The computer starts up, brings up the log-in screen, I type in the password, and it starts logging in, says "Loading settings", brings up the wallpaper for a second, then says "saving settings" and immediately logs off and goes back to the log-in screen ready for another login. (After which it will do the same thing again, of course)
I've tried safe mode... same thing happens.
Recently it had a virus that I spent some time getting rid of (Advanced Virus Remover—a rogue anti-spyware program) After it was removed, on the next re-start, this began happening. It's the exact same issue as discussed in this thread http://www.geekstogo...Off-t15771.html
except that it wasn't BlazeFind, so I don't think a "wsaupdater.exe" exists here...
Still, it's probably the userinit registry messing up for whatever reason, and I've created a boot CD with the Windows XP Recovery Console on it, except that I don't know the administrator password to get into it... Yes, I've tried a blank password, and I've tried the password I use to log in normally; neither of them work.
Aaaand, this is where I am right now. Any ideas?
....is there some way to perhaps do system restore before windows starts up? There is on one of our other computers, but I can't find any such option on the problematic one...
Edited by ACher91, 29 November 2009 - 02:06 PM.