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xp locks up after entering password

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mikennc, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. mikennc

    mikennc Thread Starter

    Apr 11, 2004
    Windows boots as normal but as soon as you hit enter after typing in your password for any of the user accounts the pc locks/freezes up. Only thing to do is to reboot system. And ctrl+alt+delete wont even work for that must physically reboot pc. Any suggestions.
  2. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    As a test, what happens if you boot to safe mode and log in.

    If that works you might want to:

    1. Run MSCONFIG and remove any apps from starting automatically that you don't need.

    2. Run several good spyware removal programs such as Spybot, Ad-Aware and Spysweeper
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