There can be 2 passwords involved:
1 = BIOS password, comes immediately
2 = Windows password, asked on the Windows logon screen
Not sure from your post which one it is. So please tell.
To start Outlook automatically, put a shortcut to it in the startup group of your start menu: Start>All programs>Startup. That's basic use of Windows XP.
when I turn on my pc (running xp), I get a password popup, and upon completing the information, startup is resumed.
it's always me using the pc. how can I disable this password protection so that when I turn the pc on, it'll take me directly to my desktop w/o any password requests, etc.
(bonus - and how do I get it to start outlook automatically)