Click START-->CONTROL PANEL. In the new window that appears, double-click on the USER ACCOUNTS icon to open the user accounts screen. Then click on the item Change the way users log on or off
. Make sure both Use the Welcome Screen
and Use Fast User Switching
are both checked. Then click APPLY OPTIONS.
Of course this will only work if you only have one account on your computer. If you have more then one account then you will still have to at least click the name of the user who's account you wish you log into when window starts.
If the above doesn't work and you only one one user account, then it's most likely that you have the .NET Framework v1.1 installed. You need to go to Windows Update and get the Serivce Pack for the .NET Framwork v1.1 (It would also be a good idea to get all other critical updates while you are there as well if there are any
). After you reboot your computer, you should no longer have to login, Windows should go directly to the desktop.
If you still have to logon even after doing all the above steps, then you probably don't have the XP theme installed. Right click on the desktop and select PROPERTIES. In the new window that appears make sure you are on the THEMES tab and from the THEME pull-down menu make sure Window XP
is slected and click APPLY and OK. Only things you will have to change back after doing this is your background will default back to Windows XP Theme background and the screensaver will turn itself back on. These you can change in the same winow that you went to to change the XP theme, using the DESKTOP tab to change the background, and the SCREENSAVER tab to change/disable the screensaver.
Edited by Fenor, 26 February 2006 - 05:14 AM.