System 32 Folder Opens When loging on to Windows XP Pro :-(

Posted on 2004-09-24
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
tried Microsoft articles 170086 and 177510, no help. Any idea?
Question by:Landlord
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ID: 12144208
Hello Landlord =)

Download this registry file and run it !!

System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot (Line 260)

System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows


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ID: 12144362
"This script cannot repair your issue. The expected Registry value was not found" - this is what i get from the script at

As for . I tried it before, no use...
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ID: 12144418
hmmmmmm ok do this,,,, Download HijackThis v1.98.2 from here, run it and Save the LOG file:

Then Post that log at this site >>
Have it analysed, and post back if it finds any Nasty entry, or check urself if any entry related to System32 folder is present there,,,,, dont try to Fix anything urself if u are not sure abt it though :)
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ID: 12145457
I have an easier soultion!!!!

1)      Boot to the recovery console
2)      CD c:\windows\system32
3)      Copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe  (You may receive a file not found error, just ignore this.)
4)      Reboot to safe mode and log in as Administrator
5)      Edit the following registry key

HKEY-LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Change the userinit value "c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,”

The value will probably read something like this:  "c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe, c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,”


6)      Reboot

Expert Comment

ID: 12150025
I had come across an issue in which Creative Labs Audigy 2 Sound Card causing this kind of issue. (found in dell support site)

You can try downloading and updating this file if you have this kind of sound card.

Filename: R75304.EXE


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ID: 12152295
have a read at this please 

or check on this site there is registry fix for it i have never try it but i hear it works

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ID: 12152317
sorry SheharyaarSaahil  I did not realize you have already post this
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by:Paul S
ID: 12155893
have you scanned for viruses and malware? read here for help on that:

have you checkout all of your start-up items? goto Start Menu > Run > Type "msconfig"

choose the start-up tab.

Hijackthis might be better so you can post a log and let us look at it.

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