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Need to get WinLogon.exe back

by jatroup12 / January 12, 2010 2:15 AM PST

I accidentally deleted my winlogon.exe file, cant' startup, here's what happens:
1. Start computer and the 'select User account' screen comes up
2. I select the User account and it begins to go into the Operating screen w/ my icons for just a second
3. Then it immediately reverts back to the 'select User account' screen as if I choose to log off the account (not shut down the computer just log off the User account).

Rebooting in Safe Mode is not an option as everytime I try to do that I immediately go to a blue screen and freeze up. PLEASE HELP! THank you.


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Try these.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2010 2:30 AM PST

This article among others note the usual fixes of which the IN PLACE UPGRADE tends to be the most used I've seen over the last 10 years.

PS. Yes it takes a working CD/DVD drive and the all important Microsoft issued XP CD.
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by pccare_himanshu / January 13, 2010 5:23 PM PST

Copy of winlogon.exe

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