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laurie
19-07-2005, 07:13 AM
i have one computer that for some reason the computer description is grayed
out and i can't change the computer name, was able to change the workgroup
name. i have checked for spyware and viruses. i have spybot and adware
installed. the only user is set for administration comp has xp sp1 on it.
it is my daughters computer.

any ideas?

Mark L. Ferguson
19-07-2005, 11:30 PM
Boot to Safe Mode (f-8 on restart) and use the default "Administrator" account to change the computer name. It's in the registry at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\ComputerName\ComputerName

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"laurie" <laurie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:76C1259A-0FC9-4AD2-8E38-33ADEAB1E1DF@microsoft.com...
>i have one computer that for some reason the computer description is grayed
> out and i can't change the computer name, was able to change the workgroup
> name. i have checked for spyware and viruses. i have spybot and adware
> installed. the only user is set for administration comp has xp sp1 on it.
> it is my daughters computer.
>
> any ideas?

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