I can't get Welcome screen and fast switch feature back.
Since I installed a new D-link adapter card my computer doesn't start or shutdown like it used to. I tried going to User Accounts on the control panel but when I click on "change the way user logs on/off" this is the message I receive: "A recently installed program has disabled the welcome screen and fast user switching, to restore these features you must uninstall the program. The following file might help you identify the program that made the change.C:\WINDOWS\WlanGINA\version\188.8.131.52\WlanGINA.dll. I don't know what to do from here. Thanks
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A recently installed program has disabled the Welcome Screen and Fast User switching. To restore these features, you must uninstall the program.
The following file name might help you identify the program that made the change:
User interface failure.
The login user interface dll C:\Windows\System32\Awgina.dll failed to load. Contact your system administrator to replace the dll or restore the original dll.U can try do this in case u find any problems u can let me know... Thanks for using fixya
If you have bought a new pci Ethernet network card then yes you can, you need to completely turn off the computer and unplug from the power socket, taking the side panel off and locating your pci card, un-screw the clip that holding it in place making sure you dont touch any other part of the computer, and taking the old one out, remove the packaging from the new pci network card and pushing it into place making sure its completely down and before applying the screw to fix it in place, put the side panel back on, plug in the plugs and turning the computer back on making sure you re-place the Ethernet cable, after which on boot-up your computer will say new hardware found and install it if it doesn't do it by itself you will need to search or insert the driver cd that came with it to make sure it works perfectly. please let me know the outcome of this
Windows XP includes a new Microsoft Natural Keyboard shortcut to lock your computer. Any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key can also perform this task.To use this shortcut, press the Windows logo key+L. The following list has different computer lock-up scenarios that are available to you, as well as other ways to lock the computer:
Fast User Switching Enabled
If the Fast User Switching feature is enabled and you lock the computer, you can observe the same behavior as if you switched users: The computer returns to the Welcome screen and other users can log on to the computer.
Fast User Switching Disabled
If the Fast User Switching feature is disabled and you lock the computer, the Unlock Computer dialog box is displayed that requires the current logged-on user to enter a password to unlock the computer.
Enable or Disable Fast User SwitchingNote: 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.
Click to select the Use Fast User Switching check box, and then click Apply Options. Quit the User Accounts tool.
My Toshiba Laptop was setup to create automatic "System Restore Points"...I simply went back to the system restore point one day prior to installing the Iogear Bluetooth software: (my computer>accessories>toshiba tools>system restore).
I now have my Windows XP Welcome Screen back - -any changes or program installations I've made after the restore date will need to be reinstalled or reapplied, but I didn't have much on the laptop anyway, since I had just got it!
I would suggest backing up any files or data you may want to save before doing the system restore on any computer (maybe on a flashdrive or sd card, someplace other than the harddrive - then you can select what you want to install - excluding the culprit that caused you the problem). The system restore option will backup certain system files - notifying you of the new filenames after the restore has completed.
If the system restore process doesn't work, you do have the option of 'going back' to the last system settings, or trying another 'System Restore Point'.
If any desktop or laptop pc has a 'System Restore' option, I highly recommend turning this feature on....it may prevent a lot of headaches and problems!
One suggestion - BACKUP your system somewhere before making any major changes to your system...especially before installing new applications, or even before changing your system profiles or connectivity options...so many things can't easily be 'undone' !
1. Uninstall the drivers for the card. 1.5 Turn pc off. 2. Unplug the card. 2.5 Turn on pc. Make sure the pc does not detect the wireless adaptor. 3. Turn pc off again. 3.5 install adapter then turn pc back on. 4. When windows tells you it has found new hardware, click the option to specify your own location for the dirver, then point to the cd that came with the card.
If all this still does not fix it, the you know its the adapter and to take it back.
This same solution works for any new card added to a computer. I have seen this same problem with the old scuzzy cards at work.
I think I experienced the same problem you're describing. After installing the NetGear USB adapter, Windows XP stopped using the "friendly" way of logging on -- where it has a nice icon for each user -- and started using the "ugly" logon. You get a username/password dialog box.
I checked with NetGear tech support, and they sent me the following steps:
1. After installing the new driver/utility for WG111v2, click Start -- Run and type regedit. 2. When the registry editor opens browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software
/Microsoft/Windows NT/Current Version/WINLOGON. 3. Delete the key named GINAdll. 4. Afterward you may want to go back into the control panel and check the 'change the way users log on or off' and make sure the welcome screen and fast user switching are both checked.
They also included the common sense caution that you should not edit your registry unless you know what you're doing. You can screw up your computer by improperly editing your registry. However, the steps are easy enough to follow that you should be safe if you exercise caution.
I would add that this didn't fully solve my problem. Although things work fairly well in most cases, when I wake up my machine after it has gone to sleep (due to a period of inactivity), the screen is messed up. Instead of giving me the normal logon screen, I get a messed up version of my desktop, and I am not able to log on. I have to turn off the computer's power and restart it.
To work around this problem, I try to always shut down completely when I log off instead of allowing the machine to go to sleep.
In your Device Manager, uninstall all instances of the wifi card, shutdown. Physically remove the PCI wifi cards from the motherboard. Reboot in Safe Mode. Verify that no wifi card is installed in the Device Manager. Power down, reinstall the Wifi Card, reboot, Windows should auto detect and auto install.
You may need the original CD installer of the card, if not available, you need to download the drivers before uninstalling the card. As a precaution, use the features of System Restore.
Hope this give you an idea. Post back how things are or should you need additional information.
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