log out on Windows XP pro

By Dee ยท 14 replies
Aug 27, 2006
  1. When I log on to Windows XP Pro, it says loading profile and then immediately logs me off. I have cleared all viruses, cookies, etc. Any ideas.
  2. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Windows XP pro does that to me as well(though I don't have it, i use it sometimes at work) It's completely normal. don't worry. As long as it logs you offyou should be fine
  3. Dee

    Dee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is not fine. It logs off immediately so I can't get on the computer.
  4. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595


    Well, I don't know that much about Win XP pro, but I think its a OS problem. Try reinstalling Windows if u can...
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    go into Control Panel, User Accounts. Select "Change the way users log on or off". Experiment by turning these off and on, and learn about how these options may work for you. I don't log off or on XP Pro myself, but I have configured XP Pro for multiple users
  6. winxp fuxed

    winxp fuxed TS Rookie

    I run winxp prof.. and I'm having this EXACT same problem ( I couldn't even use my pc without a format/reinstall if I didn't have a dual boot ). Winxp prof starts up, I sign in.. it does it's little loading box, then INSANTLY after ( I can't do anything inbetween ) it just does signing out.

    Has been driving me up the wall! I'd love any help, as I'm sure Dee would also!
  7. CBSHawaii

    CBSHawaii TS Rookie


    Did you try loging on another Admin account and rename your profile. Then try and log on.
    After have the Admin account log on after you have and have the Admin drag your Documents, Favorites and Desktop back into your new profile.
  8. winxp fuxed

    winxp fuxed TS Rookie


    I tried that.. using safe mode etc.. the problem happens all around. As I'm sure it does for Dee. As soon as any acct tries to login when it's doing 'loading your personal settings' etc.. the box doesn't even go away, it just stays there and moves right on to logging you out.

    If Dee is stuck like me with win Xp prof, he might not be able to even use his pc now unless he has a dual boot. I've got some boot disc goodies I'll be trying over the next day or two, but who knows!
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It sounds more and more like a hardware conflict or failing component
  10. winxp fuxed

    winxp fuxed TS Rookie

    I can boot up, and everything works fine in win98 (an old install I just haven't gotten rid of). I haven't added anything new, or changed anything on the pc for months.

    I think I just need to find how to change what windows loads and/or runs on logging it and delete the file if nothing else.. or manage to change it while not in winxp.

    I've found a few other posts around the net, but none with anything helpful so if I find a fix here or figure something out at least I can spread the word.

    EDIT: Ahh, looks like lots of new stuff about how to fix it today! (did my exact same google search!) Found lots of places that say how to fix it..

    quoted from a page..

    Enter the Recovery Console

    Boot the system using the Windows XP CD-ROM. In the first screen when the Setup begins, read the instructions press "R" (in the first screen) enter the Recovery Console. Type-in the built-in Administrator password to enter the Console. You'll see the prompt reading C:\Windows (Or any other drive-letter where you've installed XP)

    Type the following command and press Enter.

    (If that does not work, try CHDIR SYSTEM32)


    Quit Recovery Console by typing EXIT and restart Windows.

    You'll be able to login successfully as you've created the wsaupdater.exe file (now, a copy of userinit.exe)


    Hope this works for you I'm off to try it now (even though my pc doesn't have either of those files!).
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "I can boot up, and everything works fine in win98 (an old install I just haven't gotten rid of). I haven't added anything new, or changed anything on the pc for months."

    Corrupted file(s)? If so, how did this happen?

    "Hope this works for you I'm off to try it now (even though my pc doesn't have either of those files!)."

    This may be trouble... Is your copy of XP Pro fully updated and brought up to SP2?
    Good luck Dee...
  12. datadoc1

    datadoc1 TS Rookie

    Virus is cause

    I am experiencing the same problem. Windows immediately logs off on after I log on. It is related to a virus or rootkit infection in my case. The computer was operating without a firewall, picked up a bad case of virus/spyware/rootkit, and I used an antivirus tool to repair it. After the repair, I lost the ability to Successfully log on to windows. I have not yet figured out how to bypass this lockout.
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I have never been successful in reparing XP through the Recovery Console. You really have to make sure your system is clean of viruses before you try to repair XP. Sometimes a low-level format is the only way to go...
  14. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    when you first load xp
    you are asked for a admin password
    on login screen hit the alt ctrl delete keys at same time repeatedly
    this will give main log screen
    enter use (administrator) enter the password you made at the install
    should now be able to log in
    does sound like a virus
    can also try F8 key on boot and do last known good condition
    if you learn bout where the profiles ar and can do cmd screen boot to command window only repair manually
  15. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    same story here

    my friend had this problem and I fixed it somehow:confused:
    go into safe mode..run the scans and disable any odd start up programs
    I wish you luck
    heres my story
    my friend bought a computer..he was so ignorant he didnt even now his xp pro was not genuine that I had to tell him
    he would log in..and the pc would freeze...manual shutdown...I got it running a bit more with diabling things n restarting until one point.. I disabled eveythin :haha: so then we tried logging in and it wouldnt let us
    came back one week later, renalbe everything in safe mode.. and logged in without getting logged out
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