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    Switched on Guest account but the Guest screen blinks

    I switched on the Guest Account, and then logged out, and logged in as Guest -- but the screen started flashing, and wouldn't stop. So, I deleted it, rebooted, set it up again, rebooted, and tried to log in again. I can get into the account, but it flashes and is unusable. My other accounts work fine.

    This is with Build 10122.

    Anybody else have this issue?

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    I have not activated the Guest account.

    However, see if there is anything at guest account windows 10 in the Insider Preview forum.

    Joe

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    I'm wondering if the guest account does not have sufficient rights concerning some program? Just a wild guess question.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    Thanks Joe. Nothing there though.

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    Roland this looks like some type of hardware driver conflict issue. It isn't critical as yet...I'll just wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Roland this looks like some type of hardware driver conflict issue. It isn't critical as yet...I'll just wait and see. Chuck
    Ahhh, this is much better description of what I was thinking: a program clashing with a driver.
    Chuck - your idea sounds way better than mine
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    I enabled my Guest account and was able to log in with no issues so it must be something with your setup. If possible, try logging in to the gust account and setup a clean boot. If that's not feasible, setup a clean boot in your normal account and try switching to a guest account.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135/

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    Jerry, I booted into my 'normal' account, and then ran msconfig and turned off all startups, and then switched to the guest account -- same problem. I tried deleting the guest account and resetting it up, but the same issue.

    There must be something corrupted that doesn't get deleted when I remove the Guest account. What the heck might that be, and where?

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    You might try turning off all the non Microsoft services in MSconfig as well.

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    Jerry, how can I do that for the guest if I cannot get in? If I turn them off in my "normal" account, that won't turn them off for the guest account, will it?

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    Turning them off in the normal account turns them off in the guest account for me. It won't hurt to try it and reboot even though it may not solve your problem. Did you reboot after disabling the startup items in msconfig? If not, disable both the startup items and non Microsoft services, reboot and try to log into the guest account.

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    Jerry, I tried that and it didn't help. Same problem. Also, I had forgotten to mention:

    Every time I try to log into Guest, I get the "Preparing Windows" message, and it's a LONG (10 minute) process. That cannot possibly be right. I have been setting up the Guest account all along, and it's just recently that I noticed the problem.

    Sigh...

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    Yes, the "Preparing Windows" message should only appear once. Can you set up a new account that is a member of the Users group?

    Jerry

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    Jerry, that account set up fine, and the startup went without issue. So is it the built in Guest? How would I fix THAT?

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    Try creating a new account and add it to the Guest group.

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