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By Daz'n'Ash ·
I have a computer that I am working on that was badly infected with viruses. Now, when I try to log in to either Administrator or user account, it starts to log i nto windows and almost immediately it logs back out again. How can I work around this? It even happens in safe mode. It has Windows XP Home installed. I have tried running a repair install, but that didn't help either. The problem remains.

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I would say that you are up against things by now

by OH Smeg In reply to cannot log in

The Infections have so badly crippled the User Accounts that they are no longer opening and a Repair Install will only overwrite certain aspects of Windows I would say that you need to perform a new install without formatting so that you can access your Data to back it up then wipe the HDD and reinstall the OS and associated Software.

if you have another computer available you can fit the HDD from this unit to a USB Enclosure to Backup your Data to save the time required to reinstall the OS without a format.

Though this may work but there are no garantee's

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us

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