Re: problems with windows logon

peter m wrote:

username and password not being accepted in "Log On to Windows" screen

only change between logon working and rejecting is sign up to MS
Passport network

could this be causing the problem

I do not have an administrators logon or password

Signing up for a Passport shouldn't have caused this. In XP Home, boot
the computer into Safe Mode. Do this by repeatedly tapping the F8 key
as the computer is starting up. This will get you to the right menu.
Navigate using your Up arrow key; the mouse will not work here. Once in
Safe Mode, you will see the normally hidden Administrator account. The
default password is a blank.

In XP Pro, you do not need to go into Safe Mode. At the Welcome Screen,
do Ctrl-Alt-Del twice to get the classic Windows logon box. Type in
"Administrator" and whatever password you assigned when you set up

If you reset the built-in Administrator account's password in Home or
have Pro and don't remember the password, use NTpasswd to change the
built-in Administrator account's password to a blank.

Then go to the User Accounts applet in Control Panel and set passwords
that you will remember and make other desired changes.

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