WnXP Welcome Screen Problem
Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:24 PM
Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:48 PM
I saw somewhere that this problem could be caused by some kind of network setting (having the computer set as a domain?) but it was explained much, so I have no idea about that or if it could possibly be related.. Do you know if network settings have anything to do with it?
Posted 10 May 2006 - 09:26 PM
Click Start, then Run, type control userpasswords2 in the run box, and click "Ok".
Is the box next to "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" selected? If it is, remove the tick, "Apply" the change, and reboot.
Let me know what you find...
Posted 10 May 2006 - 09:39 PM
When I did the control userpasswords2, I see an 'Administrator' account, along with Guest and my own. Is this normal?
Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:03 PM
Edited by Fenor, 10 May 2006 - 10:04 PM.
Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:35 PM
Thanks for all the help though.. I'll probably try to figure it out cus I'm not even paying you guys for the time, heh.
Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:39 PM
Now for your problem.... I'm figuring you only have one user created account (not including the Administrator account) on your machine. Is this user account password protected?
Posted 10 May 2006 - 10:45 PM
Download XP_FixLogon.ZIP (credit dougknox.com) and save this file to your hard drive. Navigate to where you saved it and double click the file. Extract XP_FixLogon.exe from the zip file and double click it. The program will tell you if repairs are needed or not.
This utility checks for the correct GINA value in the Registry and will allow you to restore it, if its incorrect.
Posted 10 May 2006 - 11:07 PM
I also tried the Gina file, and it said it was 'default', so I don't think there's any problem with it.
And I appreciate the help. I'd like help, I just don't want to take up too much of your time. But you guys know a lot more and I don't doubt that you could figure this problem out eventually.
So anymore suggestions? o.O
Posted 10 May 2006 - 11:15 PM
Hey Fenor, oh Terrible Twin of mine...any chance this machine might be on a domain?
Posted 10 May 2006 - 11:23 PM
Maybe it is that domain thing, but I have no idea what it means for a computer to be set as a domain
I think I am on a domain. I was googling tons of times, and I see things like this:
"Only domain \ username or an administrator can unlock this computer."
That's pretty much what I'm facing.. It says only NTBComputer/Nick or an administrator blablabla...
NTBComputer is my computer name. Would my computer name become the domain in that case (if it was set up as a 'domain')?
I hardly know what I'm talking about, really, but the other computer on the network has the welcome screen and all.
I've added and removed pc's from my network many times, and I've never run into this sort of thing before..
Edited by nikorasu, 10 May 2006 - 11:56 PM.
Posted 10 May 2006 - 11:58 PM
Log on as "Administrator" (if you are prompted for a password, leave the field blank and press "Enter"). Open Control Panel and double click on the "User Accounts" icon. Click on "Change an account" and select your user account. Click on "Change my account type", make sure you have an administrator account, and click the "Change User Account Type" button.
Posted 11 May 2006 - 12:07 AM
"Unable to log you in because of an account restriction."
I made a password just to see if that would help, but that didn't change it.
Posted 11 May 2006 - 12:24 AM
Boot into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key during bootup and choose "Safe Mode" from the options listed. Log into the Administrator account and try changing your account type from there. If you are still unable to change the account type, see if you can run a System Restore to earlier today or even yesterday.
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