The user account that is not password protected, you click at the logon screen, and it tell you it's logging in. Then it loads the wallpaper and nothing else. Immediately after seeing the wallpaper load, it goes back to the "logging off" notification, and returns to the welcome screen. I've received identical results CTRL-ALT-DELing into the administrator account (which is not password protected). It loads, shows the wallpaper briefly, then logs off and returns to the welcome screen.
I do not have the password to the last account to test if this is happening with all the accounts.
I'm not sure what to do. Is this something to load up the recovery console for? I'm not getting errors for the physical disk, and it's obviously booting into windows (two of the primary reasons a person would load up the recovery console - to chkdsk or fixmbr). What tools or utilities do I need to load up to diagnose and cure this problem?
Edited by hamluis, 06 November 2010 - 08:02 AM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.