(OS: XP Home)
Ein the PC will not start up anymore. Which is most likely my fault.
Something is causing it to log off of my profile during startup, even in safe mode. Meaning I have no access to my sprites, game models, music, and FPS Creator/RPGXP.
There has been an issue for some time where the windows gui would not come up, except for the task manager and the wallpaper. From the task manager I could run Mozilla, or winamp, paint, explore, pretty much anything (Yup, we're back to 3.1). But it would be stuck in the startup. I once ran Spybot to scan, once it was done it prompted me to scedule another scan at the next startup. The scan started almost immediately after I closed Spybot. Almost immediately after it was complete, the desktop ui appeared.
The next time, I looked in my task manager and spotted several explorer.exe entries in the active processes display. When I killed all but one of them, the desktop ui and start bar appeared again. I now knew what to do. But I dreaded turning the thing off/on again.
I worked around this by telling my computer to hibernate instead of just turning it off. That seemed to work until I did a windows update (in retrospect, a moment of pure stupidity). Which forced my PC to restart. But the next time I logged in, it showed me the wallpaper, and then a message that it was logging off.
Unless there's some other way, I'm going to have to wipe the hard drive and reinstall XP. Which means everything from my sprites to my music, textures and models, everything, will be lost.
If anyone can help me, please post or e-mail me at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
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Edited by tg1911, 15 July 2006 - 09:50 PM.