I'm hoping someone here might have some advice for this unusual problem with my home desktop!
I restarted my computer the other day and it loaded up to the Windows Log-on screen. This is very unusual since I've always had it set up to start-up directly to my desktop.
The maddeningly frustrating part is that I can't get past this screen! I click on my profile, it says, "Loading your personal settings...", then IMMEDIATELY changes to "Logging off...", and then "Saving your settings..."
Note that I've never had a password and it doesn't ask for one. It just goes from Loading to Logging off to Saving.
I've tried starting up into Safe Mode which gives me the "Administrator" profile at the Log on screen in addition to my own, but I have the same issue. I also tried the option to revert to the last working configuration with no luck.
My PC is essentially useless at the moment...I'm typing this from my work laptop.
The only two things that I think have changed recently is that I deleted some type of adware file that came up in a virus search and also my friend was messing around with the printer sharing settings trying to get my broken printer to work.
If anybody has any ideas on what might be wrong and/or could help or point me in the right direction, I would GREATLY appreciate it! Please let me know if I could provide more detail.
Thanks for reading,