I have tried everything to resolve this issue, this includes unchecking and rechecking the box under user accounts: change the way users log on or off, searching the registry, and so on. So please don't suggest those methods. Problem is: I was running StyleXP and I used it to use a third party logon screen. I then removed StyleXP and installed PatchXP (for various reasons). During this transition to PatchXP, Windows XP went back to the classic logon (not the welcome screen). I need to restore the correct logonui.exe - C:\WINDOWS\System32\logonui.exe Solution is unknown to me. Does anyone know, without using a third party program (such as StyleXP), how to do so? Like I said, I tried checking and unchecking the feature in user accounts, but to no prevail. Thanks in advance.