changed it from D: to C:. I think mine was supposed to be located in the D drive and I changed it to the C drive to match the instructions
Please confirm that your WINDOWS operating system is on D: drive (and not on C: drive as is usually the case).
If that is the situation, then use an off-line registry editor to reverse the change you made and "change the value back to D:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e軍e, instead of the C:".
Choose one of the following options:
1. Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVDhttp://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
Download, build and burn yourself a bootable BartPE CD.
Boot the afflicted computer with the CD, and amend the WINDOWS registry.How to Create a BartPE Bootable CD Using PE Builderhttp://www.winhelponline.com/blog/create-b...ing-pe-builder/
My preferred method:
1). Choose to create an ISO file (note the name and location of this, because you will need to know this in the next step)
2). Download, install and use IMGBURN to burn the IMAGE (ISO) to disk (CD).
IMGBURN home page http://www.imgburn.com/
IMGBURN download http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=downloadHow to edit the registry offline using BartPE boot CDhttp://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htm
2. Hiren's Boot CD 10.0http://www.hirensbootcd.net/
Download and burn to CD.
Use the Registry Editor Wizard to amend the WINDOWS registry.
You said: "I just don't know why changing the drive of "my documents" would not allow me to even log in as the Admin or guest."
You actually changed the drive in which WINDOWS will look to find "userinit.exe" to enable you to log in to the system.
Edited by AustrAlien, 28 September 2009 - 10:00 PM.