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Windows Xp Logon Loop

Q: Windows Xp Logon Loop

whenever i logon on to any user acct. windows logs me off,even adminstrator in safe mode.i"ve tried rebooting,recovery console and a few other things but nothing gets me back on the computer, i've seen a few articles that come close to helping but so far no luck. i have windows xp media center edition sp2. i am new to this site and any help would be great .

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A: Windows Xp Logon Loop

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, sre7142.Have you installed any new hardware?

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I have an IBM Thinkpad 600X running Windows XP. After a few freezes in which I had to turn off the computer manually, my user account might have been corrupted. When I logon, the wallpaper appears without the desktop. After awhile, the account logs off. Any subsequent attempt to logon using this account or another account results in immediate logoff message (saving user setting). Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows XP Logon Logoff Loop

are you able to log in under safe mode?
if you are, try system restore and or a virus scan

post back

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Alright so I have windows xp pro 2007 on my dell laptop. I have the logon logoff loop problem that I think was caused by the win 32 virus (mccafee was reporting it before the loop started). I have my xp installation cd, but it will not load when I start the computer. I even modified the BIOS to make the cd drive start first but that hasn't helped. I just need to access the cd so I can reinstall windows. Please help, thank you.

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Can you start in safe mode? If so, whatever computer you're using to post here, downlad Dr WEb CureIt and run it in safe mode on your computer. It will run from a usb memory stick and should clean the infection.


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We have several Windows 8 pc's connecting to a Windows 2003 Domain.
If a user on Windows 8 has the option "The user must change password at next logon" ticked in ADUC when logging on, they Windows asks the user to change his/her password as it has expired (which is correct) however when you enter in the new password
you just go back to the screen where Windows tells you your password has expired and needs to change again. You get stuck in this loop indefinitely.

If the user changes his/her password without the tick in the "The user must change password at next logon" option, then the user can change his password without a problem.
This is not happening on our Windows 7 or Windows XP machines

Please can someone assist

A:Windows 8 Password must be changed at next logon loop

Just try to change Password of problematic user account on another computer without such issue or OWA.

Compare the difference between these computer.
You can also try to remove the problematic user account from the AD, and re-add to check the results
Any update, please come back here.

Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro that came with Windows 8.1 installed. I done went and upgraded to Windows 10, and now I can't get past the logon screen. I put in my password, it says Welcome, and then loops back to the logon screen. This happened to my laptop, but going in through Safe Mode seemed to have fixed that issue.
I can't get the tablet into Safe Mode, though, to complete the process. I'm guessing BitLocker was activated by default from the factory? I don't have the key to get past the BitLocker screen, so I can't really do anything.
I made a bootable Windows 10 flash drive to use with an OTG cable, but when it loads into the setup, all input seems to be negated so I can't even run through the setup process to repair startup. My bluetooth keyboard was used by a friend, so I can't re-pair it with the tablet since I can't get into Windows, and I can't exactly use a physical keyboard while also using the flash drive, and the touch doesn't work. The keyboard has a USB port, and I tried to chain them in order to use both, but it just makes device fritz out.
What are my options, here? I don't care if I lose everything on it, I just want it to be usable at this point.

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The website Bungie.net has the ability to link xbox live gamertags and Halo(developed by bungie) game stats using a Windows LIVE ID.

I signed in with my LIVE ID and checked the option box to remember my user information letting me skip the step of logging in every time i revisit bungie.net.
The problem is when visiting bungie.net it redirects to login.live.com then sends the user back to bungie.net logged on to their LIVE ID, but when I'm redirected to login.live.com it gets stuck in a loop reloading itself every second and never redirecting to bungie.net.

However opening bungie.net in a private tab works because user preferences are not saved allowing me to access bungie.net unlogged in. Although this works it is an unfavorable amount of extra steps to access the website.

Does anyone know what might cause this loop and how it can be undone? I can't be the only person using the Opera browser and viewing the bungie website.

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I have my cousins laptop - Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop - Model: PP41L, With Windows Vista Basic, abd am having issues...

Laptop reboots at the Windows Logon Screen when trying to log into windows. I can log into Windows through Safe mode (and with networking).

Been trying to get an error message off laptop, through BSOD, but reboots too quick to grab.

Have asked a mate and he has said that it refers to video drivers.

Logged into Safe Mode with networking, and tried to download drivers from Dell website, but errors come up with download half way through...

Tried to also re-install windows, using the dell re-installation disc, but unable to see DVD Drive...

Are you able to assist?



A:BSOD & restart loop at windows logon screen - Vista Home Basic

Try to Start in Safe Mode, once it does, Right click on My Computer Select Properties, then on the left pane select Advanced System Settings

Select the 3rd Settings option under Start-up & recovery.
Uncheck Automatically Restart

This wont help you in anyway to get rid of the issue but will buy you time to note down the BSOD error.

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my XP Pro pc boots up to the welcome, logon screen ... I put in Administrator and password and it starts to log on, then immediately logs off again. I do not see any errors, although the screen flickers quickly as though it is attempting to load something, before it returns to welcome screen again.
I can not boot into safe mode, same problem ... and have tried various solutions concerning replacing userinit.exe which I found in other forums.
I am still stuck and am hoping someone may have solution for me.
I do know that sometime in past day or so, the other user informed me
that he found process running which when gogled was listed as a trojan, then deleted file and registry entry. Unfortunately he doe snot seem to remember then name of the file he removed.
Can anyone somehow magically point me in the right direction for this ?

A:logon loop can not logon

Hi path2u and welcome to TSF !

Have you tried "last known good config" from the same menu with safe mode ?

Do you have a retail XP install disk or some recovery disks ?

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Can anyone tell me how to fix a problem like this:

I boot WinXP SP2 and click my user at the welcome screen,
Windows begins to load my settings and then for a second I see my desktop before it logs me off and takes me back to the welcome screen. No matter what I try I can't get out of this loop. It will boot in safe mode and I have tried using system restore with 2 differen't restore points. I also reinstalled WinXP (repair option) and still I can not log on.

Any ideas or help would be GREATLY appreciated.

A:Logon loop

I guess at this point a format and reinstall would be the best option, would you agree?

Unless you want to continue chasing this problem...

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Logon - loads settings - desktop screen and xp sound, no icons - back to logon saves setting.

Can't get in with safe mode, same problem.
Ran kasperky and deleted virus(s)

Tried system recovery without any luck.

Installed another copy of windows in a different directory.
Copied userinit.exe to wsaupdater.exe in orginal windows.

can't edit original windows register to see if changing the
userinit to c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe

ideas ?

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See if using this web site help fix your problem:

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Calling all experts:

I'm stuck in a logon/logoff loop in WinXP. After researching the forums, I followed the advice given on Lavasoft's Knowledge Base Article 04060901 (http://www.lavasofthelp.com/articles/v6/04/06/0901.html) but to no avail. Then I tried the advice given on Microsoft KB Article 310396(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310396/) but now upon re-boot I get the following BSOD message:
"STOP: C0000269 {illegal system dll relocation} The system DLL Kernel32.dll was relocated in memory. The application will not run properly. The relocation ocurred because the DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\GDI32.dll occupied an address range reserved for windows system dlls. The vendor supplying the dll sho%s%"

Curiously, I had not run Ad-Aware for 5 or so days when I got stuck in the loop but did use the computer in those 5 days. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


A:Logon Logoff Loop in XP

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I am having problems logging into my WindowsXP Home Edition computer. I think the problem happened after Adaware found and removed BlazeFind. I did the following as was mentioned elsewhere on this site:

Here is the solution to the logon - logoff issue in Windows XP.

Enter the Recovery Console

Boot the system using the Windows XP CD-ROM. In the first screen when the Setup begins, read the instructions press "R" (in the first screen) enter the Recovery Console. Type-in the built-in Administrator password to enter the Console. You'll see the prompt reading C:\Windows (Or any other drive-letter where you've installed XP)

Type the following command and press Enter.

(If that does not work, try CHDIR SYSTEM32)


Quit Recovery Console by typing EXIT and restart Windows.

You'll be able to login successfully as you've created the wsaupdater.exe file (now, a copy of userinit.exe)

Now, change the USERINIT value in the registry. Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT. Navigate to:


In the right-pane, change the value of Userinit to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,"

Type the above value exactly as given, including the comma - exclude the quotes. Also, change the path to userinit.exe appropriately, if Windows is installed in a different drive.

After doing this successfully, and then restarting the computer again, I was no l... Read more

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Hi,For my sins, I have a 3-year-old Acer Aspire 5315 laptop with Vista Home Basic.I had a virus earlier this year, and getting rid of said virus seems to have had the result of slowly but steadily destablalising the whole system to the point at which I resorted to uninstalling Service Pack 2 as a troubleshooting step. Since doing this, I have been unable to get past the Windows login screen at all: I get the usual choice between the two user accounts on the computer, and whichever one I click on the screen will go blank for a few seconds (leaving only the mouse pointer), and it will then return to the login screen. Repeat ad infinitum.Ideally I would like to get Vista up and running again as it was, including access to all my existing files and programs. However, as it's an inexpensive laptop, I don't have a Vista install DVD, and the Acer 'Restore' DVD I have only has the option to wipe the slate clean and restore the computer to its factory state. This option is far from ideal as, due to the unexpected nature of the issue, I don't have an up-to-date backup of my stuff.I've tried the following things to fix the issue, all of which have had no effect:- Starting in Safe Mode- Last Known Good Configuration- Various functions of the Vista Recovery Environment (booted from a separate CD): System Restore, Startup Repair, chkdsk, fixboot etc.The thread I (fruitlessly) started on Microsoft Answers here gives details of what has happened when I've tried th... Read more

A:Infinite logon loop

Get into recovery console and run these commands

cd c:\WINDOWS\WinSxS

del pending.xml

Restart your PC

You should boot into Windows now

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When I try to logon to the Windows 2003 SBS server I enter the username and password anr the system logs on but then goes back to the logon window. I can not get to the desktop. This server was setup without a second account so I can't try that. It does the same think in safe mode and with remote desktop logons. The clients can logon and use the server without problems. Any suggestions would be helpfull.


A:2003 SBS Logon loop

Please don't post duplicate threads, you already have one on this topic here: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/688623-2003-sbs-logon-loop.html

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I have a Windows 2003 SBS running as a domain server for 5 computers. It was working fine then one day it was rebooted. Now when I try to logon I enter the correct user name and password, it accepts it then comes back up to the Control-alt-delete window to logon again. It is logged on but it will not take me to the desktop.

The workstations can logon and use the programs and files without problem. I have tried to logon with remote desktop and the same loop happens.

Any suggestions would be helpfull.


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hi all,
i tried to run bit defender. malfunctioned. had to stop in the middle.
windows restarted. user (me) am the admin with no psw. instead of win welcome screen and listing all names, asked me to enter psw. i entered none and xp started to logging me off and back on, asking for psw again. started in safe mode. went into a blank screen and nothing would show up. did a repair install. seems to be ok. but many programs are missing their familiar icon. when i click, for example on avg, ewido, or any other program, it says windows can't find the path or the file or you do not have appropriate permission to access them. can somebody please tell me how i can run these and hundred other programs?

A:strange loop in xp logon

do you have your xp cd?
repair install

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I am using Windows XP Professional with SP 3. When I logoff the PC, I get an automatic
logon. I must disconnect the power source plug so that the PC does not log back on. Can anyone help me resolve the problem.

This is relatively new problem.

A:logoff and logon loop

Sounds like a registry issue. My problem is the opposite: after I log in I'm immediately logged off. I booted with ERD Commander 2005 to have a look at my registry and saw in HKLM~Software~Microsoft~Windows NT~Winlogon some spurious entries I had to fix which pointed to my temp directory.

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I am using a Toshiba protege M200 tablet. The system is in a logoff loop. I have tried everything. Nothing seems to work. I am able to boot into safe mode but not safe mode with networking so i use another pc to search the web for resources and downloads.These are some of the steps i have tried so far:1. Ive checked the registry for userinit,exe. which is present2. I have tried using the recovery disc which came with the tablet but this also doesnt work.3. I used the Ultimate boot disk to partition the drive. this also doesnt work.Also i do not have a windows xp installation disc. Hopefully there is a way to repair without this.whnever i boot without safe mode it sometimes will make it to the desktop before it loops again or sometimes i get an error stating the operating is not completely installed.Any help would be appreicated since i have searched all over for an answer.Thank you


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Hi there,

I am requesting help with the logon-logoff problem when starting up windows XP.

These are some things that I tried

-Recovery console chkdsk (no problems found)

-Access registry (cannot login in ANY mode)

-copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe (file not found)

-cd system32\config
ren software software.old
copy C:\windows\repair\software (does not work)

-repair with windows boot cd (does not work)

-deleted all virus related files through recovery console (done)

Here is my theory of what happened:

Kaspersky found a virus embedded in userinit.exe and most likely deleted the file causing failure to logon to windows correctly. Repairing with windows cd does not work either. Is there any way to access avpdos from recovery console? (Theory is to restore file)


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ok hear i am again computer will not let me in logon goes to screensaver then goes back to login page stuck in loop have tried safe mode same thing have tried reloading xp same thing please could somebody help even if I could unlock so that I can network all the files off the pc onto my laptop then reformat drive.
tried going in as administrator still does not work

A:logon - logoff loop

I have had this before.

The only way I could solve it was by putting the hard disk of the machine in to another PC as a slave, then editting the registry using regedt32 and replacing the line mention userinit.

however have a look here for a number of possible solutions:


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Okay, I have Windows XP Home Edition. I keep getting the logon-logoff runaround. I tried booting in Safe Mode, same thing happens. I CANNOT get past the blue "welcome" login screen. In addition, I cannot boot from my XP disc...it won't read. Most of my research online has suggested downloading software, getting to the 'START' menu, etc. But I CANNOT GET PAST THE BLUE WELCOME LOGIN SCREEN. Any ideas????

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I've never seen a problem like this before. My computer starts up normally. It always just autologs on since I'm the only one using my windows xp computer. However, before anything can be displayed it immediatley logs off to the logon screen. I click my username and start the login process (i have no password) and before even switching to my wallpaper or anything it says stuff like logging out and saving your settings. Now here's the thing. I tried booting in safe mode too and the same infinite logon loop occured to, even with the default administrator account. The last thing I remember doing before this happened is I was playing City of Heroes when it crashed forcing me to restart my computer. This happens occasionally in certain programs but I've never had anything like this happen before. I tried unplugging my keyboard, mouse, usb devices, ethernet cable, no luck. Anyone have any idea what's going on with my computer? (Intel Pentium 4 1.7 ghz Geforce 5600 FX 256 mb windows xp home service pack 1, in case any of that matters)

I also read some posts I saw about this and it says it has something to do with anti-spyware programs. I don't even remember the last time I reset my computer. I usually use hibernate.

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Here is my story (sort of long...sorry):

I have an issue with my home PC (Sony desktop, Win XP, about 8 years old). I installed some software that I now believe to be a virus. My computer started running slow right after I did it, and instead of running Spybot, AdAware, etc. right away, I rebooted. Well, right after that I received the following error:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I then used the Win XP CD and recovery console to restore the "ntoskrnl" file. I also ran checkdisk, and no errors came up. I then rebooted, got to the logon screen (which by the way never used to come up) with my name listed. I don't have a password, so I clicked yes, my background picture pops up (but no icons). Now, as soon as that happens, it immediately says logging off, savings personal settings, etc. and goes back to the logon screen. (Note: I get this logon-logoff loop even if I try to logon in safe mode.)

My next step was to use the Win XP CD and repair windows. I reloaded Win XP on top of the original load and rebooted, but the same logon-logoff issue is there.

Also, a side issue is that I don't have a complete backup of my files, pictures, etc. so reformatting is out.


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There are several suggestions in Ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt.You may be able to use a Windows XP bootable Floppy Disk to boot from a diskette instead of your hard drive. If your hard drive's boot sector or Windows' basic boot files have been corrupted, this disk will circumvent the problem and boot you into Windows. If you don't have an emergency boot floppy, you may be able to use one created on another PC running Windows XP but there's no guarantee that it will boot your machine.How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks from Microsoft. The Setup boot disks are available so that you can run the Setup program on computers that cannot use a bootable CD-ROM.If the emergency boot floppy does not work, try doing a "Repair Install with Recovery Console". The Recovery Console is a Windows utility that provides a DOS-like command line from which you can run some repair programs. If you have a Microsoft Windows CD-ROM, you can get to the Recovery Console by booting from that CD and pressing any key when you told to 'Press any key to boot from CD'. At the 'Welcome to Setup' screen, press r for Repair.

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I norton ghosted a harddrive between 2 identical dell computers.. Formated 2nd drive first. Now i can't leave admin screen..ican load xp from a new cd, works fine, but if i ghost from another in a network,( i need the program, i'm trying to add/replace a comp in an existing network)...tried userinit, it was there.....volume seems the same..looked thru ubountu....but can't access...thx

A:logon/off loop @ welcome screen

Install Windows straight over the Ghosted computer, without reformatting. That should enable you to access any files/programs so you can transfer them to a USB-drive or similar.

Another way is to simply put the harddrive in another computer as a second drive and access them that way.

Or use a USB-dock and attach the disk to another computer that way.

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Hi there,

I am in a bit of a jam. Let me summarize to you what my problem is...

I purchased and downloaded a copy of Office 2003 and Windows XP last year. These were legit copies of software because it passed all Genuine Validations and were up-to-date.

A few days ago my computer acquired a virus. Trojan.GameThief-Online from HB Inject Software, as Kaspersky called it. Kaspersky (also up-to-date) could not remove the software. After trying three times to remove this virus, I guess the virus activated a secondary protocol which disrupted userinit.exe. This caused a logon logoff loop. Access through any modes (safe, network, command prompt, last good configuration) did not work because the logon logoff loop came up again.

I was told by a friend to do a repair install from a Microsoft XP cd. Since my version was a downloaded one, I borrowed his cd, which was an illegitimate version. The repair install did not work; the logon logoff problem was not fixed. I now have over-written my previous windows with this illegitimate cd-key.

I can't hookup my hard drive to another computer to access my office 2003 cd-key (which should not have been affected by repair install), because the virus replicates itself onto other harddrives.

I did not write down the cd-keys =/

I cannot access Microsoft support because no product id!!

So this is my story as to date. I have three questions:

1, how do I fix the logon logoff problem?
2, how can I get my office 2003 legit cdke... Read more

A:Logon Logoff Loop + cd-key recovery

More info:

I have tried these solutions to no avail:

-Recovery console chkdsk (no problems found)

-Access registry (cannot login in ANY mode)

-copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe (file not found)

-cd system32\config
ren software software.old
copy C:\windows\repair\software (does not work)

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Hi All

I am stuck in a login/logon loop in my Fujitsu laptop w/ Win XP Pro, SP2. As soon as I login it goes thru the process and immediately logs me off. This happens in both my account and admin mode. I ran various spyware and virus apps to clean out the PC. A Squared did find a "trojan" run.exe in the Windows/Temp folder called run.exe. It apparently is a trojan.win32.agent.if, so I quarantined it.

System restore does not work either so I posted that to the AumHa system restore forum.

I did search quite a few posts here but I am hoping somebody can give me a solution. If not it looks like a reinstall of XP Pro...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Win Xp Pro Logon/logoff Loop Problem

I want to make sure I'm interpreting correctly.

You are on the Welcome screen of Windows. You log in to your user account, and as soon as you are logged in you are then automatically logged off. Is that right?

Does this happen also in safe mode?

Orange Blossom

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I had a virus issue with file server.exe. An online forum told me to find the file in the registry and delete it. After restarting, my computer (ASUS EEE PC 1000HD) would not let me log on for more than about half a second. Any ideas?

P.S. I have XP SP3 and its a netbook so no optical drive.

A:XP Logon-Logoff Loop Issue

Do you have a USB optical drive?

If so, change the boot order and boot the XP disk.

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I've run all the scans. I found and deleted 4 bugs including trojan vxgame. Now the pc will boot to a desktop screen and immediately log off. I've tried everything but a re-format..is this salvageable? Thank you in advance for any help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:46:57 PM, on 11/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Becky Pickering.BECKY\My Documents\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareBlock Class - {0A87E45F-537A-40B4-B812-E2544C21A09F} - C:\Program Files\SpyCatcher 2006\SCActiveBlock.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries... Read more

A:Logon/Logoff Loop..got rid of Trojanvxgame

I have since run RegistryFix and ATF..found an additional 452 problems and fixed those. Still won't boot except in safe mode.

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I have a Gateway running XP Home Edition Service Pack 2. My son downloaded something virulent and I had to deal with the ubiquitous and resistant "Dangerous Spyware" background. Once I got rid of that and verified everything with HJT, I did a virus scan with AVG Free and cleared up a lot of problems.

On restarting after running AVG Free, I can't logon. It doesn't matter whether I try a normal boot, safe mode, or safe mode with command processor. There is only one user name (Owner) and it's the administrator name as well. There are no passwords involved. It's a preinstalled environment and I have neither the Windows XP CD nor a System Restore CD.

When the logon box showing user name appears, the option selected button contains "Shut Down". If I click on "OK", the computer does not shut shut down. Instead, the "Windows is shutting down" message appears, the "Logging off" message flashes, the "Saving your settings" message appears, and then the logon box reappears with the "Shut Down" option still selected.

If I click on the option selected button and then select "Shut Down" and click on "OK", the "Windows is shutting down" message may or may not appear and the computer powers off in three seconds. The logon box does not first reappear and show "Shut Down" as the selected option and allow me to click the logon box "OK" button as i... Read more

A:XP Home Edition SP2 logon/logoff loop

Try using the Last Known Good Configuration.When the computer is starting, repeatedly tap the F8 key, this should take you to the Windows Advanced Options Menu, once this opens click on Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked).

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What's happening is that one of my XP Pro/SP3 (32-bit) boxes is experiencing a commonly-reported problem wherein the XP boot process runs successfully but then goes into an infinite login/logoff loop (NOT a reboot loop). What happens is that the small Windows XP logo box comes up, says "Loading your personal settings", then it changes the text at the bottom to read "Logging off", whereupon the whole loop starts over again! (along with all the Microsoft music)

There are a great many other identical tech support requests out there, including some here on this board (see, for example: XP log on log off loop), but none of the suggested solutions in there or by Microsoft or by anyone else I can find actually fixes my problem!

Here are some facts along with the things I've already tried:

(1): There is no malware on the system (confirmed with several tools).

(2): The suggested Microsoft Answers solution involving userinit.exe and the userinit HKLM registry key (see the post by pjn33 at: Windows XP... logon stuck in loop), doesn't work for me (i.e., no change).

(3): A variation of (2) above is to change the userinit key to point to "C:\Windows\Explorer.exe", but that doesn't work either.

(4): There's no evidence of a corrupted registry -- that system worked fine until this loop started happening (which curiously began after I fixed a "disk full" (actually just a full partition) problem on a completely unrelated disk dri... Read more

A:XP Pro logon-logoff loop; usual fixes don't work!

This is a symptom of a virus. I know you scanned with some tools, but there are many viruses that aren't picked up with the regular tools.
Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help do those things and post in that section of the forum for better results.

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I've closed a thread in Operating systems and moved it over to here to Security

Issue started as a result that the user could not login to WinXP pro - accessing the user account would present a screen and then logoff immediately.. an endless loop, same for safe mode...loops.
See original thread: http://forums.techguy.org/t328781.html

I've been able to user the Recovery Console and get to a command prompt.
I then renamed login.scr to cmd.exe (trick WinXP so I can get in) and waited for the screen saver to start and in it's place now gives me cmd.exe.

I can now enter c:\windows\explorer.exe and have gotten in and to a desk top. I've loaded some of the utilities spybots, adaware etc and just ran stringer.. which showed 7 viruses

I'm displaying the first HiJack THis I've been able to get. I have not fixed anything. Because this one looks like a lot of fun!!?!?

Note: I have not looged off as yet to see if I can get back in. Reduced the Screen save wait to one minute so I can get back in quickly (cmd.exe).

The big issue as I see it is the looping but this HJT might give me (us) some clues.

Hope you can help.
HIJAck this for review
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 3:23:37 PM, on 2/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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A:Solved: Unable to login WINXP - Logon Loop

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i've been struggling for a full day to try to fix a host of issues but i can't make any headway. logon/logoff problem is driving me nuts. everytime i fix it and run malwarebytes or adaware to find the culprit, it deletes userinit.exe and the problem starts all over again. the issue related to not being able to get to AV websites may or may not be related.the only way i can get access to the desktop is renaming the \windows\system32\config\software to another name and booting in safe mode. Here's the hijack log after doing that, but is this valid? in this mode i can't access AV sites.thanks in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:18:38 PM, on 9/12/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 SP2 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 1\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...&pf=desktopR1 - HKCU\Softw... Read more

A:numerous virus issues - can't access AV sites + logon logoff loop

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hi At my company we have Lenovo L460 with windows 7 and Cisco anyconnect 4.3 - we have a sim card with 4G data connection to a service provider(Telenor).When I have logon screen for windows 7, I can see with FN+F8 that the wireless WAN is "on", but when I try to connect/logon with the cisco anyconnect "start before logon" module the cisco say that it can't see any internet connection. And I tried to wait for 3-4 minutes so all services where running, but no connection.... If I uses the Wifi connection then it just goes smooth... If I logon to windows 7 and then start the mobile data connection at logon to cisco anyconnect there is NO problem.. So are there somebody who can say that:1. Huawei does not support cisco anyconnect SBL?2. Lenovo does not allow you to start a mobile connection before you logon windows ?3. Or something? A lot of thanks in advance!!!!!!!! Regards niels

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I have viewed this site for a long time, but this is the first time I needed to post a problem. I do not know if my problem belongs in the OS forum or the Networking forum but hear it is!

I am setting up a new Dell PC with Windows XP Home Edition with 256 megs of memory. I need to manually log onto a Novell network and automatically logon to Windows XP Home Edition. In other words, I do not want the windows logon screen to appear after I log onto Novell.

I have tried Microsoft's article Q315231 "How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows". The auto logon to windows works, however, it seems to disable the Novell logon screen. When I boot up the pc no logon window appears (Novell or otherwise). I can however, manually log into Novell after XP is loaded.

I need to allow different Novell users to log in to one Windows XP profile. Is this possible? My network admin and I have not been able to figure this out.

I will not be able to test any suggestions until Monday, but I can supply additional information to any post this weekend.

Thank you in advance for everyone's efforts.

A:Novell Manual Logon & Windows XP Auto Logon

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i have face with the following problem..i joind with domain successfully but when i created a user in domain and to logon client 
computer the follwing error occure plz help me with a few simple step in windows 8 or 8.1
i have windows server 2012 r2 in Domain computer

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Hello, I have encountered a troubling problem with my ASUS Windows 8 Laptop. Every time I turn on the laptop, it says "Preparing Automatic Repair", then goes into complete black, then the Blue Error screen shows up for about 1 second, then restarts and the cycle keep repeating itself. I am unable to boot from a recovery USB drive, so I an unable to get to the Advanced Startup menu. The laptop did not come with a CD.

Any help is appriciated.

A:Windows 8 Automatic Loop/Blue Error Screen Loop

Hi Kenzilla02 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Could you please post a photo of the Blue Screen so that we could see if there is anything which can help us in diagnosing the problem. You cannot get into the Safe Mode as well?

Anyways, you would need an installation disc for the repairs and to check what is going on.
Let me know how it goes ^_^

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Current situation: When Windows XP boots it displays Windows logo, black screen and then a small error window with title "User Interface Failure" and text "The logon user interface dll msgina.dll failed to load. Contact your system administrator ..." There is a button to restart the system. Booting causes a loop back to the same state; I cannot get the system to boot to safe mode. Other than the lack of a logon and desktop the rest of the boot process seems to continue OK; I can access network shared drives from another system. Using BartPE I can see that msgina.dll is in C:\windows\system32 as it should be. Unfortunately much of the data I need to access for my work is not on shared drives and cannot be accessed by BartPE so I am in big trouble.

Background: The express version of SpyCatcher was installed a few daus ago. All was OK until I restarted the system and arrived at the current situation. I also have BartPE which I have used to look at the SpyCatcher logs and found entries that msgina.dll was quarantined (along with many other safe items). I believe this is the cause of the problem and not anything else.

I know that if I can get to a desktop to run SpyCatcher I can reverse all the items it wrongly quarantined. The question is how to get to the desktop? I have tried the following with no success:

- boot to safe mode
- verified msgina.dll is in the correct location,
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A:SpyCatcher blocks logon after boot; System in boot loop

Did you try 'Last known good config', and do you know if you have Restore point turned on?

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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.

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so this might be a combination of a malware problem combined with something else, not really sure. i really have no idea what the problem is. so here is my situation. my internet was really slow and i kept doing malware scans and got the same thing. here is the logfile of the malwarebytes scan. so i posted this on a random forum. i kept deleting this trojan agent but it would come back every time i did a scan. i didnt have any other viruses because i didnt a full system scan using norton

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data: system32\userinit.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

then i installed some windows updates. after i restarted my computer, i would log in and then windows would log me out automatically. i tried rebooting in safe mode but it did the same thing. i researched other people s similar problems and i thought it might have something to do with userinit.exe so i added that from the recovery portion of the windows xp cd and it didnt work. now im stuck. please help me. i dont want to reformat my whole labtop and lose everything.

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I've got a problem I just can't see any way of fixing.

My son's Acer Aspire laptop is about a year old and has worked just fine. Recently he decided he needed to free up more room on the hard drive and figured he would uninstall some components from his Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003. Not sure exactly what he took out, but now the computer is in a continuous, never-ending loop of:

The Windows Installer box comes up saying "Preparing to install...". It seems to "flash", like it starts to go off then pops up again. Several times.

Then a box comes up saying:
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
Installing Error: File not found
A required installation file SKU112.CAB could not be found.
Original installation source required.

It says to to browse for the source, so I put in the CD and choose it, but then the following box comes up:
"Error 25091: Set up failed to change the source"

When I cancel ANY of the boxes I mentioned above, the "Windows Installer Preparing to install" pops right back up again. Hit cancel on it and it pops right back. Again and again. It never goes away.

Sometimes a box comes up saying:
Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003"
But the progress bar never budges. Left it up 24 hours even.
Then I cancel that and - yep - the Windows Installer preparing to install jumps back into its loop.

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A:Windows Installer in continuous loop...continuous loop...

Is the computer operable at all?

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Hi, I have this on login attempt

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
It then logs off and directs me back to same screen.

As I stupidly only have one account I have no access to play with any windows options!!!

Please he lp
Just turned on other PC on home network and was able to access the shared folders on problem pc.

Is there any way to correct without a clean install?

Thank You

SOLVED....... Big apologies to all staff at TSG.. I didn't search enough posts.

But I found this and followed exactly. Don't know if it was for Vista, but workedlike a charm on Win 7 x64 Ultimate.


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Windows 2003 server local policy keeps loosing the users that I set so that it can be browsed accross the workgroup. I can browse the server from the other pcs in the workgroup only for a few minutes until the policy looses the users all by itself. I cannot find anything that can explain what's going on. BTW - I can browse the other computers from the server with no problem. The local policy on the other computers don't change themselves. TY

A:logon failure: the user has -been granted the requested logon type at this computer

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.

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I've tried every fix that I can find on the internet to get around this issue. I've identified the problem to be the local policy on the 2003 server that allows incoming access erases the accounts I add after a few minutes, therefore I can no longer access the server from another computer in the workgroup. I can always access any computer from the server. I need help....please. TY

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Please help! I am trying to logon to my computer and am getting The User Profile Service failed the logon message for both my Lucy and Lucy Administrator profiles. I have looked on here to find a solution and have tried to do a system restore but it tells me that there are no settings to restore to ?? Most other messages just dont make sense as Im not great at dealing with computers when they go wrong! I would be really grateful if anyone knows how I can sort this out. The only thing I can do is log into Safe Mode and I have no idea where to go from here!

A:Vista logon issue - The User Profile Service failed the logon ???

Hi Lucy

The following tutorial will give you instructions on how to fix this - The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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I accidently screwed up the administrator account and once, i tried to install a software and it came "You need a administrator password to proceed"so i typed it then it came the error"this user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer i tried a lot but its still not working and i cant install anythin..so please help me

A:Logon failure:this user has not been granted the requested logon type at this compute

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Hello all,

This is my first ever post, usually with a bit of searching I can find the answers to most computer related issues I have, but no matter how hard I look I cannot find the answer I need to solve this rather annoying problem.

So here is the low down, I have my desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate. I also have a cheap old Asus netbook running Windows XP home edition SP3 (not much on it so it runs ok).

I am trying to share files between them so my Mrs can access the music on my PC.
So far I have been able to access the shared files folder from my netbook on my PC. I can also detect the PC under the Workgroup tab of 'My Network Places' on the netbook.

However whenever I double click on the 'Richyv-pc' icon in the Workgroup folder is comes up with an error message that states:

"\\Richyv-pc is not accessible. You might not have perrmission to use this network resource. Contract the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

I have granted full share access to all the wanted files from my PC with access to 'Everyone' with read/write control.

I have tried many different things from many different forums but none have fixed this problem. Im sure Im missing something obvious but I just cant see it. My PC is part of a homegroup because of my work laptop that I bring home from time to time but I dont think this is caus... Read more

A:Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this compute

Hi and welcome to TSF see the steps here and check that you have followed them Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek

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