Can't get into repair console???

Sony / Pcv-rx752(uc)
May 5, 2009 at 12:43:04
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.018 GHz / 1023 MB
Hi, I removed lots of spyware from a PC and when it rebooted it would log-on and then log off immediately (saving the settings) I googled and found some repairs can be done in the repair console. But the trouble is, I can only type one letter (it won't allow any more) when It asks me which drive I want.
It is C:\Windows

Is there any way to access the repair console or is there a way using command prompt in the safe mode?

Safemode just hangs forever on gagp30kx.sys for hrs and the person that owns the PC never backed up their data.
Can anyone help me with this?

I know I can slave the drive and get all the files off, but they have some stuff on their PC that I don't know the extension to and it's really important files. I really don't want to reformat the drive if I don't have to,
Thanks

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#1
May 5, 2009 at 14:44:05
... found this for "keeps logging off"...last resort (untested)

... try this
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\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\
8. modify the entry:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsaupdater.exe
so that it reads:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\userinit.exe
***********************************************************************
... Windows SA replaces userinit.exe used in logon with its own wsaupdater.exe. But uninstalling doesn't revert it back.

... 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

******

C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsaupdater.exe,

so that it reads:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\userinit.exe,

Make sure you have the comma!

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#2
May 5, 2009 at 15:45:24
Ok, I got into the recovery console and the commands didn't work, so That is not good.
I am at the point of logging on and it logs off immediately. I've tried many solutions already, I'm thinking the userinit.exe file is missing, but I can't figure out how to extract and replace the file in the recovery console

Thanks Mavis, I tried the copying thing and it just kept saying wrong command. I did the spaces, etc....this is really starting to get to me! LOL


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#3
May 6, 2009 at 08:32:12
... guess you did navigate to C:\ drive

... then... cd windows\system32 [ENTER]

... then... copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe [ENTER]

***********************************************************************
... I do tend to copy n paste stuff thinking there's a fix

... esp when I'm in a rush.....

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#4
May 7, 2009 at 17:20:08
I finally found some good commands to insert the userinit.exe file that was missing, The pc is running fine again, thanks for your help.

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