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Windows 7: Windows 7 logon annoyance requires me to click 'Switch User'

23 Apr 2011   #1
kallist0

Widows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Windows 7 logon annoyance requires me to click 'Switch User'

Hello,

For about a month now, I have had this Widows 7 logon annoyance: Sometimes this annoying glitch occurs which won't allow me to login to my account even though I have entered the password correctly; I have to click the Switch User button and then the 'logged in' account. My laptop is set to stay on when I close the lid; I normally ctrl-alt-del and close the lid. A solution would be most appreciated.


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23 Apr 2011   #2
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kallist0 View Post
Hello,

For about a month now, I have had this Widows 7 logon annoyance: Sometimes this annoying glitch occurs which won't allow me to login to my account even though I have entered the password correctly; I have to click the Switch User button and then the 'logged in' account. My laptop is set to stay on when I close the lid; I normally ctrl-alt-del and close the lid. A solution would be most appreciated.
Why are you Ctrl+Alt+Del before you close the lid? Why not just shut the system down when you know you are not going to use it for a period of time?
Why not set it to go into hibernate at the lid closing? Which I never do, I'm a shut down type of person or just leave it running.
Is there only one user account on your notebook? And is it a Admin account or do you have 2 accounts, one Admin and the other a standard user?
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23 Apr 2011   #3
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

have u tried getting it to auto login every time....

start>run>control userpasswords2>click your username>untick top box>click ok

also check power settings to 'require password on wakeup'
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23 Apr 2011   #4
kallist0

Widows 7 64-Bit
 
 

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have u tried getting it to auto login every time....

start>run>control userpasswords2>click your username>untick top box>click ok

also check power settings to 'require password on wake-up'
I don't want to auto login to my computer. My computer isn't going into sleep or hibernation, by choice. My notebook is in 'always on' mode when plugged in; it never powers down, goes to sleep, or hibernates; Nothing happens when I close my laptop, whether or not I was logged in or out at the time, again by choice.

My problem is that for a about a month now, when I log back into my notebook, after ctrl-alt-del and selecting 'lock this computer', I sometimes can't log back into my notebook from the 'locked' screen; I have to click the 'Switch User', select the 'logged in' account and then enter my password.
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23 Apr 2011   #5
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kallist0 View Post
I don't want to auto login to my computer. My computer isn't going into sleep or hibernation, by choice. My notebook is in 'always on' mode when plugged in; it never powers down, goes to sleep, or hibernates; Nothing happens when I close my laptop, whether or not I was logged in or out at the time, again by choice.

My problem is that for a about a month now, when I log back into my notebook, after ctrl-alt-del and selecting 'lock this computer', I sometimes can't log back into my notebook from the 'locked' screen; I have to click the 'Switch User', select the 'logged in' account and then enter my password.
Well then at some point there seems to be another user logged on. that is why it's not accepting your password and you have to select Switch User.

Have you run a malware scan recently? Do you have any type of backup that is set to run after a period of inactivity. that could be logged in as the backup operator.
Just poking at straws.
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