I had put in a password, removed it (or so I thought). Hard booted computer and it asked for the password. In Safe Mode, I kept tapping F8, went to Users and selected no password. Did it again, went to Safe Mode and put password in. Don't forget the hint. Darrell L.
Everything on my desktop has disappeared on my Sony Vaio laptop. It's running XP Professional (I took it in for some work running XP home and it came back with XP profeesional - now I don't have the proper backup). When I boot it up, the XP screen comes on with my user accounts. Regardless of which account I choose, I get a blank screen with just the wallpaper. I have to shut down with the task manager. Starting in safe mode produces the same results (last know good configuration does no good either). If possible, I would like to salvage some files before a reformat if it is necessary. Is there any way I can recover the desktop?