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Windows XP User Account Problem ( think its a virus )

by BeejWilko / September 17, 2008 10:37 PM PDT

Hello

I started my PC up this morning and to my shock, the screen appeared asking for a username and password. The funny thing is, i have never used user accounts on my pc, it normally just boots up and i am away...

It now asks for a username and password. I have tired to login by entering no password and even tried a few , but no luck. I cannot get into safe mode as it still asks me for a password.

What can i do ?

Hopefully i do not have to get a new harddrive....

Thanks

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by Zhuge_Liang / September 17, 2008 11:05 PM PDT

try admin
admin

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Nope, still no joy
by BeejWilko / September 17, 2008 11:17 PM PDT
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i have tried all, is there anything i can do ?

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XP HOME?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2008 11:55 PM PDT

Boot safe mode and use the administrator account.

No go? Look up NTPASSWD on google to change, reset those passwords so you can get in.
Bob

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