Windows XP - Login then shuts down

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I was using the computer today then it just started shutting down, now whenever I login, it starts to load like normal, then just starts the shutting down process. The system works OK in safe mode so used that to scan for viruses/adware there was none of either. I created a second user account thinking that maybe my user account had been corrupted. Still no difference.

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I've had the same problem occur just today. Win XP Home SP1.

I have several accounts (some with and some without passwords), and it happens on all of them. Same symptoms, the logon starts, and then jumps to "logging off".

I ran a full virus check 2 days ago, but the PC does have loads of adware on it.

I can't use the PC to do anything, not even set up a new account.

Athlon 3200+ processor.
 
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DamonW

My problem was probably different then. I've solved my problem by doing an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of XP.
 
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I was working on a relative's computer and after installing Win XP SP2 and Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2005. Everything looked fine. Installed back at relative's house and every time I logged in, it would immediately log me out. Every account acted this way. I think I need to format, re-install and go through the whole system recovery.

Funny thing was before this there seemed to be a virus running (acsys.exe) and just increasing memory use to beyond machine capacity, resulting in very sluggish performance. There seems to be no info on this file anywhere. I cleared it out of several places and everything seemed to be ok. That's when I installed SP2 and Norton.

Any ideas for resolution?

If I find any, I'll post.
 
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