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    Re: i can't log onto Windows
    « Reply #30 on: April 07, 2009, 08:07:45 AM »
    Niezle = not bad? :)
    born in UK :D
    live in US :S

    BREAKING NEWS:
    i am logged in Safe Mode with networking and typing this message
    i was actually able to log off and then back on again (in Safe Mode) with no problems!

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    Re: i can't log onto Windows
    « Reply #31 on: April 07, 2009, 04:58:59 PM »
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    Niezle = not bad?
    That's it :)

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    i am logged in Safe Mode with networking and typing this message
    i was actually able to log off and then back on again (in Safe Mode) with no problems!
    Is this after running HD test, or....?

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      Re: i can't log onto Windows
      « Reply #32 on: April 07, 2009, 05:16:37 PM »
      i had done a repair install, and now i can log in using Safe Mode

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        Re: i can't log onto Windows
        « Reply #33 on: April 07, 2009, 06:19:44 PM »
        ok i ran the drive scanner, and nothing bad came up
        i did an advanced scan and also the quick scan
        afterwards, i clicked on Drive info, and the S.M.A.R.T. status said GOOD and everything else seemed to look ok

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        Re: i can't log onto Windows
        « Reply #34 on: April 07, 2009, 06:23:52 PM »
        Did you run HD diagnostic?

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          Re: i can't log onto Windows
          « Reply #35 on: April 07, 2009, 06:38:05 PM »
          yes i made a disk and booted my bad computer with it

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          Re: i can't log onto Windows
          « Reply #36 on: April 07, 2009, 06:39:17 PM »
          Did it run? Did it find any errors?

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            Re: i can't log onto Windows
            « Reply #37 on: April 07, 2009, 06:40:51 PM »
            like i said, nothing popped up
            yes i did the scan and everything

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            Re: i can't log onto Windows
            « Reply #38 on: April 07, 2009, 06:47:02 PM »
            While in Safe Mode....

            Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
            msconfig
            Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

            Click on Startup tab.
            Click Disable all

            Click Services tab.
            Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
            Click Disable all.

            Click OK.
            Restart computer in Normal Mode.

            NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
            If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

            Were you able to boot into Normal Mode?

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              Re: i can't log onto Windows
              « Reply #39 on: April 07, 2009, 08:06:07 PM »
              did not work :(
              the same problems occurred, and i had to do the repair install
              but at least now i'm back on the computer

              ok i'm pretty certain that degragging my computer really messed it up
              it makes sense that files are missing or not found, and it can't load my accounts in normal mode

              is there any way to be certain of this? can i somehow undo a defrag?

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              Re: i can't log onto Windows
              « Reply #40 on: April 07, 2009, 08:10:17 PM »
              Defragging is highly unlikely reason for any computer problem.

              Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:
              sfc /scannow
              Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).
              Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
              If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
              If sfc won't find any errors in Windows XP, it'll simply quit, without any message.
              In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

              For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
              Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it here: http://www.flyupload.com/, and post download link.


              If you don't have Windows CD....
              (this applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc")
              Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

              Go Start>Run, type in:
              regedit
              Click OK.

              Navigate to the following key:

              HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

              You will see various entries (Values) on the right hand side.

              The one we want is called: SourcePath

              It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive,(usually D:) and that is why it is asking for the XP CD. All we need to do is change it to: C:
              Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
              Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
              Close Registry Editor.

              Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!

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                Re: i can't log onto Windows
                « Reply #41 on: April 07, 2009, 08:14:10 PM »
                it only flashes the command box very quickly
                nothing happens

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                Re: i can't log onto Windows
                « Reply #42 on: April 07, 2009, 08:17:28 PM »

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                  Re: i can't log onto Windows
                  « Reply #43 on: April 07, 2009, 08:21:12 PM »
                  umm i'm pretty sure i just did that
                  i've been doing that this whole time just to be able to log on to Windows

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                  Re: i can't log onto Windows
                  « Reply #44 on: April 07, 2009, 08:34:11 PM »
                  I guess, your last option is to backup your data, and go for clean install, then.