Posted on 2003-03-05
I did a "clean slate" install of windows 2000 on a computer that I had put together recently. During the install, the setup asked for my user name...I typed in my full name and proceeded. Later, after the creation of that account, I realized my error and created a second user account with my normal user name. I then went into Control Panel-> Users and Passwords and deleted the <my full name> account.
Now, whenever I restart the machine, I'll get to the login screen and get the following error:
"The system could not log you on. Make sure your User name and domain are correct, then type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case. Make sure that Caps Lock is not accidentally on."
Behind this dialog I can see my full name in the User Name field and the asterisks in the password field.
Apparently, even though I deleted this user account, the system is still trying to use the user name that I specified during the windows 2000 install. While I must simply replace this with the correct new username and password to log in.....it is still annoying that I have to do it every single time I restart.
Anyone know how to resolve this?
(I tried enabling the Secure Boot Settings....but nothing changed.)
Thanks in advance.