Right after you see the post screen (The one that shows the the manufacturer's logo), press the F8 key at the top of your keyboard. Press it a couple of times to be sure it takes. You should get a boot options page. Select Safe Mode. It will show you a bunch of crap and then show a login screen. You should see your account and an account named Administrator. Click the one for Administrator and enter a password if there is one. If not, use any account that says computer administrator by it. When you get in, go to the Control Panel and open User Accounts. If your account shows here, you're still good. Click on it and be sure that it is still enabled, etc. Otherwise, go back to the User Accounts screen and click Change the way users log on/off and be sure that Use the Welcome screen is checked. If none of this works, the account may be hosed. Recreate it and the browse to C:\Documents and Settings\%Username% and see if there are folders there like Desktop, etc.
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