W2K - weird logon page

By AlbertLionheart
Oct 24, 2008
  1. I have a machine here with a possible drive problem but the W2K logon page is really weird. When I try the logon the message saying "go away you have the wrong password" is angled up at 45degrees! Is this is a virus anyone has heard of?
  2. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    I've seen a funny program doing such things. it doesn't harm but it wont let you in probably.
    if you boot the machine into safe mode and have a look inside the registry here:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Shell = ??? should be explorer.exe and might be replaced by a different file
  3. fw2004

    fw2004 TS Booster Posts: 152

    I'm assuming that you're trying to log onto a network, and the admin has a bit of a sense of humor in reporting the wrong password, or was this part of the "weird logon"

  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

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