Can't get past the Log-In screen

Discussion in 'Acer Aspire One' started by capt-killjoy, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. capt-killjoy


    Apr 25, 2011
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    My Acer Netbook will boot up just fine, but when it goes to the log in screen for Windows, I click on my name (as user) and it immediately logs me back off. Is there any way to get through this screen so I can once again use my netbook? I have already tried starting in safe mode, using last known good configuration, etc., etc., etc. Nothing works. I click on my user name to log in, it says it is loading my settings, etc., and then it saves my settings and logs me right back off. VERY FRUSTRATING. Anybody out there got any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is there any way to 'force' a complete recovery without entering the windows screen? Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give.
    capt-killjoy, Apr 25, 2011
  2. capt-killjoy

    elPaulio Moderator

    Dec 14, 2009
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    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Hi there,

    Have had a google around and found the following which should work nicely!
    It looks very much like you have got yourself some virus/spyware/malware on the machine so be careful once you do get back in and make sure you have a blank usb stick with an up to date copy of anti-virus and MalwareBytes to clean your machine once you get back in!

    The speel goes like this:

    Edit these values and type the correct path of shell :

    Shell = explorer.exe

    NOTE: These files may also be deleted by spywares. You may need to extract them using Windows CD.

    Steps for rectifying this problem:

    Log on to a networked computer.
    Run Regedit.exe
    Point your cursor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Select File > Connect Remote Registry
    Type computer name (infected computer)
    Navigate to the following location in registry of destination or infected computer

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Edit these two values in right pane:


    Change these two values to
    Userinit = x:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
    Exit from Registry
    Restart Infected computer.
    You should be able to log on to computer.
    if it not work then go to back steps and just copy orwrite the file userinit.exe

    Give the above a try if you have access to a networked machine.

    Hope that helps you


    Paul :ugeek:
    elPaulio, Apr 25, 2011
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