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#1 dmcyankees24

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:04 PM

I had been fighting a nasty virus for a couple of days. SuperAntiSpyware usually gets rid of everything for me, but there were some things it couldn't get. After my most recent scan, it said I needed to reboot so I could complete the removal process of what it had found. When it was restarting, I clicked on my username to log on (although I didn't need to). The system logged me on for a moment and then instantly logged back off. Now, whenever I try to log on to the computer, I simply can't get on (I'm typing this from a different computer). What do I do?

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:45 PM

This comes with a very good recommendation
See if it works for you
Fix Windows XP LogOn/Logoff Loop ...... thinkinginpixels
http://thinkinginpixels.com/quick-fixes/fi...onlog-off-loop/
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:40 AM

This seemed like it was going to work fine... but the safe mode solution didn't work for me, so I had to go to that link. The way to fix this involved using the computer's CD/DVD drive, but my computer is a netbook and has no CD drive. Also, now when I turn my computer on it shows the first page (that says Samsung) and then the screen just goes black and nothing happens. It doesn't reach the login/select username screen.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:36 PM

...Help? Please?

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:50 PM

Anything that I can think of would involve a CD player
Do you have a recovery partition that you can access?
What is the make and model of the netbook
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:39 PM

now when I turn my computer on it shows the first page (that says Samsung) and then the screen just goes black and nothing happens.

Things seem to have gone pear-shaped now.

Clutching at straws ...
Boot your computer normally and leave it sit at that black screen: Leave it for an hour or so.
Does anything happen/Do you see anything on the screen?

Edit: Can you beg, borrow or buy an external USB CD/DVD drive?
Do you have personal files on the netbook that you need to recover?

Edited by AustrAlien, 10 January 2010 - 08:44 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:45 PM

The computer is a Samsung NC10. I don't think I have very many files on it that I NEED, but it would be best to keep them. I was thinking about buying an external CD drive anyway, so I definitely can. And I will try letting the black screen sit longer. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:08 PM

Try replacing your user.init file in root. Usually does the trick.

As you have a netbook, simply put the user.init file from the comp you're on now onto a flash drive, and pull it over in safe mode to your root. Make sure you back up the original file though.

Edited by jimtheratdigriz, 11 January 2010 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:13 PM

Thanks for the advice... but I don't completely follow (I'm not that savvy when it comes to technical stuff like this). Could you go into a little more detail as to how I back up and move the file?

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 01:27 PM

Or anyone, actually, if they understand how to do this.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 02:49 PM

Since you indicated that you were considering buying an optical drive...see the following instructions by Garmanma at How to restore the userinit.exe file - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/229227/how-to-restore-the-userinitexe-file/ .

I'm sure that you now realize this...but one of the basic flaws with a netbook...is the lack of an optical drive. It tends to make major repair efforts just about impossible on such without changes by the user/owner.

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