Welcome Screen Problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by madmatt, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I have tried everything to resolve this issue, this includes unchecking and rechecking the box under user accounts: change the way users log on or off, searching the registry, and so on. So please don't suggest those methods.

    Problem is: I was running StyleXP and I used it to use a third party logon screen. I then removed StyleXP and installed PatchXP (for various reasons). During this transition to PatchXP, Windows XP went back to the classic logon (not the welcome screen).

    I need to restore the correct logonui.exe
    - C:\WINDOWS\System32\logonui.exe

    Solution is unknown to me. Does anyone know, without using a third party program (such as StyleXP), how to do so?

    Like I said, I tried checking and unchecking the feature in user accounts, but to no prevail.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Click Start, and then click Run.
    Type msconfig, and then press ENTER.
    On the General tab, click Extract File.

    CD DRIVE:\i386\LOGONUI.EX_ (with xp cd in the drive)
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Or from the command line...

    should create an 'original' logonui.exe in c:\
     
  4. madmatt

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    The file already exists in C:\WINDOWS\System32\logonui.exe

    I am trying to get Windows XP to use it instead of classic login.

    I also forgot to mention that I cannot use the restore feature because these changes were made too far back.
     
  5. yoyo

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    Perhaps check in the registry at
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    if the value for UI-Host points to logonui.exe or to something else.
    Could be the problem because some programs change this setting. In my registry it says logonuiX.exe, put there by LogonStudio.
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Hrm, don't know then
    Tried looking through the group policy editor (gpedit.msc) there might be something in there, other than that, its got me stumped.
     
  7. madmatt

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    yoyo, that was it. thank you. I appreciate it.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If anyone needs it for future use this will restore the logon screen to original.
     
  9. madmatt

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    Yes, that is a good idea. Now that I know where to make this change, I can change it again without a third party app. =]