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Trouble navigating through registry editor.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:41 am
Hey guys, I am having the problem explained here
How exactly do I "navigate to the Userinit key"?
Thanks in advance
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:08 am
Use Offline password and registry editor on UBCD to edit or view the registry.
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:31 am
Yeah I will get that far but then locating that file is where I get lost
Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:56 am
Run the registry editor of Offline password and registry editor.
Look at: http://www.governmentsecurity.org/artic ... torial.php
to see which hive file you need to load.
I your case you need to view HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit
, which is located in the %systemroot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE
I just searched a little bit on the internet to find it
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:22 am
Thank you for your time and patience, this is really confusing for me
but I'm not exactly sure how to even navigate that far, I pressed enter a few times to get past the first few questions then I press 9 to get to the registry editor, at least I'm guessing that's where I need to be to do all this. Sorry that It's taking me so long to understand all this!
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:20 am
Select the right hard drive.
Select which part of the registry to load, ...:
9 Registry editor, now with full write support.
What to do?  -> 9
> cd Microsoft
\Microsoft> cd Windows NT
\Microsoft\Windows NT> cd CurrentVersion
\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion> cd Winlogon
(..)\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon> cat Userinit
Value <Userinit> of type REG_SZ, data length 68 [0x44]
If the value of Userinit didn't change, you just have to replace the file 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe' with a virus free copy (recovery console).
If it did change from name
You can type
to set the value to:
Press ? if you need any help for the commands.
will display subkeys & values
will show the value of a key
allows you to edit a value of a key
will change the current key (cd .. will bring you back a level higher)
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:33 pm
Thanks a TON!