Windows XP Logs Off As Soon As you Log In

Irritating? Here’s why:

Windows SA replaces userinit.exe used in logon with its own wsaupdater.exe. But uninstalling doesn’t revert it back. Some ad-aware programs may also remove or quarantine wsaupdater.exe thinking that it’s harmful.

Here’s the fix:

1. Boot using your Windows XP disc.
2. Enter Recovery Console.
3. At the ‘command prompt’ go to C:/windows/system32
4. Next type the command: 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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
8. Modify the entry:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsaupdater.exe, (DO NOT FORGET THE COMMA ü)
So that it reads:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\userinit.exe, (DO NOT FORGET THE COMMA ü)

Hope this helps! 😉

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