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Logon stops at Loading Your Personal Settings

Posted on 2004-09-29
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one of my XP boxes has suddenly come down with this annoyance of not being able to get past Loading your Personal Settings. I have done everything i have found on the net short of reinstalling XP. I found something on DNS, NetBIOS (enable not just default), rebuild the connection, disable all startup programs, anti-virus. It doesnt lock up. Still gets the screen saver and power save mode for the monitor and it comes out of them when moving the mouse. Also the mouse cursor does move. Its as though it doesnt know what to do next. I thought maybe the userinit problem but works fine in safemode both with networking and without. Works fine there, can log in and out as many times as i want. The longest I have let it sit is about 2 hours. while playing around on here. It does it in ALL profiles, including the Administrator account. So i dont think its a per-user setting. Nothing changed, it just started happening. Thanks for your help in this matter.
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In safe mode, run MSconfig and look for suspicious entries under the startup tab.

Also in regedit look under Hkey local machine\software\microsoft\windows\current version\run
and also in hkey current user\software\microsoft\windows\current version\run
While you're at it check out Hkey local machine\software\microsoft\windows\current version\runservices
You may or may not have that particular key on your computer.  Don't fret if you don't see it.

Download the latest version of HiJack this and run it in safe mode.  You can post your log here or have it analyzed here (this is also a download link)
http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english
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been there...done that
nothing except for adevice driver helpers and norton antivirus.
nothing odd in hijack this/adaware or spybot s&d. not a thing.
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found it
went through the registry and there was a bunch of dll's loading from some dumb network computer. stupid windows. got it all working now.
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