Topic: Windows lacks login
I am using the latest LiveCD (downloaded yesterday from sourceforge) on a 100GB drive that had a ~4.5 FAT(32?) Gateway recovery partition (D:) at the beginning, and XP home on (C:) taking up the rest. So I ran the CD and shrunk C: down to 26GB, deleted the first partition (Gateway Recovery), then scooted the xp partition to the beginning, then made a second partition at the end of the HD the same size as the XP partition (26GB).
I though everything was going well and got no errors anytime, but Windows can't login. I see all the appropriate screens when I start my computer but it just hangs at the tiny windows xp logo before it logs into my only user. There are no options to click on for my username, but it normally logs in automatically. I assume I have a similar problem as this thread:
But I didn't change the registry beforehand, which seemed to fix his problem. The thing is I don't know how to regedit now that I've made the changes. I can't recall the exact size of the Gateway partition and what flag it had so I can't recreate the original configuration. I'm not sure if my Gateway Restore CD has an option to boot into windows without reformatting. I'm pretty sure the regedit would fix the problem, but I'm stuck on what to do.