Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: User Interface Failure


28 Dec 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 
User Interface Failure

After updating Windows 7 XP mode on 12/26/12, Update Restart hung on Log-off. Now it gives User Interface Failure message when restarting XP Mode.

The message reads:
"You cannot initiate Remote Desktop Connection because the Windows logon software on the remote computer has been replaced by incompatible software msgina.dll.

To correct this problem, please have the administrator of the remote computer contact the program vendor for a version that is compatible with Windows." See attached picture.



Attached Images
 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimWin7 View Post
After updating Windows 7 XP mode on 12/26/12, Update Restart hung on Log-off. Now it gives User Interface Failure message when restarting XP Mode.

The message reads:
"You cannot initiate Remote Desktop Connection because the Windows logon software on the remote computer has been replaced by incompatible software msgina.dll.

To correct this problem, please have the administrator of the remote computer contact the program vendor for a version that is compatible with Windows." See attached picture.
Can you start the XP mode in safe mode, hit F8 when booting and see if you can start it that way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

XP Mode won't start in Safe Mode. Message appears "Cannot start Windows Virtual PC Host Process. Check the system event log for more details. Server execution failed."
Event Log showed only the normal start up items for XP Mode.

Additional notes on starting XP Mode in Normal operation:
1. Icon starts Windows XP Mode.vmc
2. Starting Virtual Machine dialog box appears.
3. User Interface dialog box appears.
4. Hibernating dialog box appears and closes after completion.

I had also tried a System Restore but that didn't help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


29 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimWin7 View Post
XP Mode won't start in Safe Mode. Message appears "Cannot start Windows Virtual PC Host Process. Check the system event log for more details. Server execution failed."
Event Log showed only the normal start up items for XP Mode.

Additional notes on starting XP Mode in Normal operation:
1. Icon starts Windows XP Mode.vmc
2. Starting Virtual Machine dialog box appears.
3. User Interface dialog box appears.
4. Hibernating dialog box appears and closes after completion.

I had also tried a System Restore but that didn't help.
Unless someone else has an idea I think you'll need to reinstall XP Mode and start over.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

You could first try to remove hibernation data and force XP Mode to reboot. When XP Mode's hibernation file C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines\Windows XP Mode.vsv is removed, hibernated XP Mode is forced to boot from scratch.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Kari,
Hurray, it fixed the problem and generated a new Windows XP Mode.vsv. It's just like new.

Thanks for your help. You guys never fail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Nice to know it worked .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Nice to know it worked .
I was hoping you would take a look. I use VM Ware Workstaion 9 daily and rarely use XP mode on 7. I have recently set up a Windows 7 VM and installed XP mode on that to help with queries but you seem to be the man to go to....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

If you check our XP Mode threads from past, a surprisingly big part of issues have been solved simply by removing the hibernation data and rebooting.

The .vsv file (= virtual saved state, hibernation data) is for Virtual PC virtual machines about the same as hiberfil.sys for physical Windows computers. If it exists when vm is started and you have issues, close vm and remove it.

The file does not exist if vm is shut down instead of hibernated.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 User Interface Failure




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33