I started reading knight_beat
’s original query and saw UserInit and Windows XP and immediately thought hmm we have a Windows query here. But then I read on and saw chntpw and thought that doesn’t sound like a Windows program and nk and ed didn’t sound like Windows commands. When I reached the last paragraph and saw man mentioned I thought OK he’s talking about a Linux program. But I double-checked by looking at the page itself and saw “This manual page was written by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Peña <email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others)”
, which definitely confirmed it was a Linux program.
Um, isn't it a teeny bit harsh - to say nothing of not being very welcoming - to find fault with a new member simply because of the order in which he placed his words. Give him a chance to get settled in first. After all, his question was fairly short and it didn’t take very long to read through to the end to get the full gist of what he was on about.
If you’re still lurking and reading this I was wondering whether you have an XP installation disc, as I have come across various websites which mention using one to reinstate UserInit. See as one example http://www.ehow.com/how_6914988_extract ... t-exe.html
However, you need to be aware of the warning at the end of the article about different service packs having different versions of userinit.exe. So if you have an XP service pack 2 disc it probably won’t work if you have upgraded your OS to service pack 3.