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Solved: Instant log off upon log in

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thebookwyrm, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. thebookwyrm

    thebookwyrm Thread Starter

    Jul 28, 2006
    Can somebody help with my XP problem?
    A few days ago, my anti-spyware programme (I use Spycatcher express) alerted me that it had detected two files: one was definitely spyware and so it was quarantined and but there was no information for the other, even on the internet, so I was not sure what to do. I decided to quarantine it until I could find better information (better safer than sorry). I logged off, then later tried to log on again. However when I tried, it displayed the loading message, flashed my desktop for a fraction of a second then logged off without me wanting it to. The same thing happened when I tried the 7 other user accounts available on the welcome screen (I have a big family). After a bit of research, I learnt that I should try it in safe mode, which I did, and it let me log on. I immediately thought that the file I had quarantined must have been an important file, so I unquarantined it, then logged of to test the change. It still did not let me log on normally, and worse still, it no longer logs on to safe mode either. I have also tried using the "last good" mode, and that has not worked. Is there anything else I can try or will I have to restore windows xp (bearing in mind I have no way of backing up the files, some of which are important).
    Please reply quickly.
  2. pehbond


    Nov 22, 2005
    boot from ya windows xp disk then use the repair then when the dos screen appears type bootcfg /rebuild this should repair your boot settings
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
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