could you please help me with this annoying problem?
I am using multiple user accounts in WinXP so I enter a password every time to log-in. when the pc is turned on, win boots to the log-in screen, I enter the password, press OK and then the whole process freezes on the screen saying: "Welcome, loading user's settings..."
once, I was waiting for 30 minutes and nothing happend. still that screen, I can move with mouse, but there is no clock sign next to the mouse cursor. HDD light on my PC case is not blinking, it seems to me like HDD thinks it has nothing to do...
I can solve this only with reseting PC (using the reset button). no ctrl+alt+delete or something...
after reboot, it works just always fine. password, OK, loading and I am in.
what can cause this? SW, HW ?? I have a very similar SW configuration on my laptop and have no problem with it.
WinXP SP2, all recent MS updates installed
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
C2D E8400 3ghz
2x Seagate 250gb HDD (one system, one data disk)
MB: GB P35-DS3R rev2.1
the thing is, I can always logon without any problems after restarting the PC.
also, sometimes the problem happens, sometimes does not. sometimes it happens even I wait lets say 3 minutes before I enter the password in the login screen.
just i am downloading new nvidia drivers and realtek audio drivers as these two processes are loading during the start-up. also, I will install KIS 2010, maybe this will help.