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userinit problem

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#1 sermolux


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Posted 05 October 2005 - 03:29 PM

Hi people,
I've got this annoying problem every time I start my computer and log on to Windows. Everything loads fine, and unlike other threads I've searched through I am able to use my computer perfectly, but I always get a dialog box saying that userinit has encountered an error... Yada yada, you know it want me to send an error report and all that. So I send it, or don't send it and everything seems to be ok. I guess I could just live with it but I tend to be quite anal about how my computer runs and it is quite annoying, so any suggestions? Thanks.

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#2 River_Rat


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Posted 05 October 2005 - 09:49 PM

We are going to make some registry edits so be sure to backup the registry.

Go to:
Start>Run> (type) regedit

Backup the registry by:
1 - Highlight My Computer by clicking on it once.
2 - Click File (Windows XP) or Registry (Windows 2000), then Export
Registry File.
3 - Select export range All; to ensure your entire registry is backed up
4 - Select where you would like to save this backup, name the File, and
Click on the SAVE button.

Then navigate to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

In the right pane under Userinit, Change the key to read:

To edit this key Right Click Userinit>Modify
Make sure it reads just as above including the comma at the end of exe.

Close registry and restart.

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