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I went into startup and disabled items i did not think I needed to speed up the computer. Obviously I disabled necessary start up functions. When I boot up, it get the welcome screen, I log on my user name, I see the screen for a second and then it goes to saving settings and back to user log on. I cannot access anything except safe mode but cannot find anything to help.
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in safe mode can you get to system restore? if so try to restore your system to a time before you fiddled with it
To use the Windows System Restore utility:

Through Help and Support:
  • Click Start, and then click Help and Support.
  • Under Pick a Task, click Undo changes to your computer with System Restore.
  • Follow the instructions on the wizard.

Through the All Programs menu:
  • Click Start.
  • Point to All Programs.
  • Point to Accessories.
  • Point to System Tools.
  • Click System Restore.
  • Follow the instructions on the wizard.

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I cannot find system restore option on the screen.
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not through either of those methods?
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Correct. I cannot access "all programs" or anything else except for the safe mode screen
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so you can't even get to the start menu?
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correct
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try this
Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

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As soon as I log on as an Administrator

"Loading your personal settings" and a second later:
"Saving your settings"

Back to Welcome
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