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Tobyspitz

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I am running Windows XP SP2 and I wish to password protect my computer.
When I go to control panel and select user accounts then change the way to log on and off my system will go straight to my desktop when I switch on and the same when I restart the OS.
I cannot get the welcome screen with my name and password box.
Can anyone shed any light on why my system is doing this.

Toby

PS I have reinstalled XP and I still get the same problem.
 

EAFiedler

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Hi Tobyspitz

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Start > Run
Key in: control userpasswords2

Place a check mark in: Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer
Apply, OK to save and close.

Reboot to test.

Let us know if that works for you or not.
 

Tobyspitz

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EAFiedler said:
Hi Tobyspitz

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Start > Run
Key in: control userpasswords2

Place a check mark in: Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer
Apply, OK to save and close.

Reboot to test.

Let us know if that works for you or not.
Hi EAFieldler,

Brilliant, your suggestion worked for me, all systems are now back to normal. Many thanks

Best Regards,

TobySpitz
 
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