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What tells Windows which admin to log in

by k1dub / February 5, 2010 6:54 AM PST

Sorry couldn't get help on my other question. XP Pro SP3
If there is more than one admin. What tells Windows to open the login box, in classic mode, with what admin.?
I need to delete whatever tells windows as I have already deleted the admin account yet it still insists with opening the login box with that admin.

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You tell Windows which account to log into
by Steven Haninger / February 5, 2010 7:10 AM PST

when using the classic screen though it will default to the last one used. There is "the" administrator account and as many as have been made using this one or other admin accounts. You don't want to monkey with "the" administrator account however. Where you'd go to remove unwanted admin accounts is the control panel under User Accounts. As an administrator or "the" administrator you can manage other admin accounts or remove them.

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Did that
by k1dub / February 5, 2010 10:37 PM PST

A program added and I think changed my admin account to THEIR admin account. I uninstalled the program and it left pieces all over the place including the admin account. Naturally it would automatically log in under their account and I couldn't get to my documents etc. Changing users didn't help.
I deleted that account so my admin account is the only one. However at the login screen it would freeze, so I had to go in in safe mode and change login in to classic mode. Now the classic mode still comes up with the login box with the old admin name and PW, tells me it can't find it. I then have to delete it and put in my name and pw to boot.

I need to find where in windows it tells the login screen to come up with the old admin account by default.

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"A" program did this??
by Steven Haninger / February 5, 2010 10:53 PM PST
In reply to: Did that

Tell more about the program...what it was and where you got it.

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by k1dub / February 6, 2010 1:07 AM PST
In reply to: "A" program did this??

It was a proprietary program from SPX. It allows me to use my computer to scan and diagnose outboard motors.
I went around and around with SPX about this problem. They suggested a clean format and reinstall, no I'm not going to do that. Or reinstall the program and uninstall again, no I'm not going to take the chance of it screwing with the computer again. Or spending $1500 for an upgraded program. No there too, they were useless.

I just need to know what, where, in windows directs the login box to open with X name and PW. I suspect it may be in the registry but couldn't find anything.
Did a clean of the registry files with another program.

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