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Q: Solved: Laptop won't boot past logon screen "userinit logon application" error

Trying to fix my friend's laptop. She claims she was watching a youtube video and all of th sudden the computer started acting up and so she rebooted the computer and now it won't boot past the xp logon scren. Comes up with the error: "data execution prevention; userini logon application" with the only option of close message. windows does not contiue to boot and just sits there. I have tried to boot into safe mode but it only gives the option of booting into normal xp media center. tried last known good config and same results. any ideas?

acer aspire 3050-1594
AMD Sempron 3400+
xp media center

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

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

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


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I have started a new thread since it is a long time since this error was discussed.
Below is a simple way to supress the error and somequestions as to why/what MEI is perhaps miss-installed and what it does.

I have just installed windows on an ASUS Z97-P andafter a number of tribulations I began to get the error:-
C:\User\"UserName"\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxxxLog.iniislost
at Boot and Logon. xxxxxx are numeric digits. Theerror is displayed by a process, "ASUSSetup", in Task Manager which is killedwhen the error is acknowledged.
This problem seems to date back to 2010 and perhapsbeyond. Staring at the message I guessed that there is a format error in it. Itshould read:-
C:\User\User -User\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxxxLog.ini islost.
There may be a number of similar files in c:\.........\temp\ namedxxxxxxLog.ini. They contain the address of the ASUS MEI driver (managementengine interface), for example:-

[SetupInfo]
ItemNum=1
[MiniInfo]
(1)IniPath=C:\windows\MEI_win7-8-8-1_VER10001204_1-5M\Install\AsusSetup64.ini
(1)State=Success

The file causing the error will not be there, so copyone of the others and call it xxxxxxLog.ini
Be sure to check that the folder:-
MEI_win7-8-8-1_VER10001204_1-5M is in C:\windows\ orwhere ever that folder exits.
The error should not now occur.
This may be considered less dangerous than editing theregistry.
I do not have any idea why these .ini files are in thetemp file, vulnerable to deletion. They could be made ?read-only? I suppo... Read more

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I have an extra account showing on my login screen called "Please logon and initialize your device". I don't know how it got there and when I click on it a smaller message under this account name says 'Press ESC for the Welcome Screen. However it actually just returns to the main logon screen. Also it does not show up on the Manage User Accounts screen so I can't remove it that way. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this account (error).

The problem is solved. It turns out that my laptop has a fingerprint scanner and it needs to be activated when more than one user accounts exist.It allows a user to login in by fingerprint scan. Way cool!
 

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Hello,
We have strange problem with our one Windows 7 Pro machine. We have few users, that have set option (Logon to) to login on specified computers - for example pc1 and pc2.
These users are accessing these PC's via RDP. The problem is, that on "pc2" machine, none of users can't login via RDP to it. They can login locally, but not via RDP (they have all permissions to logon via RDP). "pc1" is working flawlessly
(users can login both locally and via RDP).

The funniest thing about it is that, when users have "logon to" option set to "pc1" and "pc2" - they
can't access "pc2".
BUT... if we set "Logon to" option to "All computers" - they can easilly access it.

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when starin my compupter up get message userinit logon application is clossing down due to poss threats cannot go no further

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HiThis is my first post in this site , so if i post this topic in a wrong place , please let me know.about 3 days ago , i reinstall windows XP.after installing , after 20 minutes i launched windows and was working with it, an error comes up said : "6.tmp , ...... send this error to microsoft ......". after i clicked 'close' , it was gone. but when i restarted my computer , a log on window comes up (although i have just one user called Jingul). after logging in, an error said "userinit logon application has encountered a problem" , after i closed the error , nothing happened, i couldnt run my computer , desktop, iexplorer , even task manager.i've reinstall windows xp so many times , but the error has not gone away. again first i can go to windows , but then an error comes up says "X.tmp" which X is a number , after i close it , i can continue my works , but when i restart my computer , "userinit logon application" shows itself.i've noticed a process "1.exe" which runs on my computer.it's my hijackthis : Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:34:32 AM, on 2/1/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe... Read more

A:userinit logon application ....

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i get this error message on my computer " userinit logon application data execution prevention..." can someone help please. I cant access the windows at all. please someone help!
 

A:userinit logon application

It sounds like userinit has been replaced. Can you boot from the Vista DVD and run a startup repair?
 

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after downgrade from vista to Xp , usually message says
windows to close application to prevent damage to my computer

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Today I booted up my computer as normal, but found that it got no further than loading my desktop image before giving me an error message:

Data Execution Prevention
To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program.
Name: Userinit Logon Application
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation

Having scoured google there seems to be a number of possible causes/solutions, none of which seem to have helped my situation.

Several other Microsoft Applications such as Windows Installer and Notepad also give me similar error messages.
I've ran Spybot S&D (nothing), Norton AV (nothing), Malwarebytes, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner and CCleaner.

I don't know if this is relevant information or not but hopefully it could give someone an idea on what is the best remedy for my problem. Although Norton Av picked up nothing on the scan, the popups in the corner occasionally show it has blocked Downloader from C:\Windows\Temp\Vrta8.tmp

Oh yeah, I got the error message when trying to use a restore point aswell.

I've got a malwarebytes log and HJT log if required, but I read the message about not posting them here...

Any help is appreciated....

A:Userinit Logon Application

Sorry rmb04 this is not an answer.. I need help - i think i have the same problem, I get the same message when explorer tries to kick up and don't have any idea how to get my pc to run again..
first there are 3 or 4 error messages like this:

instruction "0x00610664" referenced memory at "0x00610664". The memory could not be "written"

then this:

to help your computer, windows has closed this program
userinit logon application

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when the desktop appears after turning on the message"daa execution prevention , userinit logon application " appears. i cant access icons, menu or task manager at all. i tried to restart in safe mode but it crashes after a few seconds and asks again if i want to enter safe mode or normal mode.. any ideas???
 

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Good Evening,
A friend ask me to look at his daughter's notebook. He told me, "I don't know what she's done....can you help". I took the notebook home and immediately got the "DEP Userinit Logon" error after logging in. Then only get a background. The only way to get a desktop is the start "explorer" through Task Manager. Regedit is disable and the PC appears to have a bunch of P2P software on it. Any attempt to launch programs is meet with DEP errors.

I'm hoping that someone can help me get this notebook back to working order. I then will talk with the daughter about the dangers of P2P software.

Anyhow, here's my logs...Please HELP!!!!!!


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 23:40:08.76 on Tue 09/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180

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


============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/sidepanel.html?Ch=Retail&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&M=MX6445
uStart Page = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?Ch=Retail&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&M=MX6445
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?Ch=Retail&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&M=MX6445
mStart Page = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?Ch=Retail&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&M=MX6445
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/sidepanel.html?Ch=Retail&Br=GTW&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=PTB&... Read more

A:DEP Userinit Logon Application Errors/Rootkit

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

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here is the problem....XP almost starts fine, but then a message pops up:
"userinit.exe- Application error"
"The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005) Click on OK to terminate the application"

so i googled the problem a few people recommended this:

Restore Winlogon\Userinit
Line #263 right side
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

so when i went into the regedit the userinit already read C:\Windows\System32\Userinit.exe,

i went into system32 and found no wsaupdater.exe so this next step did not work

Place your XP CD in and navigate to the Recovery Console.
Change the C:\Windows prompt to: C:\Windows\System32 and copy userinit.exe to wsaupdater.exe

Reboot into Safe Mode and modify:

change userinit in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon from wsaupdater.exe, to userinit.exe,

so i downloaded hijack this and these are my logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1147 AM, on 12/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
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A:"userinit.exe- Application error"

Just finished virus scan this is the result: (Bold the infected file which i think is stoping the computer to fully boot)

Scan "Scan whole computer" was finished.
Infections found:;"19"
Infected objects removed or healed:;"15"
Not removed or healed:;"4"
Spyware found:;"1"
Spyware removed:;"1"
Not removed:;"0"
Warnings count:;"198"
Information count:;"0"
Scan started:;"Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 12:55:27 PM"
Scan finished:;"Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 3:52:54 PM (2 hour(s) 57 minute(s) 26 second(s))"
Total object scanned:;"1210444"
User who launched the scan:;"life is great"

Infections
File;"Infection";"Result"
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Recycle Bin\kdja.exe;"Trojan horse BackDoor.Agent.TJA";"Moved to Virus Vault"

C:\Documents and Settings\life is great\Desktop\Phone Pics\New Folder\New Folder (2)\New Folder\avg_avwt_stf_all_8_81a1271.EXE;"Trojan horse BackDoor.Agent.TJA";"Infected"

C:\Documents and Settings\life is great\Desktop\Phone Pics\New Folder\New Folder (2)\New Folder\avg_avwt_stf_all_8_81a1271.EXE:\server.exe;"Trojan horse BackDoor.Agent.TJA";"Infected"

C:\Documents and Settings\life is great\Desktop\Phone Pics\New Folder\New Folder (2)\Ultra Iso.EXE;"Trojan horse SHeur2.CWB";"Moved to Vir... Read more

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How can I just have "press ctrl + alt + delete to..." instead of this "Windows Security Button" part added on?

A:Remove "Windows Security Button" from logon screen

I would politely suggest reading this, and perhaps a mild use of the search function in the future.

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Hi all,

I'm specifically looking for a way to change the logon screen Windows logo from its (personally) ugly appearence to white (both examples attached), I'd rather not remove the logo because I have it in my head that a plain white logo would match the "Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate/etc" text at the bottom of the screen.

I have opened authui.dll in notepad although I'm not too sure if it is possible to edit this .dll with notepad. I really do not want to use a resource hacker program to do it. I mean, I'm quite happy going into the registry to activate my own logon background and as happy editing a picture to fit nicely to my resolution! Hell, I go into the registry to do what most merge a downloaded .reg file to do! I am perfectly happy customizing Windows manually as I believe its a perfect way of being able to undo any problems that occur.

Excuse the length of this post and an apparent rant, I really am hoping that there is an "offline" method of customizing the logon logo!


EDIT: I don't mean the Boot animation. I just realized it may seem so by the attached images!

Cheers!

A:Logon Screen "Windows 7" logo remove/change?

Is this what you are looking for?

How to Change the Windows 7 Log On Screen Background

HTH.

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Yesterday I started having problems with my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit desktop machine. Here's the sequence of events I would encounter:

I would start the computer, logon normally, and about 3 minutes after I logged on my video would go black, monitor lights blinking like there was no signal, but the power to the system was still running. Each time I rebooted into normal Windows boot, the system would result in the same error.

I tried re-seating all my components to no avail. I also tried unhooking one component at a time, to no avail.

I started trying to diagnose the issue. Event Viewer logs provided nothing except for some generic error codes which I reviewed on EventID.net. I found that booting into Safe Mode worked fine. I found that doing a Clean Boot would result in the error. I found that doing a selective startup with Windows Services only would result in an error. I found that booting with Diagnostic Services only would result in an error.

I tried using a Windows 7 repair disc to repair my install and that didn't work. When I tried to do a full re-install over my existing install, my computer wouldn't stay on long enough for everything to finish.

Finally at 9:30pm last night the system stayed on with a normal windows boot with all services running (with the cd-rom unplugged; I don't think this actually had any impact) for a few hours before I went to sleep. I left the computer on overnight to see if it would last.

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A:Black Screen upon Win7 logon, now result in "Windows Failed to Start"

Since the error did not occur in SafeMode where Win uses a generic low-res 600x800 video driver, but occurred in Clean Boot mode, where your hi-res installed video driver is used, I would guess the problem is a corrupted video/graphics driver. You might try looking for the latest vid driver from the manufacturer website, of your particular machine.

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Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen

A:User Account Picture on Logon Screen size "Windows 7 Ultimate x64"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroProfile


Okay first hello and thanks for any info you could provide.

First my screen resolution is 1920x1200

The logon screen is this same resolution, thus the User Account Picture on Logon Screen size looks about 1 inch squared

Is there anyway to change this to make it larger

Note: I'm talking about the User Account Picture not the logon screen


If you're the only person that uses that pc, set a password and it will help make your pc more secure, plus you will have a bigger user account picture.

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The problem we are seeing is with some screen locked laptops placed in a docking station.  Our security policy has the machine locking after 'x' minutes of inactivity and when they try to unlock the machine they are met with the error:
Logon failure: user account restriction. 
Possible reasons are blank passwords not allowed, logon hour restrictions, or a policy restriction has been enforced.
Should they undock then they can log into the laptop without the error, then re-dock and resume normal operations.
 Not an ideal solution, but at least a work around.
This does not occur with all laptops, and have never had it occur on a desktop.  I am struggling to find an
answer to why this is occurring.
I have tried the following things that Google says worked for others, but none have provided a solution:
- ?Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only?
 set in Group Policy
- reset local administrator account password
- ensure both user and computer AD account is not set for logon hours restrictions
If anyone has a suggestion or solution that worked for them then I would greatly appreciate if you could share

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I Want To Change"Windows 7 Ultimate" On Logon Screen To Anything I Want Is There A Way To Do That If So How(BTW Id Rather Not Use Tuneup Utlities)

A:Change"Windows 7 Ultimate" On Logon Screen To Anything I Want Please H

Hello Dylan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to allow you to do this.

Log On Screen - Change or Remove Text Branding

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have this same issue! Worked for ever now it's not. Windows Home premium 7, 64 bit OS.
Any help or advise is much appreciated. I have tried all the the normal troubleshooting things.
Thanks
Tom

A:"On Resume Display Logon Screen" Not Working!

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please describe the issue in more detail ?

Are you saying on resume/ wake up the login screen is dysfunctional ?
Does this happen after a fresh startup ?

How about if you disable hibernation and just use sleep and on wake up display login screen ?
Hibernate - Enable or Disable

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I configured a spare computer for a client and they are trying to deploy it. Customer is telling me that after they enter Windows credentials and hit enter the screen just "grays out" and doesn't log on. No error message or anything just infinite grayness until you power the machine down. What could that be?
Pertinent info: It's running XP, it's on a domain, the account be used to log in with is not a cached account. (the only caches account on the machine is the domain admin account which I can't give out the password for).

Any info would be GREATLY appreciated, client is many miles away and I have so many other things I need to do tomorrow besides drive out there.

Thanks, Stick

A:screen "grays out" after entering logon creds

Can you create a new guest account on the Domain Controller in AD for the client and have them log in as the new user? If that works, then their profile may have become corrupted.

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Hi,

I would like to rename the "Other User" tile at the logon screen to something different like "BOB GENERIC" (not what we would use).
Dont know if it matters or not, but we have enabled policy "Do not show last logged user".


THanks

A:Rename "Other user" tile in logon screen

Hi,


Based my research and knowledge, we may not be able to achieve this request.Kim Zhou

TechNet Community Support

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A bit of an annoying problem here. For some reason, the "On Resume Display Logon Screen" screen saver function has stopped working. It used to work, but for some reason it has stopped working. When I step away from my computer, I want to "protect" it by requiring a password logon upon stopping of the screen saver. But even though I have this checkbox checked, IT DOESN'T WORK! I have scoured the web for a solution to this problem to no avail. I have gone into the Registry to the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop to ensure that the ScreenSaverIsSecure key is set to a value of 1. Nothing works! When I jiggle the mouse on any screen saver it DOES NOT PROMPT ME FOR MY PASSWORD, but rather opens my computer right up. Does anyone have a clue as to how to fix this??? Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Thanks for any and all advice!

A:"On Resume Display Logon Screen" Not Working!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by technomann


A bit of an annoying problem here. For some reason, the "On Resume Display Logon Screen" screen saver function has stopped working. It used to work, but for some reason it has stopped working. When I step away from my computer, I want to "protect" it by requiring a password logon upon stopping of the screen saver. But even though I have this checkbox checked, IT DOESN'T WORK! I have scoured the web for a solution to this problem to no avail. I have gone into the Registry to the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop to ensure that the ScreenSaverIsSecure key is set to a value of 1. Nothing works! When I jiggle the mouse on any screen saver it DOES NOT PROMPT ME FOR MY PASSWORD, but rather opens my computer right up. Does anyone have a clue as to how to fix this??? Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Thanks for any and all advice!


I still have not resolved this problem. I can't believe that NO ONE else has experienced this. Anyone???

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Hi,

My computer is in domain and i am using third party software for login (2FA).
i want to disable the "other user" option on logon screen or if i click on other user nothing should happen.

i should authenticate only using third party software via domain.

Kindly help to fix it.
Bachchulal varma

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Sometimes when I try to connect to a wifi network, i enter my username/password, it tries to connect for a while then I get the same popup asking me to enter my user credentials...again.
There is never any reason specified for why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials.
This is extremely annoying. How can I troubleshoot this if Windows does not tell me why?
Event viewer shows no error messages either.
Is there any way to get Windows to tell me why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials?

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When I tried using a Windows98 SE machine to logon to an NT4 server, I received the following error: "No domain server was available to validate your logon"

I do not think it is a cable/nic problem as I was still able to browse the network. The only restriction was that I'm unable to access network resources like shared folder, etc.

Could some expert provide some assistant? Thank you.

Matt
 

A:"No domain server was available to validate your logon" error message

Have you checked that your domain name is correct in the W98 configuration? Is there an account on the server with the name/password you're attempting to logon with?
 

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Hi:

When booting up, Vista does not come up with the usual window that displays username and password box but comes up with a larger box with description "other user". There is only one user on this laptop. When you click on the box a window opens with "username and password". No matter what name o r password (or even administrator with or without password) you get the message " The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted". I have tried to do boot in Safe Mode (using F8), but no matter what option you choose from that menu (I have chosen all of them) it just boots up and gives that box "other user" in the middle of the screen.

I tried using TRK (Trinity Rescue Kit) to remove the password but without any success. I don't think it is a password issue. Since this "other user" box suddenly has appeared and was never there before I am suspecting it is due to virus.

This is my niece's laptop. She hasn't backed up the files at all so I am hesistant to reinstall the system at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Vista on logon gives error message "domain does not exist"

Hi Bwaanaa,

The reason you are getting 'Other User' is because your computer is set to be part of a domain. To change this, log into windows with your normal account, press the Windows key + R (which will bring up a Run box), type: sysdm.cpl and press enter, then under the "Computer Name" tab, where it says "To rename this computer or to join a domain or workgroup", click the Change button, then put a check in the Workgroup box, and type a name such as: WORKGROUP and then press OK and then restart your computer.

If that solves it, great. If not, let us know.

If this was caused by a virus, thats another issue.

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This error message pops up every time I start up my laptop..
I contacted several people and they asked the same probing questions..
Did you use Safe Mode? yes..
Safe Mode with Networking? yes..
Safe Mode with Command Prompt? yes..
and what happens?...

Did you boot to Hard Drive? yes..
Did you boot to USB External Hard Drive? yes..
and what happens?...

Did you go try using System Restore? yes
did you try Last Known Configuration? yes
Did you try Repair Your Computer? yes
and what happens?...


So, I'm wondering is there any solution to this issue????
PM me on AIM= Blakkstunna1 if you have any kind of solution

A:Error msg "Interactive logon process initialization has failed."

Hi,

Was anything recently changed/installed/uninstalled/etc prior to this error message?

Do you know if you caught a virus?

When exactly does this message pop up?
...I know you said, when you start up your laptop, but...
--Do you log in first?
--Is it before or after the Windows Welcome Screen?
--Is it the first thing you see after turning on your laptop?

JeKyL

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So I turned on my computer this morning and, having had no proir issues that I was aware of, my screen was black and I got a message saying, "Interactive logon process initialization has failed. Please consult the event log for more details."

I didn't know what that meant, so I just restarted my computer and, shockingly, everything came back as normal, but what is the likelyhood that there is still that error with my laptop? And is there anything I can do to fix it so this won't happen again?


Other details:
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525, and Windows Vista Home Basic. Also, I'm in the process of purchasing a new battery [I've been getting alerts upon login about my battery life for a couple of months now, and now the battery won't last more than 45 minutes w/o being plugged in..] if that may have anything to do with it.


Thanks guys!
- MMC

A:How can I prevent "logon process initialization has failed" error?

Go to search by the start button
Type event viewer
On the left of the viewer there is a panel, go to administrative
In adminstrative look for errors that ocurred about the time of the problem.
The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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So here's my problem: I just set up some new Windows 7 Professional 32 bit machines in this office. Currently, the network type is set to Work, and all computers are a member of the same Workgroup, and Password Protected Sharing on the computer being used as a server is set to "Off". I've run into a situation now where I need to change that to On. I've got another computer that's set up as somewhat of a workstation and a secondary server/print server. It has password protected sharing turned on, and I'm not receiving the same error on this machine, even though the settings, if I remember correctly, are all the same.

The error is: Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

I have already created identical user accounts and passwords on the machines. And as I said, one computer works fine, and the other does not. One of the things I thought of tonight as I was sitting around is that maybe I need to change the setting under HomeGroup connections to "User user accounts and passwords" rather than "Allow Windows to manage", but I just don't know if that has anything to do with it at all. I'm even fairly positive that the second server that isn't having this issue has the "Allow Windows" option checked.

Either way, I'm extremely confused by this, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Trying to access computer in workgroup, getting error "Logon failure:"

Hello,

Click on Start and type secpol.msc press enter.

Go to Local Policies=> User Rights Assignment
Double-click on "Log on as batch job" on the right
Click the "Add User or Group..." button and add the Users.

If that didn't help, please choose 'Log on Locally' then add the Users

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Hi,
Since this morning, I can't access my Windows 10 session (it's my personal/home PC and I'm the only one using it).
After entering the password, I get this message:
"This computer security policies are defined to display information about the last interactive logon, but Windows could not retrieve this information. Contact your network administrator for assistance."
(my PC's in french so this is an approximate translation, sorry)

I tried going into safe mode and then connect to my session, but I don't know what to change to fix the problem. If I restart the PC normally after safe mode I get the same error again.

Everything worked very well the past months before this error; I haven't changed anything on the PC during my last session. There was no Windows Update during the night. I do not understand why this error occurs suddenly when everything worked fine for several months.

I do not know what these "security policies" mentioned in the error message mean, or the "interactive logon" (is it simply referring to the login or is it something else?)
I did not find any French or English forum relating to this error message :c Any help or clue about it would be appreciated
Thanks in advance !

ps: by trying to tweak the windows 10 settings in safe mode, I noticed I can't add a new user account (the popup closes instantly). I don't know if it's related to the main problem somehow.

PC Configuration: Windows 10 Family (upgraded from Windows 7 a ye... Read more

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Hi I recently installed Win200 -> WinXP (Upgrade) and I have set the Administrator password, but upon startup no 'logon' screen shows and just loads the Administrator settings.

I have tried creating a new account, changed the password through the Prompt, but the result is always the same.

I wouldn't mind sharing my computer but.. my family is kinda.. behind on computers. (All you gurus would understand ) They would install loads of programs locked n' loaded with spyware.

Simple question for half of you.
Getting the LOGON screen to show up.
 

A:Administrator Password is set, but no "logon" screen

Just a guess, open the run command and put in, control userpasswords2 and see if users must enter a password is checked.
 

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Hi I recently installed Win200 -> WinXP (Upgrade) and I have set the Administrator password, but upon startup no 'logon' screen shows and just loads the Administrator settings.

I have tried creating a new account, changed the password through the Prompt, but the result is always the same.

I wouldn't mind sharing my computer but.. my family is kinda.. behind on computers. (All you gurus would understand ) They would install loads of programs locked n' loaded with spyware.

Simple question for half of you.
Getting the LOGON screen to show up.
 

A:Administrator Password is set, but no "logon" screen

Just a guess, open the run command and put in, control userpasswords2 and see if users must enter a password is checked.
 

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Hello
Just installed Win 7 this weekend, clean install after many years of using XP.

I'm enjoying the experience thus far but have two queries.

Can I bypass the logon screen at startup?
I don't use a password, but I still have to click my username before I get to my Desktop. Is there a way to avoid having to do this? It seems fairly redundent. My account is the 'admin' and there's a guest account which I (think I) need to allow my Mac to network and share files with.

Second query is the redonculous 'Folder in use' error/message/bug. I've been trying via Google to work out what it is, so far the closest I come up with is something to with thumbs.db (which don't seem to exist on my machine?) win Aero? Causing conflict issues which don't allow me to move files/folders alter or delete them sometimes.

This post Windows 7 and "Folder In Use" error on network shares seems to say what the issue is but the 'remedy' listed, I can't seem to find the correct settings to alter to fix it, not on this machine anyway!

Any help appreciated. Setting up all my old documents and files on this machine is what I'm still doing at the minute so this error/bug is a bit annoying.

Thanks!

A:Bypassing the Logon Screen + "Folder in Use" bug

Hello Flamingkittes, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For the log on issue, you should be able to select the user account and leave the password blank using the tutorial below to do so.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps
Shawn

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We only have one domain.  We would like to remove the link below the username / password  that says "How do I log on to another domain"

A:Remove "How do I log on to another domain" from Logon Screen

Hi,

I recommend you leave it. It also shows how to log on with the local user account. And there is no option to remove the link.

Thanks.Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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So today I began to suspect I had some serious viruses/spyware on my computer. Whatever it was, it wasn't allowing me to run any virus scans. So I restarted my computer in safe mode and was able to run a complete scan with SuperAntiSpyware. After removing about 50 things, it asked me to reboot my computer.

Upon rebooting the computer, I received a message that Data Execution Prevention had prevented the Userinit Logon Application, and after I closed that message, I was faced with just a black screen. I wasn't able to find any way to load Windows Explorer or anything else.

I have tried rebooting in both Safe Mode and in Directory Services Restore mode but in both cases, I'm told that windows failed to start.

With my other computer I downloaded PC Regedit and burnt it to a CD, and booted my computer from that disc. I was able to check the registry entry for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit\C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe, and it appeared to be present and valid.

I don't know what else to do... I've reached the limit of my own knowledge. Please, can someone suggest a fix for this other than reformatting my computer?

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the vac2 beta tester thing was release by steam and a common problem for it has been that users are getting kicked w/ the message "no steam logon." the program is currently just a conectivity tester, but in the future hopes to make a list of all known cheaters on counterstike and ban them from a whole lot of servers, whoever subscribes to this list i guess. however, ive never hacked on any server, and i suppose its just a glitch. i get on a server and play for about 2 minutes or so and it kicks me for this reason, and i'd like to play for longer than that sometimes, lol. any ideas?
 

A:"No steam logon" error on counterstrike

why hasnt anyone responded? lol. please respond.
 

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Hi,

When a user in the domain tries to login, the error is "You cannot log on because the logon method you are using is not allowed on this computer". Many users would not have saved their work. Is there any possible way to make the user login without changing the group policy as below:
Run gpedit.msc.
2. Expand Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies
3. Click on User Rights Assignment
4. Ensure that "Allow log on locally" includes Administrators, Backup
Operators, Domain Users or Users.

This is because am a desktop support guy and I don't have rights to modify the GP.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Win 7 login error: "You cannot log on because the logon method ...."

Is the user trying to login to a regular workstation? Or a server?

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My buddy brought me his computer and said... "I only want one file that's on the desktop." Well, I would rather be able to give him his laptop back and tell him, all is well. The problem is that when I get to the logon screen and click the user name, the computer says "loading your personal settings" (windows logon chime...) and then almost immediatly says "Logging off" (windows logoff chime...). I have tried doing some research and found a solution stating that I should use "Fxsasser" but it did me no good. I am able to get into the computer (somewhat) by using PEBart however, I fell I am in over my head on this one (just because I have PEBart doesn't mean I know how to use it, lol). Any help would be greatly appreciated. The computer is a Gateway running Windows XP (Home I believe) with 512 MB RAM and looks like... 60Gig HD. 2.50 GHz Intel Pentium (R) 4. (laptop btw... i know i keep saying computer...). If any other information is needed... I will gladly get you what I can.
 

A:Solved: Can't get past windows logon screen

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I just upgraded from Netscape 7.1 to Netscape 7.2 today and now all of a sudden....

I sign on, and as soon as I leave the page (click on any link to get to a new page in the forums etc) it "loses me" and displays the message saying that I can't post yada, yada, yada until I log in...

What did I do?
 

A:Solved: When I login to TechSupport Guy the "logon" won't stick!!

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Today I began to suspect I had some serious viruses/spyware on my computer. Whatever it was, it wasn't allowing me to run any virus scans. So I restarted my computer in safe mode and was able to run a complete scan with SuperAntiSpyware. After removing about 50 things, it asked me to reboot my computer.

Upon rebooting the computer, I received a message that Data Execution Prevention had prevented the Userinit Logon Application, and after I closed that message, I was faced with just a black screen. I wasn't able to find any way to load Windows Explorer or anything else.

I have tried rebooting in both Safe Mode and in Directory Services Restore mode but in both cases, I'm told that windows failed to start.

With my other computer I downloaded PC Regedit and burnt it to a CD, and booted my computer from that disc. I was able to check the registry entry for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit\C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe, and it appeared to be present and valid.

I don't know what else to do... I've reached the limit of my own knowledge. Please, can someone suggest a fix for this other than reformatting my computer?

A:Removed viruses and now Data Execution Protection blocks Userinit Logon Application!

If you cannot bootup normally, cannot transfer required tools to the infected machine and cannot download anything while in safe mode, then your options are limited to what security tools you have on your computer. If those tools do not work, then your options become even more limited.Have you tried using System Restore from a command prompt in Safe Mode to return to a previous state before your problems began?If that doesn't work. these are links to Anti-virus vendors that offer free LiveCD or Rescue CD utilities that are used to boot from for repair of unbootable and damaged systems, rescue data, scan the system for virus infections. Burn it as an image to a disk to get a bootable CD. All (except Avira) are in the ISO Image file format. Avira uses an EXE that has built-in CD burning capability.Avira AntiVir Rescue System - Tutorial for Avira Rescue CD.
If you encounter problems running the Rescue Disk, you can get further assistance at the Avira Support Forum.Dr Web LiveCD. Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided in the User Manual.F-Secure Rescue CD - Current version download & Rescue CD User?s Guide.
Video: How to Remove Malware with F-Secure Rescue CD
If you encounter problems running the Rescue CD, you can get further assistance at the F-Secure Support Forum.BitDefender LiveCD - Index of /rescue_cd
If you encounter problems running the Rescue CD, you can get further assistance at the BitDefender Support Forum.Kaspersky RescueDisk - Index of /de... Read more

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I am using WIN XP Home and have 4 users at logon. Only one logon will work. All the other users get the following error message. "Userinit Logon Application Failed etc" then their desktop is displayed with no icons. CTRL ALT DEL will only allow you to disconnect or logoff. I have recently upgraded to Norton Internet Security 2005 package and it located 58 viruses, of which all were fixed. I have also been running and upgrading SpyBot and AdAware weekly. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have looked around for help on this issue and havn't been able to find a resolution that works. I think because I havn't been able to find any imformation on my specific issue.

I am one of the most computer literate people I know, so when a co-worker mentioned to me that he was having problems with his computer, I agreed to look at it. His problem was simple, he had a lot of viruses. I have cleared most (however I assume not all) viruses and instinces of spyware. The computer worked fine for a little while while I did some final checks on his computer, then the problems started.
He has a Dell Inspiron 710m Laptop, running Windows XP Pro. (Service tag 8sk8091)
As far as I can tell, he has not added or upgraded it in any way. He only has some basic programs.

I know that the issues might have something to do with his wireless.
He is running the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG.
The computer is getting stop errors (BSOD)

The first one was called DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Stop: 0x000000D1 amd listed the file w29n51.sys (which upon further study, turned out to be a file related to his wireless.)

I have already updated the drivers and reinstalled the program with the latest versions on the Intel website.

I also noticed (though with not frequent) the stop error with the same name and stop code, but which listed the NDIS.sys file (which upon further study turned out to be a system utility).
and now, I have gotten a stop error of 0x0000000A, (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQU... Read more

A:Solved: Windows "logs off" after "open with" repair (userinit.exe)

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Hello all,

I have a Compac desktop, it's relatively new as far as use. Recently, it's not been used because of a startup issue. It will load the first screen (The compac screen and act like it's it going to load up) but then loops back to the first screen and continue to do this over and over. My mother told me that the computer had fallen off of out computer hutch (About 2 inches off the ground) and heard an interesting noise inside. She described the sound like a CD hitting the floor, but I looked inside the desktop, and nothing seemed to be out of place.
I want to get the data files and documents, but as stated above, I cannot use the computer.
I have a Ubuntu CD already made, and have used it before.. Unfortunately, the CD drive doesn't seem to be recognizing the disc. I can see the little white blinking "-", but that is all I can get to come up before the screen goes into another loop; and the previous process.
I was hoping some one could possibly help me out in getting the computer to the point to save the data? I have the option to reformat the whole computer, but I'd rather save that for last measures if the data cannot be recovered.
Again, the computer is a compac, Windows XP OS, desktop - only about 3 years old.
 

A:Computer will not boot past the "Compac" startup screen.

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I have a laptop with Windows 7. I was playing games on it today and suddenly browser closed. Then everything else closed and logged out and my laptop completely shut down. When I tried to turn it on again, a blank black screen with a flashing underscore "_" comes up and none of my keys work. The F8 key does nothing. I have turned it off and on many times. Please help!
 

A:Laptop won't start up past black screen with blinking "_"

StarJune,
Welcome to TSG.
From your description of the fairly normal but unrequested shutdown, this could possibly be a windows update that failed.
What type of laptop is it? Do you have the Operating System disk? If not you can and probably should order one from the manufacturer.
Take a look at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in-Windows-7

I would attempt a Startup Repair first, then try System Restore.
 

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I have one big problem. yesterday i was having problems with my laptop, Dell XPS 14z. It was going way slow. Dont know why. I did a complete restore to the date that i but it. Everything went fine. But instead of setup screen where i can create username, it shows login screen. where only "Other User" with a blank icon is. I cant login to it. I did the restore 3 times, but the problem is still there. Im stuck. I have read serveral threads on different forums, but they arent for any help because peoples screens it shows Other user and last user loged in. But in my case it only show Other user. please help...
 

A:Windows logon screen - "Other

Hello Aqdas,
My name is Krishna and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell. It's more likely that you have a hard drive failure or an operating system corruption. If the restore partition is intact, you should be able to restore your computer's software back to factory settings without using the operating system disk. You can follow the instructions from http://support.dell.com/support/top...=19&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_347576&isLegacy=true
Please Note: This erases ALL the existing data. This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos. Hence before performing a restore, back up all personal files.
If that fails, try running the hardware diagnostics and see if it shows any errors. You can follow the instructions from http://support.dell.com/support/top...=19&l=en&s=dhs&docid=DSN_362645&isLegacy=true

Regards,
Dell-Kris K
 

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