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Hi,

I've been reading the thread here: http://www.geekstogo...Off-t15771.html and I've been having exactly the same problem with my Dell laptop.

I've run the recovery disc and followed the steps in that thread (copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe), but it hasn't solved the problem. I've also tried EXPAND E:\i386\userinit.ex_ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 but also no luck. Can anyone suggest anything else I might try to fix this?

Thank you!
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Same in Safe Mode?
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Yep, and I can't run safe mode with command prompt. Also the same with 'last good configuration'.

The problem happened after running a spyware check (as with the thread linked to above), but also just after my computer crashed and had to be turned off without shutting down first. I don't know whether the incorrect shutdown could also have caused it.
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Do you have Windows XP CD?
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Please have a look at this page. Burn the two CDs as described and follow the instructions.
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Yep, I've run the repair function, following the instructions in the thread I posted the link to above:

copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe

and a possible solution from another forum:

EXPAND E:\i386\userinit.ex_ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32

but neither of them have had any effect. Do you know of any other solutions I could try, using the recovery CD?
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You can't do much with recovery CD, short of reinstalling system. All your data will be gone.
What brand of computer is it?
Can you borrow real Windows XP CD?
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Have you tried what I suggested in post no. 5? The method they suggest over there is the most powerful to deal with your computer's problem.
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Hi Skeptic,

Sorry - I think you posted your reply as I was writing mine! I'll give the discs a try and see what happens, thank you!
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The discs worked - fantastic!

Thanks for the link :-)
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Thanks for letting us know.
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