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Unable to login a standard user on my Windows 8.1 PC

  1. #11

    Posts : 1
    win 8.1

    same issue cant use standard user accounts

    same issue with my Win 8.1 - cant login with newly created standard or child account, login keep looping back to login screen.

    This is a major flaw that originated after upgrading from Win 8 to 8.1

    Its been 5+ months and no fix from MS !! ridiculous

    Quote Originally Posted by green92 View Post
    I have exactly the same issues. I followed all the directions described in this post and no result.
    In my case, only my account shows up (with admin privileges). Neither guest, regular accounts nor admin account appears on the logon screen. I do not have the back arrow either.
    There is no way I have to restore my system to a previous version. Such an issue should not occur, and I cannot believe 30 years of Windows development still leads to reset a system with this kind of basic issue.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Exactly the same issue, any idea of a fix?
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  3. #13

    Standard user login solved (for me)

    It appears this often happens when OEM's change the userinit key in the registry, this is what worked for me:

    This issue occurs if the Userinit key in the Windows registry has been modified. Navigate to the following registry.
    Backup the registry: How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    In the right pane, find the value Userinit, make sure its data is: C:\Windows\System32\userinit.exe
    If the issue persists, please check if any event is logged regarding this issue. Also try to run System File Checker.
    To get to event viewer in Windows 8.1:
    a. Go to the Start Screen. Type in Event Viewer.
    b. This will bring up the Event Viewer box. Click to open the event viewer.
    c. In the left pane, expand out Windows Logs.
    d. Click on Application log. Highlight the first event in the log and use your arrow keys to scroll down. Most of your event will be Information. You may see Yellow Warnings or Red Errors. If you see a red error, you can double click on it to bring it up and copy the contents to a document.
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