Solved: XP Pro requires response to come up

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photoguy

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I wiped my disc and reinstalled XP Pro. I can get on but it is irritating that the system pauses until I hit an Enter before it loads. This means I can't start the machine and walk away and have it up when I return.

There is no password and a simple Enter is accepted. How can I get the system to come up without requiring this interaction on my part?

Thanks for any help.

Photoguy
 

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What is displayed on the screen when you must hit the enter key?
 

photoguy

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Dave,
It is a Dialog Box titled "Log on to Windows"
There is a line saying "User Name" and a rectangle with my name in it already.
Below that is the word "Password" and a blank rectangle.

Beneath these two lines are three buttons; "OK", "Cancel" and "Options"

If I just press the "Enter" key, the system starts. I just don't want to be tied to the computer until this box comes up. Before I reinstalled XP, this was not required.

Thanks for your interest.

Photoguy
 
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Go to the user accounts in the control panel section, and you can change it there so that it doesn't prompt for a log in screen.
 

photoguy

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Bernardo,

I went to Control Panel and then to User Accounts but did not see how to change this. Could you be more specific, please.
Thanks,

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go to Start/Run
type: control userpasswords2
deselect "users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"
 
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