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Windows cannot find my desktop after logon

Q: Windows cannot find my desktop after logon

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 came from those available in Windows 7 Home Premium version.

My knowledge of Windows is probably that of an "advanced newbie". Your input / help toward resolving this problem would be much appreciated.

George2006

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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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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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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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Hi,

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....
Thanks

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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.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
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
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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 betwee... Read more

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Hello,
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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I have a Toshiba (Satellite) laptop running Windows 8 that has been working for over a year. This morning when my wife turned it on it did the normal IPL .. displayed the initial windows 8 style picture on screen then went to the log on screen. After logging on with the correct password you get a blank screen but I am not sure that I would call it a BSOD screen its just that the desktop doesn't come up.. I can do the usual CTL-ALT-DEL and get to the TASKMANAGER to come up where upon you can change whatever you wish. I have disabled all of the extras that startup when you boot the computer but it still does the same thing. Nothing I do changes the fact that I never get to the normal desktop.

I have looked for the correct keys that allow you to boot into the configuration menu and the safe mode menu but can not find them on this laptop. Any/all help with the problems mentioned above would be greatly appreciated.

ROBO

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Windows 7 sp1 RTM: Logon, Desktop Sidebar & Windows Live Sign in Assitant Issues (unknown minnor issues-if you face the same issues, please post it here)

Hi Guys , please read the clarification before going to the issues part.

Clarification :
I faced a few issues after installing the Windows 7 sp1 RTM. I am very sure (100%) that these are the Windows 7 sp1 RTM fault (already gone through a few discussions and tested by myself on various ways).

There is no problem with IE9 RTM as these problems were also existing when I used IE8 (Original file came with my Windows 7 pack).

I am certain that my Windows Live Sign In Assitant has no problem at all (tested with latest Windows Live Essential 2011 pack-the one with minor update).

Everything works properly prior/before of the installation of Windows 7 sp1 RTM (of course by reverting back the Windows 7 sp1 RTM to Windows 7 will solve everything).

The point is I want the solution for Windows 7 sp1 RTM. Hope you can help. Kindly view my issues below.

OS Platform: Windows 7 sp1 RTM
Browser: Internet Explorer 9 RTM (Version 9.0.8112.16421)

Issues :
1) Error on Logon: After I log off my computer (pressed the log off button only) and re-logon back, parts of the Windows Live Sign In Assistant were disabled (with an error message box). ~view snapshot 1

2) Desktop Sidebar issue: Some of the gadgets are not working properly or not fully functioning. Examples; usage gauge in O&O DiskStat is not working but the hard disk spa... Read more

A:Windows 7 sp1 RTM: Logon, Desktop Sidebar & Windows Live Sign in Assit

Un-install it, then look here Windows Live Sign-In Assistant - Windows Live

Also see this http://winliveid.spaces.live.com/blo...3AAC!222.entry

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Hey im having some problems after i boot my computer with win7 x64. After the usual startup process which is fine, it logs onto my user and the screen just goes all black.. No taskbar, icons or anything. Mouse clicking doesn't work, and only occasionally i can provoke the taskmamager to work with ctrl, alt, del.. But what ever i click there it just sends me back to the black screen.. Its really annoying and ive considered just formating it, but the windows cd i have is only an upgrade version which i cant use as it just says the system is too new.. And i really cant afford a new win 7 cd.. Especially not with the soon release of win8.. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Windows not responding after user logon, desktop non responsive

Can you run in Safe Mode ?

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i have a lenovo c3/c4/c5 series windows 8.1 desktop that cannot logon onto the password!

when you press the letter r, a black dot by itself stays in the password windows 8.1 password logon screen, in the box!

i have pressed f1 to enter the bios section after restarting the desktop, but before the lenovo logo shows, and the administrator and power password were not installed, according to the security section in the bios!

i then installed both the administrator and power password from the security section from the bios but now before you logon onto the windows 8.1 password logon section, you need to type in the new power password that was saved from the security section from the bios, before you logon onto the windows 8.1 password logon screen section!

it still has the one black dot, after typing the letter R, in the windows 8.1 password logon screen, even after installing the power and administrator password from the security section from the bios!

i wanted to use hirens 15.2 mini windows xp to reset the windows 8.1 password from the usb flash drive outside of windows, but i do not know how to do change the boot order to boot from the usb flash drive from the bios!

i need to know what section that you need to go to in the bios to change the boot order, so that in boots from the usb flash drive!

i have already tried to do a power reset, disconnectiing all of the peripherals, including the power cable, with all of the lights off, then holding and pressing the power butto... Read more

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i have a lenovo c3/c4/c5 series windows 8.1 desktop that cannot logon onto the password!

when you press the letter r, a black dot by itself stays in the password windows 8.1 password logon screen, in the box!

i have pressed f1 to enter the bios section after restarting the desktop, but before the lenovo logo shows, and the administrator and power password were not installed, according to the security section in the bios!

i then installed both the administrator and power password from the security section from the bios but now before you logon onto the windows 8.1 password logon section, you need to type in the new power password that was saved from the security section from the bios, before you logon onto the windows 8.1 password logon screen section!

it still has the one black dot, after typing the letter R, in the windows 8.1 password logon screen, even after installing the power and administrator password from the security section from the bios!

i wanted to use hirens 15.2 mini windows xp to reset the windows 8.1 password from the usb flash drive outside of windows, but i do not know how to do change the boot order to boot from the usb flash drive from the bios!

i need to know what section that you need to go to in the bios to change the boot order, so that in boots from the usb flash drive!

i have already tried to do a power reset, disconnectiing all of the peripherals, including the power cable, with all of the lights off, then holding and pressing the power butto... Read more

A:cannot logon onto windows 8.1 password on a lenovo c3/c4/c5 series desktop

First off, you do not need to setup a Bios password or Hard Drive password, unless you want, you can boot into the Bios and remove these.
If you can't type in the login field in Windows use the Onscreen Keyboard (see Attached) Other then that, due to forum rules, we cannot assist you with Password removal or circumvention,

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I have two brand new Windows 7 Professorial Machines and when I connect to them via Remote Desktop, the logon screen shows "Windows XP Professional" and the classic logon screen. When I try to logon nothing works, domain user, administrator, local user, etc.

I have looked at all the local security policies and since these are joined on the domain, I've looked at the Group Policies, and see nothing that would force an "XP" mode during Remote Desktop.

We do have a Terminal Server (2008) and a 2003 Domain Controller, but I am not using it to connect to these brand new machines.
 

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I have XP Home on my laptop.. I ran AVG and had many Virut viruses.. AVG cleaned/removed... When I went back to logon on I received the windows logon window. I entered name and PW and then it quickly flashed "loading personal settings" but then it said logging off and went back to the logon screen... This happened over and over.. It does the same in safe mode. I am unable to get into the program....

I then installed XP PRO in the same drive...did not partition. So now when I log on I have a choice between either home or pro but I cannot get into home and that is where most of my files are...

Can anybody help. I do have another PC

A:XP Home Windows Logon Closes Before Showing Desktop or Icons

If you are sure you are infected with the Virut virus I have some bad news. This taken from another post but you may want to go to the Am I infected forum and have someone read your scan just to be sure. It appears the only way to truly get rid of Virunt is to format and re-install. C:\WINDOWS\system32\reader_s.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Unloaded process successfully.Your System is infected with Virut!!Virut is a file infecting virus which is able to modify itself each and every time it runs. In addition, when it infects, sometimes it will destroy the file it tries to latch onto. For these reasons, you really can't truly fix Virut. You will need to format/reinstall the operating system on this machine.More information:http://free.avg.com/66558There are bugs in the viral code. When the virus produces infected files, it also creates non-functional files that also contain the virus.http://home.mcafee.com/VirusInfo/VirusProf...aspx?key=143034W32/Virut.h is a polymorphic, entry point obscuring (EPO) file infector with IRC bot functionality. It can accept commands to download other malware on the compromised machine.It appends to the end of the last section of executable (PE) files an encrypted copy of its code. The decryptor is polymorphic and can be located either: Immediately before the encrypted code at the end of the last sectionAt the end of the code section of the infected host in 'slack-space' (assuming there is any)At the original entry po... Read more

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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 laptop which is slow to load into the Desktop. Booting up takes the 'standard' amount of time, and everything progresses normally until the splash screen which has 'Windows 7 Professional' written at the bottom.

Normally the 'Windows 7 Professional screen' almost instantly brings up the appropriate user account and a password box; however on this particular troubled laptop there is a delay of 30 - 90 seconds before the password entry field is presented.

I have scanned for viruses (there are none), and installed all available Windows updates, however this has not lead to any improvement.

To further test the laptop I have created another user account, without a password, and temporarily disabled the original user account. However there is still a substantial delay between the 'W7 Professional' screen and the desktop loading.

If anybody has any advice on how to overcome this issue it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Windows taking a long time to reach the user logon prompt / desktop?

Do you have a lot of programs that load at start up?.

Reinstate your original User Name & then post a screen shot of the Start Up tab of System Configuration. This will tell us what gets loaded at Start Up. To find this type, msconfig in the search box after pressing the Start button. When that opens select the Start Up tab.

Also have a look in Start Up in All Programs to see if there are programs set to load there as well.

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Hi All,

I have a Windows 7 laptop which is slow to load into the Desktop. Booting up takes the 'standard' amount of time, and everything progresses normally until the splash screen which has 'Windows 7 Professional' written at the bottom.

Normally the 'Windows 7 Professional screen' almost instantly brings up the appropriate user account and a password box; however on this particular troubled laptop there is a delay of 30 - 90 seconds before the password entry field is presented.

I have scanned for viruses (there are none), and installed all available Windows updates, however this has not lead to any improvement.

To further test the laptop I have created another user account, without a password, and temporarily disabled the original user account. However there is still a substantial delay between the 'W7 Professional' screen and the desktop loading.

If anybody has any advice on how to overcome this issue it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

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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: 12.0.1.69, time stamp: 0x5a4de952
Faulting module name: QuickTime.qts_unloaded, version: 0.0.0.0, 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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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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My system:
Dell XPS600 3.0GHz Pentium D830
2GB DDR2 SDRAM, Windows XP Prof. Media Center
256MB Nvidia GeForce 6800 Graphics Card
Serial ATA RAID 0 With Dual 250GB Hard Drives
Dell 20" Flat Screen 2005FPW & dual monitor
Sony Trinitron 100ES
48x CD-RW
16x DVD+/-RW
LG DVD/CD burner (external)
iOGear Tri-select Ion (160GB hard drive - external)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, PCIw/Dolby Digital EX, IEEE1394 7.1 channel, THX cert.

Every time I click on a graphics file on my desktop, I get an error message as follows: "Windows cannot find 'C:\Documents and Settings\Bill Cline\Desktop\Boats\<eg>9819a.jpg' Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search." The files and folders on my desktop are definitely there but Windows apparently doesn't know it. Yes, I have tried a search from the Start menu. The search always finds the file. If I click on a folder which contains graphics files, the folder opens just fine but when I click on any graphics file within that folder, I get the above error message. I use Paint Shop Pro 9.0 for all my graphics work and even after uninstalling then re-installing PSP, the error continues. Has anyone a clue as to what is going on? Thank you.
Bill Cline
 

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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.

Danny
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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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 12.26.124.6 (the IP of Sunlitsurf.com)

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

dtugg
 

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see attached images

I have two laptops with win7 (dell laptop, toshiba laptop ) and one desktop XP

dell laptop is able to see all network devices but my toshiba only sees the dell laptop. i need to be able to see the desktop xp to connect to the printer on it.

In the end i want to be able to access any computer from any computer on my network. Currently i can not do this bc

1. access is denied from toshiba to dell
2. desktop xp doesnt show up on toshiba network

If i have to start from scratch let me know i am willing to do this thanks

network discovery won't turn on also as shown in image

A:Can't find desktop windows XP with printer on network

Do you still have the predefined rules option in Windows 7 firewall? If those predefined rules were tampered with then you will see this type of problem.

There is a way to fix the problem but it involves editing the registry.

Here is a thread with a similar problem, solution is in the next link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic466377.html
http://superuser.com/questions/37510...n-i-get-them-b

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I have a home network set up on my desktop running Windows 7. Homegroup is NOT activated. My laptop has INTERNET access from the wireless card to the router attached to the desktop, but I can't get the laptop to "recognize" the desktop computer. When I type in \\computer name, it tells me that it can't locate that computer. So I can't print from my laptop, because the printer is attached to the desktop. I've tried everything I can think of -- renaming networks, etc. -- nothing has worked. The weird thing is that the laptop could find the printer last week, and I don't remember changing anything. Advice???

A:Laptop can't find desktop computer -- Both Windows 7

First check these settings on both machines. Make sure they both look like this. Make sure that both machines are using the same workgroup name. Both machines need to use a different machine name or they won't show up. I'm not sure if you are using workgroup or public file sharing so I showed both windows.

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Hi, I have purchased a virtual private server and want to access it. However I can't find the "Remote desktop connection" option into the computer. I have searched and saw several tutorials about it but there are things missing from my computer

As you can see for example here are missing some options:

This is from one of the tutorials I saw:

Then when I go to search for the "Remote desktop connection" option I cant find it anywhere in "Start". I manage to find accessories but only from my folders and I cant find the "Remote desktop connection" option there neither. Anyway even if I found it does it supposed to work through "Start" and not from the folders?

Thank you

A:Can't find remote desktop conection Windows 7

Your specs show you have the Home Premium edition of Windows 7. You should be able to make remote connections, but a Home Premium can not be remotely connected and controlled using Remote Desktop. That's why that option is missing, the option is only needed to enable incoming connections, not outgoing.

This warning from our tutorial Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network



   Warning
While all editions of Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 can be a remote desktop client...Only the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions can host a remote desktop connection.
Only the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions can host a remote desktop connection.
Only the Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise editions can host a remote desktop connection.


Terminology is a bit difficult, the computer you connect remotely to is called a host, and the computer you are using to connect remotely to another computer is called a client.

To start Remote Desktop, type mstsc.exe to Run dialog (WIN + R), hit Enter and give the address of remote server.
Kari

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I can't find remote desktop connection on my windows XP laptop. I tried to download from microsoft website and got message saying that it can't complete it since it's already installed on my machine.

Anyone have a solution? thanks
 

A:Can't find remote desktop connection on my windows XP PC

Hi Multiman2012, and welcome to TSG.

The default location would be:
Start Menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> Remote Desktop Connection
 

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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
Description:
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.  

ADDITIONAL INFO 
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
domain.
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Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Date:          12/11/2019 3:05:06 PM
Event ID:    &nb... Read more

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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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Hello,

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.

Thanks

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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)
-Network access (Do not... Read more

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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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S-1-5-21-3421936177-1260733994-173998510-1001
         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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Hey Guys,

I was wondering if anyone had any idea into a slightly annoying reason that is somewhat perplexing me. Occasionaly when I load my machine windows (after asking me to log in with my password) loads a default desktop almost as if it cannot find my user specific desktop.

This issue only happens occasionally and simply requires rebooting two or three times to fix but it always seems to happen at the most annoying of times, ( of course) I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to why this happens or if there is a resolution. I am dule booting Windows 7 Pro with Ubuntu using Grep (just incase that makes a difference)

Any help you guys could offer I would really appreciate it.

St4vr0s

A:Windows unable to find my user desktop/information

Can you check your event log for any "user env" errors in either system or application?

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Mod Edit:  Removed HJT log, inappropriate for this forum, does nto appear to be malware issue - Hamluis.
 
 
For the last couple of days I have had no desktop items or start menu on start up to get Windows to work I have to ctrl - alt - delete and run windows manually from task manager.  EventuallyI get my desktop but also get the following message 'windows cannot find idlist.::2164,c:\documents. The only other way I can get my desktop is if i log in to another profile, then switch user to mine, if I do this no error message ! I have looked everywhere Norton doesn't find anything neither does Malewarebytes.
 
Can anyone help ?

A:No Desktop - Windows cannot find idlist,:0:2164,c:/documents

Response which seems to have credibility, https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/R4myKCIHDmg .
 
Louis

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Hi:

New desktop computer build:

Gigabyte 970A-DS3P AM3+ DDR3
WD 1TB SATA lll Desktop Hardrive
Seagate Barracuda 250GB SATA ll Desktop Hardrive
AMD FX 4300 PILEDRIVER 3.8GHZ QUAD CORE SOCKET AM3+ CPU
Gigabyte GV-N210SL-1GB GeForce 210 Graphics Card
Crucial CT51264BA160BJ 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz x2
Alpine Blue 700W 38 AMP Single Rail PSU

Turned it on for the first time last night, lovely... Spent 6 hours trying to get Windows 7 to find any hard drive...

If I dumb the BIOS down to IDE and Legacy boot mode I can manage to get the Install Windows GUI to appear but it won't see any hard drive... It will recognise a USB stick with the SATA AHCI Driver unzipped drivers on but only if I untick "Hide drivers that are not compatible with hardware on this computer". Anyway, I select one of the four 'AMD SATA Controller(C;\SATA_AHCI Driver\AHCI_w7\W764\amd_sata.inf)' and click Next and after it looks to be installing the driver all I get is "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation."

It's a new Western Digital hardrive... I had it in my regular computer and fully partitioned it with NTFS default settings and left a completely empty 70GB C:\ drive all ready for a fresh new Windows installation...in theory. There is also a 250GB SATA ll hardrive in there just for data... It doesn't see that one either.

If I leave the BIOS at AHCI it doesn't get past the Starting Windows screen...

Any ideas? Thanks in advance?

A:New desktop computer build - Windows can't find the hardrive

Mystery solved. After 6 hours tooling around with the manual and the BIOS a bright spark suggested setting the BIOS back to the default and Bingo !! I had to delete the MBR partitions that I previously created, it didn't like them ("On EFI systems windows can only be installed to GPT disks" ) but I now have W7 installed on a GPT setup.

Many thanks for any interested readers.

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I read this tutorial many months ago to learn the secrets of this very powerful tool that Windows Desktop Search is compared to the old plain search in XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro.../advquery.mspx
Many people still ignore how sophisticated Window Desktop Search can be or worse they simply blame it and regret old search engine... go learn how to use it first!

Today I discovered that it can actually be used to find also MP3s by duration (finally)!

Let's say you want to search for all music >6 mins long...

First enable natural language search, it's much easier:


...after this passage, you can type in this in the Start menu:


music duration >3600000000
and you'll find all MP3s greater than 360 seconds (6 mins)! Isn't that simple?
Don't ask my you have to add 7 zeroes after the seconds, but it works!
Obviously you can do much more with the Advanced Query Syntax and this is just an example.

Hope this hint can be useful for others as it was for me...

PS
Tested on Vista SP1, x86, Italian, Windows Desktop Search 4.x installed

A:Windows Desktop Search 4.0: how to find music by duration

Originally Posted by hexaae


I read this tutorial many months ago to learn the secrets of this very powerful tool that Windows Desktop Search is compared to the old plain search in XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro.../advquery.mspx
Many people still ignore how sophisticated Window Desktop Search can be or worse they simply blame it and regret old search engine... go learn how to use it first!

Today I discovered that it can actually be used to find also MP3s by duration (finally)!

Let's say you want to search for all music >6 mins long...

First enable natural language search, it's much easier:


...after this passage, you can type in this in the Start menu:


music duration >3600000000
and you'll find all MP3s greater than 360 seconds (6 mins)! Isn't that simple?
Don't ask my you have to add 7 zeroes after the seconds, but it works!
Obviously you can do much more with the Advanced Query Syntax and this is just an example.

Hope this hint can be useful for others as it was for me...

PS
Tested on Vista SP1, x86, Italian, Windows Desktop Search 4.x installed




Bravo, Bravo...

I think I deleted 4.0 from my laptop

caio

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I'm banging my head into an annoying wall here.  I thought it was licked a few months ago ...
- 2008 AD
- Windows XP Pro.sp3 and Windows 7.sp1 clients

GPOs as configured work beautifully with Windows XP.  Windows 7 clients systems are bogging down in 3-5minute delays before reaching the logon box, then another 3-5 minute delay for domain users to reach the desktop.

On the Windows 7 clients, I've tried:
- disabled IPv6
- disabled autotuning
- disabled card reader device
- drivers are ALL latest
- problem is occuring with All Windows 7 clients, regardless of hardware.
- there are three different Windows 7 images live, built from different sources, including an OEM oobe image.
- several other registry hacks amongst the bajillion pages of folks having similar issues.

Let me reiterate, the GPOs work flawlessly on WXP.  The Windows 7 client Desktop is not a solid colour, is a wallpaper, and there aren't any printer mapping being applied; besides... they have SP1 installed which is supposed to take care of that particular
nonsense.

Whether the domain user is limited/mandatory/roaming profile or normally generated from the local\Default profile doesn't matter... it especially wouldn't matter the slightest in explaining the delay to reach the logon box to begin with.

DCs (4... one is radius) are 2008.sp2  Enterprise  native mode (though gpresult from connected clients shows Domain Type as Windows 2000)

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A:Windows 7 slow to logon screen, slow to desktop ... GPClient 6005/6006 (Oh no, not again!)

Okay, so KB2460922 wasn't it.
Further searching has led me to this page: 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2590914/ and this:
2561285 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2561285)
You experience a long domain logon time in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 after you deploy Group Policy preferences to the computer


Looks promising ...
My first test using just the two known good items ... works.  But I've been here before.
I'm now restarting again with the heavy 36/36.
W00t!  Three restarts with the heavy 36/36 in place and things are working fine!  I must retest on a couple of other Win7 boxes and incorporate several larger 162 item GPP but I'm cautiously optimistic that this is the winner.

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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 (1.3.6.1.4.1.311.20.2.2)' 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. 
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff404287(v=ws.10).aspx
Looking for other ideas/solutions please...
Chad

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Hello,
I have Windows XP on one of my pc's. When I turn on the computer, everything seems to load fine, but when windows is just finishing being loaded, it says it cannot find ilusebiweyif.dll ... I did a search online and cannot find any file with this name. I looked on another computer that has XP on it and that file does not exist. I have alot of stuff on the computer and I don't want to reload windows and lose everything. The system runs fine. I have a firewall and antivirus on it. But I cannot figure out how to get rid of that file.

Is there somewhere I can go, where I can tell the system not to try to load that .dll file, so I wont keep getting this error at startup?

Thanks!
OX

A:Error At Startup On Windows Desktop- Cannot Find File ILUSEBIWEYIF.DLL

You have an ussie similar to this-> Error message.

Check these Registry keys for run entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Also, be sure to look in the C:\Documents and Settings\{user names}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folders and see what, if anything, is there.

{user names} normally are All Users and yours unless you have more than one profile.

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For some reason for the first time ,when extracting a file with WinRar I keep getting this message. . Please Help!!!
 

A:Error windows cannot find ' C:\DocumentsAndSettings\Cicero\Desktop\WinRar.exe. '.

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I recently installed Windows Desktop Search on Windows XP, and for some reason it doesn't seem to find
numerical data within a spreadsheet. Is it possible to search for
numbers in Excel spreadsheets?

A:Windows Desktop Search Can't Find Numerical Data In Excel

The short answer is no. Conventional search tools cannot navigate Excel's file structure. There are 3rd party software options available. However I was not able to find a worthy freeware option.

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gaaaaaaaahlkjdrfzvicfjvbljzcbhjxgfdhsjhzbcxjhzgvchjknvb,c
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,
i
have the WZC on, set on a WPA-PSK
ive tried it on both AES and TKIP and still get the same message
any more "AMAZING QUICK FIXES"

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

System manufacturer and model?

Wireless adapter manufacturer and model?

Louis

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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

Thanks,
- 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
note
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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I used to know this, but forgot.

How do I avoid the "Logon as" prompt on boot ?

A:How to Logon straight to Desktop?

Hi Meztiso...

you can do this via Start -> Run -> control userpasswords2 -> OK

But to avoid any possible problems, it may be easier using Microsoft's TweakUI PowerToy which can be downloaded here:
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe

Hope that helps :)

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hi there.
i work on windows 7 ultimate X32
whenever i change my desktop background, my logon screen wallpaper changes to boring blue default wallpaper
which i really don't like
can u please help me keep it (logon screen wallpaper the one i chose) same for all the desktop backgrounds?????????

A:how to keep logon wallpaper same for all desktop backgrounds

Hello Poonam, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The desktop and log on screen are two separate backgrounds that use their own separate images. You should be able to change both to whatever you like.

Log On Screen - Change

Desktop Background - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello Everyone,I have been trying to get rid of a problem that has plagued me for the last 4 weeks.Initially, I only noticed that there was a problem when Mcafee expired and I didn't renew it because it had not blocked out all the spyware and malware that I previously had, such as the Vundo virus 12 months ago. In fact, it did not even detect it. It was Superantispyware and Vundofixthat detected and removed it.This time, however, I was starting Windows and a black blank screen came up with a Windows Logon.Where did that come from? It had never been there before and it isn't the blue Windows Users Welcome Screeneither.When I clicked on "OK", Windows proceeded to load the desktop background with no icons.The CPU light is still ticking away there but I am unable to get into my desktop.Using "Ctrl", "Alt" + "Del" would allow me to log-off and log back in whereafter the desktop icons would appear, then over the next few restarts, it didn't matter what you did, the desktop icons did not appear and right-click mouse is disabled so I could not bring up "Properties" or anything else.Sometimes it would log me on, then off again, straight away. Back to the Windows Logon Screen.This virus also corrupted my Nero 7.exe file and I was unable to burn anything.Also, when trying to ask for Windows Help, it would not come up.I have totally re-formatted the drive and installed a fresh copy of Win XP SP2 more than 10 or 15 times over the last 4 w... Read more

A:NO DESKTOP ICONS and WIN LOGON SCREEN

Hi anadca,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.You have the program Spybot S&D (Teatimer option) running on your machine. We need to disable TeaTimer so it does not interfere with the fixes we are about to do. This will only take a few seconds.First disable TeaTimer:Run Spybot-S&DGo to the Mode menu, and make sure Advanced Mode is selectedOn the left hand side, choose Tools -> ResidentUncheck Resident TeaTimer and OK any promptsRestart your computer.Instruction is also here: How to disable TeaTimer during HijackThis Cleanup
Note:If teatimer gives you a warning afterwards that some changes were made, allow this instead of blocking it.Then download ResetTeaTimer.exe to your desktop. (In case you use Firefox, rightclick the link and choose "Save Link As").Doubleclick ResetTeaTimer.exe and let it run.Note: The Teatimer should be kept disabled until I give you the clean sign.



Please open HiJackThis and choose do a system scan only. Check the boxes next to ONLY the entries listed below (if present):

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=F:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,F:\WINDOWS\system32\twext.exe,
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32&... Read more

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