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pilotsgyde's avatar

Somehow I configured my Toshiba laptop, running Windows XP, not to display the login bar on startup. When i turn it on, the logon screen appears but there's nothing to click. How do I log in to fix it?

Asked by pilotsgyde (5points) July 12th, 2007
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MarkHeftler's avatar

Boot up the computer with a boot disc/cd in the drive. You probably have to hold down a button as well, but I don't know that one off the top of my head (I converted to Apple about a year ago).

mirza's avatar

Run WIndows in safe mode.To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Once in safe mode, you should be login properly. Once logged in, go to control panel

dkillk's avatar

Two things I can think of:

The bottom menu bar may be 0 width. Move cursor to bottom pf screen. It will change to a short vertical arrow. Left click and drag up until menu bar is the width you like and release mouse button.

If menu bar in in auto hide mode it will appear instead of the double headed cursor.

IFluther with iPhone

cableguy's avatar

Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL when the login screen appears. This usually brings up login choices.

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