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Old 12-06-2007
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Default strange account showing up

ok i came home from school one day,
turned on my laptop as usual
and i have my account and "other account"
i think thats the name.
well i go to my account andits been restored to like when i first got my laptop.
all my files are gone,
but my software is still listed.
but when i open something it reinstalls.
my account is no longer an admin account either,
so i couldn't do a system restore to try to fix things.
i don't know the login info for the "other account"
i didn't set it up.
neither did my parents.
did my laptop get hacked?
if so how can i get access to that account or another admin account?
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Old 12-07-2007
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This seems a little odd to me. Why isn't your own account an admin account?
Do other people have access to the computer via your account?

If you don't have access to any administrator accounts on your computer, then it seems to me you're in a bit of a jam. You'll probably need to reinstall windows.

If other people are going to be using your computer (and i'm assuming it's yours) then I highly recommend setting up a standard user account for them.

Have you been hacked? I don't think so, but i'm not a pro.
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well my account was the only account on the laptop.
and it was admin.
the only person that uses my computer is my mother.
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Old 12-15-2007
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I use the Ultimate Boot CD for any other Windows. You might keep an eye out for the Vista version. It makes it easy to manipulate passwords and accounts without any of the login information.

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