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Old 01-05-2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Nothing Happens on log on, AT ALL!

When I log on to my Windows XP SP3 Laptop, nothing happens, cannot open task manager, no taskbar, nothing. I can boot into safe mode, but thats it. Any help is appreciated!
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:57 AM   #2
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I would try to and do a system restore. If that doesn't work, then try a repair.

But if your safe mode works then it may be a driver issue. Did you do any updates that recently may have caused the problem?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:15 AM   #3
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Well, system restore is switched off, I cannot open it in safe mode unless you know of any command line that may do so?
No driver changes that I could think of or updates really, maybe some windows updates. (I don't trust them anyway)

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated.
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Well, system restore is switched off, I cannot open it in safe mode unless you know of any command line that may do so?
Type this in the command promopt:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

where %systemroot% is most likely C:\Windows
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Type this in the command promopt:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

where %systemroot% is most likely C:\Windows
Are you sure it's not

%systemroot%\system32\rstrui.exe


Not sure myself haven't looked at my XP machine, but that is the path in Vista.
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boot into safemode and scan every anti virus / anti spywre yo have.

go into safemode.

click on start / run and type "msconfig" on the "startup" tab disable everything.

reboot computer into normal mode.
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Are you sure it's not

%systemroot%\system32\rstrui.exe


Not sure myself haven't looked at my XP machine, but that is the path in Vista.

I'm using an XP machine right now...right directory for me, so I guess vista is different.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:24 AM   #8
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System restore is switched off, the command you gave me doesnt allow me to switch it back on from safe mode. Any ideas?

Thanks alot!
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If it's turned off then there's not going to be a restore point, so there's no point in turning on. I'd do a windows recovery using the xp cd.
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Full system restore? Ughhh, I'll try all antivirus first.

Thanks for all your help everybody
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