Login Process Initialization Failure Error Message - HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Guest, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Greetings all,

    A friend of mine called me tonight saying he can't get Windows Vista
    Home Premium to start on his laptop. All he gets is a black screen with
    an error message -

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

    He didn't receive a Vista DVD so he can't run a startup repair or
    anything else - he can't even get into 'Safe Mode'

    I suggested he find someone with a Vista DVD and try a startup repair,
    or, worse comes to worse, take it back to the place where he bought it
    (still under warranty)

    Can any gurus out there help us get this guy back up and running again??
    I did a google search of the error message - an exercise in futility!

    Thanks in advance for any and all replies!

    Ray :(
    Guest, Sep 16, 2007
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