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Tweaked Registry - Now A Problem


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#1 mar5hy

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:50 AM

I tweaked the registry as I had a problem with a usb device, I didn't back the registry up before I begain, idiot!

When I boot up just before it gets to the login screen I am getting this error:

"The logon user interface dll c:\windows\system32\bcmlogon.dll failed to load "

With a restart option.


- I've read a little bit about it, it says it linked to a certain wireless card - I've removed mine, but no joy.

- I can't get into safe mode either.

Is there a registry restore/or a solution?

Someone said to do this:

Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon
* In the right pane, right-click GinaDLL, and then click Delete. (You need to remove the whole value, not just its Value Data)
* Close Registry Editor




back I can't login to do it?:
Any ideas, Thanks for any help.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:36 AM

I can't get into safe mode either.

Have you tried safe mode with "command prompt" yet?
If you can get there try a system restore.
At the command prompt type "C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe" (no quotes) and hit your enter key. Follow prompts. Long shot but worth a try. If no go, please post make and model of the system.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:54 AM

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/0...fs/default.aspx

GinaDLL looks like a very dangerous key to modify
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:31 PM

Stay out of the registry until you learn how to restore it without booting into Windows (and that only works about 50% of the time). Always backup your registry. Oh, and don't mess with Gina unless you know exactly what you're doing - Gina doesn't like being messed with and can react unpredictably!!!

This is also one of the only times that I "like" System Restore - as it saves a copy of your registry for you. Follow HitSquad's advise to start System Restore and restore back to a point before this registry edit was done.

As for the wireless card, you'd have to uninstall the software (in Add/Remove Programs) and the driver from Device Manager. That would likely stop the error.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:25 AM

Stay out of the registry until you learn how to restore it without booting into Windows (and that only works about 50% of the time). Always backup your registry. Oh, and don't mess with Gina unless you know exactly what you're doing - Gina doesn't like being messed with and can react unpredictably!!!

This is also one of the only times that I "like" System Restore - as it saves a copy of your registry for you. Follow HitSquad's advise to start System Restore and restore back to a point before this registry edit was done.

As for the wireless card, you'd have to uninstall the software (in Add/Remove Programs) and the driver from Device Manager. That would likely stop the error.


I reinstalled windows over the top - leaving all the files intact, so I am back up and running again - Thanks for all your help
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:10 AM

Someone said to do this:


:flowers:

everybody's a computer expert, I know enough about the registry to stay out of it

that was a good fix!

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Edited by DaChew, 13 February 2008 - 08:10 AM.

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