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Xp Login Problem

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#1 gazbod


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Posted 20 April 2007 - 01:26 PM

Please help. I cannot log in to XP. The welcome screen comes up as usual, I hit my profile to enter, I get a brief glimpse of my wallpaper, then it closes back down to the welcome screen with the message "logging off"

Thing is, I think I may have disabled something yesterday while using startup database to deactivate some of my startup items, clearly, I have deactivated something important here. Frustratingly, I cannot reactivate the damn thing cos I cant get onto my PC, also, I dont know how to get the PC to boot up so I can choose to start in safe modem which I think will bypass the login screen. Only way I can get the choice of startup modes is by crashing the PC during loading, but then I have a USB keyboard that doesnt activate and, therefore, allow me to arrow up and choose safe mode.

This is driving me nuts, please help

Edited by gazbod, 20 April 2007 - 01:27 PM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:51 PM

You need to get into safemode and figure out what you turned off. Reboot the machine, as soon as the BIOS startup screen comes on start tapping the F8 key. A screen should come up that asks you what you want to do. Select safemode. As you have discovered, msconfig should not be taken lightly. If you don't know what something is, it's best to Google it first. Instead of using msconfig, try Mike Lin's starter control panel or Codestuff Starter
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#3 Erik the Expert

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:27 PM

I have run into this before when trying to hack the XP Home Activation. Some of the bad hacks actually really mess stuff up. If this is the case try and undo what you did.

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