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Windows 7: "Other User" option during login disappeared

20 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
"Other User" option during login disappeared

Hello all,

I am running Windows 7 on my work Macbook Pro. I had everything working perfectly fine and the only thing I was having issues with was trying to setup a second monitor to output the VM to. So I would run VM Fusion to run the instance of Windows 7, and was wanting to output Windows 7 to a second monitor as well. After everything I tried, I couldn't get it to work.

The last thing that I tried was to install VMTools for Windows 7 to see if this would help out. After I installed that, it requested to reboot, so I did, and it would then just get stuck in a BSOD loop. I didn't grab the code, but I did go into Startup Repair and attempted to do a restore and the only restore point that I had with it was from 8/1 which was the day that I receive the laptop. No other restore points were available.

So at that point, I loaded up in Safe Mode and made a change within VMTools (I think it was regarding disabling the Guest Account?). I restarted and I was able to boot back up, but it was no longer showing the option for "Other User", and when I attempt to login to the account, it's not using my current domain password. But instead, it is using my original password that I had setup on the LOCAL account. So now it's defaulting to the LOCAL account and not giving me the option to login to my domain account.

So when I login to my LOCAL account, of course none of my programs are showing, and my desktop is clean like it was just turned on from the factory. I can navigate to C:\Users\ and I can still see my domain account here, bjreid (local account), bjreid.BIZ (domain account), Guest, and Public folders are listed.

I know this was a lot to read through, but wanted to give the full story if I could...

My question there ANY way to bring the "Other Users" option back on the login screen to see if I can even login to my domain account?

I did find on here the tutorial to allow the classic username/password option, but when I enter biz\bjreid, and my password, it's still thinking it's my local account, rather than my domain account.

Any suggestion would be appreciated! I may just end up having to reload the VM for the 3rd time.

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