XP Boot loop

By skos
Feb 24, 2009
  1. Boot loop

    I have issues. My laptop caught a mail worm. I got rid of it but when I rebooted I am now in a loop.

    It boots to the user name & pass screen. U put in your user & pass. It appears to start but goes right back to the user & pass screen.

    I have a external hard drive kit so I pulled the drive & hooked it up to my desktop. I am running tests now but how do I solve the loop issue?

    Sidenote, it found already Win32:Adware-gen virus
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. skos

    skos Banned Topic Starter Posts: 37

    Safe mode does the same thing. I have no Viruses/Spyware/Malware.

    Just have the boot issue.

    Why did you move this to the Virus subdir?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    That's why

    I believe there may still be Viruses\Malware on your system
    In any case, one of the files (or registry entries) to either Explorer.exe or Userinit or Logon has become corrupt

    I would recommend doing a full antivirus scan with the UBCD (you can also use this free BootCD to back up any user data)

    Once complete, try starting up again, if still no go, Windows may need to be repaired

    Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step
    Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step
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