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I deleted Windows/system32/winlogon86.exe because I tought it was corrupt after getting a virus. I cannot logon to XP. It starts to load after I type in my user password and then just logs me right back out before XP loads. I'm I going to have to do a restore?
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have you tried safe mode and last known good configuration
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I cannot login using safe mode because of the same problem and last known config also does the same
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Hello

We will have to create a small 'fix CD' to solve this problem.
Please download RC.ISO and save it somewhere you can find it.
Also download MagicISO and install it.

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.
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This is probably a dumb question to you but is the CD going to load and run without me being able to login to XP? I am assuming that it will, but I am a computer moron so I tend to err on the side of asking dumb questions. Thanks for your help!
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it will log you into the recovery console, not into XP itself
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Ok. I completed all the steps and rebooted and it still logged me right back out. Any other suggestions?
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try this

http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
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I dont know if this means anything to the problem but safe mode stops loading after the following command line: Windows\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys
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Ok, try the above step it should help
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