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drlovemoose

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I have a Sony Vaio running XP and when I turned it on yesterday I could not login. It gets to the screen where you can choose the user, in this case I have 2 users, no passwords are setup. I click on a username and it basically says loading personal settings next to the icon and few seconds later starts logging off and saving settings and goes back to same screen with the 2 user names. It doesn't even change screens everything happens on the same screen (on the welcome select user name). I tried going into safe mode and I get the same problem. I also selected safe mode with CMD prompt but it goes into the welcome screen with the usernames. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Belinrahs

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hello drlovemoose

Try booting into regular safe mode, and select the account Administrator if it appears -- this account should only appear in safe mode. If you can get in there I would suggest you try doing a System Restore to an earlier date from Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore. Let me know. :)
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rshaffer61

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It sounds like a usernit missing. Just a observation Belinrahs
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drlovemoose

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Thanks for your help guys but getting the same problem with Administrator account in safe mode. Just goes back to welcome screen.
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rshaffer61

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Do you have your win xp cd? If so do the following


put your winxp cd in cd drive and reboot your system
when prompted to push any key to boot to cdrom then click a key
Click R to enter recovery console

type the following

expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32
click enter

once it says
1 file copied
then type exit
and click enter
system will reboot
make sure to remove winxp pro cd before it boots up
let it boot fully
Windows should start normally

If not post with result

Edited by rshaffer61, 15 April 2009 - 04:16 PM.

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Belinrahs

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RShaffer61 I've seen your work around this forum -- why aren't you labelled as a full-blown tech yet :) I'm gonna talk to some people, you deserve it!
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rshaffer61

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Thank you. I'm doing my best for those I help. :)
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Awesome thanks a lot! worked! replaced the file.
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Congratulations driovemoose, great job getting it working again

You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help. Please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help.
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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