Someone on my computer downloaded a sketchy exe off Limewire... which was a dumb idea in the first place. After scolding this person, I noticed that Limewire wouldn't stay closed and the Task Manager would not open. I researched the problem, and found a site that suggested I download and run AVG Anti-Virus software. I downloaded it and ran it in safe mode.
The scan found almost 600 "problems" and claimed to "fix" them. It even claimed there were problems with files like my browser (Maxthon) and other normal files I see often. I was impressed. After the scan finished, I went to restart in Un-Safe mode. When I did, I found that my normal Welcome Screen (with pictures and happiness) was replaced with the bland user+pass form box. I thought that was odd. I use StyleXP to change my Welcome Screen picture to a different picture than the blue thing and figured that the scan reverted what StyleXP had done... or possibly that StyleXP was hiding a virus.
ANYWAY... I go to login... and it logs me out. Fun.
So I pop in my Recovery CD and 2 hours later get to the repair password prompt. Once I'm at the DOS prompt... I didn't know what to do. I found a thread on this site that eventually led to Gerry's thing with replacing wsaup blah blah with userinit.exe in SYSTEM32. I went to do this.. and found that I had neither file. I was depressed.
So I check out "missing userinit.exe" on google and found that sometimes C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllcache has a copy of userinit.exe in it. No dice. My next step is to copy it from the Recovery CD. That leads me back to here.... how do I navigate the Recovery CD to grab userinit.exe and pop it into System32?
Also... a lesser problem I hope to soon have... how do I format my command to do copy from the CD to the folder?
copy E;\blahblah\userinit.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe ?
Which gets the full path... the location or the destination?