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I can't log onto my laptop. Each time i get to the log in screen and try to log on it automatically saves settings and then logs me off. I hope i can restore my files without having to reformat.

All my work is on the laptop.

I read through the forums and tried the following without success:

1. Boot using your winxp cd.
2. Enter recovery console.
3. at the command prompt go to


4. next type:

copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe

5. exit and reboot normally. I still cant logon after this. PLEASE HELP

Many thanks
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