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Old 07-22-2004, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Odd Windows XP startup problem

My PC seems to be having troubles at the moment. When you start it up, WindowsXP will boot up and then hang on the 'wait while loading' screen. If you leave it for 15mins or so until the screensaver comes on then move the mouse it will magically display the login screen.

It also has the problem of thinking that there is a password for an account where there isn't one, and then trying to automatically log in with the incorrect password, but I think that's a seperate issue.

Any ideas? Or should I just reformat and start again?

Thanks for your time.

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Old 07-23-2004, 01:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That sounds a little bit familiar, and the two are probably entirely related. If you can get rid of the password that's locking your system up, you should be able to get back on. Try reading this page: http://is-it-true.org/nt/atips/atips262.shtml

it will give you ideas as to how you can circumvent password protection on a Windows NT based system.

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