Account access problem in xp

By madzach2000 ยท 4 replies
Aug 30, 2009
  1. a long time ago i changed the welcome splash screen to look like Vista ; i dont remember much about the steps that i took to do this but i recently created a new user account and when i did so my main administrator account wouldn't show up on the xp welcome screen , i went to the user accounts options menu to find that it wasn't there either so then i went to documents and setting it was there but when i clicked on it it said access is denied which is understandable for security reasons. that night i had a dream that i set my computer to have the classic welcome screen and it made it work. so when i woke up i tried it and sure enough the account that was missing came up and worked. so now my problem is getting it to show up in the modified welcome screen. i dont understand why it is not showing up but it gets annoying having to type in the user name and the password every time i boot xp.
    could it be that it is not working because i modified the welcome screen? if so how do i change it back to normal? if thats not the problem what is?

    thanks for taking the time to read and attempt to help me out

  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Maybe you should go back to sleep and try to dream a fix again!

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist!
  3. madzach2000

    madzach2000 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    huh. that fixed it!
    i got excited for a sec
    so am i making some kind of ***** mistake
    b/c nobody is helping me
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Download tweakui. It installs itself under C:\Windows\system32. Run it to "tweak" a variety of user interface options (that includes the ability to control which users are displayed on the welcome splash screen)
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,130   +982

    IMO, no system should boot directly into any user-login.

    To do so says any intruder from the internet can compromise that account without
    any effort whatsoever.

    All accounts should have a non-trivial password too
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