Startup Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dboy3587, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. dboy3587

    dboy3587 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i made a shortcut on my friends computer. the shortcut was to logoff.exe i put it in the startup folder and every time it boots up it logs back off
    i tried safemode with cmd and it still doesnt work.
    how do i fix this?
     
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  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    why not use a bootdisc to boot to DOS and then navigate to folder and delete the file? this is a bit of a dodger though, I am prepared to bet there is a startup boot.ini or other option that will allow you to boot and NOT run through the startup items, it's just that I do not know what it is - so from those two ideas I am sure google can be your friend too!

    BTW this was a pretty dumb thng to do - but I guess you know that? :p
     
  3. RickyC

    RickyC OSNN Addict

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    F8 on startup into Safe Mode, go into the c drive, go into Documents and Settings, into the users folder, Start Menu, Programs, Startup and delete the shortcut.

    Then bang your head against the wall and ask WHY DID YOU DO THIS! ;)
     
  4. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Read the whole first post as it logs off even in safe mode.

    Should be able to delete the file through recovery console or use what Mainframeguy suggested.
     
  5. RickyC

    RickyC OSNN Addict

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    AZ, he/she just said they tried Safemode with the cmd prompt with no expaination of what they did, I was just suggesting they try something as I'm not a mind reader. When I give a suggestion, I make sure I READ THE WHOLE POST.
     
  6. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Does this look suspiciously like a plug for that website?
     
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  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    it does now! Thread deletion? I am not sure if I need to report post now - so maybe I will anyway!
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Lets just hope it isn't some new angle at spamming, post edited just to be safe so we can just assume this is another new guy needing help :)
     
  9. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Put the hard drive as a secondary in another computer, then delete the file
     
  10. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Use Safe mode and log in as an alternative Administrator, if you only have one administrator on your computer, and it is that one account, that is pretty dumb.
     
  11. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    Thats why XP Home is a plus sometimes. the main "admin" account is in safe mode anyway.
     
  12. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    It depends if the shortcut is in the User Startup older or the All Users startup folder. If its the All Users then no matter who logs in it will log em out.