Cannot switch user on dual XP/Windows 7 PC

  climb45 17:58 21 Nov 2009

Whenever we switch users in XP we get a black screen and the computer freezes. A restart is the only option. According to the Microsoft forum this could be due to a third party application and or service running that is possibly interfering. This has only started happening since I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive to create a dual boot system. Has anyone experienced this and discovered which service is interferring.

  ashleycardwell94 23:05 22 Nov 2009

is wondows 7 on another hard drive or is it on the same 1, if it is on the same one put it in a partition

  climb45 23:14 22 Nov 2009

Windows 7 is on a separate hard drive to XP

  Zeppelyn 23:35 22 Nov 2009

Then I would say installing Win 7 is just a coincidence as both OS would run independently. The only files Win 7 would put on your XP drive are boot files and recovery files, that is if Win XP is the boot drive of course.

One thing I would try is to create a new user account just to test and see if the problem persists, could be that user settings are corrupt.

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