Compaq laptop logs off immediately after booting up

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I'm running Windows Xp on a Compaq laptop. Problem I'm encountering is that as soon as I log on, it logs off automatically. I can't access Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Also I've tried to restore the settings that recently worked to no avail. Please help
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  1. rankss_09 said:
    Hello,
    I'm running Windows Xp on a Compaq laptop. Problem I'm encountering is that as soon as I log on, it logs off automatically. I can't access Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Also I've tried to restore the settings that recently worked to no avail. Please help

    Have a Windows CD to repair install from ?

    or restore to factory settings, and lose your data /
  2. This happens when another program modifies the logon registry key.

    To fix this you need another computer on the network or be able to take out the drive and open the .dat file from the user directory on a working computer.

    Log on to a networked computer.
    Run Regedit.exe
    Click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Go to File > Connect Remote Registry
    Type computer name of the PC with the issue
    Navigate to the following location in registry of destination or infected computer

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

    Change these two values to
    Shell=explorer.exe
    Userinit = c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

    Disconnect the remote registry to make sure it's not locked
    Exit from Registry
    Reboot the PC with the issue, should be able to logon OK.
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