View Full Version : userinit.exe failed to initialize

29-05-2008, 03:11 PM
HP Notebook dv5000
Windows XP Home
select a user
get an error "Application failed to initialize properly" oxc0000005

after the error, the desktop background is visable but no icons, nothing
can only access programs through Ctrl, Alt, Delete

Internet offers a variety of suggestions,
I was hoping for something more concrete.

how do I repair this? please.


running Avast as we speak! So far one infection.

29-05-2008, 03:44 PM
Looks like this was due to infections.
Avast has discovered 3 infections so far.

I don't know how to withdraw a thread.
So I'll just sign off this.

29-05-2008, 03:49 PM
I think you should run Avast, hopefully it will remove 3 or so infections that may be causing that error.


Glad you got it sorted.

kahawai chaser
29-05-2008, 04:15 PM
I repaired my mate's laptop the other day with the same error. The registry keys and associated files (userinit in windows/system32) was corrupted due to spyware intrusion. In the end we used the hidden recovery program on the laptop hard drive. Maybe read my latest post (http://pcsourcepoint.blogspot.com/2008/05/user-log-in-registry-corruption-error.html) in my blog for possible solutions/ideas/links, etc...

However, if you open windows task manager, then new task and open a folder from there - e.g. my documents you might be able to get in, but some system/applicaton programs won't open...