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Unable to complete logon process: "The Windows logon process has failed to spawn a user application", recovered after logon in Safe Mode

Q: Unable to complete logon process: "The Windows logon process has failed to spawn a user application", recovered after logon in Safe Mode

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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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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I have a Gateway MX6920 that had Windows XP preinstalled on it, I formatted and installed Windows 7. it only has the basic Windows 7 programs on it +Firefox, Google Chrome, TeamViewer, & an Anti-virus, but I have an ongoing issue where the computer completely freezes. the mouse doesn't work, no programs open, and I cannot bring up the task manager. if I press ctrl+alt+del it will still be frozen for about 5 more minutes, then give me the following message the "logon process was unable to display security and logon options when ctrl+alt+delete was pressed" and then just keeps being frozen until I cold boot shut down.

I scanned for viruses, ran sfc /scannow, with several programs but they all report clean

I am at a loss and this is a daily issue

Googling this error message brings up limited but unresolved issues

A:the logon process was unable to display security and logon options whe

according to the following link:

Failure to display security and shut down options. The logon process - Microsoft Community

it looks like the windows winsock needs to be reset. Hopefully doing that will solve the issue: to do that; do the following:

open a elevated command prompt(click start, programs, accessories, then right click on command prompt and select run as administrator) type netsh winsock reset hopefully that will help. If not that then in the same command prompt; type the following: netsh winsock reset

try one of the above commands and see if that helps to resolve the issue.
netsh winsock reset

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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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Hey guys,

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit and I get this error after it has been sitting idle. It does not go to standby but screen shuts off. Only way to return computer to original state is to hard boot it and restart it.

Anyone have any advice?

Thanks,

Its a HP DV6767ca Laptop
 

A:Logon Process has failed to create the security options dialog." Error Message

Looks like there are several things that can cause it

http://www.google.com/search?q=Logon Process has failed to create the security options dialog&num=20

Looks like many of them ran a System File Check
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43051.html
To see what SFC did after it is finished:

The SFC log is contained inside the cbs.log file located at:

C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
Since the cbs.log may be huge (it's used by other programs besides the SFC),
you might want to do this:

To create relevant SFC-only information gleaned from the cbs.log, and put it
in a small file called sfcdetails.txt, right-click Command Prompt (using the
shortcut in Start Menu\Programs\Accessories) and choose Run as
Administrator. By default, the prompt starts in C:\Users\(Your Name).
Type:

cd desktop

Press Enter on your keyboard. Then Copy and Paste this at the prompt:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt

Press Enter. Sfcdetails.txt should then appear on your Desktop. Now you can view what SFC actually did.
 

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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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Hello,

The above failure has occured ("logon process initialization failure" ).

what happend before:

- CPU over heated error upon startup
-- cleaned computer
--cleaned & applied new thermal paste (old stuff was dry)
--- outcome: CPU over heat error upon startup
--Did a BIOS repair and update
--Did a Windows update
-System restored to a later date
-System restored to current date ( basically and undo of the above system restore)
--System restore failed
--Retried the sytem restore
-- CPU overheat error occurs
--"logon process initialization failure" occured
--Restarted computer, same failure and overheat error occur
--Occurs just after the Windows start up screen.

Specs:
-Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
-i5 cpu
-6 gb ram
-Raidon 4890 graphics card
-ROG formula 3 Mother board

I would appreciate any help to resolve this issue, if you need any more information I will try to supply it.

Thanks for any help in advance

A:"logon process initialization failure"

Sounds like the CPU is either still overheated, or is damaged from the overheating.

Check to make sure that the cooler is fully seated against the CPU.
Check to make sure that the cooler is clear of dirt/dust/debris
Check to make sure that the fan (for the cooler) is running

If all of these are OK and you still get overheating errors, I'd have to suspect a problem with the CPU (either the heat spreader on the CPU isn't making contact with the actual components underneath the heat spreader - or that the damage to the CPU has cause it to "stick" when reporting heat errors).

You'll need someone who's more expert than I to help diagnose this. Try over in the General forums (or a hardware/CPU forum)

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I cannot determine what led to this problem, but my laptop is no longer able to log into windows properly (win7 64 bit).
When it logs on, the desktop is black / blank and immediately a message appears:
interactive logon process initialization has failed
please consult the event log for more details

I cannot carry out any task.

The things I've tried so far (and haven't worked):

safe mode - same message

startup repair - the first time I ran it, these two things appeared (thereafter nothing):system restore
result: failed
error code: 0x1f

system files integrity check and repair
result: failed
error code: 0x3712
system restore - I get this error, regardless of restore point: 0x8000ffff

I also took out the hdd and ran antivirus programs (malwarebytes and antivir) from my PC, but nothing noteworthy.

Also copied all the event logs from the hdd and have them handy, but I dont know what to look at and how to analyze.

Lastly, I have managed to boot UBCD4win (Xp OS on CD), which is the only thing that will allow me to investigate things internally as opposed to via the other pc.

So, what further steps could I take (other than format of course)?

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Hi,

I have a laptop which has stopped running since yesterday evening and gives me this error on a dialog box due to which I am not able to logon to the system. When I restart my machine, it gives me 4 options i.e.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networks
Safe Mode using command prompt
Logon normally

I tried all 4 of them if atleast any of these allows me to login, but none worked. I referred to the solutions and fixes available on the internet, but all of them says that I need to press F8, enter into a safe mode and operate the issue from there. But even pressing F8 doesn't make any change.

Did anybody faced same issue? How do I resolve this?

Thanks.

A:Interactive logon process initialization has failed on Windows 7

Start with these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

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Hi everyone,

I cannot login to my PC (Windows 7, Home Premium, 32 bit) as I'm receiving the message
'The User Profile Service failed the logon'.

I've already read threads like this

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

The thing is that my Profile List registry file has no folders with long numbers and no folders with .BAK extensions. I can not enter Safe Mode, but I can have command line.

I have never set a password for my account and this is the first time I am experiencing a problem like this.


Thank you

A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. Cannot login, no safe mode

Hello Nikos,

Were you not able to do any of the steps in the "In Preparation" section in the tutorial to log on to an administrator account?

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Hello SevenForums!

A friend of mine brought a Windows 7 Ultimate x86 laptop saying that he can't log in with his account.
When he tries to log in it shows this message:
"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."
Now I've searched the internet and found a few articles how to fix this problem.
I receive error message: The user profile service failed the - Microsoft Community
You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon? error message

None of these worked. (I would like to restore the profile, not creating a new one.) I can create a second profile without any problem, but if I can I would like to save the current one.
I've looked into the event viewer and this is what I see for the problem:

Error, User Profile Service, 1500 eventID: Windows cannot log you on because your profile cannot be loaded. Details: Access is denied.

I've also checked how it all started:
This happened during a shutdown:
Warning, User Profile Service, 1530: Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. Detail: 1 user registry handles leaked from <SID>.

After this during the first start:
Error, User Profile Service, 1508: Windows was unable to load the registry. Detail: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. <Path-to-user-profile>\ntuser.dat

After this I get an 1502 error, from User Profile Service, basically with the same text. (... Read more

A:"User profile service failed the logon" special case access denied

Hello Marty, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with this error. The "In Preparation" section at the top can help give you a few options to log on with to be able to do the tutorial.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I'm working on a computer that appears to have gone through the "Windows Recover" virus/malware. The user appeared to do a good job of removing the virus and used System Restore to dial the system back about a week (which unfortunately is the furthest back the restore points go for some reason). Everything seemed to work except for the main users account, which had it's profile locations changed to something like c:\users\TEMP.username-PC.000. It was pointing to this directory instead of the original directory. I then opened up regedit and found the entries at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders all pointing to the wrong folder, so I manually edited every entry to point to the correct folder and restarted.

This ended up working against me. When I logged into the account none of the shell folder shortcuts in the start menu would do anything when you clicked on them. The menu would stay up and it was as if I was clicking on nothing at all; no response.

Instead of reversing the edits I had just made manually I decided to try using System Restore to revert the system back to the earliest date, which the owner of the PC said they had done themselves before I got there. I figured the worst that could happen would be it would be just as it was when I first looked at it.

After performing system restore I can only log into the Administrator account. Every other account on the system produced the error message "... Read more

A:"The User Profile Service failed the logon" on a fresh, newly created account

It's probably a typing error but I think you are referring to the Windows Recovery fake computer analysis and optimization program. The owner of the PC only used a restore point that took the machine back one week, which by the sound of it, was not succesfull. System Restore cannot be relied on to remove a virus infection as the restore point may have the infection saved in it. Also, once a system is comprimised by an infection it opens the door for other infections to get into the system.

Only a few helpers with the appropriate permissions can give advice on Malware removal outside of the Malware forum so in order to have the system cleaned of the infection you should open a new thread in the Malware forum.

The other option is to do a full reformat and clean install of the OS.
 

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I am following the tutorial for the "User Profile Service failed the logon..." problem. I get to steps 4 and 5. However, I can't see anything that says "code:". Also, in the left pain I only see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and not Code: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.
There are S-1-5 numbers, but none ending in .bak or .bk.
No matter what I click on there is nothing in the right pane, but "Default" and something else, but nothing that you've said should be there.
At this point I am unable to do either a system restore or delete the profile.
Can you help anymore?

A:"User Profile Service failed the logon..."

Hello Myboys, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you may be able to do the STEP ONE section in the tutorial below to boot into Safe Mode or enable the built-in Administrator and log in to it. Afterwards, see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened.

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I try to login and it shows"The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded."

I have looked at other threads showing your options when it comes to this. I have tried these but end up falling short of completing these because apparently my computer lacks the file "regedit" which allows for registry changes and such. Is there any way it can get this file? Any help on the whole situation would be great too.

A:"The User Profile Service failed the logon" help?

Hello Scott, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help. Be sure to read all of it for all available options. User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.
All editions of Windows has Registry Editor. It will be the "C:\Windows\regedit.exe" file.

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Hi, I have this on login attempt

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

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

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

Is there any way to correct without a clean install?

Thank You

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

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

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/787436-solved-user-profile-service-has.html
Thanks
 

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

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

Hi Lucy

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

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Hi tech support (again). Anyway, every time I install windows 7, I get this error just as its completing its installation and sending me to the desktop. This error only appears after installing windows 7, and only occurs once; I never see the error again.

While this may not seem like much of a problem, I am worried it might be a contributing factor to my other tech support problems. I have tried installing from both a CD and USB drive. Both had the error. What is causing this and how do I stop it? I am willing to reformat again. I don't know how to make sense of the event log if that matters.

System Specs Below

OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? --> Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? --> x64
? What was original installed OS on system? --> None, custom built PC
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? --> Retail version, self-installed
? Age of system (hardware) --> Almost 1 week
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? --> Almost 1 week

? CPU --> Intel? Core? i5-3570K Processor(6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz); Ivy Bridge
? Video Card --> EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked Video Card - 1280MB
? MotherBoard --> MSI Z77A-GD65
? Power Supply --> OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 700-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus
? Case --> COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
? Memory --> Corsair Vengeance 8GB PC12800... Read more

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Recently, my laptop has been giving me errors saying that Interactive logon process initialization has failed. Please consult the
event log for more details. It takes me a few tries before it goes away.

A:Logon Process Failed

Is this about the same computer you already started several threads about ? Please see my remark here : http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...ol_caller.html

I'm giving you a warning for multiple posting, we can't help you efficiently if different advices are given in different parts of the forum. If those questions are about another computer tell us about it and I'll revert the warning.


Quote:




MULTIPLE POSTING

This refers to posting the same question or same replies in multiple areas of the site (also called flooding). Please only post only once. If you feel you have posted in the wrong forum, contact a Moderator or Manager, who will move the post for you. This also includes the creation of multiple new threads on the same or similar topics and sending PM's continuously to one or more Staff members.

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Hello all. I've tried several things to no avail. I need some extra help.A friends PC is getting this error: STOP: c000021a [fatal system error]Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000080' (0x00000000 0x00000000).The System has been shut down.What occurred before this error popped up:1. Upgraded dvd43 software, booted, and this error came up.I have tried multiple things.1. Ran the bootfix2. Tried the Recovery Console with their diagnostics3. Tried to get to Safe Mode and it will not load, goes back to this message.4. Tried to overlay the XP image (refresh it), no avail, back to the same message.I haven't found anything on the web that can help me so far. Looking to take the next step and ask for help.

A:Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000080

0xC000021A: STATUS_SYSTEM_PROCESS_TERMINATEDThis occurs when Windows switches into kernel mode and a user-mode subsystem, such as Winlogon or the Client Server Runtime Subsystem (CSRSS), is compromised. Security can no longer be guaranteed. Because Win XP can?t run without Winlogon or CSRSS, this is one of the few situations where the failure of a user-mode service can cause the system to stop responding. This Stop message also can occur as a result of malware infestation or when the computer is restarted after a system administrator has modified permissions so that the SYSTEM account no longer has adequate permissions to access system files and folders.I've never gotten this particular error...but if I did, i would treat it as a malware situation until proven otherwise.Louis

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I've done some reading about these two issues , and I have tried doing a disk check, and a clean boot. Both failed, however I CAN boot into safe mode, even with networking. Any suggestions on how to go about troubleshooting this issue? I can access all of my Windows files via Debian if I really need to get into it.

A:Windows Stopped Responding+The logon process was unable to display...

Hello and welcome xtro take a look at this Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

You can access a sfc /scannow from safe mode as you will see.

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So a while back I was watching a video and a pop up appeared and I it asked me if I wanted to download something and I clicked no. But that same pop up continuously appeared and I accidentally clicked yes. The computer froze so I forced shut down and whrn I tried to turn it on again, the BSOD appeared. It turned off a second time and then when it restared, the safe mode window appeared and I ran that and it tried to fix the problem but now whenever I try to get on, there is a black screen with a window that says" interactive logon process has failed. Please consult the event log" I click ok and I just appears again. There is no getting past it and I am unable to do anything on my. Computer. Please help

A:Interactive logon process has failed...

Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.
Update it immediately.
Do a full system scan
Let us know the results at the end.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!

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Please consult the event log for more details.

I am not knowledgeable with computers, could someone walk me through how to fix this? It is an hp laptop.

I cannot boot past startup at all. This happens in all the variations of safe mode as well.

I can press f8 on startup and go to repair your computer.

Startup repair doesn't detect anything.

System restore doesn't help too.

System image recovery does nothing too.

Anyone here know how to fix it and walk me through it?

A:Help! Interactive logon process initialization has failed

Anyone?

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I've just finished doing a boot time Avast scan on my nephew's laptop - but now after it finishes that and continues to load Windows, I get this message:

Sounds rather serious to me - can anyone help? I hope this doesn't involve having to send the machine away. I recently had to do a factory default reinstall as the system had stopped responding - no matter what I did (it started doing that after installing the Norton crap that came with it, so Norton's going nowhere near any system of mine in the future.

I'm going to try Windows' repair options, but I'm not too hopeful.

Edit:OK - after a couple of restarts (before trying Windows' repair options), Windows has loaded successfully. What could've caused this and what can I do to avoid it happening again?

A:Interactive logon process initialisation has failed

No one at all? Has this been posted in the right place, if not could a mod please move it? Thanks!

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I have a dell laptop Studio 15. Windows 7 Home 64bit. Tonight I got some strange error saying it couldn't find some file. Then it restarted it self. Did a disk check. Found tons of errors, fixed them, and then when it restarted I got the error "Interactive Logon Process initialization has failed. Please consult the event log for more details.

# 1 How do I consult the event log when I can't even get to a command prompt?

#2 Is there a fix somewhere for this? Dell didn't give me a windows 7 operating system disk. Called them and had them send it to me but it will be 1-2 business days. Hoping to get this fixed tonight though if possible.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Melissa

A:Interactive Logon Process Initialization Has Failed....HELP

I found a Windows 7 Recovery tool for those that don't have the windows 7 cd rom. It did a scan and this is what it found.

Diagnosis and repair details:

Registry is corrupt

Repair action: registry rollback

Result Failed: Error Code = 0x20
I tried to do a restore point to restore it to a previous state. That failed as well.

Right now am doing a chkdsk /r on the drive. Hope that works. Otherwise. I'll have to wait until Dell sends me the windows 7 operating system disk and then just hopefully reinstall windows over itself. That should fix the registry issue. It has in windows xp in the past. Will this work with windows 7?

Mel

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I am completely rubbish with computers, dont know much at all.
I removed Avast anti virus from my HP desktop computer, when i restarted it the screen is black with a note saying "interactive logon process initialization has failed. Please consult the event log for more details".
The computer is a few years old now but it did work fine up until now.
To make matters worse, i dont have a recovery disk, plus there is some data on the computer which i need to keep if at all possable.
help me please

A:interactive logon process initialization has failed.

Go back a few days before the problem began with system restore. The software will be back, but then we can remove the correct way
System Restore - How to

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Hello All.

I've seen this a number of times. Wife brought computer out of sleep mode and got this happy error message. Had been having problems bringing out of sleep mode in the past and had to power down on occassion.

Has anyone really found out what this means, as I have an inflicted computer with this nonsense, and can't boot up Vista64. Based on alot of wasted effort and reading, I have tried:

1. Running Repair - No errors detected.
2. Running Restored Points - same error message.
3. Got Disk from Dell - Repair from Bootable Disk - no errors detected.
4. Looked at Event Log - didn't really know what I was looking at (one user stated a corrupted .manifest file, which was nowhere in the log).
5. Chkdsk at the command line - no errors.
6. Can't run SFC, since I now have a pending repair that requires a reboot to finish, but never gets there.
7. Time to take a gun to my head.................

Any words of wisdom regarding this issue, or am I doomed???

Thank you.

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A:interactive logon process initialization has failed

Maybe think about reflashing your Bios, alot of sleep problems relate to your bios. Actually you didnt mention that you did this, go to your manufacturer's website and see all the drivers and software updates for your computer, install those.
NB\ Reflash your bios as a last resort, the drivers and software updates should come first for your dell.

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I have this error box on my dell laptop and I can't get rid of it. I have tried to set to an earlier recovery point but it always comes back with the same error. All attemps to repair it has failed. Any ideas as to how to fix this short of reformat?

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Hello,I recently received a new ASUS Eee PC running Windows 7 Starter. It started fine the first 3 or 4 times I have tried to use it, but now, I am receiving this error message:Interactive logon process initialization has failed.
Please consult the event log for more details.I get the same message in safe mode, and the Repair Your Computer and Last Known Good Configuration options do not work. The computer has not created a system restore point, and I could not burn a system image due to lack of a burner (I have an external one on order).Is there anyone who would be able to help me solve this problem? Thanks!

A:Interactive logon process initialization has failed

If this is new, then you should probably contact ASUS support or your retailer. The more things that you do to try and repair this on your own, the more they will try and blame the problem on you resulting in possible repair charges.

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Dear Forum,
I did search this forum for this problem and I hope I didn't miss it, but to my surprise I found no mention of it. Otherwise, many other forums have several and lengthy threads concerning this problem from way back in 2006 to the present. And none of the threads that I looked at concluded with the fix.

Hopefully, for some reason, I just never saw the right post and someone's going to tell me that I'm wasting the forum's time, because this was solved a long time ago.

But here it goes:

Every once in a while after I tap the space bar to wake the computer up, and after the Vipre antivirus immediately announces that it's downloading new definitions, Vista locks up shortly after Vipre is done its download. And when I say Locked up... you do have some slight functionality, but you can't do a shutdown or restart. You have to eventually do a hard shutdown. If you hit ctrl alt del for the task manager the screen eventually goes black. Then after a while, a message box appears with the title bar text, "logon process has failed to create the security options dialog", and the message text starting with a "X" in a red circle icon, "Failure - Security Options". After you click on the message box's OK button you now go to a very strange, foggy looking desk top. And as many times as you hit ctrl alt del, you can return to the black screen with the message box, then click OK, and return back to the foggy desktop.

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A:[SOLVED] logon process has failed to create the...

Hi Rand -

What happens if you remove Vipre a/v (as in get rid of it completely - un-install)? Do you have link for this product - I've never heard of it, not that fact really means anything of course.

Does it have a firewall?

What happens when you boot into SAFEMODE ? Try it - tap F8 repeatedly during boot-up.

I assure you - never a waste of time to try and help. After all, by my calculations you have about 5.5 years until you build your next system, right?? (I read your post from last fall !!).

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have a PC that dual boots both XP and 7. Yesterday, I restarted my computer to go from 7 to XP to play a game, all fine and dandy so far. When I came back onto windows 7, the Windows intro logo loads, disappears as usual, but instead of loading by desktop, I get :
"Interactive logon process initialization has failed. Please consult the event log for more details."
So I decided to go check my event log. I booted on XP, went to
G:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs, copied the file : Application.evtx to my USB key, and opened it up on another Win 7 system to check it out. I thought I could find the error, but I can't get any logs out of the event log. The last entry being a month ago for some reason.

I want to avoid formatting my Win 7 partition at all costs, so this is my last resort, countless hours of searching on google has given me nothing. I find this frustrating, as I am not a 'noob' with computers, I usually fix other people's problems, but this one just has me stunned.

Also :
Safe mode doesn't work
System restore doesn't work
System repair doesn't work.
Nothing works.
I've tried almost everything so far.

Please keep in mind that I do in fact have complete access to my G: partition, which is my Win7 partition.

Thank you very much, +9000 internets to the person who can help me solve this.

A:Interactive logon process initialization has failed

Welcome!

Have you tried a Startup Repair?

You can also try logging into the built-in Administrator account in Safe Mode. You may have a corrupted user profile.

If you can log into that account, you can create a new account.

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May I know is it possible to show domain user's "Display Name" instead of "User Logon Name" as owner in print queue? Our company's domain using generic "User Logon Name", i.e. 001, 002, 003 and so on, each "User Logon Name" will have personalized "Display Name", e.g. Mary, John etc., but a problem is when a print job printed by a user is hold in the print queue of a network printer, other users won't know who is it (the owner of the print job may shown as 001, 002 etc.) and so not able to ask that user to remove the print job. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

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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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To anyone having issues with Crystal Reports 2011, recently, after the 10/17 updates, with the "Logon failed"  issue.. 
Uninstall: 
KB4041678
KB4041681
KB2553338

Once you have these updates uninstalled, this fixes the issue with Crystal Reports 2011 and the error "Login failed, bad password" 

Rob

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logon process has failed to create the security options dialog
I was running a malwarebytes scan in the backround and all of the sudden ie locked up. I tried to open task manager and got a black screen. Then I got an error that said- logon process has failed to create the security options dialog. Then I got out of the black and there malware bytes was running fine again. what does all this mean- does t mean malware bytes was scanning the file for so long and was trying to verify it but malwarebytes couldent get the security dialog fo rit so it moved on? Please help

or maybe worse maybe something was trying to do some unauthorized thing to my ???????

A:logon process has failed to create the security options dialog

can someone PLEASE help me

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I was running a malwarebytes scan in the backround and all of the sudden ie locked up. I tried to open task manager and got a black screen. Then I got an error message that said- logon process has failed to create the security options dialog. Then I got out of the black and there malware bytes was running fine again. what does all this mean- does t mean malware bytes was scanning the file for so long and was trying to verify it but malwarebytes couldent get the security dialog fo rit so it moved on? Please help

or maybe worse maybe something was trying to do some unauthorized thing to my computer???????

A:logon process has failed to create the security options dialog

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My daughters computer is a Dell 518 desktop running Vista Home. The processor is a 2.53 GB, the computer has 3 gb ram & 500 gb hard drive

She received the following error when she turned it on yesterday.

"Log on process has failed to create the security options dialog.
X - Failure - Security Options. "

The above error basically kills the computer. Unable to run programs, access the internet etc
I'm able to boot into the safe mode with networking, without issue.

I'm unable to run a virus scan, as the Charter Comm Security suite will not work in safe mode.
I've tried the following:
1 - Ran a Anti-malware scan using Malwarebytes.
2 - I ran a spy-ware scan using - SUPERAntiSpyware.
3 - I did a system restore using a date three days ago - rebooted - no difference
4 - I ran error checking on the hard drive with automatically fix file system errors - rebooted - no difference
5 - turned off the service Super fetch - an recommendation from a Microsoft website - rebooted - no difference
6 - I have run the Dell utilities to check the RAM & Hard drive - no errors found
I'm looking for help in resolving the problem.

Bob
 

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My computer is a Dell Hybrid desktop running Vista Home premium.

Computer becomes unresponsive at startup in normal mode. Unable to run programs, access internet, even opening files causes windows explorer to not respond, computer is unusable outside of safe-mode. I'm able to boot into the safe mode with networking, without issue. Following error pops up after a few minutes,

"Log on process has failed to create the security options dialog.
X - Failure - Security Options. "

I've tried:
1 - updated avast antivirus full boot time scan and malwarebytes - found nothing
2 - spy-ware scan with spybot search and destroy - found nothing
3 - system restore using a date three days ago - no difference
4 - scanned hard drive for disk errors and fixed them - no difference
5 - turned off Super fetch - no difference
6 - sfc /scannow in command prompt, and also did startup repair through the dell diagnostics at bootup- no difference
7. also tried advanced systemcare4 and ran deep scan for registry errors, fixed 14 - no difference

I tried to get a log with hijackthis, but it won't install in safe mode and normal mode won't allow me to install it or do anything else. I'm looking for help in resolving the problem.

A

***UPDATE**

spoolsv.exe is causing the problem and I have not figured out how to fix it. When i end the spoolsv.exe process, everything starts up fine but the printer doesn't work. I tried uninstalling all of my printers, rebooted, the... Read more

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Hi, just got a new laptop with Windows Vista Basic pre-installed. Trying to get it going, having installed various things from the Google package (toolbar, Skype, Acrobat reader, Spyware Doctor). Also AVG antivirus (free download). And Microsoft Office (but the problem was before that anyway). Its spec is Acer Aspire 3694WLMi - Cel 440 512MB 80GB hard drive with wireless network card. However it takes ages to boot, during which we get the message "Logon process failed to create the security option dialog", and then nothing will run. What's going on - something to do with the Vista settings? Or something we installed? And what can we do about it? Thanks in advance for any tips. Jo.
 

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My computer (Toshiba A205 series with Vista Home Premium) has been moving reallly s l o w for the past few days. It will not respond and will periodically freeze sometimes to the point where only a hard close will get it to respond. If I leave it alone, eventually I will get a dialog box with the above message. Ctrl+Alt+Delete yields another message "Failure - Security Options".

Since google is my friend, I have tried all the possible suggestions relating to this error message with no success. I have deleted and reinstalled my Norton 360 Premier Edition, completely removed MS Essential, ran CHDSK and started a clean boot with selective start up items. The problem still exist.

At this point I don't know if I have a virus, although Norton is not picking up anything or if this is some sort of hard drive issue.

If anyone is familiar with this error message and can offer any solutions, I will be very appreciative.

A:Logon process has failed to create security options dialog

Welcome aboard Read through this thread: http://www.vistaforums.com/error-message-login-process-has-failed-create-security-options-dialog-t3287.htmlI posted just a link because it looks like different solutions worked for different people.

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Failure-Security Options
I have been having this problem for a while Computer Freezes and I cant do anything

I don't know how it fix this

I also Cannot turn on Windows Defender windows freezes and a error 0x800106ba A problem caused this program's service to stop Restart and search help and support did this no solutions
can't figure out what happen there

Would Like some proffesional advice
Thanks all help is greatly appreciated
Linda

A:Logon process has failed to created the Security options Dialog

Start with a few of the free scans from here: Free Online AntiMalware Resources
If it shows that you're infected, please post over in the Security Forums.
If not infected, post back for some more diagnostics to be run.

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i have hp laptop.but due to unknown reason such error occurs.my laptop get hang ,and due to this i have to power off.but after startup my laptop takes too much time and may again get hang error appear of logon proces......................so i done recovery of c drive but no sollution.i uninstalled the CA antivirus but again same errorrrrrrrr
 

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pl reply i need solution urgently
 

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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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Hey, I have my problem of my computer, my computer says "The group policy client failed to logon.

Access is denied".

I tried to use regedit to edit values of mine, but it says access is denied. Also everything of my PC such as changing my themes not working.

My computer got infected, but it must be hijacked by a virus and my major error caused while im getting a crack + keygen for AVC ultimate's license. I've tried EVERYTHING such as antivirus, PC cleaners, etc. and more but still getting access is denied.

1) I've wonder not sure If i download a game, should I get an error access is denied?

2) If im downloading a software such as Audacity, Bittorrent (Except Softwares containing viruses), should I'll get access is denied error?

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate.

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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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Hi
After experiencing some blue screens (graphics driver related) I reverted back to 314.22 and this morning decided to give the card a good clean.

This is my main PC which has Windows 7 Home Premium, Q9450, GTX 260 (216).

Somehow I managed to corrupt my user profile and received the User Profile Service failed the logon message. Following the advice to boot in using Safe Mode showed only my profile with no access to the registry editor or command line. I then rebooted in safe mode with command line and enabled the built in administrator account. The next reboot into safe mode showed my account and other. Since mine is the only account that I have set up and I am not able to create a new account (the Control Panel user account options do not work) I have no idea what to do next.

I would prefer not to have to perform a fresh install so any help would be gratefully received.

John

A:The User Profile Service failed the logon. Safe mode, only my profile

Logon as built-in "administrator" account in safe mode. Works?
Logon as built-in "administrator" account in normal mode. Works?

If working.... create a new fresh admin account.

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