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WinXP Fails to Load Settings

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blublayze, Aug 16, 2004.

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  1. blublayze

    blublayze Thread Starter

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    Last night I had to shut down my computer through the power button, as the computer had froze (due to me routinely overloading it, not restarting it for several hours, etc). This is very normal, but when I turned the computer on today, it took an abnormally long time to boot up.

    When I entered my user password it spent a full two minutes loading my settings, then sent me to a blank desktop window. There are no errors that appear, I cannot use the little windows key on my keyboard to bring up programs, and the only way I can access anything is through ctrl+alt+delete.

    What went wrong? What can I do?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lance1

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    Boot into safe mode. Click start \ Run and type msconfig. Click the startup tab and see what is running at boot up.
     
  3. blublayze

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    Solved!

    Somehow after about five restarts, it solved itself.

    Thank you for your help, though!
     
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