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Computer wont load past the user accounts meny

The computer turns on to the user accounts menu, and when the account it clicked to be loaded it simply loads for a couple seconds then kicks back to the user accounts menu while saying 'saving your settings.' Any ideas?

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Try booting into "safe mode" by starting your computer, and pressing "f8" just prior to the Windows screen popping up. If this error happened just after a update or install, you may be able to use "system restore" in the "help and support" section (accessed at the start button) to revert your system back to before the update or install happened. If not, you should be able to uninstall the program or update from the "add or uninstall programs" wizard in control panel.

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If your computer is unable to load the user account, it usually means that your user profile is corrupted.

Boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK.

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For system restore: Click Start, Click all programs, Click accessories, Click system tools and click system restore. Here is the video on how to system restore,
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Click Administrator to enter that account and click Yes to start running on safe mode, after loading go to control panel and click user accounts. Click create a new account and type the name of the new account and click next. Now pick an account type select administrator then click create account. Restart your computer and when you prompted on your user accounts click the admin account that you made and you have the admin account have a nice day.

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Click the "Start" menu and then click "Log Off."

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Start your computer and allow it to continue through its startup process. By default your computer will simply load directly to the primary user account (usually the administrator account), but if there are multiple users on the system it will load to the account login screen.

Use the mouse to click on the administrator account from the list of available accounts to log on. This step is only necessary if you've customized Windows Vista with more than one account or you have set the operating system to load the login screen first.

Enter the password required in the password field to log on to the administrator account.

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Im having the exact same problem doesnt load past welcome screen!


Try to login in the Administrator account, press Ctrl+Alt+Del (2 or 3 times) in the welcome screen and you'll get a login square, in username name type Administrator and password leave it blank if it logins without a password go to control panel and create new accounts.

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If you boot into safe mode* and have same problem, you might be missing a file called "userinit.exe."
It's located in the /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32 subdirectory. You can copy it from another xp computer
(suggest matching updated pro vs home files). Use your harddrive as a slave on another computer
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*safe mode: Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard during boot up.

Then you gotta ask: how did that file get deleted? It's a popular file to attack by malware authors and
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