No login screen in XP Pro


J

justabill

Man do I have a problem! When I try booting into XP it will get up to the
point where the logon screen should apper, and it doesn't. I just get to the
blue screen (not to be confused w/the BSOD) but it never gets to the point
where it says 'Welcome" and I can log in. There is a mouse cursor there that
I can move around but nothing else, not even disk activity. Nada, zip, zilch.

I've tried safe mode, safe mode w/networking. safe mode w/command prompt,
last known good configuration, debug, etc. all but the one for Domain
Controllers. Done the 3 fingered salute (Ctrl+Alt+Del) to bring up the other
login screen. I've booted from cd's that allow access to NTFS and run chkdsk.
Used linux to reset my password. (All partitions report normal and healthy in
linux BTW) I'm totally out of ideas on this one.

Any ideas folks?
 
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Shenan Stanley

justabill said:
Man do I have a problem! When I try booting into XP it will get up
to the point where the logon screen should apper, and it doesn't. I
just get to the blue screen (not to be confused w/the BSOD) but it
never gets to the point where it says 'Welcome" and I can log in.
There is a mouse cursor there that I can move around but nothing
else, not even disk activity. Nada, zip, zilch.

I've tried safe mode, safe mode w/networking. safe mode w/command
prompt, last known good configuration, debug, etc. all but the one
for Domain Controllers. Done the 3 fingered salute (Ctrl+Alt+Del)
to bring up the other login screen. I've booted from cd's that
allow access to NTFS and run chkdsk. Used linux to reset my
password. (All partitions report normal and healthy in linux BTW)
I'm totally out of ideas on this one.

Any ideas folks?

Repair installation with a Windows XP CD that has integrated into it the
same level of Service Pack you believe the machine in question to be. If
you don't know just use an SP3 integrated CD.
 
J

justabill

Shenan Stanley said:
Repair installation with a Windows XP CD that has integrated into it the
same level of Service Pack you believe the machine in question to be. If
you don't know just use an SP3 integrated CD.
 
J

justabill

Shenan Stanley said:
Repair installation with a Windows XP CD that has integrated into it the
same level of Service Pack you believe the machine in question to be. If
you don't know just use an SP3 integrated CD.


Sorry about the previous reply. When I went to post it I got a server busy
response and just hit F5 to refresh and hit send without making sure it
contained my response. My apologies.

As for your excellent suggestion... Unfortunately, I had forgoten to
mention that this is an OEM install so a repair wouldn't work; who knows
where they have the hives scattered on this disk. The only options that are
avalible from the Recover partition and the recover DVD that came with this
box are reformating the NTFS partition and a fresh install, thus overwriting
my files and then I'd also have to uninstall all the add on crap that comes
with it. While the second option is to fdisk the entire disk and another
fresh install. This would of course wipe out a perfectly good linux install.
(Win is for games-Lin is for everything else) Something I don't want to do.

Any other suggestions?


Bill
 
J

John John (MVP)

justabill said:
:





Sorry about the previous reply. When I went to post it I got a server busy
response and just hit F5 to refresh and hit send without making sure it
contained my response. My apologies.

As for your excellent suggestion... Unfortunately, I had forgoten to
mention that this is an OEM install so a repair wouldn't work; who knows
where they have the hives scattered on this disk. The only options that are
avalible from the Recover partition and the recover DVD that came with this
box are reformating the NTFS partition and a fresh install, thus overwriting
my files and then I'd also have to uninstall all the add on crap that comes
with it. While the second option is to fdisk the entire disk and another
fresh install. This would of course wipe out a perfectly good linux install.
(Win is for games-Lin is for everything else) Something I don't want to do.

Any other suggestions?

The hives are in the the same place as all other Windows XP
installations. Your best bet is to try the procedure suggested by other
posters in the other group where you posted the same request. Otherwise
there really isn't much that we can suggest. You can download the 6
floppy setup diskette set from Microsoft and start the Recovery Console
with those or you can download a Recovery Console ISO image on the net.
Or just access the Windows partition with your Linux installation and
move the hives about from there.

John
 
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J

justabill

:

Or just access the Windows partition with your Linux installation and
move the hives about from there.

Got feed up with it after booting from the DVD and it over writing GRUB.
Just booting from the DVD and not doing a recovery over wrote it. Not very
nice so I moved my data files to home and killed the 2 win partitions. Oh
well, I guess if I want to run a win32 app I'll just wine it. Thanks to all
the folks here that really tried to help me and good luck with your OS of
choice.


Bill
 
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