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Still stops at welcome screen

by jake7363_ / December 18, 2012 1:26 PM PST

I am using Windows 7 Pro. When I start up, Windows 7 is stopping at the welcome screen, even though there is only one profile - which has no password.

How can I fix this?


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Are you sure there is one profile?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2012 2:19 PM PST

Try a boot to safe mode and hope the hidden admin account shows up. A few people managed to get 7 down to a single account which is unsafe. But it's their choice.

If the spare account works, create a new user while you are there and try that account.

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reWelcome Screen
by jake7363_ / December 19, 2012 4:34 AM PST

How does one verify that there is only one account, other than what is seen? I did a Safe Mode and there is only one account. I have also gone into Computer Management and manually disabled the Admin account. Other than that, I'm not sure what else I can do.

What I am trying to achieve is after I complete some automated back-ups, I want to have the unit shut down; then, I want an auto-start at a designated time. This is all set, except for the fact that currently, I would have to still click the profile to enable the unit to complete the Startup process. Even though I have very few (less than 5) apps that I want to begin at the start, there are several system processes that have to complete, taking a bit more time.

Since my unit is used for a variety of functions, it probably is more demanding for time, so that not having to wait for it when I am ready to begin work is a plus. Obviously, I can come down, start the unit and go back up for breakfast, etc. - but I would rather not have to. I suppose it is one of the reasons we own computers: convenience. Or has technology developed so far that I am expecting too much?


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You just verified it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 4:39 AM PST
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I can not help folk that walk into tar pits. Locking windows down to one lone account is walking into a tar pit which even Microsoft will have them reinstall the OS.

You continue on with subjects that I don't see in your first post so I'm unsure how they matter now that you have this startup problem.

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