windows 7 never gets to the login screen

Lenovo / X201 tablet
January 18, 2011 at 17:54:13
Specs: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, i7/4Gb
It lets my do a ctrl alt and del and sits there for 2-3 minutes and goes right back to the ctrl alt del screen. Safe mode is no problem. Ran msconfig, and disabled all services and startup items. Chose Last known good config. Ran repair. un installed the NIC in the device manager. Also disabled finger print in the BIOS. This machine is running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on a Lenovo X201 Tablet. This all started with a wireless issue and ended up not being able to login.

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#1
January 18, 2011 at 20:06:12
It may be unrelated, just coincidence.
In Safe mode, try system restore to a time before ANY of the problems.
In safe mode, run malwarebytes to make sure you do not have an infection that slipped past your antivirus program.
You also could have a memory problem. If you can boot to a CD, burn one with Memtest on it and use that to test your RAM sticks, if errors, retry with one at a time (if more than one) to determine the problem one.
Post back results.

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#2
January 18, 2011 at 23:04:40
you could try a factory reset if all else fails save your files and settings, and with lenovo reboot and start tapping the F11 key this should bring you to the factory restore app, follow instructions, you will reset your machine to the day you bought it.
then replace your files. if f11 doesnt work check your manual or the lenovo website for restore
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/s...

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#3
January 20, 2011 at 13:25:47
Thanks for the advice guys. I ended up having to reload the system. There was no restore point for me to go back to. It was never created. Fortunately, I was able to back up the data on to an external drive. I'm definitely creating a restore point for this. This may have been an issue with Think Vantage Access connections to begin with. Going to let windows manage the wireless from now on.

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#4
January 20, 2011 at 19:22:31
Also create a recovery disk from windows. which will be very useful to get your system back to the way it is exactly right now (the way you like it).

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#5
January 20, 2011 at 22:37:43
create an image of your setup once you have all your programs installed the machine is working as you like it, and use the backup too, windows seven backup and restore is pretty good aso is the image creator.

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