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Client PC boots, then stick at wallpaper and won't continue to load login dialog (even in safe-mode).

Any suggestions? I'm too new school for this. Haha

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Which version? 3.5? 4.0? Windows 2000? Vista? Windows 7? – Andrew J. Brehm Nov 9 '11 at 14:42
@AndrewJ.Brehm, I would assume 3-4 since he’s “too new school”. – Synetech Mar 13 '12 at 19:56

Haven't worked with NT for too long, but some usual things-

  • Does Ctrl-Alt-Del or Ctrl-Alt-Esc do anything?
  • Is there a repair facility on the install disk (assuming client still has it)?
  • Does NT have a chkdisk ability?
  • Use a live CD (Ubuntu) to copy data and reinstall (either with NT or a newer OS)
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*C-A-D doesn't do a thing. The computer squats at the start up screen (wallpaper background). *No install disk. *Cannot get to CMD *Ubuntu is a last resort. – Chris Oct 8 '09 at 14:08

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