Re: Password in username (87 Views)
Occasional Advisor
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎12-08-2002
Message 1 of 3 (87 Views)

Password in username

For some reason when I boot my XP machine the password appears in the username box. I then enter the same password in the password box and I can logon.

For some reason XP created a username out of my password but the username isn't under the Control panel users.

I can see it if I right click on My Computer and go to Properties > Advanced > User Profiles-Settings. But when I deleted it and rebooted it came back.

I also tried going into regedit and changing everything that said my password to the username. But once I rebooted that it still came up with the password in the username box.

If anyone has any ideas I would be grateful.
Thanks in advance.
Honored Contributor
Posts: 1,176
Registered: ‎05-21-2002
Message 2 of 3 (87 Views)

Re: Password in username

Just try! You might have mistakenly created a user with name of the password and password as password again. So,



Find in the left pane for local users, then see whether you have such user. If required rename or recreate.

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Occasional Advisor
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎12-08-2002
Message 3 of 3 (87 Views)

Re: Password in username

Ok, I'll give it a try.
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