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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by killerkris14, May 1, 2010.

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  1. killerkris14

    killerkris14 Thread Starter

    May 1, 2010
    after the recent update to my SP3 win xp home computer it seemes to have put my pc on as a network computer let me explain...

    when i start up my PC it does not show me the little image at the names it shows me a text login like on my school computers
    and when you hit alt ctr delete in stead of getting the task manager i get the freeking windows security box that said log in info,lock computer,logoff,shutdown,change pw, task manager and cancel

    i want to go back to the way it was i wana have the regular login screen and have tsk mangr pop up only...

    please help me return my pc to normal

    im very knowlegable in everyday use of my pc i know it backwords and front
  2. raybro


    Apr 26, 2003
    Go to Control Panel/User Accounts. Click "Change the way users log on and off". Check the box for "Use Welcome screen". Sorry, can't help you with the Ctrl+Alt+Del problem.

  3. JennyJackson01

    JennyJackson01 Account Closed

    Apr 3, 2010
    Hiya killerkris14.

    The basic stuff first ... Does the keyboard (KB) work properly in all other areas and have you spilt anything on it or nibbled the corner recently? If you can, try another KB on your machine and try your KB on that machine to see if you can narrow the problem down a bit.

    Does it work if you type taskmgr into the Run command box ?

    If the KB is clean and otherwise working properly, go into Device Manager, uninstall the KB and then `Scan for hardware changes` so it finds and re-installs as a new device.

    If no joy there, it`s possible there`s something nasty is in your system. Run Hijack This and look for O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{xxxxxxx. The x`s will be random letters and numbers and aren`t important with regards to this problem. If it`s there, tick it and fix/delete it before rebooting.

    A registry check you could do is to navigate to HKCU \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer \ NoWinKeys. Is it set to 1? Set it to 0 to make Windows keys work.

    Good luck.

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