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XP login then immediate logout — 1 Comment

  1. This has been a very useful technique… I’ve used it again just a few weeks later.

    This time, a laptop would only partially boot XP, then give a brief blue screen (error loading registry), then reboot.

    Placing the drive into my main PC (as a secondary drive), and I quickly found that one registry file (c:windowssystem32configsoftware) had a permanent CRC error.

    A recover from the SVI only partly fixed the problem… a backup of MyDocuments found about 15 other files also had CRC errors.

    The drive was about to fail.

    But at least the PC boots (very slowly), so customer is able to backup all his important data, before I get to replace the drive.