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Windows Account Problem

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by Fiends, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Fiends

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    Hi, I am having some crazy problems with my version of Windows and apparently they no longer provide free support for my copy. I have Windows XP, and it is very strange the problem I am having. Basically, when I use the switch user function to remain on the log on/log off screen, with the little pictures and accounts the passwords all seem to change and ever accounts with no password seem to have one! I keep getting the wrror message that "Did you forget your password?" and it seems to happen for every account. Since others like to use the computer while I am still logged in (because I am downloading) it causes a lot of problems.

    If anybody knows of any fixes for this, it would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
     
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    reformat - reload OS
     
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    Doesn't work.
     
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    Reloading the OS doesn't work?

    Hmm... Try backing up all your data, then doing a destructive recovery (the one the formats your hard drive).
     
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    I don't want to have to reformat EVERY single time Windows screws up.
     
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    Doing it once should fix the problem for good...
     
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    Then another problem arises and the only way to fix that is to reformat. It's a waste of time.
     
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    It would appear to me that you have spyware/malware on your system for the symptoms you are describing.

    Countary to your initial assertation, MS does provide support for Windows XP (if you have a legit copy).

    Reformat is a drastic but effective way of cleansing your system of problems and does not need to be done on a repeating basis if you have appropriate virus/spyware tool installed.

    Some suggested programs to prevent the types of problems you are experiencing would include:

    AVG - antivirus
    Adaware - spyware
    Syybot - spyware
    Windows Defender - spyware
    CCleaner - registry cleaner

    All are free and should be run and updated on a regular basis.

    It's your choice - run a lean, clean machine or live with crap.

     
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    No MS does not provide support anymore for my copy. They want money now, I have had it for a year or two and want money now. Also, I have no spyware or malware on my hardrive.
     

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