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Windows logon help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JD, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. JD

    JD Flightless Bird

    I boot the the logon screen, with Owner and Guest User. Every now and then,
    when logged off and awakening from Standby, I cannot get the flashing cursor
    in the Owner logon box. The only remedy is to reboot. I wonder why this
    happens and whether there is some keystroke combination I can use to allow
    me to enter my logon password.
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    JD wrote:
    > I boot the the logon screen, with Owner and Guest User. Every now
    > and then, when logged off and awakening from Standby, I cannot get
    > the flashing cursor in the Owner logon box. The only remedy is to
    > reboot. I wonder why this happens and whether there is some
    > keystroke combination I can use to allow me to enter my logon
    > password.


    Not enough information.

    Could be anything from a bum driver, bad hardware, slow-to-wake up software,
    etc.

    Make sure you have the latest hardware device drivers for your computer -
    may even want to update the system BIOS to the latest version. (You would
    get all that from the computer manufacturer/hardware manufacturer(s) web
    site(s).)

    Uninstall any unused software.

    What OS do you have? Windows XP ______ Edition with Service Pack _, __-bit?

    What antivirus software do you use? (Manufacturer and version.)

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. aeroloose

    aeroloose Flightless Bird

    On 7/24/2010 1:50 PM, JD wrote:
    > I boot the the logon screen, with Owner and Guest User. Every now and then,
    > when logged off and awakening from Standby, I cannot get the flashing cursor
    > in the Owner logon box. The only remedy is to reboot. I wonder why this
    > happens and whether there is some keystroke combination I can use to allow
    > me to enter my logon password.
    >
    >


    I had this issue on my XP box years ago, and noticed that it
    went away after I installed a small MS program called "User
    Profile Hive Cleanup Service." I used UPHCS to solve an
    unrelated issue, and later noticed that my hang-ups
    disappeared. Perhaps whatever issue that made shutdown
    problematic also contributed to the restart problem. No
    guarantee it'll work for you, but it's worth a try.

    Aero
     
  4. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    "JD" <erehwon@example.com> wrote in message
    news:-Oa8G7i1KLHA.5424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I boot the the logon screen, with Owner and Guest User. Every now and then,
    >when logged off and awakening from Standby, I cannot get the flashing
    >cursor in the Owner logon box. The only remedy is to reboot. I wonder why
    >this happens and whether there is some keystroke combination I can use to
    >allow me to enter my logon password.
    >


    You might find the cursor moves with the shift key and registers in the box
    with the space bar; if not you might try ctrl alt del twice (my account is
    hidden and that is how I sign in, but it only works once, so if the laptop
    is allowed to sleep I too have to restart to get back in: my solution is to
    turn off hibernation/sleep)

    S
     
  5. JD

    JD Flightless Bird

    OS: Windows XP Home, Version 2002, Service Pack 3
    A-V: Microsoft Security Essentials (updated daily)
    Everything else works flawlessly.

    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-Oe3QXj2KLHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > JD wrote:
    >> I boot the the logon screen, with Owner and Guest User. Every now
    >> and then, when logged off and awakening from Standby, I cannot get
    >> the flashing cursor in the Owner logon box. The only remedy is to
    >> reboot. I wonder why this happens and whether there is some
    >> keystroke combination I can use to allow me to enter my logon
    >> password.

    >
    > Not enough information.
    >
    > Could be anything from a bum driver, bad hardware, slow-to-wake up
    > software, etc.
    >
    > Make sure you have the latest hardware device drivers for your computer -
    > may even want to update the system BIOS to the latest version. (You would
    > get all that from the computer manufacturer/hardware manufacturer(s) web
    > site(s).)
    >
    > Uninstall any unused software.
    >
    > What OS do you have? Windows XP ______ Edition with Service Pack _,
    > __-bit?
    >
    > What antivirus software do you use? (Manufacturer and version.)
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
     
  6. JD

    JD Flightless Bird

    I used the UPHCS for a long while but after removing Ad-Aware I no longer
    needed it. I don't have a shut-down problem now. Just with logging on after
    standby.
    "aeroloose" <aeroloose@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:8b0vsuF9jgU1@mid.individual.net...
    > On 7/24/2010 1:50 PM, JD wrote:
    >> I boot the the logon screen, with Owner and Guest User. Every now and
    >> then,
    >> when logged off and awakening from Standby, I cannot get the flashing
    >> cursor
    >> in the Owner logon box. The only remedy is to reboot. I wonder why this
    >> happens and whether there is some keystroke combination I can use to
    >> allow
    >> me to enter my logon password.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I had this issue on my XP box years ago, and noticed that it went away
    > after I installed a small MS program called "User Profile Hive Cleanup
    > Service." I used UPHCS to solve an unrelated issue, and later noticed
    > that my hang-ups disappeared. Perhaps whatever issue that made shutdown
    > problematic also contributed to the restart problem. No guarantee it'll
    > work for you, but it's worth a try.
    >
    > Aero
     
  7. JD

    JD Flightless Bird

    I have hibernation turned off, but I do use standby. Normally the welcome
    screen reappears immediately and the flashing cursor is in position. It is
    only occasionally that I cannot enter my password or get the cursor into the
    logon box.
    You say "If the laptop is allowed to sleep, I too have to restart to get
    back in." I do not have a laptop, but I am wondering whether if the Guest
    User allows the computer to go into standby (without logging off), it might
    be a "default" Windows behavior to require the Guest User to log back on.
    I have tried the shift key, but not the space bar or CtrlAltDel. Thanks for
    the input.

    "Spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i2fkma$7oc$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "JD" <erehwon@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:-Oa8G7i1KLHA.5424@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>I boot the the logon screen, with Owner and Guest User. Every now and
    >>then, when logged off and awakening from Standby, I cannot get the
    >>flashing cursor in the Owner logon box. The only remedy is to reboot. I
    >>wonder why this happens and whether there is some keystroke combination I
    >>can use to allow me to enter my logon password.
    >>

    >
    > You might find the cursor moves with the shift key and registers in the
    > box with the space bar; if not you might try ctrl alt del twice (my
    > account is hidden and that is how I sign in, but it only works once, so if
    > the laptop is allowed to sleep I too have to restart to get back in: my
    > solution is to turn off hibernation/sleep)
    >
    > S
    >
     
  8. aeroloose

    aeroloose Flightless Bird

    On 7/24/2010 7:07 PM, JD wrote:
    > I used the UPHCS for a long while but after removing Ad-Aware I no longer
    > needed it. I don't have a shut-down problem now. Just with logging on after
    > standby.


    Understood. It can't hurt to try it again, though. If no
    joy, remove it.

    Aero
     

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