XP Pro SP2 now has Logon Message(long)


G

gram pappy

Several days ago upon reading in a security newsgroup:
"Use two computer accounts. Using separate accounts will protect
against the vast majority of malware. Use a Limited account for all of
your daily work. Use an Administrator account only for administrative
tasks."

I know this is basic old hat but I'm slow. Anyhow I took the plunge and
set up the two accounts.

Orig Administrator account: AEM Changed to: AEM Admin
(with administrator owned files on C:\Documents and Settings\AEM)
Created new Limited account: AEM

I then spent several hours copying needed files such as Start menu,
Boolmarks, Favorites and personal utilities. I plugged alone for
two-three days but the more duplicate files was a PITA. So now to my
'not so bright idea', to get rid of the Limited account using ERDNT to
restore prior to creating the Limited account.

Got rid of Limited account... but XP is confused(so am I) as:
On bootup get two dialog boxes. In the background is a 'Logon to
Windows' box, showing logon as AEM(should be gone?) but I get no
access to it.
In the foreground box labeled 'Logon Message' reads:
"The System could not logon. Make sure your User Name and Domain
are correct, then type your password again. Letters in password must
be typed using correct case." [OK]
Clicking OK, the two boxes disappear and bootup continues normally.

No other computer problems. Any help appreciated. TIA
 
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J

Jason

Do you still have your original accounts? You don't need to add
Administrator as this Administrations account already exists but you should
set a logon password for it. I don't think this account can be deleted under
XP.
 
G

gram pappy

Yes, have all orig accounts. Have not done anything to basic
Administrations account.
I added Admin to name to distinguish one from the other.
--
gram

Jason said:
Do you still have your original accounts? You don't need to add
Administrator as this Administrations account already exists but you
should set a logon password for it. I don't think this account can be
deleted under XP.
set up the two accounts.
Orig Administrator account: AEM Changed to: AEM Admin
Created new Limited account: AEM

I then spent several hours copying needed files such as Start menu,
Boolmarks, Favorites and personal utilities. I plugged alone for
two-three days but the more duplicate files was a PITA. So now to my
'not so bright idea', to get rid of the Limited account using ERDNT
to
restore prior to creating the Limited account.

Got rid of Limited account... but XP is confused(so am I) as:
On bootup get two dialog boxes. In the background is a 'Logon to
Windows' box, showing logon as AEM(should be gone?) but I get no
access to it.
In the foreground box labeled 'Logon Message' reads:
"The System could not logon. Make sure your User Name and Domain
are correct, then type your password again. Letters in password must
be typed using correct case." [OK]
Clicking OK, the two boxes disappear and bootup continues normally.

No other computer problems. Any help appreciated. TIA
 
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G

gram pappy

I have solved my bootup pausing with two dialog boxes problem by
renaming my Administrator account "AEM Admin" back to "AEM".
To clarify, this is not the "Built-in Administrator" account.
Computer running just fine...
 

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