I have Windows XP media edition SP2. I built my own machine and installed the software directly from MS (so there was no disk). The machine boots, then goes into the windows screen and asks to click on the user. When I click on myself (or admin for that matter), it says it is loading my personal settings and I see my background, but then it instantly logs me off and puts me back on the "click on user" screen. It will continue to do this viscious circle if I continue to click on any user.
Here is what I have done. I recently joined this site that helps one create presentations (it is a montly paid site). In order for these "java" scripts (which do the presentations) to run, it requires IE - I typicall try to avoid MS products and use Firefox or netscape, but this only works on IE. So I started using IE - and it would constantly crash. Then on reboot, it would work for a while and crash (comes up with that window that asks to send error to MS), so I figured that I would download the latest version of IE 7. It fixed the problem only for an hour, then it would crash ie and all other MS apps. The next day (today), my machine is in the mode described above. I have tried Hirens 9.0 on it and the only thing it came up with is "KILLCMOS" as a virus, but it wouldn't delete it. When I did a search on KillCMOS it stated that virsus sw often mistaken that as maleware or a virus. I am thinking that somehow the download of IE 7 has a BIG part of my problem. I was slow and having problems when i started with MS - but am dead with IE7.
If anyone could PLEASE help me, I would be SOOOO happy! I can't do anything without my pc and I am taking a remote, online course in Dreamweaver on Friday night - so I need my pc!