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Task Manager loads upon startup

Posted on 2003-03-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
when i start up my PC, after my system POSTs, i get the window which prompts me for a user name and password. we haven't set up any settings for both so i just click ok. after that, i get a black screen and the system freezes unless i hit on ctrl+alt+del. this brings up the task manager. i have to choose a new task and type in the location of my windows explorer before i could reach my desktop. how could i fix this and get to my desktop the normal way?..... help please!
Question by:comp_newbie
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skipsey earned 240 total points
ID: 8078964
Hi there,

firstly I would try this. Once you're in Windows go to

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Users and Passwords

and UNcheck the box that says 'Users must enter a username and password to use this computer'

Reboot the machine and see what happens.

If your hanging problem continues you might want to boot using the Windows 2000 disk and run the Emergency Repair tool, just let it use the automatic repair function.

As an afterthought you might want to minimise the number of application which are started at login. Go to your startup folders in Documents and Settings (the All Users, Default User and Administrator folders) and remove anything that you don't really need to have starting up at login.

Hope this helps,


Author Comment

ID: 8079032
thanks skipsey! i'll definitely try that one out. get back to you if anything comes out of it....
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No Desktop or Blank Desktop After Logging On to Windows 2000

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thanks lots!

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