Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


user sign in problem on startup

  1. #1


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1

    user sign in problem on startup


    Hi, I am having the problem on startup, and it just happened. I saw a folder with the name of a customer on it, and tried to delete it, and couldn't. I got distracted with something else, and forgot about it. Well, I started the computer up today, and it started just fine. Then, doing a network change, a restart was requested. The system then started up with the name of this customer as the user account to log in. There was never any account set up for that name, so there is no login info for it. How can I get the correct user name on the start up screen? There is no option for choosing users at start up. Just the picture, and the user name. HELP!!!
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Oct 2014 at 00:58. Reason: moved to new thread

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Billy,

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if you may have this user account selected in netplwiz. If so, either select another account to have Windows to sign in to automatically at startup, or select to have users must enter a password at startup.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

user sign in problem on startup
Related Threads
How to Require Users to Sign in with User Name and Password in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to require users to enter both a user name and password to sign in to Windows 8 instead of the last user displaying. You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do...
Hi All I have been using 8.1 pro for about 6 months and have a 2nd "family" user account (local standard account). My primary user account functions well and logs/signs out and shuts down within a few seconds as would be expected. However the family account takes towards 10 minutes to do...
Can't sign in to Standard user account in User Accounts and Family Safety
Hello, I just bought my new acer laptop today, and it came with windows 8.1. Right out of the box, I installed the updates and as soon as that was done, I tried to setup a "standard" account, so I'm not surfing the web with admin privs. The problem is, I can make the accounts but I can't log...
Trying to lock down a tablet running Win 8.1 It's set to auto log in so I don't want the user to be able to sign out. Any ideas how to disable or remove it? THanks Chris
Hi Everyone, running into a little issue when deploying Windows 8.1 to a laptop with fingerprint software, not really an issue, more of a behavior I wish to fix up. After deploying Windows 8.1 to the laptop, it is joined to the domain during SCCM deployment, the fingerprint software gets...
I upgraded to Window 8.1 a couple of days ago. Since then, it takes about 5 minutes to sign out or "fast switch" to another user. If I shut down or restart, there is no delay. I have tried disabling startup items, but not sure what else to try. Not sure what other info anyone would need, so just...
Please let me know how to login to IE 10 app in the start screen as a different user?
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook