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Userinit.exe problem

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by pahari, Oct 16, 2008.

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  1. pahari

    pahari Thread Starter

    Oct 16, 2008
    userinit.exe failed to initialize upon boot, then desktop background appears w/ nothing else Hi, since yesterday I haven't been able to boot my computer normally. All I did is unisntall a wireless modem program that I had used for about 4 weeks.

    The application failed to initialize properly (Oxc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application.

    After this series of error popups, the desktop background loads and that's it, no icons no taskbar or anything. When I press ctrl+alt+delete, I gt task manager.

    I cannot boot in safe mode nor get to command prompt except if I use the Windows XP CD and go into recovery mode. I have replaced userinit.exe from the XP CD (not SP2) but no luck.

    Any suggestions as to what to try next?
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