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    Why do ATI cards make you log on to windows?

    Cause it's a little bit of a pain? When i had the 7950 for the few days i kept it, i never had to log on. Once my X1800XT was back in, i have to log on again on boot up.

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    I don't follow you.
    You had a 7950 but didn't go into Windows? Did you turn the computer on?
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    No, re-read. I have to log on windows with ATI, with Nvidia cards, i don't have to, the PC will boot to desktop on it's own.

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    thats strange.. I dont have to log on.. i think its down to the administration..

    I just boot stragith to the desktop
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Have you checked/tried the command: -

    control userpasswords2

    in Run and checked the "Users must enter...." box is checked? I know this helped sort out autologin after SP1 had come out.

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    xp wil autologon if you only have a single user and the password is blank so check these, there's also a setting somewhere, will have a look and report back.

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    This doesn't sound like anything that ATI has done - unless their software has installed something for 'all users' or something that has made windows think it has more than one user.

    For security you should enable windows login (and not fast user switching).

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    Atomic nailed it, ATi drivers only work when .NET is installed, which for some reason creates a new Windows log-in account.

    Just go 'Control Panel > User Accounts' and delete it.

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    I know exactly what the problem is - ATI have Catalyst Control Center (CCC) as their drivers.....CCC needs .NET framework to be installed for it to run. .NET framework has a bug in it whereby it forces you to log on to Windows every time you boot.

    To fix, simply go to Windows Update and download either the patch for .NET 1.1 or just download v2.0.

    Enjoy

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    Cheers guys. I tryed to disable to settings in user accounts before, with no luck.

    Ill patch it like machinist says.

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    You should really set up your account to have a password, every bit of security helps. (and makes sure the username isn't 'administrator')

    Once it's set, there's a simple utility to set the machine to log you on automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleski
    You should really set up your account to have a password, every bit of security helps. (and makes sure the username isn't 'administrator')
    Why, nobody will ever use it, but me.

    Downloaded the patch, thanks machinist. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    Why, nobody will ever use it, but me.
    If your machine is hooked up to the net, remote security is always an issue. Most attacks rely on a sequence of security holes.

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    You don't need usernames and passwords if:
    a) there is only yourself able to get on the computer and
    b) you don't ever hook up to any other computer (eg the internet)

    I used to argue that it was also only relevant if you had any personal data worth stealing, but in this day and age when your machine can become a zombie for someone in russia or nigeria, you really dont want the police locking you away for attacking a bank or being a peadophile. Ignorance is absolutely no defence!
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    I had this problem, on my old 9600 powered box, never occured to me it was the graphics card. Odd one. Never did fix it though, so thats no help to you

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