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windows dosnt ask for a password when booting xp pro

by SiR_Willie / July 6, 2005 2:02 PM PDT

quick sys specs are p4 2.8 asus p4p 800 1gig ddr400 200 gig seagate

i have 2 user accounts on my machine both with passwords but when i boot it goes right to the main acct with full admin i would like it to require a password how do i fix this???

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Have you tried
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 6, 2005 9:38 PM PDT

the User Accounts options in Control Panel?

Open up User Accounts, select "Change the way users log on or off".

In the next screen, change the option for "Use the Welcome screen", (check the Logon options help link on the left).

When changed, OK/Apply out, reboot and see what difference there is, but make sure you know what the passwords are.

Go back into Control Panel and User Accounts if necessary, and reverse the option. Reboot again.

Does this get you back to where you want?


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no it still isnt right
by SiR_Willie / July 7, 2005 8:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Have you tried

when i boot up it goes right to my admin acct not asking for the password

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I wonder if
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 7, 2005 7:48 PM PDT
In reply to: no it still isnt right
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still no welcome screen
by SiR_Willie / July 9, 2005 2:39 AM PDT
In reply to: I wonder if

this should be a piece of cake but i cant seem to get the welcome screen just boots right to my admin acct

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still no welcome screen
by Themisive / July 10, 2005 11:52 PM PDT

This sounds as if you've got some bugs or viruses, do a full scan with a good up-to-date avti virus scanner, and a good up-to-date adware scanner such as Ad-aware or Spybot S & D, if that doesn't fix the problem, you may have restore your OS.

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Re: still no welcome screen
by Tufenuf / July 11, 2005 12:03 AM PDT
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Stiil fails to welcome screen.
by techmobile / December 12, 2006 5:52 AM PST
In reply to: Have you tried

I have gone to the user menu, picked clip change why to login in.

The win xp refuses to allow this action.

I am the admin.

Please advise...


Message was edited by: admin to remove personal e-mail address

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Are you the orignal poster of this discussion but with
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 12, 2006 6:47 AM PST

a new name?

Only, you said "Still" in your subject title which suggests you are Sir Willie and the problem has returned. If so, I wonder why this has returned after a year.

If you are not the same person, why resurrect an old thread?

What is the problem you are having? Your post doesn't explain much.


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You might also
by retired / July 11, 2005 1:00 AM PDT

Want to see if you have this registry key.

Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: AutoAdminLogon
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (0=disable, 1=enable)

Related Tweaks

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this fixed it for me
by SiR_Willie / July 11, 2005 7:03 AM PDT
In reply to: You might also

thanks for all the help i had to enable it in the registry

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(NT) (NT) Glad you got it sorted Sir Willie
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 11, 2005 7:45 PM PDT
In reply to: this fixed it for me
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