Recovery Console & Registry Edit

April 28, 2011 at 12:29:08
Specs: Windows 7
I have Windows 7. When any user logs on they get a black screen. I think the problem is with the registry key:


The Userinit value data should be C:\Windows\System32\Userinit.exe,

but due to misreading a Microsoft recommended fix this value now reads:


I need to be able to edit this. I have used the Windows 7 installation disk to boot into the command prompt:

Administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe


I cannot get into my C drive and although I can get regedit to open and make changes I don't think it changes any thing on my machine. Am I suppose to load registry files from my machine into regedit?

Any help offered would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou.

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April 28, 2011 at 15:24:34
See here:

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April 28, 2011 at 18:06:17
I had already tried that and it didn't work.

I did manage to get into my C drive and was able to do a regedit of my machine and solve the problem.

Thankyou for your interest in my problem.

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April 28, 2011 at 20:13:07
Use installation disk to do a 'repair' and a system restore from there. Choose a restore point well before any fooling around with the registry was done and you should be fine.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 29, 2011 at 05:22:06
Glad to hear you fixed it and thx for popping back to let us know.

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