this is the first time i've seen anything like this - my dad's computer was definately hacked into - i made some registry modifications to remove the offending entries and restarted - now it goes to load the profile for the default user (the computer is set to not require a password) and freaks out loading the administrator profile.
The window comes up saying that the profile is loading then it disappears, only to re-appear again (it's failing and re-attempting to load it is my guess)
it will continue to keep trying to load the profile until you turn off the machine.
starting in safe mode yields the same results.
i was thinking i could do something to help fix this from the recovery console, but i'm not sure how to go about it. should i just repair windows using the disk? i don't want him to have to re-install everything if i can use the console to restore the previous registry or something.
anyone encounter this before? i can't even get into windows to switch the profiles!