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Windows automatically logs me off everytime I try to log onto the computer. I think this may be due to a virus or malware, but I'm not sure.

Basically, when I log on (I click on the icon, type in my password), and it begins logging on. Right when it finishes logging on, it logs off and saves the current settings and all that. I've tried running the computer in safe mode in hopes that the virus wouldn't be able to do anything, but the problem still persists. I can't run any of the anti spyware stuff without logging on to windows as you probably already know so I'm not sure what to do.
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disconnect your computer from the internet (looks like you have broadband)

log in in safe mode in the ADMINISTRATOR profile
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Yah, I have broadband. I tried it and the same thing happens ... Loading settings ... Saving Settings ...
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Step 1

If you have a windows xp cd, start the computer and boot with it and choose recovery console.

Then follow the instructions beginning at STEP 2

If you do not have a Windows XP CD, do the following


download RC.iso from the following link:

http://www.thecomput...edic.com/rc.iso

You need to burn this image to a CD and boot your computer with it--this is different than burning a file to a CD. If you do not know how to burn an ISO image, then download the following program to another Windows XP machine, install it.

make certain you download the proper installation for your version of windows. Open MY COMPUTER, choose HELP > ABOUT. Note the service pack and get the appropriate version of the iso burner power toy

http://isorecorder.a...isorecorder.htm

After installation, reboot, then right click the RC.iso file you downloaded above and choose COPY IMAGE TO CD.

Then reboot your broken PC with that CD in the CD-ROM drive.

This will give you a recovery console to use to run

Insert the cd into the non-functioning PC



STEP 2

When boot begins, a windows setup will appear to start, but you will be taken to a recovery console.

You will need to select your windows installation by pressing a number, most likely 1

Windows will ask you for a password

If you have XP home, press enter...there is no password

If you have XP Pro, you need to enter the password you set when you installed your machine with XP Pro.

After entering the password, you will find yourself at a command prompt that looks like this

c:\windows

type:
cd system32

type:
copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe

type
Exit
computer will reboot.

Does that get you up and running?
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I've been away but I just tried it right now and - nope its still not working.
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erm ... bump
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