What u have is called White Screen of Death (WSoD). The link below explains it pretty well, but unfortunately it give no solution.
The White Screen of Death (also known as a stop error, WSoD, whitescreen, or White Box/Screen of Doom) is a colloquialism used for the error screen displayed by some operating systems after encountering a critical system error which can cause the system to shut down to prevent damage.
Whitescreens are usually caused by software bugs, poorly-written device drivers or malfunctioning hardware.
On the Web there is lots of infos but not much solutions_ that i saw at least. I would like to suggest to trouble shoot the problem by first elemenating some factors. the fact that u were able to boot to the Window Logo it seems to me that the POST work of the BIOS went pretty good and the MBR in the Boot Sector was able to start the Windows NLTDR and BOOT.INI files that were able to boot Windows...but then things went pretty bad after checking in with ur password.
Now, if i follow this process right, most likely the hardware and drivers are ok then. So we have the software bugs to deal with. This mount to a stop fault from Windows: corrupt registry key where u have ur password or a very nasty trojan, a worm or a rootkit sort virus that prevent you from inloggen. And the task now is how to repair the registry or remove the virus. For this reason we must reach Windows for repair and/ or use a powerfull antivirus program:
1 reboot and keep pressing on F8 till u come by Windows Advanced Options Menu. select SAFE MODE> Enter. If u were able to log in successfully perform a virusscan and see how it works:
SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 4.31.1000
2 Best last known configuration> select and enter.
3 Start Windows normally
If these didn't work (if realy its a virus, most likely it doesnt work), try hitting on Ctrl+Alt+Del as it reboot otherwise on Del or enter. these are last things u can try. I hope there are other options that help. I didn't recommend System Recovery because i don't think in this case it help and most important some of the DOS commands are very powerfull that they can even unreversable changes on the hard disk wich put data's at risk.
A last though there are some software that can erase passwords, i'm not sure if it works but its maybe good to try. Good luck!
· 10 years ago