What's the name of this unknown account please? Is it showing up in Windows Explorer - C:\Documents and Settings?
In addition to my account (in Windows Explorer), I've a 'Default User' (344kb) & 'All Users' (55Mb) accounts (screenshot click here), while it's only my account & 'Guest' accounts in Control Panel > User Accounts. G
I've just had a look at some of the accounts, and they all contain folders called Nethood, sndrec, one had a folder called printhood, and they all contain various shortcuts to programs that are on the pc. Whats all that about?
"The other thing is the fact that under control panel, there are 3 accounts" - but you also mention the presence of 'the unknown account' in your 1st post. What's the name of this unknown account please, & where's it showing up?
On my PC, as I'm the Administrator a separate one doesn't show up for me in Explorer - so that explains that.
I've just changed the Explorer view to List & see that the 'Default User' was created the day I first installed WinXP last year.
The date for 'All Users' doesn't make sense, dated 11/08/2006. As far as I recall I've always seen it there. G