Re: User accounts not starting
> Restarting a PC (DELL Inspiron 530 running Vista Home Premium) after
> check-disk run on start-up starts Windows to the 'Welcome' screen.
> logging into any of the user accounts initially produces the next
> screen and the little 'wait' circle but then it goes black and only the
> cursor is displayed, nothing else happens.
> In safe mode, the user account loads normally.
> Prehistory: The PC had started to do odd things a while ago: take very
> long to shut down, more or less freeze on some of the limited user
> (the boys'), not shut down at all, and similar.
> Today, as a further attempt to right things, I ran the MS Disk Cleanup
> (normally I use CCleaner) and Check Disk option on start-up. That
> reported quite a lot of problems and fixes and took a long time.
I am having trouble digesting what you said. Allow me to ask a few
questions for clarifications : -
1.) Are your boys' user accounts ok in normal mode now after "disk
cleanup etc.", or still no go ? If no go, you could remove their
accounts in Safe mode, and re-create their accounts in normal mode, and
see if they could be logged on this time.
2.) " That reported quite a lot of problems and fixes and took a long
time ". So, is everything fixed now ? If not, what are the current
3.) How long is " awhile ago "? ( If not too long ago, a system restore