Press the control-alt-delete to get the logon box.
Type this into the name.
Try it with nothing in the password box and click OK.
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I have Windows XP-Prof on my Compaq-Presario-5900Z,
The sign in screen comes up on startup without any sign-in names to access the system.
I have never set up any passwords and this screen recently appeared after my teenage grand-daughter was on the computer. I think she tried to set up her own password so she would have privacy of her files.
Control-Alt Delete will bring up another administrator sign in box, but I have no administrator name or password asigned, and can't access the sytem that way.
I can get to the system setup but whatever name and password I enter for the administrator will not get me access.
When I press F-3 at startup to get to the safe mode screen so I can try to change settings, I always get the sign in screen again.
So now I have a computer I can't use because I can't sign in with a password because none are set up and I can't get to the system settings to change anything.
Can anybody give me a solution to resovle this problem?