replacement, was this just recent? And was it done by a factory's rep? If yes to either and the sign on screen was not there before, I would ask them about the issues you are having with his computer on your network. The only place I have seen a sign on before Windows comes up is a business version of the OS. Of course if Jason uses his computer on a business network, that would be normal, otherwise it would make his computer harder for unauthorized use.
Hi, I have an issue with computers and internet in my house. We all have WinXP on our computers. First, let me give you some background. We have 2 laptop computers and a desktop. The laptops are connected to the internet wirelessly. My son's (Jason) laptop hard drive went bad, so he took it and had a new hard drive installed. After this, if his computer is on, and my husband (Kenny) turns his computer on, after he turns it off, we lose all internet in the house. If Jason's computer is NOT on, no problem. I have talked to Netgear and Dell about this, tried reinstalling the network setup on both laptops, still have the same problem. Now, I just realized that when they installed WinXP on Jason's computer, you have to log on, like you are logging on to a network before you get on his computer. Not the Win XP logon screen, this is before it even lets you log on to the computer. It then opens windows. I was wondering if this could be causing the problem? Also, how can I change that without having to reinstall windows altogether? I know there should be a way to fix that, but haven't figured it out yet.
Thanks for any help.