Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Thursday 12 October 2006 19:00 \__
>> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
>> on Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:45:56 +0100
>>> Windows XP Login Loop of Death
>>> Just imagine seeing this when you have some urgent work and a deadline.
>>> Better keep a Live CD or a second (Linux) partition for precisely that
>> Similar "login loops" are also possible on Linux --
>> the easiest method of actually creating one being a
>> malfunctioning .xsession; however, that is far easier to
>> fix (by logging into the *gasp shock horror* CLI instead,
>> or by using safe mode). No phone calls required. :-)
>> Did you also notice the hardware in the corner? I wasn't
>> listening to the audio (I'm at work) but I got the notion
>> that these were because of prior Microsoft upgrades. :-)
> I didn't listen to the audio bit either (music was on), but I thought he
> just wanted to boast his stash. It was quite blurry, so I couldn't see the
> point of zooming in.
He mentioned that he had been attempting to install Windows 2000 to a
thumbdrive prior to experiencing the "login loop". Whether that might end
up bamboozling the activation checks I don't know.