I am getting a popup after I log on using my password "Userinit logon application has stopped working" . When you click on the" close program" button you get a black screen. I have no access to any menus, ctrl alt del brings up the task manager.
The processes running are:
I have tried:
1.Restart in safe mode (No luck)
2.Restore to prev point before the last Windows Update(After which the error started) using Vista DVD (Same error)
3. Swopping Hard drives (I use the EZ Backup option on my asus motherboard that keeps an exact copy of my hard drive. The other hard drive gives the same error )
4. The only other similar error I could find was http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/929825/en-us
, I accessed the registry via the start new task function and the entries referred to in the registry from the above solution are all there.
5. I have removed the hard drive and scanned it using another pc with Norton 360. The scan found no viruses or malware.
I do not want to reinstall vista and all my other programs as this will take me forever with all the online updates. And i am not sure this error will not happen again once I reach the same windows update.
Please give me some ideas.