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September 30, 2004 5:55:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

When I boot up my computer everything seems to load fine
up to the point that you get the screen allowing you to
choose which user to log into. When you select a user it
appears to start to log on to the user but then
immediately logs back off so your back where you
started. I've also been noticing extremely slow
performance of the machine. Suggestions?

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Anonymous
October 1, 2004 12:52:51 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Dan,

Run a spyware cleaner lately? The userinit value may have been corrupted by
the removal of blazefind. It adds wsaupdater.exe to the logon value in the
system registry, sometimes appending it, sometimes replacing it. Running
Adaware or other cleaners detects and removes wsaupdater.exe, but doesn't
correct the registry damage. If this is the case, then you may need to load
the registry hive from another installation and change it. This is the key:

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

Userinit string value should be:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

On the damaged installations it's one of these:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe,
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe,

Another "quickie" method of resolution is to load the Recovery Console (see
below), copy userinit.exe as wsaupdater.exe from the command prompt, then
restart normally. Once in, go and change the registry value back to what
it's supposed to be and delete the copied file. To do this, use these
commands:

C:\Windows>
C:\Windows>copy C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wsaupdater.exe

Then you can exit once completed.

HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP [Q307654]
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654

This can also be done by using the 6 disk boot floppy set mentioned in the
above article, as it loads enough of the Recovery Console so that you can
copy the file. This is particularly useful if you have an OEM installation
that includes only a Restore CD, or no disk at all.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Dan" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:028d01c4a72f$e0a863d0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> When I boot up my computer everything seems to load fine
> up to the point that you get the screen allowing you to
> choose which user to log into. When you select a user it
> appears to start to log on to the user but then
> immediately logs back off so your back where you
> started. I've also been noticing extremely slow
> performance of the machine. Suggestions?
October 1, 2004 9:28:22 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Rick,
Looks like I have the same problem. After I ran the
Adaware last night - it started with my Internet Explorer
not responding then today when I tried to logon, it
kicked me right out. I'm just not sure about the recovery
console. I have a compaq computer - it came with
a "system recovery" CDs. Is this the same console?

Help! Harry

-----Original Message-----
>Hi Dan,
>
>Run a spyware cleaner lately? The userinit value may
have been corrupted by
>the removal of blazefind. It adds wsaupdater.exe to the
logon value in the
>system registry, sometimes appending it, sometimes
replacing it. Running
>Adaware or other cleaners detects and removes
wsaupdater.exe, but doesn't
>correct the registry damage. If this is the case, then
you may need to load
>the registry hive from another installation and change
it. This is the key:
>
>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>
>Userinit string value should be:
>
>C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
>
>On the damaged installations it's one of these:
>
>C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe,
>C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32
\wsaupdater.exe,
>
>Another "quickie" method of resolution is to load the
Recovery Console (see
>below), copy userinit.exe as wsaupdater.exe from the
command prompt, then
>restart normally. Once in, go and change the registry
value back to what
>it's supposed to be and delete the copied file. To do
this, use these
>commands:
>
>C:\Windows>
>C:\Windows>copy C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
>C:\Windows\system32\wsaupdater.exe
>
>Then you can exit once completed.
>
>HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows
XP [Q307654]
>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654
>
>This can also be done by using the 6 disk boot floppy
set mentioned in the
>above article, as it loads enough of the Recovery
Console so that you can
>copy the file. This is particularly useful if you have
an OEM installation
>that includes only a Restore CD, or no disk at all.
>
>--
>Best of Luck,
>
>Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
>"Dan" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:028d01c4a72f$e0a863d0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> When I boot up my computer everything seems to load
fine
>> up to the point that you get the screen allowing you to
>> choose which user to log into. When you select a user
it
>> appears to start to log on to the user but then
>> immediately logs back off so your back where you
>> started. I've also been noticing extremely slow
>> performance of the machine. Suggestions?
>
>
>.
>
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October 1, 2004 1:03:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thanks for the help Rick. I have been running adaware. Unfortunately my PC
proficiency is not quite to your level. Can you help me in more laymen
terms? In the section where you were comparing the userinit strings, are you
saying that if I look at the userinit string and it does not say
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe that I should change it to that string? Do
I start up in safe mode and get to a DOS screen to change this? Thanks for
helping out the "computer dummy"

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi Dan,
>
> Run a spyware cleaner lately? The userinit value may have been corrupted by
> the removal of blazefind. It adds wsaupdater.exe to the logon value in the
> system registry, sometimes appending it, sometimes replacing it. Running
> Adaware or other cleaners detects and removes wsaupdater.exe, but doesn't
> correct the registry damage. If this is the case, then you may need to load
> the registry hive from another installation and change it. This is the key:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>
> Userinit string value should be:
>
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
>
> On the damaged installations it's one of these:
>
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe,
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe,
>
> Another "quickie" method of resolution is to load the Recovery Console (see
> below), copy userinit.exe as wsaupdater.exe from the command prompt, then
> restart normally. Once in, go and change the registry value back to what
> it's supposed to be and delete the copied file. To do this, use these
> commands:
>
> C:\Windows>
> C:\Windows>copy C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
> C:\Windows\system32\wsaupdater.exe
>
> Then you can exit once completed.
>
> HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP [Q307654]
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654
>
> This can also be done by using the 6 disk boot floppy set mentioned in the
> above article, as it loads enough of the Recovery Console so that you can
> copy the file. This is particularly useful if you have an OEM installation
> that includes only a Restore CD, or no disk at all.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Dan" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:028d01c4a72f$e0a863d0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> > When I boot up my computer everything seems to load fine
> > up to the point that you get the screen allowing you to
> > choose which user to log into. When you select a user it
> > appears to start to log on to the user but then
> > immediately logs back off so your back where you
> > started. I've also been noticing extremely slow
> > performance of the machine. Suggestions?
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 2, 2004 1:42:26 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Harry,

No, it's not. You will want to use the boot floppy set:

Home edition:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseI...

Professional edition:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseI...

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Harry" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:15fa01c4a7b2$24388e40$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Rick,
> Looks like I have the same problem. After I ran the
> Adaware last night - it started with my Internet Explorer
> not responding then today when I tried to logon, it
> kicked me right out. I'm just not sure about the recovery
> console. I have a compaq computer - it came with
> a "system recovery" CDs. Is this the same console?
>
> Help! Harry
>
> -----Original Message-----
>>Hi Dan,
>>
>>Run a spyware cleaner lately? The userinit value may
> have been corrupted by
>>the removal of blazefind. It adds wsaupdater.exe to the
> logon value in the
>>system registry, sometimes appending it, sometimes
> replacing it. Running
>>Adaware or other cleaners detects and removes
> wsaupdater.exe, but doesn't
>>correct the registry damage. If this is the case, then
> you may need to load
>>the registry hive from another installation and change
> it. This is the key:
>>
>>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>>
>>Userinit string value should be:
>>
>>C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
>>
>>On the damaged installations it's one of these:
>>
>>C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe,
>>C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32
> \wsaupdater.exe,
>>
>>Another "quickie" method of resolution is to load the
> Recovery Console (see
>>below), copy userinit.exe as wsaupdater.exe from the
> command prompt, then
>>restart normally. Once in, go and change the registry
> value back to what
>>it's supposed to be and delete the copied file. To do
> this, use these
>>commands:
>>
>>C:\Windows>
>>C:\Windows>copy C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
>>C:\Windows\system32\wsaupdater.exe
>>
>>Then you can exit once completed.
>>
>>HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows
> XP [Q307654]
>>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654
>>
>>This can also be done by using the 6 disk boot floppy
> set mentioned in the
>>above article, as it loads enough of the Recovery
> Console so that you can
>>copy the file. This is particularly useful if you have
> an OEM installation
>>that includes only a Restore CD, or no disk at all.
>>
>>--
>>Best of Luck,
>>
>>Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>>Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>>www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>>Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>>"Dan" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:028d01c4a72f$e0a863d0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>> When I boot up my computer everything seems to load
> fine
>>> up to the point that you get the screen allowing you to
>>> choose which user to log into. When you select a user
> it
>>> appears to start to log on to the user but then
>>> immediately logs back off so your back where you
>>> started. I've also been noticing extremely slow
>>> performance of the machine. Suggestions?
>>
>>
>>.
>>
Anonymous
October 2, 2004 1:55:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Dan,

First, you will need to get into the system. To do that, you need to load
the Recovery Console, either through the boot floppy set or by booting the
CD. Then copy the userinit file to wsaupdater using the command line as I
already mentioned. This is what will allow you to logon, though it is not
the end of the work you need to do.

Then click start/run, type regedit and click ok. Click the plus (+) signs to
reach the logon key, then look at the userinit value in the right pane by
double clicking it. You need to change it as indicated.

> In the section where you were comparing the userinit strings, are you
> saying that if I look at the userinit string and it does not say
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe that I should change it to that string?

Yes, but don't forget the trailing comma.

> Do I start up in safe mode and get to a DOS screen to change this?

Not from Safe mode. You use the Recovery Console to copy the userinit file,
this allows you to get past the logon screen. Then you can fix the registery
from normal mode.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8B3BFB81-6FD4-4576-9489-71E06391A440@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the help Rick. I have been running adaware. Unfortunately my
> PC
> proficiency is not quite to your level. Can you help me in more laymen
> terms? In the section where you were comparing the userinit strings, are
> you
> saying that if I look at the userinit string and it does not say
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe that I should change it to that string?
> Do
> I start up in safe mode and get to a DOS screen to change this? Thanks
> for
> helping out the "computer dummy"
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi Dan,
>>
>> Run a spyware cleaner lately? The userinit value may have been corrupted
>> by
>> the removal of blazefind. It adds wsaupdater.exe to the logon value in
>> the
>> system registry, sometimes appending it, sometimes replacing it. Running
>> Adaware or other cleaners detects and removes wsaupdater.exe, but doesn't
>> correct the registry damage. If this is the case, then you may need to
>> load
>> the registry hive from another installation and change it. This is the
>> key:
>>
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>>
>> Userinit string value should be:
>>
>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
>>
>> On the damaged installations it's one of these:
>>
>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe,
>> C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe,
>>
>> Another "quickie" method of resolution is to load the Recovery Console
>> (see
>> below), copy userinit.exe as wsaupdater.exe from the command prompt, then
>> restart normally. Once in, go and change the registry value back to what
>> it's supposed to be and delete the copied file. To do this, use these
>> commands:
>>
>> C:\Windows>
>> C:\Windows>copy C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
>> C:\Windows\system32\wsaupdater.exe
>>
>> Then you can exit once completed.
>>
>> HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP [Q307654]
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654
>>
>> This can also be done by using the 6 disk boot floppy set mentioned in
>> the
>> above article, as it loads enough of the Recovery Console so that you can
>> copy the file. This is particularly useful if you have an OEM
>> installation
>> that includes only a Restore CD, or no disk at all.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Dan" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:028d01c4a72f$e0a863d0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> > When I boot up my computer everything seems to load fine
>> > up to the point that you get the screen allowing you to
>> > choose which user to log into. When you select a user it
>> > appears to start to log on to the user but then
>> > immediately logs back off so your back where you
>> > started. I've also been noticing extremely slow
>> > performance of the machine. Suggestions?
>>
>>
>>
!