But anyways, the original problem I had was as follows:
"Every time I restart my computer, the login prompt comes up, I type in my password, it says 'Windows is starting up...' and then it just sits at the blank screen without making any progress. So I press the restart button (IBM ThinkPad R51) for a second, and then a message comes up that says:
'Other people are logged on to this computer. Shutting down Windows might cause them to lose data. Do you want to continue shutting down?'
If I say No, then nothing happens and it goes back to the blank screen. If I say Yes, then my desktop comes up and everything works fine.
After browsing online I realized many people had a similar problem, but only when shutting down their computers, not starting up. I tried some of the solutions recommended for that problem, but nothing has worked. I'm the only person who uses this computer and I'm not connected to any other computers over a network, and my wireless has WEP encryption."
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Lemme know if there's any more info I can provide that would be useful.