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Old 07. Aug 2010, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question OS Win XP -No user icons on log-on page - can't log-on to sys

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I have an unusual problem with an old Packard Bell PC see specs below.


Packard Bell (NEC) I Media 4606
1 Gb CPU (Intel Celeron)
256 RAM
OS Windows XP (SP2 I think)


Incidentally there is no recovery disc & I don't know if system restore was working correctly at the time this glitch came to light.

The main problem is this, system start-up is OK (if a bit slow) but when the log-on screen appears there are no user log-on icons, not even an admin log-on icon. Has anyone experienced a similar problem before & if so did they find a solution?


By the way I have re-started in last know stable mode etc.


Any help from the talented forum members on this site would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 07. Aug 2010, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When you get to the log on screen press ctrl - alt - delete three times and see if you get the log on icons.

Also, have you tried to boot in Safe Mode and then try system restore from there?
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Old 08. Aug 2010, 12:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the response Deya,

Problem solved, I restarted in safe & managed to access the OS.

I went straight to user acc control & enabled admin account & restarted sys restore which had been disabled. My Papa is now a happy chap & the Grandchildren are now banned from his PC.
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Grandchildren + PC = Safe Mode + System Restore

Forget all you learned at school about Pythagoras. This equation will be of more use to you, and it's easier to remember.
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