Laptop Boot problem

Posted on 2009-12-31
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
I have a Sony VAIO running on Windows XP. I am running into boot issues. The operating system load till I see the screen where Accounts are displayed. I do not have a password setup so the systems should automatically load the homepage screen without asking for system password. Now, the problem is that the system just hangs after that step. What could be the issue?
Question by:highoverheels

    Expert Comment

    Try booting the PC on safe mode with networking and then disabled all unwanted startup items from Msconfig  

    Author Comment

    Thanks Kartik! It looks like that my system was infected with Worm.Win32.NetSky.x. I was able to login to the system once and able to run Norton antivirus to remove the virus. I was prompted to restart my machine and I am now in a logon/logoff loop. I just cannot get past the windows logon screen. The problem is that my system is not backed up an I do not wish to run system restore. What do I do?
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    Assisted Solution

    System restore will keep all your files and you will not lose them. It will correct the registery and set the system clean before you get infected. You sill need to run the antivirus once more.
    LVL 11

    Accepted Solution

    start computer in safe mode with command prompt only

    and type command.... "sfc /scannow" without... when prompt for xp disk insert it.. and check for problem..


    try to repair ur system (second repair in xp setup)....

    LVL 4

    Expert Comment

    you can also boot into safe mode and attempt to create a new account so you can work with the system out of safe mode and do a system restore to a prior pre-infection time.

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    Issue resolved.

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