need urget help - userinit.exe!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, May 8, 2002.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I've accidentally removed 'userinit.exe' from the all users startup, this basically means windows cant initalize the (/any) user and logs them straight off again so i can not get into windows at all not even in safe mode.
    I've tried booting with the CD and using repair but there doesnt seem to be anything i can add to the registry with, also my HD is in NTFS format so i can't use DOS to add files to the registry either!

    Any help at all is appreciated with this one...thanks!
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I've already tried the recovery console with no luck!

    It's based around the machine not starting up whereas my problem is i can get into windows, just not actually logon as userinit is the file that launches explorer and other user settings .. so if its removed nothing is loaded and i get logged out the second i login :mad:
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I've installed XP on a 2nd drive (Only way i could think to access ntfs)
    so now all i need to do is get userinit.exe back into the registry of the other drive and it'll work again!
    Does anyone know where the registry is stored?
    or is it this option not possible ?
     
  5. chisss

    chisss Guest

    About the registry

    Hi!
    The regisrty is located in C:\windows\system32 but i think you just need to copy that userinit.exe file to the HD that doesnt have and make the users again if it does not recognizes them.
    userinit.exe is located in C:\windows\system32

    Now if you want the place where the userinit file is located inside the registry, it is right here: \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Good luck
    :cool: