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Windows 7: Getting past the login screen upon startup.


18 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Getting past the login screen upon startup.

I just signed up so I could ask this question because I'm absolutely stumped. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and recently I've installed VMware to run a virtual machine.

However, since doing so, whenever my computer starts or reboots, it no longer goes to the desktop. Instead, it stays at the login screen. I don't know how to make it not do that. Help me!

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18 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What accounts are shown at the logon screen? Did VMware install a 2nd account for some reason? I use Oracle VirtualBox so am not familiar with VMware.

Boot to Safe Mode and uninstall VMware, see if that helps?
Do a System Restore from Safe Mode to before VMware was installed.
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18 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What accounts are shown at the logon screen? Did VMware install a 2nd account for some reason? I use Oracle VirtualBox so am not familiar with VMware.

Boot to Safe Mode and uninstall VMware, see if that helps?
Do a System Restore from Safe Mode to before VMware was installed.
After reading your post, I input netplwiz and found that VMware was considered an additional user. I've since taken care of the problem. Thank's for aiming me in the right direction in a way!
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18 Jul 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Jaymus, welcome to Seven Forums!


I believe VMware adds a startup entry to the msconfig startup menu that may be causing the issue, while you're in safe mode checking what Ztruker suggests uncheck the entry in msconfig, startup and be sure to post back here keep us informed.


How to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode

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18 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

What did you do to fix it? Might be good info for someone else having a similar problem.

Thanks, glad you go t it fixed.
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