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Problems with logging in after windows XP update

By gtviperlover ·
My computer recently had a to do a windows xp update that required me to restart my hard drive, but now when I log in to my computer, it automatically logs me out within a few seconds! The same thing happens in safe mode as well. Any help please?!

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Problems with logging in ...

It can also be caused by a corrupt User Profile. Try logging on as the Administrator and if that works OK create another User account.

Enter the Recovery Console

Boot the system using the Windows XP CD-ROM. In the first screen when the Setup begins, read the instructions press "R" (in the first screen) enter the Recovery Console.

1: C:\WINDOWS

Which Windows Installation would you like to log on to
(To cancel, press ENTER)?
After you enter the number for the appropriate Windows installation, Windows will then prompt you to enter the Administrator account password.

Note If you use an incorrect password three times, the Windows Recovery Console closes. Also, if the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database is missing or damaged, you cannot use the Windows Recovery Console because you cannot have correct authentication. After you enter your password and the Windows Recovery Console starts, type exit to restart the computer.

Type the following command and press Enter.

CD SYSTEM32
(If that does not work, try CHDIR SYSTEM32)
At the prompt type in
<b>COPY USERINIT.EXE WSAUPDATER.EXE</b>

Quit Recovery Console by typing EXIT and restart Windows.

You'll be able to login successfully as you've created the wsaupdater.exe file (now, a copy of userinit.exe)

<b>"WARNING MODIFYING REGISTRY INFORMATION IS DANGEROUS"</b>
Backup the Key before making changes.

Now, change the USERINIT value in the registry
Click Start, Run and type <b>Regedt32</b> and press Enter.

Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

In the right pane you will see that the value of the Userinit key is incorrectly set to <b>"wsaupdater.exe,"</b>


In the right-pane, change the value of Userinit to C:\WINDOWS\system32\<b>userinit.exe,</b>

Type the above value exactly as given, including the comma. Also, change the path to userinit.exe appropriately if Windows is installed in a different drive.

Close Registry Editor and restart Windows.


<b>If you haven't access to an XP CD, here is an alternative.</b>

The Windows Vista Recovery CD can be used to Boot to a Command Prompt where you can run these Commands.

Boot from the CD and on the first screen click Next, click Repair your computer, click Next and select Command Prompt.

<i>It does'nt matter if the Default OS is XP it can still be used on XP PRO or Home.</i>

<b>Creating a Windows Vista Recovery CD</b>

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=622

<b>Download from here:</b>
http://coblitz.codeen.org/neosmart.net/downloads/guides/Vista_Repair/Vista_Recovery_Disc_x86.iso

Burn it with Nero or equivelent

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Restore

by anishks In reply to Problems with logging in ...

Have you tried the restore option in safemode. While logging to your system it will ask you to about the restoration, start restoration from there.

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