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Solved: "The system could not log you on....."

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by shelley, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. shelley

    shelley Thread Starter

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    This is my daughter's ex-PC which has a few minor problems I'm trying to resolve so I can use it. Until now I've been logging on to it under her old profile (she used autologon, missing the logon page). I decided to rename the profile and use a password for security.

    I now get a dialogue at boot which begins, "Logon Message : The system could not log you on....." It doesn't do anything. The profile logon page is behind and pressing any key makes the message go away.

    I've got a little familiar with the Registry Editor of late and I can see that in HKLM/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/WinLogon the DefaultUserName and AltDefaultUserName still refers to my daughter's profile. That's probably useless information but I'm lost to provide more information.

    Any help appreciated.
     
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  3. shelley

    shelley Thread Starter

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    Hi. I worked out the problem. She bypassed the normal logon with TweakUI. I just disabled the autologon and all is now fine. Thanks for trying to help :).
     
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