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rc2033

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Also, can log off and 2nd user can log in, but when I try to log back in on my acct, no cursor in box and have to re-start to log in. would appreciate the fix for this problem, thanks in advance! Here is my info:
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) Intel Corporation
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: Intel Corporation D845GERG2 AAA97835-105
Serial Number: BQRG30805595
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. RG84510A.86A.0033.P17.0307141128 07/14/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
50.31 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

Optiarc DVD RW AD-7200A [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD800BB-22JHA0 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAM92058835, rev 05.01C05, SMART Status: Healthy 2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'J6G1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'J6G2' has 1024 MB
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Hi rc2033,

Welcome to Geeks to Go! :D

Let's see if this will solve your problem.

Enable or Disable Fast User Switching
Note: To enable Fast User Switching, you must also enable the Use the Welcome screen option. This feature cannot be used if your computer is a member of a domain.

To enable Fast User Switching:

  • Log on to the computer as an administrator.
  • Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
  • Click Change the way users log on or off.
  • If it is not already selected, click to select the Use the Welcome screen check box.

    NOTE: The Use Fast User Switching check box is unavailable until you click to select the Use the Welcome screen check box.

    Then:
  • Click to select the Use Fast User Switching check box, and then click Apply Options. Then click out of the User Accounts tool.

If that doesn't help, try this:

Click on the link below. A binary box will pop up on your screen. Click the Save File button at the bottom.

Link to click--> Restore Fast User Switching

This will place an icon on your desktop that looks like this--> Posted Image

Double click the icon and follow the prompts.



Let us know how it goes.

Donna ;)

Edited by DonnaB, 10 January 2011 - 10:15 AM.

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Power toys will not install, I get Error code 120?
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Hm...are you the same member as the original poster? :D

Just checking! ;)
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The rest of message :Verify if have suffecient privaleges? Set up showed my name and I am administrator?
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Yes.
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I had already tried enabling fast switching, I get error specified module missing?
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Any other suggested fix?
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Hi rc775,

Sorry for the delay. Please don't switch member accts. ... you confused me. ;) I just want to prevent from giving you the wrong advice for the wrong issue. :D

Try entering Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key continually till you see the Advanced Options menu and navigate with your arrows keys to Safe mode Option at the top and press enter and try to log on as Administrator.

Then go to Control Panel > User Accounts and try to enable Fast User Switching that way.

I'll do a bit more research to see what I can find.

Let me know your status.

Donna ;)
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Safe mode administrator rec'd same notification, missing module.
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Also went to safe mode, logged in as Administrator, tried to install Power Toys, and got this: System Administrator will not allow or something like that!
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Ok, let's see if this .vbs script will help you.

http://windowsxp.mvp.../fixuseracc.vbs

Found in link below:

The specified module could not be found" while using the User Accounts applet

Let me know how it comes out rc775, and we'll see what else we can find that is causing this to happen, if needed.

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Tried the above, but cursor still not in login box after wive logged in to her acct. Still having to re-start to get cursor back in box to log in.
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rc775,

I have seen many fixes for this from merely turning off computer and rebooting to accessing Task Manager to see if the Service is turned on to reformatting.

Has this just recently been an issue or has it been awhile since this started.

Have you tried a System Restore to a time before this occurred?

Do you have an XP disk? You can borrow one if you don't, then you'll be able to do a Repair Install and keep all your personal data intact though I would suggest to make a back up before you begin the Repair Install. And as admin states in the link below you will have to visit Windows Updates to bring your System back up to date.

See this link on Repair Install --> How-to repair Windows XP

I'm running out of ideas here. Let's see if other members have any that they can include that may help.

If you try the System Restore and it works, please let us know.

Donna

Edited by DonnaB, 11 January 2011 - 10:11 AM.

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Thanks for trying to help me with this problen, have already tried System Restore, with no luck. Not worried about the fast switching, but the disappearing cursor in the login box and having to re-start is the annoying part. I can go to wifes account, then log off and my cursor will be there, but when she goes to her acct for awhile and logs out, that's when the cursor disappears in my login box. Have asked her what she is doing to cause this, says nothing! hehee
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