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I'd really need some help, please. Xp is still a mystery to me.

My boss asked me to get rid of the spyware he had. I did. Used Adaware on his XP. Worked fine, no problems, didn't delete much, just some Alexa and non-serious looking cookies. Nothing that looked like registry settings.

Then he asked me to remove the password popup at startup that was annoying him (no password set, an admin user and a guest user). So I followed the advice of annoyances.org and did this:

* Select Run from the Start Menu, type control userpasswords2, and click Ok.
* Turn off the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option, and click Ok.

When I restarted, Xp took me to a completely new Admin account and I have to logoff there and logon the old admin account. I can't delete the new admin account because it doesn't show up in the list of users.

I tried asking Xp to setup the welcome screen again and it won't let me, says something about netware needing to be uninstalled.

I don't know anything about netware. What would happen if I uninstall it? Is there any other solution? The laptop of my boss is sacrosanct and I've already messed up as it is.
I *did* search the forums and found some posts that mentioned a link between adaware and my problem. Unfortunately, the link with the explanation and the fix is dead> http://www.lavahelp.com/articles/v6/04/06/0901.html

Plus, I don't think adaware removed an updater in my case. Really, it was almost nothing. Some bookmarks and cookies.
I've also read about using TweakUI. The thing is, my boss didn't have a password set and doesn't want one because he's afraid he might forget it and get locked out of xp.

Can someone please help me? Thanks!

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Hi.
I have just repaired the same problem with my XP-Pro.There are 2 solutions to the problem (client services for netware)

1)This is the link to Microsoft fix.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=260206

2)Or you can go to Control Panel click on Network Connections, and whatever internet access you have eg;Broadband or dial right click, left click properties, in the properties box choose the networking tab, Highlight the client services for netware and click on uninstall and reboot..Hope this helps,it has for me.

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Thanks Grin

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