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April 20, 2009 at 05:58:19
Specs: Windows XP
Whenever I logon to Windows XP, whether as an administrator or a limited account, as soon as the desktop background appears I am immediately told that Windows is logging off and saving my settings.
I cannot access using safe mode with this problem.
Essentially, whenever I try to logon normally I am spat back out to the welcome screen or logon screen.

I would like to either repair this issue , or re install XP Home ed.
the problem is don't want to take the risk to loose all my files in My documents folder.

can someone help me fix the issue from the repair console ?
or tell me how to copy my document folder to my secondary hard drive ?

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April 20, 2009 at 06:40:25
"...as soon as the desktop background appears I am immediately told that Windows is logging off and saving my settings...."

Are you getting any message besides that you're not mentioning, or no message at all?

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April 20, 2009 at 06:52:48
I am not getting any other messages, it just tells me that its loggin on, my wallpaper opens up for a second and then immediately goes off replaced by the logging off and saving my settings message under my user name.

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April 20, 2009 at 08:07:51
Google for something similar to windows log off as soon as I log on. Google will return with many hits.


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April 20, 2009 at 11:18:46
I had a problem like what you describe. I did this:
Place your XP CD in and navigate to the Recovery Console.
Change the C:\Windows prompt to: C:\Windows\System32 and copy userinit.exe to wsaupdater.exe

Reboot into Safe Mode and modify:

change userinit in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon from wsaupdater.exe, to userinit.exe,

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April 20, 2009 at 12:58:35
copy userinit.exe to wsaupdater.exe

How do you copy one file to another?

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
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April 20, 2009 at 14:05:16
See this for the proper directions:

What dippncope suggested worked for him, but it won't work for you unless you used Adaware and it removed the spyware wsaupdater.exe.
On the other hand doing that won't do any harm.

There are many different things that can cause your problem.
It doesn't happen spontaneously - something caused it.

Was there some software you installed or updated, or software that did an automatic update such as Automatic Update or anti-malware software, or did you remove something with anti-malware software, just before your problem started to happen?

With that in mind, XpUser's suggestion is more likely to find you a solution.

I'm not 100% sure, but you MIGHT be able to fix this problem by running what many call a "Repair install" of Windows procedure, what I prefer to call a "Repair Setup" of Windows procedure, which won't delete the data you have added including the contents of My Documents, however if anything goes wrong during that and the procedure can't finish Setup, your personal data will still be there but Windows may not work.

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