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RAM upgrade causes winlogon.exe to fail

I recieved this computer from my fathers work. It came with no CDs for reinstallation or anything.

System Specs:
Intel P4 1.8Ghz
Integrated Graphics
128MB of RAM
30 GB HDD
CD-RW

I salvaged an old CD player from my previous computer, so it now has a CD-RW on top of a CD-ROM. I also went to my local MicroCenters, and bought a 512 MB stick of RAM, and installed it. The RAM got recongized fine, but when I went to boot up, Windows gave me a few different errors, one on each boot. The most common was that winlogon.exe would not startup. I also have a copy of Fluxbuntu on the system, which would dual boot fine, but was also broken by the upgrade, giving me a cannot sync to VFS error.

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Well,the most i could say to that is......first,make sure the RAM is either pc-2100 or pc-3200.im currently using the same computer and i have 1GB of pc-3200 in my computer.also try restoring the computer as far back as you can,you may lose a couple programs or files,but if there was a virus on the computer,than the files that were ruined would be restored.after that run a virus scan and get any spyware or viruses off of the computer.these computers are prone to have problems with the origional installation and some problems in BIOS,so if you can get a hold of a windows xp disk with the key code,you could reinstall windows and that would fix the winlogon.exe problem.i can attempt to send you the model specific drivers from the resource disk via email if i can.just write me on my email if you need them.

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Hi, i would download a hard drive diagnostic tool, to see if the drive is faulty. if its a maxtor or seagate go to www.seagate.com go into downloads, and download the seatools software, you will need a floppy disk once you run the software. and then boot from the floppy disk and it will tell you if thats the problem or if its just a software fault.

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Winlogon.exe is a part of Windows Login System. As suggested by its name, this process is responsible for handling login and logout procedures on your computer. Primarily though, it is concerned with the following functions:
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A STOP 0xC000021A message is generated when either of these processes fails to execute. Upon detecting this bizarre dilemma, Windows NT kernel halts the system and raises the BSOD error. Following is a list of common causes leading to the failure:
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Which operating system?

The process "winlogon.exe" runs in the background.

Winlogon is a part of the Windows Login subsystem, and is necessary for user authorization and Windows activation checks. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/proces...

Note: The winlogon.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, winlogon.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager."


Microsoft designed Windows so many small applications perform their tasks without a user knowing about it.

Normally, this will run smoothly and without flaw, but every once in a while, an issue can come up.


Winlogon.exe is an application that runs on start-up, and its primary function is to monitor the use of other applications.


Winlogon.exe typically only runs for about a minute or two when Windows first boots up, so if for some reason it is still running five or 10 minutes later, it could be infected.


Spyware and other malware would infect this application because it can manipulate other programs in Windows, causing problems.


If this is the case, the file might need to be removed.

if you want to remove this from

Open "My Computer" and select the "C:" drive.

Double click the "Windows" folder, then select "System 32." Navigate through the System 32 folder until you find "Winlogon.exe."


Click the "Winlogon.exe" file and hit "Delete."

Select "Yes" when asked if you're sure you want to remove the program.

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The process "winlogon.exe" runs in the background. Winlogon is a part of the Windows Login subsystem, and is necessary for user authorization and Windows activation checks. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/proces...

Note: The winlogon.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, winlogon.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager." Microsoft designed Windows so many small applications perform their tasks without a user knowing about it. Normally, this will run smoothly and without flaw, but every once in a while, an issue can come up. Winlogon.exe is an application that runs on start-up, and its primary function is to monitor the use of other applications. Winlogon.exe typically only runs for about a minute or two when Windows first boots up, so if for some reason it is still running five or 10 minutes later, it could be infected. Spyware and other malware would infect this application because it can manipulate other programs in Windows, causing problems. If this is the case, the file might need to be removed.

if you want to remove this from Open "My Computer" and select the "C:" drive. Double click the "Windows" folder, then select "System 32." Navigate through the System 32 folder until you find "Winlogon.exe." Click the "Winlogon.exe" file and hit "Delete." Select "Yes" when asked if you're sure you want to remove the program.

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Wat is winlogon that appear in my desktop


The process "winlogon.exe" runs in the background.

Winlogon is a part of the Windows Login subsystem, and is necessary for user authorization and Windows activation checks. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/proces...

Note: The winlogon.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, winlogon.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager."


Microsoft designed Windows so many small applications perform their tasks without a user knowing about it.


Normally, this will run smoothly and without flaw, but every once in a while, an issue can come up.


Winlogon.exe is an application that runs on start-up, and its primary function is to monitor the use of other applications.


Winlogon.exe typically only runs for about a minute or two when Windows first boots up, so if for some reason it is still running five or 10 minutes later, it could be infected.


Spyware and other malware would infect this application because it can manipulate other programs in Windows, causing problems.


If this is the case, the file might need to be removed.



if you want to remove this from


Open "My Computer" and select the "C:" drive.


Double click the "Windows" folder, then select "System 32." Navigate through the System 32 folder until you find "Winlogon.exe."


Click the "Winlogon.exe" file and hit "Delete." Select "Yes" when asked if you're sure you want to remove the program.


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The process "winlogon.exe" runs in the background.
Winlogon is a part of the Windows Login subsystem, and is necessary for user authorization and Windows activation checks. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/proces...

Note: The winlogon.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, winlogon.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager."
Microsoft designed Windows so many small applications perform their tasks without a user knowing about it.
Normally, this will run smoothly and without flaw, but every once in a while, an issue can come up.
Winlogon.exe is an application that runs on start-up, and its primary function is to monitor the use of other applications.
Winlogon.exe typically only runs for about a minute or two when Windows first boots up, so if for some reason it is still running five or 10 minutes later, it could be infected.
Spyware and other malware would infect this application because it can manipulate other programs in Windows, causing problems.
If this is the case, the file might need to be removed.
if you want to remove this from
Open "My Computer" and select the "C:" drive.
Double click the "Windows" folder, then select "System 32." Navigate through the System 32 folder until you find "Winlogon.exe."
Click the "Winlogon.exe" file and hit "Delete."
Select "Yes" when asked if you're sure you want to remove the program.

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I have the Dell Inspirion 1525 laptop and I'm getting a blue screen that says stop: c000021a fatal system error. The session manager failed to create protected prefixes. I have files on this computer that...


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Hi, i have a dell vostro 1520 laptop when loading up it has the windows xp screen then it goes to a blue screen with: STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The windows logon process terminated...


This Solution is intended for advanced computer users. If you are not comfortable with advanced troubleshooting, you might want to ask someone for help or contact Technical Support.

When you use a server or a workstation that is running one of the operating systems that is listed in the "Applies to" section, you may receive the following error message: STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000034 (0x00000000 0x0000000)
The system has been shutdown. Note The parameters in parentheses are specific to your computer configuration and may be different for each occurrence. uparrow.gifBack to the top CAUSE The STOP 0xC000021A error occurs when either Winlogon.exe or Csrss.exe fails. Wh... loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); The STOP 0xC000021A error occurs when either Winlogon.exe or Csrss.exe fails. When the Windows NT kernel detects that either of these processes has stopped, it stops the system and raises the STOP 0xC000021A error. This error may have several causes. Among them are the following:
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  • A Service Pack installation has failed.
  • A backup program that is used to restore a hard disk did not correctly restore files that may have been in use.
  • An incompatible third-party program has been installed.

RESOLUTION To troubleshoot this problem, you must determine which of these processes faile... loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); To troubleshoot this problem, you must determine which of these processes failed and why.

To determine which process failed, register Dr. Watson as the default system debugger (if it is not already the default debugger). Dr. Watson for Windows NT logs diagnostic information about process failures to a log file (Drwtsn32.log). Also, you can configure this program to produce memory dump files of failed processes that you can analyze in a debugger to determine why a process fails.

To set up Dr. Watson to trap user-mode program errors, follow these steps:
  1. At a command prompt, type System Root\System32\Drwtsn32.exe -I, and then press ENTER.

    This command configures Dr. Watson as the default system debugger.
  2. At a command prompt, type System Root\System32\Drwtsn32.exe, and then select the following options: Append to existing log file
    Create crash dump
    Visual Notification
  3. After the computer restarts from the STOP 0xC000021A error, run Dr. Watson (Drwtsn32.exe).
  4. View the Dr. Watson log to determine what user mode process may be causing the problem.
  5. If the Dr. Watson log does not contain sufficient information to determine the cause of the problem, analyze the User.dmp file to determine the cause of the STOP 0xC000021A error.

    If Dr. Watson did not create a User.dmp file for either Winlogon.exe or Csrss.exe, you may have to use a different tool to generate a memory dump file of the process that fails. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 241215 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241215/ ) How to use the Userdump.exe tool to create a dump file Note Follow the instructions in the Knowledge Base article to troubleshoot a process that shuts down with an exception. While you follow these instructions, monitor the following processes to troubleshoot the STOP 0xC000021A error:
    • Winlogon.exe
    • Csrss.exe
    Note Most STOP 0xC000021A errors occur because Winlogon.exe fails. This typically occurs because of a faulty third-party Graphical Identification and Authentication (GINA) DLL. The GINA is a replaceable DLL component that Winlogon.exe loads. The GINA implements the authentication policy of the interactive logon model. The GINA performs all identification and authentication user interactions.
It is very common for certain types of remote control software to replace the default Windows GINA DLL (Msgina.dll). Therefore, a good first step is to examine the system to see if it has a third-party GINA DLL. To do this, locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Value = GinaDLL REG_SZ
  • If the Gina DLL value is present and if it is anything other than Msgina.dll, it probably means that a third-party product has changed this value.
  • If this value is not present, the system uses Msgina.dll as the default GINA DLL.
If this error first occurred after the installation of a new or updated device driver, system service, or third-party program, the new software should be removed or disabled. Contact the manufacturer of the software to see if an update is available. For more information about hardware and software vendor contact information, visit the following Microsoft Web site: - http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendors (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendors) Last known good configuration loadTOCNode(3, 'resolution'); If the previous steps in this article do not resolve the problem, start the computer by using the last known good configuration. To start the computer by using the last known good configuration, follow these steps:Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
  2. Click Restart, and then click OK.
  3. Press F8 at the indicated time:
    • For an x86-based computer: When a screen of text appears and then disappears , press F8. (The screen of text may include a memory test, lines about the BIOS, and other lines.) There may also be a prompt that tells you when to press F8.
    • For an Itanium architecture-based computer: After you make your selection from the boot menu, press F8. There may be a prompt that tells you when to press F8.
  4. Use the arrow keys to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.

    NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.
  5. Use the arrow keys to highlight an operating system, and then press ENTER.
Notes
  • Choosing the Last Known Good Configuration startup option provides a way to recover from problems such as a newly added driver that may be incorrect for your hardware. However, it does not solve problems that are caused by corrupted or missing drivers or files.
  • When you choose the Last Known Good Configuration option, only the information in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet is restored. Any changes you have made in other registry keys remain.

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A blankscreen always a blank screen....when i turn my notebook on, it wont show anything...just a blank screen


Hi there,

Blank screen with a Blinking Cursor or just the Blank screen?
Which is your Operating system?
What Program Did You Install That You Weren't Supposed To?

That information might help us.
One note: I recently ran into something similar to your issue regarding the "Windows Logon".. There are a number of malware programs which will rename the critical "winlogon.exe" file to something else like "winlogon2.exe".. The malware then replaces the renamed file with a trojan also named "winlogon.exe". So the "bad" winlogon.exe is working as a trojan while still allowing the "good/real" winlogon.exe to sit beside it.. (The "good/real" file has an icon which looks like a blue window with a yellow half-moon inside so it's easy to identify.)

In my case, I used the XP Recovery Console to scan through the files in C:\Windows\System32 and find both the bad and the good versions of the file.. I deleted the bad file from the Recovery Console and renamed the good file back to its original/correct "winlogon.exe".. Rebooting the computer allowed it to load Windows so I could run antispyware scans and finish cleaning up the computer.

It might be worth checking..

Post back if it is not working we will be happy to help you.
Hope this helps.
Cheers!!!!

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When i try to shut down my computer a blue screen appears with an error report : stop:c000021a {fatal system error}


Hi there,

This is the cause:
The STOP 0xC000021A error occurs when either Winlogon.exe or Csrss.exe fails. When the Windows NT kernel detects that either of these processes has stopped, it stops the system and raises the STOP 0xC000021A error. This error may have several causes. Among them are the following:
  • Mismatched system files have been installed.
  • A Service Pack installation has failed.
  • A backup program that is used to restore a hard disk did not correctly restore files that may have been in use.
  • An incompatible third-party program has been installed.
If possible contact a local technician to the do the below,if you are not sure of this process.
and also ask him to take a backup of your registry keys and create a system restore point without fail.

To troubleshoot this problem, you must determine which of these processes failed and why.


To determine which process failed, register Dr. Watson as the default system debugger (if it is not already the default debugger). Dr. Watson for Windows NT logs diagnostic information about process failures to a log file (Drwtsn32.log). Also, you can configure this program to produce memory dump files of failed processes that you can analyze in a debugger to determine why a process fails.

To set up Dr. Watson to trap user-mode program errors, follow these steps:
  1. At a command prompt, type System Root\System32\Drwtsn32.exe -I, and then press ENTER.

    This command configures Dr. Watson as the default system debugger.
  2. At a command prompt, type System Root\System32\Drwtsn32.exe, and then select the following options: Append to existing log file
    Create crash dump
    Visual Notification
  3. After the computer restarts from the STOP 0xC000021A error, run Dr. Watson (Drwtsn32.exe).
  4. View the Dr. Watson log to determine what user mode process may be causing the problem.
  5. If the Dr. Watson log does not contain sufficient information to determine the cause of the problem, analyze the User.dmp file to determine the cause of the STOP 0xC000021A error.

    If Dr. Watson did not create a User.dmp file for either Winlogon.exe or Csrss.exe, you may have to use a different tool to generate a memory dump file of the process that fails. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 241215 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241215/ ) How to use the Userdump.exe tool to create a dump file Note Follow the instructions in the Knowledge Base article to troubleshoot a process that shuts down with an exception. While you follow these instructions, monitor the following processes to troubleshoot the STOP 0xC000021A error:
    • Winlogon.exe
    • Csrss.exe
    Note Most STOP 0xC000021A errors occur because Winlogon.exe fails. This typically occurs because of a faulty third-party Graphical Identification and Authentication (GINA) DLL. The GINA is a replaceable DLL component that Winlogon.exe loads. The GINA implements the authentication policy of the interactive logon model. The GINA performs all identification and authentication user interactions.
It is very common for certain types of remote control software to replace the default Windows GINA DLL (Msgina.dll). Therefore, a good first step is to examine the system to see if it has a third-party GINA DLL. To do this, locate the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Value = GinaDLL REG_SZ
  • If the Gina DLL value is present and if it is anything other than Msgina.dll, it probably means that a third-party product has changed this value.
  • If this value is not present, the system uses Msgina.dll as the default GINA DLL.
If this error first occurred after the installation of a new or updated device driver, system service, or third-party program, the new software should be removed or disabled. Contact the manufacturer of the software to see if an update is available. For more information about hardware and software vendor contact information, visit the following Microsoft Web site: - http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendors (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendors) Last known good configuration If the previous steps in this article do not resolve the problem, start the computer by using the last known good configuration. To start the computer by using the last known good configuration, follow these steps:Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
  2. Click Restart, and then click OK.
  3. Press F8 at the indicated time:
    • For an x86-based computer: When a screen of text appears and then disappears , press F8. (The screen of text may include a memory test, lines about the BIOS, and other lines.) There may also be a prompt that tells you when to press F8.
    • For an Itanium architecture-based computer: After you make your selection from the boot menu, press F8. There may be a prompt that tells you when to press F8.
  4. Use the arrow keys to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.

    NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.
  5. Use the arrow keys to highlight an operating system, and then press ENTER.

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