Windows XP auto log off

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gridl0ck

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Hello everyone i'm new to this site :)

I did an adaware scan on my pc and removed the recommended items to quaratine. After restarting it my computer seems to auto log off at the startup screen. After some research I found a thread from mosaic1 who helped someone with the same problem. However I tried the steps in that post and it has not worked.

I got a copy of userinit.exe and copied it to system32 (there was already a userinit.exe present anyway but I thought it might be infected). I also did copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe as suggested on the microsoft website but still no luck.

I think there might be something wrong with the registery. Any help will be much appreciated.

Thank You
 
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Howdy,

So tell us exactly what it does when you start the PC up...and do you have a sign in name and or password?
 

gridl0ck

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Hey there, well it starts up and my background shows up for about 3-4 seconds and then comes back to the log in screen. The thing is I have no guest account set up or a password to login. Usually it would just load straight to the desktop with out the login screen. When the login in screen has loaded I click on my username and as there is no password it proceeds to load to desktop.
It then logs itself straight back out :(

Thanks
 
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Can you get into safemode??

How to Start in Safemode

1. Restart your computer.
2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode..
 

gridl0ck

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Unfortunately safe mode is not safe anymore! (Also auto logs off) The only thing I can access is windows recovery conolse, my screen is just at the C:\ windows prompt right now. Is it possible to run systemrestore from cmd somehow?
 
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You can try this first

Type fixmbr click Enter

Then type fixboot click Enter

Try restarting the PC
 

gridl0ck

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Hello there I hvae typed in fixmbr however a caution has come up:

"this computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record.

fixmbr may damage your partition tables if you proceed

this could cause all the partitions on the current hard disk to become inaccessible.

if you are not having problems accessing your drive do not continue

are you sure you want to write a new MBR?"

Is this normal and should I proceed?

Thanks
 
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OK...forget that command and try this

At the prompt type chkdsk c: /r click Enter
 

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Is this also happening with the "Administrator" account listed in the safe mode?
 
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