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#1 Ken Da Ninja

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:28 AM

Okay, first of all, I'm new, so nice to meet you guys. I've always been a fan of the website and I've come here a few times to find answers to my computing questions. I would consider myself a mid-top entry computer person; I'm better with software than hardware (and Windows internals).

Last night, after restarting my computer (it was being a tad slow), a Teatimer pop up appears saying that there has be a change to a registry; I do not remember what it said, I was even going to look it up but my FiOs was down. The file in question was Winlogon or Userinit... So, not knowing what I should do, I leave the popup without allowing or rejecting the change. After a while the popup was bothering me, so I made the fatal mistake of right click closing the pop up, and this lead to a rejection to the change (it also crashed Teatimer).

This morning, when I turned on my computer, the user selection screen came up (I have disabled this since there's only 1 account aside from the administrator account). When I click my profile, it shows the loading user profile text and stuff, but then it quickly starts to show the log off text.


Review: Rejected a change to the registry, either Winlogon(.exe?) or Userinit(.exe?), and now I cannot log on.

Also, my attempts to use a Windows XP disc to use the Recovery Console failed, it would not boot the disc (and yes, the cd drive is first in boot order)!

Thanks in advance guys

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:01 PM

FWIW: Changes to the registry are routine when certain programs update.

I don't use TeaTimer, even though I do maintain Spybot on one of my desktops.

Can you access Safe Mode? What about options to revert to last known good configuration?

If so, I would enter Safe Mode and then run chkdsk on the drive in question...and reboot.

XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:48 PM

When I use safe mode, the only difference is that the administrator account appears along with my default account. When I click on the two, the same thing happens. When I tried the last good configuration, my system hangs with a blank screen.

I was able to get my Windows XP disc to work; I have already tried the copy userinit.exe to wsaupdater.exe thing, that does not work since I don't have a wsaupdater file.

I also don't want to reinstall my Windows XP at the moment. I recently had to reformat my computer after a faulty dual boot attempt with Ubuntu (I ended up rendering my old Windows partition useless, right now I'm using my second partition which I reinstalled Windows; just a sidenote, I know this has nothing to do my with problem now).

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:42 PM

I would run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console of the XP CD.

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Windows-Recover...sole-from-XP-CD At the end of the 5th instruction, just type chkdsk /r, hit Enter and it will scan the drive for errors.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:40 PM

Ok, I managed to creat a XP Home disc with SP2 slipstreamed in.


Problem is that now the Windows Updates I download fails to install. Any solutions?

I guess epic fail on my part... Shouldn't have made a slipstream disc.

I refuse to do a clean windows install. Would uninstalling the service pack two files (Is that possible with a Windows intall with SP2?) and then reinstalling SP2 separate work?

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:32 PM

May apply: http://www.infopackets.com/channels/en/win...dows_update.htm

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:54 PM

There is malware called winfixer which messes up the winlogon file.
I'd do a search here how to detect/remove it.
I recall needed to remove it using HijackThis on the next boot, because McAfee detected it but could not remove it since it's a file used by Windows, or something like that. Winlogon is in the windows directory.

Avoid the reinstallation like a plague? Me too :thumbsup:

I think posting HijackThis log on this site would be a good idea.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 09:38 PM

Hahaha, tos226, I just reinstalled Windows, it didn't look like anything was wrong...

hamluis, thank you for the article, I think that is definately it...

However, I did the batch file on the site and it didn't work... Maybe I have to restart or redownload the updates (which I don't know how to do, since I already downloaded the 80+ files)


EDIT

Ok, I didn't do the batch file correctly, now I'm waiting for the installation thing to come back, hopefully this works, thanks guys!

Edited by Ken Da Ninja, 19 January 2008 - 09:51 PM.





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