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When I log into xp home, it says "loading your personal settings" and the logging off real quick. I am setup as an admin but can't get in for some reason. I ran a clean up utility by wincleaner prior to having this problem. Could it have wipped out my user files? I can't login as a guest either. Any help?
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have you tried starting in safe mode (F8 on start-up) ? if yu do and still can't loggon then you can always try a system restore. i've never done one so i can't help you mucch with the how to on that.
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I tried starting in safe mode and get the same result. I also tried starting last known good configuration and that didn't seem to work either. Any other idea's or places to check?
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do you have your xp install cd? if you do get into your bios and set the boot priority so that the cd-romis first in line...(let me know if you need help on how to work the bios). usethe boot from CD option and then the start-up using cd option once the install screen comes up. see what happens...
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I don't have it. The computer I'm working on is not my its a friends. I was doing some cleanup work, they had a ton of viruses and other nasty files that caused a whole lot performance problems for them. Any other options you can think of?
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hmmm...it could be any number of things if you say you were doing a lot of cleaning...could be that the registry is corrupted in such a way that it is not recognizing some of the boot commands...probably the HD still has most of the files on it they just can't be accessed...you really should try to hunt down a install/repair cd for xp and run it. is there anyone you know who might have an install cd for XP home? that''s about the best i can do for you. if you can't get one i suggest you repost your question being that there's already about five or six posts on this one and sometimes people will overlook questions thinking they've been addressed. Good Luck,
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thanks for your help. I will try to hunt down a disk and repost the question.
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