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    XP Doing my head in (XP )

    Can any-one get me out of this problem.

    My power button is on the bottom of the PC tower.
    You wouldn't believe how many times I've caught it.

    This time, I caught it and the system tried to re-boot.
    It gets to "Loading your personal settings" and haults.
    In safe mode, I get Cannot log on. I've checked my log on name and password but still won't boot.

    Last known configuration won't work.
    Re Start in DOS prompt won't work.

    Help
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    Help.

    I would try a re-install but don't want to lose my info.

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    Re: XP Doing my head in (XP )

    Can you log in to the Administrator account?

    StuartR

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    Re: XP Doing my head in (XP )

    I have managed to logon as Administrator thru safe mode with no password set.
    I now have a black desktop,start bar and a couple of icons.

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    Re: XP Doing my head in (XP )

    Can you Login as Administrator Normally now, or have you tried?

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    Re: XP Doing my head in (XP )

    I managed to do a Restore to a prev date and alls ok.

    Does this problem occur with Windows 2000 ?

    How do I ensure this doesn't happen again.

    Thanks

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    Re: XP Doing my head in (XP )

    I guess it's possible when the machine is shutdown without saving settings. Maybe you need to rearange your Tower position somehow to were the Power Button can't be hit by accident.

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    Re: XP Doing my head in (XP )

    Also: right-click anywhere on Desktop, from pop-up menu choose Properties, then Screen Saver tab, then click "Power" button under "Monitor power", on the next window click "Advanced" tab, and choose the option from "When I press the power button..." drop-down list under "Power Buttons".

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    Re: XP Doing my head in (XP )

    Thanks all for the help.

    I've used the power button setting as suggested.

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