Yesterday, in an effort to speed up my start up on my computer, I ran CCleaner. I got a long list of possible things that could be "unchecked" so they didn't run during start up. I used the start up database here at bleepingcomputer.com to help me understand what each file was for. For those that I chose to uncheck, I listed each (in case I had problems, like I do now).
My computer is a Dell PC, Windows XP SP2 (Home Edition, I think). I unchecked the Userinit Login App file (C:\Windows\system32\usuerinit.exe). After going through the list, I decided best to re-boot and see if I had problems. Now I can't login (obviously) and previously there were two users, neither of which work now. It starts to load personal settings, flashes into the desktop and then back out with Logging off and back to the login window.
So, being savy enough to get around my computer, but too wary to just start poking, I am not sure how to get back into the registry and RE-check the userinit.ext file.
Anybody have any suggestions??