I have a Lenovo X61 tablet that runs Windows. It runs automatic updates weekly and after one of these updates, my user account was gone from my login screen.

Now, I can login as a guest or administrator but never as the user account I have been using. When I go into My Computer\Users, my account is there, but I want it back as an option to login when I first turn on my computer.

Any suggestions?

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    Have you checked Control Panel -> User Accounts to see if your account is still there? (BTW, you should probably identify what version of Windows you're running.) – Daniel R Hicks Apr 1 '13 at 1:48
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    On the users Start --> Run --> compmgmt.msc Go to local users and groups, users, double click your profile, verify the "Account is Disabled" is not checked. – Austin T French Apr 1 '13 at 1:52

Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy

Select Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

Look for "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name"

This security setting determines whether the name of the last user to log on to the computer is displayed in the Windows logon screen.

If this policy is enabled, the name of the last user to successfully log on is not displayed in the Log On to Windows dialog box.

If this policy is disabled, the name of the last user to log on is displayed.

Default: Disabled.

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