WININIT.EXE

  sniffey 13:12 13 Sep 2005
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On start up the other day I got a black screen with flashing cursor and the words WININIT.EXE: Missing unable to load. Press any key to continue, which I did. My display looked as if it was in start up mode but after playing around with graphic driver I got this sorted. I checked in the helpdesk about WININIT.EXE only to discover that It is a virus. Don't know how I got it as my virus scanner is up to date. Some solutions seem to be use the windows me start up disc and reload file. Problem is I have no Windows ME disc. Where can I get this file and can I use my computer without it. Also I get a line after start-up saying Windows cannot find '/P'. What is '/P' and does this have anything to do with my first problem. Thanks in advance. Sniffey

  Totally-braindead 13:19 13 Sep 2005

May help to know which antivirus program you use.

  VoG II 18:50 13 Sep 2005

Start, Run, type

msconfig

and click OK.

Look for WININIT.EXE and /P on the Startup tab and untick them.

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