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Laptop freezes at windows login screen

My laptop freezes up and won't go farther than the windows login screen. I'm trying to get to the control panel to diconnect the login screen from requesting the password, but I can't even get into safemode. Everything locks up. I can get to the safe mode request screen ( by continously pressing F8) but nothing happens......

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  • walsh_sean Feb 19, 2009

    running xp, no disk

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    I have the same problem, running Vista.

  • yankygo Mar 25, 2009

    Computer freeze at 5 seconds after/during logon to user account (Before the welcome screen)

  • CDNMoose
    CDNMoose May 11, 2010

    do you have a recovery disk with your laptop,,,,and are you running vista or XP?

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If it's not a hardware problem, then you can salvage this computer by installing Linux on it. Mandriva 2009.0 works fine
on a T42 Thinkpad, and it's not that difficult a transition from Windows.

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