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Explorer.exe missing,performed repair install now won't logon

Q: Explorer.exe missing,performed repair install now won't logon

This is a work computer plagued with problems. This morning, the computer was apparently interrupted while booting, and the desktop disappeared. Explorer.exe could be found, but not run. Reg is set properly she'll explorer.exe. I spent all afternoon trying workarounds, and nothing. Ran anti-vir, combofix, nothing detected.

Did a repair install of Windows XP pro SP2, with a windows xp pro sp2. As soon as the users come up, I get a BSOD stop error c000021a at 0xc0000005 (0x7c9106c3 0x00eaf094)

Seems to be a login problem/conflict. I've been avoiding a fresh install at all costs, as these people have old programs installed with no disks for them. Help is appreciated. The repair install will boot in safe mode, whereas the missing explorer.exe install would not.

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A: Explorer.exe missing,performed repair install now won't logon

Hi -The next logical step I would follow is to get an XP Pro CD and run sfc /scannow to try and replace any missing files Also a chkdsk /r should be performed on the system in case there are other problems If you were able to run Antivirus programs, etc, then these basics should be no problem ->>"Ran anti-vir, combofix, nothing detected."<< NOTE: Combofix is not a cure-all for these type of problems, and should never be used as such -By doing this, you can create more problems than you think you can ever solve -Always stick with the basics first, and then try other diagnostics after that. Did you try to run an OTL log to look for problems ??Regards -

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I kept getting multiple blank IE script errors when accessing computer management, windows update coming up blank, system restore screen was blank (not the calender, but the entire screen was white). I found the following solution below.

---- Disable Script debugging.
To do this:
1) Launch Internet Options.
2) On the Advanced tab, make sure that the “Disable Script Debuggingˇ" option is checked.
3) Click OK.

--- Go to the command prompt and run the following commands

cd %windir%\system32
type this command- "for /f %s in ('dir /b *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %s" without quotes

4) Paste the following lines in a notepad file and save it as repair.reg on the desktop.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

Double click the repair.reg file to import the registry keys on the box.

I did this and it seemed to fix it. I also found a _Qbot folder in my "All Users" folder and deleted it. I restarted the computer and tried to do a system restore. I can now see the calender and I picked a date to restore to, but upon reboot it say... Read more

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what do i do after i perform a repair installation because idid it so my xp would work better but its crapping out my mouse cursor laggs and everything is very very slow even though im pretty sure my drivers are all still here. anyone help me?

A:Performed A Repair Installation And Now My Compy Is Crappy

Robert S.,You could start here, reading this link. Try the suggestions, and if you still have problems please post back. hthDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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I am running win xp home. Upgraded from win 98. IE 6 is not working properly. so, I set off to repair it.

Went to add/remove programs. No explorers listed, so, repair not possible from there.

Searched windows help and found the "run" command to start repair tool. Typed it in and got this message:
-error loading setupwbv.dll
The specified module cannot be found

I cut and copied the command (in case i missed a space or a capitol letter when I typed it in) and got the same message. I looked for the file on the win cd and it wasnt there.

I followed directions to uninstall and reinstall explorer and got a message saying that setup couldn't continue due to a missing .exe file. Looked for the file on the os cd and it wasn't there either. Had to revert back to present IE 6.

Now I'm wondering if maybe I didn't purchase a defective os cd. Rare, but not unheard of.

Does anyone know of anything I can do to correct this missing .dll and .exe file problem? I can never find anything on the ms support site. This is my last resort before wiping the hard drive and doing a clean install.

Thank you for any help,

A:{RESOLVED}explorer repair tool missing

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I have just felt quite pleased on completing a recovery after an unexplained system crash, and I did think all was well until I noticed that the file in my title was not present as it always used to be.

I remember it being aroung 100 mb in size, and wonder if it is an essential requirement, and if so can it be obtained and added from anywhere.

The computer seem so far to be working ok but I would like to be sure.

Regards Ravel

A:System Reserved missing from performed recovery.

If you want to recover your system without inserting a DVD all the time,it's essential. If you don't mind,it's not. Also,if you want BitLocker,you need System Reserved.

System Reserved is the partition where recovery tools,Windows Boot Manager and BitLocker reside. If you don't have System Reserved,Windows Boot Manager will be in C:,BitLocker and recovery tools won't be available. So,if you want System Reserved available,reinstall Windows.

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i am trying to install windows xp using the repair option on my pc but it does not show up. i get past the screen where you have to press f8 but i do not get the press R to repair option.
is there any way i can create an xp installation disk with this option

A:windows xp install repair option missing

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How can I re-load Explorer without re-boot? Thanks, FreeSteve

A:Explorer has performed illegal act & will be shut down

Listen, if this keeps happening to you, you need to clean up your hard drive first. Send me an email asking for my PHDM file and I'll send it back by reply. (PDHM must appear in the subject.) It gives you all the instructions you need.

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HI i keep getting this errors after install or repair nothig works please help me,

after install:

after repair:

i have logs from install and repair if it helps,
thanks for any help!!!

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I have install some software and after that I wasn't able to open my VS2013 Community, the error I get

Missing one or more Components Please Reinstall The Application

I have seen a lot of people with same error message but all have different reason for it and none helped me, I try to Repair and uninstall and every time I get the same outcome:

Entity Framework 6.1.1 Tools for visual Stodio 2013 Package failed

Microsoft NuGet - Visual Stodio 2013 Package failed

I have seen some solution that said to uninstall nuget and install it manually and that is what I get when I try it:

The type initializer for 'VSIXInstaller.SupportedSKUs' threw an exception
I have a log file of the nuget and vs install but I don't really know what to look for in there, one thing I have notice:

> 09/07/2015 03:10:09 - System.TypeInitializationException: The type
> initializer for 'VSIXInstaller.SupportedSKUs' threw an exception. --->
> System.Security.SecurityException: Requested registry access is not
> allowed.

this is all the errors i get

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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alrighty, here's what's happening. theres a folder with a ton of music in it that I created for the sole purpose of gathering it all in one place. now, when you rollover the folder icon, double click it, explore it, search it, open it, etc, you get the send/dont-send windows error and explorer crashes and restarts when you click dont-send.

Obviously very frustrating, no? All I can do is move the folder's location. Can not copy. It never shows the folder's contents, always crashes JUST before it shows, tries to copy, search, etc. Any ideas?

thanks very very very very much.

A:Explorer crashes when any task is performed on this folder!!

problem solved. no clue how, nothing changed as far as I know. just got lucky - thanks anyway.

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So for the past month or so, explorer.exe has been crashing continuously. It happens on several occasions...

-Most notable when I first boot up Windows 7, it crashes and restarts in an assiduous manner, for maybe 10-15 times until it stops suddenly and starts working again

-When accessing files which force explorer to open, e.g. when I open a document, open the 'My Downloads' folder, and such locations (the crashing and restarting scenario occurs in every situation)

I haven't found a solution as of yet. I even tried ending the process in Task Manager and running it again... with the result of it continuing to freeze and restart even after I run it form Task Manager, until as usual, it suddenly stops crashing and starts working again.

Is there any possible solution to this which doesn't involve any type of System Restore/OS wipe?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. PC is defragged, registry and junk files cleaned using CCleaner and Disk Cleanup, issue still persists. SpyBotS&D cannot detect any malware, and ESET NOD32 cannot detect any viruses or infections either.

A:explorer.exe crashes and restarts when certain actions are performed

This is usualy caused by a bad file filter installed in explorer. And you can usualy trace it down to what type by noticing what files are in the folders you are opening.

Unless this happens at the default "libraries" or "Computer" entries as well...

Can you shed any light on where it does and maybe does not crash?

Did you install anything (Codecs, Office programs etc) just before this started?

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i keep getting that pop up every now and then and when i click out of it, my explorer shuts down and i have to reboot.
any way to fix this?

A:internet explorer has performed an illegal operation

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP

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Hello All,

Thanks Tetonbob for guiding me with my earlier posts.


I have few issues in my laptop..

machine details

Acer Aspire 4720Z
Win XP SP3

whenever i try to search anything i getting explorer.exe error. and my task bar vanishes. and also i am not able to access specific sites (getting message like navigation cancelled)

I desperately need some help from you .

Based on the link provided, i have downloaded gmer and dds stuffs. and ran it..

I was able to run the dds and extract the logs.

here is the output for dds.txt

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by VASIKARAN at 22:30:28.03 on Wed 12/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1178 [GMT 1:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1201 [VPS 080724-1] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDevi... Read more

A:explorer.exe crashes when search operation performed, win XP

Hello again -

As stated in our pre-posting sticky topic...



If you have more than one antivirus software installed, leave only ONE and uninstall the others

While this may seem like greater protection, it can cause problems including slowdowns, system hangs or even crashes. This can happen if both AntiVirus applications attempt to access the same file at the same time. This may cause the applications to interfere with each other, or cause the system to lock up. It can also be a drain on system resources, making a machine run slower than it should.

I see you have more than one Anti-Virus program installed, avast! and AVG. Choose one to keep and uninstall the other.

Any antivirus program must be removed via add/remove program.
For any program that doesn't have an add/remove entry, you will have to do this:re-install the program -> reboot -> uninstallIt appears avast! may be only partially installed, in which case also use this removal tool from avast!



Once you've done that,

Let's try this version of gmer.

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. Double click the exe file.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO, then use the following setting... Read more

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My attempt at a repair of Windows XP has gone poorly. Hung at 34 minutes. Unplugged the modem and printer just in case. Restarted computer and now it will not let me boot from the CD fro a fresh try at the repair. It tries to resume set-up, but tells me it is missing the asms file.
Any help here, please?

A:Trouble with Windows XP repair install--missing asms file?

It may Help us if you explain why you needed to Repair it? It could be many things.

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Hi all,

I'm looking for some assistance. I posted a while ago regarding this issue and I thought I had managed to find the source however, the problem has re-emerged again. I had submitted another update on my previous thread but haven't received any feedback from the guy who was providing help.

In summary, Windows Explorer regularly crashes - when I say regularly, I mean every time i access windows explorer.

I completed a repair install and thought this fixed the issue but it hasn't.

The crash is not related to any particular folder - it can happen when accessing My Docs or Prog Files, or any other folder.

I have also tried setting up a new profile but this didn't work.

Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance for any assistance offered.


A:Windows Explorer keeps crashing despite repair install

I didn't read the 132 pages of your original thread. Do you have a restore point before this happened?
Try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker reboot, repeat 3 times if you get errors.

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1st create a two partition hard drive layout in Windows 7.

In windows 7 download a freebie utility "Easus todo backup" of course un tick all the b.s. install options

In windows 7 Use Easus to do the following Create a full byte by byte copy on the separate partition along with installing Microsoft ASR and Using Easus to create a boot able PE disk.

Once done you can test the integrity of your backup prior to an 8 upgrade install.

Once the integrity checks are finished choose the upgrade installation of 8 have fun with it.

It's a simple procedure to restoring 7 by booting from the Easus PE disk and restoring the created image roughly 25min depending on the speed of your PC And reverting back to the 0day backup of your 7 installation "programs and all" .

While I had 8 installed I created a byte by byte of that as well and cloned it to another testbeds hard drive using the dissimilar hardware feature in Easus giving me a fully functional upgrade installation on a separate testbed machine.

Further Details:
This is a great method for testing hardware compatibility as drivers will need to be reinstalled on the testbed machine giving one a real time compatibility acid test. So far I've managed to get hardware working that according to the Seven 64bit compatibility database is incompatible. So for the purposes of testing hardware compatibility it's a nice option.

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I was getting virus support in this thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic411831.html

my entire situation is posted there (most relevant can be found on the last page.)

Please help I have been working tirelessly for 3 wks to fix my computer, I'm so dissapointed that I finally resorted to formatting my HD and now it is slower then ever.

There are 107 system updates, even doing 1 at a time ia taking far to long and often freezing...

A:Performed Vista Clean Install computer slower then ever and cannot update

The title of this thread says you did a clean install. Does that mean you formatted the disc and then installed the OS? If so, did you then install all appropriate drivers beginning with the chipset driver?

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M58 Desktop (ThinkCentre)SN: MJEXBRPModel:7244A39I performed a clean install of Windows 10 x64 on this older machine, was unable to locate 2 device drivers:PCI Serial Port:-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&SUBSYS_304717AA&REV_03-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&SUBSYS_304717AA-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&CC_070002-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&CC_0700PCI Simple Communications Controller-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_304717AA&REV_03-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_304717AA-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_078000-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_0780Windows updates cannot find the driver, unable to locate it using the ven and dev IDs, and last but not least I have also tried using Lenovo Service Bridge to no avail. If someone- anyone can help me locate the proper drivers to work on this machine running Windows 10 that would be great.

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Thanks to your support re https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/dc480a44-d695-4daa-9bba-1c1d80e9caa3/where-to-download-bootable-windows-7-repair-for-usb?forum=w7itprogeneral&prof=required, I've managed to create a Windows 7 64bit
bootable on a USB.
The supposed logon screen came up with distorted graphic before. Now having run the auto repair with the newly created USB, the supposed logon screen shows only some regular graphic pattern and the logon dialog is still nowhere to be seen. I've tried entering
username and password presuming the fields were there but not visible. The computer would just reset when I hit Enter after entering the password.

I wonder how I can start repair at the command prompt. Any help will be appreciated. I've got no image to restore with or recovery point to restore from.
Thanks a lot.

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Huge problem here, and also a real challenging puzzle for all you really smart gurus out there.

My computer (Windows XP Pro sp3) was lagging so badly (1-2 hours) at logon that I decided to to a complete repair. I didn't have my original CD so I used a windows keyfinder software to show what key I was using at the time, wrote that down, and then did a repair of my os. I booted from a friend's windows xp pro sp3 cd and used the "repair existing installation" option. It asked for my cd key (something I was told they wouldn't, luckily I was safe and got the key anyway) and I typed it in. It told me it was invalid, so I chose the option to wait until later to enter it (I thought that it might be able to update and then connect to the internet and then see that it was valid). After the repair was complete I logged on, but during the logon it told me that I needed to enter the cd key before I could logon. I clicked the option "enter cd key" but instead of giving me a dialog box to enter the key into it just hung. All I can see is my desktop picture and a (responsive) cursor.

It does not respond to ctrl+alt+delete, right-click, or anything else.

Any ideas? I really don't want to reinstall windows and lose all my files, since I have a bunch of un-reinstallable programs (1-day freebies) installed that I don't want to loose.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows XP Repair and Hanging Logon

Welcome to TSG!

The Product Key type must match the CD type, OEM to OEM, Retail to Retail. If they are different, the key won't work.
You can call MS and explain what happened, but I don't know if they would give you a key to use. They help with Activation issues where a different disk was used to install, but usually you are able to enter the key.

Either way though, you need to be able to get to the screen to enter the code they will give you.

This might happen if you had IE7 or IE8 installed, and did not uninstall before the repair.
The repair would have re-installed some IE6 files causing version mismatches, and I know the Activation wizard uses some of the core IE files, so the wizard that asks for the product key may have the same issue.
Usually doesn't hang though, usually just a blank window, or a loop saying you must activate, you are already activated, then back to you must activate.

Can you boot into Safe Mode, or Safe Mode with Command Prompt?
If so, navigate to Windows\IEX\spuninst, where X is the version of IE you had. If you upgraded to 7 then to 8, start with 8.
Double click, or type spuninst.exe to uninstall. After uninstalling IE8, repeat the same in the IE7\spuninst folder.

If you can't get to Safe Mode, you can try uninstalling IE8/IE7 from the Recovery Console.
To boot the XP Recovery Console:
Set your system to boot from CD, either by setting the boot order in the BIOS, or using the boot menu if your system provides one, usually b... Read more

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Hey Tech Support Forums, I seem to have gotten myself into a small dilemma... A few weeks back, I was fiddling with windowblinds and StyleXP and at some point decided to change my logon screen. Well, it went a little haywire and didn't come out right. I didn't have the time to redo what i'd done, so by the time I got around to it, i'd forgotten what to do to fix it.

Basically, whenever I switch users/logout or anything to get me to the logon screen, I have an error message titled "Parser Message" saying, "Value creation failed " at line 40" and I have to hit the "Esc" button 10 times before I get the default logon screen (looks like the Windows 2000 logon window) with which I can logon with.

No hurry, i'm just starting to get annoyed with having to deal with hitting esc all the time. Also, could someone inform me on how I should go about changing it SAFELY in the future? (i.e. backup files, how to correctly do it, etc.)

Thanks ahead of time.


A:Windows XP Logon Screen Repair

try with this Logon Loader Recovery Tool from:


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All of a sudden, my computer crashes every time when starting up the computer. When it gets to the "Windows" screen with the small moving dots that form the windows logo, it crashes just as they start their animation.

I've tried using Startup Repair, as well as command line repair (possibly the same thing?), but they are telling me that they aren't finding anything wrong. Also reverting to a previous state results in an error and I can't do a system restore because I have no system restore points. I was able to backup all of my most important files, thanks to that excellent guide on here which tells you how to use the "load driver" window to do it. So, I'm confident that my hard-drive is still mostly functional, since searching through it went fine, with no corrupt files or anything noticed. At first I thought the problem was something other than my hard-drive/installation, so I put my hard-drive into another computer (which was working fine) and experienced the same problem.

I read about the "repair install" option and got really excited that this might fix my problem. However, I read that you can only do it while logged in (which, again, I cannot do) and this was confirmed when I tried to do it anyway. This sounds like the perfect option for me, but I can't get the computer to let me log in, whether in safe mode or not.

Does anyone have any other ideas about what I can do? I'd really like to avoid doing a fresh install of Windows 7, if at al... Read more

A:Windows 7 crashes on startup. Can't restore, repair or repair install

Have you tried running a sfc\ scannow from command prompt?

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hey guys
i kinda screwed up my gfs toshiba laptop
anyways it's in the start up repair infinite loop but i think i found the perfect fix i need where i can keep her files on the computer too
i'm trying to do this Repair Install
i tried doing this Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
but didnt work
anyways when i boot from windows 7 cd and try to upgrade from there. it says there is a compatibility report. it tells me to remove the cd then restart the upgrade so windows loads normally <- but mine will just start in the start up repair infinite loop

any suggestions guys? just looking to keep files that are on the laptop and get rid of the infinite loop
sorry if this is the wrong place to post this

A:how to do repair install with start up repair infinite loop?

Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create

Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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My wife's PC crashed today and got into a startup repair loop. I'm hoping that I can do a repair install, but I can't figure out how to do so. Here's the details:

Her system is just a few months old. Here are the specs:
ASUS P8Z77-Mpro motherboard
Intel i5-3570K (not overclocked) - intel cooler
8GB RAM (can't remember what kind - maybe G.Skil)
Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti video card
Corsair TX-850 PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit from a clean install on a Corsair SSD (including Program Files/Program Files (x86)
Users directory on Samsung SATA drive with other stuff that isn't installed in Program Files directories.

The problem:
Today she wanted to play Skyrim, so she ran the Skyrim Nexus Mod Manager.
It had an update. She downloaded and installed the update, the tried to run the game.
When the game launched it started Steam and tried to download updates (there is a new update to Skyrim that came out a couple of days ago), and she walked away.
When she came back it was on Startup Repair screen saying it could not repair the problem. The Error text is:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature03: unknown
Problem Signature04: 21200018
Problem Signature05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature06: 24
Problem Signature07: Corrupt File
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A:Startup Repair loop, how to do a repair install

BTW, I also tried to manually replace the registry files by copying from c:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\
to the c:\Windows\System32\config directory (after backing up the original files of course).

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I have two Windows 10 installations on my PC. Primary and temp.
The primary installation cannot boot with error "The boot configuration data file is missing some required information ".

This happened aftter I wiped out another third disk which was the PC's original disk and apparently kept some boot info.

I have a USB boot disk but that does not see my Primary Windows 10 installation because the drive is running a 950 pro m.2 ssd which there is no drivers for when booted in the USB.

So there is no way that I know of, to use the USB and run a boot repair option on Primary installation.

The other Temp installation can boot into windows 10 and it does see my Primary installation's partition ... but how do I repair Primary while booted in Temp ?

It is a UEFI pc.

A:How to repair a win10 ssd install with no driver for usb repair ?

From an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt type:

bcdboot D:\Windows

The drive letter in red will be the drive letter to your primary Windows 10 assigned by the temp Windows 10.

Then run msconfig, select the boot tab, and adjust the time delay to make your selection and the Windows 10 that you want as default.

You can also install and run EasyBCD to edit your boot menu to change the names of the Windows entries on the boot menu to whatever you want.

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My WinXp SP2 system (with 3 Partions - C: D: & E: of about 50gb each) was running absolutely fine until yesterday when I did a Spyware scan with SuperAntiSpyware and left the system for a while. When I returned the system had rebooted and the screen was blank (black with the mouse scroll). I rebooted again and when it reached the welcome screen it stuck and the desktop won't open.

After trying several times I tried to repair my Xp installation so I booted with the Xp CD and when it asked whether I want to reinstall or repair, I selected the (R) option -> 1: and Rebooted again. Nothing! the same problem.

Then I selected Install Xp option and when it prompted to repair after dfetected previous Xp I did that. This time a large number of files were copied but some files could not be copied as it asked me to either quit installation or skip those files. I skipped them.

When the system booted I got to a screen where it said "windows will now detect devices such as mouse and keybord" but half way through the scroll bar got stck" and when I tried rebooting again the same thing happened.

I finally tried the last option that came to my mind and decided to reinstall WinXp on the same Partion (even though I got a warning that previous installation and applications will be deleted). This time also the same thing happened where files were copied and some files were skipped, but when the system Rebooted it was BAD!.

I got the error:

C000021A Fatal S... Read more

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I was changing the permissions to one of the user accounts on my laptop, but now that account has disappeared from the welcome screen, although you can log onto the account if u change to the standard windows logon.
However It does not appear in the user accounts in control panel, i have even tried using the run command "control userpasswords2" to access it but it is not listed there as a valid account either, however if i try to recreate the account i get an error msg saying it already exists, i cannot even find a way of deleting the account...HELP!!!!please ( i have windows xp home edition)

A:xp logon missing

If you disabled the account it will not show up in the Normal Users Accounts or UserPasswords2. From Userpasswords2 click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Advanced button. Then open up the users folder.

Were you screwing around in the Registry.

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I right click on the .exe file in the file manager and select Pin to Start Menu. The Tile appears and works. However, the next time I log on that tile has disappeared. Any ideas on what's happening?

A:Tile missing on every logon

What is the executable you are trying to pin?

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I have Win XP Professoinal on an OEM installed Dell Dimension 4600C. My user logon seems to be missing.

Recently I installed some antivirus software that comes with my ATT DSL
account. An error encountered during the install prompted me to make a
registry change that involved something like changing the parent
permissions - I recall two check boxes beneath the user accounts.

Regardless, I backed up the registry prior to making the change. After I
edited the registry, I noticed two things. 1) The only user account that
was listed in the Registry editor which was "Guest" was gone. 2) The drives were missing on "My computer" and there was just a box that had a:-z:.

Now when I restart the computer my user account and icon is missing
and there is a blue screen with a windows xp icon to the right of center and it hangs.

I cannot start in safe mode. I get the same screen as above. I was able to
start receovery console after I used NT Offline Password and Registry
Editor to "unenforce" the administrator password login since it wouldn't
take a blank password or my usual password.

My question is - can I recover. I do have a registry backup and I have all
of my data backed up. I'm just trying to avoid reinstalling programs. I am
aware of repair installs. Just wondering if there is a better option.

Thank you!

A:Missing User Logon in XP

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When i boot up the system hangs at the blue windows xp screen, the 'Windows is starting' is missing and it goes no further, the logon screen does not appear so i can't get in. I have recovery console on and i can get into the drive by booting in from another drive/operating system. how can i rectify the problem?


A:XP, Welcome screen missing, cannot logon

have you tried firing up your syystem and hitting F8 on your keyboard to get into "safe mode " ?

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W-7 with SP1.
Have 2 User accounts; one as "pat Admin", the other as "alex Admin, Password protected."
Whether booting, Restart, Switch User, Log off the "alex Administrator, Password Protected" does not appear anywhere except in "User Accounts, Manage another account" from the CP.
It boots directly to "pat", Switch User" just opens back to "pat", same with Log off.

PC had been infected with mucho Adware and was cleaned with this problem resulting.

System Restore had no affect, it rebooted to "pat" with no User option.
Safe Mode has no affect.

"alex" in "Manage Accounts", "Make changes to alex's account", has the 7 options available.

"netplwiz", "Users" has "alez" and "pat". "pat" is accessable to add a password, "alex" is not clickable.

I can access all of Alex core folders in "C:, Users, alex"

Help appreciated

A:Logon missing for Admin

In netplwiz / Users, is Alex still an admin? If not, can you click on Alex or click Properties and go to Group Membership and make him so? Then reboot.

Otherwise, I would assume corruption of the account, and would rescue data, delete the account and make a new one.

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Have a Gateway Desktop. Upgraded from 8 to 8.1.
Somehow I disabled the disabled Password Logon and its back asking for a password at boot.
Owner doesn't remember original password when setup.
I have a password blanking cd that I've used on both 8 and 8.1 pc's.
The problem is I can't boot from the CD and I can't, obviously, use that wonderful new setting, "Update", "Update and Recovery" and the option to boot with USB, CD etc. since I can't access the OS.
I have the BIOS set for the CD/DVD drive for first boot however boot options only show the "UEFI: ST....." drive.
So I can't boot from within or without.


A:Can't boot from CD (w-8.1) Missing Logon password

Never mind.
Found the CSM to boot into Legacy boot and was able to see the boot order.
Thanks to those who thought of me before answering.

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I'm running some tests on Windows 8.1 Ent, and one of them is configuring VPN.
I have no problems with setting up the VPN connection(Using Check Point VPN) and I can connect a get IP address, when connecting from the desktop.
I want to be able to connect to the VPN before I log on the laptop, which should be possible.
In the logon screen, there is a icon for the Networks, where you can connect to WiFi etc.
I had at one point also the option to connect to VPN, but now its missing!?!
I have removed and configured the VPN connection a number of times now, and still it's not on the logon screen. It appears when I'm on the desktop but not before I'm logged on.
Is there a option that I'm missing, which allows the VPN connection to be visible at the logon screen??

Poul Behrendt DK

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I somehow lost my logon screen prompt. I have more than one user on my home PC and want to prevent other users accessing my account, but when I boot up I log straight on without having to enter the administrator password. I get prompted for a password only when logging on and off between users. Can someone suggest how to fix this please.


A:Logon prompt screen missing

Run a search for


If you don't have that on yourcomputer anymore, that's the problem. Just download a fresh copy by searching www.ask.co.uk

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I have a bit of an odd one to me.I've worked on this computer before- and to give you an idea as to why I don't want to reimage it, it is the laptop of a coworker's son who was killed in action- his mother has had me repair it a few times when it had problems.She gave it to me a few months ago when the logon screen stopped coming up. This is an Acer Aspire- so you see the windows "Starting Windows XP" screen and then it rolls over to the acer Aspire background screen. The mouse icon appears. And then it sits there, forever.alt-control-delete doesn't work.I have replaced the kernel and logonui from i386- didn't work.I have scandisk/spinrite/virus scanned the disk- found some problems, fixed them, didn't work.I have rebuilt the windows install- didn't work.I've used UBCD to check out the registry and disk, and I can gain access to everything just fine- I just can't get it to get to the logon screen to actually allow you onto the system.I've made a couple of backups of the data to be sure it's safe.Suggestions very much welcome.

A:Windows XP missing Logon / unable to log on

<<I have rebuilt the windows install- didn't work.>>It helps if we know exactly what you did and did not do.Whatever "rebuilding the windows install" might be...it's not necessarily an effective solution for every computer situation. In fact, it's quite ineffective when confronted with hardware and malware situations.Did you run the correct respective hard drive diagnostic, downloadable from the hard drive manufacturer's website?Louis

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A computer I am working on has a strange problem. When booting up the machine(win98) the machine bypasses the logon box(name, password, domain)and goes directly to the first screen, you know my computer, net. neighborhood, I don't know the proper name for this screen. I have numerous other 98 machines that do the logon correctly. The network is running tcp/ip and DHCP to connect to the network.

A:{Advice Offered} - Missing win98 logon box


Ok, there are a few things to check:

1) Do a search for *.pwl When you have a list of all these files, delete them.

2) Check the network settings and make sure that the PC is using the Client for Microsoft Networks logon.

3) If it still does not work, then you might have the wrong driver for your network card. Get the latest driver for the network card (a good place to look is www.windrivers.com ). Put the drivers onto a diskette, and then open up Device manager and delete the Network Card entry. Then reboot. Win9x will auto-detect the card, and you will either be given the oppertunity to install the updated driver then, or Win98 will install the old driver again. If it installs the old driver again, then go into Device manager, select the network card and go to it's properties, and then click on the Update Driver button.

Good luck

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I don't know what to do please help

A:logon program cant start because DEVOBJ.dll is missing

Hello aprilbennett and welcome to TSF!

Did you do anything prior to this happening such as turning off you're laptop during windows updates, install drivers/software or perhaps dropping your laptop?

Do you have access to a windows 7 repair disk?

Also could you please list the make and model of your computer/laptop, or if its custom build the full spec (including PSU)


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I have a problem - there are no user icons on my "interactive logon screen" - only the "Turn off Pete's Laptop" button down at the bottom left. I normally use the XP-click-on-your-username-next-to-the-sunflower-or-snowboarder logon screen. Pressing ctrl-alt-del does not bring up a logon dialogue box - at my logon screen I usually just click on one of my user profiles. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary on my computer before shutting down last night, and I have antivirus / malware software running always and nothing showed up prior to logging off - in fact nothing has shown up for ages.

Now I can't get into my computer at all, even using different safe modes - there are just no users shown. I've searched for "fixes" on MS-KB but can't find anything that resembles this problem except for an old post on this forum here. And what folk were saying to do on that thread was a little above my head. Sorry to be really thick, but can someone help me please?

My OS is XP SP2; I have 2 user accounts that usually show up - one is "Pete" (my usual one, a limited account) and the other is "System Protection" (admin account that I only use to install programmes and make system changes - habit of mine left over from Linux days) - I was using Pete last night. Guest and admin accounts do not usually show up as options to click on - never enabled them. My laptop came with a recovery section loaded ... Read more

A:Missing all user icons at logon screen!

Sony VAIO. Typical problem. You need to call their tech support if still under warranty. If out of warranty, reinstall the 8 disc recovery set.
It may be a spyware, trojan, or virus problem, but that is not helpful if you cannot boot up to fix it.
The Sony VAIO does not allow a Windows XP repair... only recovery or restore of the original install set... so you may be forced to reformat and reinstall.

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I have a Vundo infection so I tried to use combofix. Everything seem to be correct but I am not able to logon correctly another time to windows XP. Since this machine is from work, I am administrator with network profile password but don't have the password for the computer standing alone (no network) Now, when I try to log on there is a message that says that GINAG42B.dll is missing. I have remove the hard disk and look for it on windows/system32 and is already there. Since I don't have the local password I am not able to log into the computer to uninstall combofix. Don't know what to do, any help would be appreciated.
Thanks and regards

A:Combofix error dll missing on windows logon

Hi NEWYNE, and welcome to BleepingComputer.ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.I will see if I can get a moderator to move this topic to the Am I Infected forum where it will get the kind of attention it warrants.

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I have a problem - there are no user icons on my "interactive logon screen" - only the "Turn off Pete's Laptop" button down at the bottom left. I normally use the XP-click-on-your-username-next-to-the-sunflower-or-snowboarder logon screen. Pressing ctrl-alt-del does not bring up a logon dialogue box - at my logon screen I usually just click on one of my user profiles. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary on my computer before shutting down last night, and I have antivirus / malware software running always and nothing showed up prior to logging off - in fact nothing has shown up for ages.

Now I can't get into my computer at all, even using different safe modes - there are just no users shown. I've searched for "fixes" on MS-KB but can't find anything that resembles this problem. Sorry to be really thick but can someone help me please?

My OS is XP SP2; I have 2 user accounts that usually show up - one is "Pete" (my usual one, a limited account) and the other is "System Protection" (admin account that I only use to install programmes and make system changes) - I was using Pete last night. Guest and admin accounts do not usually show up as options to click on - never enabled them. My laptop came with a recovery section loaded onto a hidden (and hopefully protected) partition on the HD - unfortunately I don't know how to access this if I can't get into the comp. When I first loaded Windows I remember... Read more

A:Missing all user icons at logon screen!

The recovery partition is usually booted if you press one of the F keys during startup and to make the recovery disks work you have to start the computer up with the first one you made in the Cd drive. (So that it will boot from the CD)

Also I don't know why you would have 2 Accounts unless you have a 5 year old that gets on the computer too. I would just have one account that is admin but thats just me.

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Hello BleepingComputer,

I recently ran my MBAM (malwarebytes) for an antimalware scan, and it had detected C:\WINDOWS\system32\logon.exe as a Trojan.Agent,and before thinking it through, I decided to go along with its decision and "delete on reboot." Now everytime I login, a windows error message comes up that says "missing logon.exe, check your system if its spelled right, etc etc" and it seems everytime I open up Windows Explorer, it crashes... Is there any way I can get a "replacement logon.exe," or what else can I do?
Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Missing C:\Windows\system32\logon.exe?/MOVED

Logon.exe is malware...winlogon.exe is a valid Windows file.http://www.baidumsg.com/Howtoremove/Howtoremove_40281.htmlhttp://www.prevx.com/filenames/X1615289856.../LOGON.EXE.htmlhttp://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/winlogon.exe.htmlI am going to suggest that your post be moved to the Am I Infected forum, where those more knowledgeable can assist you.Louis

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Okay so I followed this tutorial: Change Windows 7 Logon/Logoff Screensaver! and I know this ia a common problem but anyways I receive an error that Direct 3D 9.0 is missing. Keep in mind this is for the windows 7 logon screen... How do I enable this so I can have my own custom screensavers at the logon screen???

Also I have gotten the logon.scr file but I don't want to use that screensaver at the logon screen...

A:Direct 3D 9.0 is missing on Windows 7 logon screen... how to enable?

Bump... I still need help with this problem please...

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I came across this issue this morning on my home PC. I have a Windows 7 64-bit PC with three profiles, my wife's, mine, and my daughter's. Previously when someone tried to log in all three profiles would be displayed so each profile could be selected. However this morning instead of seeing the three profiles I see two options: the active profile and a button that says other users. I select other users and I can log on to any profile so nothing appears to be missing. If I power the system down, when it comes back up I see the last profile logged on and the other users option. If someone could give me an idea as to why this occurred and how to fix it I would appreciate it.

A:User login profiles missing from screen, but still able to logon

Hello JC, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help fix this for you.

Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User

Hope this helps,

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Hello sir,

How are you,sir? I'm sorry for interrupting your day. Actually I'm facing the same problem with BORDOIS , I have already went through your guidance sir, but got problem downloading locatefiles.bat and cannot run combofix.exe, error message said it cannot run cmd.

So i just can provide you the hijack.log here.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:31:25 AM, on 4/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Hartono\LOCALS~1\Temp\mas... Read more

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My windows 8 install gives me with everything i want to do a logon screen for server on explorer.exe.
Most of the time it says something for xbmc.

I have installed xbmc on windows 8 and this is being interupted by this logon screen

Anybody else with the same problems?

A:Logon screen for explorer.exe

hi, whenever i use 3rd party programs and have problems with them i go to there support section and now Windows support ,one has to assume the problem is with xbmc ,good luck

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Cpu: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.06GHz HT
Ram: 1.5 gigs
Hardrives: 80 gigs, 60 gigs, 500 gigs
Os: Windows Pro Sp3 and Debian

When i log on to my computer explorer will load all icons and the task-bar but it will not load the "Notification Area" when i click on any icon or anything on the desktop nothing happens so i crtl-alt-delete and log off and re-log in everything is fine

Do you think this is a driver issue or an app issue

i have used Autoruns to prob the the problem but to no avail

Also would you like any logs

A:Explorer sometimes hangs on logon

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