|Can you tell me if the box asking for a username and password is |
"Windows XP Startup Password"
This computer is configured to require a password
in order to start up. Please enter the Startup Password
There is a nasty, usually activated by a fraud artist who calls the home, convinces the home owner their computer is about to crash with problems, they remote in to your computer and present you with a substantial bill for their "services", when the person tries to back out, they install a "syskey" lock on your computer. This particular password comes up after the bios, but before the usual windows log on, it pops up before you can do anything to the computer save bios changes which will not fix the password problem. I mention this because it is unclear whether this is a bios issue as above, a "corrupted user profile" denying the login or a nefarious lock?
To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!
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