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Posted: 8/23/2005 1:39:22 PM EDT
I started up in safe mode with networking and attempted to log in as the administrator and the computer stayed there saying it was loading my settings.

This went on for several minutes.

I had to hard boot to make it stop.

This is the first time it has done this.

I can log in as the other user though, from there.

I'm running XP Pro and no password to anything.

Any thoughts?



Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:43:55 PM EDT
Sounds like a corrupt driver, or maybe a bad hard drive. If it won't start in "Safe Mode" it's not good ... not good at all.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:47:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Sounds like a corrupt driver, or maybe a bad hard drive. If it won't start in "Safe Mode" it's not good ... not good at all.




It will boot into safe mode OK, the problem then is logging in as the "Administrator".

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:50:53 PM EDT
Try logging in as admin and just let it set overnight or however long it takes and see what happens.

I bet it is doing something. GIve it time, a computer is sometimes like a flower and it needs time to bloom.

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:51:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
It will boot into safe mode OK, the problem then is logging in as the "Administrator".

Can you log in a a new user and start a new profile, say, "ADMIN1" or something? The "Administrator" profile is certainly trying to load something the OS doesn't like. If you can load a new profile, at least you'll have some degree of stability in the drivers.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:52:43 PM EDT
enable verbose startup/shutdown status messages mode for windows xp.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_v.htm

scroll down to the "Verbose" section and do the registry tweak.

reboot into safe mode and try to log on as Administrator again. you should be able to see what the computer is hanging on.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:52:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Sounds like a corrupt driver, or maybe a bad hard drive. If it won't start in "Safe Mode" it's not good ... not good at all.




It will boot into safe mode OK, the problem then is logging in as the "Administrator".




Didya change your Admin password?? I know it's silly to ask...but sometimes the silly is the answer...and BTW...where the heck have you been lately???
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:00:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Sounds like a corrupt driver, or maybe a bad hard drive. If it won't start in "Safe Mode" it's not good ... not good at all.




It will boot into safe mode OK, the problem then is logging in as the "Administrator".




Didya change your Admin password?? I know it's silly to ask...but sometimes the silly is the answer...and BTW...where the heck have you been lately???




No password on this computer.

Classes started up again.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:20:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TPS-Report:
enable verbose startup/shutdown status messages mode for windows xp.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_v.htm

scroll down to the "Verbose" section and do the registry tweak.

reboot into safe mode and try to log on as Administrator again. you should be able to see what the computer is hanging on.





Tried it and no joy.

Thx for the link, there is lots of good info there.

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:32:56 PM EDT
are you running service pack 2? Alot of computers i've noticed running SP2 have been doing this. Seems an automatic update has been the problem.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:34:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
are you running service pack 2? Alot of computers i've noticed running SP2 have been doing this. Seems an automatic update has been the problem.




Yes SP2.

Should I go and re-install SP2 or?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:41:50 PM EDT
what antivirus are you running?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:44:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
what antivirus are you running?




System Mechanic 5 and Windows firewall.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:01:10 PM EDT
boot into safe mode try and uninstall your antivirus. I had had two computer do the same thing yours is, i unistalled the antivirus and the system would boot. sometimes you have to run manual uninstall utilites to get it to uninstall

other things it could be.
bad sectors on hd..... find out what named brand of HD you have go to their web site, they usually have a diganostic util that will test it.

damaged profile: you can get your info usually by taking the HD out and installing it in a differnt computer and copying it over. if your account is passworded, you will have to use a program like knoppix to retrieve it. that will require quite a bit of networking knowledge


Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:05:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
boot into safe mode try and uninstall your antivirus. I had had two computer do the same thing yours is, i unistalled the antivirus and the system would boot. sometimes you have to run manual uninstall utilites to get it to uninstall

other things it could be.
bad sectors on hd..... find out what named brand of HD you have go to their web site, they usually have a diganostic util that will test it.

damaged profile: you can get your info usually by taking the HD out and installing it in a differnt computer and copying it over. if your account is passworded, you will have to use a program like knoppix to retrieve it. that will require quite a bit of networking knowledge






Hey, thanks.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:12:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Crappybob:
GIve it time, a computer is sometimes like a flower and it needs time to bloom.





If SteyrAUG doesn't roll in here and call you a sorry ass hippie, I'll be surprised.
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