Remove User at Log in Screen


fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I apparently did something and now an old (not used) user is appearing at log in. I have to switch and enter password to log in. This happened before, back in the Win 10 days and it was fixed (don't know how or I'd fix it again) and I've been logged in bypassing P/W (netplwiz config).

The only place I find this rogue user is at the log in screen and its defaulting to that user. I went through the delete user tutorial that Brink has on Win 10 forum and nothing there applies. I can fix it with a Macrium disc image but don't want to as its a week old and I installed tax software last week and in the middle of that.

IF the rogue user can't be deleted, how do I change login to default to my "real" user?
 
Windows Build/Version
Win 11 latest build.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

The-Hive

Well-known member
VIP
Guru
Local time
3:16 PM
Posts
7,392
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Can you not back the tax software, run Macrium and the reinstall tax software.
I assume you have done a search for the username and checked C:\Users ( making sure it's not hidden ) I use an app Everything to search with as it doesn't miss anything
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Case
    Dark side of the moon
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro / Windows 11 Pro Dev build
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    WD 2GB EXT
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I'd like to fix this permanently, not have it come back again, as it has, at some later time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

Brink

Administrator
Staff member
MVP
Local time
9:16 AM
Posts
4,243
OS
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
Hello mate, :)

It sounds like something changed causing netplwiz to not be able to automatically sign in anymore.

If this is the case, then you can set up netplwiz again in option 1 below making sure the password is entered correctly for the account you want automatically signed in to at startup.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Brink, I think the problem is the rogue user. Windows is defaulting to that instead of my "real" user. Got to get that user deleted or at best reset my "real" user as the sign in default. Apparently, that is what was done before.

Worst case I can wait until HR Block can file my taxes (it needs an update for one form I'm using and no ETA) and then do the Macrium restore.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Fixed (for now) redoing the setup in netplwiz, as Brink suggested.

But, I'd like to permanently remove the rogue log in user, only have my "real" user.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

AdvancedSetup

Malwarebytes Staff
Member
VIP
Local time
7:16 AM
Posts
112
Location
USA
OS
Windows 10
Does the user exist in the Registry?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList


Or are you being logged in with a Temporary profile for some reason?


Note from Dell on the Temporary profile issue
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Custom build
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 TI
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Not in the registry. I'm the only one shown and also Administrator.
The only place I've found the other user is at the log in screen.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

Berton

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
8:16 AM
Posts
683
Location
Wyoming
OS
Win11 Pro RTM x64
I'm working on the same type issue now on a Win10 Notebook, owner created a second User but exact same name with different passwords. Both point point to the same User folder in C:\Users which has a custom name, owner said to do a clean install after saving documents.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA using DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21"
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

Bree

Well-known member
Pro User
VIP
Local time
3:16 PM
Posts
2,884
Location
S/E England, UK
OS
Windows 11 Home
Not in the registry. I'm the only one shown and also Administrator.
The only place I've found the other user is at the log in screen.
The only way I know that creates an apparently normal user on the log in screen, but no trace of an account in the registry, is to set up netplwiz to automatically sign in with a user account name that does not exist. For example....

Not a real user.jpg

To all intents and purposes it looks like a real user name, but there's no actual account in that name, and the only place you'll find it in the registry is the DefaultUserName item in Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

Fixed (for now) redoing the setup in netplwiz, as Brink suggested.

And that is how to remove it from the log in screen.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I haven't marked this as resolved as I'm hoping someone will come up with a permanent fix. A clean install is out of the question because I would lose some valuable recording studio add ons and apps that can't be replaced.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

AdvancedSetup

Malwarebytes Staff
Member
VIP
Local time
7:16 AM
Posts
112
Location
USA
OS
Windows 10
I haven't marked this as resolved as I'm hoping someone will come up with a permanent fix. A clean install is out of the question because I would lose some valuable recording studio add ons and apps that can't be replaced.

Please click on Start / Search and type in CMD.EXE and when it shows select to run as Administrator
Then copy-paste the following into the Window and press the Enter key

Code:
reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" /s

Then do this one too

Code:
reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList" /s

Post back all the results returned.


Next, click on Start / Search and type in PowerShell. Then run it with Administrator rights.
Then copy/paste the following into the windows and press the Enter key

Code:
Get-EventLog -LogName System  | Where-Object {$_.EventID -eq 1511} | Select-Object -Property Source, EventID, InstanceId, Message


You can highlight the returned data with your mouse and then hit the Enter key and it will be copied to your clipboard to paste on a reply or into Notepad.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Custom build
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 TI
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I ran all three but the PowerShell doesn't recognize that code as it just comes back to the prompt.
At the risk of posting some private data, the first two only show one, 'Jack" (my name).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

AdvancedSetup

Malwarebytes Staff
Member
VIP
Local time
7:16 AM
Posts
112
Location
USA
OS
Windows 10
If PowerShell came back blank it is probably due to the fact that it did not find the Event ID 1511 which is the Temporary Profile logon that gets listed if it's used. So, that confirms that you don't get logged on due to a Temporary Profile logon.

As for "private data" that brings back one of my recommendations I always give people when setting up a new computer. Never use any real names as part of any accounts on the system. Never give a website your real name either unless you really have to for perhaps financial or medical, pretty much the rest simply do not need real information.

Why you appear to have this issue doesn't make sense to me. Even using the netplwiz app doesn't change the fact that an account should be registered in the Registry. That's true for local and AD accounts both. You can choose using the netplwiz app to force use of CTRL-ALT-DEL to logon or simply logon directly, but not having a password on the account will also cause auto logon in most cases.

I'm open to other suggestions, but at the moment I cannot think of an obvious reason for this reported behavior.

Have you run the following from the command prompt with an Admin level account?


Code:
sfc   /scannow

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Custom build
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 TI
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
FWIW I ran those two commands on my (dual boot) Windows Insider installation (that was a clean install) and only see my one user name in the two CMD entries. And, like the other one the PowerShell didn't recognize that code.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

AdvancedSetup

Malwarebytes Staff
Member
VIP
Local time
7:16 AM
Posts
112
Location
USA
OS
Windows 10
Didn't recognize or came back blank?

Didn't recognize should return red code errors
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Custom build
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 TI
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

AdvancedSetup

Malwarebytes Staff
Member
VIP
Local time
7:16 AM
Posts
112
Location
USA
OS
Windows 10
You can see here on my system that it just comes back blank because it cannot find that Event 1511

1644529315268.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI Custom build
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC
    Memory
    64GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 TI
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes

fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
If PowerShell came back blank it is probably due to the fact that it did not find the Event ID 1511 which is the Temporary Profile logon that gets listed if it's used. So, that confirms that you don't get logged on due to a Temporary Profile logon.

As for "private data" that brings back one of my recommendations I always give people when setting up a new computer. Never use any real names as part of any accounts on the system. Never give a website your real name either unless you really have to for perhaps financial or medical, pretty much the rest simply do not need real information.

Why you appear to have this issue doesn't make sense to me. Even using the netplwiz app doesn't change the fact that an account should be registered in the Registry. That's true for local and AD accounts both. You can choose using the netplwiz app to force use of CTRL-ALT-DEL to logon or simply logon directly, but not having a password on the account will also cause auto logon in most cases.

I'm open to other suggestions, but at the moment I cannot think of an obvious reason for this reported behavior.

Have you run the following from the command prompt with an Admin level account?


Code:
sfc   /scannow

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
I ran that cleanup back in Win 10
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

fireberd

Beach Observer
Member
VIP
Thread Starter
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
119
Location
Tampa Florida
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Came back blank (on both).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    My Build
    CPU
    i9 9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Designare
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD Radeon RX5500 XT
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell S2719dgb
    Screen Resolution
    2560X1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe for Win 11 Production/Recording
    Samsung EVO SSD for Win 11 Insider
    2TB conventional drive for recording projects and backup
    PSU
    Thermatake Modular 750
    Case
    BeQuiet Pure Base 600
    Cooling
    Corsair H80i V2
    Keyboard
    Microsoft wireless
    Mouse
    Microsoft wireless
    Internet Speed
    100+ Mb/sec
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Cakewalk by Bandlab and Presonus Studio One 4.6 Pro recording programs. MOTU recording interface

FDretired

Member
Local time
10:16 AM
Posts
86
OS
windows 11
1) I first enabled "control alternate delete" .

2) I then ran Netplwiz - Autologin.

This removed the redundant name on booting up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    No Name - Assembled by a Compute shop in a Strip Mall.
    CPU
    Intel i511400
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS motherboard
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    0
    Sound Card
    0
    Monitor(s) Displays
    28 in Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    5 SSDs a mixture of Nvme and Sata.
    PSU
    600w
    Case
    Mid Tower DEEP COOL
    Internet Speed
    40 MPS download and 3.5 MPS upload. The condo building is nor wired with Fibe yet
    Browser
    Firefox, Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
Top Bottom