XP Pro Login logs off immediatly
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:12 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:29 PM
Click on File then New task (Run).
Enter explorer and press Enter.
That should bring up your normal Desktop. If it does, reboot and see if it remains.
If not, it's quite likely the entry in the registry that connects your user account to it's normal location on the hard drive has been messed up.
Before doing any of the following, make a backup of your registry. I suggest you install ERUNT to do this.
Your files are still there. Sounds like your user profile has lost it's connection with where it's data is stored.
If you are comfortable with using regedit, try this by booting to Safe Mode by pressing F8 during boot. Login as Administrator, no password.
The key is a registry entry that redirects Windows back to the ProfileImagePath of the original profile.
Click on Start then Run, type regedit[/b] and press Enter. Navigate to
Once there, you will see the SID's listed for all of the profiles on the machine. Something like this:
Within the Key for each SID there is an entry called ProfileImagePath that will look like
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\UserName...
Scroll through the SID's until you find the one with the screwy name, like
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\youruserid.2
This is just an example, could be someithing else weird.
Just edit the Key to remove the ".2", and it will point the user back to their old profile...
Got this from: http://techrepublic....ssageID=1914470
Also some excellent information here: http://www.lockergno...p-user-profile/
See here for Windows 7: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:48 PM
Edited by Duane1958, 12 February 2012 - 08:04 PM.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:07 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:26 PM
Otherwise, do you have a XP install CD? If so do a Repair Install, see if that corrects the problem.
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