I have not been able to get past the windows log on screen since yesterday. Ileft the computer on over night, and when I shut it down in the morning and later turned it on in the evening I coulds not get past log on screen. I did not add any programs nor remove any, no updates were performed to my knowledge and I do have the latest updates/install service packs from microsoft.
Things I have tried so far include:
1. starting in Safe mode = no good
2. boot from original recovery disk and followed instructions from another post here at geeks to go,
( from recovery screen i went to c;/windows/system32 copy userinit.exe to wasupdater.exe) = no good
still get past log on screen. However the copy instruction did work....
3. Created bootable Bartpe disk, and when I ran this software I was able to see in the registry the userinit.exe (under
hksy/software....ect. and was surprised to see that it(wsaupdater) was already changed to userinit.exe? this was
supposed to be step 2 after doing the copy userinit.exe to wasupdater.exe....but yet it was already done??
I would like to try and copy the contents of C:/windows/system32 to a post here to see if someone else can spot something out of the ordinary? OR if anyone has another solution to this log on/log off problem that does not include erasing the hard drive. I would rather search and destroy, then repair....because after all....it's more fun