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Lounge => General Computers and Gaming => Topic started by: CanaryTan on March 03, 2011, 05:21:03 pm

Title: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: CanaryTan on March 03, 2011, 05:21:03 pm
Ok, my windows xp computer won't let me log in.
I boot it up and the i see the log in screen.
I click on my account and type the password and press enter.
it says' applying personal settings' then it goes back to the log in screen.
I check for caps and such. I still have the problem.
I click on the other account with no password and the same thing happens.

Can you help me? I'm really worried :C
kthnxbai

OH, btw, my computer is IBM think centre. My anti-virus is AVG Free
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 03, 2011, 05:56:59 pm
my suggestion is still the clean install, but i'd wait and see if there's a way to salvage it before you do that.
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Bella on March 03, 2011, 06:08:12 pm
I'm going to employ the classic mediocre tech repairman cliche on this one: I've never heard of that happening before. : \

Then again, Windows XP is hardly my area of expertise. -.-
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Krizonar on March 03, 2011, 06:13:16 pm
is your computer plugged in?

...is your computer turned on?
/shot
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 03, 2011, 06:37:06 pm
yes, and yes. :\
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: CanaryTan on March 03, 2011, 07:30:19 pm
reinstalling xp. then probably gonna install windows 2000! :D
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 04, 2011, 10:04:32 am
make sure you purge the hard drive before you install something new....i didn't way back when, and MAAAAN did it lag. >_<
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: VonDaab on March 04, 2011, 12:34:14 pm
Tried booting in safe mode?

I guess asking if you have a recovery disc would be ridiculous.
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: CanaryTan on March 04, 2011, 05:44:24 pm
Quote from: VonDaab on March 04, 2011, 12:34:14 pm
Tried booting in safe mode?

I guess asking if you have a recovery disc would be ridiculous.


Safe mode still didn't work ><

I had an iso of windows xp pro sp3 and activated and I just burned it to a disk.
I'm not gonna install 2k. and it sucks that i have to reinstall everything ;_;


-EDIT-
Found out what happened.
I got the win32 virus. xD
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Bella on March 04, 2011, 07:04:23 pm
Ugh. Viruses. That brings back memories... >__<
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Red-Machine on March 04, 2011, 07:11:17 pm
As I suspected.  I gave Kari some links for you.
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: CanaryTan on March 04, 2011, 08:03:08 pm
Quote from: Red-Machine on March 04, 2011, 07:11:17 pm
As I suspected.  I gave Kari some links for you.


Oh yeah! Thanks!! :)
Btw, The fresh install was a great idea. Thanks choco! It runs like a DREAM now.
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 05, 2011, 09:27:13 pm
just remember to keep up your virus scans, back up frequently, and stop downloading random stuff from unsavory places, ne. >.>;;
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: NejinOniwa on March 06, 2011, 03:23:11 pm
More like, know your unsavory places when you download. -w-; And remember - well-seeded torrents are pretty much always clean. Nobody seeds a virus.
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: CanaryTan on March 06, 2011, 04:33:43 pm
MORE PROBLEMS AHOY~

Ok, so, i don't have much installed on my computer and all my C: space has been taken up. (Bad grammar. orz)

We're going to wipe the hard drive clean including the os.
Then we're going to install 2000 since it will most likely run smoother.
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Red-Machine on March 06, 2011, 04:52:36 pm
Maybe not.  Microsoft and a lot of other people have dropped 2000 support.  For example, you can't upgrade to the latest version of DirectX 9 on 2000 anymore because they added an incompatibility flag for it in the installer, even though it supports the same version of DirectX 9 as XP.

A fresh install of XP will likely work wonders.  What was the spec of the machine again?
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 06, 2011, 04:59:17 pm
just remember that if your computer is currently running on wireless internet, it won't work on 2000 w/o SP4. >__<
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: CanaryTan on March 06, 2011, 05:31:45 pm
I don't think windows xp is supported either.
and i practically only go on forums and stuff so, I'm good. :3
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 06, 2011, 05:35:06 pm
no, you do other stuff. otherwise you wouldn't get so many viruses. >__<
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: CanaryTan on March 06, 2011, 05:37:33 pm
Quote from: Chocofreak13 on March 06, 2011, 05:35:06 pm
no, you do other stuff. otherwise you wouldn't get so many viruses. >__<


SHADDAP >:U
btw, this isn't a virus. I just had to many things. orz
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Red-Machine on March 06, 2011, 06:28:44 pm
Quote from: CanaryTan on March 06, 2011, 05:31:45 pm
I don't think windows xp is supported either.
and i practically only go on forums and stuff so, I'm good. :3


Yes it is.  Support for XP ends in 2015, and I imagine people will still write apps for it for a while after that.
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: CanaryTan on March 06, 2011, 08:05:11 pm
orz

i got windows 2000 loaded, i was so happy.
but then my dad messed up the internet setup.
So now he can't get the drivers. So he upgraded back to xp.
I am fucking pissed. Excuse my language.
Title: Re: Help with windows xp plz.
Post by: Chocofreak13 on March 06, 2011, 10:01:02 pm
oo, the new forum doesn't censor it!! fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck dookie pooh!! ^^ (and if anyone knows where that quote is from, i will love them forever.)

.....HAH. I WAS RIGHT! SERVICE HASN'T ENDED FOR XP!!!! (ty red for making me check.) support for XP SERVICE PACK 2 has ended. and you can't buy any PCs with it preinstalled anymore. :\

at any rate, just make the best of it kid.