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Downloaded virus "typhoon" or something, reinstalled windows,but log on automatically changed.

I was online, i downloaded a virus that made my desk top all blue, and it said security guard, virus typhoon something please run virus scan. I did, it did nothing so i tried to do a windows recovery, i did it did nothing, so I reinstalled a fresh windows all together.  Everything with the installation was fine, it let me name my computer and give a password, then when it came time to log in, the computer name was changed to administrator adn I have no F'ing idea how to get past it. I am a complete computer illiterate, so please be gentle with the solution steps.

Jen
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humeniukCommented:
What version of Windows?  Have you tried logging on with a blank password?
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ChipM0nk JGLeaderCommented:
Try to boot into safe mode and run a full scan.

You administrator password is probably blank or else it is whatever it was set to previously.  If you are on a corporate network, you should be able to use your old user ID and password or else you will need to get help from the support desk.
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r-kCommented:
Did you try replacing the username with your own name, and using the password that you entered during the install process?
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jenniekieferAuthor Commented:
-Windows 200, yep I tried blank password.

-tried to reboot in safe mode and ran a full scan, not a corporate network

-Yes, i tried replacing administrator with my chosen name and password

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humeniukCommented:
". . . it let me name my computer and give a password . . ." & ". . . the computer name was changed to administrator . . ."

Perhaps I'm missing something, but there may be a misunderstanding here about the installation process.  So, to clarify:

Just because Administrator came up in the username login field, doesn't mean the computer name has been changed to 'Administrator'.  You named the computer and give a password, but that password should be the password for the default, ie. Admin, account, not for a user account with the same name as the computer.  I'm assuming it's the Windows log in prompt you're getting and not a BIOS password.

Therefore, after a new installation of Windows 2000, you should be able to log on with username: 'Administrator', password: <whatever password you gave during installation>.  Try this and let us know if it worked.

( BTW - You can't log on with username: <computer name you created>, password: <whatever password you gave during installation> because there is no user account for <computer name you created>.  That would have to be created via the Admin account when you first log on. )

If username: 'Administrator', password: <whatever password you gave during installation> doesn't work, then something has been lost in the shuffle.  There are a few tools/hacks that can reset a lost Admin password, but it would be inappropriate to post those here as they can be put to bad use.  Your best bet in this case is to reinstall again.  Make sure you reformat the hard drive during the reinstall.  When prompted for a password, leave the field blank and when the installation is complete, log on to the Administrator account with a blank password.  Then you can create whatever user accounts you want.
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jenniekieferAuthor Commented:
humeniuk is AWESOME!! I have been forced to use everyone else's computer but mine for a week!! I am happy to say I am reporting from my computer right now. THANK YOU THANK YOU
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humeniukCommented:
Thank you, that's nice to hear :)  I'm just sorry I missed it the first time through.  Something didn't quite add up, but I couldn't see the forest for the trees.  Thanks for the A.
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