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My Toshiba Satelite A105-S4211 wont log in

My toshiba will boot to the welcome screen but when I click on my user name it says "logging in" immediately followed by a flash of my desktop background then returns me back to the welcome screen and says "logging off" and I am back to where I started.

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Are you able to log in via safe mode? If you are then you can create a new profile. Most likely the profile you are trying to log in with is corrupt.

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I recently ran into a computer doing this.

Try what jmagnu said, hopefully it will work for you (safe mode didn't help me).

I basically had to remove the hard drive from the computer, install it into another computer and run a ton of virus, malware, spyware scans on the drive.

I used a combination of AVG, superantispyware, malwarebyte's malware remover, hijackthis, ccleaner, and a few others who's names escape me.

Best of luck :)

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My friend canny remember her password. How does she get into her laptop now


hi... is it boot up password installed on bios? or is it a welcome screen password? what is your windows operating system is it windows xp, vista or 7?

in windows xp welcome screen password you can by pass it by this steps.

Reboot the PC into Safe mode by tapping f8 repeatedly when the system is starting up. In the selective startup select safe mode. When it loads you will see the administrator account - use it. In the administrator account go to start > control panel > user accounts > user accounts > click create a new account > give it a name that you'll remember > set it to computer administrator > then you'll need to restart and hide your account. Once restarted log in with your username and follow these steps to hide your username from the welcome screen:

1. You begin by opening the Registry Editor. Do that by clicking Start -> Run..., type regedit and hit Enter.
2. With the Registry Editor opened, you want to expand the following keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> CurrentVersion -> Winlogon -> SpecialAccounts -> UserList.
3. On the right is the list of accounts hidden by the system. To enter a new one right click and select New -> DWORD Value. This value should be named the same as the account you want to hide.
4. Reboot the system, and you will notice the account will disappear from the Welcome Screen. Still if you want to log on into the account, hit CTRL ALT DELETE twice, type the name of the account and password if necessary and log into Windows.
5. To get everything the way it was delete the key you created in the Registry Editor.

Aug 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Logging in problems


Download minipe, put it on an usb stick, go in the bios by pressing del or f2 when your laptop just starts booting and change the boot sequence to usb first, when in minipe at the harddisk part press on chkdsk.

Jun 29, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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My screen is stuck on the WELCOME screen, when I click my name to log in, my desktop is visible with no icons, then immediately logs off and returns to the WELCOME screen...


I think some of booting files missing..... due to virus affected . so insert the Xp os cd and repair it... after that scan ur computer with good antivirus .......

Feb 21, 2010 | Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop

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I am unable to log on to my laptop at home. The


can u boot in Safe Mode...after switching on the machine press F8 key(function key)
if u can gey desktop do the following
go to Start/what do u see, on the extreem TOP....
does it say Administrator...or any other name...
click that (what ever it is...Administrator or user name etc) there will be small image there along with the user name...click that...in the next screen where it says User Accounts Click Home on the top...
if u get an option to change password try doing it...

Dec 29, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Forgot password


Steps :

1. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then restart the computer.
2. Change Boot Options 1st Priority to Optical Drive.
3. When system booting up, if the message “Press any key to boot from cd” appears, immediately press Enter.
4. On Language Settings, Time and Currency and Keyboard Layout screen, just choose the correct settings then click Next.
5. On Install Now screen, click Repair. Note: Click No just in case you get the message: Windows found problems with your computer’s startup options.
6. On the System Recovery Options screen, under Operating System, click Windows Vista then click Next. Then select Command Prompt.
7. At the command prompt windows, type the following command then press Enter after typing each command:
c:
cd windows\system32
echo ~takeown /f %1 /r /d y > TakeControlOf.cmd
echo ~icacls %1 /grant administrators:F /t
ren Magnify.exe Magnify.old
ren cmd.exe Magnify.exe
8. Restart the computer.
9. On the Welcome Screen, click the Ease button.
10. Check Make items on the screen larger then click OK.
11. At the prompt, type the command then press Enter.

net user Administrator /active:yes
exit
12. Restart the computer.


When you log in sign in to name with password that was forgotten and change to one that is known.

Sep 27, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5934 Notebook

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Im having the exact same problem doesnt load past welcome screen!


Try to login in the Administrator account, press Ctrl+Alt+Del (2 or 3 times) in the welcome screen and you'll get a login square, in username name type Administrator and password leave it blank if it logins without a password go to control panel and create new accounts.

Jun 15, 2009 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Windows XP won't load past the 'user account welcome screen'.


If you boot into safe mode* and have same problem, you might be missing a file called "userinit.exe."
It's located in the /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32 subdirectory. You can copy it from another xp computer
(suggest matching updated pro vs home files). Use your harddrive as a slave on another computer
if necessary.

*safe mode: Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard during boot up.

Then you gotta ask: how did that file get deleted? It's a popular file to attack by malware authors and
some anti-virus software will delete it as part of an infection cleansing.

May 21, 2009 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Won't log on


Try booting into safemode, press F8 during startup, login as user name adinistrator and remove the password on your account, and then troubleshooting from there.
i reccomend you run Anti virus and antimalware imediately.

Apr 09, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 9400 Notebook

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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.
note.gif Notes
  • 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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No rights to run control panel requires new instal need media


1. to gain rights do the following.

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

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