I wanted to expand my computers 80GB hard drive to a 250GB drive, so I used XXClone to clone my hard drive to my external hard drive (I only have 1 drive space in my computer). Then I realised I couldn't do that the other way, so I tried using Clonezilla, which didnt work because the external was 1TB. So, I had to download a version of Ubuntu I could boot from mu 2GB USB so I clould use GParted to partition the drive.
Since I cloned it, I left the 80GB drive untouched. I put it back in to the computer and booted it fine, but the first thing I noticed is that the login screen is it's normal blue, not the hp wallpaper it usually is. When i try to log in, it looks like it is logging in, but it logs out again immediately.
I tried to copy the userinit.exe file from my school's laptop (same os) usung the Ubuntu USB, and it copied fine, but it didn't work. I don't have the Recovery Disk for the computer, and even if I did the disk drive does not work, and i can't afford to get a new one at the moment. I know that you can boot the Recovery console from a USB, but i don't know how.
Is there anything I can do to fix the logging in error? I can use my school laptop for files, but i need to return it ASAP as i'm leaving the school. I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 which I installed onto my 250GB hard drive and partitioned it so I could have space for Windows (This was my original plan)