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LoginUI.exe Bad Image

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#1 Kitttieluv


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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:26 PM


I have an HP Pavilion dv6 1280us laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit that was working fine last night. However, today when I try to boot it, I keep getting the following error just before I get to the login screen:

"LoginUI.exe - Bad Image
C:\Windows\System32\Secur32.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support."

I can click OK on the message and then am able to enter my login information but then I get the same thing for explorer.exe instead of LoginUI.exe and when I click OK on that it just takes me to a blank black screen instead of loading my desktop.

I have seen several posts around the web that seem to indicate that this is likely due to malware or spyware. Unfortunately I get the same thing whether I'm in SafeMode or fully loaded. I have tried System Restore to no avail.

I also tried running regsvr32 from a command prompt and received the error:
The module "C:\Windows\System32\Secur32.dl" may not be compatible with the version of Windows that you're running. Check if the module is compatible with an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of regsvr32.eve."

Does anyone have any ideas short of reinstalling the OS? I haven't backed up my files like a fool and I really don't want to lose them if at all possible.

Thank you,


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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:34 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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#3 Kitttieluv

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:10 PM

[topic="New Post"]http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/321132/loginuiexe-bad-image-error/[/topic]

New Post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/321132/loginuiexe-bad-image-error/

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:42 PM


Now for the hard part: waiting.

Now that you have posted a log, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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