1. You need to click in that box.
2. Or I fear the OS is damaged in some way.
Item 2's list includes those cracked copies of XP Pro and keyboard loggers. I'd want to get to the bottom of this since keyboard loggers or trojans can cause unexpected wipeouts or financial loss.
I have been using my computer without a password for 2 years but recently a friend convinced me that I should be password protected. So I went into Control Panel > user settings and entered a password for myself. When I tried to log on the screen asked for my password and when I tried to type it in next to the flashing cursor,nothing was entered in the box and I could not access my XP Pro OS or anything else. I tried this several times with no success. I finally rebooted in safe mode and tried system restore to yesterday but still was asked for my password and it was not taken. I rebooted again in safe mode and this time went into Control panl> user settings and removed the password option. I can now access my computer normally.
My question is, did I do something wrong in setting my password (why wouldnt it type in?) and is there any way better that I should do this?