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Logon problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Menno Hershberger, May 22, 2010.

  1. Menno Hershberger

    Menno Hershberger Flightless Bird

    I have a Dell here with XP Pro SP3. It boots up and then logs itself off,
    leaving the login screen with the username. If you click on that, it boots
    briefly and then logs right back off. It does the same thing in Safe Mode,
    even using the Administrator account. A while back a windows update which I
    *believe* was supposed to be KB977165 was creating havoc with similar
    symptoms. So using an installation CD I went into the recovery console and
    uninstalled that update. However the problem remains. Anyone got any idea
    what might be doing this? Keep in mind I can't get into Windows to do any
    registry editing, so whatever I do will have to be through the recovery
    console or with a Hiren's or Bart's CD.
    Thanks.

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    --- Long live Fat32! ---
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D80CDF1D3B51butter@wefb973cbe498...
    > I have a Dell here with XP Pro SP3. It boots up and then logs itself off,
    > leaving the login screen with the username. If you click on that, it boots
    > briefly and then logs right back off. It does the same thing in Safe Mode,
    > even using the Administrator account. A while back a windows update which
    > I
    > *believe* was supposed to be KB977165 was creating havoc with similar
    > symptoms. So using an installation CD I went into the recovery console and
    > uninstalled that update. However the problem remains. Anyone got any idea
    > what might be doing this? Keep in mind I can't get into Windows to do any
    > registry editing, so whatever I do will have to be through the recovery
    > console or with a Hiren's or Bart's CD.
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > --- Long live Fat32! ---


    Your machine suffers from the "userinit" problem: The file "userinit.exe" is
    no longer where it should be or its reference in the registry is incorrect,
    probably due to some malware or else as a result of some partition
    manipulation. Type this into a Google search box

    "userinit.exe"

    then try one of the many solutions you find there.
     
  3. Menno Hershberger

    Menno Hershberger Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in
    news:uiZEjLk#KHA.4308@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl:

    >
    >
    > "Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D80CDF1D3B51butter@wefb973cbe498...
    >> I have a Dell here with XP Pro SP3. It boots up and then logs itself
    >> off, leaving the login screen with the username. If you click on
    >> that, it boots briefly and then logs right back off. It does the same
    >> thing in Safe Mode, even using the Administrator account. A while
    >> back a windows update which I
    >> *believe* was supposed to be KB977165 was creating havoc with similar
    >> symptoms. So using an installation CD I went into the recovery
    >> console and uninstalled that update. However the problem remains.
    >> Anyone got any idea what might be doing this? Keep in mind I can't
    >> get into Windows to do any registry editing, so whatever I do will
    >> have to be through the recovery console or with a Hiren's or Bart's
    >> CD. Thanks.
    >>
    >> --
    >> --- Long live Fat32! ---

    >
    > Your machine suffers from the "userinit" problem: The file
    > "userinit.exe" is no longer where it should be or its reference in the
    > registry is incorrect, probably due to some malware or else as a
    > result of some partition manipulation. Type this into a Google search
    > box
    >
    > "userinit.exe"
    >
    > then try one of the many solutions you find there.


    Never did find one that worked. Finally did a repair install using an old
    restore CD with no service packs. You know how messy that can be. But I got
    it done... eventually.

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    --- Long live Fat32! ---
     

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