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Automatic log on and off

Each time i turn on my pc, the system boots till it get's to where i am to click on my user, and each time i do that it starts logging in and just when it is suppose to enter the start up stage, i mean display my desktop, my pc logs off it self automatically,i have tried shuting dowm and turning on again but it'ss still the same thing, i restarted the system but the samething kept happening, please help me out, i need my pc working nnormally. thanks.

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  • dean russell Dec 12, 2007

    Hi i have a customer pc that when i log on it automatic logs off again. Have scanned disk and found a worm and removed but the problem remains the same?

  • Cwalkerc Apr 12, 2008

    My Desk top Monitor just shut off, and whenever I try to restart it it goes into a continuous boot. Comes on once you get to the Microsoft Screen the computer reboots.

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Boot into safe mode and check the startup folder.

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Can you give more detail in regards to mobo specs, graphics card etc.
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How to Enable Boot Logging in Windows By Dan Gookin from Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Two event log files that come in handy for troubleshooting your PC are the boot log files. These files are created when you specify boot logging as a start-up option. The files are named either ntbtlog.txt or bootlog.txt, depending on how old your PC is. These files, found in the Windows folder, list the success or failure of various pieces of Windows as it's loaded into memory from the PC's mass storage system.
You can enable or disable boot logging by using the MSCONFIG utility. Follow these steps in Windows 7 and Windows Vista:
  1. Press Win+R to summon the Run dialog box.
  2. Type msconfig and press Enter.
  3. In Windows Vista, type the administrator's password or click the Continue button.
  4. Click the Boot tab.
  5. Place a check mark by the item Boot Log.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click the Restart button to restart now. Otherwise, click Exit without Restart.
    The logging doesn't take effect until you restart Windows, and you have no reason to do so immediately unless you really want to see the boot log.
In Windows XP, you can enable boot logging by pressing the F8 key when Windows first starts and choose the item Enable Boot Logging.
The boot log is overwritten every time you start Windows. And, the log is produced only when you turn on the boot logging option.
What can you do with the boot log? You can check for the failed installation of certain pieces of Windows or device drivers. The drivers or files are obviously flagged in the log. Because you know the filename, you can then either disable it from loading or look for an update.
  • Activating the boot log in Windows 7 or Windows Vista means that you configured your PC for a custom start-up. If that bothers you, disable the boot log after you cull whatever useful information you need from the boot log file; repeat the steps used to enable boot logging, but in Step 5, remove the check mark.
  • Traditionally, computer logs are all text files. They may have the filename extension log, or they may use txt instead.
  • You can search for log files by using the Windows Search command. Simply look for files named *log* anywhere on the hard drive, including system, hidden, and non-indexed locations.
  • Most log files are in plain text, but the text may be organized by using the XML, or Extensible Markup Language. XML is merely a way to organize information, and although XML files are readable as text, to get the most from the information, you should use an XML reader, such as the Event Viewer program.
  • If you find the file boot.ini on your Windows XP computer, you can enable boot logging by modifying the file. Open it in Notepad and look for the line that contains this text:
    Windows="Windows XP (That's only a portion of the line; in the file, it's longer). Add the text /bootlog to the end of the line. Save the file. When you restart Windows, boot logging takes place automatically.

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How to Set Up Windows 7 Auto Login?

Windows 7 requires that you log on with your user account information each time you start your computer. If you wish to bypass this step, learn how to <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/automatically-log-on-windows-7.htm">set up Windows 7 auto login</a>.<br /> I think maybe some people will impatient of logging in every single time when reboot their computers, expecially while they are just running home computers for gaming, listening to music, seeing a film or doing something unimportant. Today we will take a look at how to log on automatically in Windows 7.<br /> Another reason is that many people always <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/forgot-windows-7-password.htm"><b>forget their Windows 7 User Password</b></a>. They need comuter automatically auto login while forgot password.<br /> Overview Whether your main computer is one that you use in the Office or one of your family shares in the cave, could the life you a little easier, if not to every time it booted log. You could press the power button, then go out and fill your cup coffee or dinner start and then come back to your beautiful thermal desktop. Instead you must either wait to boot type in your username and password one or you need to do this one again on your desktop.<br /> Fortunately, there is a way to <b>set up Windows 7 auto login</b>. That being said, consider whether it safe enough to do this. If even the slightest possibility that someone should could not have access to information on your computer it press the power button and wait your PC with fire, without you know then you will probably want to keep the user name and password in position. Are concerned not at all, read how to <b>enable Windows 7 auto login</b>.<br /> Manage User Accounts Before getting started with Windows 7 auto login, you may wish to find out how to create user accounts and change passwords as needed. To add a user account, change a password or enable Windows 7 auto login, you must be logged on as an administrator.<br /><img src="make-changes-to-windows-7-user-account.jpg" /> To create or manage user accounts, click Start and type user into the Instant Search box at the bottom of the Start menu. Select User Accounts from the results. Select the account you want to change and click the option for the changes you want to make. To create a new account, click Manage Another Account and then select Create New Account.<br /> Enable Windows 7 Auto Login Once you are logged in to the computer as an administrator, you can proceed with <b>Windows 7 auto login setup</b>. In order to set up Windows 7 auto login, the first thing you need to do is to get to the Advanced User Accounts Control Panel.<br /> <b>Step 1:</b> Open the Run dialog by clicking Start, typing run and pressing Enter. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key+R. Just type in "<b>netplwiz.exe</b>" into the start menu search box, click OK or press Enter., and you&iexcl;&macr;ll see this screen.<br /><img src="netplwiz.jpg" /><br /><b>Note:</b> If it doesn&iexcl;&macr;t work, you can type in "<b>control userpasswords2</b>" instead.<br /> <b>Step 2:</b> Uncheck the box which says "<b>Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer</b>". Click "Apply" or "OK" to apply this change.<br /><img src="users-must-enter-a-user-name-and-password-to-user-this-computer.jpg" /> <b>Step 3:</b> A new dialog box will open, aptly named <b>Automatically Log On</b>. You will need to enter the user name and password for the user account that you want to automatically log on each time the computer is started. Type the user name into the User Name field, type the password for this account into the Password field and then enter the password once more in the Confirm Password field. Hit &iexcl;&deg;OK&iexcl;&plusmn; to finish your configuration.<br /><img src="automatically-log-on-windows-7.jpg" /> <b>Note:</b> Of course, these steps can work perfectly on XP as well.<br /> Tips: Not a Windows 7 user? Still Using XP or Vista? Don't know how to automatically log on other Windows Versions without entering user name and password? See these articles below.<br /> <b>How to Autormatically log on Windows XP?</b><br /> <b>How to Autormatically log on Vista?</b><br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/downloads/Windows_Password_Recovery_Tool_Trial.exe">Windows 7 Password Reset Disk [Safe Download]</a><br />
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Auto logon in Windows 7

You can use automatic logon to log on to your Windows 7
without having to type a user name or password.
(With automatic logon you will not see this anymore)

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Configure Windows 7 to auto logon a specific user:

1. Open the Start Menu>All programs>Accessories>Run
(When you open this copy it) control userpasswords2
click the OK button.

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2. Click on the user account name,
that you want to have automatically log on to highlight it.
Uncheck the Users must enter a user name and password
to use this computer box.
click the OK button.

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3. If the listed box blank - unchecked.
Click on the user account name,
that you want to have automatically log on to highlight it.
click the OK button.

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4. In the Password field, enter the selected user account's password.
If the user account does not have a password, then leave this field empty.
click the OK button.

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5. Restart your system, and you’re automatically logged in to Windows 7.

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I can't log in to my account on my Dell PC?

Now which operating system are you running ?

Forgetting your Windows XP login details might at first seem like a disaster. Don't panic though; your login password and username are easily recovered by changing the login details to that of the administrator.

Begin with your computer turned off, and then turn it on. You will need to log in to your computer manually and this can only be done in the load-up screens. Wait until your computer reaches the Windows login screen. The screen usually displays a "Welcome" message. Press and hold the "Ctrl", "Alt" and "Delete" keys two times at the Windows login screen. Your computer will automatically reveal a Classic Login box. Type "Administrator" (without quote marks) into the "Username" field and leave the "Password" field blank. Windows automatically creates an Administrator account when your computer is first booted up; in this account you can alter or change any user's login details. Navigate through the "Start" menu and click on the "Control Panel." In the Control Panel explorer, double-click on the "User Accounts" icon to open a new window. Select "Change an Account" in the User Accounts window and select the username you want to alter. From here you can edit the user's name and password, but you can also alter the user's picture, account type and .NET password. Restart your computer to login with your new username and password.
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I seem to not be able to get logged in..

During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer Advanced Boot Options screen appears.

Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system.

Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show.
Log in as "Administrator". Click Yes to not use System Restore Mode.


Click the Start button. Choose Run and type in "control user passwords" (without the quotes). Click OK.


Select the "Administrator" user. Click Change my password. Enter a new password in the corresponding text boxes. Click OK. Write this password down and store it in a secure place Close the User Accounts window and restart Windows.
hope this helps you

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I want to reset my computer password


When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator to log in if you cant log in

during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there

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control panel user accounts

on the users tab,click the name of the computer administrator you can change the password there

hope this helps

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I was doing an automatic update and had to restart my computer... since then it has been stuck on the wecome screen saying "please wait" for 2 days now I have taken out the battery and restarted it several...

when you restart it , just press f8 so you will be taken to a screen where the first option will be safe mode, select it and it will hopefully log you in. Once you are logged in safe mode, anything you wanna do, and then shut down the computer. Start it again and this time let it boot normally. Hope this way will work
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Hi i forgot my users password an i cant reestart the laptop its a dell laptop windows7 home premium can u help me restart the computer

There are 3 options for your problem:
1. You can boot to WinRE(Windows Recovery Console), run the command prompt. Go to the WINDOWS directory. Rename magnify.exe to magnify.old. Rename cmd.exe to magnify.exe. Restart your computer and boot normally. On the log in screen, click on Ease of Access. Select the option for magnifier. It will open command prompt instead of magnifier. Type the command: control userpasswords2. It will give you the option to reset the password.

2. Run in safe mode. Log in using the profile Administrator. Go to control panel then user accounts. You can change the password of your profile.

3. Dell systems have the built-in factory image restore. It can be found in the WinRE. To go to WinRE, turn system off, power on computer, after pressing the power button, tap on F8 till it gives you a screen that says Advanced Boot Options. Select Repair your Computer. Click on a few things for the language. Then you will have a window that says Windows Recovery Console. Click on Dell Factory Image Restore. Then there you go! it will restore the system back to its factory settings.

Hope this helps!
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How to i reset my password to get on my hp compaq 9030

if you are talking about the log on password for windows xp, when booting up, right before the windows XP logo comes up and it shows that its loading, press F8 like 3 times every second till a screen with writing comes up. If unsuccessful, keep trying, it should come up in 2 - 3 tries. Choose to boot in Safe Mode. when the logging screen comes up, log on Administrator. When logged on, go into control panel - user accounts - click on the account you want to remove password from and remove it. Restart PC, log in to the account, and that's it.
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Forgotten User name and password

Time to format i think.............sure its not stolen how could you forget both username and pw ???
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