Immediate Win2000 logoff - can't get onto Windows
Posted on 2006-05-20
Using Windows 2000 Professional on a Dell computer that has been working fine for a couple of years. Had neighborhood power failure and computer flipped off with power outage.
Now when I boot up, I get to the normal Windows log-in window. I type in the password, the systems proceeds, saying "Loading your personal settings," which finishes, but then computer immediately says "Saving your settings," and logs me off, leaving me back on the initial log-in screen.
Same thing happens if I boot into Safe Mode, so I can't get into Safe Mode in Windows or command line version. Didn't help to reboot under last know good configuration.
I am thinking that my registry is corrupted and I might have to reformat the drive. Any ideas for a fix short of that?