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Editing registry in recovery console?

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Anonymous
September 1, 2005 4:18:03 AM

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I was clearing the Aurora adware out of a user's computer and it took the
userinit.exe registry entry with it. Now whenever I try to logon to Windows
XP it immediately logs me back out to the Welcome screen.

I need to put the Userinit value back into the
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon registry key, but
can't figure out any way to do that without access to the Windows regedit.exe.
In a possibly unrelated problem, I'm not able to remotely access the machine
either and I don't think it's set up for remote registry services; at least,
I wasn't able to get into it over the network on my machines own regedit (nor
am I able to do any sort of remote access, the machine immediately closes any
connection I establish). All of this just means that I can't make this very
simple and easy fix through the methods I'd normally use.

My question is if there's a way to manually add values to the registry
through the recovery console, or if there's some bootable utility out there
which would let me do that.

More about : editing registry recovery console

September 1, 2005 10:51:36 AM

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

Maybe something here will help..
See section "Unable to logon to Windows after removing BlazeFind using a
spyware removal utility? " here:
http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove.htm

"A51" <A51@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6B717648-D243-4117-862D-664E12EADC64@microsoft.com...
>I was clearing the Aurora adware out of a user's computer and it took the
> userinit.exe registry entry with it. Now whenever I try to logon to
> Windows
> XP it immediately logs me back out to the Welcome screen.
>
> I need to put the Userinit value back into the
> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon registry key,
> but
> can't figure out any way to do that without access to the Windows
> regedit.exe.
> In a possibly unrelated problem, I'm not able to remotely access the
> machine
> either and I don't think it's set up for remote registry services; at
> least,
> I wasn't able to get into it over the network on my machines own regedit
> (nor
> am I able to do any sort of remote access, the machine immediately closes
> any
> connection I establish). All of this just means that I can't make this
> very
> simple and easy fix through the methods I'd normally use.
>
> My question is if there's a way to manually add values to the registry
> through the recovery console, or if there's some bootable utility out
> there
> which would let me do that.
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 3:07:03 PM

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Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately in my case it's a matter of the
entire registry value being missing, rather than simply pointing to an .exe
which no longer exists.

"Ricky" wrote:

> Maybe something here will help..
> See section "Unable to logon to Windows after removing BlazeFind using a
> spyware removal utility? " here:
> http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove.htm
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Anonymous
September 1, 2005 3:09:01 PM

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Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately in my case it's a matter of the
registry value being missing completely, rather than it pointing to an .exe
which doesn't exist anymore.


---

"Ricky" wrote:

> Maybe something here will help..
> See section "Unable to logon to Windows after removing BlazeFind using a
> spyware removal utility? " here:
> http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove.htm
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 8:42:02 PM

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I was able to get the registry fix I needed in using this utility:

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/

The commands were a little tricky to figure out the syntax at first but once
I got that down the machine was back up and running in no time.

My next step would have been to try Bart PE with this plugin:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/regeditpe/


Hope this helps anyone who finds this post in the future.
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 8:30:15 AM

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Take the file to another computer.

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"A51" <A51@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9E1D6453-5DE7-4C3E-9776-D460746DC4EB@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately in my case it's a matter of the
> registry value being missing completely, rather than it pointing to an ..exe
> which doesn't exist anymore.
>
>
> ---
>
> "Ricky" wrote:
>
>> Maybe something here will help..
>> See section "Unable to logon to Windows after removing BlazeFind using a
>> spyware removal utility? " here:
>> http://www.winxptutor.com/wsaremove.htm
>