Yesterday my PC took a very random turn and decided to stop booting into Windows XP. Usually the boot sequence goes past the user accounts screen since i am the only user on the PC and continues on into Windows.
What is now happening is that i get a brief view of my desktop wallpaper before i'm thrown back to the user accounts screen. When i click to load my profile, it says loading personal settings, then I get another brief look at my wallpaper before it throws me back to the user accounts screen again. It does this over and over.
So, basically I can't get any further inot Windows than seeing my wallpaper for a few seconds and i'm completely confused as to why. I haven't done anything different such as install new hardware, etc. The only thing i've done differently in the last few days is install a new game in my PC, but i went into safe mode and tried to system restore to a time before the install, but it does not do anything.
Has anyone come across this before or have any idea why this is happening?