On Boot-Up Windows XP is stalling after displaying my desktop background. It shows "loading personal settings" and a few seconds later this changes to "Logging-off" and this goes on and off as long as the power is on, the only way out is to switch off. Naturally I cannot use the computer, has anyone got an answer for this. I cannot boot into safe-mode either (same problem) and I tried using Recovery Consul to repair boot files and boot record but this failed as well.
Start computer and keep pressing F5 Safe mode then in Start\Run type MSCONFIG and remove all ticks in box's under Startup Tab then try start normal. If it works put one Item back at a time and test your computer for startup
Cannot get in to safe mode for the reasons stated earlier even safe-mode boot up stops at "Loading Personal Settings" so boot up does not complete. I am sorry but I cannot explain the problem any clearer. I have no desktop either in the normal mode or in safe-mode.
hanks for all the help but in the end I solved the problem by using a Drive Image of my C:\ drive to restore back to 31 Jan. This has solved the problem but of course I have lost work and e-mails and downloads done since that date. I would like to have known a better way to fix the problem and even better what caused it because my computer has been behaving very well of late. I guess this is the 'joy' of Computing!.
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