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dimarrco

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HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
« on: November 24, 2007, 08:28:31 PM »
I think that I may have used a corrupted exe file in my laptop and now I am unable to get past the log-in screen using any of my past logins. just hitting enter  as I did before this problem, will not work. I have alot of files that I do not have copies of that I can not loose, if I were to reload windows xp pro again. I can get to the drive by hooking it up to another computer, but I cannot get into any files under "user". I can go into "all users" and one other user shown in the list. But when I try to go into "user" file, it says that I do not have permission to access this file. That is the mode I was in for all of my work to be saved in. It is the same situation in safe mode when I boot in safe mode. Can anyone help or suggest what to do? Dimarrco   

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Re: HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 08:42:26 PM »
" Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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Re: HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 09:16:36 PM »
Thank you so much!!!! ;D
You just made my day. This worked perfectly. Dimarrco

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Re: HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 09:23:52 PM »
 Patio, can I do this with the entire drive? Dimarrco

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Re: HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 07:52:34 AM »
I believe you need to do it a folder at a time...but you could try it on C: and see what happens.
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    Re: HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
    « Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007, 08:07:24 AM »
    I re-installed xp pro a little while ago, after doing this I was denied access to slave E:. This was unfortunate as I had put all my music, docs...etc... on this drive. Got round it by taking ownership of the whole drive (slave E:) so the answer to your question dimarrco is yes!

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    « Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007, 11:02:24 AM »


    I want to thank you all for your help. It is a done deal. I have access now and can retreieve the files. Dimarrco

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    Re: HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
    « Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007, 11:24:17 AM »
     I have another question to this... now after being able to get into the hd and files as needed, can I put the drive back into the laptop and boot up into the password screen as before and be able to not have to put a password in and work from the laptop? or do I have to save info as I had planned onto another disk? Dimarrco

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    Re: HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
    « Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007, 11:35:59 AM »
    No.
    File permissions have nothing to do with the OS password permissions...i'm afraid if you re-install the drive you will have the same scenario.
    How did you lose the password ? ?

    You could try booting into safemode and setting a new password...
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    Re: HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
    « Reply #9 on: November 25, 2007, 11:50:13 AM »


    Safe mode won't let me get past the screen either. I think that I may have used a corrupted exe file in my laptop and now I am unable to get past the log-in screen using any of my past logins. just hitting enter  as I did before this problem, will not work. I will retrieve the files I need and reformat the drive. Dimarrco

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    Re: HELP!! I am stuck on the windows "login to windows" screen...
    « Reply #10 on: November 25, 2007, 12:11:33 PM »
    I don't see how any corrupt .exe would compromise the login process but a format and clean install is probably the way to go...
    You may also want to start considering a good solid backup strategy at this point as you got lucky this time.
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