troubleshooting Question

userinit.exe corrupted

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Joe RudFlag for United States of America asked on
Anti-Virus AppsWindows XP
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Windows XP Pro XP3
I believe the userinit.exe file on a laptop I'm working on has been corrupted.

Symptom:
When logging in normal mode, after entering credentials, computer logs on then off very quickly (before getting desktop).

What I've done:
Scanned with: Malwarebytes, VundoFix, Combofix, CA Antivirus, Spybot S&D.  
Booted to recovery console and did the copy userinit.exe wsaupadater.exe commande (as found in other forums).   When I go to registry, to do this step:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ WindowsNT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon
In the right-pane, change the value of Userinit to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,"  ....it's already set that way.  So I'm not certain if I'm copying that correctly, or what...?

Fortunately, I can boot into safemode to work within Windows.
HJT logfile included for your enjoyment.
hijackthis.log
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