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Login defaults to xyz which is not a user

by jcochr / December 4, 2012 2:56 AM PST

I have inherited a computer which has two users installed but neither have their own directory structure created by XP for some reason... all have xyz and this is what the machine prompts for at login - even though it does not appear to have a user called xyz.

Have I been hacked and how do I change this situation?

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Can you log in with admin authority?
by wpgwpg / December 4, 2012 3:00 AM PST

If you can log in with admin authority, I'd create a new user ID (via Users applet of the Control Panel), copy whatever I need from the other IDs and delete them. Then I'd boot to Safe Mode and check for viruses.

Good luck.

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by jcochr / December 4, 2012 3:06 AM PST

yes - there seems to be no xyz account - will try - thanks...

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