Strange message on boot up

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by belveder, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

    Adelaide, Australia
    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what this message means please :

    Parser Message
    Value Creation Failed "At Line 45

    I've just started getting a box with this message in it everytime I boot up. Have to press cancel on the box 5 or 6 times for it to go past it. Then it goes to the log on / password screen which I have never had up before either.

    I am using XP Pro with SP2
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    you probably answerd your own question with the bit about SP2 its beta, so expect problems, uninstall SP2 and cross your fingers, otherwise format c: /q and insert the xp cd for a full reinstall ;)
  3. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

    Agree with GoNzO, "SP 2" (not even beta yet) may be the problem.

    If I remember correctly you get this message when there is no valid logonui.exe file found or the registry at
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\ Winlogon UIHost
    points to the wrong file. If you are lucky Windows will use the classic logon then instead. Sometimes you are left with just the Parser Message.
    Uninstalling a logon changer program can cause this when it doesn't revert the registry settings to default.
  4. dai

    dai OSNN Junior Addict

    i 'm using sp2 with no problems at all
  5. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

    Somehow I can see how this thread might be against forum guidelines, being that SP2 isn't publicly released, and I highly doubt that you are truely a beta tester.
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    The fact that you are running sp2 is probably the problem. sp2 as it is now is just a few files slapped together. Get rid of it & wait for the official release.