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Windows 7: Login screen not appearing?

03 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 (32bit)
Login screen not appearing?

Hi everyone, first time post here so bear with me

When I boot up my computer, it displays the animated windows7 logo as normal, but where it would normally display the login screen all I get is a blank screen with the mouse cursor. I've tried all keyboard shortcuts and random clicks to no avail - it stays on that screen for hours with occasional HDD activity.

I've tried booting in safe mode only to encounter exactly the same problem, and have no previous restore points (which I know is a big mistake).

Due to it not starting in safe mode either, I tried to replace the winlogon.exe file from another Windows 7 instillation to no avail - I still get the same problem.

I am able to boot into linux (off my removable HDD) and windows XP (from my secondary internal HDD), so I am led to believe it is a corrupted file or dodgy setting within Windows 7 rather than a hardware fault.

If anyone could shed some light on the situation or suggest what the problem could be, I would be immensely grateful.

Thanks in advance, Laurence

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