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Old 09-06-2003, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation XP Logon Problems

Hi.. I'm running XP Home and when I get to the logon
screen and click on either user it starts loading
settings and then automatically starts logging off. The
same thing happens in Safe Mode, I have done a repair
install but with no luck. I hate to format it as there
are some files needed on the drive. Thanks, Steve

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Old 09-06-2003, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Two ideas...

1. What 'bout pushing Ctrl-Alt-Delete twice, and see what you can do there... it just brings you to a logon prompt. Tell me what you get there...

2. Logon as Administrator in Safe Mode... and remake you account.

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Old 09-06-2003, 07:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tried both of those :-) Get the same results either way.. starts the login procedure and then logs off before finishing.
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Did you activate your copy of XP Home? Might it be an illigal copy and you updated to SP1?

I will bet dime to dollar it's one of the 2.

Edit - - - did you change any major pieces of hardware? If so, I believe in the communist world of MS, you have to re-activate XP Home again. MS must know everything about your system.

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Old 09-08-2003, 12:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It came preinstalled on a new Dell 6 months ago..this just started happening.. anyway I pulled the HD and put it in a different puter and copied what I needed off it and then formatted. Thanks for the repiles
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Old 09-08-2003, 02:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ahh the old take-my-crap-to-a-friends-house-and-get-my-stuff-then-reformat deal huh?
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Actually it was the friend bringing his crap to my house deal ;-)
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ooohhhh.... so it was the ol' take-my-friends-crap-over-to-my-house-so-i-can-save-my-crap-and-fix-my-crap-that-got-screwed-up-by-microsoft thing eh? that is ingenious shilton

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