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Atomic Mitten

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Cannot log on
« on: November 13, 2003, 01:46:49 pm »
I keep getting an error message when I start windows saying system could not log on ?
Although when I click on the user Icon it starts up.

I have just recovered my system as since yesterday morning I couldn't start windows, I did an installation repair with the windows installation disk.

So my comp starts again.I just don't know what's causing all this hassle.?

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2003, 01:55:09 pm »
Did you encounter any problems while installing ?

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2003, 02:13:47 pm »
Did you change any hardware or move/resize the windows-partition? Assuming you are using XP, my best guess is XP will check if any changes are made and in some cases will log you off.

What does the errormessage say and are you able to login in safe-mode?

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2003, 02:20:24 pm »
Do you get that error message before you even try to log on with a user .. so during the boot of WinXP .. telling you one of the services failed or couldn't log on.  . ?

You probably have a service that wants to start but because you restored your system that service is no longer actieve. Like a programm that automatically boots on startup. Only because of your system restore those registry keys are no longer avalable. . some thing like that. So you get the error that the programm / system couldn't start.

If not, did you already try to log in when you get that error message .. and with which user did you try to log on. . is it different from the one you can log on at a later point ?

Could you be more presice on the "as since yesterday morning I couldn't start windows" part .. as Windows needs to be booted [ upto some point ] before you can use the restore function .. .
Last option, if you log in as a user and after that your system automatically reboots. . . [ you are in deep . . :-X ]. Could you try to log on as administrator and see if it still happends ?
« Last Edit: November 13, 2003, 02:21:49 pm by gryphon »
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Atomic Mitten

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2003, 02:30:52 pm »
I can start windows now .But my Tuner card software will install but isn't working properly.
Everything else seems to be ok.


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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2003, 06:49:29 pm »
so the login thing is fixed ?

could be it's giving you a hardware conflict or the drivers arn't suitable for WinXP. ..
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Atomic Mitten

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2003, 07:02:14 pm »
No it's not fixed .But I can logon.
I think that the Tweak Manager XP app has something to do with it.
In it you can set auto login which I did.
Maybe that's the cause.


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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2003, 07:12:52 pm »
Undo it and let us know if it solved it..

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2003, 09:46:39 pm »
How do you mean undo it ?

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2003, 10:15:40 pm »
I thought you used tweak manager. What I mean was, do it again, see if the problem is the same. If it is, try undoing what you did with tweak manager and then see if it solves it.

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2003, 12:10:36 am »
http://www.infsoft.com/isg/mapi_faq.htm#When I use the 16-bit ISGMapi component in NT 4.0, I get a login failed or a failed to connect to mail system.

I was reading this article and guess what I think I'm on to something big !!
Not just on my comp but on people's that are having trouble with applications !

I couldn't get my TV Tuner to work as you all know.lol
So I copied MAPI.dll from Sysem32 folder to System folder,
It now works perfectly !

Could this be the solution for Generals and other games and win xp ? ;D

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2003, 04:19:21 am »
I am not sure what that ISGMapi does. Could you explain what you use it for?

Atomic Mitten

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2003, 11:38:49 am »
Well I meant that from the article I gleaned out of it that Mapi.dll is for mail accounts and all software that uses it, including Outlook express, Outlook and Internet Explorer.
Also in my case My TV Tuner card software.

Windows XP does not keep this dll in System folder but in the other system folder system32.
So I just copied it to the System folder and everything is working again !

Including my TV Tuner card and my log on problem.

Not only that but web pages are loading much faster and as a whole my computer seems faster too.

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2003, 01:39:51 pm »
So I copied MAPI.dll from Sysem32 folder to System folder,
It now works perfectly !

Are you talking about ISGMapi, or just MAPI ? Also, did you just copy the file, or did you also delete the original from the System32 folder ?

Atomic Mitten

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Re:Cannot log on
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2003, 01:48:32 pm »
Just MAPI.dll.I copied it leaving an original in Sys32.
Everything is working fine now on my comp.
I'm surprised that just one dll could make such a difference. :)

By the way I use a very useful program called Power Desk.
This enables an option when you right click anywhere on the desktop or in folders etc, that enables you to copy files and folders to any location on your computer.

I find this much easier that the send to menu, especially as with Power Desk you don't have to add locations to it
manually like you do in the send to folder.

Here is the link to Powerdesk:
http://www.v-com.com/download/index.html
« Last Edit: November 14, 2003, 06:15:30 pm by Atomic Mitten »