Windows XP SP2. System language is set to Japanese (this is Language to use for non-Unicode programs on the Advanced tab of the Regional and Language Options). Available input languages are English and Japanese.
If a user sets the default input language to Japanese (Japanese-Microsoft IME Standard 2002 ver 8.1) the computer locks up on "Loading your personal settings" when he/she tries to login.
* If the user is a member of the local administrators group, this problem does not occur.
* If the user has English selected as the default input language, this problem does not occur even if the user is NOT a member of the local administrators group.
* If the system language (language used for non-unicode) is English, this problem does not occur even if the default input language IS Japanese and the user is NOT a member of the administrators group.
* This problem did not occur on Windows 2000.
I can make this problem occur on a variety of hardware (desktops, laptops, etc) and with any user id (e.g. domain user account, local user account). So it does not seem to be hardware related and it is not a corrupted user profile.
So my question is, what is running on WXP only when the default input language is Japanese and the non-unicode language is Japanese that requires a user to have administrator rights during login?