When this finished the log on screen showed the user list with some original icons, some default. clicking an icon prompted a password request. Passwords acepted, error message then states that Windows cannot load local profile, windows tried loading registry item which is not in registry format.
Screen remains blank. Tried a safe mode start using last known good menu did not resolve the problem.
Any ideas other than a total XP installation, as I do not want o risk losing the user account/my documents etc.