I did actually go to the user accounts in the control panel to see the log in, and there is no log in listed for the computer, so I'm at a loss as to how this happened. I am in the process of trying to figure out how to conform her router and was trying to figure out how to communicate her computer with her router (she's never used it). This is a whole other issue I plan to post also, but maybe this isn't the thread to do that.
Anyway, that's what I was doing and when I rebooted I got the log on Windows box. I did finally get in. All I did was retype the user name that was already in the box and hit return, and this let me in. She has no use for the log in page since she's the only user. I know that when I got XP I set it up to bypass the log in also since I was the only user, but of course I can't remember how I did that.
So to make a long story even longer, I would like to get rid of that log in page. When I did see that there was nothing in the user accounts about log ins, I made sure I just restarted the computer to reboot, I did not log out, but it still came back on with that page.
Oh, and to answer your other question: No, I did not install visual studio. I hadn't installed anything at all.
Thanks so much for your help -- Shelley