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Windows XP Welcome screen

By leeprint ·
Something I installed disabled the Windows XP Welcome screen and fast user switching and has disabled my ability to turn it back on as well (it's all greyed out in the "Select logon and logoff options" in User Accounts). I'm sure it's either a policy setting or a reg hack, but don't know where to look.
How do I get back the original Welcome and log-out Screen?

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Do you know what you installed that caused it?

by Slayer_ In reply to Windows XP Welcome screen

Maybe try a system restore back to when it still worked.

If you have no restore points, uninstalling a service pack (SP3 for example) can cause a large rollback on your computer. (including wrecking programs installed after you updated to SP3) Then just let windows update reinstall it.

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Don't remember

by leeprint In reply to Do you know what you inst ...

It is sometime ago when this happened, even then I did't know what did it. The error message says the program which made the change is associated with "msgina.dll".

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msgina controls logon

by seanferd In reply to Don't remember

How a program can be "associated" (like a program is associated with a file extension?) is confusing.

Obviously, the app is meant to change, modify, or replace the normal logon. Turn off the association or get rid of it, or reset this according to my other post.

If you are getting an error message, you have to know which program it is. Sounds a bit more like malware now.

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It may be a security program.

by seanferd In reply to Windows XP Welcome screen

Look in the settings of whatever it is you may have installed. Security apps might do this because requiring the "old style" logon is more secure.

Windows settings:
XP Pro:
gpedit.msc → Local computer policy → computer configuration → Administrative templates & rarr; System → Logon Your settings are here.

(This is also configurable per user under the User configuration tree.)

XP Home:
I think the entries would be here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

I'll have to re-check that to be sure.

yep -
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System!LogonType

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