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#136
wannabe1

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Good enough.

If you want, you can just disconnect the slave for now. No sense in feeding it power if it's not doing anything constructive with it.

I'll wait to hear the results of your scans...

*wannabe1 likes happy endings :)
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Ok, I went ahead and did both scans before bed, and both were 100% clean! :)

Thanks a lot, and I'll check in at least one last time tomorrow to update how it's going.
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Is there anyway to do these repairs if you've lost your XP CD? I'm having the same problems (when I log-in it says it's saving my settings and then immediately logs me out and loops back to the login screen). This happened after I ran a McAfee virusscan and quarantined several files. I assume this is what I need to do:
"Boot to the cd.

At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair using Recovery Console.

Select the operating system to log on to by number...usually 1...press Enter.

When prompted for the Administrator password, leave it blank and press Enter.

At the prompt C:\Windows>, type the following commands pressing Enter after each one: (Note the spaces in these commands...they are important. Also note that I am assuming that your cd drive is drive d:. If it's not, substitute the drive letter that represents your cd drive in place of d:.)


d:
cd i386
expand userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32 <--there is a space after ex_
exit

"

But I cannot risk having my hard drive erased, can I removed it before doing this process, or does using the Recovery Console definitely not erase anything up in my hard drive? Thanks so much!
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Direct to: Tsunami317

Please start your own topic
Although your issue may seem similar there can be other factors that may need to be resolved.
By bumping on someone's topic it makes it confusing for the tech to understand who they are helping. This can in turn cause the wrong support to be given and can cause instability or worse to happen to your system.
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I had the same userinit problem am following the steps above:

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At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair using Recovery Console.

Select the operating system to log on to by number...usually 1...press Enter.

When prompted for the Administrator password, leave it blank and press Enter.
>>>

But when I get to the Administrator password step and leave it blank it says this is incorrect. I am the only user and I don't think I ever set an Administrator password or anything and none of my usual passwords works. Is there a generic Admin password or anything that might work, or some way for me to recover this? Thank you!
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I'm having the same issue. I got to the whole d: and copying things. It still didn't know what I was talking about.
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Direct to: Bradra875

Please start your own topic as this one is almost a year since the last reply.
Although your issue may seem similar there can be other factors that may need to be resolved.
By bumping on someone's topic it makes it confusing for the tech to understand who they are helping. This can in turn cause the wrong support to be given and can cause instability or worse to happen to your system.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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