• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Starting up XP - new message

#1
Suddenly, when starting up my XP I get a dialogue box up, asking for my password. As I've never set one up all I have to do is press the enter button and "I'm in".
But why did this happen, out of nowhere? Whenever I have started the machine up before it has gone straight in to "start-using-it-mode"

Regards
Ollie

PS, this is my first message to this forum so be genlte with me...in case it is something really obvious, I mean :)
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#2
Go start>run and type in control userpasswords2

now uncheck "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" now when the next popup appears enter the username and password you want the computer to autologin with.

If you don't have a password just leave the field blank but it's recommended to have a password protected account.

Mike
 

ray_gillespie

OSNN Veteran Addict
Political User
#3
This often happens when you isntall the .NET software from the Windows Update website. If you go to Control Panel and then User Accounts, you should see one called .NET ACCOUNT or something like that. Just delete that account and you should be fine.

Let us know how you get on.
 
#4
What Ray and admiral said.

The cause is usually a second user account being created (by you or some software update or program install).
 

Members online

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there https://tinyurl.com/ycpxl
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
Xie
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Threads
61,962
Messages
673,240
Members
89,017
Latest member
keithgonzaal