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Duplicate User On Existing Network


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#1 krissyroddy

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 05:18 PM

after turning my computer on, i receive this message: "Duplicate User On Existing Network"

I click the ok button and it brings me to the Log on Page. its never done that before and i am the only user. i click on owner and it says: "logging on and loading preferences". within a few seconds it says: "logging off" and brings me back to the same log on screen. it never loads my desktop. i've tried clicking the [x] button but that produces the same results. no matter how many times i try to log on, it never does. also, restarting my computer does nothing to help the situation.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 05:32 PM

Is there a router involved?

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 05:53 PM

yes

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:56 PM

Try this: Turn off everything, every machine, router and modem. Wait a full two minutes after the last device is turned off. Then starting at the modem turn on one device at a time. Modem to router to first machine, then next machine etc. Making sure that after each start up the indicator lights stabilize and everything is normal before moving on to the next device.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 03:15 PM

ok that took care of the problem with the duplicate user pop up. however, my computer still won't log on. before all this started happening i was playing around with autorun. these are the ONLY files i made any changes to. hopefully you can find something in this that would cause this problem.

Windows\system32\alg.exe
ProgramFiles\CA\eTristEZAmor\eTristEZAntivirus\lSafe.exe

Windows\System32\userinit.exe
Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
Programfiles\messenger\msmsgs.exe

i think i erased the first 2. the other 3 i just clicked the box next to it so they would not startup when my computer would start up. i looked them up in the startup database and i thought they were either files that were not needed for startup OR malware. maybe i didn't understand the tutorial as well as i thought i did :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 12:48 AM

userinit.exe is a key process and should not be disabled. On boot-up it manages the different start up sequences needed, such as establishing network connection and starting up the Windows shell.
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Posted 11 August 2007 - 01:51 PM

ok thanks for pointing that out.

Edited by krissyroddy, 11 August 2007 - 01:53 PM.





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