XP in loop of loggin on and off HELP

By turnercrew ·
I have created a boot diskette and now I get an a: prompt and don't know what to do next. My pc logs on and off quickly and gets back to the main windows xp menu (with all the users listed). I have changed the boot.ini to be rdisk(1) and partition (1) instead of 0, and 2.

I have the two other NT files on the diskette also NTdetect

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multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home

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A little more information please

by zlitocook In reply to XP in loop of loggin on a ...

Why did you make a boot disk? If this was for emergency repair or just to have a boot disk you may have done it wrong.
Have you tried a repair, boot to the XP CD and choose r, or have you tried going in to safe mode as it boots up?
You have removed the floppy disk before booting up right?

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by turnercrew In reply to XP in loop of loggin on a ...

THanks for responding. My PC boots up to the XP Welcome window that has all the users listed. Once I click on anyone of the users, it loads settings, saves settings and logs off. I have tried going into Safe Mode, but I get the same results. I have tried going into safe mode with command prompt and get same results.

I only have a cd called "reinstallation CD" from Dell. It will load on another PC in my home, but not the broken one. I was reading many comments on the web, and they said to put the boot disk in....this was all I have. So I am assuming Recovery Console is on there. But I can't get it to boot - even though I change the settings to boot from the CD.

I read online to make a boot disk (using a floppy). It contained to NT files (ntdetect, and I cant' remember the other one) and boot.ini. I can boot the pc using that disk and only get to the a: prompt. Now I don't know what to do. It doesn't recognize my c drive at this point.

THen I read further on Microsoft to create boot diskettes. 6 of them. I did that, and started to load them and made it to the 2nd disk when now it says it "\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded error code 7"

I apologize if this is alot of information. But I have tried everything....

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I'm having the same issue....

by westec In reply to more details

I'm encountering the same issue trying to upgrade the HDD in my laptop. I used Norton Save and Restore (latest version of Ghost) to copy the contents of my old drive to the new drive (connected via USB). When I install the new drive in the laptop, the laptop boots fine, but when I go to log in, it gives the 'loading your personal settings' msg, then goes straight to 'Logging Off'. Same results regardless of which user I try.

I am able to sign on using the recovery console, and get the dos prompt. Not sure what to try from there.

I also tried using safe mode, but that didn't help either.

I enabled boot logging to see if it shed any light - checking ntbtlog.txt only revealed a series of 'Loaded driver...' and 'Did not load driver...' messages. I notice that some of the 'Did not load...' messages were of the format: 'Did not load driver \??\c:\windows\system32\drivers\symlcbrd.sys' etc. The 2 questions marks seem suspicious.

Any suggestions?

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never mind... resolved...

by westec In reply to I'm having the same issue ...

When I initially setup the new drive using disk management, I had inadvertantly assigned a drive letter (e:) to it. Somewhere that was retained when I copied the old drive to the new drive, and it prevented certain DLLs from loading.

I reformatted the new drive (this time without assigning a drive letter mapping), copied the old drive using Norton Save and restore, swapped drives and everything worked a-ok!

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