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  • Stupid Mistake! Deleted UserInit.exe! Please HELP!

    hi Experts!

    I need some help here.

    My PC has Win XP Pro.One of my visiting friends was using it and my PC was dead slow with a lot of spyware.

    So after he left, I started cleaning with Ad Aware,Yahoo Spyware cleaner and direct registry clean up.Some of the spyware kept on coming back and I got very frustrated.At that moment I saw Userinit.exe running everytime I login (James Bond!) and I shift+deleted all references to it.

    Now if I login I get logged out immediately.I login and after a few seconds I see the "logging off.." box and get logged out.

    What would be the easiest and quickest fix?

    Addtional info:
    1. I Do have a floppy Drive.
    2. The machine is a dual-boot with RH Linux (8 or 9) - Windows Boot Loader.

    Thanks.

    Sri

  • #2
    So you deleted the actual file or references to it in the registry?

    If you deleted the file replace it in Linux, or the recovery console. If you removed it from the registry try loading the last known good configuration.
    Andrew

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    • #3
      I searched for the file. There were three results and I deleted all of them.

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      • #4
        Place the file in the following locations:

        %systemroot%\system32
        %systemroot%\prefetch

        Where %systemroot% = x:\windows

        Download

        Once you replace the file you should again work normally.
        Andrew

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        • #5
          Thanks but need more help

          Hi

          Thanks a lot but I need more help

          How to get to a console, where I could replace the file.

          When I set my setup to boot from the CD ROM and insert a Win XP CD,it does not happen.How to go about it?
          Alternately, how to do it from Linux?

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          • #6
            Boot to the WinXP disc, and choose the first option to repair Windows when it prompts.
            Andrew

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            • #7
              Re: Stupid Mistake! Deleted UserInit.exe! Please HELP!

              Originally posted by ahinson View Post
              Place the file in the following locations:

              %systemroot%\system32
              %systemroot%\prefetch

              Where %systemroot% = x:\windows

              Download

              Once you replace the file you should again work normally.

              Can You upload this file again? please, i know this is old thread, but i need it very much

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              • #8
                Re: Stupid Mistake! Deleted UserInit.exe! Please HELP!

                Say Thank You http://www.google.com.au/search?sour...userinit%2ezip

                Next time start a new Topic for your question/problem/request. If necessary you could link back to any previous post. Thank you.
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                2 2 was 1 2.
                1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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                • #9
                  Re: Stupid Mistake! Deleted UserInit.exe! Please HELP!

                  I removed the userinit file from the registry thinking it was linked with some spyware/virus files that I was trying to remove, but as soon as i rebooted I soon discovered that I may have done something STUPID, I started to panic over it because I did not back up the data. I tried Safe Mode, I tried different accounts and nothing..same repeating logon cycle. I tried "last known config" no luck.. Thinking and thinking and I remembered I had an ERD Commander disk...THANK GOOOD, this saved me. I started the disk, logged in, and opened regedit. Went to the location and recreated the String value, but then I was unsure what to the VALUE DATA was, so I just put in the box "explorer.exe" and upon reboot it worked. It soon dawned on me that I could look at the path on another computer.. "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe," needless to say I still think I have this spyware/virus crap.
                  Last edited by dpmn10; 26th March 2008, 02:37.

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