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Windows 7: Interactive logon process initialization has failed

22 Mar 2010   #1
Ra1n

Dual Boot XP & 7
 
 
Interactive logon process initialization has failed

I have a PC that dual boots both XP and 7. Yesterday, I restarted my computer to go from 7 to XP to play a game, all fine and dandy so far. When I came back onto windows 7, the Windows intro logo loads, disappears as usual, but instead of loading by desktop, I get :
"Interactive logon process initialization has failed. Please consult the event log for more details."

So I decided to go check my event log. I booted on XP, went to
G:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs
, copied the file : Application.evtx to my USB key, and opened it up on another Win 7 system to check it out. I thought I could find the error, but I can't get any logs out of the event log. The last entry being a month ago for some reason.

I want to avoid formatting my Win 7 partition at all costs, so this is my last resort, countless hours of searching on google has given me nothing. I find this frustrating, as I am not a 'noob' with computers, I usually fix other people's problems, but this one just has me stunned.

Also :
Safe mode doesn't work
System restore doesn't work
System repair doesn't work.
Nothing works.
I've tried almost everything so far.

Please keep in mind that I do in fact have complete access to my G: partition, which is my Win7 partition.

Thank you very much, +9000 internets to the person who can help me solve this.


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22 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Have you tried a Startup Repair?

You can also try logging into the built-in Administrator account in Safe Mode. You may have a corrupted user profile.

If you can log into that account, you can create a new account.
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22 Mar 2010   #3
Ra1n

Dual Boot XP & 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Welcome!

Have you tried a Startup Repair?

You can also try logging into the built-in Administrator account in Safe Mode. You may have a corrupted user profile.

If you can log into that account, you can create a new account.

Nope, as I stated, I cannot boot into safe mode either. I get the same problem.
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22 Mar 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's strange, it's giving you the error before even showing the logon screen.

Have you tried the startup repair yet?
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22 Mar 2010   #5
Ra1n

Dual Boot XP & 7
 
 

Yes I have. It detects no problem.
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22 Mar 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Do you have a system image you could restore from?

System Image Recovery
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22 Mar 2010   #7
Ra1n

Dual Boot XP & 7
 
 

Nope. Nothing of the sort.
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22 Mar 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Let me put a call out to our other Gurus. I suspect you may need to backup your data and do a clean install, however.
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22 Mar 2010   #9
Ra1n

Dual Boot XP & 7
 
 

Very unfortunate.
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22 Mar 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Ra1n, welcome to Seven Forums!



You can't boot from the Windows 7 install disk to the Advanced Boot Options where you could give this a go?

If it does work select a restore point before the issue occurred.

Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7
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