As Windows 10 users, we all know the importance of password protecting the device. We have to enter the credentials to unlock the device. No one would access the computer without inputting the correct password. However, the login screen not showing at sometimes especially after Windows 10 update. In any case where the sign-in options is missing in your Windows 10 device, here are some of the ways you could try to fix this issue.
We know how frustrating it is when the Windows login screen doesn't appear even after you have chosen to make your computer sleep. One thing that you could try to fix this issue is to log in automatically. In order to activate the automatic login option for your Windows 10 device, here are the steps that you should follow:
Step 1: Upon booting your Windows device, press on the Windows logo key and R key in order to prompt the Run dialog box. In the Run dialog box, input netplwiz and click on the OK button in order to go to the User Accounts window.
Step 2: Once the User Accounts window appears, select the option "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" and click on the Apply and OK button in order to save the changes that you made.
Step 3: After having all those changes saved, you should restart your device. Now, you will be asked to enter your password at the login screen.
If the Sign-in option is still not showing, you could choose to boot your device in Safe Mode. This problem may have been caused by a malicious third-party application. And so running your device in Safe Mode can help because it automatically disables third-party applications. To successfully boot your Windows 10 device in Safe Mode, here are the steps that you should carefully follow:
Step 1: On the start-up screen, click on the Power button and press + hold the Shift key. While you're doing that, click on the Restart option.
Step 2: A new screen will then appear. On this next screen, select the Troubleshoot option and click on the Advanced options button.
Step 3: Now, after clicking that button, go immediately to Startup Settings. A new screen will then appear. From there, you will only need to click on the Restart button and select the Restart in Safe Mode option. After booting your Windows 10 device in Safe Mode, you can then execute system maintenance and troubleshooting tasks in order to fix the issues on your device.
The last option is to create a new user account. This method is also used when the user account that you are using gets corrupted. Below are the steps that you should follow in order to create a new user account and ultimately fix the sign-in problem.
Step 1: Follow the steps in Tips 2 section to get Windows 10 PC into Safe Mode.
Step 2: Press on the Windows logo key + I key in order to open Settings. On the system settings menu, select Accounts. Then from the left portion of the window, click on Family & other users.
Step 3: A new window will be prompted. From there, you only need to follow the on-screen instructions and then register a new account. This should now fix the sign-in options problem.
With these three solutions, you can easily solve the issue of the sign-in option not showing when you start up your Windows 10 devices. You no longer need to type your password if you wish to boot your device. Unless the issue is complicated, you will be able to resolve the issue at hand. If the problem still persists, you still have the option to hard shut down your computer, or you may now need to reset the Windows 10 system on your device.