Bear with me. I'm so friggin' mad right now--I could hang myself.
I just bought a new HP printer/scanner/fax/copier. It's an OfficeJet 4215.
I hooked it up and installed the software. This requires a restart.
Now my computer is all HAMMERED!!!
I'm running XP Home Edition.
I am the only user on this machine--so I specifically NEVER assigned a password. Now the 'puter is asking me for a password on restart.
There is an icon in my start menu that says "Safely remove hardware" and it specifies that the 4215 is corrupted and is not working right.
When I go to shutdown--I used to have the default window with 3 options to click on. (restart, shutdown, cancel) But, OHHHHHH NO--NOOOOW I got a dropdown menu--just like the old 98SE shutdown menu. WTF?? is going on?
I removed all the HP software and I stuck the POS printer back in the box. I'm returning it first thing tomorrow.
But, my 'puter is still screwed up.
Can someone PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASSSSE help me. PLEASE. I just want to get it back to where it was. I had everything on the factory defaults. I didn't tweak anything on the startup menu or on the settings. I just want it back to the defaults.
How to I change the way my shutdown menu looks?
How do I make it just boot up? I don't want it asking me for a friggin' password on every restart.
PLEASE HELP ME. I'm beggin' here.
ANYTHING but reload the whole darn OS and start over. I can do it, if I have too. It's genuine MS software--not pirated. But thats SUCH a huge pain in the rear.