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Turn on comp enter my password on my account. screens black no bar at the bottom with start, time etc no background wallpaper. a window is open from which i can access everyting

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Not too good...try this from safe mode F8, upon turning on, before welcome screen is completed

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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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I locked my computer with a password and now I cannot remember the password. How do I unlock my computer?

  • 1Hit "Control," "Alt" and "Delete" on your keyboard all at the same time and hold them for a few seconds. Select "Restart" from the list of options presented in the Task Manager. If you cannot get to the task manager using this method, manually shut down your computer by pressing and holding the power button. Wait about 30 seconds before turning the computer back on.
  • 2Wait for the computer to get to the Windows logo then press and hold "Control," "Alt" and "Delete." The classic login box will appear. Type "Administrator" in the dialogue box marked "User" and leave the password box empty. Click "Sign in" or hit "Enter" and wait for Windows to load the administrator profile.
  • Click the "Start" button on the bottom-left corner of your screen. Scroll through the list of programs until you find "Control Panel" and open it.
  • 4Locate the "User Accounts" tool. In the "User Accounts" window, select the password tab. Locate the account that you wish to reset the password for and select the text box with the black dots in it. Delete these dots and enter the password that you wish to use. Re-enter the new password in the "Confirm New Password" area. Click "Apply."
  • 5Close all of the open windows. Then, click your "Start" menu and select "Restart." Wait for Windows to restart and this time allow it to boot up normally. Enter the new password into the "Password" dialogue box and hit "Enter."

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    Feb 25, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

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    I have acer aspire one d255e notebook, and i want to change the dekstop background but i cant make, there are no choices that i can change the wallpaper, my operating system is windows 7 starter

    Dear user,

    Unforetunately you cannot do anything to your desktop background because that is the default feature of Windows 7 Starter Edition.
    You have to upgrade at least Home Premium of your Operating System for you to change it .

    May 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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    Alienware m9700 Laptop locked up while i was image editing and reformatting movie in the background, and i am left with the machines loading screens locking up but continuing to boot up..i hear...

    1.Open up the Start Menu and in the Start Menu search box, type regedit, to open up the Registry Editor.

    2.Now, right-click on the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder, and choose the Find option.
    3.The search window will appear so perform a search for OEMBackground.

    4.It will eventually be found under Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background (you could navigate there directly, but the search function is probably quicker than typing all that into the path bar.

    Note: it's possible that OEMBackground doesn't exist on your system; if this is the case, adding a new DWORD value with the name of OEMBackground will fix things.

    5.Once you can see the OEMBackground entry, double click to reveal its properties, and change the value from 0 (the default) to 1 (which will allow us - or the computer's OEM as intended - to change the login screen background).
    Change OEMBackground Value
    6.Once this is finished you can close the Registry Editor and open up Windows Explorer. We want to go to %windir%\system32\oobe, so enter that into the path bar.

    You'll now need to create an info folder (all lowercase), and then a new folder, named backgrounds (also lowercase), inside the info folder. Depending on your computer's OEM, you may find these folders already exist and may already have images in them, placed there by Dell or HP or IBM, etc.

    Now simply select a favorite wallpaper. It should be in JPG format and less than 245 KB in size (and ideally the exact dimensions of your display to avoid stretching). Name this image backgroundDefault.jpg and place it in the backgrounds folder.
    Restart, lock your screen or logout to see your new login screen.

    Apr 21, 2017 | Computers & Internet

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    If I reset my router, do I need the CD to reconfigure or change the password

    You don't actually need the CD to reconfigure your router or change the password or anything related to your router. So long as the router is connected to your computer via ethernet cable you can access the browser configuration page of your router.

    1. connect your router to your computer via ethernet cable

    2. If you are using Windows XP
    - click start
    - click run
    - type cmd
    - in the black screen type ipconfig and press enter
    - look for the default gateway (example
    - Open Internet explorer
    - type in the address bar: http://the default gateway (example then press enter and it'll ask you for the password
    - usually the username is blank and the password is admin or the username is admin and the password is pass or password

    If you are using Windows Vista / Windows 7
    - Click the pearl button
    - Click on start search at the bottom of the pop-up window
    - type cmd (don't press enter yet)
    - right click the black icon on the top of the window after typing cmd
    - click on the run as administrator
    - click on continue if there's a prompt
    - in the black screen type ipconfig and press enter
    - look for the default gateway (example
    - Open Internet explorer
    - type in the address bar: http://the default gateway (example then press enter and it'll ask you for the password
    - usually the username is blank and the password is admin or the username is admin and the password is pass or password

    After successful accessing the configuration page you can now configure your router freely.

    Jan 11, 2010 | Gateway Wireless-B Router (wbr-100)

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    One night before bed i was too tired to shut down my computer properly so i held down the power button to shut it down. the next morning i power up the computer and the screen that says i shut it down...

    try creating a new user account, give it adminstrator level permissions, log in using the new account and copy files from the old account to the new one.

    I’m happy to assist further over the phone at

    Oct 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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    the icons and the bar(task bar) at the bottom of the screen are enabled by the explorer.exe file

    it starts automatically but in your case it is not starting

    to start it when your computer starts and comes at the desktop, press alt+ctrl+delete button at the same time to bring up the task manager

    when you do this a task manager shows up in a window

    in task manager window click on file, it will be located on the top left portion on task manager

    now click on "new task(run)"

    this opens another window, in that window type
    without the quotes "" and press enter
    this will bring you icons and task bar at the bottom of the screen

    Sep 29, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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    I changed the password on my Dell Inspiron 600m the other night and now I can't remember what I changed it to and now I'm locked out of my computer! Please can someone please . . . . help me?

    Do you mean the password to log into Windows XP?

    If so, right after you turn on the Laptop, start tapping the F8 key until you get a menu screen on a black background.

    With the keyboard arrow keys, select Safe Mode and click Enter.

    On the Windows Welcome Screen you should see your Windows account and a new Administrator account. Hopefully, no one set up a password on the built-in Administrator account. Click the Administrator account and click to log in with no (blank) password.

    Windows will tell you that you are working in Safe Mode and click yes on that box (The screen will look considerably larger and your background will not show as Windows uses default video drivers in safe mode). Click start and go to Control Panel. On the left hand side click Classic View and then Double Click on the User Accounts Icon.

    Click your account from the User Accounts window that opens and choose Change My Password or Remove My Passowd. After you have removed or changed your password, close all the Windows and Restart your computer normally. When you get to the Windows Welcome Screen, the Administrator account should not be listed anymore and you can select your account and log in with the New Password you created, or log in with a blank password if you chose to Remove My Password.

    Jan 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron™ 600M PC Notebook

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    My problem is Xp is locked.but how idont know?

    Do you mean you are locked out of your profile/Windows Account? Your password does not work?.

    If this is the case, you can keep clicking F8 right after your computer turns on until you get a menu screen on a black background. With the arrow keys on the keyboard select Safe Mode and click enter.

    You will get to a more basic (larger) looking Windows screen and there with be an "Administrator" account. If no password was entered for this account, click this account and enter with no passsword. Go to Settings > Control Panel the double Click the icon for User Accounts. Choose your Account and reset/erase or change your password.

    Reboot and you should be able to log in with the new password you created or without a password (if you erased it).

    Jan 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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    Turn on comp open my account. screens black no bar at bottom with start, time etc no wallpaper. a window is open which i can access everything from

    restore your windows to your privies date.
    Start>programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore...
    and restore it.

    Mar 16, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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