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Can't Log into Win XP Logon Screen, Get Immediate Logoff

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Tuesday, 2007-July-23rd

I have several Windows XP Home & Professional machines, that after they boot up and you are sitting there with the Windows XP logon screen for the accounts that were created, and I click, put in the password, They get logged off ASAP. The user will get logged off even if they don't have a password ... just click on there username, and they go right back to the user screen. All the machines got infected by not practicing safe computing. I've tried to boot up in safe mode, but no luck either.

So big problem, has anyone seen this problem and is there a way to fix it by downloading a virus removal tool and booting from a CD to fix it?

Thanks for your speedy response and help, much appreciated!!

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Try a Windows repair?
Alternatively wiping your machine might be the only way forward, seeing as in XP you can't do anything without actually logging into an account.
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The Skeptic

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If you suspect that malware infected your computers then you should post to the malware forum of G2G. Since all the computers are infected all will have to go through the same procedure otherwise they may infect each other again.

Use the link in my signature for the malware forum and take the preliminary steps to each and every one of your computers. Then If the problems persist post to the forum and wait for instructions. had it been only one computer you could also post a HJT log. Since there are some computers to deal with I would suggest that you wait for instructions.
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