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Can't login to Windows 7. Sends me back to login screen every time.

Q: Can't login to Windows 7. Sends me back to login screen every time.

This has never happened before. When I turn on the computer, the two accounts show up (both administrator) but whenever I click either of them, the screen just shows the Windows 7 login screen for a while without any text then sends me back to the account selection. This happens when I select either of the accounts, one of them also has a password but that doesn't show up either.

PLEASE HELP.
(also don't know a lot about computers ;-; )

EDIT : When I turned on the computer, it went through updates where it says Starting Windows with the Windows logo. Maybe this helps.

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A: Can't login to Windows 7. Sends me back to login screen every time.

Same thing happened to me since the update yesterday.

( just to clarify Is this the same problem ? I posted a video Windows Error - YouTube )

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when I try to login to either of the accounts, it flashed for a second and then goes back to the login screen. I did an offline defender scan and remove a few adware, but I don't think they were the cause.
Is there any way I could monitor the login process and see what's failing.

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This is quite a confusing story, and the cause for it simply eludes me, but this will be the second time it has happened.

Basically, I was on Youtube through Google Chrome. Shockwave Flash crashed on me (and it is well known that Flash will often crash on Chrome), and when Chrome said I should end the process, I did. To attempt to restart Flash, I exited Chrome and clicked on it again to reopen it. It failed to come up. And so begins my real problem.

I try to open Task Manager through CTRL + Shift + ESC; fails to come up. I try CTRL + ALT + DEL as well; fails to come up. The computer begins to lag like crazy. I can't click on anything without having to wait for at least 5 minutes. I did try patience though, and the menus eventually came up, but still, movement was futile. My plan was to go in and hopefully find the process that was potentially lagging my pc. The strangest thing was that the CPU Usage was fine and barely went above 10-11%, and the Physical Memory was at 21%. So what could be affecting it and making it so slow if the processes are fine?

I then decided to restart my computer. It loaded the windows loading screen fine, but that first time the windows login screen took nearly 10 minutes to come up. When it finally did, I tried to login, it would take me to a black screen with just the mouse pointer in the dead center and nothing else within sight. The mouse was moveable, but there was nothing to click on.

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A:Windows Login hang time, BlackSOD after login

Welcome to Seven Forums darkladyxion959.

Can you post all the requested files at this link.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

When posting a new crash/freeze issue, include all System File Collection and health reports. They contain valuable information that we can use to find the cause of the crashes, even if no actual crashes, just freezes, this information will help us to analyze your issue.

Fill in your 'System Specs' this will also help us analyze your system.
Use this link to find your system specs.
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Can you download CPUZ and post a snip of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
For posting the information , enter 'Snipping tool' in the Start button > Search box, hit enter. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

Have you been checking your temperatures?
Use Core Temp, to check the CPU temps when at idle, under load and/or testing.
Let us know the minimum and maximum temps you get.

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I frequently am logging in and out of my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have a good, secure password that I use and because I'm human, sometimes I mistype it. The issue is that on these occasions, I am locked out for a good 30 seconds from attempting to
login, even for the second time.

I can understand the time delay if it were say, my 5th or 6th attempt, but for one attempt this is entirely too long. How do I go about significantly reducing this, or ideally removing it?

Thank you very much!

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Hi,

My Windows 7 Home Premium on a Lenovo B540 Desktop can't seem to load past the login screen (like literally the screen with the user accounts).

When i click on any of my 5 user accounts on the login screen, the screen is left with the background image of the login screen, then after a couple of seconds jumps back to the login screen with the 5 accounts again. I don't even progress to be able to type in my password as the password prompt doesn't appear at all.

Hope to be able to resolve it ASAP, there's impt data inside ><

Thank you!!

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Hi, I'm new here. I created this account for help because my mother's password seems changed and she couldn't login, the keyboard wasn't sticky so she didn't mistype, caps lock wasn't on. I typed it my self and it didn't work, restarted the computer and it didn't work neither. I then go to thinking it was hacked and the password was simply changed. I go looking around for password changing boots for my flashdrive. I burned PASSCAPE on to my 16gig 2-1 flashdrive. Tried booting on all settings, booted normally, didn't work. So, I ignored it for a while and kept clicking "Reset password" button, It showed up as "Passcape" but claimed the usb slot was empy, wasn't; the slot is "F". I gave up hope on it, so I found this youtube video to reset it the manual labor way-here's the link to it: " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLtJ-iDdWC0 " So, continuing on..

I was simply following the video's instructions, so at step one at duration "2:02" I have to cause a error, I just keep shutting-down the pc while it's booting, because windows will assume it's an error after 2 - 3 times of doing so. Okay, by the time I get to "Repair your computer" button I press enter. And the shocking surprise I get which is odd is this in quotes:
" Windows Boot Manager

Windows has failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

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A:Cannot login to Windows login screen and can't system repair.

NEWS FLASH: I just learned something new about the password problem, my mother never told me exactly what the problem is but I've been typing it wrong the entire time, typed it in and this in quotes is my discovery:

" The User Profile Service service failed the logon.
User profile cannot be loaded. "

She never told me exactly what was the problem everyone, all she said is "Did you change the password" (waking me up at 8AM) then "The password is changed and I can't get on!" What is this problem we are experiencing-i've never seen this before.

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Hello, I think my friends son downloaded something on his computer, (I am using a clean computer to contact you) we can get to windows login screen press our Icon(windows login name) and it just freezes, sometimes it will login but it will have the hour glass for like 10 min and then automatically restarts the computer. I can login to safe mode, It is a desktop runnin winxp.. Really that is all the info I have... Please Please Help Here are my logs, I had to do them in safe mode.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Administrator at 9:30:41 on 2012-03-19
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.810 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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mSearch Bar = hxxp://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=Q105&bd=pavilion&pf=desktop
BHO: {014861A7-D0B8-4E90-A1C5-1F6C90EF4DA2} - No File
BHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No File
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelpe... Read more

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Hi. I see that a couple of people are having a similar issue with Facebook. My problem is with Dogphoria. I can't log-in for the past week from home--my laptop at Starbucks and my work computer have no problem logging in. I did everything Shaldares suggested for beckybrooke: clear history, cookies, cache, ssl states, unplug modem/restart computer and finally tried to get my ISP to help.

Here is where I am stuck: The "help" guy at my ISP told me to:
1. Go to the [Start] button located in the task bar.
2. Click on [Run], in the blank space type "cmd", hit enter.
3. A "DOS" screen appears.
4. Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit enter.

However, when I do this, I do not get a blank dos screen, only one that says
Micrsoft Windows XP...
Copyright...
c:\documents and settings...

and the guy at the ISP got a little rude and told me I am not following directions. Am I doing something wrong? Should I do something else?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Now I am having the same issue with my Craigslist account. It just redirects me back to a new/blank login screen.

ANY ideas?
 

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hi guys,

i've got a very strange problem with the kids laptop which i'm desperate to sort out as my kid has her exams coming up and needs access to her apps.

Windows loads okay, upto the point when i get to the welcome screen.

Sometimes it gets to the welcome screen, but the user profile icons will never show but then sometimes the icons will show, but when i click on the icon, i can't get to the bit where i can type a password.

If i reboot into safemode, then i can perfectly access everything as normal.

Any ideas guys?

Thanks!

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Could be application or services causing conflicts. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I'm using Windows 7 Pro. I have remove the login pw in my user account now I do not need to do the login and able to use the computer right away. But I found I am using the computer as a user not administrator. How can I skip the login screen and go straight into desktop as administrator. How can I do that? thanks

A:Windows 7 Pro login as admin but no need to have login screen

Hello Smash, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm a bit confused with your conflicting statements.

You say that "...now I do not need to do the login and able to use the computer right away.", but then ask "How can I skip the login screen and go straight into desktop..."?

Just to be certain, do you have to log on or not?Log On Automatically at Startup
Are you asking how to log on to the built-in Administrator account to have full access and control?

Hope this may help for now,
Shawn

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I have an RDP Server on a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and i would like to be able to use another system login screen to connect to this server. As in when i turn of display last local users, so that if i was to enter XXX into the username and XXX into the password and it will connect Although i wouldnt mind being able to set up roaming profiles between these systems either.

Any answers

A:Can I Login to An RDP Session From My Windows Login Screen

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheCJGCJG


I have an RDP Server on a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and i would like to be able to use another system login screen to connect to this server. As in when i turn of display last local users, so that if i was to enter XXX into the username and XXX into the password and it will connect Although i wouldnt mind being able to set up roaming profiles between these systems either.

Any answers


Welcome CJGCJG to the windows 7 forums.

Remote Desktop Program is as it says a program on your computer that will allow you full screen remote to another system that authorizes you. There is a way to automatically bring the RDP program up for you to log into another system but it requires that your primary windows system (the one your want to connect from) be set up to automatically boot into you Operating system, putting the RDP program in your startup fold will bring it up.
Using netplwiz, you can set your userid to automatically log in to your local machine and then the RDP would run and you can then log onto your remote system. In fact y ou can save all the credentials for your RDP session and it will automatically login to your remote system.

Is this clear?

Rich

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We've got several user accounts setup on XP Pro with Fast User Switching enabled. Is it possible for me to login to the computer via Remote Desktop while someone else is logged in locally, or vice versa? I don't see why it forces them to logout with Fast User Switching enabled... since programs run in the background anyways. Any way around this??
 

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Hello friends, I recently got the Gnome desktop environment on the Ubuntu Software Center, and I used the gdm and startx command as said by another forum site. Nothing wrong, they said to logout, tried to login again, goes to a black screen and sends me back to the Ubuntu login screen. Tried again, same result, panicked. Looked up video tutorial on how to fix it, they said to access the control panel via ctrl-alt-f1 or f2, went to a black screen, no text at all, computer runs fine, no crashing. Is there a special way to access the terminal in a System76 computer, I really don't know very confusing? Is there a way to login with the guest session? I use Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf on my laptop. What causes this, I read on Ubuntu forums it's driver issues with Ubuntu and Nvidia, but I have my suspections with the Gnome desktop environment.
 

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For the past 3 days I haven't been able to log in to my 7 year old compaq laptop after trying to restore/recover my iTunes which completely lost all its contents last Sunday. Recovery failed but windows did an update (which it hasn't done for ages). I have never experienced problems with this laptop. The keys and mousr are unresponsive on the windows login page but fine otherwise (I tried some tune up & problem solving using the F function keys). I really don't want to restore to factory settings box fresh that would be disastrous! Please help me
 

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Hi

As I given my admin password on my computer, it goes to open my desktop and again comes back to login screen, again I given my second user password, the computer shows the same behavior. Now I can't enter my computer by any way, not through my admin or user password. Please advice, I m totally lost.

Thanks

Kashif

A:Xp login screen comming back

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Have you tried safemode? press F8 right after pc is turned on (you may have to tap it a few times till you get the menu screen.

If getting into was safemode was successful then perform a chkdsk scan please:

start
run
type
cmd
in command prompt - type: chkdsk /r (notice 1 space between k and /)
now press enter on keyboard
error cannot lock harddrive
Would you like to run chkdsk on next bootup, type: Y press enter
now go ahead and reboot pc so the scan will run please.

Let us know the results of chkdsk and if it found any errors and fixed them?

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Hi Gurus,

I am not able to login to any forum (php sites) since the last few days. Every time I try logging in, the msg. "thank you for logging in ..." comes up and though it tries to redirect me to the next screen, it ultimately comes back to the login screen asking for my username and password again. I have tried deleting cookies manually but its was of no use. I have also tried using mozilla but the problem remains the same. I have the same problem with all forums. have ran my AV(Mcaffee) but no virus showed up.

I am using IE version: 6.0.2900.2180
Win XP home edition, version 2002, service pack 2
Anitivirus- Mcaffee

please let me know if any more information is needed. please help me ASAP.

Thanks in advance.

-Abhi

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Hi there asadhu...

Have you tried an alternative browser such as Opera/Firefox? Does the same happen with them?

Also, if you go to your Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings (remove tick from Homepage reset otherwise it will revert to default) -> Yes -> OK. -> Advanced tab -> Restore defaults -> Apply/OK.

Then clear your cookies/temporary internet files and history and relaunch IE and try again.

Any help or still the same?

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Now this is my friend's laptop so the description is wat he gave me. He thought he had some viruses,was already running AVAST av,installed Bit Defender Total Security 2008 on top of that,ran bit defender,it quarentined some stuff,dont know wat as I wasnt there,now the problem is ..as soon as he logs on to winxp,the desktop remains blank,no icons appear & within seconds windows logs off and goes back to the screen where u put your password & logon..tried going into safe mode but same problem,cant even stay logged on long enough to uninstall Bit Defender,Log-off is instantaneous...any help would b most appreciated...many thanks

A:XP jumps back to LOGIN screen ...

umm...help ...any1 :(

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Hi all,

Trying to login on my Xp Pro,
After keying in the username and password on the logon screen, just sends me back to the logon screen. This happens after logging off from a session. The only way I can login is thru restarting the system again.

Solution is highly appreciated.

Thx.
 

A:Login on XP, returns back to Logon Screen

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I'm running XP Professional on a Dell C400 with 512MB RAM. It was working fine until i caught up with 10 months of Microsoft updates. Now I cannot log in. The Welcome screen comes up. I click on my username and it begins the login process (sounds etc.), then it immediately logs off and saves settings. It does this everytime, even the administrator account. I can't log on at all. I had used CC cleaner 2.6, Malwarebyte, Microsoft Security Essentials to do basic cleaning and it was running fine until i left it running for 30 minutes while plugged in and then the above process started. Any suggestions where to go from here? Both logons have blank passwords - or should have had them.
 

A:Login process for XP fails - just comes back to log in screen

You might want to take a look at this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/882374-cant-log-windows-xp.html

I am having the same exact problem. I type in my password and in less than 5 seconds it says "saving your settings" and It logs me off.

There is some information that can help you.
 

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I set up separate account for each member of my family on the new PC. I would like set things up so when any of the accounts are inactive for 20 minutes it will go back to the login screen rather than a screen saver. Is that possible?

When Vista times out it goes to the login screen if the account uses a password. As administrator, I use a password. The rest of my family does not.



I want to go to the login screen because my family is too lazy to exit the current account and click into their own. They tend to use whatever account is on the screen, then complain that others make changes to "their" desktop. If I can make the timed-out account go back to the login screen, then loging into their own account will take the same effort as going to the account of someone else.



Can it be done?

A:Timed Out Forced Back to Login Screen?

Originally Posted by djohnso7


I set up separate account for each member of my family on the new PC. I would like set things up so when any of the accounts are inactive for 20 minutes it will go back to the login screen rather than a screen saver. Is that possible?

When Vista times out it goes to the login screen if the account uses a password. As administrator, I use a password. The rest of my family does not.



I want to go to the login screen because my family is too lazy to exit the current account and click into their own. They tend to use whatever account is on the screen, then complain that others make changes to "their" desktop. If I can make the timed-out account go back to the login screen, then loging into their own account will take the same effort as going to the account of someone else.



Can it be done?



The only solution that I can think of at the moment is to use the "On Resume, display logon screen" option in the screensaver, as shown in this screenshot:

To change the screensaver:
Right-click an empty area of the desktop, then select "Personalize"Click on "Screen Saver"You may want to consider adding passwords to all the user accounts, and changing all but one (yours) to limited accounts, especially for your younger children. That way you can also enable Parental Controls that you can use to monitor their computer usage or restrict the times that they can use the computer, amo... Read more

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I'm writing this for my neighbor. She has Windows XP. Her problem is when she tries to log on to her pc, it won't let her go any farther than her password. It keeps taking her back to the password screen over and over. We know for sure that she is entering the correct one. Sometimes after she enters her password, the diagnostics will run then it takes her back to reenter her password, over and over again. Also, the previous owner password protected the BIOS but we don't know where she is now to get the password from her. Does anyone know how to solve these problems?.........Thanks........ ~~~~~Dee
 

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I just got my computer back from repair, and the power button on my login screen is missing. Does anyone know how to enable it? I guess Acer disabled it while repairing it.

Help, time, and understanding would be greatly appreciated.

A:How to put Power Button back on Login Screen?

Hello Jesse,

This may be able to help restore the power menu on your sign in screen.

Shutdown Power Menu - Add or Remove from Sign in Screen

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Hi,

I've probably posted this here before, but I'm about at my wit's end regarding this issue. When my computer is idle for a period of time (and it varies), the screen goes black and then switches back to the login screen. For a while, it was only doing it after several hours of inactivity, but now it's mere minutes. I thought I was the only one with this issue, but I stumbled across this post from March 2009, from user Raechul:

"I have searched everywhere and can't figure out how to keep this computer from going to the login screen after being idle for ten minutes!

I saw this thread and it was not what I needed- my settings are already set to not show the login screen, so I'm still at a loss.

Does anyone know how to stop it from going to login annoyance?"

I checked the highlighted link, but found nothing to solve my problem. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the nVidia graphics drivers. I've updated said drivers through Windows Update. I've done a full malware and virus scan. I've disabled hibernation, I've checked my power settings, I've disabled the screensaver. Nothing seems to make a difference.

My computer is an Acer Aspire 4520 laptop, nVidia GeForce 7000M graphics, AMD Athlon x2 64bit processor, Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit version. Screen resolution is 1280 x 800. All of the "wake on" settings are disabled, and in my power settings the "require login on wake" is disabled as well.

This is really getting annoying. I hope ... Read more

A:Kicked back to Login screen after inactivity

Do you have your laptop set to go to sleep after a set time?

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Ok, here's the background. My wife's pc (identical to my own, and running on Windows XP)was restarting at shutdown recently on it's own and I saw an error that said there was some kind of driver error. So, I uninstalled the nvidia drivers in hopes of installing the most recent ones. I don't know if this was the issue, but I was troubleshooting and I noticed that there was a recent driver update.

Well now I can't log on at all, because when I get to the windows login screen, the mouse and keyboard won't work. I see for an instance the cursor shows an hourglass, then nothing. I see the blinking cursor in the login field, but I can't type anything in there, and the mouse doesn't work.

So, I tried to do a system restore but it just sent me to the login screen, and no mouse or keyboard function persisted. When I tried to go into safe mode, it asked me what was the boot device I wanted to use (which after some searching I see is also an indicator of a problem, but I'm not sure what it means). I picked my HD and continued to do a restore to the last working config, and the same deal, can't login, no mouse or keyboard use at that sceen.

So, I tried going into safe and it shows both an administrator icon and my wife's user name, and I can't try either because again, the moust and keyboard aren't working here either!

I tried to boot with the windows xp disc in, even picked the boot source from the boot menu as floppy and again as the cd-rom. I read that doing so can sometim... Read more

A:I can't use the mouse or keyboard to login at the login screen, not in safe mode too

what type of mouse/keyboard, wireless, ps2, usb?

when it asks for password at repair console, just press enter.

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I can't get to the OS to run anything. When I log in, it goes blank (eggshell color). When I Ctrl+Alt+Del and tell it to shut down I see the desktop just before it logs off. When I try going into safe mode it restarts after login. This is on an Emachines ET1331G-07 4gig ram Win 7 64bit, off the network.
 
Wado,
Fred

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When did problem begin?
 
Any indications that system was/is infected...prior to your post here?
 
Any changes to system made prior to problems?
 
Louis

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Hi, I just discovered a problem with vista. I recently installed an outstanding software known as TuneUp Utilities 2009, I then used it to customize my computer login screen, I made a modification such that on startup or when no one is logged (i.e. when the login screen is displayed), in case there has been no activity for 10 minutes, vista's built in bubble screensaver begins to run. Unfortunately, when I tested this modification out, I noticed a screensaver error stating that "direct3d 9.0 is required to run this screensaver and can't be found on your computer", so I logged in and tried running the screensaver again and it worked perfectly.
Why is it not working on the login screen but it works on the desktop screen? How do I confirm the version of direct x I have installed, because I recently made an update on my direct x, I tried updating it to 10.XXX and the same problem is still occurring. Please reply asap.

A:login error, screensaver can't run on login screen, Direct X 9.0 not recognized

Click the link in my signature and under STEP 2 download and install everything there, that should solve your problems.

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If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen
This issue started with Redstone builds.
This was not an issue with TH2.

Many other Insiders have reported this on the Feedback Hub.
I thought it would be fixed by now, but it still exists in Build 14393.5

A:If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen

Originally Posted by Comp Cmndo


If auto-login is enabled there is NO User picture on Login screen
This issue started with Redstone builds.
This was not an issue with TH2.

Many other Insiders have reported this on the Feedback Hub.
I thought it would be fixed by now, but it still exists in Build 14393.5



Do you have this setting on?

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

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

Welcome!

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

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

Good luck!

~JK

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About a month ago, I made a repair install on my family's Dell desktop computer. Everything turned out to be fine except a minor difference. A couple minutes after using it and logging off, the background, where the row(s) of accounts are after booting, switched from a light blue color(with a tiny bird) screen to a dark blue one (w/o the bird).



Was this supposed to happen?

Is there any way to switch the background back to what I assume is the default with the tiny bird?

A:Changing Welcome/Login Screen Background Back To Default

Welcome to Seven Forums mysterygurgle. If it was default, running the System File Checker should restore it.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

See if this is the image:

It should be located in C:\windows\System32\oobe\background.bmp

You can also change it yourself

Log On Screen - Change

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I have done a bit of searching on this, and tried everything that i could. But the few threads i found pertaining to this exact problem required individual fixes. I would consider myself pretty good with computers, but this is over my head and i just cant figure it out.
As the title states, i use the sleep function constantly - and all of a sudden 2 days ago this problem started. Relatively new build, about a month old.
Login screen is usually there for about a second before it goes back to sleep, usually it is an endless loop that can only be stopped by turning off power supply switch and fully restarting, although sometimes after the second try it will restart on its own.

I have looked through event viewer and i can not find any one thing that gives an error every time i put it to sleep, its easy to test - happens every single time i put it to sleep, immediately. Although i am not an expert and could be missing something. Also from what i can tell a minidump is only created when the computer restarts itself - not every time it resets to sleep or even when i turn the power off.
I have tried -
Unplugging all usb devices.
Restoring default power schemes
Updating windows
Restoring default bios settings.
Disabling hybrid sleep mode.
Ran troubleshooter on power, no issues other than screen saver on.
Turned off hibernation.
also i was getting an lgdcore.exe error in event viewer regularly so i completely uninstalled the logitech gaming software that my mouse and keybo... Read more

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Hello,

Does anyone know what is causing this issue? A user logs in to the website using his credentials. Once logged in, the website stays idle and when he clicks on link while logged in the site at it redirects him back to the login screen.It only happening to one particular user at our site on multiple workstation. Other users never experienced this. He his not having this issue at other site where he access the website. The other users are having no reported problems like this. I've contacted the site administrator for the website and they are just as clueless as I am. Any help will be appreciated.

Using Windows XP pro
IE version: 6.0

A:Website re-directs user back to login screen

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Is there any chance of updating ie?

Also is it a HTTP: site or a HTTPS site?

What is the website?

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Is it possible to have users but not have their login icon appear on the login screen?

A:Remove user login icons from login screen?

Hello AAAHome,

You could have it where users must enter their username and password at log on to not have any user icons displayed.

Log On with User Name and Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello nice people !

Windows is asking me for a password despite I've never had a password.

Here's what happened:

I've never had a password and choose during the win install to have 1 local account without password.

I used to have a user/login name with an non ascii character (?), and it was causing me some trouble. Hence I decided to change it with ascii only characters. Control Panel, users etc ... properties, changed the name of the local user.

Reboot, and boom, Windows asks me for a password and is displaying the former user name !! But there's no option to change the user name, I've read that there should be a back arrow but it's not here (probably because windows "thinks" there's no point since there is only 1 user).

I don't know what to do, I used a Linux live usb distro to use some tools that can reset password and unlock account, however:

1/ it can only reset password, which seems not to be the issue here, the issue is the wrong user name
2/ the linux tool shows 1 local user with the last update name

So I'm guessing windows is not using the proper name to login, but doesn't provide any mean to change it.

If anyone has an idea, that would be greatly approciated.

A:Changing the local user login name on the login screen

Hello Bob, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check in Netplwiz to do step 4 to set Windows to automatically sign in to your user account at startup. If you had this set before, then it may not have been updated after you removed your password, and needs to be setup again.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a vexing problem since the Anniversary update on my Vaio. I have been using Windows 10 on this machine successfully for over a year. Here are the exact symptoms:

I boot up the laptop from a cold state.The boot appears normal and my personal background appears on the welcome screen with the current time and date. Normally, I would just need to click anywhere on this screen to receive my personal photo and a login prompt. Up to this point, by the way, I have not heard the Windows dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound.When I click on the welcome screen, the background stays, but seems to zoom in slightly. No personal picture appears, no login prompt appears. The only icons are the WiFi icon and the accommodations icon for visually impaired. Both of these icons function normally, but nothing else does, not ctrl-alt-delete. Not the enter key. Nothing.Eventually, after about a minute, the welcome screen with the date and time returns, but clicking produces the same result as before.I am forced to hold down the power key until the computer shuts down and then press it again to boot.At this point, the process usually proceeds normally (with the dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound) and the login screen with my (circular) photo appears and the login proceeds normally.Other strangeness: I am unable to verify my identity on the computer because clicking on Verify produces a Windows security error: We couldn't sign you in."I tried resetting the Windows explorer advanced internet options, and it ... Read more

A:Periodically there is no login prompt on login screen; can't verify

Originally Posted by Davidwilliamw


I have a vexing problem since the Anniversary update on my Vaio. I have been using Windows 10 on this machine successfully for over a year. Here are the exact symptoms:

I boot up the laptop from a cold state.The boot appears normal and my personal background appears on the welcome screen with the current time and date. Normally, I would just need to click anywhere on this screen to receive my personal photo and a login prompt. Up to this point, by the way, I have not heard the Windows dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound.When I click on the welcome screen, the background stays, but seems to zoom in slightly. No personal picture appears, no login prompt appears. The only icons are the WiFi icon and the accommodations icon for visually impaired. Both of these icons function normally, but nothing else does, not ctrl-alt-delete. Not the enter key. Nothing.Eventually, after about a minute, the welcome screen with the date and time returns, but clicking produces the same result as before.I am forced to hold down the power key until the computer shuts down and then press it again to boot.At this point, the process usually proceeds normally (with the dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound) and the login screen with my (circular) photo appears and the login proceeds normally.Other strangeness: I am unable to verify my identity on the computer because clicking on Verify produces a Windows security error: We couldn't sign you in."I tried resetting th... Read more

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I have a vexing problem since the Anniversary update on my Vaio. I have been using Windows 10 on this machine successfully for over a year. Here are the exact symptoms:

I boot up the laptop from a cold state.The boot appears normal and my personal background appears on the welcome screen with the current time and date. Normally, I would just need to click anywhere on this screen to receive my personal photo and a login prompt. Up to this point, by the way, I have not heard the Windows dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound.When I click on the welcome screen, the background stays, but seems to zoom in slightly. No personal picture appears, no login prompt appears. The only icons are the WiFi icon and the accommodations icon for visually impaired. Both of these icons function normally, but nothing else does, not ctrl-alt-delete. Not the enter key. Nothing.Eventually, after about a minute, the welcome screen with the date and time returns, but clicking produces the same result as before.I am forced to hold down the power key until the computer shuts down and then press it again to boot.At this point, the process usually proceeds normally (with the dah-dah-di-dah-hmmmm sound) and the login screen with my (circular) photo appears and the login proceeds normally.Other strangeness: I am unable to verify my identity on the computer because clicking on Verify produces a Windows security error: We couldn't sign you in."I tried resetting the Windows explorer advanced internet options, and it ... Read more

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Hello guys! I know the Anniversary Update is still very new, but has anyone found a reg edit that takes away the delay time when you press enter on the login screen? Better yet, any way to skip having to press enter and get prompted for credentials immediately? Thanks!

A:Removing login screen delay time

Originally Posted by MKul7r4


Hello guys! I know the Anniversary Update is still very new, but has anyone found a reg edit that takes away the delay time when you press enter on the login screen? Better yet, any way to skip having to press enter and get prompted for credentials immediately? Thanks!



You could use the auto login method......if your the only user on your PC.
Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi there,

It takes my Packard bell Easynote TX86 about 2 minutes until it reaches to the login screen.
It seems to me a very long time.

How can I debug this situation.

Pleas ask for any informtion and I'll try to give.

Thanks!

A:Long time until I reach login screen

Try turning off all items in Startup with the exception of the Microsoft items and your antimalware and firewall software. Then reboot - is it quicker? Read this for more help:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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is it possible to show date/time on login screen

A:login screen and date and time display

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kf10


is it possible to show date/time on login screen


Does this suit your needs?

Take particular note of the x64 tweak needed, if you're running x64..

Add Windows 8 Style Time And Date To Windows 7 Logon Screen

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Well i found out it was my graphics driver intel accellerator could any oen assist me how to fix the black out becuase it gets on my nerves and that is not how my computer acted before and i wont the driver to work correctly in the right way i wont could any one help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

even just reinstalling wont fix it or updated to the latest still the same theres got to be another way my system is a acer aspire 5735 4gb ddr2 ram 160gb hard drive intel core 2 duo t5800 2.0ghz [email protected] accellarator 4 express chipset family driver
 

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Hi everyone,

Before we start, I'm a total noob on this subject, so please be gentle with me.

I've experienced 'very' slow boot times in the given time interval (before it took maybe 10 sec, now it takes 2-3 minutes). After login the machine is ready for usage within 30 sec. I've searched on several forums for what the problem could be and these are the steps which I've taken so far:
* performed defragmentation on the harddrive
* deleted all windows updates and reinstalled them
* look at the event logger, but I couldn't find anything causing mayor and/or reoccuring problems
These things didn't work out for me. I've included the machine's specs in my profile, I hope it suffices.

Could you please help me?
Melissa

A:Slow boot time before login screen but after BIOS

Hello melli and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have a look through these tutorials (2nd post) for some of the more common ways to speed up Windows 7.

Speeding up Windows 7 boot times

As a suggestion, before you try anything that involves changing settings or going into the registry, etc it would be a good idea to make a new restore point "just in case" something doesn't work and you want to roll back the computer.

System Restore Point - Create

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Hi
I have an Acer desktop i3, 6gb 2 years old running Windows 7 home premium.
For the past few months I 've been getting a problem with slow boot time, from the initial black Acer screen to Windows starting to load takes between 3 minutes 20 seconds and 3 minutes 30 seconds. Windows loads immediately afer the login screen. This happens every time. I am also having a problem with screen flicker. If there is any window open, it gives a very quick flicker every so often. This seems to be stopping my screensaver kicking in. I can preview screensaver but it stops every time at 3 minutes 30 seconds. I use SkyGo in full screen, it drops out of full screen after 3 minutes 30 seconds. Same as the boot time. It seems as though one thing is causing all the problems but I don't know what.
I have run every type of repair I can think of and now have used the recovery disks to return to factory settings thinking this might solve the problems. It didn't, boot time just the same, no screensaver etc.
I am totally at a loss now, has anyone any idea what could be causing this? Are there any other checks I can make?
Thanks

A:Boot time 3 minutes before window login screen.

Boot the computer in safe mode. If there is not problem, boot using a clean boot to determine the cause of your problem
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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this sucks i have a e- machine and i was downloading a osme stuff for the computer then show me a message that said dont continue but she keept on goin since that day she only makeit to the login page and it dont work and i need to useit cuss i need the program inside !!!!!!! please i need help

A:my computer makes it to the login page after that takes me back to login page

This sounds like it could be a WGA (windows genuine advantage) error. Do you get any messages at all? Have you got a password on your machine? Try loginng in using a different method (Hold CTRL+ALT and tap DELETE twice)

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After I configured to start up the Windows 10 with the safe mode as following method for uninstalling a software, it does not prompt to enter a password at login screen anymore.

It was working fine until now.


I have tried following but no luck.
Pressed Windows icon + r to launch a run command - No responsePressed the space, enter, and any other buttons to launch a password prompt - No response. *It seemed to accept a keyboard entry. i.e. Caps lock worksTried to start up the Windows 10 using F8 safe mode (I know it does not work for Windows 10 but I tried anyway)Switched the Microsoft account by selecting lower left corner account options - It did switched the account but no password prompt.

As I can not login to the Windows, I am using my second PC to create the post. Please help.

A:No password prompt at login screen. Can not login.

Have you reset System Configuration to normal boot (remove the check from safe mode)?

Try pressing the Ctrl key and just type your password blind - there was a bug in the Preview builds, but I haven't seen it since then.

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Ok this morning I started up my computer and at the login screen the only option I had available to use to login was (Other User)? I normally have (my login) and (guest login). I'm using WIN7 64BIT it's a custom built computer I put together in 2011. I'm using three HD, OS 256GB SSD, FLTSIM 256 SSD, Storage 1TB. I last used the computer last night around 7:30pm and I had no issues. I've restarted three times but to no avial. Is there a fix for this??

A:WIN7 login screen just has (Other User) available and I can't login?

Hello bankheadd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had this issue to hopefully undo and fix it.

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I have a problem with an old aspire 5920. I've upgraded it correctly to the latest build of Win10 32bit. I was already on a clean Win10 installation. Now I cannot logon anymore because the logon screen is just empty. If I press enter the clock/screensaver disappear but the user name doesn't come out. To enter safe mode I have to force shut down the laptop 3 times then win10 start its "repair useless thing" and I can decide to enter safe mode. In safe mode the login works correctly. I noticed I cannot add other users. Safe mode limitation? If I click on add another user it just flash a new window and that's all. I cannot enter safe mode from the locked logon page with Shift + Reboot it just reboot normally so I have to force it to turn off. The problem started from 1 day to another. Not soon after the uograde but some days later. I didn'install any AV or any new drivers (at least that I know of). I'm doubting that some auto update did the problem. I've already tried to boot it with wifi off even removing the wifi card from the laptop... Is there a way to solve this without repair win10 installation and losing programs....?
Sorry for my english...

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After 3 days of installing windows 7 Ultimate and all the softwares/games, I made a mistake by changing user group and removing administrative privileges from user Miky. Right now I have the following user accounts:
Administrator -> Account disabled
LogMeInRemoteUser -> Administrator group with known password.
Miky -> Users group

How to login as LogMeInRemoteUser when it is not shown on login screen?
Can I switch user using command prompt?

Thanks in advance!

A:How to Login As Administrator (not shown in login screen)

Try this from an Elevated Command prompt:

net use Administrator /active:yes

Logoff and you should now see Administrator as one one the users. Login and open User Accounts and fix the Miky account.

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