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I have a windows xp sp2 machine. The problem that I am asking help about is that I was messing with hijackthis, and it appears I have disabled my computers login application (Userinit Logon Application) userinit.exe. What happens to me is I load the computer it goes to the login for the user, then once I put the password in the computer tries to log me in, but then it says thats its logging me off and it stays at the Windows xp logon. Please help me.

Edited by andydude00, 20 July 2007 - 06:42 PM.

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Press the power button, keep tapping F8 (possibly F5) until you get options, choose safe mode, select the administrators account

If it loads, restart the PC
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I have tried tapping the f8 button, and going through safe mode. I try the administrators account but it won't load, I get the same issue where it logs me off before I get to the desktop. Is there anything else I can do?
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An outside chance

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt

1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter. (If F8 shows boot devices, use F5 instead).

2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.

3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from

For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP


Otherwise

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the power button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM


If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install

Click this to view the XP Repair Install Guide

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive


After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Thanks for your help so far, I have a problem though I don't have the disc for Windows XP that was used for my machine (it was pre-installed). But I do happen to have a Windows XP disc from another machine (it is also Home Edition but not SP2) could I use that? If not what are my options? Could I install the old version of XP Home and not lose all of my data? How would I do this?
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I would need to check

An XP SP1 CD would remove all service packs during the repair

Are you likely to be able to borrow an XP with SP2 CD
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