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Windews Xp Userinit.exe Problem

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#1 SamusMcloud


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Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:29 PM

I recently installed some new software on my computer, upon restarting, I got the the welcome screen, and clicked on my user to log on. I then get the following error message:
userinit.exe - Application Error

The application failed to initialize properly (0XC0000005). Click on Ok to terminate the application

This pops up twice. You can only click on ok or hit the X to close it. Doesn't seem to make a difference.. The computer loads with no icons, no taskbar, no nothing.. I can only open task manager via CTRL+ALT+DELETE and such.

Would love to fix this without wiping out computer.. :thumbsup:


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#2 dc3


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Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:36 AM

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

If you can see if you can uninstall the software you just added, and run System Restore.

Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System restore.

When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.

The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore. This may take a long time to complete, and when it is done it will restart your computer. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

You might want to run scans for an infection while you are there.

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#3 SamusMcloud

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:43 PM

Ok. Fixed it thanks.

Will miss software, :thumbsup: but thats ok.

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