Xp error winlogon.exe - badname

By peter ont
Apr 7, 2008
  1. Looking for some help, when I try to boot up computer I keep getting error
    winlogon.exe - badname
    dllc.windows system32\kbdus.dll
    Have tried to repair with os discs but not working, keeps going back to error.
    Is there anything that I can do without reinstalling windows. I would like to be able to recover some files first?
    Has this happened to other xp users?

    Peter Ont
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Yes it has.

    Go to Safe Mode Administrator account

    Check the Shell value for Winlogon in your registry. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon should show

    Shell REG_SZ explorer.exe

    Or download this tool: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_FixLogon.zip
    This utility checks for the correct GINA value in the Registry and will allow you to restore it, if its incorrect.

    Reply back if it worked (Back to Normal Mode)
    I'll wait here I suppose :)
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