The System could not log you on

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rettigdpm, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. rettigdpm

    rettigdpm rich rettig

    On boot up,(Win XP Home, SP2) I get the message "The system could not log you on . Make sure your user name and domain are correct, then type your password again" I can say OK to this, click on my name, and it boots up. AN annoyance, but I can live with it.

    Lately, it flashes in microseconds past this "the system could not log you on" screen and continues to the boot up screen "Windows is starting up" It hangs on this screen. I have to reboot and hope I get the "system could not log.." screen to stay so I can OK it.

    I am the only user of this machine. I really want to to autologon right to desktop.

    I already tried Run:Control userpasswords2, and turned off "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"

    and I tried TweakUI Logon AutoLogon "Logon automatically at system startup"

    No help there. ANy advise?
  2. maddoctor

    maddoctor The Greek God ...... ;-)

    The settings about the users are hidden in the registry.Propably somehow these settings were corrupted and you cannot log in normally. I guess you dont log-in as administrator but as a user having adniministrative rights.SO do the following:
    1) Run regedit
    2) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
    3). See if your name/account exists or not. Also create a new value giving the name Administrator. Double click on it and give the value 1.Backup all files and links from your account elsewhere (documents, favorites, links on programs/desktop)
    4) Reboot and enter as a administrator (not your name) and delete yourself.Now create a new you and move all the things you back up to your new self.
    This trick must do.Try it and tell me about it. :)