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I only have one User on my computer without password. I have the Use Welcome
Screen option turned on and it always worked fine. I dont know what happened
but for the past couple days, my welcome screen stop appearing and it just
log on automatically to my account. How do i get my welcome screen back?
This is what i tried:

control panel -> users account -> change the way user log on or off -> Use
Welcome Screen (checked); Use Fast User Switching (checked)

Run -> Control Userpasswords2 -> Users must enter a user name and password
to use this computer (checked)
 
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tn Wrote:
> I only have one User on my computer without password. I have the Use
> Welcome
> Screen option turned on and it always worked fine. I dont know what
> happened
> but for the past couple days, my welcome screen stop appearing and it
> just
> log on automatically to my account. How do i get my welcome screen
> back?
> This is what i tried:
>
> control panel - users account - change the way user log on or off -
> Use
> Welcome Screen (checked); Use Fast User Switching (checked)
>
> Run - Control Userpasswords2 - Users must enter a user name and
> password
> to use this computer (checked)

Try disabling the Fast User Switching feature. Also, try just creating
a second account (even if you are not going to use it) with a password
so that way, you force the Logon screen to appear.


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Check the registry settings.
Start>Run>Regedit>Ok

Now navigate to the following key:-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mi­crosoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Spe­cialAccounts\UserList
your user account value may be set to 0 there,change it to 1.

Otherwise you may download and install TweakUI.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

tn wrote:

> I only have one User on my computer without password. I have the Use Welcome
> Screen option turned on and it always worked fine. I dont know what happened
> but for the past couple days, my welcome screen stop appearing and it just
> log on automatically to my account. How do i get my welcome screen back?
> This is what i tried:
>
> control panel -> users account -> change the way user log on or off -> Use
> Welcome Screen (checked); Use Fast User Switching (checked)
>
> Run -> Control Userpasswords2 -> Users must enter a user name and password
> to use this computer (checked)
 

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And if nothing else helps, just repair your Windows installation.
1. Boot from the original installation media (make sure you have your license key too)
2. Press [Enter] on first prompt screen (DO NOT press [R] here!)
3. Press [F8] to accept EULA
4. Press [R] to start repair process.
 
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This worked for me, I expect there are lots of 'helpful' programs around that alter the logon screen!

use Sysinternals Autoruns and examine tab for Winlogon, if it has an entry like this:
'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TuneUp Software\TuneUp Utilities\WinStyler\tu_logonui.exe'
or similar disable [uncheck] this.

Then use 'Start' 'run' 'regedit' to find this key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon
make a new string value 'UIHost' and set it to 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\logonui.exe' this should restore your welcome screen.
make sure your'control panel' 'user accounts' 'change the way users log on or off' has the 'use welcome screen box' ticked.


 
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