Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Cant sign into windows. Automatically signs off. Help.


  • Please log in to reply

#1
StackVibe

StackVibe

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
Whenever i sign into one of the users. The desktop wallpaper come up for like a split second and then the user signs back off bringing me back to the users window. This happens with all users as well as in safe mode. Ive read up on similar topics and everyone says to fix it i would need to just boot the computer from the windows installation cd and use the recovery console. The problem is for some reason the cd is not being booted from. I even changed the order up so that the CD ROM is the first to be read. Nothing. What can i do?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
StackVibe

StackVibe

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
Can anyone help me out with this.
  • 0

#3
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
What cd are you using to boot to?
Is it a full installation disk or a upgrade?
Is it Genuine or a Recovery disk?
Is it store bought or downloaded.
  • 0

#4
StackVibe

StackVibe

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
Im using the Windows Xp Professional genuine full installation cd that came with the computer.
  • 0

#5
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Is this a branded computer or a custom built?
When you said you made the cdrom the first to boot did you do this?

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.

Hopefully you have already put the XP cd in the drive before all this. If everything is setup correctly you will get a black screen with the following message in the upper left corner:
"Push Any Key To Boot To Cd". When you see this then push any key and the cd will take over. Then follow the prompts or if you need assistance we will help.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP