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Changing the resgistry was no option as you need to have 2 computers logged in to network eachother. I still like Win2k Feb 27, 2004 #8 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Topic Status: Not open for further replies. The error (as I understand it, could be wrong) is that an application is not shutting down normally as it should when XP tells it to, so XP is forcing it I can't log off my user now that has no password.

but I dont know it.. I left the file name off also. Also, change the path to userinit.exe appropriately if Windows is installed in a different drive. But it doesn't work for me. look at this site

You'll see the prompt reading C:\Windows (Or any other drive-letter where you've installed XP) Type the following command and press Enter. The only way to "log off" at the moment is to turn off my computer. To solve the problem, use the Symantec LiveUpdate feature to download the updated Symantec Common Client programs. type expand h:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32 exit then reboot see if it logs on.

Feb 26, 2004 #6 Refwhett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71 Sorry guys but the problem is still there. thanks, I was on the edge of a total reformat! Point of Forum ettiquette. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

All the computers I met problems had installed Symantec antiVirus 9. Start Recovery Console ( Press R in the First Screen)\ Choose your windows 1/2/3 or Other provide password Command Prompt will appears type copy g:\I386\USERINIT.EX_ C:\WINDOWS\system32\USERINIT.EXE (G is the CD Rom You can go to part four. this page Another thing is that I cant turn off my computer or log out manually by going to my start menu.

I found alctual name of my antivirus in way I go to search files inside my WINDOWS folder. in my case c:\ is my hdd with windows on it and d:\ is my dvdrom but I have other setups where its completely different now on a more serious note Report VSK› yengiang - Apr 10, 2009 06:06PM Hey guys I have tried all of the solutions above. Report nani- Sep 1, 2009 04:10AM Report srikant- Dec 24, 2009 05:32AM Hi, basically I have a problame in my system when start our pc after sever time automatically log off

Why is my desktop on the start menu? http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-xp-cannot-shutdown-restart-and-log-off-402389.html I am in really bad shape. Friends laptop has trojan, used Malwarebytes to remove, and then on reboot login resulted in immediate logoff. It allows me to enter only one letter, any suggestions.

Unfortunately I came back to the same problem after I restarted. Actually, I've posted a few other threads about this dumb thing here already! Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads jnibori, May 7, 2008 #7 ~Candy~ Retired Administrator Joined: Jan 27, 2001 Messages: 103,706 Go the start menu, run, type msconfig, and hit enter.

Whoever made this virus is very talented. Report confused- Apr 9, 2010 10:42PM wtf???? Now here are the things that DO work: 1. I see everyone thinks your post works but I don't understand wher you put this propt into?

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so. 2. Kelruze · 8 years ago 0 Thumbs up 1 Thumbs down Comment Add a comment Submit · just now Report Abuse Go to your Control Panel and then select User Accounts. Thanks for the solution that got me past the login issue =) Report luvly- Aug 1, 2009 12:20AM This worked for me.

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I am SO RELIEVED and HAPPY! Login now. I also checked that the AVG closes, wireless connecter and everything else but it doesn't do anything. Try them in order.

It just automatically logs me out real quick. sucsess.... TerryNet replied Nov 7, 2016 at 7:03 PM Dual boot android TonyB25 replied Nov 7, 2016 at 6:58 PM TSG Firefox add-on hewee replied Nov 7, 2016 at 6:58 PM Loading... I read the solutions here and were sure it will take only some minutes to fix this.

solution SolvedCan't log in - The parameter is incorrect Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video Ask the community Tags Example: Notebook, Android, Thanks alot. Report Ethio man› yengiang - Jan 13, 2010 12:00PM just do the following install a fresh copy of windows in the same drive as the first windows in a different name I have no idea how to remove the HD on a laptop.

Are there any more error messages in Event Viewer ? 08-17-2009, 07:04 PM #13 darkkiller Registered Member Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: CA, USA Posts: 28 OS: did you remove the HDD of your friend and put it on your computer to replace the userinit.exe to userinitnew.exe. Any idea? Facebook Google+ Twitter YouTube Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones CPUs Storage Cases

I just tried this and it didn't work for me, ymmv. This time the virus not only removed Userinit.exe (under C:\Windows\System32), it removed the Registry String for it too. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Try this from the command line, "shutdown -s -f" don't put the quotes in the command line only the command.

I tried to change the values in REGEDIT (both values) but still problem remains. Join our site today to ask your question. Someone must know something! Many thanks for the information and saving us!!!

and if he company can't solve it?