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Whenever I try to log in to an account on my computer it logs out immediately. I'm still able to log in through safe mode but I don't know if that helps.

I tried the fix mentioned in this thread but it didn't work, someone please help me!

Edited by yorozuya, 19 February 2009 - 04:23 PM.

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this can be caused by malware...try this..
boot into safe mode...use system restore...go back at least a week before you started having the problem...

then... Please go to the malware forum Start HERE....

That will help you clean up 80 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty (and you may not be) then start a new topic in the MALWARE FORUM forum here...
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I'm not sure how system restore works, I can only restore to system restore points right? When are those created? Does my computer create them automatically every now and then, does it only create them during specific events, or do I have to create them myself?
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http://www.microsoft...ew_03may19.mspx
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Okay so a system restore point is created everyday?

Also when I ran malwarebytes before, I noticed a file mentioned in the fix I tried before "userinit.exe" was infected. I couldn't remove the file and I finally realized that file is somehow related to my ability to log in. If I fix that file will I be able to log in?
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any date in bold on the calendar is a restore point...restore will not get rid of malware though...
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As happyrock said, you need to make sure your computer is clean, first.
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Oops! I tried running a full system scan with avg in safe mode and I deleted the files userinit.exe and wsaupdater.exe and two other files I don't remember the name of, Now I can't log in to safe mode either!

Could running a windows repair install fix this or something else?
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Give it a shot.
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I finally got around to trying the Repair Install but it didn't work. I still can't login in safe mode.

I'm definitely sure this has something to do with those files i deleted.

I also got an error during the install ngen.exe - entry point not found
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As happyrock said, you need to make sure your computer is clean, first.


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How do I clean my computer if I can't login? Also before my problem I ran malwarebytes and Superantispyware, so I believe my computer is clean.
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If none of the above solutions work, you may have some hardware problem.

1. Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287

2. Run Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool: http://www.geekstogo...ol-t177564.html
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I can't run those if I can't login, can I?

I found a possible solution here? You think this might work?

Edited by yorozuya, 28 February 2009 - 08:07 PM.

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You can safely try it.

Also...

I can't run those if I can't login, can I?

If you read the links, you'd know, you'll be able to create bootable CDs to run those tests.
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