win xp home logon


Old 06-06-06, 08:37 PM
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win xp home logon

hi there, i got a comp with win xp home. installed pc anywhere and it now asks to key in `ctrl alt del` at start up. how do i undo it so it boots up all the way through on its own again ?
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Old 06-06-06, 09:08 PM
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Some 3rd party applications, such as PCAnywhere, replace the Windows XP logon routine with their own.

If you don't want to uninstall PCAnywhere, you can edit the registry to correct the problem. WARNING: Editing the registry incorrectly can cause your computer to not function. If you are not comfortable doing this, DON'T

According to Microsoft Support:
Restart the computer in Safe mode and turn off the pcAnywhere GINA filter. To do so:
1. Restart the computer in Safe mode. To do so:
a. Restart the computer.
b. When you see the "Please select the operating system to start" message, press F8.
c. On the Windows Advanced Option Menu, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
d. If you use a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select Microsoft Windows XP from the list, and then press ENTER.
2. Delete the GinaDLL registry entry. To do so:WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
a. Click Start, and then click Run.
b. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
c. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon
d. In the right pane, right-click GinaDLL, and then click Delete.
e. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
f. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
3. Restart the computer.
Old 06-07-06, 04:29 AM
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Before you alter what PC anywhere has done, make sure you understand WHY it was done.

The requirement to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete when booting up is a security requirement. The machine cannot boot up until and unless the key combination is pressed on the keyboard. This prevents a trojan horse program from being installed on the PC that will automatically start on power up, and then the machine being restarted. When the mavhine restarts it will halt at the power up screen.
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