Problem with Logging off or switching users

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sarge, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. Sarge

    Sarge Guest

    I am having a problem when other users are logged on. Everything runs fine until they attempt to log off or attempt to switch users. Any attempt to log off or swithc users causes the computer to freeze. Other users are also not able to shutdown the computer. The only account that works properly has administrator privilages.

    Any ideas?


  2. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

    This is a shot at the dark, but unless someone gives you a better solution, try installing the XP PowerToys. it has a small app in it that allows "Fast user switching". If you already have the PowerToys and the Fast User Switching thing installed, try to uninstall it.
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Guest

    I disabled fast switching and then re-enabled it. I did have a problem, I had off line files activated. I disabled working with files off line and was able to re-enable fast user switching after that. The problem remains however. I still can't log off other users.
  4. psychic51

    psychic51 Guest

    Just another shot in the dark.

    It may be a program that you have running that isn't shutting down right under the log off conditions. You might try running Windows without starting any normal start up programs.

    To get at the startup programs I use:


    It can be started from the run command. The startup tab should give you access to everything that starts with Windows. I think you can safely remove all of these programs. Windows XP uses services to start programs that it needs to function. The nice thing about using this utility is that it's reversable. When you remove the check in the box the box remains so you can replace the check later to start the program again.