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jerome1

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Sometimes, usually when I first start the machine, I log on, go the desktop then get the "logging off" message and return to logon screen.
When I log on again all loads normally.
This usually doesn't happen if I have to reboot.
I have seen a lot of postings with a similar problem where people can't get past the logon screen and lots of radical solutions involving editing the registry, reinstalling windows etc.
At the moment this is just an annoying glitch but I would hate it to turn into a serious issue.
I've seen the serious version linked with spyware removal - I run Spywaredoctor about once a week. Nothing dramatic found recently
Any suggestions as to how to identify what is happening
Thanks
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I'd suggest trying the registry edit if you already haven't. just open regedit and goto the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
then find the key that says Userinit and see what it says in the Data field. if its something other than C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe, then just change it back to that.

good luck
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Registry entry as it should be

I'd suggest trying the registry edit if you already haven't. just open regedit and goto the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
then find the key that says Userinit and see what it says in the Data field. if its something other than C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe, then just change it back to that.

good luck


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