XP Log on then logs me off error

  Chris231218 21:59 18 May 2006



I have been trying to clear Xlob virus from a friends pc. I disabled system restore and removed some registry keys as advised. (Not sure which keys I removed)
Unfortunately I may have removed the wrong key as when the pc restarts it is not possible to log in.
XP gets to the log on screen, allows you to select a user but then immediately logs you off.

I know this is an issue that has been raised before but I would appreciate step by step guidance for how to overcome it.

The pc has recovery console installed and I do have my pc if any files need copying.

I have tried safe mode and last known configuration but these have the same problem.

Advice would me most gratefully recieved.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:03 18 May 2006

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
click here

  Chris231218 22:17 18 May 2006

Will that wipe out all users and settings from the pc?

As its not mine that would be the last thing I want to do!

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