After removing some viruses and trojans using spybot S&D, I suddenly can't log in. The computer starts normally, i get to the login screen, click my username, type password, hit enter and it says 'loading' or whatever it normally says. After a brief flash of my desktop wallpaper, it logs me off and i get returned to the login screen, only that instead of the windows xp logo on the left hand side, i see the word 'Welcome' which is displayed when logging in.
After reading most of the other threads in this forum about the same problem, i think that my problem is somewhat unique. I have copied Userinit.exe from the xp installation disk via the recovery console using roughly the same instructions in this thread, to no avail.
I then downloaded and made a Bart PE disk from which I used to access the registry. I tried to follow the instructions here however, I can't make a hive (what's that?) because according to the open dialogue, there's nothing in my Windows folder?! So, I navigated to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and altered the Userinit key which read D:\i386\system32\userinit.exe, to C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe, again to no avail.
I am now stuck for what to do next. Any help/suggestions appreciated, thank-you!