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XP Home Additon Can Not log into account

My PC starts up and shows all the account icons. When I click on an icon to get into that account, it starts to open, but then after 1-2 seconds shuts down. This happens the same for all accounts. I happens in safe mode. I have started in de-bug mode and other modes and have not been able to get into an account, the same log off occurs.

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  • agdad79 Jul 01, 2008

    After working with eMachines support help I was able to get the PC working as normal. It was not a virus.

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Your computer is infected with viruses so it will be better to take out your hard drive and fix to another computer and scan it.

another option is to format and install new operating system.

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I cannot move the icons around on my desktop computer. I have 'right-clicked' and made sure that the auto arrange and lock desktop icons options are NOT checked off. I cannot open jpegs witho


If its shared, are you logging in to user account or are you the administrator for the computer? The administrator account can add / remove rights for the others but locking desktop icons I haven't seen as an option. Try doing a system restore if there is a restore point available to a date before the problem started. No data is affected just settings and drivers and such

Jul 23, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition English...

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Cannot use my password to get back into Windows XP


Because of the security features built into Windows XP, it is virtually impossible to get back into the system without the password. You have several options to try and get around this problem.

If you have the access to another user account with administrator rights, you can use that account to change the password of the account that is locked out. You can also use the default Administrator account that is built into Windows XP.

First you need to boot the system into the Safe Mode.
1. Restart your system.
2. When you see the blue Dell globe or screen, press the ( F8 ) key about 3 times a second.
3. You should get the windows startup menu. Use the (up or down) arrow keys to highlight (SafeMode)
4. Press (Enter) on (SafeMode), then press (Enter) on (Windows XP).
5. The system should boot to Safe Mode.

Once you are at the Account Log on Screen, click on the icon for the user account with administrator rights, or click on the icon for the administrator account.
Note: For Home the Administrator account isn't normally shown & in Safe Mode you have to press Ctrl+ALt+Delete keys twice to show. For PRO you cando this in normal mode

When the system has booted to the desktop, use the following steps to change the accounts password.
1. Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative tools.
2. Click Computer Management.
3. Double click Local Users and Groups, double click the folder users.
4. Right click on the account name that is locked out, and click on Set Password.
5. You may get a warning message about changing the password, simply click proceed.
6. Leave the New Password box blank , also leave the Confirm Password box blank.
7. Click OK, and OK again.
8. Then close all Windows, reboot the system and try to log in.


There are also applications that can recover the password for you. The following companies provide these applications at a cost.
iOpus* Password Recovery XP here.
LostPassword.com, here
Asterisk Password Recovery XP v1.89 here.
Windows XP / 2000 / NT key here.


If the above information does not help in recovering the password, the only option left is to format the hard drive then reinstall Windows and system software.




on Jan 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have 3 accounts on my acer desktop computer. Now for some reason mine and my moms doesn't work. So now we have been using my dads. Whenever we try to log on, it just says "Login Failed" and we...


You cannot log into your accounts? Try going into the one account you can log into, and removing the passwords from the other accounts in the "Control Panel"

For windows Xp Try
  1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
  2. Click on the User Accounts link.
    Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, double-click on the User Accounts icon.
  3. In the pick an account to change area of the User Accounts window, click on your Windows XP user name.
  4. Choose the Remove my password link.
  5. In the text box on the next screen, enter your current password.
  6. Click the Remove Password button to confirm that you'd like to remove your account password.
  7. You can now close the User Accounts window and the Control Panel window.
  8. Now that your Windows XP account password has been deleted, you will no longer need to log on to Windows XP when your computer starts. Windows will now load all the way to your desktop automatically.

Jan 09, 2011 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Forgot password


Here are 2 options to change lost administrator password without learning it. Hope they can work for you!
Option 1: If you can log on your laptop with an administrator account, you can change the password following the steps:
1. Right-click Computer to select Manage.
2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.
Note: you can also go to Local Users and Groups screen by clicking Start button and inputting lusrmgr.msc into the Search box.
Netplwiz.
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type \Administrator\ (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from \Control Panel - User Accounts\.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
If you have another administrator account,you can use this account to remove the administrator password.
You can also use the default Administrator account that is built into Windows XP.
First you need to boot the system into Safe Mode.
1.Restart your system.
2.When you see the blue Dell globe or screen, press the ( F8 ) key about 3 times a second.
3.You should get the Windows startup menu. Use the (Up or Down) arrow keys to highlight (SafeMode)
4.Press (Enter) on (Safe Mode), then press (Enter) on (Windows XP).
5.The system should boot to Safe Mode.
Once you are at the Account Log on Screen, click on the icon
for the user account with administrator rights, or click on the icon
for the administrators account.
Note: For Home the Administrator account isn't normally shown & in Safe Mode you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys twice to show.
For PRO you can do this in normal mode
When the system has booted to the desktop, use the following steps to change the accounts password.
1.Click Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools.
2.Click Computer Management.
3.Double click Local Users and Groups, double click the folder Users.
4.Right click on the account name that is locked out, and click on Set Password.
5.You may get a warning message about changing the password, simply click proceed.
6.Leave the New Password box blank, also leave the Confirm Password box blank.
7.Click OK, and OK again.
8.Then close all Windows, reboot the system and try to log in
There is another easy and safe way for you to recover/delete the unknown windows password, it is widespread accepted by its 100% recovery rate and All passwords reset instantly.
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Related Tutorial about how to reset windows password by using windows password recovery tool:
http://www.lost-password.net/products/passwordrecovery.html

Mar 20, 2010 | ASUS Eee PC 900 Notebook

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How to create a new user accounts before logging in?


Its Simple

Please find the solution below to make account on Xp os

Right click on my computer icon
click on manage
click on local user and groups (expand it)
click on users
on right panel right click and click on New user
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But to perform these steps you need administrative account


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Mar 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Log on/off windows XP home edition


I think you should have been little more clear about your question.
I think you might be facing the problem with logon and logoff .
If the Icons are not displayed in the start menu. Then follow the steps below.
Right click the start
select properties
in this pop up menu click on Classic start menu.
Then click on customise icon.
in this list check(select) the log off text.
click ok
again click Apply and Ok.
Now you go to start and see there would be a log off icon in start menu.

Nov 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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No Icons show up


When you have your desktop up & displayed, click the right mouse button & it will bring up a menu. Hover your mouse above the "Arrange Icons By" option and it will bring up a sub menu. If the "Show Desktop Icons" option does not have a check mark to the left of it, that is your problem. If there is no check mark, navigate down to it and click on it with your left mouse button and that will make your icons display.

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No icons on my desktop


ok , what you need to do is right click mouse and scroll down / view / check mark view icons and for start go to control panel , display and go to default and u should be fine

Mar 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My icon lost when my pc start up. I am from Indonesia


Right Click on Desktop

Choose Arrange Icon By Menu

Click Show Desktop Icon

Jan 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Desktop icons


your problem is so simple just listen see below

1.go to desktop
2. right click there
3.open arrange icon by
4.then in second last their is lock desktop icon
5. click their your prob is solved

if go to desktop right click their and click properties
then click desktop
then click customise desktop in web their is lock desktop icon put tick out from their your prob is solved enjoy

Nov 15, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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