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Start menu wont show up

After windows 98 screen appear, the log on screen show up. but when i click my user account, the error message appear like this. this program has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdown. but its not going to shutdown. only stuck to my wallpaper and the start menu wont show up

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Logon Change


Enable Log-On Screen


Windows, by default, is set to show the Welcome screen during startup.

To enable the log-on screen to show, go to "Start" menu and select "Control Panel".

In the control panel, click on "User Accounts".


In the "User Accounts" dialog-box, click "Change the way users log on or off" and uncheck the "Welcome Screen" option.

Click "Apply Options" to save the changes.

Change Log-On Screen Background Color


To change the log-on screen background color, go to the "Start" menu and click on "Run".

In the run dialog-box, type "mspaint" as the name of the program to "Open".


Click on "OK". In the "Paint" window that opens, select "Colors" from the main menu and click on "Edit Colors". In the "Edit Colors" dialog-box, select "Define custom colors".


Here pick the color of your choice and note down the "Red", "Green" and "Blue" values.

Write down these values somewhere.


Click "Cancel" and close the paint window without saving. Now, go to the "Start" menu, click "Run" and enter "regedit" as the name of the program to "Open".


In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\COLORS and double-click the "Background" string.


In the "Edit String" dialog-box that opens up, change the values in the "Value data" field to the red, green and blue color values that you wrote down (e.g. 75 78 173).


The default value will be 0 78 152. Enter the values in the correct red-green-blue order, separated by a space. Close the registry editor and log off to see the changes.


Put Image in Log-On Screen Background
To put your favorite picture in the background of the log-on screen, click "Start", then "Run", and type in "regedit". In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP and double-click the string "Wallpaper". In the "Edit String" dialog-box that opens up, enter the full path and filename of the image that you want to use as the background. The image must be in .bmp format. Click "OK" and close the registry editor. Log off to see the changes. hope this helps




Oct 03, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile


Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Professional loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials. 2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 3. Click User Accounts. 4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced. 5. In the left pane, click the Users folder. 6. On the Action menu, click New User. 7. Enter the appropriate user information, and then click Create
Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Home Edition loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials. 2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 3. Click User Accounts. 4. Under Pick a task, click Create a new account. 5. Type a name for the user information, and then click Next. 6. Click an account type, and then click Create Account

Copy Files to the New User Profile loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Log on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying files to or from. 2. In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK. 3. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from. 4. Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files: • Ntuser.dat • Ntuser.dat.log • Ntuser.ini 5. On the Edit menu, click Copy. 6. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User Profile" section. 7. On the Edit menu, click Paste. 8. Log off the computer, and then log on as the new user.

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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My daughter received a computer after her aunt passed. It's loaded with Windows Vista Home Premium. No discs were with the tower, and her aunt's windows log-on comes up... No clue what the password is....


try to boot up in safe mode, keep pressing f8 till a menu appears and use the arrow keys to select safe mode. Then press enter. Once the windows login screen appears choose Administrator to log in. Then click the start menu button (the microsoft flag button) in the bottom left of the screen and click control panel, choose user accounts, then choose add or remove user accounts. Click yes to allow , then click on your daughters aunts account and click remove password. Now restart the pc and you will not have to enter a password.

If you dont have the administrator account to log into you will have to reply with the exact make and model of computer as you may have a recovery partition to restore the pc back to how it was when it was first purchased

Apr 10, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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I kept password for my administrator account..but when iam logging the computer it does not asking password...and directly opening the windows...i wants to keep windows should enter the password on windows...


1) Go to Control Panel on the start menu.
2) Double click on User Accounts.
3) Then under the Pick a Task heading select Change the way users log on or off.
4) Tick the box next to Use the Welcome screen.
5) Then click apply. Password or not when your computer starts up it will take you to the welcome screen where the user can select which account they want to log into.

Jan 31, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Usually, when I turn my computer on, a small window appears so that I can enter my password and log in. After downloading a McAfee product that I purchased, the window no longer appears so I am not...


Click start then control panel Click User Accounts Click on Change the way users log on or off Check both Use the welcome screen and Fast user Switching Click apply Click on your account and add a password to your account if there is not one added already.

Jul 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How do I logon as administer


Hi,

The built-in Administrator account is hidden from Welcome Screen when a user account with Administrator privileges exists and enabled. In Windows XP Home Edition, you can login as built-in Administrator in Safe Mode only. For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.
To have the Administrator account displayed in the Welcome Screen, try one of these methods:
Method 1: Using TweakUI Power Toy for Windows XP Download TweakUI from here: v2.00 for Windows XP | v2.10 for XP SP1 and above
Open TweakUI and click "Logon" option in the left pane. Put a checkmark against the option "Show Administrator on Welcome Screen". Click OK to close TweakUI. Logoff and see if Welcome Screen lists Administrator login. Changes are immediate and you can use the Winkey + L to switch back to Welcome Screen to see Administrator account is listed.
Use this procedure to hide/unhide any user account from the Welcome Screen. Please remember, you can still login to a hidden account using CTRL+ALT+DEL classic logon method, but cannot Fast User Switch to a hidden user account.
Method 2 - Manual registry edit
  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList
  • Use the File, Export option to backup the key
  • Create a new DWORD Value named Administrator
  • Double-click Administrator, and set 1 as its data
  • Exit the Registry Editor.
For Windows XP Home Edition While you can configure Windows XP Home Edition to show Administrator account in the Welcome Screen, you cannot login as Administrator in Normal mode. Visit the following link for more information:
Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction

Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

May 20, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Windows xp pro logon error message "unable to log you on because your account has been locked out"


Hey!
If your computer is a part of a business network, you should contact the network administrator so he/she would setup or reconfigure your user account correctly.

If it's a home computer, you'll have to log on as Administrator to unlock your account. To do so:
  1. Click Start -> Log off (user name).
  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice.
  3. Type Administrator in the user name and fill in the Administrator account's password. Leave blank if there isn't any.
  4. Once logged in, Click Start -> Run...
  5. Type in: LUSRMGR.MSC and click OK.
  6. Double-click on Users folder.
  7. Double-click on your locked user account.
  8. Uncheck "Account is disabled" and click OK.
  9. Close "Local Users and Groups" window.
  10. Click Start -> Log off Administrator.
  11. Login to your user account!
Note: If you don't have access to the Administrator account (because you don't have the password), please do tell and I'll give you the instructions on how to reset it.

GOOD LUCK!
Pelu.

Apr 06, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I have problem when i start my pc a error message appeared rcint failure string table id not found 42 at line 462


This problem usually occur due to soft booting the machine (reset) and then it could not restart. Usually after the xp logo screen u can only got the parser message: string table not found '42' at line 462. (which is a registery sincronization error (r,sint)). Click the ok button many times and your machine will boot up. Then go to control panel, user accounts, create new account. soft boot your machine again log onto new account and delete all files found in file search with stylexp and tgtsoft in them. Tthen log off and restart and log on as usual user (p.s. administrater privalidges required on both) and delete the new logon account. Hope this will fix the problem, otherwise you have to format your hard disc and reinstall your OS.

Sep 21, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Start Menu Picture Disappeared Suddenly


Turn the Welcome screen on or off It sounds as if you accidentally turned off the welcome screen. Here's how to turn that function on and off:



To turn the Welcome screen on or off
You must have a computer administrator account on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a stand-alone computer to turn on or turn off the Use the Welcome screen feature. Logging on at the Welcome screen is not available on computers that are members of a network domain.
  1. Open shortcutcold.gifUser Accounts in Control Panel.
  2. Click Change the way users log on or off.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To specify that users log on to the computer using the Welcome screen, select the Use the Welcome screen check box. A user logs on to the computer by clicking his or her user account name on the Welcome screen. If a password is assigned to the account, the user is prompted to type it.
    • To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box. The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer. To log on to the computer, type your user name (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log On to Windows dialog box.
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  • To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
  • Fast User Switching is available only when the Welcome screen is turned on. For more information, click Related Topics.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you require further assistance.

Feb 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Unable to see my destop


This behavior may occur for one of the following reasons: • The Auto-hide the taskbar option has been selected for the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. • Your user account settings are corrupted. • The core files are damaged. • The Explorer.exe file does not load during startup.
RESOLUTION
loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Make sure that the auto-hide option is not enabled for Taskbar and Start Menu Properties
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); To determine whether the auto-hide option is not enabled for Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, follow these steps: 1. Press CRTL+ESC. 2. If the Start menu appears, right-click the Start menu, and then click Properties. 3. Click the Taskbar tab, clear the Auto-hide the taskbar check box, and then click OK.
Method 2: Log on as a different user
loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Log off as the current user, and try to log on to the computer as a different user. If logging on as different user resolves this problem, create a new user account, and try to copy the settings from the old user account to the newly created user account. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Restart the computer. When the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete, press F8. 2. On the Windows Advanced Options Menu, use the ARROW keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER. 3. When you are prompted to select which operating system to start, select Microsoft Windows XP edition where edition is the edition of Windows XP that is installed, and then press ENTER. 4. On the To begin, click your user name screen, click Administrator. 5. Type the administrator password, and then click the arrow button.

Note In some cases, the Administrator password may be set to a blank password. In this case, do not enter a password before you click the arrow button. 6. Click Yes to close the message that states that Windows is running in safe mode. 7. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage. 8. In the Computer Management (Local) list, expand Local Users and Groups. 9. Right-click the Users folder, and then click New User. 10. Type the user name and password in the appropriate boxes, and then retype the password in the Confirm password box.

Note If you do not want to assign a password to the user account, do not type a password in the Password or Confirm password boxes. 11. Click to clear the User must change password at next logon check box. 12. Click to select the Password never expires check box if you do not want the password to expire. 13. Click Create, click Close, and then exit the Computer Management snap-in. 14. Restart Windows as usual, and then log on as the new user that you created.If the issue is resolved, reinstall the programs that you want, and then copy the documents that you want from the My Documents folder of the old user account. To copy the contents of the My Documents folder of the old user account, follow these steps: Fore more details click here Thanks Iqbal

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