As soon as i log in; I get logged out...HELP!

Risbho - Apr 29, 2010 at 08:55 AM
gadow21 Posts 13 Registration date Wednesday April 28, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 29, 2010 - Apr 29, 2010 at 09:12 AM
I have am IBM netbook, P3, 400mhz, 20gb drive, 320mb RAM.
When i turn on the netbook it lets me click on the USER and immediately throws me out.
It doesn't have a CDROM.
I do have a Desktop with pretty much the same config but no network as i use the wireless modem via USB to get connected.
I am not at all tech savvy and have no idea abt networkin and gettin this resolved.
I don't have the original Windows XP Professional CD either.

I know there has gotta be a way around this... Plz Help!!

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gadow21 Posts 13 Registration date Wednesday April 28, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 29, 2010 3
Apr 29, 2010 at 09:12 AM
I think you have a virus. Let me ask you this as well, right before this problem started to happen, did you delete or quaratine a bunch of viruses? Maybe through a virus program like Norton or Trend Micro?

Heres how to fix this problem:

First, you will need to get access to another computer that is networked in the same physical place as this computer is. Since you have no network, you might need to get a crossover cable and connect the two machines through their NICs. Also, you will need to copy the userinit.exe from the good machine onto a USB flash drive or something just in case the virus deleted the file.

Instructions for fixing this issue:

1) Go to your other networked computer, and log in.
2) Click on Start - Run, and then type in 'regedit.exe '
4) Select File > Connect Remote Registry
5) Type computer name, or IP address of your infected computer.
6) Navigate to the following location in the registry of your broken computer

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Find these two values in the right side and edit them:


Change these two values to
Userinit = x:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
Exit from Registry
Restart Infected computer.
You should be able to log on to computer.

If all else fails, you can try to run a repair on Windows XP, but you will need an external CDROM device, with a copy of Windows XP. When you boot off the Windows XP CD, the first screen will say something like welcome to Windows XP. If you would like to repair windows...etc...from here DO NOT hit 'R' for repair, just hit enter like your clean installing windows XP. The next screen will say something like running a repair. This is where you want to run the repair.

This is basically installing Windows XP over itself, but it will retain all of your system settings, and most importantly all of your files.

Let me know if you have any other questions.