June 3rd, 2004, 20:02 PM
XP attempts login then logs out
After a adaware scan i can't log in anymore in windows XP (all modes + restore). I receive the login screen and when I log in XP attemps to login and then immediately logs out. I can doing anything. Any ideas or reasons of this ??
June 3rd, 2004, 20:12 PM
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del twice at the login screen and then enter the account name as Administrator and leave the password box blank.
If it logs you in you can then run system restore and rollback to a point before the problem started.
Last edited by Reverend; June 3rd, 2004 at 20:14 PM.
June 3rd, 2004, 20:15 PM
It's the same result with the administrator account.
June 3rd, 2004, 20:53 PM
Old and Cranky
There is something running round the NET right now that is causing this. Haven't nailed down exactly what yet, spyware, virus or what...but the only fix I have seen at this point is a clean reinstall.
Do you get a message that says "Loading your personal settings", then it changes to "Saving your personal settings" then drops back to the user name screen?
June 3rd, 2004, 21:33 PM
Yes I get the messages "Loading your personal settings", then it changes to "Saving your personal settings" then drops back to the user name.
June 4th, 2004, 04:54 AM
my brother had that last year
i think we did a repair install and that did the trick
please try that first
remember you DO NOT want to format
format will delete all your files
do the repair installation
(not recovery console)
June 4th, 2004, 12:03 PM
Old and Cranky
If you try the repair please let us know what happens.
June 4th, 2004, 22:20 PM
I've got a version of xp (maybe oem) with no possibility of repair.
So I try the method found on next webpage:
It's long but shorter than a full reinstall and IT WORKS !!!!
Thx Charlie White and the people of this forum
June 7th, 2004, 15:07 PM
This souns like precisely the same problem I am having right now. Is there any other option than a new install cos I can't find my boot disk?
And where does this come from? Any way of protecting against it in future i.e. watch out for.....don't use......etc?
June 8th, 2004, 22:56 PM
I've also got the error
Muy XP Pro got the same " sickness " as Bijornes XP, logging me out when I should be loggin in. Saturday I used Ad-Aware and it happend right after it finished. I tried to find the error but after wasting hours in vain trying to get it to work, I began to loose my patience and tried to do a Repair install.
I Booted from the XP install CD and this is was what happend. ..
1st. it check the hardware
2nd. ask if you want to load Raid drivere ( or something )
3rd. a message saying " Press F2 to run automated System Restore "
4th. This very strange message appeared ............
" Insert The Disk labeled Windows XP Professionel Servicepack 1 CD into Drive A "
When I didn't do that the installation stopped.
I also tried the option " last known good working configuration " but I got the " Blue Screen af Death " with this STOP error ..
0x0000008E ( 0xC0000005, 0x8059231E, 0xF84B9BAC, 0x00000000 )
( there's no mention of a file which causes the error )
I've never come across such an error before, and feel a bit lost. The obviously solution would be to Format the XP partition and do a clean install, but just the thought of having to install and setup all my programs again from scratch, makes me tired.
I've checked several Tech Boards today to see if sombody other than me, have got the error. I found a couple but no solution to fix it and some of them also mentioned that the error came right after using Ad-aware,
I'm convinced the breakdown, has something to do with Ad-Aware.
I've never come across such an error before, and feel a bit lost. The obviously solution would be to Format the XP partition and do a clean install, but just the thought of having to install and setup all the programs from scratch again, makes me tired.
I'm not sure if I have misunderstood you, but You wrote that you have used the guide from Charlie White and it works. I can't see how you could get it to work, when in an earlier post you said XP wouldn't Boot in any mode.
Could you please Post and tell me how you got it to work and if you had to install your programs again, or if you were so lucky, that your settings wasn't deleted.
Sadly I don't think I can use the guide, because I haven't had Systen restore enabled for ½ year, so I don't have any files to restore.
I'm hoping someone can come up with an Idea, so I can get the Repair installation to work and keep all my settings.
By for now
June 10th, 2004, 05:19 AM
Found a fix on the lavasoft site...the people who bring us ad-aware.....
Boot from win xp and go to recovery module...at the recovery prompt
type 'cd system 32' and the directory should now be
type 'copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe'
1 file copied
Now , just reboot, and wait while ad-aware finishes what it was doing.
Hope this helps...I know I'm relieved to have my machine back.
June 10th, 2004, 16:14 PM
Old and Cranky
Could you please include a link to the fix from the Lavasoft site?
Excellent find BTW...Lots of people on the web having this same problem.
Last edited by rik; June 11th, 2004 at 12:09 PM.
Reason: cause I'm a stoop
June 11th, 2004, 09:11 AM
i found this forum link on the site and it describing the precise problem i am having. Just reading through so don't know the outcome yet.
Not sure if this is the only thread about it though.
June 12th, 2004, 21:37 PM
I went back to the Lavasoft site and they now have a knowledge base article.
The link is
Hope this helps.
On another note, does anyone know how to find the topic # of a Lavasoft thread when you are in the thread? I find Lavasoft's search engine hard to use.
June 20th, 2004, 15:34 PM
Will this still work if ad-aware is not installed on the computer that is having this problem? I'm having this problem (because I uninstalled Windows Search Assist I'm now assuming).
Originally Posted by furboi