i have an UPDATE on the situation: i ran a piece of of software called counterspy and it picked up on a couple of trojans., which i deleted and so thought if i rebooted everything would be ok....but no it still logs me onto this other type of user (still in my name), so i ran the scanner again and it found nothing, rebooted again and im stull being direced to this user which has reduced controls (its not administraotr) so i cant access some things that could potentially help me.
ive just tried doing a 'sfc /scannow' thing but tha didnt help either.
i then put it into 'last known good configuration' and i ended up back on this strange user, but now with reduced screen resoulation to add insult to injury..
i tried going through help and support but i dont understand all that stuff about wini.ini and boot.ini or whatever...means nothing to me!?!
i am getting desperate, should i just call it a day and just reinstall xp all together?????
Edited by johnboy92, 25 May 2009 - 06:32 AM.