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The issue is the result of a change of the USERINIT key in the registry under the following registry key:
The correct string is USERINIT=C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
to do this you will need a bartPE or other cd that is bootable and will give you access to the NTFS files system and the registry. One is the Ultimate Boot CD: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
This issue is caused by Malware that has usually been removed from the system but the removal tool did not correct the USERINIT registry key that was changed by the Malware (Usually to C:\windows\system32\winlogon or some variant.
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