I have been having problems logging on to XP which I have now tracked down to password/user problems, which I have been messing with and trying to fine tune.
When I boot up I get a message saying that it cannot log me on and I have to enter my user name in a box. Sometimes when I click OK it jumps to the welcome screen and I just need to click on my name. Other times it closes the message box and I have to enter my name (& blank password). Yesterday it skipped both options and went straight to the "starting windows" screen but "hung" obviously waitng for me although it had both dialogue boxes covered and I did not know why it had hung.
To cut a long story short, is there a way to start from scratch and reset everything to do with logging on?
I think I have now spotted the problem. Under the Control Panel\User Accounts I have changed the user name to my christian name only and the "control userpasswords2" still has my full name as the user name. Not sure how this could be possible. I would have thought Xp would have made sure they were both the same, but might this be the problem?