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XP, Welcome screen missing, cannot logon

Q: XP, Welcome screen missing, cannot logon

When i boot up the system hangs at the blue windows xp screen, the 'Windows is starting' is missing and it goes no further, the logon screen does not appear so i can't get in. I have recovery console on and i can get into the drive by booting in from another drive/operating system. how can i rectify the problem?


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A: XP, Welcome screen missing, cannot logon

have you tried firing up your syystem and hitting F8 on your keyboard to get into "safe mode " ?
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A:Logon prompt screen missing

Run a search for


If you don't have that on yourcomputer anymore, that's the problem. Just download a fresh copy by searching
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A:Missing all user icons at logon screen!

The recovery partition is usually booted if you press one of the F keys during startup and to make the recovery disks work you have to start the computer up with the first one you made in the Cd drive. (So that it will boot from the CD)

Also I don't know why you would have 2 Accounts unless you have a 5 year old that gets on the computer too. I would just have one account that is admin but thats just me.
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A:Missing all user icons at logon screen!

Sony VAIO. Typical problem. You need to call their tech support if still under warranty. If out of warranty, reinstall the 8 disc recovery set.
It may be a spyware, trojan, or virus problem, but that is not helpful if you cannot boot up to fix it.
The Sony VAIO does not allow a Windows XP repair... only recovery or restore of the original install set... so you may be forced to reformat and reinstall.
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A:User login profiles missing from screen, but still able to logon

Hello JC, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help fix this for you.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User

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So you are able to run the machine  using PS2 keyboard and mouse.
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Its ok, managed to get it working, seemed to work when i did it again, strange. No blank picture frame now, just a customised "picture frame" that appears prior to logon, just what I was after. Hope this helps anyone else trying to achieve this.
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There are some links in this thread which may be of help - Remove the Login Screen Icon

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A:XP Does not get to Welcome logon screen, unable to logon

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A:xp logon missing

If you disabled the account it will not show up in the Normal Users Accounts or UserPasswords2. From Userpasswords2 click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Advanced button. Then open up the users folder.

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A:Windows XP missing Logon / unable to log on

<<I have rebuilt the windows install- didn't work.>>It helps if we know exactly what you did and did not do.Whatever "rebuilding the windows install" might's not necessarily an effective solution for every computer situation. In fact, it's quite ineffective when confronted with hardware and malware situations.Did you run the correct respective hard drive diagnostic, downloadable from the hard drive manufacturer's website?Louis
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Ok, there are a few things to check:

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Quote: Originally Posted by absorba

Hello everyone.

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A:XP Logon Screen

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Sorry my bad english.


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Hello bladecontas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could use the same tutorial for Windows 7 below to fix this in Windows 8.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
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You may be able to do a System Restore using a restore point dated before this problem instead to fix it.

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After turning off the Guest account, it should remove it from Advanced User Accounts after closing and reopening.

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are you or have you recently become part of a network domain? as this feature is unavailable when part of a domain.
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Yes. You could set Windows to log on to your account automatically at startup. Log On Automatically at Startup
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Quote: Originally Posted by pajolool

1 month ago, i've installed windows 7 and i'm lovin it.
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This worked for Vista but i haven't tried it for w7 yet

here are just few simple basic tricks for customizing logon in vista

open Authui.dll

changing text colors:
go to
UIFILE > 11000

User Name : Line 451
Status Text: Line 466
Connect Message: Line 60
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line it shoud look like this: foreground = "white"
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user list:
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UIFILE > 11000
line 112

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line it shoud look like this:

<element resid="UserListTemplate" height="475rp" sheet="UsersStyle" layoutpos="client" layout="filllayout()">
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value for hight looks like this:

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line it shoud look like this:

<element resid="UserListTemplate" height="475" sheet="UsersStyle" layoutpos="client" layout="filllayout()">
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i just added Width="480rp" value before height, yes is that simple
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value for hight looks like this:

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changing size of user list will also affect password entering page!!!
i recomend minimum width and height of 330rp

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go to
UIFILE > 11000
line 75

change size:

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size of User picture on entering password page

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go to
line 570 and 571

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width = "190rp"
height = "190rp"
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go to line 584
line shoud look like this

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change 32rp

change size of user picture
go to
line 654 and 655

lines shoud look like this

width = "126rp"
height = "126rp"
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You will also need to change size of picture overlay (Bitmap 11142) image !!!


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go to
line 110
line shoud look like this

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go to
line 746
line shoud look like this

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how margins work Left, Top, Right, Bottom

Password entering field:
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709: height of password field image
711: margins of password field image (margin = "rect(Left, Top, Right, Bottom)")
712: defines margins where the password entering field will be based on background
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enable bitmap 11115:

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click start and in the search box, type msconfig and press Enter. Now in the System Configuration Utility, click Boot, check NO GUI BOOT and click Apply and OK. Restart.

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