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March 21, 2005 3:43:03 PM

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After entering user name and password, the computer freezes but ctrl-alt-del
does active the task manager. Users with admin rights can log in fine.
I've tried copying a working profile to the default user but it didn't work.
Also provided appropriate rights to winnt dir. Any thoughts? I had this
problem many years ago but cannot remember how to remedy beyond reinstalling
the OS.

TIA

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Anonymous
March 21, 2005 5:30:14 PM

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Check that explorer.exe is the default shell to start. Look at the Reg_Sz
string value of;
"Shell"="Explorer.exe"
found at
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

The profile may also be corrupt or these may help you.


No Desktop or Blank Desktop After Logging On to Windows 2000 (Q256194)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q256194

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q292/1...

What an In-Place Windows 2000 Upgrade Changes and What It Does Not Change
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q306952

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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"todd" wrote:
| After entering user name and password, the computer freezes but
ctrl-alt-del
| does active the task manager. Users with admin rights can log in fine.
| I've tried copying a working profile to the default user but it didn't
work.
| Also provided appropriate rights to winnt dir. Any thoughts? I had this
| problem many years ago but cannot remember how to remedy beyond
reinstalling
| the OS.
|
| TIA
March 21, 2005 5:30:15 PM

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Thanks Dave for your suggestions. Looks like an in-place upgrade is required.


"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> Check that explorer.exe is the default shell to start. Look at the Reg_Sz
> string value of;
> "Shell"="Explorer.exe"
> found at
> HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>
> The profile may also be corrupt or these may help you.
>
>
> No Desktop or Blank Desktop After Logging On to Windows 2000 (Q256194)
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q256194
>
> How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade of Windows 2000
> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q292/1...
>
> What an In-Place Windows 2000 Upgrade Changes and What It Does Not Change
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q306952
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "todd" wrote:
> | After entering user name and password, the computer freezes but
> ctrl-alt-del
> | does active the task manager. Users with admin rights can log in fine.
> | I've tried copying a working profile to the default user but it didn't
> work.
> | Also provided appropriate rights to winnt dir. Any thoughts? I had this
> | problem many years ago but cannot remember how to remedy beyond
> reinstalling
> | the OS.
> |
> | TIA
>
>
>
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Anonymous
March 21, 2005 6:34:16 PM

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You're welcome.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"todd" wrote:
| Thanks Dave for your suggestions. Looks like an in-place upgrade is
required.
March 22, 2005 1:11:04 PM

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Well, the in-place upgrade didn't work. Since users with admin rights can
logon fine... it must be something with the rights. I may end up having to do
a fresh install - yuck!


"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> You're welcome.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "todd" wrote:
> | Thanks Dave for your suggestions. Looks like an in-place upgrade is
> required.
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 12:19:50 AM

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What happens if you logon as a new user? (create a new account in 'Users and
Passwords').

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"todd" wrote:
| Well, the in-place upgrade didn't work. Since users with admin rights can
| logon fine... it must be something with the rights. I may end up having to
do
| a fresh install - yuck!
March 24, 2005 7:31:03 PM

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Dave - whether new user or current user gets the blank screen after logon.
Again, users w/ admin rights works fine.

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> What happens if you logon as a new user? (create a new account in 'Users and
> Passwords').
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "todd" wrote:
> | Well, the in-place upgrade didn't work. Since users with admin rights can
> | logon fine... it must be something with the rights. I may end up having to
> do
> | a fresh install - yuck!
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 12:13:23 AM

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This article may help. The permissions are probably incorrect on \Documents
and Settings and sub folders.

How to Restore the Default NTFS Permissions for Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=266118

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"todd" wrote:
| Dave - whether new user or current user gets the blank screen after logon.
| Again, users w/ admin rights works fine.
March 28, 2005 4:41:03 PM

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Dave-That worked! Much appreciated!
I was wondering how to restore rights without re-installing. I believe my
problem was within the registry. Anyway, assuming I'll remember - restoring
default rights is a quicker method.

"Dave Patrick" wrote:

> This article may help. The permissions are probably incorrect on \Documents
> and Settings and sub folders.
>
> How to Restore the Default NTFS Permissions for Windows 2000
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=266118
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "todd" wrote:
> | Dave - whether new user or current user gets the blank screen after logon.
> | Again, users w/ admin rights works fine.
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 12:35:07 AM

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Glad to hear it worked. You're welcome.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"todd" wrote:
| Dave-That worked! Much appreciated!
| I was wondering how to restore rights without re-installing. I believe my
| problem was within the registry. Anyway, assuming I'll remember -
restoring
| default rights is a quicker method.
!