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#1 Pav000

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:23 AM

Hi

I am running XP home edition on another computer. Yesterday I performed a virus scan two virus's were detected. I was advised to reboot and avast started a memory scan.

Since then I cannot now log in on my settings or the administrator log in, using normal mode or safe mode.

I am sending this message from another computer in the house using a wireless connection.

Can you help me

Pav

Edited by Pav000, 03 August 2010 - 07:24 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:59 AM

Do you remember offhand what the viruses were? How is the computer acting now? Does it log into windows, then before anything loads, it logs right back out to the welcome screen?

If so, it sounds like you may have an annoying problem. Some viruses embed themselves in the userinit registry entry. When the antivirus deletes the virus, sometimes it deletes the entire registry entry, disallowing the user from logging in.

The only solution that I have found for this problem can be found here: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htm I'll be honest, it's not the easiest set of directions, but it does work.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:28 AM

1. Boot from a UBCD4Win disc.
2. Verify that C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe exists. If not, restore from backup or install cd.
3. Add/correct the entry below to the registry:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\userinit.exe,"


#4 Pav000

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:46 AM

Hi

I have made a BartPE CD. Incorparation windows service pack 3.

When I tried to load the hive:

C:\Windows\System32\Config\

4.Select the file named SOFTWARE (the file without any extensions), and click Open

I have been "denied access" wouldyou have any idea why this is or what to do now. I have tried to uncheck the read only option with out any success. (The computer is a dell inspiron 5000).

Thank you for your help.

Pav

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:19 PM

I have been "denied access" wouldyou have any idea why this is or what to do now. I have tried to uncheck the read only option with out any success.


It sounds like you're trying to access the registry on the CD. Here are more detailed instructions.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:07 AM

Hello Pav000

If you're still there. do you have a Windows disk available? If not we can try some other things.

Edited by Blade Zephon, 15 August 2010 - 04:10 AM.

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