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Solved: Automatic Log on problem

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  1. DCM1519

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    I tried to set up automatic logon for XP on my new computer but there is a problem that I cannot solve.

    When the computer boots, it gets to a point before log in that says;

    "Unable to log you on because of an account restriction".

    Then when I click on OK, it proceeds to the page that has my account name.

    I thought that disabling the "guest" account would solve this but it did not. I also removed the ASP.net account and that did not help either. No knowing if ASP.net was important, I reinstalled it. Nothing I do makes this message go away.

    In looking at the account information, I do not see any way to edit it to restrict or unrestrict anything.

    My other computer never had this problem and logs me on automatically every time. I am the only user so the logon is a waste of time.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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    AcaCandy

    Thanks for the response. I downloaded and performed the operations described and it still gives the same message.

    It shows my account and the "guest" account along with that message.

    Thanks
     
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    Remove Login Password

    Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Settings/Minimum Password Length/Reduce it to 0 (No password required). Control Panel/User Account/Your Account/Remove Password.



    Have you tried that?
     
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    I got to adminstrative tools but could find no "local security setings" to proceed. I tried the menu bar on the top and looked all over. Maybe it is because I have Windows XP Home.

    Thanks


    Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Settings/Minimum Password Length/Reduce it to 0 (No password required). Control Panel/User Account/Your Account/Remove Password.
     
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    Your last solution was exactly right. Of the two choices, I chose the easy one "TweakUI" and it worked perfectly. The only change I had to make was that when I opened that tab, it showed "Adminstrator" as the "User Name". I typed in my name and hit enter on the password and now the computer logs on exactly the way I wanted.

    Thanks for spending so much time in solving my problem. Without your help, I probably would have had this annoyance for months or years.
     
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    Great. Glad to have helped, you can mark the thread solved using the THREAD TOOLS drop down menu :)
     
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    Sound like you accidently set the Administrator Account to AutoLogin instead of your normal user account. You will get that error if you try to do that on XP Home.
     
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