How to fix Xp log on then logging back off 3 sec later

By mr_t_wright ·
Ok, I loaded the drive as a external via usb to sata converter, loaded the drive as a hive and inspected the "winlogon" explore and userinit have the stated values = Explorer.exe C\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe, but the system still logs on after entering the pass word and immediately back off...Can someone help???

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can you log on in

by Sue T In reply to I think I stated
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Safe mode does the same

by mr_t_wright In reply to can you log on in

same thing happens

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Been there before

by apdumas In reply to Safe mode does the same

Dont remember the name of the bug at this point,.....if the machine is networked, use regedit to remotely load the hive and see what is set to auto launch...most likely your culprit is there in the startup items IF the userinit is set correctly...

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Try looking here.

by Ron K. In reply to How to fix Xp log on then ...

If you're into the registry from another computer try looking under: <br>
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\BootExecute (Type Reg_Multi_SZ) (Data) <br>

See what the Data column has in it. Make accurate notes of any Value data, remove it, leaving the Data value empty, and try the drive again. <br>
If it's not that put the Value data back to the way it was and post back here. <br>

While you're trying things make sure that the Data for HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell is set to explorer.exe <br>
If you've already tried these I apologize for repeating the advice.

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No need repeat advice is better then none

by mr_t_wright In reply to Try looking here.

It lets me know that more then one person has tried... Thanks to all I reloaded the unit last night after i backed up all the data. Thank you all for trying to help, except that one ***...

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You must be talking about my friend.

by Ron K. In reply to No need repeat advice is ...

If he hadn't prompted you, again, to clarify the situation you wouldn't have even gotten my lame advice.<br>
mr_t_wright... I must remember that name.

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