Where did that user go?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by i_pedal, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    I have a user, me, who has quit showing up on the login screen even though that name is still present under Documents and Settings.
    How do I get it to show up?
    thanks,
    bill g
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    Have you used any tweak programs or anything recently that might of changed the list of people that show up on the login screen? I've seen options to change the listed users in tweak programs, but not sure where to change it if just using XP
     
  3. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    Not that I know of. It shows up in safe mode and I can login with that name. I'll have to check out one of the tweak things, maybe I can get it back that way.
    bill g
     
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    now is this a user acct you created? or is it the admin acct that was created by default?
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    you can select which users appear on the login screen using the Windows TweakUI, availible with the PowerToys
     
  6. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    Qumahlin,
    It's an admin acct. I've since discovered that these don't show up on the regular login. Correct?
    thanks for reply
    bill g
     
  7. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    Well, I can log on as an admin with the "lost" identity in safe mode, but in the regular boot I get "Unable to log on due to an account restriction". Then I can logon as my other admin id.
    Anyone know what's up with that?
    thanks again,
    bill g
     
  8. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    If you are using XP home you can only login to the named "administrator" account from safe mode.

    If you are using XP pro just download the MS powertoys and you can set it to show the admin acct on the login screen
     
  9. i_pedal

    i_pedal Guest

    Ahh! That explains it. Using Home
    thanks,
    bill g