Possible virus?

vbimport

#1

I have a DELL 8300 desktop machine with WinXP Home edition installed. It is networked with several other computers on my NETGEAR router & everything has been running fine. When booting ut up, it would go straight to the desktop. However, after rebooting it today, it is all of a sudden now giving me the logon screen with my username & asking for a password. I can’t seem to get in cause I don’t remember ever setting up a password. I can see the shared drives on it from the other PCs, but I just can’t get into the 8300s desktop itself. Has it somehow got infected with a virus or worm of some sort? If so, is there anyway of fixing it offline or finding out what this password is? :eek:


#2

just press enter (i.e leave the password field blank) and see what happens.


#3

When you install Net Framework from Windows Update it changes something in windows logon and you get the Windows Logon screen, or you changed a network client somehow. Like crustyteacup says just hit enter and it should boot (don’t enter a password if you haven’t ever used one). Then you can go to User Accounts in Control Panel and change the way users log on or off. Untick fast user switching. I think that is the way I did it but it’s been a while.:slight_smile: