re: windows xp login problems
I had the same issue, using windows xp home, the system is activated, running norton av 2004. the issue just seemed to pop up. I of course ran norton and found nothing obvious, since I could not seem to resolve the issue and had no available restore points, I had to totally reinstall xp. once xp was installed, I went right to installing norton again before doing anything else, once I went online after that though, I got a popup warning from norton that I had contracted the most recent version of the original blaster worm (not sure the exact name though) and had to download the removal tool from symantic. that seems to have corrected the issue. my best suggestion, try loading a restore point in safe mode, once that is done, make sure your net connection has the firewall on it and if possible, us antivirus with the latest definitions...you might have the same problem I had.