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#1 BigK

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:44 PM

After starting computer and entering log in password, computer begins to start. Wallpaper comes on but nothing else. After a minute, computer logs off and then goes back to the log in screen. It does this when trying to enter Safe Mode as well.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:07 PM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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#3 BigK

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 03:51 PM

Problem continues. Laptop starts fine, goes as far as the wallpaper after entering password. However then it sits for a minute, automatically logs off and you go right back to the enter password screen. I loaded the XP disc and ran check disk from the recovery console. It found one error and corrected it, but the problem has not been corrected.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:07 PM

One item to try:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:20 PM

http://thinkinginpixels.com/quick-fixes/fi...onlog-off-loop/
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