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Winlogon.exe messed

By skankerer
Jan 26, 2006
  1. Hey guys, well here's my story. On my computer I had Windows XP pro sp2, and I reinstalled it with a different CD (windows Xp home), because I din't have the other XP pro cd or key. As the 30 day count down.. counted down, I hadn't bothered to get the other pro cd or another one. So I hadn't activated windows yet, and now it's on the last day and I got a crack off a friend.. yes.. I wish I didn't do that. But before I ran it I made a restore point and a backup of the registry.

    Yeah, so I ran the crack ( I can't remember what it was called but the guy who made it's name was chinese)
    It did something to winlogon.exe, and It made a backup. SO the machine rebooted and tried to go back into windows, but it just gets to a different logon screen to home, displays a stop error then reboots. What can I do without formatting? :(
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I have to say first of all. Techspot does not condone the use of pirated software.

    Buy a legit copy of Windows.

    Put your hard drive in another computer as a slave drive. Get your important data off.

    Then put it back in your system and format it, and install the legit copy of Windows.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. skankerer

    skankerer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    YEah, I'm going to buy another copy, there's no other way. Are you sure there's no other way?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t know if there`s another way or not. Even if I did, I wouldn`t be able to help you.

    We can`t help with pirated software. This is Techspot policy.

    You`ll have a lot less problems once you`ve got a legal copy of Windows.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. skankerer

    skankerer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    mmm

    Yeah, I'm getting a new CD off the person in a few hours, and the thing is I've had so many problems with this PC in the past. I just hope I can fix everything with out taking the computer apart / formatting.. Do you know of anyone that will be able to help me.
     
  6. xero

    xero TS Rookie Posts: 94

    Quote "YEah, I'm going to buy another copy." *lol*
     
  7. skankerer

    skankerer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I was either going to buy the CD or get another off the person who built it. But stuff is messed up atm and I didn't get either
     
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