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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:33 PM

Ok, great thank you. One problem though: not sure when I'll have access to a working computer with XP. Is there any way I could create the image file on my girlfriend's Mac? Maybe using DiskUtility or some other software? Or, would it better to wait until tomorrow and I try my work computer--which is Vista? The only problem I'm expecting there is that (for administrative reasons) I'm betting the computer won't let me install MagicIso. Thanks!

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:48 PM

We'll see what we can do. For starters create a CD with this file:

http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 06:56 PM

As an image--correct?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:01 PM

Actually, hold off on that for now as we may be able to achieve what I want to do with a Linux CD.

What I want you to do is copy the following file:

userinit.exe

You should find it in the C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 directory.

I want you to copy it into the C:\WINDOWS\System32 directory.

Then try to boot into Windows.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:03 PM

Okay, so just to double-check: can I take these files, put them on my USB drive, then boot into Slax and do that?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:07 PM

You probably don't need to put it on the USB drive. Boot into Slax, access your C: drive and copy the file from one directory to the other.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:17 PM

Hey, I can't find the ServicePackFiles directory...any where else it could be? Or somewhere online I could get a copy of the program?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:31 PM

And on Slax, I just searched the whole hard drive for userinit.exe. So unless the search is messing up (which is entirely possible), I don't think it's on the computer.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:34 PM

Found it! Sorry, for some reason the l386 folder was not under Windows...

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:39 PM

Actually...maybe I'm wrong. It's called userinit.ex_ not userinit.exe. Unless they're the same thing? Also, when I went to copy it to the system32 folder, it said it could not write....do I need to change the permissions?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:46 PM

Sorry I'm talking so much---just trying to think this through--but maybe my whole problem (with logging on anyway) is that it's in the wrong location?

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:57 PM

That's exactly what I was thinking, which is why I want to copy it over into the C:\WINDOWS\System32 directory.

Let me research this a bit more.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 08:00 PM

Oh okay, no problem. Thank you so much for all your time and help.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:16 PM

If this is helpful, I could probably get a clean userinit.exe file from my friend's computer and put it on a USB drive and then transfer it on to mine using Slax. He doesn't have a burner though, so I couldn't make a CD image with his computer.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:13 PM

That could work. Try that.
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