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cannot logon, immediate logoff

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by dozer, 18 May 2006.

  1. dozer

    Hitman

    Joined: 31 Aug 2003

    Posts: 748

    i am running xp sp1 and can boot fine to the logon screen. i can logon sucessfully to the network and the local machine but as soon as the desktop appears the 'loading settings' changes to 'logging off' and goes back to the 'hit ctr alt del to logon' screen. same thing happens if i try to logon again.

    same thing happens in all forms of safe mode.

    have run chkdsk and is fine, can also browse the disk when running ram os.

    any ideas on how to solve this?
     
  2. Andyt_uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,133

    Location: Malvern

    tried logging in with another account?

    Maybe someone or something put a line in your login script to logoff again?
     
  3. mctiny

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: cidade maravilhosa

    sounds like a page file problem to me.
     
  4. marc_howarth

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jul 2005

    Posts: 445

    Location: Matlock

    try going into safe mode and creating a new user account see if that does any good
     
  5. dozer

    Hitman

    Joined: 31 Aug 2003

    Posts: 748

    have tried multiple accounts including the local admin, so its not the logon script.

    the same thing happens in safe mode.

    could i just delete the page file?
     
  6. zain

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,773

    If it was win 2k your internat.exe is missing, use your XP CD and restore that file and then try.
     
  7. The_KiD

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    Joined: 19 Apr 2006

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    Location: West Yorkshire

    I had the exact same problem with a machine not so long ago.

    What you need to do is get remote access to the registry.

    If you have the machine on a network then your laughing, simply open RegEdit on a working machine then connect to the registry of the broken machine.

    If it isnt on a network, then I got round it by putting the broken hard drive in as a slave in another pc then using regedt32 to edit it's registry.

    The line you need to change is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon

    the value should be: C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

    nothing else not %system32% or anything.

    The thing to note is that this is normally the symptom of a virus infection, you should get some scans done, using some free online scans such as Panda, Trend and Kaspersky.
     
  8. dozer

    Hitman

    Joined: 31 Aug 2003

    Posts: 748

    damn, i can dameware into the pc but its refusing a remote registry connection.
     
  9. dozer

    Hitman

    Joined: 31 Aug 2003

    Posts: 748

    started the service remotely, all fixed.

    cheers for your help.
     
  10. zain

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,773

    haha duh ~ thats the one, I had two userinit and userint(which was virus) and I got rid of both. My bad