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#1 puffdrgn

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:51 AM

When clicking on user at the Welcome screen the system starts to login and before login is finish starts the logout process and returns you to the Welcome screen. Can not enter safe mode. I have fixed machines with this problem in the past by running Windows repair, but there must be a better way. Any ideas.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:46 PM

Hello there, yes with a bit of luck we should be able to fix this without a repair installation.

I'm moving this topic to the appropriate forum.

OK this file is big Print these instruction out so that you know what you are doing

Two programs to download

First

ISOBurner this will allow you to burn OTLPE ISO to a cd and make it bootable. Just install the program, from there on in it is fairly automatic. Instructions

Second
  • Download OTLPE.iso and burn to a CD using ISO Burner. NOTE: This file is 292Mb in size so it may take some time to download.
  • When downloaded double click and this will then open ISOBurner to burn the file to CD
  • Reboot your system using the boot CD you just created.

    Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
  • Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.
  • Double-click on the OTLPE icon.
  • When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select Yes
  • When asked "Do you wish to load remote user profile(s) for scanning", select Yes
  • Ensure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OK
  • OTL should now start. Change the following settings
    • Change Drivers to Use Safelist
  • Press Run Scan to start the scan.
  • When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\OTL.txt
  • Copy this file to your USB drive if you do not have internet connection on this system
  • Please post the contents of the OTL.txt file in your reply.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:55 AM

After clicking the ok for Automatically Load All Remaining Users I get the following error:

RunScanner Error
Registry Access Error, ret=999:
Error performing inpage operation.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:42 AM

This error indicates there might be some problem with your harddisk.

If you have your XP CD at hand, use it to boot from. If not, follow the instructions below to create a bootable CD.

Please download the Recovery Console Bootable CD iso
Unzip the file and user your favourite burning application to burn the iso to a CD. Note, this is not the same as just burning the iso file on a CD.
  • Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

  • If your PC is not booting from the CD, you need to change the boot order:
    • Restart your PC
    • As soon as you get an image, press the Setup key. This is usually F2, or Del. On some machines the key can also be a different one. It should, however, be stated on the screen which key is the setup key.
    • Once you enter the computer's BIOS, use the arrow keys and tab key to move between elements. Press enter to select an item to change.
    • Navigate to the tab, where you can set the boot order. It should be called Boot or Boot order
    • The tab should now show your current boot order.
      If the CD-drive is not at the top, please navigate to the CD-Rom drive with the keys arrows. Then move it to the top of the list. The keys for switching boot position are usually + to move up and - to move down. However they can be different, but they should be stated in the help, so that you can find them easily.
    • Once the CD-drive is on top of the boot order, navigate to Exit and select Exit saving changes.
  • Your PC should now boot from your CD.
    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

  • When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

  • A command prompt will open
Once in Recovery Console, please type chkdsk /r and hit enter.

Let the disk scan run unhindered.

Type exit to exit and restart your PC.


Afterwards try to run the OTLPE scan again.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:41 PM

I just went ahead and did a windows repair which fixed the login problem, removed the malware and junk with malwarebytes and hijack this. Thanks for trying to help.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:55 AM

Glad to hear things are running fine now smile.gif

Let me know if you need any more help or if I can close this topic.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:21 PM

Due to lack of feedback this topic is now closed.

If you are the original topic starter and you need this topic reopened, please send me a PM.

Everyone else, please start a new topic.

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