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How to change XPpro back to quick-boot single-user logon

I recently built & installed a new server for my small-office network (dual Opteron, SBS2003, 4GB RAM, RAID1 OS & apps & RAID5 data. Nice machine!).

My personal desktop (p4 2.53, 2GB RAM, Asus mobo, XPproSP2) was setup as a single-user PC,did not require CTR+ALT+DEL or password logon, great for quick restarts. During testing, I created a fictitious employee (Bob)on this PC and joined him to the server's Domain to test certain functionalities.

After this testing was complete, I decided to fire Bob. I deleted his account from my PC, along with any folders with his name on them, searched the PC (hidden files & folders too) for ''Bob'' and deleted any reference to him.

Well, now when I try to restart I am always required to CTR+ALT+DEL and logon, it will not bypass these screens as before. Any ideas how to get my quick-boot back? Thanks all.


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TWEAKUI can help.

In reply to: How to change XPpro back to quick-boot single-user logon

Check out the autologon feature.

In closing, there is no single user mode of this OS...


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(Insert hand-smacking-forehead sound) TweakUI!!!

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Of course it worked. Thanks Bob. BTW, I have successfully left the world of NT4.0. Build/swap of server was fun, but I can see why most people choose DELL!!!

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windows xp stopped rebooting

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windows xp will not reboot as i am a total beginer i thought i would try to pick the brains of the people who know what they are doing before i get an expert in.please excuse punctuation.

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Please ask the Moderators

In reply to: windows xp stopped rebooting

to remove this post and you create a totally new discussion. You'll get better results. Adding a new problem to another persons thread is really not a good way to get help.

From your post here click "report Offensive post". Simply ask in the text box for a moderator to remove this post because you have made the post as a new thread. They'll take care of it.

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For Big den killy

In reply to: windows xp stopped rebooting

I think what Ray was suggesting was that you return to the main Windows XP forum, and click the "Create new discussion" button, to make your own discussion about your problem. Then return to this thread and open up your first post, and then click the "Report offensive post" link, to ask the Moderators to remove your original post.

I will not remove your post or Ray's until you raise a new discussion yourself.

Good luck,


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