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    i now have to logon (windows XP)

    have i done something to my PC or have i got a virus.
    last week i could turn my PC on and it would atomatically load, now i have to log myself on, why i don't know as i'am the only one using the PC.

    can any one help and suggest what has changed and how to change it back.????

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    Re: i now have to logon (windows XP)

    Try going to Control Panel>User Accounts and click on "change the way users log on and off".
    Check the welcome screen box not classic.
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    Re: i now have to logon (windows XP)

    This can happen if you add a second user account, since the computer no longer knows which user you want automatically logged on.

    Various Microsoft patches have caused this to happen in the past, I can't remember which ones at the moment, but have a look at Control Panel > User Accounts to see what usernames exist.

    StuartR

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    Re: i now have to logon (windows XP)

    And if you're still stuck with it, you can always download the free Microsoft TweakUI and use it to "autologon" for you. TweakUI, along with a number of other goodies, is here: Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

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    Re: i now have to logon (windows XP)

    thank you to all who have taken the trouble to help me , i have now resolved this with your help

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    Re: i now have to logon (windows XP)

    That's good news, thanks for letting us know.

    What was the solution?

    StuartR

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