Log-in loop



Bobby
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
My friend tried to clean his laptop of spyware and ran a couple of
anti-spyware programs. He chose to delete the material that the programs
found rather than quarantining them.

Now when his laptop boots he gets the welcome/login screen but no matter
which account he chooses the laptop attempts to sign-in but then signs out
and leaves you at the login screen again.

What's causing this?

Is there a way of fixing it short of reinstalling Windows (XP)?

Cheers.

Bobby

WTC
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
"Bobby" <bobby@aventuremail.com> wrote in message
news:3euvlrF555cnU1@individual.net...
> My friend tried to clean his laptop of spyware and ran a couple of
> anti-spyware programs. He chose to delete the material that the
> programs found rather than quarantining them.
>
> Now when his laptop boots he gets the welcome/login screen but no
> matter which account he chooses the laptop attempts to sign-in but
> then signs out and leaves you at the login screen again.
>
> What's causing this?
>
> Is there a way of fixing it short of reinstalling Windows (XP)?
>

Cause:
Some adaware programs may also remove or quarantine wsaupdater.exe
thinking
that it's harmful.

Fix:
1. Boot using your winxp cd.
2. Enter recovery console.
3. at the command prompt go to

C:/windows/system32

4. next type:

copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe

5. exit and reboot normally. You should now be able to logon. But you're
not
done yet!

6. run regedit

7. find the Userinit key in:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

8. modify the entry:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsaupdater.exe,

so that it reads:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\userinit.exe,

Note: Make sure the comma (,) is included at the end of userinit.exe

--
William

Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
This happened to one OC that I worked on. The hard drive still has spywares
and the only way to get the system to start past the "log-in" was to do a
repair re-install of XP on top of the installed ob. Then, do more spyware
removals.


"Bobby" <bobby@aventuremail.com> wrote in message
news:3euvlrF555cnU1@individual.net...
> My friend tried to clean his laptop of spyware and ran a couple of
> anti-spyware programs. He chose to delete the material that the programs
> found rather than quarantining them.
>
> Now when his laptop boots he gets the welcome/login screen but no matter
> which account he chooses the laptop attempts to sign-in but then signs out
> and leaves you at the login screen again.
>
> What's causing this?
>
> Is there a way of fixing it short of reinstalling Windows (XP)?
>
> Cheers.
>
> Bobby
>

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
From: "Yves Leclerc" <yleclercNOSPAM@maysys.com>

| This happened to one OC that I worked on. The hard drive still has spywares
| and the only way to get the system to start past the "log-in" was to do a
| repair re-install of XP on top of the installed ob. Then, do more spyware
| removals.

Look at WTC's reply. It looks *very* good.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Bobby wrote:

> My friend tried to clean his laptop of spyware and ran a couple of
> anti-spyware programs. He chose to delete the material that the programs
> found rather than quarantining them.
>
> Now when his laptop boots he gets the welcome/login screen but no matter
> which account he chooses the laptop attempts to sign-in but then signs out
> and leaves you at the login screen again.
>
> What's causing this?
>
> Is there a way of fixing it short of reinstalling Windows (XP)?
>
> Cheers.
>
> Bobby
>
>

See this link. It's a common after effect from removing spyware:
Unable to Log On To Windows XP After Removing wsaupdater.exe
http://www.lavasofthelp.com/articles/v6/04/06/0901.html

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


Log-in loop