Right. I restart my computer, and it goes to the normal logon screen. I logon, and it logs off immediately (automatically), without showing desktop, explorer bar, start menu, etc. I rebooted a few times, sometimes it would come up with Userinit.exe Application Error, Click OK to Terminate App. I understand the Userinit.exe has to do with the startup processes and stuff....
I have tried getting a fresh copy of userinit.exe and overwriting the old one, thinking it might be corrupted or something. Nope.
I have read the article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555648
It doesn't fix it. I have also read a few other articles, but with similar instructions, but they don't work. The only one I have not tried it inserting my Windows XP disk and going to Repair, and overwriting the Windows installation with a fresh installation, but without wiping the disk. However, it is not an option for me because I have not got my XP disk and I won't be going home for another 2 months (yes, I am at school).
I tell you what might have caused it, I'm slapping myself for this right now.
I installed XP Tools Pro "The Swiss Army Knife of Windows XP Tools" and disabled two startup programs, both of which are applications I know of.
I think that this program might have damaged a file associated with the startup of the computer. Now when I open the program and use it to changed startup programs, it comes up with an application error and terminates the program.
Any help would be great... I'd really like to get this fixed, I don't want to wait 2 months to be able to fix it.... and also formatting the disk isn't an option, I've got loads of stuff on here (which I could back up onto a hard drive, but thats a lot of stuff for me to backup).
I have thought that there might be some sort of prank/malicious software in my startup programs which logs me off, but there doesn't seem to be.
PS: If you're wondering why I'm on here, I am in safe mode.
Edited by DJDaveX, 11 May 2007 - 10:08 AM.