stuck in logon loop

Compaq / I dunno
January 15, 2009 at 16:13:27
Specs: XP, P4 2.4 1GB
HI
I recently had some virus\spyware problems so I ran a number of scans and now when I boot, it goes to the logon screen, and when I click on my name, it starts to logon, then immediately logs off again and I'm back to the logon screen.
I have tried in safe mode where I have my user name and the Admin user name and it does the same thing there as well.
I have researched the problem online and have found that it could be the result of the BlazeFind malware. I have tried the fixes that I have found online but none have worked.
I tried booting from the cd and going to Recovery Console where I then tried the "copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe" trick. This didn't work and I got the following message - 'the system cannot find the file specified'.
I tried regsvr32 /u "%Systemroot%\System32\omniband.dll" in Recovery console which didn't work - it actually said to do it by clicking Start, Run, CMD but I tried it from Recovery Console.
I have tried all the F8 options...safe mode, last known good etc.
I have tried a repair install of XP.
None of these have worked.

Does anybody have any other ideas?
Thanks in advance!


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#1
January 15, 2009 at 16:33:30
What happens when you try to do a repair install of XP ?

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#2
January 16, 2009 at 05:11:10
Logs off before fully logged on-
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...
Response Number 2 looks like a fix.

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#3
January 17, 2009 at 15:24:26
HI
When I do a repair install, it does the exact same thing when its' finished....I try to logon and it immediatley logs off.

I have tried the fix from response number 2 but I get this .. 'the system cannot find the file specified'

I have also tried recovery console chkdsk /r

thanks for your replies!


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#4
January 19, 2009 at 07:23:58
Try this one: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#5
January 19, 2009 at 07:30:21
Hi
Thanks for your replies.

I managed to get this fixed by copying the unerinit.exe file from the XP cd to the system32 directory from recovery console.
I rebooted and was back in action.

Thanks for your help!


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