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Windows XP login trouble


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#1 littiot

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 11:27 AM

Last night, I accidentally shut my computer off manually using the power button. I have done this before, so I just shrugged it off. When I tried to turn on my computer this morning, it started beeping when it got to the screen that lets you log on to your accounts. We have two accounts: My Parents' account (not password protected, and the one I am on now), and Mine, which is password protected, and the account I shut my computer off from last night.

So when I clicked on my account and tried to enter my password, it wouldn't take. So I logged on to my parents account. Then I logged off of that account, and tried to log on to my own account again, but it didn't work. So I turned off the computer, and when it got to the account screen again, it automatically went on to my parent's account.

Can anyone help me fix this? I would not like to use system restore, it is my last option. Please let me know if I'm unclear. Thanks.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 11:34 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

It seems that your user profile might be damaged.

You may want to try using the following tool: Download details User Profile Hive Cleanup Service - http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/details...;displaylang=en

Not even sure how this works or what it does...but I don't think it can hurt your situation, nor am I saying that it will help.

What I would probably do (since I would assume that my old profile was now damaged): How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=811151

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