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Delete Logon message?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by eddyfrogs, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. eddyfrogs

    eddyfrogs Thread Starter

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    My daughter thought she was really cool and created her own log on to windows. Now everytime we start the computer it comes up with the Welcome to Windows logon box. We've been just clicking in the X to bypass but I want to get rid of the whole thing. I've tried going to the Users in the control panel but it does not show any additional users.
     
  2. lizard

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    Hi eddyfrogs!

    Welcome to TSG forums! :)

    This should help:
    Get Rid of the Logon Screen
    http://www.wintrouble.net/discus/messages/64/1055.html?975875100

    Another apparent fix I found...
    Find all *.pwl files and delete them. Restart. When prompted to enter username and password, enter a username, but make sure the password is BLANK/EMPTY. Hit OK. Restart again to see if it re-appears...

    To find all '*.pwl' files...
    Start>Find>Files or Folders
    Click the 'Name & Location' tab
    In the 'Named' box, type '*.pwl'
    In the 'Look in' box, make sure it reads 'Local hard drives:'
    Check the 'Include subfolders' box.
    Click 'Find Now'

    Hope one of these does the trick!
    _
     
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    How To Prevent Log-In Box From Appearing During Startup

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    1. Click Start - Run, type in REGEDIT, then click OK. This will open the registry editor.

    2. Click the + in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - Software - Microsoft - Windows - CurrentVersion - Network.

    3. In the Network sub-menu, click directly on Real Mode Net to expose its entries in the right pane.

    4. If you see AutoLogon listed, right-click it, then click Modify.

    5. Change the value from whatever it is to 00 00 00 00 (all zeros), then click OK.

    6. If AutoLogon is not present, right-click an empty space in the right pane, then click New - Binary Value.

    7. Type in AutoLogon (exactly as you see it here), then press the Enter key to lock in the name.

    8. Do steps #4 and #5.

    9. Close the registry editor, then reboot.

    The password log-in box should no longer appear.
     
  4. eddyfrogs

    eddyfrogs Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your help. Deleting the *.pwl worked great.
     
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