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Windows XP Won't log On!


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elt220

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I am able to start my computer, but i only get as far as the Log in screen. I try to log in any user name, but it does not work. it just logs off again and goes back to welcome screen. PLEASE help!
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I am able to start my computer, but i only get as far as the Log in screen.  I try to log in any user name, but it does not work. it just logs off again and goes back to welcome screen.  PLEASE help!

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Try booting in "safe mode" (press F8 key while your PC is starting up). And see if you can at least get to your desktop. Good luck and keep us posted.

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I tried that but it still didn't work. I found a site that told me how to fix it however, even though i had to pull some strings of my own.

Try the Safe Mode fix before recovery console.


Recovery console.

http://www.kellys-ko.../win_xp_rec.htm


Direct Bootup Without Typing Password.

http://www.kellys-ko...p_passwords.htm



Repair XP:

http://www.webtree.c...0Configuration:



At the recovery prompt:
OR
(Safe Mode with Command Prompt).


C:\windows
type 'cd system32' the directory should now be
C:\windows\system32
type 'copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe'
1 file should be copied, now REBOOT.


I couldn't copy "userinit.exe" because it didn't exist in my system folder, so I copied the file from my laptop and copied it from a floppy disk. That fixed the problem! :tazz:
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