Running xp2 on a laptop It may be a coincidence, but since installing net1.1 I am confronted with a web style dialogue window when I try to shut down/standby/ etc. I've tried a system restore but that hasn't cleared it. I wish to return to what I assume is a classic style. Do I need to uninstall net ? Any ideas anyone ? Thanks in advance
Thanks VoG - I've tried that having searched the problem and found some of your earlier postings, so currently the box is unticked already. When I restarted, windows went into a curious mode of moving the 'window' logo spoadicaly around the screen, so I tried restarting in safe mode but it then started asking me for an administrator password. It didn't accept a blank, but I retyped the user line as john, which does have a blank line for the passworsd and it let me in. I've now removed the net1.1 and a couple of other recent additions, but it is currently stil using these xp style boxes instead of the old ones that I was using.
- Having tried your route once again, and done a little exploring, I discover a source of confusion I may have brought about. Being previously used to 98se, and the possibility of booting up straight into the desktop without the need for any password or username, this was what I meant by the 'classic' appearance. I see from the xp log on options for user accounts that xp shows 'classic' as the very style that has now appeared, and which I wish to bypass. (Unfortunately, I don't want the other option of the 'Welcome screen' either.) This same style now appears when I shut down, as mentioned before, so at least it's consistent, even if consistently a pain. John
Thanks VoG. Cautionary words taken onboard. I'll probably go via the MS knowledge base route after a lot of readinf first. At least I was right in guessing it was the net1.1 that produced the problem. Regards John
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