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stevecraig12

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when I go to the control panel > user accounts > change the way users log off.

(checkbox) Use the welcome screen

(checkbox) Use fast user switching


I had both checked when I first installed windows xp professional, but now I cant switch users. and when I hit windows logo key + y, it locks the computer, and I have to type my password to get back on. I want it to go to the user logon screen, where I can switch and work on another user. please help, its getting really annoying
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is fast user service switching on?

what are you trying to do with window logo key + Y---that is not a standard hotkey.

windows logo + L locks the pc, normally
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using windows logo key + y switches users, I got it off the internet or out of pcworld, so thats easier than going to start > log off > switch users

and I just checked in the "services" area and found that fast user switching was set to manual and it was stopped, but when I went to the service and changed it to start automatically and hit start, it told me

"could not start the fast user switching compatiblity service on local computer"

"Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"

and so I'll just restart my computer and hopefully that will work.
But why did it disable it, I run different scans on a local libraries computer and they have 2 users admin and user, administrative account and limited users, so I have to run them on admin, and I switch users on them, but lately the same thing happened to them. how or what caused that, maybe a microsoft/windows security patch or update???
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Greetings! :tazz:

Windows logo + y is definately not a standard hotkey. Try using logo key + L to logoff.

Edited by VirusKillersM, 09 July 2005 - 01:41 PM.

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sry I meant windows key + l, not y

and that used to switch users, until the service stopped.
when I'd switch users I could work on other users while running something on mine, it takes up more system resources though, because your running things on 2 different users
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I understand. This might not be the best option but have you tried system restore? Most things broken works after restoring your computer to an earlier state. :tazz:
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i forgot about that at first, but that might have worked. I really dont want to do that because I will lose my work and downloads I have done since. and I have dialup so I dont want to to do that, but that would work, I think. but there should be some way to get it to work, I am adding screenshots in a later post, it shows the services, I cant get a picture of the lock.
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these are the screenshots, I hope theyre helpful. I still cant figure this out. I have other problems too, on another comptuer, check under my profile for my topics and if you could see if you knew some answers to that one too

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