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ernmen

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When I select ctrl/alt/del and issue the correct login and pw, windows xp acts like it is logging in but then logs me out and returns to the login screen. I have tried all safe modes and have removed the harddrive and scanned it for sasser viruses etc. System restore does not work either. I have also tried the administrator account login. Is there a work around to get my desktop back? I am stumped on what to do next...any assistance is appreciated. Thanks.
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Is there anyone who can assist? Hard to believe this is uncommon problem....Thanks!
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i once saw the same thing that was after i partitioned a windows drive with partition magic i found no way of fixing it other then getting my xp cd out and using the repair fuction.
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Hi ernmen...Welcome to G2G!

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete. From the task manager, Click "New Task"...type sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /) and press "Enter". You will be asked for your installation cd, so have it handy. Wait for the scan to finish (this might take up to an hour). When it's finished, click Start then Run (or use the Task Manager again)...type chkdsk /r /x (Again...note the spaces) and reboot when prompted. This will run on boot-up so restart will take a while...be patient.

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try as wannabe says but i much doubt ull be able to get into it. i know i couldnt repair was the only suceessful method id found, maybe if u boot from the xp and run the recovery console u can run chkdsk /p. which could solve problem that would save the complete repair process.

Edited by The one, 15 September 2005 - 08:08 PM.

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Hi ernmen...Welcome to G2G!

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete.  From the task manager, Click "New Task"...type sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /) and press "Enter".  You will be asked for your installation cd, so have it handy.  Wait for the scan to finish (this might take up to an hour).  When it's finished, click Start then Run (or use the Task Manager again)...type chkdsk /r /x (Again...note the spaces) and reboot when prompted.  This will run on boot-up so restart will take a while...be patient.

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When I press Ctrl + Alt + Delete I get the login prompt...and I am unabel to log in to run task manager at all...
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Try Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
When the computer is starting up, press the F8 key. When you are presented with your choices, select "Safe Mode With Command Prompt". If that loads, try wannabe1's last post.
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While your in safe-mode with command-prompt; I also want you check whether the following files exist in the c:\windows\system32 folder:
wsaupdater.exe
userinit.exe
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Also boot into normal safe-mode:
Start -> Run.
Type: regedit
Press <enter>
In the "registry editor"; Goto:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Give me the variable and its value on the right-hand side pane in this key.
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:tazz: got the same problem,can;t even login to safe mode,it acted as same when you tryin to login to normal mode,it seems logging in,but suddenly log u off,can;t do anything about it,any helps appreciated!
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