If there is no password then just click through it. By default there is no password for Administrator
Try this to fix the userinit problem:
Reboot the system and at the first post screen(where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos
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 XP 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.
Click R to enter recovery console
Type the following
expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32
Once it says 1 file copied
Then type exit and click enter
System will reboot
Make sure to remove winxp pro cd before it boots up and let it boot fully
Windows should start normally
If not post with result Wannabe1 userinit.exe fix
Edited by rshaffer61, 01 May 2009 - 09:32 PM.