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Yesterday I started up the desktop PC (a Dell Dimension 8400 Series), to find that a password had spontaneously appeared on the sole User account.
I attempted a Safe Mode start to try and log in as the Admin (also previously unpassworded), in order to reset the User password, only to be faced with another password that hadn't been there previously.
I have never put any passwords on either the User or Admin accounts, and these new passwords have seemingly come out of nowhere.
I am using a laptop at the moment, but I'm completely at a loss as for what to do to get around this problem.
Can anyone help me out?
If not, should I try reinstalling XP Professional?
If so, will this cause any loss of data?