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XP logon problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by peetersjeff, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. peetersjeff

    peetersjeff Thread Starter

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    When starting my computer, it gets to the log on screen and then tries to "load personal settings" and stops.
    Does the same thing in safe mode.
    Any suggestions? Can I run chkdsk from command prompt?
    I tried "administrator" as user name and don't have the password.
    This is my own computer, not on any network. I never new the password for administrator.
     
  2. bonk

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    Just don't type anything in the place for a password...see what happens
     
  3. peetersjeff

    peetersjeff Thread Starter

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    I tried that and it just sits there "loading preferences".
     
  4. peetersjeff

    peetersjeff Thread Starter

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    I tried to reinstall Windows XP Pro, but it hangs on 27 minutes left. Tried several times.
    Everytime I try to reboot, it keeps trying to complete the install and hangs at 27 minutes left.
    I am guessing a bad spot on the hard drive. Any other guesses????Virus?????

    Guess I will just have to use the drive as a slave to get my data.

    Is there anything else I can do.
     
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