logon failure

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    highlander34

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    When attempting to start Vista all I get is a message "INTERACTIVE LOGON INITIALIZATION HAS FAILED"

    Any suggestions about how to solve the problem?
     
    highlander34, Oct 10, 2007
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    cyclic

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    Unfortunately because you cannot access 'safe mode' or system restore which in any event would end in the same result, you have to format and reinstall, there is no repair for this as the files that are corrupt are neither accessible from within the system nor are they repairable without being ableto log into the admin account to change the login settings.

    The only thing to do is to boot to a utllity disk like BartPE or knoppix live Cd and use that to extract any data you need off the drive and save to an external drive before embarking on using the Vista DVD to format and reinstall or usethe restore DVD option, (if one came with the system preinstalled by the supplier) hopefully you have got a restore DVD, or when booting can boot to the 'restore' partition by pressing F8 during POST repeatedly.
     
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    Hi, On a brand new dell xp1330 with vista home premium. Exact same problem of Interactive Logon Process .... has failed.

    Any solutions? This seems to be a common problem, but I never find any solutions???? Is this a Vista vulnerability? The notebook is only 3 weeks old! With virus protection.

    Thanks,
     
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    What virus protection do you have? I recommend Avast or AVG. Both are free, and both a lot better than McAfee/norton etc which you pay for.
     
    kingofnexus, Jan 13, 2008
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