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Anonymous
September 2, 2005 12:02:49 PM

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Hello!

I just copied my hard drive to a new, larger one with Norton Ghost. It
copied fine and booted fine. I am at the login prompt and I log in via
network or local administrator and it will accept password but within
seconds, go back to asking to to press CTRL-ALT-DEL and I will try
again and it is an endless loop. It will not get to desktop.

Suggestions?

Thanks!

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Anonymous
September 3, 2005 3:48:37 PM

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<brianwolters@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1125673369.520459.316800@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Hello!
>
> I just copied my hard drive to a new, larger one with Norton Ghost. It
> copied fine and booted fine. I am at the login prompt and I log in via
> network or local administrator and it will accept password but within
> seconds, go back to asking to to press CTRL-ALT-DEL and I will try
> again and it is an endless loop. It will not get to desktop.
>
> Suggestions?
>
> Thanks!
>

This happens because your drive letters have changed
and the system is unable to locate userinit.exe. The cure
depends on your setup:
- Is the machine networked? or
- Do you have easy access to another WinXP/2000 PC?

See also here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];249321
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 1:47:58 PM

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Yes it is networked and I have easy access to another PC...what do I
need to do next? The new drive stands ready and as I said before, it
will boot but I can't log in, even in SAFE MODE.

Brian
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 11:11:00 AM

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<brianwolters@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1126025278.902137.176220@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Yes it is networked and I have easy access to another PC...what do I
> need to do next? The new drive stands ready and as I said before, it
> will boot but I can't log in, even in SAFE MODE.
>
> Brian
>

1. Boot up the problem PC but do not log in.
2. Run regedit.exe on a networked PC.
3. Open the registry of the problem PC.
4. Navigate to HKLM/SYSTEM/MountedDevices/.
5. Delete all keys which look like "\DosDevice\X:"
where X is a letter between A and Z.
6. Reboot the problem PC.
!