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XP Home Closes After Windows Sign-on w/o showing desktop

by kenshireen / April 21, 2009 6:24 AM PDT

I have XP Home on my laptop.. I ran AVG and had many Virut viruses.. AVG cleaned/removed... When I went back to logon on I received the windows logon window. I entered name and PW and then it quickly flashed "loading personal settings" but then it said logging off and went back to the logon screen... This happened over and over.. It does the same in safe mode. I am unable to get into the program....

I then installed XP PRO in the same drive...did not partition. So now when I log on I have a choice between either home or pro but I cannot get into home and that is where most of my files are...

Can anybody help. I do have another PC

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Just fixed one like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2009 7:01 AM PDT
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I am having the same problem, however, the
by bigdaddya / April 22, 2009 9:19 AM PDT

Fix on symantec site requires you to be in safe mode but ...the same thing happens in safe mode, windows accepts my password in safe mode says loading settings but then logs me off. Just as it did to the first poster on this thread. I must not be understanding something here. I am running windows xp service pack 3.

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Sorry but the fix did not require SAFE MODE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2009 11:04 AM PDT

Please read it again. The fix required us to boot the XP CD and head to the recovery console. If I supplied the wrong link I'm sorry but I did check it again.

Please read the link one more time.

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