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Log on /log off loop & Black screen hang

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#1 hiddnhippie


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:54 PM

Well, now I've done it. I had the same log on log off loop problem I've seen posted a few times. (Where XP logs me out right after logging in) I followed the same procedures in a few articles, with no improvement. Even a paralell install off my system disk, still no difference. So the last thing I did was (from the MS/XP site) I copied all 5 hives then deleted & re-installed them- Weeelll this must have been an OEM installation cuz now I can't even get into recovery console from the system disk, (there was a warning about that on MS --oops!) The laptop in question doesn't get used alot anymore but, I do have a few business files I like to find & copy off ( if it's at all possible now)
When I get to the "press any key to boot from CD" prompt, I can go into RC, as far as "press R to enter repair", when asked for the administrator password it just says "password is not valid" (just hitting "enter"- never had a password). I can do it 3 times then the system resarts. When I started into this a few days ago one of the first things I did was run the hard drive test in setup It ran through the "quick test" OK. The "comprehensive test" returned results with "#02-7 Fail" message. I'm sure I'm screwed, it's just a matter of how badly. Thanxs in advance for any info, I'm new to the site but in the right hands, the Info here is true accurate & good. (.........maybe my hands aren't the right ones-huh?) :thumbsup:

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:27 PM

Whose hard drive diagnostic?

Any clarification of errors should be available at the website of whomever authored the diagnostic (Dell, Gateway, Hitachi, etc.).


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