Windows boot up problem

  Mark-293923 22:51 11 Mar 05
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Hi, I'm having a problem starting my Windows Me. PC. It goes through the setup up as normal, up to the point when the Millennium logo appears then it stops on C:\ windows\wininit.exe. With a line of different characters underneath. I've tried from a floppy startup disk and from safe mode, but no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks Mark

  THE TERMINATOR 23:06 11 Mar 05

Use the start up floppy to boot to command prompt with cd support(this will be drive D:) and reinstall windows ME from the cd(enter setup.exe & press enter)....TT

  Mark-293923 23:17 11 Mar 05

Cd Drive wont work.
Any other Ideas? apart from a new CD Drive!

Thanks anyway for the reply.

  THE TERMINATOR 23:24 11 Mar 05

Press F8 at bootup and choose "last known good configuration"

  THE TERMINATOR 23:26 11 Mar 05

Am I right in saying your cd drive is broke or the floppy startup disk doesn't work?

  rasalom 23:32 11 Mar 05

wininit.exe is a trojan.

when the computer stops if you hit enter does it then continue to boot as normal?

if so and you have a spyware removal program installed then what has probably happened is that the spyware has quarantined the wininit file but has left other reference to this file on your computer.

go to click here
for information on how to remove this trojan

  Mark-293923 23:34 11 Mar 05

CD Drive doesn't appear to work, but the floppy is ok, as I can boot to the command prompt.

I've pressed F8 AND i've got a choice of 6 options
1.Normal
2.Logged (\bootlog.txt)
3.Safe Mode.
4.step by step confirmation
5.Command prompt only
6.Safe mode command prompt only.

  Mark-293923 23:36 11 Mar 05

No!

  THE TERMINATOR 23:40 11 Mar 05

Get to command prompt and enter C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

  Mark-293923 23:55 11 Mar 05

Sorry - no luck "bad command or file name"

  THE TERMINATOR 00:04 12 Mar 05

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

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