Windows wont log on
Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:06 PM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:46 PM
Edited by Titan8990, 19 January 2008 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 20 January 2008 - 10:58 PM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:12 PM
Do you mean if you try to do a Repair or Clean install the installation process can't find a lot of files?
Have you tried booting to Safe Mode and doing a System Restore to a date before this started happening?
See here for Safe Mode info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222
Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:31 AM
I can't log on even in safe mode. And when I tried to do a system restore, when I started having "Explorer.exe - bad image" errors, it did absolutely nothing and the only restore time was that day and after the errors were taking place. Then it just started not letting me log on but it had a different screen (not the normal log on screen). I came on here and looked at what others did to fix the problem and it was usually using the CD so I tried to use the CD and it told me files could not be found. But it did restore it to the oringinal log in screen that the computer came with.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 02:57 PM
Laptop system, you can't login, you can't boot to Safe Mode.
When you try to use your XP CD to do a Repair install, you get many "missing file" error messages.
Either the XP CD is defective, dirty or scratched or your CD drive is going bad. Try cleaning the CD with a soft cloth and a little (very little) soap and water. Clean from the inside edge to the outside edge, do not wipe in circles.
If that doesn't help, see if you can borrow a CD drive from a friend and try it in your computer, see if that helps.
Follow directions here to do a Repair Install: http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
If still no good, then you need to look at memory (RAM) as it can also cause this kind of problem.
There are two programs that are normally used to test computer memory, Memtest86 and Microsoft Memory Diagnostic. They are available from the following locations:
Microsofft Memory Tester
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