Hi. I have an older version of virus scan (4.5.1, I think). It's at least 3-4 years old. I had a nasty bout with something called Windows Defender, that, quite frankly, my Mcafee product could not take care of. I loaded Malwarbytes and it took care of it. I then decided to re-scan my disk with Macafee, just to be sure.
My system is a dual boot system (I use System Commander to manage the OS booting options). So, I have two instances of Windows XP, on two different partitions. Here is my problem: The problem with System Defender (which Malware removed) was on my second partition. I booted into my 1st partition, and asked Mcafee to scan my 2nd partition that I made visible to the first partition. It found MANY problems, and I set the default to "delete." Now I can no longer login into WinXP on the second partition: it logs me on/logs me off immediately. There are a number of posts on the web for how to get around this problem. In essence, they suggest restoring a file called "system userinit.exe" to the \system32 sub-directory. I did verify that it is gone )(restoring did not help). I also verified that there are roughly320 executable files that are no longer listed under my system32 directory on the partition that I'm unable to login to. The good news is that I should be able to easily replace every, single one from the working partition.
Here is my issue/question: When I look through my log file (attached) I see pointers that show userinit.exe, but the location is underneath something called: windows service packes. I'm 99% sure the McAfee virus scan deleted all of these programs under system32 off of the windows directory, but the login file does not say anything about those, specific files. Why? Is there some other log file I should have? Is the reason why it is not a good idea to scan a mounted drive with an OS (like WinXP) loaded on it when not booted into that actual OS on that partition? Clearly there must be. What should I do to recover, other than re-load Winxp (risky, as I say, this is a multiple boot OS....and I don't want to screw up the partition that does work!)
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