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Keith
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
When i start my pc it no longer goes to the account page for me to click on
my name, it bypasses that and opens 'my documents' automatically. My question
is twofold. First how do i restore the name page again and second, how do i
stop 'my documents' automatically coming up.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Once logged in, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Look in the right pane for the Userinit value. It should read:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

Including the comma at the end. Of course, if for some reason your XP installation is not on the C: drive, take that into account. If the Userinit value does not read, as shown, double click it and change it. This should take care of your My Documents opening.

To get the Welcome screen to show back up, click Start, Run and enter CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 Check the box Users must enter a username and password.

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Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
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"Keith" <Keith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7EC22556-02A9-46F8-AED0-109BCAFA87E4@microsoft.com...
> When i start my pc it no longer goes to the account page for me to click on
> my name, it bypasses that and opens 'my documents' automatically. My question
> is twofold. First how do i restore the name page again and second, how do i
> stop 'my documents' automatically coming up.

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Keith wrote:

> When i start my pc it no longer goes to the account page for me to click on
> my name, it bypasses that and opens 'my documents' automatically. My question
> is twofold. First how do i restore the name page again and second, how do i
> stop 'my documents' automatically coming up.

1. Go to Start | Run and type in: control userpasswords2 | Ok.

2. On the Users tab, put a check mark in the Users Must Enter A User
Name And Password To Use This Computer check box and then click OK.

You can accomplish the same thing by:

Download and install tweakui for xp and use its auto logon feature.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

Lastly you can add the Dialog box that comes up when running control
userpasswords 2 to the Control Panel with the following tweak:

Add Control User Passwords2 to the Control Panel (Line 1)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Keith
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Doug, thanks for the help. I have lost the 'my documents' on startup but
having follwed your instructions, i am not getting the page with the account
names on, it is completely bypassing that. Have you any other ideas. Keith

"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

> Once logged in, click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT Go to:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>
> Look in the right pane for the Userinit value. It should read:
>
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
>
> Including the comma at the end. Of course, if for some reason your XP installation is not on the C: drive, take that into account. If the Userinit value does not read, as shown, double click it and change it. This should take care of your My Documents opening.
>
> To get the Welcome screen to show back up, click Start, Run and enter CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 Check the box Users must enter a username and password.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "Keith" <Keith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7EC22556-02A9-46F8-AED0-109BCAFA87E4@microsoft.com...
> > When i start my pc it no longer goes to the account page for me to click on
> > my name, it bypasses that and opens 'my documents' automatically. My question
> > is twofold. First how do i restore the name page again and second, how do i
> > stop 'my documents' automatically coming up.
>


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