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Windows cannot find logon.exe - I'm stuck

Q: Windows cannot find logon.exe - I'm stuck

After restarting my PC last night I noticed the OS took much longer to boot and after loading the desktop, I got the error "Windows cannot find logon.exe," and notice the following:Cannot access Start menu (I was able to get this running by clicking properties on the task bar and making some changes and saving)
McAffee Security Suite is not loaded
Drivers are not loaded, including USB and network drivers.
OS System files are running but no username is associated with them. Typically they are loaded by "System"
I cannot complete basic function like drag & drop, paste, etc.
I CAN copy files from command prompt, but cannot copy folders...even with xcopy.
I can load software and use computer management.

I believe this is not from a virus. I installed Windows XP SP2 in May. I made a mistake and loaded the root drive as D:. I've never seen this done before, but I didn't think it would be a big deal to leave it, so I opted not to reinstall.

I setup an Administrator account and a 2nd user account for my normal logon and added it to the administrators group. I also put My Documents onto the E: partition.

After starting Windows, I noticed that the Administrator account was not listed on the logon screen. I also noticed that I did not need to enter a password logging onto my user account, even though I had set one. I wasn't too concerned though, so I ignored these.

Yesterday I created a 2nd user logon account and I switched back and forth between my normal user and the 2nd user several times and it worked fine. However, after rebooting, the trouble began.

The boot drive is still listed as D:, but my documents folder has been moved back to D: and off of E:.

I could delete the newly created account, but I'm concerned that will break my system further. Can I rebuild my accounts without reloading Windows from scratch?

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Preferred Solution: Windows cannot find logon.exe - I'm stuck

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Just finished building a computer for my son.I installed Windows XP Professional, i have put an icon with his name so he clicks on it after it loads.Problem is its asking for a password and i never put one in.When i try to put a password, i get a pop up sayingSystem cannot log you on due to the following errorThe specified domain either does not exist or could not be contactedI cant even go to control panel i am stuck can anyone please help, thanks

A:Stuck On Windows Xp Logon Cant Go Anywhere Help

Every reference that I scanned for that error message...indicates that it is related to joining a domain, Windows Server 2003, or something other than XP Pro.

I think I would check the hard drive, wipe it clean and reinstall Pro after I was assured that there are not problems with the drive. Something appears to be terribly out of whack.


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My family's comp is beginning to freeze where it asks for the username and password it has not moved off that screen for wellover an hour and the same thing happened even after a reboot.

Basically they are concerned about recovering some files off the HD. When I restart it boots fine, but in that process is there anyway to tell the comp to boot from CD or to boot directly to DOS because Windows is not accessible.

A:Windows 2K Stuck at logon

You need to set the BIOS so the computer starts from cd first,then put the cd into the machine and restart.

When the machine starts up you should see "Press any key to boot from cd..."on a black screen

Keep your finger close to the keyboard because you will only be given about 5 seconds to press a key

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Hopefully someone can help me here please, my laptop now sticks at please wait with them dots going around and around. Stupidly I did not create a repair disc, and I gave tried control alt delete whilst please wait hang and nothing......I have also tried shift and F8 or escape DNS still nothing. I urgently need to get on as my cv and other docs are there for jobs I've applied for. Please can anyone help.

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Hopefully someone can help me here please, my laptop now sticks at please wait with them dots going around and around. Stupidly I did not create a repair disc, and I gave tried control alt delete whilst please wait hang and nothing......I have also tried shift and F8 or escape DNS still nothing. I urgently need to get on as my cv and other docs are there for jobs I've applied for. Please can anyone help.

A:Windows stuck on please wait before logon

What is the make and model of this laptop?
There is a function key on most laptops which will give you access to troubleshooting options.  Once I know what the make and model is of this laptop I can provide you with instructions for these options.

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Hi, I hope you guys can help... the other day I was reinstalling windows 7 when a power blackout happened
... the process was just starting, I mean really.. I literally clicked install windows and after like 5-10 seconds the power went out ... ok so after that I turn on the computer and I find out that my session was still there but I couldn't log In it says "the user profile service failed the logon user profile cannot be loaded"... I tried reinstalling windows 7 with the disk thru the bios but it seems that I can't access the bios either... the only thing I have left is system recovery options which are only accesible through pressing the power button when I turn the computer on... Startup repair doesn't work, tried several times... I don't have an image recovery, neither does the system restore option works... it seems that the only hope I have is the command prompt option but I have no idea what to do there... the only thing I tried was creating a new admin user but it didn't work... I don't care about my files... I just want to be able to install windows 7 again from scratch... could I do that from the command prompt? or like anything at the recovery options environment ?
Hoping you guys can help me

A:Stuck at windows logon / recovery environment

Here you go:

Clean Install Windows 7

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good afternoon. the above message appears upon starting the dell inspiron laptop running XP, mcafee, spybot (teatimer disabled at the moment). i have already run an HJT log and am asking for your assistance to solve the problem. Thank youNewbie, excuse my ignorance! Any help is appreciated. Running on a Dell Inspiron Windows XP, w/McAfee, Spybot (w/teatimer disabled). Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:35:38 PM, on 2/2/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\... Read more

A:windows cannot find logon.exe

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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At first I thought this might be a virus, but now I'm really confused as to what it is. I'm giving as much information as I can, because a lot of these results were surprising to me.

- Version of the OS. If Service Packs are installed, mention these too.
Windows XP Home with SP3. HP Pavilion Laptop from early 2005. It can also dual boot.

- If the OS produces an error, either upload a screenshot of the error message (ALT+PrtScrn), or literally quote
the error in your post at the forum (Preferred).
Windows cannot find "logon.exe". Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again..." Then something about locating the file using Search.

- Were there recent crashes that could have caused this problem?
Yes, I tried installing/uninstalling MySQL several times. After the first install, I tried to start up MySQL. However, it prompted for a password, and I entered the MySQL root password. It failed (perhaps I should have entered my Windows password), so I uninstalled it. I reinstalled MySQL, now I get a "Cannot start MySQL service" error. This was because there was still a MySQL service running. I stopped it, but I couldn't get rid of the error, so I cancelled the install. I uninstalled MySQL, but it got stuck at step 2/2 for around 10 minutes, so I clicked cancel. It also crashed Youtube, so I ended up closing my browser (Chrome). The waited another 5 minutes for the uninstall to cancel, but it didn't. I tried to Ctrl + Alt + Del... Read more

A:Windows cannot find logon.exe

You could try running Restore to a save point before this issue occurred. You could also boot from your XP CD and perform a Repair.

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I have tried to download this program several times, when I download it mbam.exe disappears. I watch the folder it's downloading to, mbam.exe shows up during the installation then disappears...

Anyone ever heard of this....

EDIT: Or this happens as well:

Unable to execute file mbam.exe
CreateProcess failed; code 2.
The system cannot find the specified file.

I have tons of trojans that AVG can't delete so I tried booting mbam and this is what happens...

A:Windows cannot find logon.exe ?

My computer keeps giving me this message when it starts up: "Windows cannot find logon.exe - click Start then Search" or something like that. Also I noticed it starts up really slow. I have AVG and it reports lots of Vundo trojans and other bad stuff that may be causing it. I just recently had to have my motherboard replaced and soon will have to have my psu replaced as well, if you think that's relevant

Anyway here's a current logfile (I got one error while doing the log that showed up twice and submitted them, I printscreened it but now it's not showing on my clipboard so I can't show you what it said)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:42:19 AM, on 11/1/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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Good day to all. I would appreciate input / help to address the problem I?m having with Win 7 after I logon to my account. Here are some details of my system and the ?problem?.

1)- Hardware: Notebook, MSI U230 Light , CPU Athlon Neo MV-40, RAM 2G , HDD 250 GB
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium. This is the only OS on the notebook.

2)- The problem occurs in about 10% of all logon attempts ? it does not occur all the time. This is how / when the problem occurs:

3)- Win 7 starts successfully and icons for my two profiles (G2 , G-msi) appear. I logon to my account (G2) and then see the ?welcome? screen, and after a very long period of searching by the system, windows reports that it cannot find my desktop. The Win 7 notice indicates that a file may have been moved , or that the file may have been on a removable media. (Note: However, I did NOT delete, edit, or remove any file(s) or the HDD).

4)- On one occasion, after this problem occurred, windows provided me with a ?temporary account? and desktop and indicated any files that I generated would not be saved when I logged-off. On another occasion when I experienced this problem my desktop wallpaper was replaced with a blue screen Window 7 default. Each time when Windows 7 has been unable to find my desktop, I have shutdown and rebooted and subsequently managed to logon successfully.

5)- It may be of interest to note that all wallpapers / backgrounds used to ?personalize? my desktop ca... Read more

A:Windows cannot find my desktop after logon

i remember having this problem too at one point with my old pc, not sure what is the cause or how i fixed it but this should help
cheers mate
"Windows cannot find" errors: How to solve them? - a knol by Konstantin Artemev

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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 can only see the domain user in logon screen, even in safe mode only domain user is seen. So, is there any fix or solution?

Regards, Sachith H M

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Ive had a few problems of late, but my windows updates dont work, they have been looking for updates for the past 24 hours, ive done the CBS thing and have this on my desktop now ....... any ideas?

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Hello guys, so i reinstalled my windows like 4 times and it didn't work. I need to update all the drivers because that is important for the system. And I know that there is lots of updates that needed to be install. But as I mentioned in tittle it stucks. And if i restart pc. It says that i never tried to check for updates. I tried some youtube guides but didn't work. Last time I reinstalled my windows was 2 years ago. And I did not had that problem. So pleasee any tips ? And i am on laptop.

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Two similar events have happened to me recently, all while logged into windows; I use only one account on this pc. On both occurrences the Screen flashes black; after that, in particular the first occurrence i was not able to access the admin account via
UAC; Group policy is set to ask for password upon elevation, good and well, but the password dialogue box said that the admin account was locked out. After rebooting, I was unable to login, with the exact same error appearing; A system restore fixed this issue.
Unfortunately I did not note the exact string of the error, and I see no references to it in event log except for this " Event 6000 The winlogon notification subscriber <GPClient> was unavailable to handle a notification event."  However
the error "description" was quite different error on this second occurrence.
Here are some event errors that occurred during the first error:
Nvidia GTX 660 turned off momentarily and turned on again; sound card was disabled at the same time; crashing adobe premiere

Faulting application name: Adobe QT32 Server.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5a4de952
Faulting module name: QuickTime.qts_unloaded, version:, time stamp: 0x5668a2c5
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x6059cd89
Faulting process id: 0x4a4
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3cccd1782c182
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018\32\Adobe QT32 Server.exe
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Hello All,

Please help me.
When I try to start my PC (which has both windows XP and windows 7) they kinda stuck at start up,

Please help me find the problem,
These are the things that I tried so far:

- Try Using windows 7 recovery = Unsuccessful, (After restart it stuck in windows logo again)
- Try to load from system restore point in Win 7 = Unsuccessful, It detect the restore point and load it but again after restart it stuck again.
- Try to Load Win XP in Safe Mode = Successful, But again in normal mode Unsuccessful.

- I tried to load default values for my main board (in case is i used hi VGA or CPU turbo boost or something)
- I tried to disconnect extra devices which use USB ports,
- I try to dis connect my extra fans (in my case) to avoid over voltage usage
- I check my CPU fan and its working.

My Main board is Asus X48 DQ6, VGA 9800GX2, CPU dual core 9300 or something, 2 GB of ram, This system was working fine for more than two years with high end graphics and I never had problem with it till now.

I hope I dont have hardware problems.

any idea will be welcome... I am waitin

A:Both Win XP and 7 stuck at logon screen

So you're dual booting the computer with XP and 7. Do you need both? I did that for a while and finally realized that I didn't even need XP any more. I assume you know about the boot.ini file? If not, it's worth checking out to make sure there is nothing obviously wrong. You can find technical info about it here:

I'm too much of a noob here to post links but you can google "windows boot file" and look at Microsofts webpage on the subject.

I don't know if that could be causing the problem but if you can't get past the logon screen then it sounds like a boot problem. Good thing you can still log on in safe mode under XP in order to find the file and look at it (if not, using a Linux live CD works to look at your drives). Just make sure to make a copy of the boot.ini file before you change it so that you can go back to where you began if things get too messed up. If you can find the file and post the text here, I'll look at it and see if I can find something wrong.

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My Pc:
Compaq Presario sr1900nx
1 gb ram
Intel celeron D 3.32 ghz

I already checked a bunch of forums, including this one and nothing helped.

I did some maintinance with:
Smart Defrag
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner
and Free Registry Cleaner 4.21.9 found here

I also updated Avast! and MalwareBytes, which prompted me to restart, which I did. It went to the normal Welcome screen and to my walpaper for a few seconds then back to the welcome screen and then to the account screen.

I suspect it was the Free Registry Cleaner, because Eusing and Smart Defrag never caused anything to happen before. When I opened FRC for the first time it prompted me to keep a backup of my registry, which I did. So I have a backup, but don't know how to access or activate it.

Just for the record I dont have a boot disk, but I have a separate recovery drive, my D drive. I tried the userinit.exe and wsaupdater.exe method, which did nothing to let me logon. I tried safe mode, which hung up at mup.sys, as well as safe mode with networking and last known good config, which both stopped at the logon screen. I ran chkdsk on my C drive, and it came up with an error, but I didn't want to repair it because I could lose my files.

So am I missing anything? Can I repair my computer without doing a full restore? (Last Resort if absolutely neccessary)

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200+ Windows 7 Pro machines, similar configuration, 1/4 of them x86, 3/4 x64.
Encountered 6 such machines having this problem: After a restart, user logon stuck at a black screen. In Windows event application log there is an event 'The Windows logon process has failed to spawn a user application'. This application is an in-house developed
application and is called at winlogon\userinit registry key.
A restart into Safe Mode, first logon will experience an auto-restart, then second logon ok. Subsequent logon into normal Windows is ok.

Setting the group policy setting to User Account Control: Behaviour in Admin Approval Mode to 'Elevated without prompt' doesn't solve the problem.

All machines are in workgroup.
There seems to be a relationship between security hardening (through local security policy) and this behaviour but not conclusive because some of the machines encountering the problem had not been hardened.
When I booted a machine under MS DART and change the userinit registry key to call userinit.exe instead of the in-house application, subsequent user can logon correctly under normal mode. Then changing it back to call the in-house application will again
logon into black screen.
Based on these observations, can anyone share what Windows does during Safe Mode to recovery such problem? under what circumstances does it auto-restart after a logon? Can local GPO enforcement corrupt the default user profile?

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i need help.....
my xp proffesional sp3
got infected with ang.vbs and the antivirus did its job of removing it
but everytime it boots to desktop a message"could not find C:\WINDOWS\system32\aang.vbs. "
since it doesn't seems to be a problem i ignored the message

the real problem starts when my irritating brother acts smart
he open regedit located ang.vbs and reset the numerical value
now the computer is stuck in the logon screen and it flickers
my thesis is on the computer.. and i really needs it... can any1 please help me..
i don't want to reformat my computer

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Since last week Iīve been having this problem with my Vista. I start it up and instead of the logon screen as usual I get a gray screen with movable cursor. Tried to wait a few minutes, still stuck. I hard restart it to try safe mode, which turns out to work. I can only boot it this way. System recovery didnīt help, neither did the -load last known good config- option. My antivirus/reg cleaner/antispyware scans just finished, it looks clean.

Any ideas about what causes this or how to fix it? I would like to avoid Win reinstall if not necessary.

A:Stuck at black screen before logon

Maybe go to the run command in Windows and type in "msconfig" ....................... have a look at the startup menu and see if there is anything there that looks suspicious or out of place.

You can deselect anything here say one by one and see if that gets you past the black screen.

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Since last week I?ve been having this problem with my Vista. I start it up and instead of the logon screen as usual I get a gray screen with movable cursor. Tried to wait a few minutes, still stuck. I hard restart it to try safe mode, which turns out to work. I can only boot it this way. System recovery didn?t help, neither did the -load last known good config- option. My antivirus/reg cleaner/antispyware scans just finished, it looks clean.

Any ideas about what causes this or how to fix it? I would like to avoid Win reinstall if not necessary.

A:Stuck at black screen before logon

Two links that might help:


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Well I started up my laptop today (Acer Aspire 5100), and it acted as usual, but no users show up. Its just the WindowsXP logo, no users or options.

One thing that does happen if left alone for a few minutes, the "Protected by Kaspersky Labs" shows up on the top right corner.

I tried booting in Safe Mode, but it just hangs, never gets to loading Windows.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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After running virus scans in Safe mode I attempted to restart into Normal mode but the computer just hung at the boot screen indefinately. I finally forced it off. When I switched it back on it gave me the usual black screen saying "Windows did not shut down successfully" and instructed me to use the arrow keys to choose how to start windows, otherwise it would load the "last known successful configuration".

However at this screen only the arrow keys do not react, making it impossible for me to select Safe mode, and although Safe mode was actually the last successful configuration, it proceeds to attempt to load Normal mode and stops at the login screen every time.

I have the XP disk and tried to boot from it in the boot menu I can get to through F8, but regardless it goes to that same black screen and doesn't let me make a selection and freezes at the logon screen.

HOW can I bypass this stupid screen? What do I do? I need options. Desperately. I haven't had access to my computer for days, and I use it for everything.

A:HELP PLEASE: Stuck at Logon / Can't access Safe Mode!

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A:Xp Gets Stuck After Logon - Wont Shutdown Or Restart

Have you tried to use the System Restore? Go back before you made the changes.

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I ran into a problem on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my MSI CR700x notebook a few weeks ago. For some reason, when logging in, after entering my password, I was stuck at the Welcome screen, that blue "waiting cursor" was still circulating, but nothing happened even after 10 minutes. Sometimes I didn't even get to the login screen, because after the "Starting Windows" screen, I was stuck at a black screen, where only the mouse cursor was shown. In both cases, the only way to quit was to shut down the computer using the power button. (in safe mode I could log in without problems)

To workaround, I booted up from the recovery CD, and chose System Restore. I could only choose restore points related to Updates, after this, I could boot up and log in one time (!), however, after a second restart the same problem occured, and to even use the PC I needed to do a system restore from the recovery CD before each start. Automatic updates were turned on. After a few days I've had enough of it, so I decided to reinstall Windows, but after 3-4 days the same problem occured again. (updates were still turned on). So for a few weeks I even went back to XP. Now I have Windows 7 installed again, but with Automatic Updates turned off, and the system is working properly for a week now.

But I don't want to keep Automatic Updates turned off. Which update causes these problems, and how to uninstall/disable it? Or is there a fix for that since then if it's a known/popular... Read more

A:Stuck at User logon, probably caused by an update

At first, you should follow these steps :

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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this computer was working fine for 2 yrs (ive formatted a couple of times but my last format was probably 5 months ago) and out of the blue this started happening so i chcked bios

bios doesnt detect my hard drives in ide primary/secondary
i have two hard drives,
what comes up there in those ide primary slot in bios instead is, my cdr and dvd drives..

my computer doesnt go to the desktop screen,
after boot it will load to the screen where you type your password
and after i hit enter,
it just sticks there with the password window gone, and just the background stuck there forever

i tried formatting but my cd /dvd drive doesnt read my CD.. even though my dvd drive is boot priority one
and ive tried replugging the harddrives..
i have 2 hard drives..

also tried installing vista from bootup, it worked, but then during installation there was an error with a corrupt file???

A:logon screen stuck, hard drive errors

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I have optimum online dsl, I reformatted my hard drive & restarted everything. Everything installed fine. I loaded the drivers for the modem, & installed everything. I try to logon to Internet explorer, I get a error message "cannot find server". I pinged my ip address it went through fine. But, I still cannot connect to the internet. I really need some help.

A:Cannot find server when I try to logon to IE

Sounds like a DNS issue.

Try this: Ping www.sunlitsurf.com.

If that works, then try to ping (the IP of Sunlitsurf.com)

Let me know what happens and we'll go from there....


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Hi All,

I have just added 4 computers to my domain. I rebuilt them from scratch so I know they are brand spanking new. Defore adding them to the domain they booted and logged in real quick. Now that I have added them to the domain they take an age to 'load persoanl settings'. Now i realise the first time you logon it has to create your profile but it doesnt appear to get any quick later on. The strange thing is that all the other computers bottup and login just fine.
My question is how can I find out what is causing the problem. I have read elsewhere that it could be a network timeout, or failed or not installed drivers. But How do I find out?

Windows XP Pro SP2 on a Windows 2003 server based network.

Any ideas welcome.

PS. The anti-virus makes no difference and there are VERY few services and start up items loading on boot.

A:How do I find the cause of a slow logon?

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Hi all,
I'm about at my wits end trying to fix this issue, and require your assistance please.
On multiple Windows 7 PC's in our environment, we are getting these types of errors:
Log Name:      System
Source:        NETLOGON
Date:          12/11/2019 3:05:06 PM
Event ID:      5719
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      P37905.domain.local
This computer was not able to set up a secure session with a domain controller in domain DOMAIN.LOCAL due to the following: 
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request. 
This may lead to authentication problems. Make sure that this computer is connected to the network. If the problem persists, please contact your domain administrator.  

If this computer is a domain controller for the specified domain, it sets up the secure session to the primary domain controller emulator in the specified domain. Otherwise, this computer sets up the secure session to any domain controller in the specified
Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Date:          12/11/2019 3:05:06 PM
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I have a computer which will not allow me to map a drive to another computer within our network.  Both devices are Windows 7.  In my small network, I have three WIN7 devices and one WIN10 device.   One WIN7 and the WIN10 machines are
both mapped to the HOST WIN7 device successfully.  I am able to PING the "errored WIN7" computer from the host computer; I am able to see the computer and shares on the error'd from the HOST machine but when I try to map from the error'd machine
to HOST I get the <g class="gr_ gr_5319 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del" data-gr-id="5319" id="5319">Logon</g> Failure error (above).  I have completed the following:
-Reset Advanced Sharing Settings (ensured File and Printer Sharing are turned ON and Password Protected Sharing is turned OFF)
-Group Policy Management ( allow log on locally and ensured the ADMIN account (and everyone) is in the Group settings
-Group Policy Management (removed the Deny log on locally) assignment
-HOST machine (Everyone is allowed under User Rights)
-Network Sharing (enabled network discover, use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers)
-Network access (Allow anonymous SID/name translation)
-Network access (Let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users)
-Network access (Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares)
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Today I am having many of my windows 7 machines reporting the following error when trying to log into the domain

 An attempt was made to logon, but the network logon service was not started

Overall, the only changes that have been made were the past windows updates that ran today.

Is anyone aware of a fix for this issue?

I am troubleshooting now, but hoping to save some time by asking on the forums.


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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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Ok guys, so i've cloned an image from my old laptop to my new Seagate 7200.12 500GB HDD and using Paragon Virtualization Manager P2P made it ready to boot off new hardware. I've put it in my new tower system, installed all the drivers and bundled software and it's been running fine since building it over the weekend, albeit it every time I reboot I've been getting 'Setup is preparing your computer for first boot' which I'm hoping/intending to fix with a repair install. Now since installing a 2nd 500GB HDD (another seagate but not the same (both HDDs are SATA btw)) and partitioning it to image my parent's laptop I'd shutdown the PC, removed the HDD and rebooted. This time on reboot, and every boot I still get the 'preparing for first use' and then when I get to the logon screen I get 'Please wait!' with busy cursor and the screen keeps refreshing. I can't boot into any of the 'Safe-modes' to do a repair install and I don't want to wipe the disk and start again but me and the wife have a lot of precious info on it.

can anyone suggest a fix, possibly some CMD-line options? I have tried chkdsk /f /r which came up clean, bootrec/fixboot and bootrec/fixmbr failed to solve the issue.

A:Win7 logon screen stuck on 'Please Wait' no Safe Mode

Quote: Originally Posted by matt0978

Ok guys, so i've cloned an image from my old laptop to my new Seagate 7200.12 500GB HDD and using Paragon Virtualization Manager P2P made it ready to boot off new hardware. I've put it in my new tower system, installed all the drivers and bundled software and it's been running fine since building it over the weekend, albeit it every time I reboot I've been getting 'Setup is preparing your computer for first boot' which I'm hoping/intending to fix with a repair install. Now since installing a 2nd 500GB HDD (another seagate but not the same (both HDDs are SATA btw)) and partitioning it to image my parent's laptop I'd shutdown the PC, removed the HDD and rebooted. This time on reboot, and every boot I still get the 'preparing for first use' and then when I get to the logon screen I get 'Please wait!' with busy cursor and the screen keeps refreshing. I can't boot into any of the 'Safe-modes' to do a repair install and I don't want to wipe the disk and start again but me and the wife have a lot of precious info on it.

can anyone suggest a fix, possibly some CMD-line options? I have tried chkdsk /f /r which came up clean, bootrec/fixboot and bootrec/fixmbr failed to solve the issue.

It's very unlikely that you'll find a comprehensive solution for something this complex in less time than it would take you to back up your data - to an external drive if necessary - and then reinstall from scratch. All ... Read more

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Inspiron N7110  running Windows 10
Boot up the laptop and it gets stuck at the Login screen but no password field appears.  Instead I have the buffering circles rather than the input field for my password.  As a result, I cannot log on to my laptop.  Just started happening yesterday.  Can anyone help?


A:Inspiron N7110 Stuck at Logon Screen without the Password Field

If this is the point at which a Windows password is entered, before Windows begins loading, press F12 and boot to the Dell diagnostics.  Run an extended hard drive test.

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I have no idea what happened but some people were on my computer this weekend and now whenever I go to logon to sites that bring up the grey login box I get the following blank screen and message, Cannot find server or dns error. I have tried reloading IE and even went to roomates computer and where the site works and changing the settings. It works with Netscape just not with IE. The website in particular is www.intertops.com but there are several others that won't let me logon. Please advise.

A:Cannot find server or dns error AND Logon

Lets see a hijackthis log to see if something is causing it there.Unzip the download then run a scan. Save the log then copy and paste its results here.

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         i am trying to find out about this logon it is on a lot of logons in different programs i am only person that use's this computer! I have also noticed a of programs acting crazy some times thank you!!

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We are trying to enable SSO with Smart Cards for Windows 7 and eventually 10. During logon users can see up to six certificates available for logon. This is going to cause confusion for the users. Selecting only the correct certificate will allow the user
successful SSO. It appears that this MAY be the certificate with the Enhanced Key Usage (EKU) that contains 'Smart Card Logon (' and has the text under the box where you enter your PIN that says 'Windows will try to connect to the network'
I found an article, below, that gives more options for certificates but these don't seem to offer what I'm looking for. 
Looking for other ideas/solutions please...

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let me just get that out,

my computer was recently ravaged with viruses and i had to reformat.
i reformat.
Now whenever i try to connect it says unable to find a certificate to log you on to youor network.

im using xp and a belkin router.
all other computers on the network work fine....

Ive been readin up and the only solution i can find is "Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box."
This option is greyed out on my computer and i cant click it,
have the WZC on, set on a WPA-PSK
ive tried it on both AES and TKIP and still get the same message

A:"unable to find you certificate to logon to the network"

System manufacturer and model?

Wireless adapter manufacturer and model?


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I used a very simple program in August when the RTM first came out to change the logon screen without having to deal with the registry. Now I can't find it; it was something that didn't require installation, because it doesn't appear in the start menu. Just needed to point to the jpg I wanted and it changed it for me. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Eh, I just found it online again: Windows 7 Logon Background Changer - Customize your Windows 7 welcome screen wallpaper

- Eli

A:Can't find my program for changing logon screen

Yeah, it's here, in this tutorial by our member link8583, who is the app developer. But you've already found it.

Log On Screen - Change

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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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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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My OS is Win98se with an IBM keyboard and desktop computer. I don't know if I am posting this in the right place but here goes. I have posted replies (in the reply box of the forum) in a newspaper forum and now it seems like it is stuck in find. Any letter that I try to type goes to that letter in the newspaper column. I tried a different keyboard and the same thing happens but when I try a different forum (not the same newspaper forum) it works. Any suggestions?


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My system windows 7 has been showing the logon screen after cicking on my account,.
It shows welcome and again its shows logon screen.
I logged  in with safe mode and created another account . New account worked fine. After shut down and i again logged in,It shows same problem.
Again logon screen is displaying
Kindly help meee out

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EDIT: Should be aswRVRT.sys
Computer worked fine in the morning. Then I turned it off later (had windows update)
then when I came home in the afternoon to open my PC it just didnt work.
When I try to go to safe mode it just gets stuck at aswRVRT.sys.
If it helps I already ran FRST.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 31-10-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-FK8MU7P on 03-11-2013 12:38:52
Running from K:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [GamecomSound] - C:\Program Files\Plantronics\GameCom780\GameCom780.exe [777448 2011-12-01] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\updaterstartuputility.exe [472984 2013-06-03] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe [1356240 2013-08-12] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [MsmqIntCert] - regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
HKLM\...\Run: [Nvtmru] - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\NvTmru.exe [1028384 2013-10-17] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [UMonit] - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\UMonit.exe [49152 1999-12-31] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDVCPL] - ... Read more

A:Windows stuck on "starting Windows" screen/ Boot menu stuck at aswRVRT.exe

Anyone please?

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My godmother just gave me her old dell precision 670 because it was getting the
BSOD. I managed to get rid of that by getting a new motherboard battery.. heh .. The problem is, while i was trying to figure out what was wrong with it, I cleaned my hard drive of everything including the OS and all the drivers.

I have an xp disc so I just installed it. After a couple restarts it gets stuck on the XP loading screen, and I can never get through after that. So I've been repeatedly formatting and installing xp on my hdd, which I know can't be healthy.. I've been looking for a solution anywhere, anyone have an idea what it could be? Also, The only drivers I d/l are the ethernet and the nvidia quadro nvs 280 driver.. I'm going to try a format without downloading anything and see if nothing happens.

Also, I recently got a new hard drive and tried installing xp, it still freezes, so that's out of the question.. I was thinking it could be the power supply, but I'm about to get a new one just to find out my old one is fine..

Please reply if you have any ideas,

A:Stuck on xp loading screen, Can't find the solution

Boot off the XP CD and Delete all the partitions on the drive. Then create a new partition and then Format NTFS, don't do a Quick Format, Full format will take some time. If you still have problems after installing XP then go into the Bios and post the temps, voltages and fan speeds.

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System = Vista Home Preium 32bit

Ive just brought a new computer and it arrived today. I got it from overclockers in the UK and it was their top spec so I was expecting very little compatibility issues. However (!), the computer does not recognize any USB ports at all (there are two front and 4 on the back). I have a wireless broadband setup with a USB flash drive. When I run the disk that came with my wireless setup it tells me that I have no network and i must set one up. Fine, no problem. So in the "connect to a network" section I click "connect to wireless network or access point" I click through to "creat wireless network settings bla bla bla" I enter the system name and receive a "passphrase". THEN, it tells me to plug in the flash drive and select it in the drop down box. Here the fun begins. It doesnt show anything in the drop down menu and having searched all over the PC (like through the Device Manager) I find no reference to USBs. I have checked that they are conected internally and see no reason for the problem. I also tried to install a printer and wirless keyboard with mouse but they remain lifeless. I guess it can only be the USB ports arent recognised.

Please can you tell me how I get the PC to know that it actually has 6 USB ports. And Im sure I dont need to download drivers because I have them on disk but as I said at the begining I cant run them as I dont have a network (well with regards to the internet part ... Read more

A:My new computer doesnt find any USB ports and Im really stuck. Please help

Check in the BIOS to ensure that USB is enabled. Other than that either the usb controller is bad or some other problem exists. Id check the bios first.

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