Black screen after log in [Solved/Closed]

 camilladenmark -
This is my worst nigthmare... hope someone can help??
I was on my computer, and it just suddenly shut off.. I start it again, starts normally. I log in and then instead of starting up.. its black with a curser.
I pressed ctrl alt delete, new task and here I saw that all my stuff is still on the computer.
yaaay.. im a bachelorstudent (and havnt done a back up :S) so all my notes and asignments are pretty important... Ive done the "take batteri out, press button.... bla bla.." but that didnt work... I know how to use the computer.. but not an expert...
Would someone pls help me...???

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Sunday June 6, 2010
Last seen
July 16, 2020

Try this 1.

1) When you switch ON your computer, start tapping the "F8" key to get

"Windows Advanced Options"( if boot menu appears, press "Esc" key and keep

tapping the F8 key)

2) Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

3) Click on Start --> In search box, type regedt32 and press Enter.

Registry Editor will be opened. Navigate to the following location

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

At the right side, find the strings shell & userinit and check the following

shell value data should be

userinit value data should be

If shell and userinit are having different data values then change it as mentioned


Just double click shell and userinit and enter the data values as

shell --> "Value data" should be

userinit --> "Value data" should be

Note: there is "," at the end of userinit.exe

Then download "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" from the below link.

Update it and perform "Full Scan"

Note : Default selected option is "Quick Scan"

Good Luck.
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thank you so much... it helped :)

ooh yea - new task -> explorer or explorer.exe didnt work either.. my computer couldnt find it.. but is there a way I can go get it manuel??