Windows XP "Log On/Log Off" Loop

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    Aug 21, 2010 7:22 AM GMT
    My best friend's laptop runs Windows XP.

    Suddenly he began experiencing the Log On/Log Off loop.

    Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

    Thanks!
  • OptimusMatt

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    Aug 21, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    B787 saidMy best friend's laptop runs Windows XP.

    Suddenly he began experiencing the Log On/Log Off loop.

    Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

    Thanks!


    Boot it into safe mode, save all his pertinent data to removable media (i.e. usb drives or dvds) and format that fukker
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    Aug 21, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    Get a Mac
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    Aug 21, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
    sdgman saidGet a Mac


    Yeah.. No more loop..get the fruit!
    Go MAC! icon_smile.gif
  • imbrad

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    Aug 21, 2010 3:25 PM GMT
    wi2sd said
    sdgman saidGet a Mac


    Yeah.. No more loop..get the fruit!
    Go MAC! icon_smile.gif


    that was cute icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 21, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    Soundwave said
    B787 saidMy best friend's laptop runs Windows XP.

    Suddenly he began experiencing the Log On/Log Off loop.

    Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

    Thanks!


    Boot it into safe mode, save all his pertinent data to removable media (i.e. usb drives or dvds) and format that fukker


    The loop is in safe mode too. >ugh<
  • ursa_minor

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    Aug 21, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    apparently it is a virus, i haven' t read the whole article but it's a start

    veel succes!

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4527843_onlog-off-loop-windows-xp.html
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    Aug 21, 2010 5:46 PM GMT
    You can try repairing it as long as your friend has a real windows cd and not a recovery image on a hard disk. You can google how to do that, it's really not hard... but if I were you, i'd do the repair, get the data you need, then format it AGAIN because you may end up with 2 copies of windows installed. I work on a lot of computers for people and I've seen this multiple times. If the repair doesn't work you can just install windows again without formatting and touching the existing copy so that your friend can get the files he/she needs.. But again, I'd still format it and start over AGAIN after that because having all those extra files on your drive is goin to take up more physical disk space and can cause a performance decrease
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    Aug 21, 2010 6:56 PM GMT
    Is the computer just restarting over and over or is he literally logging into his account, logging off, then logging in again?
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    Aug 21, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    as soon as you turn it on depending on the model keep hitting del, or f2 i think it is to try to make it go into the BIOS

    if you can at least get it to do that look in the options for the boot settings and see iff it will allow you to disable all other boot options other than the CD rom.

    save and exit with your windows xp CD in there and it will go through the boot process but should go directly to the CD drive and start up the CD. there should be an option to repair when it does
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    Aug 21, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    boot to repair mode with xp disc
    run
    chkdsk /p
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    Aug 22, 2010 12:12 AM GMT
    flex89 saidIs the computer just restarting over and over or is he literally logging into his account, logging off, then logging in again?


    When he clicks his user name, it starts to "load personal settings" then it proceeds to log off.
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    Aug 22, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    Call Verizon Premium Tech Support... icon_smile.gif

    Seriously, I use Verizon for my ISP... and really glad I do. They have a premium tech support team, which costs me an extra $15 per month. It's save my computer several times. They do an online screen sharing and have really performed some amazing "saves" for me... like when I got a Trojan horse virus that morphed itself 37 different times before it was quarantined and deleted.