I was recently going through my list of programs/processes that start on login - I was doing this through the new Norton System Works software I got. I was trying to unselect certain items that don't need to start on login (like qttask and other processes). Somehow I selected something that I shouldn't have, and now everytime I go to log in, before it even starts to bring up the desktop, it shows me as logging off, then just sits on the Welcome/Login screen.
I think I may have unchecked the desktop.ini process, but I'm not positive. Have anyone ever done this before, or know of a way to resolve this? I've tried logging-in in safe mode, and using the last known good configuration options - but I had no success with either.
I have taken the hard drive out of the computer and placed it into another computer I have, as a slave drive. I can boot to the main drive of the 'good computer' and access the hard drive from the 'bad computer'. Is there anyway for me to get in and change the startup processes list on the bad drive? I've tried accessing the regedit program on the 'bad computer' drive (currently the D drive), but it shows the registry of the 'good computer' drive (the C drive). I also tried to get into the process viewer in Norton System Works on the 'bad computer' drive, but it shows the process list from the C drive, and not the D drive.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.