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  Windows XP Pro Freezes At Login Screen 
 
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No Name May 18, 2006, 09:28pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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About every 1 out of 5 times i boot up my computer it freezes at the login screen, what i mean is that the mouse works fine but when i click on a username to log in nothing happens.... the username doesn't even get highlighted. Once I reboot by presing the restart button the problem dissapears and i can log in fine and windows works perfectly well. I am not sure but i think windows only frezees at the login screen when i turn on the computer after its been off, never after a reboot. This problem started to occur after i reinstalled windows after i had a bad problem with a virus (wasnt using antivirus software). What is going on? Any ideas?

If this will help at all here are my computer specs:
Athlon 64 X2 3800+
DFI Lan-Party UT Nforce 4-Ultra D
2 x 512MB Dual Channel DDR
MSI 6800GS @ 450/1000 (slightly overclocked)
200 GB SATA Hdd

i ve also got a wireless network adapter (a USB D-Link one) and a microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, and a modem in one of the PCI slots (there is a whole other problem with my modem, it works but whenevr i shut down my computer i get an error message about one of the .exe files of the modem's driver), just in case anyone thinks its an issue with drivers, though i doubt it is


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CrAsHnBuRnXp May 18, 2006, 09:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows XP Pro Freezes At Login Screen
Does event viewer tell you anything?

<a class= May 18, 2006, 10:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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My comp hangs up at login with "Loading Personal Settings" message for a whooping 30 seconds. Its rediculus.

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Diablos May 18, 2006, 11:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows XP Pro Freezes At Login Screen
No Name May 18, 2006, 09:28 PM

About every 1 out of 5 times i boot up my computer it freezes at the login screen, what i mean is that the mouse works fine but when i click on a username to log in nothing happens...


The virus probably has damages some of the startup files. When the above happens, press Alt+Tab, to get to the error message and click <okay> on it to close it down and you should be able to resume your login normally after that. Mind you though, that I had a somewhat similar problem more then a year ago and if I'm not forgetting, this trick seemed to work.

If that doesn't work, you'll need to either use the "System Restore" (Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore) to get get back to a previous setting, dating before the the virus infection. Or you can repair Windows by running your Win XP CD and following the instructions there.

Personally I'd suggest to just do a fresh install of the OS. The entire process may take you an hour or so but it'll save you from a lot of future annoyance.

sovietdoc May 18, 2006, 10:15

My comp hangs up at login with "Loading Personal Settings" message for a whooping 30 seconds. Its rediculus.


If your PC used to be quicker then this before, then there is either probablly too much clutter in your registery (in which case run a reliable registery cleaner), or you have a virus/trojan/worm in your system. But in my experience, nothing cures such slowdowns better then a fresh installation of Windows.

No Name May 18, 2006, 11:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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"Personally I'd suggest to just do a fresh install of the OS. The entire process may take you an hour or so but it'll save you from a lot of future annoyance."

I reformated my computer and did a fresh install of WIndows after i got the virus (and saw that it was too late to get rid of it using an anti-virus). So the virus is not the problem here, as there is no trace of it left. And i didnt get a new virus as i now got an anti-virus program and i just did a full scan yesterday. I ll try pressing alt+tab to see wat happens next time i get it forzen at the login screen. I also searched around google for a bit and found a forum thread witha similar problem, he solved it by increasing the voltage on his CPU, however i dont really see how that would help.

Any one got any other ideas?

No Name May 18, 2006, 11:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows XP Pro Freezes At Login Screen
Oh yeah, nothing helpful form the event viewr either....

Diablos May 18, 2006, 11:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Did you install the chipset drivers after the new Win install? And I dont think the problem is with the CPU voltage either, because in that case you'd have had this problem before the win install as well. Do you remember when this problem started? Like immediatly after the new install or a couple of days later? Perhaps you installed or uninstalled something in that duration which might have unwittingly damaged the startup files.

Which antivirus are you using, by the way?

No Name May 21, 2006, 07:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah, the chipset drivers are the first thing i installed because otherwise Windows sees my harddrive as 100GB instead of 190 GB (200 GB). I don't remember when the problem started, and i have installed a lot of programs in the week after i installed Windows so there is no way to tell which if any damaged the start up files. By the way I am using Kasperky Anit Virus. Also, i havent had the problem at all in the past four days so i hope it stays this way. Thanks for ur help though.


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