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Tsunami317

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Last night I ran McAfee virus scan and now when I log into windows it immediately logs me back out, and sends me to the login screen essentially creating a loop. It seems like many people have had similar problems, but several months ago so I'm hoping there is a simpler fix out there right now. Another problem is that I just moved and don't have an XP CD (my code is on the bottom of my computer but I can't find the disk), but I am actively trying to borrow a disk to try some of these solutions. So my question is- is it better to try and run a windows XP self-repair, or use the repair console and try to repair individual files, I'm worried that this might be tricky since I don't know exactly what the problem was. MOST IMPORTANTLY I cannot risk erasing the data on my hard drive, I'm wondering if it would be possible to remove the hard disk before I even try these repairs just to ensure that I don't erase the data that is on there, or if I can have the data extracted without being able to log into windows, because I will absolutely die if all of my pictures, documents and programs are lost from my hard drive.

Note if it matters I was in safe mode when I ran the McAfee virus scan and quarantined the files because a virus was preventing me from installing or running any programs in my normal startup mode.

Thank you all very much for your help and suggestions!
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The problem you are having is commonly known as a userinit issue. The way to fix it requires you have your Windows XP disk. It will not format your drive but it always advisable to backup before any kind of change in the system files is attempted.
With that being said here are the instructions for doing a backup of your data files before we fix the problem.


Get Puppy Linux Download this file:
puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso
and burn it to cd
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if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files get burncdcc from my signature below ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start


make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....

put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....puppy will boot and run totally in ram...if your hardware is in good working order you will know...
after you get it running and your at the desktop...you take the puppy linux cd out and then you can use the burner to copy all yor data to cd/dvds
you can also use it to backup your data to a external usb harddrive..You must have it hooked to the computer when you boot up with puppy.
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But how can I run this CD burning program if I can't login to windows, it won't open the CD drive for me when it is turned off, and I can't run anything without getting into windows, or is this something to do once I get back into windows? Thanks
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The program runs completely in memory. nothing i suggest for this will use windows.
If you burn the program as I have outlined the disk will become bootable on its own.
This means that it will run before windows even tries to start.

Edited by rshaffer61, 26 May 2009 - 01:56 PM.

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