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Starting computer has bypassed normal login process

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    Starting computer has bypassed normal login process

    I've just had a panic call from a friend. Booting his PC would normally take him to the user name/password screen. Tonight it has gone straight to Windows 8 but all of his normal programs/icons/favourites have gone. Umpteen restarts do the same thing. While taking him through the user access screens over the phone, it seems his username/account is still there. He says there is no switch user/log off on the start/shutdown button.

    Any suggestions what may have happened and how to resolve this?


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  2. #2

    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    While I have no idea of possible causes, can the user F8 into Safe Mode, then into Safe Mode with Networking?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Starting computer has bypassed normal login process
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