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On my other computer, it was getting pretty laggy so I used Treadmicro to speed things up. I've used it before without any problems. But after I used it yesterday, I'm having trouble logging on to my account. I would enter my password, it would go through the 'loading user settings' screens and pull up my desktop, but after a couple seconds it automatically logs off and takes me back to the login screen again. No icons appeared and neither did the start button or the taskbar. The same thing happens when I go into safe mode and try the administrator account, or the 'last known good configuration' option. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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See if you can get any further with this

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

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Thank you for the quick reply.

I am unable to log on to the admin account since it automatically logs off before any other screen shows up.
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Did it still do that using safe mode with command prompt instead of safe mode

Safe Mode with Command Prompt (SAFEBOOT_OPTION=Minimal(AlternateShell)): This option is the same as Safe mode, except that Cmd.exe starts instead of Windows Explorer.
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Yeah, I've tried all three options of safe mode, and they all take me to the same log in screen.
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You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the power button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM


If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install

Click this to view the XP Repair Install Guide

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive


After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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