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I've tried in both modes Normal & Safe but no luck View all 7 comments Report bongo- Dec 7, 2008 at 02:56 AM You might want to try the fix that I think that it is the McAfee update program that won't shut down. Report carriebee- Feb 24, 2010 at 12:20 PM Ok, I pretty much had the same problem....trojans, removed with AVG and now the auto log off problem. Then I tried to copy an userinit.exe / explorer.exe of my pc to this pc but this did not solve the problem. weblink

If you could login to the hidden Administrator account, then use that.Go to Windows Start menu and open RUN. did you remove the HDD of your friend and put it on your computer to replace the userinit.exe to userinitnew.exe. And with another comuter fixed. Do not just copy userinit.exe direct to system32 without first extracting. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-xp-wont-let-me-log-off.710171/

I thought reformatting was the only path. Staff Online Now etaf Moderator Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links I have had trouble with these issues myself as I have tried to explain things in a way that an average user would understand.

Deleted them and I had this problem... Solution 1: Edit Windows Registry On The Local PC Boot up Windows XP into Command Prompt (If you don't how to get into Safe Mode, see this article). The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use. I had the 1.5-2 sec autologoff problem.

Or if both machine machine connection to same wireless internet connection ? Helpful +2 Report DancinFish Feb 12, 2009 at 12:19 AM IveTriedEnter the Recovery Console Boot the system using the Windows XP CD-ROM. ie: expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32\ or if you CD into \windows\system32 expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ . http://ccm.net/forum/affich-22087-xp-auto-log-off Report Bwdjai- Aug 2, 2009 at 05:07 PM I send hearty thanks for this nuggett.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console. 4. It doesn't even show the hourglass. Using the OEM CD, logged into the Recovery Console 2. God knows why but my machine decided it suddenly wanted a password and after digging around in /sys38 I found there was no userinit.exe.

  • It gets stuck in the Windows log-on screen.
  • I don't have time to try to fix the computer right now, but I'll try when school gets out next week.
  • I don't have the XP boot disc, but I do have Knoppix and it's my first time using it (go easy on me please).

Thanks Report suhaimimd› SNoWDoGG - Jan 5, 2010 at 08:18 PM Thanks. http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-xp-cannot-shutdown-restart-and-log-off-402389.html View all 6 comments Report south- Feb 18, 2009 at 11:01 PM I'm having these same logon/logoff loop issues but because I can't access the system files (or any part of You can go to part four. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. 3.

So I knew names. have a peek at these guys rosco at proposedsolution.com Email me at the above. The booting process ran smoothly. Ctrl + Alt + Delete 08-07-2009, 04:37 PM #3 darkkiller Registered Member Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: CA, USA Posts: 28 OS: Win XP 1.

I think that relacing userinit is not the final solution as there may be other steps needed. However, it will reset the licensing components in the background.You may now restart your computer and you can log-on back to your normal Windows desktop screen. Do you want less-helpful responses from people that don't know enough to help you, or do you want to invest some significant energy into fixing your own problem ? 08-18-2009, check over here it doesn't seem to work.

Apr 7, 2004 John Savill | Windows IT Pro EMAIL Tweet Comments 2 Advertisement A. What I can do is just press the power button 5 sec to shutdown. COPY USERINIT.EXE WSAUPDATER.EXE but I get the error The system cannot find the file specified.

This worked perfectly....

Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Ofc I was lucky cuz I before deleting them, made a carantine. Report wopmon› SNoWDoGG - Apr 2, 2009 at 10:23 AM Worked like a charm. and the Recoverything isn't working?

Post Comment at Friday, February 03, 2012 Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook Share: Facebook Twitter Google+ StumbleUpon Digg Delicious LinkedIn Reddit Technorati Newer Post PreviousThis is the last post. 25 Here is what the problem was. Later!! this content And how do I get userinit.exe?

Symantec AV 10 CE issue... thats a really good fix! Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/710171 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Any help would be mucho appreciated.

Take it easy on him, it's hard to explain something simply with advanced knowledge on a subject. Report zee› SNoWDoGG - May 20, 2009 at 01:41 AM thanx allot, it woked for me. My personal computer will not let me logon, and keeps auto logging off after I failed to remove a trojan virus. I've offered an easy way to reset the admin password but it looks like more is needed but I can't guess given the clues so far.Maybe it is best to start

This post gave me the rest. Report Chuck› Robes - Apr 16, 2009 at 11:34 AM Why should he have to explain something in so much detail? Still had problems. 3) Created a BartPE recovery disk - best thing! Soooo I'm going to cry now.

it is kind of funny because i followed the steps closely. tried resetting password by hitting f9, it still dosent work.please help!!! I have tried to manually do a restore using cmd in minixp and the parameter was not recognized. Yes you can. (sorry).

All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. A few weeks ago, I had been having serious problems with the sound card, so I re-installed the driver. Figuring the registry could have been modified to point somewhere else (besides userinit or wsaupdater), I setup a BartPE (preinstalled environment) disc, booted to that, and checked my registry. then it takes me to c:/windows and then I get to system32 and then I type COPY USERINIT.EXE WSAUPDATER.EXE and it does nothing...

You can find the links in the Sitemap or on each sections page. Thanks, Heather Report usmc0211› Def.Confused - Dec 21, 2009 at 08:57 AM how did you resolve the issue with your laptop my wifes is doing the same thing and I feel Report raverdave0- Jan 22, 2010 at 03:15 AM If you have no Admin password just hit enter and it will accept a blank password, worked for me regards dave Report drwka- To modify the registry, I used a combination of ERD Commander & Bart PE Boot discs.