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Windows 7: Login Screen Only Showing One Account

12 Jul 2014   #1
Sciaz

Windows 7
 
 
Login Screen Only Showing One Account

On my computer I have two accounts, Admin and user. Recently, whenever I have started up my computer, all that shows on the login screen is admin. I have to restart it ~50 times to get it to show my personal user account. Any suggestions on how to fix this???

I run Windows 7 home edition.


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12 Jul 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sciaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that the user account hasn't been disabled.

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Jul 2014   #3
Sciaz

Windows 7
 
 

My account is active. I even did the command to confirm it is active still (/net user 'my name' /active:yes). I believe that was it, but I copied it off of the tutorial you linked me. I restarted my computer and, again, only the Admin account is shown.
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12 Jul 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, check Method Two in the tutorial below to see if you have the SpecialAccounts key like at step 5. If you do delete it and see if it's on the log on screen afterwards.

User Account - Hide
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12 Jul 2014   #5
Sciaz

Windows 7
 
 

I checked and I do not have the SpecialAccounts key there. Also, when I booted my computer, I saw my other account and thought it was fixed. I restarted to be sure, and I was back at the admin screen. I now know we haven't fixed it just yet.
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12 Jul 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, you could try doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to hopefully undo and fix it for you.
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