View Full Version : Problem starting up Win XP

17-09-2004, 03:20 PM
I’m running XP home, and for the last couple of days I haven’t been able to start up properly. I get the “Welcome” screen and I click on my name, then I get a brief flash of my desktop before it says “logging out…” and then goes back to the welcome screen. I have tried restarting and logging out; I hit F8 and tried safe mode and rolling back to last known good configuration; I even tried unplugging my keyboard in case it was a jammed key – none of it made any difference. I’ve tried hunting on the net but can’t find any mention of this happening. Is it a virus or is there anything I’ve missed?
Any help VERY gratefully received!

17-09-2004, 03:31 PM
Is SP1 or SP2 installed??

Does it restart continuously?? everytime u start it up?? Or just sometimes??

And do u have a Umax scanner if the above happens?

17-09-2004, 03:41 PM
Can you boot into safe mode?


17-09-2004, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the replies

Spacemannz: I have SP1. It's not a continuous thing - it just goes back to the welcome screen and "sits" - but it is every time I try to logon. It's only happened since Wednesday, and there was nothing untoward that happened before that. No Umax scanner either.

Lo: no, I've tried safe mode, and trying the last known good configuration but exactly the same thing happens.