XP virus -- login screen displaying no users to log in with?
Posted on 2004-07-30
I have an HP Pavilion 6746C with XP Professional Installed, only upgrade is 192 MB RAM. I cannot get a user name to display in the login screen. All that shows up is the "Windows XP" logo, the blue background, and the 2 lines on top and bottom, nothing else, no other text at all!
last known good configuration,
safe mode with command prompt..
all give the same result. I read about a way to hit ctrl-alt-delete twice at the welcome screen to get a command line method of logging in, but I could not get that to work either.
Is there a file or files I can copy from another XP machine to the problem machine to get this thing to log in? Is this a known virus, or what?
I had a similar case on XP Home Ed. where I got users listed in login screen, but clicking any of them and entering password never got you in. I even did an OS repair on that one, thinking some system files were corrupt, but that didn't even work, I ended up with the same problem. I had to reinstall that OS from scratch (format HD, then install XP) ... is it possible this case is as bad as that?