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Userinit.exe-application Error Message


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#1 zillah

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:22 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/31163/userinitexe-problem/

I have got exactly the same problem as in the link above with the XP Professional.

that i can not access XP at all (Neither normal mode nor safe mode).

The message that i keep receiving is :
"userinit.exe- Application error"
"The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005) Click on OK to terminate the application"

I tried this
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_wel_screen.htm

Place your XP CD in and navigate to the Recovery Console.
Change the C:\Windows prompt to: C:\Windows\System32 and copy userinit.exe to wsaupdater.exe

Reboot into Safe Mode and modify:

change userinit in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon from wsaupdater.exe, to userinit.exe,

Added info:

Recovering XP using the Recover Console (Line 333) Right hand side:

But it did not help, because i would not able to access the safe mode.

Any other insights

Please bear in mind that i can not access window at all, therefore I can not go online and scan the PC for virus or whatever other solutions that might be suggested

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:24 PM

I believe you want to run the fixmbr command
http://pcsupport.about.com/
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