Cant login to windows normally
Posted 22 September 2007 - 12:07 PM
Posted 22 September 2007 - 12:49 PM
Windows keeps a log of system events. This includes errors too. Try booting into Safe Mode and viewing the log. Click on Start, Control Panel, switch to Classic View (if you haven't already), click Administrative Tools, and then open the Event Viewer. In the event viewer, you'll see different types of logs in the left pane. When you click on a log, it's results are displayed in the right pane. Have a look at the log files. Anything in red is bad. You can click on any entry for more information. For some reason though, I'm thinking someone once told me you can't get to the Administrative Tools in Safe Mode. I'm still recommending this as a research option because I can't confirm it isn't so.
If you can't get to the logs, or if you don't see anything in them that looks suspicious, I would turn to those hardware drivers I mentioned earlier. To see if hardware is the problem, do the following.
Turn your computer off. Unplug the power cord from the wall and the back of the PC. Then, press it's power button to drain any static electricity left on any of those circuit boards. Open the PCs case (varies by design...you may need a screwdriver) and remove the daughter cards you don't need for your comptuer to run (sound card, modem, network card (NIC), USB and/or Firewire card, etc.). In addition, remove the data cables from your CD and DVD drives as well. Now, plug the PC back into the wall and turn it on. Allow it to boot normally. If the system comes up like it should, you know one of those pieces of hardware is to blame. If that's the case, turn the computer off, unplug the power cable from the wall and the back of the PC, press the power button to drain the static electricity, and hook up one of your CD drives. Plug the computer up and turn it on. Allow Windows to boot normally. If the system still runs normally, you know the CD drive is OK. Continue this process of elimination until Windows starts to malfunction. Then, you'll know what device is causing the problems.
If, however, you've removed all of the unecessary hardware and Windows still acts up, you know you have a software problem on your hand. That will be another post when we get there.
This should get your started though. After all, we can't fix it if we don't know whats broken, right?
Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:47 PM
when i go to safe mode it hangs on agp440.sys
Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:57 PM
Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:28 PM
Posted 29 September 2007 - 03:17 PM
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