Posted 25 October 2008 - 08:23 AM
Alright, so a week ago I said to myself "It is about time I cleaned up this mess of a computer." So I started to check the usual places. Deleting the temporary files, defragmenting the computer, running the usual anti-malware programs, the works. After sufficiently satisfied with what I had done(All routine stuff, no doing things I have not done a million times), I started a download of some large image files and went off for lunch. When I came back, it seemed the computer had crashed.
Alright, that seems to be rather odd but not unfixable. So I started the computer back up again, and noticed that there was no disk checking after the XP logo. The error message was:
No stera program found: skipping autocheck.
Odd. That was the only real thing that stood out during startup. After a few seconds, it flashes to the default blue background where the login window is supposed to appear. I can see the mouse cursor, and can move it. However, there is no login window. No keyboard commands seem to work(Ctrl+alt+delete, Windows key+C, alt+tab), and it seems the computer is stuck there unless I restart the computer manually.
Now I realize this post is a little long-winded, but I want to include everything involved with this problem. Already a week has gone by and I have found nothing related to this through google. Any help would be appreciated.