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I can not get past the log in screen In win XP

By fkpirate ·
I can boot up to the log in screen on WinXP Pro Sp3, but I do not get any user accounts. I have tried Normal Boot, SM W Networking, Command prompt, and Last Known Good. But I do not get any users on the log in screen. I do not get administrator in SM. Will a System restore, from CD work?
Booting to another HD, allows me to see the full file list so the data is not gone, just the Win XP User table or so it seems. I can not bring up Task manager or anything on the log in screen.

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try this

by Slayer_ In reply to I can not get past the l ...

I assume you get to the "Welcome" screen?

If so, do a control + alt + delete. This will bring up a different login screen. One that allows you to type a user ID and password manually.


If this isn't your problem, then try booting to safe mode (press F8 before you see the Windows XP logo and choose safemode from the DOS like list) and making some new users.

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Administrator in SM doesn't appear with XP Pro. so ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I can not get past the l ...

Why are saying you're NOT getting it?

You'd only 'see' it in XP Home.

So - if you get to the Log-In screen, what do you actually see?

Have you tried using Ctrl+Alt+Del TWICE?

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twice?

by Slayer_ In reply to Administrator in SM doesn ...

What does twice do?

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One more than once. {nt}

by OldER Mycroft In reply to twice?
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not thrice? {nt}

by Slayer_ In reply to One more than once. {nt}
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Well, if doing it twice brings up the logon box

by seanferd In reply to not thrice? {nt}

thrice won't help much.

It's like instructions for the holy hand grenade, only incremented once fewer. But five is still right out.

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From another

by voldar In reply to I can not get past the l ...

XP computer, copy the "Default User" folder to the computer you are trying to log on. Before doing that, rename the existing "Default User" to something else.

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