Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:55 AM
I did a quick search through google and couldn't find anything about this problem, so I figured I'd check here.
I don't turn my computer off at night. I like to listen to music, plus when I wake up, I like to check check some sites before work.
This morning, I woke up and there was no music playing. So when I turned my monitor on, I saw it was on the welcome/login screen (which I never use... I usually just turn on my computer and it goes straight to my desktop). This is where the problem occurs.
I clicked on "Compaq_User" and it said "Loading personal settings." My desktop appeared, without icons, for about half a second and then went back to the welcome/login screen and said "saving personal settings." That was it. The "saving personal settings" goes away and it's letting me click "Compaq_User" again. I clicked it and it did the same thing as before.
I tried turning off the computer and turning it on again. It brings me to the Welcome scree, goes to my desktop for about 4 or 5 seconds, then back to the Welcome/login screen. I tried again and the same thing happened.
Anyone know what the issue is? There's probably an easy way to bypass the Welcome/login screen, since I never used it before. But I don't know why it would have done this in the first place. Overnight, my computer must've turned off and whatever happened, happened. But no one had touched it and I hadn't downloaded or installed any new programs recently.
Thanks a lot for any help you can provide!