Solved: Stuck on login screen

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corie_1

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I have tried to help a friend with their laptop. It starts up fine, but once u get to the login screen and click on the user, it says loggin on, then goes to saving settings then logging off. Brings u right back to the login screen.

I have tried safe mode, networking, every thing listed. Nothing. I have even tried to reboot from the start up disk. Won't do it. Keeps going to the login screen. What am I missing? please help. He is working on a Dell Ispirion 9300. XP. thank you
 
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Sounds like the Startup disk is either not bootable or the laptop's BIOS isn't set to boot from CD first. Try the F2 key on startup to enter BIOS menus and make that change, then pop the CD in and try again.
 
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That's most odd. The only way a bootable disk can fetch you up back at login is if you missed the brief moment the message "hit any key to boot from CD" hits the screen - a message that MS sneaks in to fool us.
 
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