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"Turned off" winlogin from msconfig

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by HawtMonkey, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. HawtMonkey

    HawtMonkey Thread Starter

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    What I believed I did was opened up msconfig and began foolishly disabling stuff. I think I disabled either winlogin or winlogin.exe. Now when I boot I can get to the welcome screen but when I log in, it logs me off immediately.

    I should also mention that I think I disabled explorer.exe, so before my winlogin problem, after logging in I would have to use task manager to run explorer.exe before anything like icons or the taskbar would show up. Any help would be great!
     
  2. bbearren

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    Do you have an XP installation CD?
     
  3. HawtMonkey

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    Actually, I just remembered that it may not be winlogin at all... I had just previously used Avira antivirus to delete wsaupdater.exe which I learned was spyware. After looking around, I noticed that both of these could have similar symptoms (not being able to log in).

    Edit: Yes, I do have the CD.
     
  4. bbearren

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    Have you tried using msconfig to re-enable these items?
     
  5. HawtMonkey

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    So should I just hit F8 when I boot the computer to access msconfig? How should I access msconfig if I can't even log in?
     
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