Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:17 AM
Colleagues son's Gateway laptop running XP Media Center Edition logs out immediately after logging in and showing JUST the background wallpaper for split second.
Same behavior in all safe mode options.
Have read up on all the approaches to fixes, and yes there was spy/malware activity prior to this latest trick (i.e., pop-ups saying you are infected and loss of internet connection (not sure if ethernet or wi-fi).
So, looks like I have repair option
Have also seen some options via Recovery Console, including:
copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe
as well as
fixboot and fix
not real big on those two
and then there is the whole think about fixing the registry keys via networking the laptop (sure let me just flip my network on)
and also some bootable spy/mal scanners like Dr. Web Cure it.
Anyone want to hazrd some advice on best practice moving forward
Or, should I move this to the "Am I infected forum"