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    Question To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    My friend's WinXP Home has this message when booting up:
    To Begin Click On Your User Name

    But there is no User Name or anything else on the screen, no boxes, nothing to click except the option to Shut Down Windows. I have tried pressing Enter, and right and left clicking everywhere on the screen but nothing happens.

    The PC was fine 6 weeks ago but for some strange reason over the summer it has changed. Never was it configured to log on with an Administrator name or other user name. It never did this previously.

    Remember it does not boot up into Windows so we cannot go into the Control Panel, etc.

    What to do? BIOS ? There are no WinXP rescue disks. Thanks.
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    Default Re: To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    gidday,

    The computer may have a partition, that allows for restore or format.

    start the computer, and tap F10.

    cheers,

    Robby

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    Default Re: To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    Try holding down CTRL+ALT and press DEL twice.
    That should bring up a login screen.
    Put in the username you were using originally or try Administrator or Owner if you don't remember what the username was.

    You may have to do this in Safe Mode

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    Default Re: To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    #2's a bit extreme as you may end up wiping the sytsem .......have you tried tapping F8 key at boot (repeatedly) till you get the menu screen then try 'last known good configuration' or 'safe mode' ?......test these please and report back
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    Default Re: To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    if all of those fail you could try accessing your system with knoppix. wont help you fix it but at least you can save your files and stuff

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    Default Re: To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    Quote Originally Posted by CYaBro View Post
    Try holding down CTRL+ALT and press DEL twice.
    That should bring up a login screen.
    That worked. Thanks CYaBro. Strange though because there was never a password on the PC - it just went straight into the desktop with no logon.

    Unfortunately the third time we booted the PC, the screen went blank. It worked fine during two reboots. I did notice that the screen flickered a couple of times when all was working OK, so I checked the connections and found that everything was tight and OK.

    So now we have a blank screen while the PC box makes the usual noises booting up and the light blinks indicating the usual hard drive activity. Maybe it is a weird coicidence that the screen (an old 17 in CRT) suddenly went bust but I don't think so because we did see an 'error message' on the screen saying "No Signal Input".

    What else could be the problem? Would replacing the CMOS battery help?
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    Default Re: To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    Does the screen display the normal boot up info, memory test, Windows XP Logo with bar moving across the bottom?

    If not then it could be a faulty screen or graphics card.
    If it is then try boot in Safe Mode by pressing F8 before Windows XP starts to load.

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    Default Re: To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    Quote Originally Posted by CYaBro View Post
    Does the screen display the normal boot up info, memory test, Windows XP Logo with bar moving across the bottom?
    I guess instead of writing a 'blank' screen I should have put 'dead'.
    There is nothing - as if the screen was not turned on at all. But the power light is on showing that the monitor is getting juice, and once the error message (from the monitor, not the PC) appeared as stated above.
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    Default Re: To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    Don't have another monitor handy you can test on the machine?

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    Default Re: To Begin Click On Your User Name - ????

    Is the PC actually booting though?

    Try the Caps Lock key, it should toggle Caps Lock on and off each press.

    If that does not work, then the reason for "no signal" is "no boot"

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