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boot up, click user, and then saving setting

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:38 AM

I deleted userinid.exe file because it was corrupt. now i can't get past startup screen.... safe mode does same thing...

i am going to try to do XP repaired... i have it but it is on CD/DVD 3 Gig and my dvd will not read it...

i am going to try and install files on thumb drive with wintoflash????

any other suggestions???


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:16 PM

Good evening. :)

The option I use is another flashdrive OS called xPud.

  • Download both this file and this file and save them to your Desktop.
  • Insert your USB flash drive into your PC.
  • Click Start > My Computer, right click your flash drive's icon and select Format > Quick format - this will wipe the contents of the flash drive, so make sure there is nothing of value on there!
  • Double click unetbootin-xpud-windows-version number.exe that you just downloaded and OK any Security Warning that Windows may offer.
  • Select the Diskimage radio button and then click the browse button (the one with three dots on) located on the right side of the textbox field.
  • Browse to and select the xpud-0.9.2.iso file you downloaded above by double clicking it.
  • Verify the correct drive letter is selected for your USB device at the bottom and then click OK.
  • The program will install a little bootable OS onto your flash drive.
  • Once the files have been written to the drive you will be prompted to reboot - this isn't necessary, so just click Exit.

Drop a copy of userinit.exe on the flashdrive and then boot from it.

  • Follow the prompts and eventually a Welcome to xPUD screen will appear.
  • Click the File icon on the left.
  • The rest will be pretty much what you do with Windows, but with Linux, so it's not very exciting i'm afraid.

  • Open the mnt folder as you would normally.
  • You are going to identify the folder that represents to your flash drive - sda1, sda2 etc... will usually be your hard drive(s); sdb1 is likely to be your flash drive.
  • Open the flashdrive folder, right click and copy userinit.exe.
  • Open sda1\WINDOWS\system32 (or whatever "sda" folder it is on your system) and paste the file there.
  • All being well, job done.
  • Click the Home icon on the left and Power off the machine
  • Remove the USB drive and boot your PC into Normal Mode.

The flashdrive size you will need is 128Mb or more, so if you've already got a drive, it's almost certainly big enough.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.



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