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BSOD Uninstalling Origin, Can't get past windows login screen

Q: BSOD Uninstalling Origin, Can't get past windows login screen

Lately I've had a few issues with my computer, it got slower, and some games didnt install properly due to directX errors. So after looking at some forums for battlefield 3 directX errors I read that uninstalling Origin would be a good idea to fix the problem. While that was going on, first the mouse stopped working (keeping in mind it does that sometimes without there being a problem with the computer), then the screen froze entirely. It came back for a few seconds afterwards, then it froze again and i got the BSOD.

It was set to automatical reboot, so I couldnt read what the error was.

Now the problem I'm having is that, when I start the computer I get these options: Start computer in safe mode , Safe mode with internet, Safe mode with leadtext or whatever and Start windows Normal. Which ever I choose will fail.

Choosing the Normal startup will cause the computer to get stuck on the windows login screen with the wobbly win logo.

Choosing the Safe mode (with and without internet) causes it to stuck, it seems to not be able to load some files.

I've tried running the repair windows option, but the screen went black and nothing else happend.

Preferred Solution: BSOD Uninstalling Origin, Can't get past windows login screen

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: BSOD Uninstalling Origin, Can't get past windows login screen

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

All these steps will eventually lead to a complete clean install of your system.

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I'm just getting around to doing this now because I just returned from a long vacation. A few days prior to leaving, my computer started blue screening at the login screen before I could finish entering my password. In the past, I've had many instances of the screen freezing, the sound freezing completely for a few seconds and then going silent, and becoming completely unresponsive. It wasn't fixed without a restart, and it was only a matter of time before it would happen again, be it minutes or days. The problems I've had with this rig are always unpredictable. AMD everything... obviously a bad choice.

Something I think is important to mention is that I have SoftXpand 2011 installed on my computer, which makes it automatically boot into a multi-workstation mode the first time you turn it on. You can disable and make the computer a single workstation as usual by logging in, disabling it, and restarting. This could be the problem, I guess. I also cannot access my external drive while in dual workstation mode. It always says access denied or something.

I don't know what else I should include in this... hopefully I provided enough information for someone to help me out here! Thanks.

EDIT: the attachment was created in safe mode when I turned the computer on for the first time in 2 weeks, then restarted it into normal mode, and then got the blue screen again with "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

my specs are on my profile

A:BSOD at login screen, also had many BSODs randomly in the past

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!
Please follow this guide, wait for the next BSOD and report back.
Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

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When I normally boot up my computer, it goes to the welcome screen and the monitor starts flickering and freezes up, then the monitor goes to standby but the computer is still working. When I boot it up in standby everything works properly. I ran Dell diagnostics and everything was fine. Kind of lost on what I can do now... Thank you for any help.

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Hello everyone I have an Asus Laptop that I'm trying to fix for my nephew. After installing a game of Minecraft he claims that around that time, the computer has not been able to boot. So he brought it over to me, and I'm not to familiar with Windows 8. So I try turning on the laptop and it freezes at the login screen. It has his username, and the little loading screen like its trying to load the account, then it freezes and it stops there. So what I'm trying to do is a system restore to an earlier time. Maybe even to boot into safe mode. I have been in google looking for solutions and found a couple in this forums. Except all the tutorials on how to access System Restore is to hold shift while restarting the computer. Except I can't access the computer. It doesn't go past the login screen. I can go into the BIOS, but nothing else. Anyone know of a method were I can do something to access system recovery another way? Any ideas on what I can do besides a system restore? If you need more information I can explain futher but simply put.. Turn on, goes past the Asus loading screen, gets to login screen, username is displayed. Computer freezes. Sometimes it just goes to a black screen and stops there.

A:Windows 8 can't go past Login Screen

I recorded this video so that you all can see what is happening.

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I first posted this in the HJT thread, and after going through a series of several programs, we think I'm clean, so I've now moved to this thread for help with my problem.

Two days ago, all of a sudden my computer started to run extremely slowly. I rebooted and found that after I logged in, it was stuck on the screen with my user profile name and under it "Applying your settings..." or whatever it is that is shown. Finally, I got through once to find that (through ctrl+alt+delete) my processor was running at 100%. This is right after I have logged in, starting up nothing. Now I can no longer get in so I am posting this under Safe Mode with Networking...

Any help would be greatly appreciated. As I said before, I'm clean in terms of spyware/viruses/trojans and I have tried restoring to an old point, which did not work.

A:Cannot get past Windows login screen

ok nvm, i read other posts, and found out it was b/c of trend micro. i manually updated it in safe mode and it's fixed. ty to all who helped me out. it's fixed yay :-D

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Yesterday, all of a sudden my computer started to run extremely slowly. I rebooted and found that after I logged in, it was stuck on the screen with my user profile name and under it "Applying your settings..." or whatever it is that is shown. Finally, I got through once yesterday to find that (through ctrl+alt+delete) my processor was running at 100%. This is right after I have logged in, starting up nothing. Now I can no longer get in so I am posting this under Safe Mode with Networking...my spybot, adaware, and trend have found nothing, so here is my HJT log WITH THE ANALYZER under Safe Mode.

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 4/1/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\pccguide.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCClient.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TM Outbreak Agent] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.exe" /run
O23 - Service: Trend Micro Personal Firewall (PccPfw) - Trend Micro Incorporated. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
O23 - Service: Trend NT Realtime Service (Tmntsrv) - Trend Micro Incorporated. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\Tmntsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Trend Micro... Read more

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i would like some info or pointers on what i can do to get this laptop working, i have rebooted it in safe mode and it attempts to start up, it get to the point where the windows 7 blue log on screen shows up but does not have the login or user account part but the theme shows up,

any help i could really use

it is a hp laptop g6i


A:can get past windows screen just prior to the login

welcome to the forum.

do you have a windows 7 installation disk or back up disk that came with the laptop. if so restart the computer and hold R. this should initiate the windows recovery program. from there just follow the steps, and it should repair any start up issue that are amis.

I cant think of a reason why it wouldnt boot in safe mode.

Does the computer crash, or do you still have mouse movement? and new software change before hand?

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My computer won't let me go past the login screen. It lets me type in the password and makes it seem like its thinking but then says "the user profile service service failed the login. User profile cannot be loaded. "
I am running Windows vista home premium on a Toshiba satellite L305D-S5895
AMD turion x2 64

Please help! I need to at least get the stuff off of it.thank you

A:Windows vista won't go past login screen

There are several ways to do it, outlined in this Microsoft knowledgebase article, but it all depends on how comfortable you are with going that route. In your instance, you'd be looking at Method 1, and I've used this before when fixing others' PCs who've encountered the same problem. As long as you go slowly and follow each step slavishly, you should be fine. However, I do understand if you feel nervous about this and, if so, perhaps we can look at the alternatives.

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Hi-thank you for allowing me to post.

I got a virus that redirected me to phony websites, and would not allow me to go to any real malaware or spyware removal website. My computer was then unable to run Super anti-spyware, which had been on my computer. I had a friend give me a usb drive with super Anti spyware and Malaware Bytes, I renamed it as I have seen you recommend. I had to reinstall super anti spyware and open in alternate start mode. That worked so I restarted my computer and tried to run Malaware in safe mode. That didn't work and I got a strange error message. All I had to do though, was uninstall and reinstall and then it worked (in regular start up mode) So I ran Super anti spyware and malaware at the same time. After they were both done malaware said it had removed certain problems, but that it was unable to remove other objects, but that I needed to restart my computer and it would remove them. Ever since I've been having this issue:
Trying to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, or last known good configuration, I get to the screen where I should be able to click on a user name, but the screen just comes up with windows logo and won't go to the option where you click on the user name-it just stays stuck.

And at one point the computer just turned off by itself. I would like to send you the Malaware report but I cannot even log in to my computer. I do remember seeing various trojans on there.

A:Computer won't even allow me to get past Windows XP Login screen

Right now this appears to be a hardware issue. I am moving this to XP (correct me if this is not XP). I think you need to run SFC..When needed we can come here to Am I Infected and look at the logs.

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Hi nice to meet you all, but I'll cut to the chase as I've not got long left for lunch.

Windows 7 machine working fine from 20 april 2011 - 5 October 2012

I found an old cd and stuck it in the machine to see what was on it. Turns out a few scanned hi-res images and a fujiimage viewer.exe file. I thought i'd open the image viewer and see what it was. Double clicked and away we went. I moved the mouse to navigate to the start of the image viewer and the computer froze (blue circle thinking icon) I waited 5 mins and then ctrl + alt + del to get to task manager. Pulled that up - image viewer not responding - so attempted to close the program from task manager. Poof windows lost all my desktop icons and went to the loading screen background not my desk top background. I waited another 5 mins and then hit th re-start button.

So comp goes back to loadup - gets to the bit where windows is loading and the flag comes up all nice and shiny. Freezes. Reset. your computer falied to load. Options to check and repair or star windows normally. Start win normally, get to flag screen. freezes. back to your comp failed to load. go to repair. wait 1+ hours. windows cant repair. reboot. your comp failed to load (im getting sick of typing it let alone looking at the bloody thing). Start win safe mode. starts gets to log on. loads desktop. looks ok. restart. gets to logon. slowly ( i mean over 5 mins to get to desktop). gets to desktop. hit Ie falis to load. firefox fails to load. desk... Read more

A:Windows 7 wont get past login screen

Hello disgruntled and welcome to Seven Forums. Couple of things you can try and hopefully get your machine back to where it was before that pesky CD messed things up.

See if you can get into Safe Mode and then see if you can use a system restore point to roll back everything to a date/time prior to running the CD.

Safe Mode

System Restore

If that doesn't work you could see if you have any damaged or corrupt system files. Also in Safe Mode run a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found run the scan 3 times and reboot un between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If still no joy, one of the Forum experts prepared a couple of troubleshooting tutorials. They're time consuming but have helped many.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Please post back if anything helped or not.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite C850 - 1GL laptop with windows 8.1 and every time i try to load windows i get to the login screen and the laptop crashes. I cannot enter a password to access my account, restart or anything. I have to turn the laptop off with the power button.
I managed to access the bios and used a windows 8 disk, but i can't use any of the options for example automatic repair, refresh and system restore. I get a message saying the drive where windows is installed is locked. unlock the drive and try again.
I try to use the reset pc option but I get a message saying unable to reset your pc, a required drive partition is missing.
Has anyone got any ideas?

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Yesterday all seemed to be working fine. I was using my custom built PC to study. One of my subject was to learn about Adobe Flash so i needed to download flash professional.
I downloaded this and the Adobe Creative Cloud, used it for a while whilst studying, then turned off my PC.

Today i loaded PC and found it will not load past windows login screen. I enter my username and password, t says welcome, thinks about it for about 30 seconds, then i just get a black screen. My mouse pointer is on the screen and i can move it around the screen, but there is nothing to click on - its simply not displaying anything at all.
To try fix i have done this:
I CAN load in safe mode. Everything seems normal when in safe mode.
In safe mode i have deleted the adobe products that i downloaded.
I have tried windows repair, it did somethings, but then it booted W7 again and same thing happened.
In safe mode I have tried to re-install drivers from motherboard (ASUS Z97-pro)... seemed like some worked and some didnt... suppose because its in safe mode drivers are limited - same with graphics card drivers (Radeon R9280)...

I cant work out WTF is going on! and its driving me nuts!

Can anyone recommend my next steps?

A:Windows 7 64bit will not load past login screen... HELP!

Have you tried pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL on blank screen with mouse pointer to open task manager and start explorer.exe process?

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Hey there Vista forums,

Hoping you can help me out.

This week, i've been having a lot of issues with Windows Vista. It's been freezing, blue screening, refusing to boot properly, and a list of other issues. I've tried fix after fix, and i feel as though now i've just compounded the problem.

From the start I'd like to say that I am an OEM system builder, and i have my own coppy of a full windows vista 64 bit installation CD.

I run two hard drives, 500gb and 750gb, with windows vista installed on the 500, and nothing but games on the 750.

The issue i have right now is that i cant log in past the welcome screen.

It started with the computer telling me upon startup that it cant load vista, because winload.exe was either missing or corrupt. Some research showed me that it was a common problem, and gave me some things to try as fixes.

So far, i have:

Run Chkdsk
Run Sfc /scannow (it didnt work)
Ran the startup repair from the Vista CD
Tried booting in safe mode
Run more Chkdsks
Run MORE chkdsks
Run more startup repairs (each one yielding different results)

And somehow, i've gotten the computer to turn on, and bring me to the login screen. However, once i log in, It just goes to a black screen with nothing.

I have researched this, too, and tried bringing up Task Manager, and then manually rebooting Explorer.exe

However, explorer.exe, windows explorer, explorer, Explorer, Explorer.exe, and any other term I can think of, is not working, because... Read more

A:Windows Vista won't load past login screen, after many problems.

Hello, well, interesting situation here, Hardware or software, If able post this log : Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
If unable , can you check your hardware please : Memory Diagnostics
and this one : HD Diagnostic

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Today I was playing a game and my system did a hard lock (no sound, no mouse, frozen image on screen), this has been a problem lately as I seem to be losing system stability for a while. I chalked it up to my system overheating before as I was typically able to shut the system down for a while, then 20-30mins later it would be fine.
However, today after my PC crashed for the second time, it started having trouble booting. Sometimes I can hit the power button and nothing happens, the power light comes on, the fans work, but no startup beep and the HDD light doesnt work. Other times I can start it, and it work like normal until it gets to the Windows 10 login screen (though most of the time it doesnt get that far before freezing), then I get a hang, and the HDD light turns off. The fans on everything continue to work, but the entire PC just freezes.
This PC about 2 years old and wasnt having any trouble until the last two months. This is the first time I have had this particular problem, but it has been crashing quite a lot over the last two months.
I had looked up this issue elsewhere, and it seems that no one can come to a consensus whether its the processor, ram, GPU or otherwise.
PC Specs:
ASUS Motherboard
8 GB RAM (Ram taken from an older PC)
4.7 GHZ 8 core processor
GTX 970
750 Watt Power Supply
Any help you can provide would be appreciated!

A:Repeated System Crashing, Wont Load Windows 10 Past Login Screen

I don't know if I can help you with this, but I'll give it a try.You may also want to post over in the Internal Hardware forums to have one of the experts there take a look at this:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/7/internal-hardware/  Start with these free, bootable diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.htmlOnce you get into Windows, Let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.By default it'll be a .zip file located on your DesktopSimply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and ... Read more

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When I boot the computer it goes to the login screen, where there are 4 user profiles/icons listed. When I move my cursor to my icon, the computer hesitates/ freezes the screen blinks black and then moves a copy of an icon from the right side of the screen to the left side. This happens every time I try to login and it never takes my password. I can never get past the windows login screen. I tried running chkdsk but it failed and it kept restarting my computer.

The only way I'm able to try and do anything is in safe mode with networking, but I'm also unable to print. My printer doesn't show up in the printer file and I haven't been able to download the drivers to re-install the printer.

I have been working with someone in the malware forum and there is no sign of malware or virus.

The system is a dell Dimension 8200, has a western digital 7200 drive, however I can't get the drive diagnostics to download to run on the system, tried copying onto a disk but am unable to open the disk. Went to Dell's Diagnostic web site and couldn't get their online diagnostic to run on my system.

Would greatly appreciate some help, have been working on this issue for almost a month, I'm not sure if this means that my hard drive is failing-


A:Can't Get Past Login In Screen

Are the other 3 user accounts all working correctly?

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im running out of ideas.. my 7yr old sons XP pro SP3 keeps asking for a password which was never set, even in safe mode the admin asks for a password - any PS I try I get a message something like:
"unable to login to the domain Dylan-PC"
He has a dual.. actually a triple boot, XP and ubuntu on first HD and Win7 on second HD... only problems with XP.
I tried running scans on the first HD from Win 7(cleanup/defreg/error checking and virus/spyware scans) and after reboot XP loaded fine without user screen even showing up... so once in XP, I ran few more scan, everything showed ok BUT after reboot back to square one, the user screen with locked PW.
I tried replacing sam/system/software from windows/repair folder and still the same.
any other ideas.. suggestions ..?

A:cant get past the login screen

So running AV scans fixed the problem, but on the next reboot the demand for PW returned?

Means the infection has come back. I've not heard of an infection that makes you enter a password, but maybe.

Can you boot into Safe Mode on the XP machine?

If so, navigate Start>Run(type)"msconfig" and turn off all Startups and all non-MS Services, schedule a chkdsk to run on reboot and report results here.

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when i start up my computer it works fine until i get to the user screen and i choose a user to log on as. it goes through the process of loading the settings but as soon as it opens to the desktop it immediately closes and logs the user off. it does that for both my users on my computer.

i tried hitting F8 while in the startup but all the things listed involve me being able to log a user on. which i can't do.

so i'm thinking of reformatting and was curious as to how i get to the command prompt straight from a reboot in xp.

A:xp won't go past login screen.

It sounds like you either didn't activate windows within the
30 day grace period or you ran the spyware and it corrupted
a registry key or file.

You should try a Repair install if you forgot to activate Windows
within the 30 day grace period.

This will reinstall Windows XP to your computer and your programs
and most of your settings will be just like you left them.

In some cases the spyware has corrupted a registry value on
clean up.

Now you will need to boot with the Windows XP CD to the recovery console, and copy userinit.exe to wsaupdater.exe. And the we may be able to boot back normally and repair the registry entry.

So boot from your WinXP CD and when you reach the setup screen, press R to start the Recovery Console.

Choose the installation to log on to (if there's just one, hit enter). When prompted for password, just hit enter unless you have set a password for the user "Administrator" (it's blank by default in XP)

When you get logged onto the Recovery Console, go to c:\windows\system32 (or wherever Windows is installed).

Use the following commands.
cd \windows\system32
copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe

Take the CD out of the drive, and type exit to quit the recovery console and restart Windows normally

Next if your booted up normally go to Start, Run, type regedit and navigate
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Have a friends computer which had many spyware and trojans. Cleaned with adaware, spybot, cwshredder, trojan hunter, cleaned out cookies and temp internet folder. Lastly I ran defrag. It was after defrag that I encountered my problem. When I re-started the computer, it would take me to the login screen and ask me if I wanted to log in as the user or administrator, I chose user. The screen would say "loading your settings" then the desktop background would flash then it would go back to the login screen saying "saving your settings." Tried to start in "safe mode" and in "last known config", however, this problem would occur in all modes.
Please help.
Your help is much appreciated.

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So, yesterday I found my computer wouldn't let me log in. I left it thinking that the computer would work after a few hours. anyway, next day came and i turned on my computer. After waiting for it to start, it went to the log in page. I couldn't type my password into the login page. But the blinking thing, (where you can type) id blinkying...however I can't even move my mouse cursor. Like its literally frozen. I restarted the computer, then pressed F8 continually. There came a series of options so that I could possibly get my compute to start working again. Can someone please help me from what I can pick from?

- repair your computer
Then a 'system recovery option' window opens up. There's 'system repair' <I did this, and it said that there was no problems> 'System restore', 'windows complete PC restore', 'windows memory diagnostic tool', 'command prompt', and TOSHIBA recovery wizard'. Yes it's a Toshiba laptop.
- safe mode
- safe mode with networking
- safe mode with command prompt
- enable boot logging
- enable low resolution video
- last known good configuration
- directory services restore mode
- debugging mode
- disable automatic restart on system failure
- disable driver signature enforcement
- start windows normally

I've done safe mode, last known good configuration and start windows normally. I haven't tried anything else because I'm not too familiar with all these technical things. Please someone help me here

A:Help! Can't go past login screen!!

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Good evening.I am helping a friend with an older emachine that has xp sp 2 installed.When you start the computer it boots all the way to the login screen with all the users then you hear a clang from inside the computer then it restarts.It'll go into safe mode.I ran spybot and adaware from my thumb drive but they both couldn't fix all of the listed problems.Tried to do a disk check but it would stop due too "unspecified error".The hard drive is only a little over 6gigs with 15% free space(after cleanup from safe mode)Got it defraging now(gonna take all nite)

Like I said this is an older machine as my g/f had one just like it and hers had windows 98 on it original.Not sure if my friend upgraded to xp or it she bought it like this.Says it was working fine up until a couple weeks ago.If anyone has any ideas I sure would appreciate all of your time and help.....thanks a lots!!!!!

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So A friend from work gave me a laptop to fix. It's a thinkpad Lenovo t60 running windows xp. She told me that it was her nephews and he used it for school but now he forgot the password. I thought it would be easy to get through by just going through safe mode and reset the password that way but it doesn't work. Every time I go into safe mode it just go to the login screen. I even tried command prompt and it didn't even let me go to cp. I then tried going to the bios and nothing either. Since it a laptop from a school it must be locked real good. Is there anything I can do to unlock it and get through. Thanks

A:Get past login screen

Due to Forum rules, We cannot assist you with passwords here.
Boot into Safe Mode and boot in as Administrator and leave the password blank. If that fails, contact the school that the computer came from and have them assist you.

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit installed, and this morning it just failed the login even though I am putting the correct password in every time.

The exact message is as follows:

'the user profile service service failed the login, user profile cannot be loaded'.

Is there a way I can get past this, maybe through bios?

If someone could help I would be so appreciative as all my family photos and videos are on there, yes I am one of those idiots that forgot to back up

Thanks in advance

A:Can someone help me get past my login screen

Maybe this will help ?

How to fix a corrupt user profile in Windows - How-To - PC Advisor

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Is there any way to bypass the windows login screen without knowing any passwords?

A:Can't get past the login screen

Welcome to TSG....

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.


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I can not past log in screen, due to not having a password on log in screen. He Can not remember the password to his gmail either.  The security question asked he vaguely remembered so we tried not success. Then it asked to give an email address where it can be recovered. I (Stephanie) entered my email. Thinking it would send it to my account google recognized that it wasn't his account. Well true, its mine. He knew nothing.. Err! So I think I locked him out! Please help with a way to fix?  

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I found the system hung up at user log in screen after my son had been using it for the afternoon.

Mouse works but when I click on user - nothing.

Rebooted in safe mode - Same thing. Mouse works but when I click on user - nothing

I rebooted a few more times and some how got a user to activate. Then I ran system restore to back to a few days ago.

Did not fix problem. User Log in screen comes up. Mouse works. But clicking on user does not do anything.

I going through my stack-o-CDs looking for an XP disk in case thats needed.

Thanks in advance.


A:Can't get past Login Screen

If you can log on, Start>Run... type cmd and ENTER.

In the new window that pops up, write "chkdsk /f" - without the brackets (and there is a space before /f) and press ENTER. It will say it can't - would you like to shedule it, select "y" for yes. Restart and let it run.

It can be done by booting to a windows cd too - so if you can't log on, find the cd

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Hi, being new here. I just discovered having this problem today. First thing this morning I went to my computer. When the login screen came up, I entered in my user and password. Then I saw the "Welcome". Which stayed there for about five minutes before I restarted the computer, which didn't fix my problem. I tried Safe Mode, which didn't make a difference. It didn't take as long, but then I saw the blue screen. It said something like "---- unexpectedly close." Then at the bottom there were memory dumps. I couldn't see what was there because the blue screen was there for five seconds, before the PC restarted itself.

It was working fine last night. Before my six year old sister was playing with the computer despite my attempts to make a password account and full parental controls.

I believe I did manage to log in to another account that's not the administrator, but when I when to modify the user accounts the whole motherboard crashed. Every program, even the desktop. I couldn't do Alt + Tab and the Ctrl +Alt + Delete.

Please help me fix this thing. I need it to do my classwork.

A:Windows Vista- I cannot get past the "welcome" login screen

Try waiting longer (30/60 minuits)... If it starts up after that your software messed up, backup ur school work and stuff like that and re-install windows.

If it doesn't I can't help you..

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I am working on a PC that has XP home on it. It boots up to the login screen. Once you click on a name it says loading settings then flickers for a second and then says saving settings and goes back to the spot to click on a name. Same thing happens in safe mode.

Not really sure what she did to get it to this point. Her brother told her to do something and this happen. So I am not sure if she got into the registry.

Can I do a system restore if I boot from the CD and go into repair mode?

Anyone see anything like this. Thanks for any help.

A:XP Home can not get past login screen

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Hi! Can anyone help me? I had a documents window open and I think I accidentally pressed enter. I had a game emulator program highlighted at the time so it opened up. The problem is that it KEPT opening up. At the time I assumed my enter button was stuck or something (the laptop has gone through quite a bit of abuse), so when it started to freeze I decided to force shut it down. Right before that I got a message about the memory being too full or something, but I didn't get a chance to read it properly. When I tried to reload the computer, I can get past the user login screen, but then nothing else happens. Safe mode works of course. Is there anything I can do?

I'm using Windows 7 x32, and that's pretty much the extent of my knowledge.

Thank you for reading!

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Hello, I am an IT technician and I have been working on this customers computer for a while now. Their issue is intermittent. It seems to happen every morning after their computer has been asleep all night. But when they try to login, they can input their password but they cannot hit the arrow to enter the password and hitting the enter key does nothing. It shows the password being typed in, but it just will not let you hit the arrow or enter key.

Also when this happens they attempt to restart through the GUI but this freezes everytime and they have to do a hard reset. It doesn't happen if I restart or put the computer to sleep throughout the day, only when the computer has been left overnight.

I have never seen anything like this. I have updated every single driver, I have done sfc /scannow which found corruption it could not fix. I ran chkdsk /r and it found nothing. I ran startup repair and it finds nothing. I ran bootec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr. I took the cover off and reseated absolutely everything in the case.

I checked power options, all looks good. Changed NIC settings to not go to sleep. Ran ESET online scanner, found nothing, ran malware bytes found nothing, ran Sec. Essentials, found nothing.

Ran Dell's onboard ePAS assessment which tested hard drive, tested memory, did CPU stress test. Everything looked good.

I am out of things to do besides completely reinstalling, which I really do not want to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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dude, i need a way to get past my login screen. my lap top is royally screwd so i will have more questions...lol

A:how do i get past my login screen without my password

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first off iv been around computers long enough to realize this isnt some simple problem. It starts out fine and just as fast as normal but once it hits the xp logo screen it turns straight to a blue screen and get this it has a perfectly marked number 8 in the middle of the blank blue screen. This started to happen to me when i got home from school today, last night i downloaded windows sidebar and 2-3 gadgets, im saying this cause ive never had a problem like this until i installed that crap. Ive tryed so many things to make this go away, ive tested just about every piece of hardware in the laptop. Its multi oem/sp3 which i regret now cause its been an annoying ride. Since ive had sp3 ive been having alot of registry errors to could that and a virus be causing all this? i know i can most like reformat and re-install xp at any time i just need all the files on there. Any input as small as you may think it is will be greatly appriciated, if you need more info to help me feel free to e-mail me, im ganna be checking this phew times a day, thanks.


A:Can't Get Past The Login Screen, not matter what i do.

Have you tried to enter Safe Mode (tapping the F8 key while booting)?
See if you can get into safe mode and do a system restore to a date prior to installing the items you posted above. Or simply uninstall what you installed.


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I just signed up so I could ask this question because I'm absolutely stumped. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and recently I've installed VMware to run a virtual machine.

However, since doing so, whenever my computer starts or reboots, it no longer goes to the desktop. Instead, it stays at the login screen. I don't know how to make it not do that. Help me!

A:Getting past the login screen upon startup.

What accounts are shown at the logon screen? Did VMware install a 2nd account for some reason? I use Oracle VirtualBox so am not familiar with VMware.

Boot to Safe Mode and uninstall VMware, see if that helps?
Do a System Restore from Safe Mode to before VMware was installed.

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Friend of family had a stroke, can't remember user password. It happens. I'm an old ex network admin, so pretty savy here yet Totally stumped, short of spending money to buy something. Here is what I've tried to do to get to the command prompt, so I can run net user to enable the administrator login, which is defaulted as disabled on 7. Of course she never made up any backup image disks or anything, duh.......who does?

1. On boot up, pressed F8 to get to command prompt with safe mode. That works, when selected option given here, still boots up to the user name login. So I can't get to the command prompt. Tried the other safe mode options, with same result. Toshiba also has a F12 boot option, same result.

2. Started windows, when it was loading, I shut it down with Power On button, restarted, repair mode to get to command prompt, cancelling the repair when it starts, but can't get to command prompt this way either.

3. Tried my Windows 7 disk, but still loads and comes up to user login, so I can't enable the administrator option.

4. I think she has this locked down pretty good, nothing in the BIOS to secure the user access.

I have a bootable Flash drive, but it will not work on this Toshiba Satelite laptop, will not boot as there is no option in BIOS to enable it. I tried with a bootable CD disk, and it boots up, but I still go to the user login like above.

Would like to help her out, I doubt she'll be working again, and is only in her late 50's. Doing t... Read more

A:windows 7 Login Cannot get to past User login

On the bottom lefts of the login screen click on a blue button with a spiral inside, it should open the cmd.
Run this command:

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\sethc.exe" /v Debugger /t
REG_SZ /d "C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe"
Hit enter and wait then run this command:

net user [user_name] [new_password]
[user_name] is your Username and [new_password] is the password you will use to login

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Friday I thought I had gotten rid of a virus .. I downloaded and ran a Microsoft malware program .. it scanned, found the virus and supposedly removed it ... one of the problems that I had was the Task Manager was disabled but I was able to go in and enable it .. everything seemed to be working correctly and I could get onto websites that the virus said was a risk while it was still in my computer .. fast forward to Saturday morning ... computer opens says welcome shows the logon icon, I click on it says that it is loading settings, then logs off .. help!

A:can't get past login screen after eradicating virus

Hello.It appears your infected with one of the rogues that does this or perhaps it's a hijacked userinit file. We'll confirm that. Do you have some spare CDs? Follow the instructions below so we can see the state of that machine. From there we can fix the registry key related to that and see what's really causing that problem.Download OTLPE and Boot Off ItDownload OTLPE.iso and burn to a CD using ISO Burner.A free Image Burning CD download can be found over here if you do not have one.Instructions or tutorial on Burning ISO files can be found over here.Once you have burned the file to a CD take the CD out of your working computer's CD-Rom drive.Reboot your infected system using the boot CD you just created.

Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop and OTLPE should be loaded successfully.Download DDS-BootCD and Save to Flash-DriveNow please download DDS-BootCd and save it to your working computer's desktop.Use a Flash/removable drive and copy that file into the removable drive.Insert the flash/removable drive into your infected computer which is currently booted into the OTLPE Environment.Double-click My Computer on the infected machine which is booted into the OTLPE Environment.Find your removable/flash drive and copy the DDS-bootCD file to the desktopDouble-click on the DDS-bootcd.exe file and run itOnce it's complete a og files will open:DDS.txtIt will be... Read more

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My son has an HP Paviliion 915 computor, when starting screen goes directly to password login, he has forgotten the password, it's his password not admins. as it gives him a hint we know the hint just not the answer. None of the F-keys during the black screen stage work. It just goes to login. We cannot get into safe-mode, or bios. We ordered the recovery disc set from HP, however we cannot get in to change the boot order. When we put the disc in and started up nothing just went to login. At this point we're willing to do a complete recovery even if it means loosing hundreds of purchased songs from iTunes. But would prefer to try to save them if possible. Can anyone help me?

A:forgotten password -can't get past login screen

Hello and welcome to TSF.
I, myself would actually slave the drive into another computer to salvage your paid for songs.


Originally Posted by friendshipme

None of the F-keys during the black screen stage work. It just goes to login. We cannot get into safe-mode, or bios.

When you try and go into the BIOS, do you wait for the HP splash screen to appear before pressing the F(?) or delete keys?

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Hi, and HELP...with Vista (Dell XPS430 desktop)

Initially the system would not boot, tried various things, managed to get into safemode and do a backup since the weekend (Phew!) Now the system still won't load, it's done 'fixes' chkdsk's and restored to the last restore point, but all to no avail... so now I get the normal login screen, and either I click on my user picture, and I get the pic's dissappear, just leaving the background screen, and it hangs there... and sometimes it does the same, but it allow me to put my password in before it hangs...

Any ideas of how to get out of this without a factory restore would be most welcomed...
Thanks - G

A:Vista won't load past login screen

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I downloaded an anti Malware program (ADWCleaner) last night and had to reboot after the scan and removal, which seemed normal enough. But after it shut down i cant open my laptop. I type in my password and it attempts to load but only reboots all over again as "windows ran into an error and needs to restart".
I have files i cant replace in them. Ive removed the battery. Didnt work. What can i do to get through???

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Hi- I know there must be a way to reinstall win without losing data contrary to my Dell support chat "gurus" - and i use that term lightly! even with safe mode -i cannot get past the win login screen - cant even get box for password - this is a dell E510 i do have reinstall dvd but dont want to do anything that will risk losing data - I read the sticky note "guide" but before i follow those steps I wanted to check one more time if there is anything i can do - i recently installed or tried to install trend micro internet security and had issues - my other issues are little people/junior hackers in my home LOL - help me please!!!


A:xp media 2005 cant get past win login screen

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Alright, look. I know literally nothing about computers. I don't even know if this is the right forum or not. But everything was working fine up until a couple months ago. I haven't been using the computer in forever, gave it to my mom. One day she tells
me that she can't start the computer anymore. I go to it to try and everything is fine and normal up until after I put in my password. Completely black screen, showing nothing but the cursor. If i wait long enough the taskbar is visible but shows nothing but
"Desktop", which isn't anything I can click on. I tried ctrl+alt+delete and after like five minutes it gave me a popup saying "The sign-in process couldn't display security and sign-in options when Ctrl+Alt+Delete was pressed.
If Windows doesn't respond, press Esc, or use the power switch to restart." Tried esc, nothin happened. I've restarted a million times, same result. Is the computer even salvageable or is it good as dead? Thanks in advance.

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Hi, I have windows vista on another laptop - a samsung r60 and it keeps freezing at start up. Can't get past the user log in screen. At first, last known good configuration would start the laptop but now even that doesn't work. It's been running slowly for months before and a mcaffee scan revealed no viruses. Can't do a system restore because there are no restore points - would restore system state work and how do I do this please? Or can you offer any other advice? Have also tried directory service repair. Many thanks, Terri

A:Vista freezing - can't get past login screen

Try booting with the Vista DVD and choose Startup Repair.

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It all started a couple days ago when I went to play Command & Conquer 3 online with a friend. The game wanted to install a patch before I could play, so I went for it.

The patch installed, the game restarted and a SecuROM error popped up. I uninstalled the game and tried it all again. Same thing. I couldn't load the game at ALL.
Command and Conquer 3 is currently my addiction, so I contacted SecuROM and EA Games tech support.

I was told by SecuROM the following:

"Thank you for your email. We are sorry you are having launch issues. We suspect you are receiving this error message as a result of the use of an emulation program that tampers registry keys.

To fix your registry entries please follow the instructions below:

Note: These tampered entries have NOT been caused by SecuROM?. Please also note, you should only delete duplicate entries and not any others. SecuROM? is not liable for any problems caused by using these instructions. We provide them only as a service and to assist with repairing the launch issue.

Please open the registry editor (Start->Run->regedit) and move to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices\ area (by clicking on this folder, you will see all the entries on the right side). Look at the entries with an alpha designation (ie: \DosDevices\Letter_Here). You should see one of entries with letters with duplicate entries. If you delete the duplicate entry (right mouse click and choose 'Delete' from the choi... Read more

A:XP doesn't load past login screen

Hi sho0 and welcome to TSF !

Well if you can borrow a floppy drive from a friend, you may have to load the motherboard sata drivers at the beginning of XP install so that it can see your drive. Should be a message telling you to press F6 to load sata/raid floppy.

Check in the bios that your sata drive is seen correctly. Refer to your motherboard manual to determine which sata plug is the sata 1 and plug your hard drive there if it isn't already.

If you ever manage to boot back in windows, uninstall your game, uninstall all CD/DVD emulation software you can have : clonecd, daemon tools, alcohol, ... following the complete removal instructions from their website (sometimes they leave some drivers behind). Then reboot and try reinstalling C&C. Recent games protections are very intrusive and can cause conflicts with those other programs. Even if daemon tools is not running at the moment, its emulated CD/DVD device is installed on your computer.

Next time you decide to delete a bunch of things in your registry without knowing what it is, make sure you have a backup solution first. Once you'll get this computer back to live be sure to check those links :
Any of these would have saved your butt today

And next time you install XP, make sure the system partition gets the c: volume letter. Unplug all other drives during the install if needed, leaving only ... Read more

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I was following the directions I found in another area of this board to get rid of the xlime offeroptimizer problem. I took the following steps:

Enabled hidden files and folders
Turned off system restore

I then went to reboot into safe mode, but instead of using the F8 method, I went to start>run>typed in msconfig> checked "/safeboot"

Now when I try to start my computer, I get the startup screen for safemode. I have always logged on with ctrl/alt/delete and my password. However, now the computer doesn't recognize my password, and I am effectively locked out of my computer all together as I can't get past this screen. Please help!


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I have XP Entertainment Home Edition
My system boots up to the user profile screen where I can choose between the two profiles
If I select either profile a blank desktop appears (no icons/no windows task bar) and freezes
Trying to boot into Safe Mode also hangs after choosing a profile

It's a Dell so I don't have the XP cds to try a repair. I do have other computers with different versions of XP installed that are working fine (no XP CDs though)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreaciated

A:Solved: XP won't load past login screen

Not sure what to tell you buddy other than find someone with an XP CD and try to repair it.

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Every time I try to login to win 2000 i put in my name and password it goes to the next screen but then just hangs with the hourglass spinning. I can boot in safe mode with no problem but the issue occurs with all my logins including a new test one i've created. I've run av scan, adaware scan, win updates, i tried running spybot but it won't start up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:win 2000 wont go past login screen

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Ive looked at all the other similar messages in the forums and none seem to help me. I turned off my computer yesterday then turned it on again and switched it off again using the power switch repeatedly yesterday in a span of a few mins. I then went out for a day and when i came back home and tried to boot my computer again vista wouldnt load the login screen. I changed my loading screen and it gets past that alright but when it gets to the logon screen everything just turns black?

A:Wont load past login screen?

systeam restore ?

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Hi guys, basically the problem im having is that my computer freezes right at the login screen and I cant login at all. Before this happened my computer all the sudden started getting a bunch of pop-ups, so I tried to run Superanti-spyware but it seemed like some program was bugging it out so it wouldnt load. I tried to re-download it but it wouldn't let me access the page. I tried to run spy-bot and malware-bytes and my computer wont boot either of those up (due to some sort of infection I assume?). So now my computer wont boot into regular Windows XP at all. It will boot into Windows safe mode and so I tried running ad-aware the only spyware program that my computer would let boot up. It ran came up with multiple infections but it didn't fix my problem. I tried going into MSConfig and unchecking all the boot up programs and rebooting but to no avail my computer keeps freezing at the login screen. Please help!! Thanks!

A:Computer wont get past login screen.

If mbam won't install or runSome types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.

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