XP Automatically logging me out

  willyv 15:46 24 Jul 2007

Hi there,
Ive had to jump on a friends PC because mine is driving me mad. For some reason when I tried to switch it on this afternoon, after the XP blue box 'loading user settings' appeared another one appeared saying' logging off', it just keeps going round in a loop of logging on (but doesnt get to the point where icons or systems tray is displayed) and immediately logging out.
I run Zone alarm, Avast and spyware terminator and have not knowingly changed any systems settings recently. I have tried starting in Safe mode but the same thing happens. HELP!

  VoG II 17:14 24 Jul 2007

click here and scroll down to 'Here is the solution to the logon - logoff issue in Windows XP'.

  willyv 18:38 24 Jul 2007

I found that earlier and it didnt work. tried both possibilities that it offered.
Close to chucking the machine out the window!!!!!!!!!
Any other ideas,

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