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user account does not appear on regular startup

By bluespiano ·
I have Windows XP. Recently, I created a new user account. My old account, Administrator, now no longer appears on a regular startup. However, it does appear in Safe Mode. What is the problem and what is the solution?

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by seanferd In reply to user account does not app ...

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Is the new account also an admin account? I can't say for sure, but it seems to me that the default admin account generally does disappear from the welcome screen once you create another - or possibly because you use the welcome screen at all.
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2006/08/02/display-administrator-account-on-windows-xp-welcome-screen/
http://www.google.com/search?q=show+default+admin+account+at+welcome+screen

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