Interactive Logon Process failed. (Windows Vista)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by CJL, Aug 8, 2007.

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    CJL Guest

    I am helping a friend of the family with a 2 month old Dell Inspirion 1505,
    running the Vista operating system that was supplied with the new laptop. The
    owner has applied updates when available and has had no other problems. I
    have cut and pasted the verbiage from another post below, as it describes our
    problem, but there were no responses since June, so I was hoping this post
    might have a little more luck.

    The previous post read:

    I put my laptop away last night and took it out this morning to boot up and
    got the same message:

    "Interactive logon process initialization has failed. Please consult the
    event log for more details."

    I hit "okay", but the message comes right back, eternally. Stuck in a loop,
    At this point I've tried Start up Repair, repair your computer, all Safe
    Mode Start ups, system restore. Some things more than once. Nothing seems
    to be working.

    I have also tried the actions described above, successfully restoring to an
    earlier checkpoint, but to no avail. We receive this message no matter what
    method of start-up we attempt. (safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe
    mode with command line.) The owner is a college student that will be heading
    back to school soon, and I would rather not have to wipe and reinstall all of
    his applications. Has anyone got any suggestions to help me avoid that

    CJL, Aug 8, 2007
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    omreb75 Guest

    Has anyone found a resolution to this problem without totally re-installing?
    omreb75, Oct 11, 2007
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