Stuck before XP log-in screen

By JonnyB
Nov 24, 2005
  1. Hey guys,

    (Bear in mind - I do not use the welcome screen)

    I got some spyware crap, deleted it all (so I thought). Now, once XP has started up, the screen "Starting up..." stays there, with little or no HD activity, but the computer does not freeze.

    I attempted to combat this by doing a full system repair using the XP CD, but the problem is still there. However, the system does boot when I use safe mode with command prompt, (and from the command prompt log into explorer). Safe mode (with command prompt) has the same problem as the normal startup, leading me into a brick wall.

    Using msconfig I selected a diagnostic startup, hoping that it would change something but to no avail.

    Any suggestions? Ideas?
  2. JonnyB

    JonnyB TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hmm, anyone?
  3. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

  4. gary_hendricks

    gary_hendricks TS Rookie Posts: 107

    This kind of problem is usually due to network problems. Did you try running in Safe Mode first?
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