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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 11:36:43 PM

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When I try to log into my user account in WinXP (I’m an
administrator), it logs me into a newly created account (I didn’t
create it, the computer did).

For example, my user account name is JandJ, and my computer’s name
is LOVEMACHINE.

When I attempt to log into JandJ (as usual), I get logged into
JandJ.LOVEMACHINE instead.

So, my desktop doesn’t have my personal settings, my firefox browser
isn’t personalized, and I can’t log into many applications. Some
applications (Word, Excel, Media Player...) begin installation if I
try to open them. But, I never uninstalled them.



So, here’s some more background on when this all started:
Today, I put a couple new sticks of RAM into my machine and booted up.
I got all kinds of error messages when I tried to log in, and it
logged me into this new account instead. I had a shortage of space on
my C drive too. I logged out, and tried to get back into my old user
account, but even if I log in under the correct name and password, it
directs me into this newly created account.


Any helps out there? TIA!

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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 11:36:46 PM

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"beffalonious" wrote:
> When I try to log into my user account in WinXP (I'm an
> administrator), it logs me into a newly created account (I
> didn't create it, the computer did).
>
> For example, my user account name is
> JandJ, and my computer's name is
> LOVEMACHINE.
>
> When I attempt to log into JandJ (as usual), I get logged into
> JandJ.LOVEMACHINE instead.
>
> So, my desktop doesn't have my personal settings, my firefox
> browser isn't personalized, and I can't log into many
> applications. Some applications (Word, Excel, Media
> Player...) begin installation if I try to open them. But, I
> never uninstalled them.
>
>
>
> So, here's some more background on when this all started:
> Today, I put a couple new sticks of RAM into my machine and
> booted up. I got all kinds of error messages when I tried to
> log in, and it logged me into this new account instead. I had
> a shortage of space on my C drive too. I logged out, and
> tried to get back into my old user account, but even if I log
> in under the correct name and password, it directs me into
> this newly created account.
>
>
> Any helps out there?
> TIA!

By the way, the new user account I get logged into isn’t listed in
the accounts home (in the control panel).

And, when I click on START, the user name in the start box is "JandJ"
not "JandJ.LOVEMACHINE". But, there’s a whole new set of folders in
the Documents and Settings folder. Instead of C:D ocuments and
SettingsJandJ, it says C:D ocuments and SettingsJandJ.LOVEMACHINE.

My old stuff is stilll there, but everything on the desktop is now
based off the files in the JandJ.LOVEMACHINE folder of Documents and
Settings.


?????What the freak????? Any smart people out there want to help me?
I have no clue what’s going on.
!