XP Login Problem

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I have WinXP Pro. If I turn my PC on and let it come up to the login prompt (CTRL + ALT + DEL), and then wait for several minutes (maybe 5 minutes, I've never timed it), then try to login, a message flashes on the screen (too fast to catch) and it immediately returns to the CTRL + ALT + DEL. I cannot login in.

If I power up the PC and login as soon as the CTRL + ALT + DEL appears on the screen, I can login fine, no problem. After that I can lock my workstation and unlock it no matter how long I wait.

Has anybody out there ever seen this?
 

sqtman

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jargonize said:
try user accounts in control panel.
What am I supposed to be looking for in user accounts? I have admin rights to this pc, and I didn't see anything in there that had anything to do with my problem. It seems like some kind of timing problem.
 
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Does it work ok if you go into User accounts and Select "Change the way Users Log on" then select "Use the Welcome Screen" ?
 

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I didn't see any of the things you mentioned in Control Panel, user accounts (or anywhere else). Thanks for trying!
 
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It should be on the first screen when you open User accounts from the Control Panel, there should be an option to change the way users Log On.

I have included a screen shot of the first screen.
 

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sqtman

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My User Account pages in Control Panel look nothing like yours. This is a company pc and I'm not a windows guru. My son's pc has what you're showing me - both pc's are running xp pro. I'll have to poke around some more. Maybe it's my windows theme? Thanks for your efforts!!
 
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Ok try looking at your users this way,

Go to Control Panel and click on Administrative Tools then select Local Security Policy then select Account Policies/Account Lockout Policy and see if you can change any of the options here.
 
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