Here is what I did that got me into this mess, if you just want to see what my problem is look at the next post. I downloaded a program tilled MS PowerToys from MS's website. I installed the program and ran it. I was attempting to set the program to allow me to bypass the startup screen (the screen that asks for your password and asks you which user accout you want to use). I did this because I only had one user, and had no password. But when I would boot it still made me click on the users name. So in Powertoys I selected Logon, Autologon. I then checked the box "automatically logon at system startup". It asked me to create a password, so I created a password. There is a screen shot of what I did on this page: http://www.jakeludington.com/ask_jake/20050905_automatically_login_windows_xp.html I also clicked on Logon, Settings then selected Do Not Show User's Name on system Startup.