Login Password Box No Longer Displays @ Boot

October 6, 2009 at 05:06:02
Specs: Windows XP

I'm not exactly sure when or how it happened, but I no longer have the password prompt box displayed @ login next to User Icon. I can click user name (only 1) and it pops up and I can enter it and login, but it isn't the way it was prior to doing updates, etc.

Has anyone else had this strange behaviour and if so, is there a fix to get it back to default behaviour because I can't find anything on the web addresseing this odd behaviour on a fresh install with full updates?


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October 6, 2009 at 05:26:34
I am not sure if I have ever seen such old behaviour before.
At login, I hit the TAB key twice, for the box to show.

I think that, and I know ASP.Net account showing in Control Panel's User Account prevents Automatic login.

If you have Net Framework 1.1 in Add/Remove Programs, then you have to Update it here ---
The Welcome to Windows screen appears when you start Windows XP after you install the .NET Framework 1.1
That fix may fix your login box.

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October 6, 2009 at 08:04:52
I have all Net frameworks installed and updated, so what next?

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October 7, 2009 at 06:33:32
OK, just for you, I have gone into Control Panel's User Accounts, and Deleted ASP.Net User Account.

Then did Windows Logo key + L to check for an open box. Mine was open.

I then Restarted. Logon box was open again. No Starting problems.

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October 8, 2009 at 17:11:36
Thank you O great Gold one, BUT :) I run IIS and it "needs" it.
I was already researching that road prior to your reply and just
got confirmation that it is a needed acct. if you're working with
.Net framework projects or running IIS specifically for security
reason's (which I am doing the later).

Please see the following for details:


Soooo, I disabled the account as apposed to deleting it as
you so impetueosly suggested so as not to be crying in my
beer should I need it and I'm glad I DIDN'T follow your advice
or I would have had to do a complete reinstall and all Net
framework versions. Needless to say disabling the acct. had no effect and the login password box is still not displayed. :(

Let's keep looking because there has to be a solution that
works and doesn't break the user security need for
development or IIS usage. And I do appreciate your time and
effort, just make sure you do what I did by making sure you
won't break something important and causing users many
hours of repairs and re-installations. ok. ;)


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