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When my laptop boots up and reches the logon screen ... I try to log into my account (there is only one account), it automatically logs off and again reaches back to the logon screen. This happens everytime I try to logon to my account. What should I do ??

I have Windows XP SP2 ...

Edited by sac_ban89, 19 July 2009 - 09:58 AM.

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Give this a try. Without knowing a little more about what caused the problem, I can't guarantee it will work...and it requires the machine you make the disk on AND the machine you are fixing are both running XP.

Please download RC.ISO and save it somewhere you can find it.
Also download MagicISO.

Start MagicISO. You should see a window informing you about the full version of MagicISO.
In the bottom right select Try It! and the program will open.
Click on File and then on Open and navigate to the RC.ISO file you downloaded. Select it, and click Open.

First, we'll need to add a clean version of userinit.exe to the current RC.ISO

* In the upper right pane, double click on the i386 folder.
* Right click in the upper right pane and select Add Files...
* Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and select userinit.exe
* Then click Open to add userinit.exe to the CD image.
* Click File and select Save As...
* Name the file RCplus and save it somewhere you can find it.


Next, we'll need to burn the newly created image to a disk that we can use to fix the problem.

* Put a blank CD-R disk in your CD burner and close the tray. If an AutoPlay window opens, close it.
* Click on Tools and select Burn CD/DVD with ISO.... A window will appear.
* Click on the little folder to the right of CD/DVD Image File then navigate to the newly created RCplus.iso Image file and click Open.
* In the CD/DVD Writing Speed drop-down menu choose the 8X setting.
* Under Format make sure that Mode 1 is selected.
* And finally, click on the Burn it! button to burn RCplus.iso to disk.


Once the disk is burned, put it in the machine you want to fix and restart it.
Boot to the CD just as you would with a Windows XP disk.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to enter the Recovery Console.
Choose the installation to be repaired by number (usually 1) and press Enter.
When you are asked for the Administrator password, enter the password or leave it blank (default) and press Enter.

At the C:\Windows> prompt, type the following commands pressing Enter after each one. Note: Watch the spaces.

D:
cd i386
copy userinit.exe c:\windows\system32
exit


After putting in the third command, you should receive the message 1 file copied which will indicate that the operation succeeded.
Now take out the CD and reboot your computer to normal mode. Try to log in and it should let you back in.

Thanks to wannabe1
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The burnt disk is not booting on the laptop(machine to be fixed). Both run on XP.

What should I do now ???
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Did you change the boot sequence in the bios to boot to cdrom first? If not here are the instructions to do that:

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS

Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.

Hopefully you have already put the burned cd in the drive before all this. If everything is setup correctly you will get a black screen with the following message in the upper left corner:
"Push Any Key To Boot To Cd". When you see this then push any key and the cd will take over.
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I changed the Boot Sequence. This time a black screen appeared with the cursor blinking. But, there is no message on the screen. It stays there as it is and nothing further happens.

What should I do next ???
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OK a step further.
Did you burn the cd or dvd as a ISO or as a data ?
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I've burned the CD as an ISO ...

Edited by sac_ban89, 19 July 2009 - 12:35 PM.

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Download burncdcc in my signature below.

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its RC.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start
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Its not reading the CD yet .... It just boots on ... and reaches the logon screen. I've done everything stated in the steps above, i.e., Boot Order, etc.

And if it does reads then it stops at the black screen with a blinking cursor and without any message on it ...

I've checked the CD on a different computer. The files have been written successfully.

Now what should I do ???

Edited by sac_ban89, 19 July 2009 - 02:25 PM.

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OK checking into it more.. please be patient as I research this deeper.
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Ok ... listen ...

I've shown it to the company's technician ... He said that my laptop is compatible for running Vista and we had downgraded it to XP ... Thus, this problem has arrived.

However, I don't think that that could be a reason. If it can run Vista, why couldn't it run XP ???

Is it possible ???

Plz reply on that ... Thank You.
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If Vista compatible then XP should work with no problem.
You may have to try a different cdrom drive. There may be a problem there since you said the cd works in another system

Edited by rshaffer61, 20 July 2009 - 01:30 PM.

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Thank You ... You may close the topic if u like ...
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We don't close topics in this forum so that if the issue does not resolve you can always return for further assistance.
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