing photos. Thank you!
 

A:Command prompt goes to logon screen

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I have a machine at work running Win 98 and connected to the NT server. For some reason, despite the network settings to "Prompt for NT logon on startup" and the domain being specified, the machine (a Compaq) does not display the logon window for NT and goes straight to Windows. If I then log off, I am able to log on and have all regular network access with no problems.

Any clues would be appreciated,
Aliza
 

A:{Advice Offered} - No prompt for NT logon

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basically it just freezes (making a very weird and annoying -track-stuck- sound with the logon music) at the user logon screen. anyone had this problem?
thanks for your time!

A:Freeze at user logon prompt

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pablogener


basically it just freezes (making a very weird and annoying -track-stuck- sound with the logon music) at the user logon screen. anyone had this problem?
thanks for your time!


did you upgrade or clean install?
did you download of purchase from MS?
32 bit or 64?

Ken

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My Outlook Continues to Prompt You for Logon Credentials anyone please advise what i can do to solve the issue. Thanks appreciate much.

A:My Outlook Continues to Prompt You for Logon Credentials!!

Junqi89, What version of Outlook are you using?

Most versions of outlook allow you when you go to the configuration of that email option, allow you to save the password.

like this:

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Hi all,
My pc is taking longer and longer to boot up. From when you switch it on to the logon prompt. A friend said it might be the BIOS? That is might need flashing?

Would really appreciate some help.

Thanks
 

A:Very slow bootup-from switching on to logon prompt

i would try the easy stuff first, full anti vi scan,download advanced windows care from iobit ( its free) scan with that then go to its tools option to see what u have starting up when you turn computer on,i only have 1 programme in start up
 

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Running: Windows XP and Windows 7 environment with Receiver 3.4.0.29577 on Workstations.

We have Logon Mode set to Pass-Through with Windows Credentials.

Problem: We will get users that get prompted for their USER/PASS at the Citrix Logon after they logon to Windows.
 

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When attempting to log into a secured site via a user name and password, the standard error screen pops up which usually indicates that the server is not available. However, upon calling the business entity, we find that the server is functioning and when they attempt to enter the site with the same user name and password, they can get access. We tried this on another computer on the same network (ISP) and were also able to get in. We went to a different site that requires a user name and password for a secured site and it too has the same problem. Just one day ago, there was no problem. Today there is. What could have changed on this system that will not allow me access? We have already deleted all cookies and temporary files but that didn't help. We also rebooted but that didn't help. There are no firewalls installed other than Norton. Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
 

A:Secure site logon problem

I've just discovered that this error "Cannot display this page" occurs even before login on some site. Other sites that are not secure still come up properly. One thing I thought to do was to reload IE 6 with SP1. However, when attempting to do this, it will not load properly. I then went to Windows Updates and upon clicking for the scan, it eventually brings back an error message without any information regarding the updates. I immediately checked the same Windows Update site on another system and it worked perfectly.
 

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Until today I was able to open wellsfargo.com and chase.com.  Today when I tried the same as I did on Friday, my browser went to "not responding" and locked up chrome.  This only happens with secure sites not sites like delta, juno, or any other that doesn't bring up the secure tab.  I thought it might be the web site but it worked on another computer.  Thought it might be internet provider but it worked on another computer.  Thought it might be the browers so I loaded FireFox and the same thing happened.  I think I ruled out most items except a computer or Microsoft update. Any ideas

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I have a computer running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. My wife and I both have User accounts, and there is a separate Administrator account which seldom gets used. The Administrator account and my User account are both password-protected. My wife doesn't use a password on her User account.
 
My question is, how secure are the account passwords? Is it easy for a knowledgeable person to work around them and gain access to information in the user's account? And since my wife's User account does not have a password, does this make the entire system more vulnerable?
 
Thanks in advance.

A:How secure are Windows Logon Passwords

They are pretty much useless. You can reset the password or enable the hidden administrator account with a bootable disk . You can also boot the computer with a linux disk to access the contents of the hard drive. Even if the computer had SecureBoot enabled to prevent a linux disk from booting you can access bios if it does not have a password and disable it, You can remove the drive and attach it to another computer to explore the contents of the drive. 
 
It is safer to have a strong password on an account. If browsing the UAC comes up asking for a password you just can't press okay and override the UAC prompt. You have to thing and type in the password. A UAC popping up during a browsing session is a big red flag.
 
The only safe way to protect your personal data is to encrypt it.

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I've started to use the "secure logon feature", which requires users to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to unlock an account. Microsoft claims this:
"Using secure logon provides an additional layer of security for your computer by ensuring that the authentic Windows logon screen appears. When secure logon is enabled, another program (such as a virus or spyware) can't intercept your user name and password as you enter it."
So only Winlogon is supposed to recognize the three finger salute, but in the real world, can it be defeated easily? Can't a keylogger still steal your password? I'm running Windows 7.
Thanks!

A:How much does the secure logon feature in Windows help?

Hi bwv848,
 
Pressing Control Alt Delete, on a Windows Operating System represents a special key combination that Windows recognizes and when used Windows calls the login screen.
 
Basically, it is a hardcoded function so when Windows sees that combination of keys pressed it starts the Windows login screen. The purpose of this is to keep a malicious program from displaying a fake login screen.

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Hi guys,

I'm trying to fix a computer with a virus (looks like Windows XP Recovery virus since using a boot cd shows all the files were hidden). My problem is that I've tried 2 keyboards, none of which will work on this computer. I'm thinking maybe the virus has prevented driver installation so I'm stuck at the "Log On to Windows" screen but cant even hit ok (there is no password for this account).

Anyway I can change the registry using a boot cd or something so that it logins automatically without the password screen showing up? Maybe this way I can get the mouse/kb drivers installed and start working on removing the malware. Thanks!
 

A:Change logon settings without logging in - through command prompt?

Sorry. We can't help you get into an account that you can't access the normal way. If the keyboard doesn't work for BIOS, it is a hardware problem and not a driver. If you can get into BIOS, check USB settings there (if it is a USB keyboard).

Try booting with a different OS to test the hardware and see if it is working.

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This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
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Hey all,

I run several machines on a domain at my work. On the most recent machine, I am trying to disable the prompt to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to get to the Users screen.

(Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, Advanced; Secure Logon)

However, when I go there, the Secure Logon option (Require users to press CTRL+ALT+DEL) is already checked, and the option is greyed out so I cannot change it.

I have tried changed DisableCAD in my registry with no success. (Both values 0 and 1)

Any ideas?

BTW: It is not a group policy setting on the server. I have triple checked, and even tried it on another machine. Also, I have tried altering the settings while under an administrator account with no success.

Thanks,
Alex
 

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This is for my sister,I hope someone can help us out...

her computer is a windows 7.It shut down one day while she was at work.Message said, computer shut down improperly, so she rebooted it.. it started in safemode. wouldnt go any where else... so we tried the f8 and command prompt and it opened but as soon as she started to type in user passwords2 the command prompt closed and rebooted the computer to the windows log on screen with her password in the "user" box, we cant get it to do anything, and the command prompt wont let us type in anything.. each time it jumps back to the windows logon.. we tried password reset but it also asks for a password then when she types it in says wrong password..she cant remove the user name in the box and every PW she puts in.. she went and bought a usb disk thinking we can create a password disk well it wont work when it comes to the option to choose cd/dvd or usb.. nothing... what else can we do.Im trying to help via phone.. Can I create a password disk for her on my computer which by the way is not a win7 I have a Dell exp... is there a full working one I seen many trial are they any good? Can someone please help us..

A:Windows 7 logon Locked out Command Prompt Wont work

Here is a tutorial for using the Offline NT password program- I've lost the password to my Windows Administrator account, how do I get it back?

The website to download has been changed to Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

Notice that if you want to use a CD, you have to burn, not copy the .iso file on the disc.

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I have a Windows 7 machine with two users, a regular user and an administrator user (not the built-in account). I want to disallow login to the desktop for the administrator user, but still allow it's credentials to be used at UAC elevation prompts. I
tried adding that administrator user to the "Deny logon locally" local security policy, but that did not work. The policy not only disallowed that administrator user from logging in to a desktop, but also from approving elevation requests. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.

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My new 13 inch Spectre x360 has blurry text in different apps. The most noticable is Chrome and any prompt up. Ive checked a similar threat, bu in this case scaling down the sizing to 110% didnt completely work. It also made everything very small, so its uncomfortable to read. Also i tried adjusting clear type but it wont work. There are some apps that arent blurry though.

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The whole bootup goes normally, GRUB boots Linux fine, but when it gets all done loading, when instead there's a text login prompt than the normal graphical one...

that would be just fine, but, no, it isn't.

at localhost Login I enter 'root' then hit enter...

Password:

Okay this is normal, but oh wait! I can't type anything in the pw field. Only responsive keys are enter. Well, I press enter, and type in my password, but, login failed! Hmm.

Uhh, help?
 

A:Login prompt in RH7.2 in text, not graphical...

You are typing in the wrong root password. Here is how to fix it.

Reboot your machine and start LILO (pick from boot menu if that's the way you did it.) You should see the big red screen with the menu to choose between Linux and DOS if dual booting.

An option should say "Press Control and X for Text Mode" or something like that, do so.

You should get a prompt that looks like this BOOT:

Type "linux single" or "linux 1" and press return.

This will start linux in single user mode. You will eventually reach a command prompt which you will not need to enter username and password for, which will have root priviledges.

type this:

passwd root

then choose a new root password and remember it this time
 

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Hello,
We are currently in our pre-deployment test phase for Windows 8.1 and are trying to knock out the high visibility problems that we notice.  One of the issues we've noticed:
When logging into Windows, the default prompt is for a username/password.  all of our users are using smart cards, so they have to click "sign-in options", click the smart card icon, and then enter their PIN.  How would I change the startup
screen to default to smart card?

Also, when locking the screen by removing the card it again prompts for the username/password when unlocking the screen.  So the users again have to click on "sign-in options" and select the smart card, otherwise they risk locking out their
account by entering the PIN in the username/password field.

when locking the screen via ctrl-alt-del or windows-L unlocking does default to the smart card, so I know it can be done! 


thanks,
-Nick

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Hi
At my workplace i have a H drive that i usually save my work to. I dont have administrator privileges on my computer so when i try to use the command prompt my screen looks like H:\> rather than C:\> . So my question is, is there a command where by i could change from H to C drive just like we do for changing directories? I tried to look for similar posts in the forum but couldnt find one so hopefully i am not reposting a previously replied question. Your replies are appreciated:)

A:Changing Between 'drives' Using Command Prompt

in command to change the drives you just need to type
C:

This will change the drive letter if you have access to it. If not then it will not allow you to select the drive.

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Hi Im currently running winxp home sp2 and I'm trying to change directorys or drives in the command prompt, however it keeps putting me back to its default, C:\Documents and Settings\Croupier>

At the above prompt I type: CD d:

And this is what I get:

Code:

C:\Documents and Settings\Croupier>CD d:
D:\

C:\Documents and Settings\Croupier>

Probably something very noobish I know but I have never really used the command prompt before and now require it to run an .exe from a specific location on my D drive.
Any help would be greatly appriciated.
Thanks, Croupier.........
 

A:Changing to D drive in command prompt?

Wow, MS-DOS.

To change from one partition to another, don't use "CD" or "CHDIR". Just enter the drive letter with its colon:

D:
 

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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 laptop which is slow to load into the Desktop. Booting up takes the 'standard' amount of time, and everything progresses normally until the splash screen which has 'Windows 7 Professional' written at the bottom.

Normally the 'Windows 7 Professional screen' almost instantly brings up the appropriate user account and a password box; however on this particular troubled laptop there is a delay of 30 - 90 seconds before the password entry field is presented.

I have scanned for viruses (there are none), and installed all available Windows updates, however this has not lead to any improvement.

To further test the laptop I have created another user account, without a password, and temporarily disabled the original user account. However there is still a substantial delay between the 'W7 Professional' screen and the desktop loading.

If anybody has any advice on how to overcome this issue it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 laptop which is slow to load into the Desktop. Booting up takes the 'standard' amount of time, and everything progresses normally until the splash screen which has 'Windows 7 Professional' written at the bottom.

Normally the 'Windows 7 Professional screen' almost instantly brings up the appropriate user account and a password box; however on this particular troubled laptop there is a delay of 30 - 90 seconds before the password entry field is presented.

I have scanned for viruses (there are none), and installed all available Windows updates, however this has not lead to any improvement.

To further test the laptop I have created another user account, without a password, and temporarily disabled the original user account. However there is still a substantial delay between the 'W7 Professional' screen and the desktop loading.

If anybody has any advice on how to overcome this issue it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Windows taking a long time to reach the user logon prompt / desktop?

Do you have a lot of programs that load at start up?.

Reinstate your original User Name & then post a screen shot of the Start Up tab of System Configuration. This will tell us what gets loaded at Start Up. To find this type, msconfig in the search box after pressing the Start button. When that opens select the Start Up tab.

Also have a look in Start Up in All Programs to see if there are programs set to load there as well.

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I am learning how to change passwords with my command prompt on my computer but for some reason I keep getting this result:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32>net user (the username) *
The syntax of this command is:
NET USER
[username [password | *] [options]] [/DOMAIN]
username {password | *} /ADD [options] [/DOMAIN]
username [/DELETE] [/DOMAIN]

Instead of an option to change a password, I get this (I do not feel like revealing my username). What is going on?

A:Problem With Changing Passwords With Command Prompt?

Where "Andrew" is the username, type:

C:\>net user Andrew *

You must, of course have the authority to change the password.

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I was messing around with two of my laptops when they weren't getting a signal. I guess I changed some settings, I shouldn't have. Anyway I recieve a signal from my landlords wifi for free. On one of laptops prompted me to go to command prompt and type something in. The problem is, I don't remember what or how I got there. I need to find out because the two laptops are the same kind with the same os. All I do remember is ?/???????? network type=infrastructure can someone pleeeeeease help me.
 

A:changing type to infrastructure in command prompt

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I am having trouble getting Windows XP to log on automatically. I work at an IT Help Desk which assists many remote users over a VPN connection. One of our biggest annoyances is having to call users back every 10 minutes to log themselves back in and reconnect after we had to restart their computer for whatever reason, so I'm figuring out how to make the computers reconnect on their own.

I made the basic registry changes so that the machine can login by itself. The problem is that these machines are all on a domain with a local security policy that includes Interactive Logon Text, which basically means that right after you hit ctrl-alt-delete to get to the login screen, a nice little box comes up that warns "Authorized Users Only." Once you hit ok, the auto login is successful. How can I get rid of this box? I can't change security policy and temporarily taking the machine off the domain just for that is a real pain.

I made a simple vbs script that sends the "enter" key. Is there a way to make scripts run right after ctrl-alt-delete is pressed?

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i changed the value to 0. its either for the consent prompt behavior admin or the LUA. now, i cannot even access the program. i was following another forum which said that i shud do that. which i cannot comment onto now it said that by doin so, i can access programes without having to type the password. now any app that needs an admin password cannot be accessed.this means i cannot access regedit as an admin to change the settings back
the message reads as so :" this program is blocked by group policy. for more information, contact your system administrator."
so now i totally cannot access any programs which require an admin pass.i cant uninstall, install, delete and do anything ease which requires admin pass.
please help me

A:changing the consent prompt behavior admin or lau in regedit

Hi,

This is my speciality! First, let's try the simple things, Safe Mode.

See if you can access regedit from Safe Mode.

If not, download and run the portable Re-enable it 2.0.0.1 Use it to either re-enable or run regedit then change the settings back. http://http://www.softpedia.com/get/...Portable.shtml

If this does not work, I have plenty more suggestions.

Richard

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This may be a stupid question (so should be easy to answer) but I can't work out how to change network drive in the Windows XP command prompt. In the help section for cd it says that \D and then the name of the drive should work. But when I enter it, I get a message saying The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

The drive I'm trying to connect to is S:\.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Changing network drive in the command prompt

I think that

cd S:\

will work. Else use

cd /DS:\

Note that the flag indicator is slash ( / ), not the backslash ( \ ).
 

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I'm usually good at figuring these things out,
but am at a loss here.
How do you change your logon music/sound?
I am using WinXP.
Thank you!
 

A:Changing Logon Sounds

hi
Go to
Start / Control Panel / Sounds, sche.... / Pick A Task / Change the Sound Scheme / Sounds tab / Then in the list box below click "Windows Log-on" / Select a preset sound, or browse to a personal sound[put it in where default sounds are located I suggest]... then save and good to go
 

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Hi

my laptop currently signs in with an @Hotmail email account and password,
I want to change this to a different @Hotmail account but it seems I need to
change it to a "local" account first.

What is a "local" account?
Can I have two laptop logon to the same @Hotmail account.

Thanks

Daniel

A:changing logon account

Hello Daniel,

A local account is the same type of account that you used in Windows 7. It's an account that is only on your local computer, and doesn't roam like a Microsoft account.

You would basically be temporally switching to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account that uses the new email address. This is a workaround to change to a different Microsoft account without losing the account's profile on the PC.

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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yes i would like to change my logon screen on xp,i'm fairly new at computers
can someone help me?
 

A:changing my logon screen?

Hi, champ!

Try these sites:

http://www.stardock.com/products/logonstudio/

http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/windowsxplogonhack.php
 

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Is there a way to change the automatic logon in Win2k from Adminstrator to my name? (My name is already listed as a user with Admin. priveleges.)
Thanks
 

A:Changing logon to other than Adminsitrator

You can set Auto login in the registry.... let me remember the key...

Under HKLM/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/Winlogon there are a few values to change...

(these are all string values)

AutoAdminLogon = 1
DefaultUsername = [yourusername]
DefaultPassword = [yourpassword]

And there ya go, should auto login.
 

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Hello,

I would really like to change my windows 7 logon sound to this:
Fallout 3 Setup Song - YouTube

I have the audio file witch is mp3 and i have converted it to wav file.
I changed it in the sounds menu or whatever the right name is and when i test it then it plays. But when I actually log in then the sound wont play. Is it possible that the sound is too long?

Thank you.

A:Changing logon sound in win 7

Hello Lillkapsas

Yes that is a possibility, there is a limit on the length of the .wav file although I cant remember off hand what this is. Try using Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder to trim the .wav file down a little. Its a freeware program and very useful.

Regards Danny

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RONIZ by ~007TINAR on deviantART Their is a totally cool background. But is it like.. customizable? How can i change the text to make it say Windows Se7en, instead of that windows xp stuff. And how can i remove that "water-mark"-like thing in the top left corner.. THanks XD

A:Changing the Logon-Screen :)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil


RONIZ by ~007TINAR on deviantART Their is a totally cool background. But is it like.. customizable? How can i change the text to make it say Windows Se7en, instead of that windows xp stuff. And how can i remove that "water-mark"-like thing in the top left corner.. THanks XD


Your query is more likely to garner a correct response if posted at devianART. You are basically asking the artist to create a new piece of art and remove his signature.

Else, just use a photo editor.

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Hi guys,

I have a folder with 995 files in it and I'd like to give someone a text file with a list of all these files in it. Is there a way that I can get the command line to send the names of these files to a text file?

I tried navigating to the directory and using the DIR command and, sure enough it gives me a list but I am unable to copy and paste it to a textfile myself for some reason.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Command Line Prompt - How To Export List of Files to Text File

type this:

DIR > dir.txt

This should save the output of DIR into the text file dir.txt

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