Keith, Unfortunatly the logon loop usually can only be fixed by re-installing windows, Fortunately you dont have to...When re-installing using a windows installation cd, in this case windows xp, You will be given the option to take advantage of their repair function. What the repair function does is it overwrites the existing operating system's core files, with the ones guarenteed to work(via valid cd of windows xp).So you can throw yourt hands in the air and party that you wont lose your files!!!
In case you arent so tech savvy here is MY step by step tutorial.
Step 1 - Boot up your pc, and enter the system bios setting, to do so press either the f10, f12, or del key, and ensure that your computer boots your cd/dvd drive before loading the hard discs
Step 2 - Insert the WindowsXP installion cd into the cd/dvd tray
Step 3 - Proceed through the cd, CAREFULLY, as to not select any options other then the ones to reinstall/repair windows. until you are asked whether to reinstall XP, or repair the existing one.
Step 4 - Select the "repair" option, and proceed further on in the installation.
Step 5 - continue the installtion, and reboot your pc.
Step 6 - Follow the wizard to complete the installation
Step 7 - Enter windows, yada yada, etc etc, and then install all needed drivers.
Step 8 - Delete all remnants of programs that need to be installed again. and re-install ONLY
what you need desperately at the time being, like firefox, cus' the defauly internet explorer, version whatever it is, sucks serious poo covered eggs.
Step 9 - Reboot, this time simply to check if it still is stuck in a loop
Step 10 - update windows via windows update.
Step 11 - Reboot(huh, seems a lil' repetitive, i know, but its on for precautionary reasons)
Step 12 - Your all set, note to you, stop downloading porn from untrusted sites, lol...just kiddin'...just be aware of what you install, and what you download.
Edited by Mr.GeekySqueeky, 29 January 2010 - 09:01 PM.