Thanks very much everyone. I followed the suggestion of logging on as
administrator with blank password in safe mode - problem solved. I was
able to remove the original user, and also found a checkbox to remove
the need for CTL-ALT-DEL. Now all I'd like is to remove the need for
pressing CR at the log-in screen, as I'm used to Win98 rather than XP.
On 21 Nov, 11:19, Ric <[email protected]> wrote:
> On 20 Nov, 20:50, Derek MacKeddie <[email protected]> wrote:
> > The message <[email protected]>
> > from Grooove <[email protected]> contains these words:
> > > Dave W <[email protected]> wrote in news:aafd196b-56fd-4b48-9f8e-
> > > [email protected]:
> > > > I have been given an old HP laptop with XP, but on power up it gives a
> > > > name and asks for a password.