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Basically, everytime I try to log into windows I am logged straight back out. I know there is a dodgy registry entry that needs changing... but how can I access it? =S

When I start up my computer I am now confronted by the windows log-in page. When I log in, I am immediately logged out again. I am unable to start my computer in any kind of safe mode, as the problem persists even if I try. I've had a look on the internet, and it seems that my problem is fixable via a network, and changing the guilty regisry value; however, my PC is not network ready, so I'm not sure if I can hook it up to this PC I'm writing from now, or how to do that/what I'd need to do that. Is there anyway I can access an option to restore my computer to is original software configuration? It is a Dell Dimension 9150. many thx :)

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  • raymondofrom May 17, 2009

    Thanks for the reply pin_0018, however, either I am being a total moron, or that solution is not working for me. I don't appear to be able to find my BIOS page anymore.. all i can access is the F2 setup or F12 boot options menu things. I've tried pressing ctrl, F11, Dwon & Tab keys together, at different times, and many different ways, but all of this on the F2 set up page, with no result (as may be expected, i dunno). When I push F8 during the computer's loading, I am merely greeted with the different boot options, ie Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, etc.

    Unfortunately, none of these things work, and I ultimately just get to the Log In screen with the same Log In/Log Out loop. I've given up caring about the masses of music and whatnot on my PC, I just want it to work... Any chance of a step by step guide to loading the Dell or Windows recovery??? Many thx, from a very frustrated comp noob :D



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Hey buddy if u want to restore all u need to do is a Dell pc restore.this step will restore ur system to factory do a restore press the ctrl key Down and Tab the F11 key on the Bios page u will be take to the Dell pc restore.Cautious All DATA will be Lost icluding Virus).

Posted on May 16, 2009

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    Restoring the original factory image erases ALL existing data.
    This includes files, folders, programs, drivers, E-mails, photos.
    Before performing a PC Restore, back up all personal files. If you do
    not back up your personal files, the data will be lost.

    1 Turn on the computer.

    2 When the Dell
    splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and
    hold and then press . Then, release both keys
    at the same time.
    NOTE: Some systems like Inspiron Mini 9 (910) do not support System Restore as they do not have nor any substitute.

    3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press to highlight Restore, and then press .

    4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press to highlight Confirm and then press .

    The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

    When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
    The system recovery process was successful.

    5 Click Finish or press to highlight Finish and then press to restart the computer.
    The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.



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Cause 1
Determine whether the following entries are logged in the Svcpack.log file: 142.391: CheckVLKForBlock: LIC.dll not trust verified
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Cause 2
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Cause 3
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To resolve or to work around these causes, use the resolution or the workaround that corresponds to the cause.
Resolution for Cause 1
To resolve this issue, you must replace the current copy of the Licdll.dll file by using a copy from the original Windows XP media. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive.
2. Click Exit on the Setup Wizard as soon as it starts.
3. Click Start , and then click Run .
4. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
5. Click My Computer .
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7. Click Start , and then click Run .
8. Copy and then paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
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5. In the navigation pane, right-click the registry subkey that you identified in step 4c, and then click Export .
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7. Right-click the temp.reg file on the Desktop, and then click Open With .
8. Click Notepad , and then click OK .
9. In the open temp.reg file, locate the following text:
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
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