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Logging off right after logging in!

Help! I can't log into my computer. It logs me off immediately after log in. I can't log in through safe mode either. I tried several suggestions from other forums, but nothing is working, including editing the registry key from my recovery CD. Any suggestions before I give up and reinstall the operating system and lose all my family pictures?!? I'm using Windows XP on a Dell Dimension 3000. I'm pretty handy with my computer, but I'm far from a "computer wiz" and don't uderstand some of the lingo, so step by step instructions would be appreciated! Thanks!

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In reply to: Logging off right after logging in!

One alternative is use the hard disk in another computer.

Get all the family pictures off that way before re-installing windows.

What was the last thing you did before it started this problem?



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hard disk

In reply to: Lisa

How do I do that? Sorry, for the ignorance. I wan't doing anything that caused it. I was on the night before, no problem, the next morning, I can't log in.


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I'm going to try and be general with this as I don't want to confuse you.

Your hard disk contains all of your information, pictures and vice versa.

The only way to get the information off of this hard disk is to take out the hard disk and put it in another machine.

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In reply to: Right.

hi friend,
What type of hard disk you are using in your it IDE or SATA hardisk

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In reply to: Right.

Thank you, but I gave up and took it to the "Geek Squad" at Best Buy. They will back it up, then I will reload my operating system. I just couldn't take any more time, I need my computer NOW!

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In reply to: Computer

You could of just done it yourself without paying any money.

Either way, glad it's resolved.

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