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login lockup

by cobra513 / August 14, 2007 1:14 PM PDT

I have a gateway 450 rog laptop that likes to lockup at the login screen, it will say windows is loading but not give any login accounts to activate so you can get windows to load up. If you tap the enter button at just the right time you can get past this and to the account log in, but if you miss it or it doesn't make it that far on it's own, you have to do a hard shutdown and try again. Any ideas people. By the way there is only one logon account active.

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by tomron / August 14, 2007 1:24 PM PDT
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Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem....

What is your OS,is it XP pro?

Have you run any scans?

Did you try last known good config?


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by cobra513 / August 18, 2007 2:11 AM PDT
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It is a Gateway model 450rog 1.4 ghz with windows XP pro, mobile radeon 7500, graphics card with 768mb ram. I have two of these laptops purchased used after being cleaned and refurbished. They were originally salesmens computers for a large company and they update to new ones and sell off the old ones every two years. The only difference between the two is one has no multiple user log on and boots up just fine. The one with multiple user log on only has one user activated. This is the one that locks up. Some times when you do get it to the log on there is a windows xp log in box that also appears with a warning saying it was unable to log you on to the system but when you click the user name on the main screen it logs you right in with no problem.

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Try booting to the default ADMINISTRATOR account ...
by Edward ODaniel / August 18, 2007 5:45 AM PDT
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and see what happens. Corrupt user accounts can cause the symptoms you describe and are a VERY GOOD reason to maintain an additional Admin account on the computer.

If using the Classic interface when you press Ctrl+Alt+Del just type in ADMINISTRATOR for the user name then any password assigned (if you don't knoe the password try leaving it blank as some do leave the default account insecure). If you don't use the Classic Interface you simply press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice while at the welcome screen.

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administrator account
by cobra513 / August 19, 2007 2:51 AM PDT

I tried the control alt delete and it did get me into the account log in that I think is causing the problem but I am unable to log into it. The user name is gateway and all forms of administrator or leaving password blank does not give me access.

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(NT) Then you might consider re-installing the OS
by Edward ODaniel / August 20, 2007 12:12 PM PDT
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