Administrator problem

By charpis ·
Hello all
My computer, running WinXP SP2, has just recently started logging in as Administrator and then I have to log off, click switch Users and select My Normal login.The Control panel, User accounts shows : My Name - Computer Administrator, Administrator as Computer administrator, Guest account is off
By selecting ?Change the way users login /logoff? and unticking either ?Use welcome screen? or ?Use fast switching? I get the message ?Fast switching cannot be turned off while multiple users are logged in?. How can I change to MY Normal logon as before. Could this inconvenience be due to recent updates?
Can anyone help please.

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control userpasswords2

by Pecotrain100 In reply to Administrator problem

This is a double post but eres the answer anyway

There are two options

1. Disable the automatic login and prompt users to type there username and password for access

2.Change the default profile that windows automatically loads into.

First of all carry out the following steps.

Completely restart your PC (this will ensure no two users are logged on at the one time)
Allow it to log on automatically with whatever user account it chooses to do so with.
Do not switch user or log off.
Simply click on

and type in the following, exactly as shown here:

control userpasswords2

This will open a user account page similar to that of windows 2000. It is from here that you can set up either one of the options I described previously

Option 1 - Disable the automatic login

Simply tick the box next to "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"

Option 2 - Change the user that automatically loads

Simply tick the box next to "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"

and then UNTICK IT
press "Apply"
and the fill in the username and password box for the account that you would like windows to asssume, allways uses the PC.

This will fix your issue just a shame you have had to wait a while for a responce.


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Administrative new problem

by charpis In reply to control userpasswords2

Pc running winxp will not boot after trying to clear Administrator problem as suggested by Peco Jan 28th 2007.Now unable start in Safe mode,unable start via WinXP CD,and via Win98SE startup disk saying 'invalid drive specification'when chaging A: to C:.Help is urgently required .

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administrator new problem

by charpis In reply to control userpasswords2

Thanks PECO, problem solved.The problem was that pc was stuck in "Windows is starting" blue window which was hiding another window
"Log on message" saying 'The system could not log you on....'.I did manage to see it after restarting and pressing "Pause".Then I clicked the new window Ok and pc asked me to login.After that all was ok, thanks to you and Techrepublic Forum.

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