Windows XP Home Edition Logon Screen Prob

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I hate to say it but I think i just jacked me laptop.

I was working on cleaning a bunch of virus and think I may have deleted to wrong thing in the registery, I hope someone here can help me out.

Current Problem:

- Boot Laptop

- After the XP Loading screen I get what appears to the Windows XP
Logon Screen, expect nothing comes up, it just sites on the screen with just the blue background and Windows XP Logo and a mouse cursor.

- On that screen I can't do anything.

What I've Tried:

- Booting with last know good config (doesn't work)

- Booting with safe mode only (flashes the black Safe Mode screen then goes to the Blue Logon Screen)


Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
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I can't really be sure what's wrong without knowing what changes you made.

I'd recommend a repair install and then a complete virus scan.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... -us;315341

Folllow the instructions for Method 2:
Reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD.
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Won't doing a reinstallation of windows delete all my previously saved data on the laptop?
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If you do a repair install, you get to keep all of your data and programs. The only thing you would need to do is reinstall Windows updates.

That's why it's called a repair install. :)

It will look like a normal installation but don't worry. Just Follow the instructions on that Microsoft Page and you will be fine.
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As just a little idea other than the repair which I really believe is the best option in this case. More to learn a bit more about what might have happened what happens if you press Ctrl-Alt-Del at the login screen? I believe Windows 2000 had a thing where you could set it so you had to press Ctrl-Alt-Del to start logging in, not sure if XP has it though.

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http://helpdesk.nus.edu.sg/support/user ... .htm#LOGIN

Reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD
To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message appears on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

Note Your computer must be configured to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For more information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, see your computer's documentation or contact your computer manufacturer.
You receive the following message on the Welcome to Setup screen that appears:

This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP.



Also do you have a restore point ?
If you vcan boot to SafeMode then
you might be able to do a restore...you no..(System Restore)

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