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Showing messange my laptop awlays showing window cannot find c:\window\system32\winsit.exe on desktop whenever i log in to my system. what this could be, some says its a virus but i did the scaning tooo but still it appear. your suggestion will be helpfull, please

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Ok here it is, something has corrupted your operating system, tha's why the message you are getting, contact the PC maker via their website and ask how to get to the recovery window, it is what they call a hot key, go to their website and use the Contact Support option, all PC's don't use the same keys as hot keys, mine is the delete key, using the hot key you can restore to an earlier time before the system got corrupted, once you get it back up run a anti virus program to see if a virus has caused this problem.

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How do I find the adminastrater password if I have forget it?


  1. Boot from Windows PE or Windows RE and access the command prompt.
  2. Find the drive letter of the partition where Windows is installed. In Vista and Windows XP, it is usually C:, in Windows 7, it is D: in most cases because the first partition contains Startup Repair. To find the drive letter, type C: (or D:, respectively) and search for the Windows folder. Note that Windows PE (RE) usually resides on X:.
  3. Type the following command (replace "c:" with the correct drive letter if Windows is not located on C:):
    copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\
    This creates a copy of sethc.exe to restore later.
  4. Type this command to replace sethc.exe with cmd.exe:
    copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe
    Reboot your computer and start the Windows installation where you forgot the administrator password.
  5. After you see the logon screen, press the SHIFT key five times.
  6. You should see a command prompt where you can enter the following command to reset the Windows password (see screenshot above):
    net user your_user_name new_password
    If you don't know your user name, just type net user to list the available user names.
  7. You can now log on with the new password.
I recommend that you replace sethc.exe with the copy you stored in the root folder of your system drive in step 3. For this, you have to boot up again with Windows PE or RE because you can't replace system files while the Windows installation is online. Then you have to enter this command:
copy /y c:\sethc.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

Jan 02, 2013 | PC Laptops

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Laptop logs off when i log on. what can i do


Edit these values and type the correct path of shell :
Shell = explorer.exe
Userinit=X:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

NOTE: These files may also be deleted by spywares. You may need to extract them using Windows CD.
Steps for rectifying this problem:
Log on to a networked computer.
Run Regedit.exe
Point your cursor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Select File > Connect Remote Registry
Type computer name (infected computer)
Navigate to the following location in registry of destination or infected computer

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Edit these two values in right pane:

Shell
Userinit

Change these two values to
Shell=explorer.exe
Userinit = x:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
Exit from Registry
Restart Infected computer.
You should be able to log on to computer.
if it not work then go to back steps and just copy orwrite the file userinit.exe


Performing the above steps will resolve the issue.

Hope this helps.


Jul 07, 2010 | Dell Latitude D400 Notebook

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When logging on computer immediately logs off


Hello,

The probem with your system is that, your

"userinit.exe" file is corrupt and needs to be

replaced. It is possible that it became corrupt or

infected and an antivirus program that you use

removed it from your system.

So what you need to do is:

Get An Original Windows CD,

Insert it into your CDROM, and restart your system.

While your system is restarting, go into the system

setup/BIOS, and select the boot sequence to boot

from the CD.

Reboot your system again and let the Windows CD

load.

Once you get to the first menu,

Press R for recovery console. Select the OS you

want to boot in (usually C:\windows), and enter your

administrator password.

If you don't have one or can't remember if you do, just

Press [enter].

Then, once you get the C:\Windows prompt, type:

D: or E: or whichever is the letter for your CD drive

where the Windows OS disk is located.

Once you are there, assuming it is E: , type:

CD I386 and Press [enter];

You should now be in E:\I386>.

Now type:

EXPAND userinit.ex_ C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32

and press [enter].

Remember that there is a space between the

userinit.ex_ and the C:\Windows\system32.

This will put a new copy of userinit.exe into your

windows system32 directory.

Next, type EXIT and press [enter]

Your System will reboot automatically and you would

be able to logon to your desktop.

Try this out and let me know how it goes.

Hope this helps.

Goodluck.

Jan 31, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Computer loads personal settings and then logs off instantly


Sounds like a malware issue I've seen before:

XP logs user off immediately when the user tries to log in - can't get to any desktop

Allegedly 3rd party advertising software Blazefind (homepage and searchbar highjacker)

Fix:

Boot to the Windows XP CD (RAID systems will need the RAID driver floppy during the bootup - hit the F6 key when directed in the bottom message).

Enter the Recovery Console by choosing 'R' at the Welcome to Setup screen.

Choose the OS shown (1) and hit enter.

Hit enter for a blank password if asked for one. If this isn't accepted, make sure that the user is using the correct XP CD (using a PRO version CD for a HOME version install or visa versa will result in a password rejection. If the user has upgraded to PRO over a HOME edition, try booting the HOME CD). If the CD is correct, and the user can't produce the correct Administrator password, then a clean reinstall of the OS (with full data loss) becomes the final answer.

Assuming the user now sees a command prompt, type "CD %systemroot%\system32" (without quotes) and hit ENTER. Normally the %systemroot% default is "c:\windows\" but this depends on if the system defaults were kept or changed during OS installation, of course.

Type "COPY USERINIT.EXE WSAUPDATER.EXE" (again, without quotes) and hit ENTER. This makes a copy of "userinit.exe" and simultaneously names the new copy "wsaupdater.exe".

Type "EXIT" and ENTER. Remove the XP CD while the system is restarting.

The user should now be able to log in normally... but there is one more thing that needs to be done or the issue will repeat itself when the user runs his anti-spyware program again.

Once logged into an administrator account, click the START button.

Choose RUN from the Start Menu.

Enter "REGEDT32" in the OPEN window (notice there is no "i" in edit) and click OK.

By clicking on the + signs next to each branch, click through the tree in the left pane until you get to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINLOGON

Click on the WINLOGON folder in the left pane tree, so that it is highlighted.

Look for "UserInit" in the right pane. It should have a value of "C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsaupdater.exe," (yes, there is a comma at the end of the value). Double-click on "UserInit" and carefully change its value to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,". Click OK.

Close the Registry Editor. Reboot. Fix is complete. Anti-spyware programs will probably identify and remove "wsaupdater.exe" but the system is no longer using it.

Jan 27, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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I would try to log onto my laptop, but right after my desktop would flash, it would immediately log off. Why?


because ur laptop have virus log on, now u go to safe mode and use software virus to scan. if u have another laptop u copy file userinit.exe from it and boot from cd after copy this file to c:\windows\system32\

Jan 16, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS742/W Notebook

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I have keyboard and mouse does not work and usb port too


Does the keyboard respond upon system boot. It should.

Press F8 repeatedly until you come to a black screen with text and select command line with safe mode or command line depending on the type of operating system you have.

If it is Windows XP, type in the command prompt: c:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and restore windows to a time when it was working properly.

If it is Windows Vista, type c:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe.

Jul 25, 2009 | PC Laptops

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How do i fix boot on my laptop


Seems that adware ,spyware or a virus caused this.
I found a solution that could work from this forum :
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Windows-XP-Logs-Then-Immediately-Logs-Off-t15771.html

It's an advanced technique and you will need your Windows XP setup CD.

Boot using your winxp cd.
Enter recovery console.(press R on first screen)
at the command prompt go to

C:/windows/system32

next type:
Dir *.exe

If you find, it, type

copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe

Exit and reboot normally. You should now be able to logon.

Run regedit

Navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\

In the right pane, you should see

C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsaupdater.exe,

Change it so that it reads:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\userinit.exe

That should solve the problem

May 11, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Won't load Desktop


Is this running XP? Does the computer shut down or just go back to the welcome screen and ask for your password again?

If it returns to the welcome screen (and it is XP) get the following two files from another xp machine and copy them to the windows\system32 folder.

userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe

Restart the computer and log back in.

Hope this helps

Apr 28, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600: Pentium M 1.6GHz,...

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Tosiba laptop could not start not even with safe mode.


The error message refer to system files it cannot load dur to either corrupted or missing files.
You can try to do a repair with your Windows CD install disk and if this does not work you will need to reinstall Windows again together with any drivers that Windows didn't install and your programs.
Note you will lose you data in this process, hoped you backed up your files.

Mar 03, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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Hijack taskmanag and hijack regedit removing


to repair it you need to install autorun eater.
download here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Autorun-Eater.shtml
install and it will scan.
also suggested to install avira, bitdefender or mcafee(trial also work).
after install.
restart: press f8 you will enter safe mood. in the safe mood you will see a icon on your taskbar name by mcdonald(the autorun eater software. right click and selct repair task manager, right click again selecr repair regedit and do the same thing select repair folder option.

after that wait untill about 30 minutes(autorun eater to finish scan)

to repair other like no desktop icon download the repair utilities here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm

Jan 27, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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