I have been trying to fix this login-logoff problem for over a week without any success. I have tried logging in through the Windows XP CD recovery console with no luck. I'm not able to log-in through safe mode as well.
I tried the BartPE method, but was getting errors while building the ISO file.
I saw a post here using Hiren's BootCD and tried that. Now I'm able to log-in through the Mini WinXP mode of Hiren's CD. I tried replacing the userinit.exe through my un-infected office computer, but that did not help either. I looked for the Userinit value in the registries for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER. The current value is "X:\i386\system32\userinit.exe," - which I assume is value set by Hiren's BootCD since I see a drive under My Computer: (X:) MiniXP. I tried changing it to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe," but I'm still not able to log-in. Also the userinit.exe is present in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\".
Please advice what should be done! Thank you for your time in advance!
Edited by Orange Blossom, 21 February 2010 - 09:41 PM.
Move to AII. ~ OB