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    Log on problem/hang (xp pro sp2)

    Greetings All

    I have a new R61i Thinkpad, win xp pro sp 2, core 2 duo 1.66ghz, 1 gig memory. In setting it up I added a password to the default admin account on the first startup, then created two password protected users, one admin and one limited. I then adjusted view and performance settings, updated windows, set up base software and home networking. I did not make any changes to the log-in procedure that I am aware of.

    Now when I start the machine, as the screen first goes from black to blue I get the- "Log on to Windows" box with User Name: Administrator, and Password: (blank), covered with an error message that says- "The system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct, then type your password again." I cant access the Log on box because of the error message.

    When I OK the error, they both go away and the welcome screen appears where I can log on to either of my users with no problem. Occasionally this message seems to just flash by and I get the "Windows is starting up..." blue screen, but no users and it just hangs there. I have to force a shut down and start again. I have gone back and forth with using the welcome screen or not at login and it does not change the situation. I have glanced at the BIOS settings and did not see anything obvious to change, also there is a lot of Lenovo software on the machine, and I don't know if any of it has any bearing on the login, I haven't looked into that yet.

    I am hoping I am missing something simple in windows here and it is an easy fix.

    Thanks, Dave Parker

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    Re: Log on problem/hang (xp pro sp2)

    You probably have some service or task starting at boot time that tries to run using the builtin administrator account but does not have the password setup. You can use the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> AutoRuns for Windows to find out what gets started when you boot the system.

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