Just sits on the Starting Windows up Welcome screen !?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by scottyb, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. scottyb

    scottyb Guest


    Windows XP Home Edition

    The night previous I added a new user account and also
    turned off the Guest account in XP. I swapped between
    users just to check all is OK, logged off one and onto
    another also - everything fine.
    I shut down the PC

    I turn my PC on today and it gets as far as the Welcome -
    Starting up windows Screen - then just sits there - it
    hasn't crashed or anything - just sits there - no user
    accounts, logon screen etc.
    There is some disk activity and then nothing

    I can't even get past it by selecting all the other boot
    options - safe mode etc. So am blocked out of my PC and pulling my hair out ! :(

    Searched the Knowledgebase and have found nothing as yet :-
    Can anyone please help ? Has anyone seen this before ?

    I am an IT person - so technical explanations/solutions -
    plese fire away.
    Next step could be boot disk and meddling with the system
    files, but I haven't a clue which ones are relevant.

    (I have done this before some months back and then deleted
    the temp user - all was fine then)
  2. scottyb

    scottyb Guest

    Left it for several hours :( just sitting on that screen

    Tried all modes of the F8 booting

    Safe mode - gets to exactly the same point and then sits there.

    XP must have messed up when saving the new account user details when I shut down. But I don't know what maybe failing to load for it to access the list of User accounts

  3. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

    reinstall on top your current install
  4. Stircrazy

    Stircrazy Guest

    Try Repiar as Catch said or when you boot it up press that F key( i cant think of num right this min lol its at tip of tongue tho)
    and try Boot with Last known good config
  5. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

    shift+f5 and i dont think the repair install will set up a new user account but it might fix the broken one
  6. scottyb

    scottyb Guest

    Cheers so far guys.

    My CD/DVD drive doesn't boot from :-(
    Even played with my BIOS settings and still couldn't get it to boot from the XP CD

    Also - If I re-install over - what will I loose ? :(

    As for the - last config boot . I gues XP shut down properly when I shut down after adding the user - because it still happens when I choose that option also.

    I have previously installed the repair program - so will try that tonight - any tips ? or is it straight forward ?

    Thanx again
  7. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

    nothing.... also check your post screen to see if you have a boot menu option... mine does and i just have to hit f12 and i get a choice of booting from a cd a floppy or the hdd....

    also one last thing.... try going into safemode under adminestrator and hit control alt delete then go to file>new task and type explorer exe and then windows will ask if you want to run system restore