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WinXP now having to Login

by EstamE6 / December 10, 2011 11:34 PM PST

Hi all, Just downloaded a Volume Control program which enables instant keyboard control. The download also required NET frameworks. I am a siggle user and now when booting I receive the Windows Login screen. Also I have selected Always On and answered "Never" to all the screen saver questions and after this download the computer now logs off after approx. an hour.
I am hoping someone can quickly explain where I can uncheck something to prevent this Loging Off.
Many thanks for any help,

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Re: installed program
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 10, 2011 11:36 PM PST

I'd uninstall that program and see if thing change back. If not, use System Restore to your last restore point before the install.


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Well known.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2011 12:39 AM PST

NET added another account WHICH IS PROPER so now you get to log on.

If you must, look up XP AUTOLOGIN and do that.

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Removed program
by EstamE6 / December 13, 2011 5:31 AM PST
In reply to: Well known.

Recently formatted and installed WinXP sp2 and the last item is to enter the "log in" name. If your a single user it never asks for you to "log in" as it presumes it's you. NET doesn't add another account but seems to just activate the one you originally set up as a single user. Plus if you have told the o/s to be "Always On" and have filled in "Never" to every box it not only decides to "Log On" the single user but to "log you off" after some predetermined time.

Anyway took Kees advice and in Add/Removed Software removed it and seem to be back in charge again.


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Does not add another account?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 13, 2011 9:27 PM PST
In reply to: Removed program
What is the ASP.NET Machine Account?

I've got one.

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ASP.NET account
by EstamE6 / December 13, 2011 11:20 PM PST

Under user accounts I found one also, the option to "Log on" to it doesn't show on logon page so I don't know what it is either. I ended up deleting it so see what happens to my newly installed volume control program which required it.

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