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Userinit.exe - No Disk" message on logon

By damian248 ·
On a Win NT 4 Workstation box w/ SP6a, I'm getting "WinLogon.exe - No Disk 'There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive A:'" and "userinit.exe - No Disk 'There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive A:'" errors upon logon. This occurs using any user account. Technet suggestions for the WinLogon.EXE error message were no help, i.e. bootable CD ROM, wallpaper on floppy, etc.; none exist for the userinit.EXE. According to the user, no changes were made to the machine, i.e. opened email attachments, installed or removed apps, etc. A virus scan w/ the latest definitions turned up nothing. After the scan, I upgraded the Service Pack from 5 to 6a, w/ no remedy. The only thing that occured slightly out of the ordinary was a frozen Outlook '97, which was killed using Task Manager. On the reboot, the error messages appeared. They can be bypassed by inserting a floppy in the a: drive or clicking ignore from the menu of <Abort><Retry><Ignore>.

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by bridog In reply to Userinit.exe - No Disk" m ...

Frustrating I'm sure. It appears to be a hardware setting issue but I would check cable connections anyway. Try going into c-mos at start-up and verifing floppy drive settings. Within the c-mos utility, disable the "boot up floppy seek" and rebooting the machine. If you still get the error, there must be a registry hack to work around it. Look and compare the drive registry settings for this and a similar machine. I would bet there will be a difference. Make necessary changes. Regards...and good luck!

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