Yesterday, upon booting up my PC, I recieved a blue Windows welcome screen. A message at the bottom right states to click on my username to login but there is no usernames listed. The only other message or option on the screen is on the bottom lefthand corner which (if I recall correctly) is a buttom to Shutdown. That's it. There is no login Window prompting for username/password. Ctrl-Alt-Delete does nothing. No other key or mouse click does anything either.
I tired rebooting in Safe Mode - exact same thing. I tried booting up on the last working config - exact same thing. I only have one account on this machine and Windows never previously asked me to login - it just went directly to my desktop upon booting.
My level of PC knowledge is basic so I'm stuck and don't know what to do next.
The only thing unusual that has happened recently was that I noticed the last time I used the machine (a few days ago) was a new icon for MediaPipe and couple of Internet shortcuts to Movieland. I never directly downloaded this stuff so assumed it was spyware. I tried to remove using Ad-ware / Spybot but those tools didn't identify this as spyware. So, I directy uninstalled the MediaPipe. removed the shortcuts, and removed the startup process that seemed to be associated with Movieland (can't remember the exact name) using MSCONFIG. I did these things as my best guess and this was before I knew of the existance of this site. I took those actions as I was repeatedly getting popups and messages when attempting to shutdown from this Movieland place saying my trial period was over and I owed them money.
After taking these actions, I did confirm I was able to shutdown and restart my machine ok. It was only yesterday upon booting that I encountered the blue welcome screen described above.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by haganm, 29 November 2005 - 11:33 AM.