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Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Author:
Soumitra Sengupta MVP
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SYMPTOMS
When you start your computer My Document appears at Start Up.
CAUSE
It happens if there is a registry change in the Userinit value.
RESOLUTION
1.Start>Run>Regedit>ok

2.Now navigate to the following key:-
HKEY_ LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Win­dows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

3.Look down the list in the Right Hand pane,scroll down to the value Userinit This value should read: C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe, (The comma at the end must also be there)

4.If the value is different from that mentioned above then Right Click on the Userinit value and, from the drop down menu, select Modify. Type in the value C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.e­xe,in the Modify dialogue box click OK

5.Exit the Registry.Restart your computer.
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Article ID: 555294 - Last Review: 04/23/2005 10:42:00 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1

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