I was having a malware problem, and in the course of having that fixed over in the malware forum I was told to install Windows XP Service Pack 1a.
So I ran the installation and everything seemed to go fine. The computer re-booted on its own, but during the reboot it got hitched up. The Windows XP screen appeared (with the progress bar underneath the logo), and then the screen went a nice blue color as if it was getting ready to boot up for good, but I never saw the desktop. Instead the computer just stops booting up (you can hear the audible whirring sound stop), and then restarts again. The process then repeats, and repeats, and repeats... If I were to leave the computer alone it appears that it would do this indefinitely.
I tried to boot-up in safe mode, but the same problem occurs. The only difference is that when the computer hitches up and terminates the boot-up process, an error message flashes across the screen. It is very difficult to read because it flashes so quickly, but after a few restarts in safe mode I was able to make something out. The message is something like "system fatal error: logon process terminated unexpectedly." There are some numbers as well, but they fly by too quickly to read.
Anyway, I would very much appreciate some help here. I was just starting to feel like I was going to get this malware problem addressed...
thanks so much,
Edited by Gava, 24 January 2006 - 05:36 PM.