Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:09 PM
So I am not the biggest guru but I thought I had a decent understanding of Windows until today. A recap of what happened:
I got home, checked my email, locked the computer (as in sent it to the sign on screen), took a shower, came back entered my password and it would not work. Tried it a good twenty times at least and it didn't work. Two things are weird here: obviously the fact that the pw did not work, but second that at no point did windows try to lock me out for entering an improper password many many times.
So I turn it off, turn it on, and it logs me straight in as an administrator. No sign on screen.
I utter some choice words.
Then three Window's install windows open up. I attempt to cancel them thinking its the craziest virus/hijack I have ever encountered. I end up going to task manager and directly terminating them. I get the error report messages for ending each of the three processes. Strangely they are all tied to Logitech by direct name. The only Logitec software I had was tied to a camera that I have not seen, let alone used in over a year. So after that I run a couple virus checks and hijackthis. Nothing shows up. Then I decide to uninstall all the Logitec software, which I do, and then I restart my computer for the changes to take effect.
And thats it. It started up without a problem. Brought me to the sign on screen and logged in under my profile with my password. WTF??
And I forgot to mention, while running the virus check and such I was messing around in the control panel. And then my computer. All my files and I mean all my files appeared to have been removed from the computer, as well as my Windows profile. I went back and checked after I got it working properly to see if for some strange reason all these things were hidden/not visible for the administrator (which would make absolutely no sense) and everything should have been visible from the settings I saw.
Any remote idea what happened? I am at a loss.