I posted the folllowing message on January 13, 207. Update: I finally was able to back up my data and registry. (between a blue screen power dump error message that require a couple restarts and the painfully slow pace to click on and open a window [c drive, external, etc] and then the back up speed, the data backup is finally complete).
I know "John (usasma )" was initially helping me, but we were waiting until the backup was complete. In addition to the information posted earlier (see below), I am having the following problems: once I eventually get to desktop screen (past logon) some of my desktop screen is black (top 1/4 of screen is desktop picture, bottom 3/4 is black), one click will open a folder (after 15-45 minutes), and the backspace sometimes takes me back two windows, and a memory dump occurred, etc.
The system is still extremely slow. Any help on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated! I would like to get this up a running again and hopefully, soon.
Thank you very much!
Previous post below. - same issues are continuing
Topic: Cannot boot past Win Logon Screen - XP Pro
I recently had a major problem occur on my laptop. I was using it to do work from home one night ( working from a jump drive and not connected to internet, wireless, etc.) The next morning I could not seem to boot past the login screen. It sat there for an hour +. It was weird in that initially I could easily move the mouse, click on the icon and begin to type the password. However, it would freeze and then a while later the type would appear and I could continue only to freeze again. After a "return" the logon process began, only have the blue screen "loading personal settings" for hours.
I tried to boot in safe mode with the same issue. I also tried to boot to the last good configuration and it sat there with a black screen and hourglass for a few hours. Then I had the same blue windows login screen. It took 3 minutes after clicking on the icon for the password box to appear, and no cursor to enter yet.
I have been searching the forums for help and do not see anything readily available. "Bobbo's" thread seems similar, but I am not getting a BSOD message. I cannot even get to a point where I can install one of my disks (Dell reinstallation, Dell drivers and utilities, etc) to run diagnostics.
I am on my wife's desktop now. My laptop system specs are roughly:
Dell Insperion 8600, 1 GB DDR ram
, win XP Pro SP2
, Spybot, Ad
-Aware, Symantec, IE 7.0.