Off Topic:Error message - (Vista Home Premium) Logon Process has failed to create the security options dialogue RRS feed

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  • Hi, I have brand new PC with vista, I have hardly started to add programs / files etc and after 2 days of use had the above error message after Ctrl Alt Del when trying to back out of a total freeze of all applications - even the clock in the gadget bar stopped!

    Had to force reboot with power switch, then boot in safe mode and recover to a previous time!

    Googling the message came up with hundreds of hits so it is not an uncommon problem - however there does not seem to be a common cause or cure!

    Some say rollback to a recovery point before the problem, I tried this once (Automatic MS update) and it worked for a while, then came back again!, rolled back again to an earlier point and so far so good! (Removed software for my Garmin Sat Nav!)

    Other threads on this problem suggest Hard Disk errors (But these were not detected with HDD diagnostics?) Hard Disk Cable, Clashes with anti spyware software, etc etc - the list goes on!

    No common cause seems to be offered. The only 'common' feature is the total randomness of the problem!


    So - Any theories? Any tried and tested fixes with proven 'cause and effect'

    Could the randomness be explained by a disk read / write issue that is relared to a specific physical location on a disk? so the removal of any particular software is irrellevant - its the use of disk space that is the common feature? Hence the person who replaced the HDD 'cured' the problem?


    I have installed a copy of Office 2003 that I bought for my previous PC that died - so I assume I should be able to run this OK, but everytime I run an office app it goes through the 'Accept or Decline' menu.

    I was beginning to think that maybe Office 2003 was causing the 'security' error message, can anyone else confirm or refute this?


    Ity would be nice to see a proven solution on this issue.



    Saturday, August 16, 2008 10:16 PM

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  • You are off topic in this forum which is for the discussion of Windows Live One Care. Since your PC is new you should contact the manufacturer for support. You might also find help in the Vista newsgroups - http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx


    Sunday, August 17, 2008 4:42 PM
  • Sorry - never used forums before so I'm 'flying blind'

    If problem persists then I wil go back to manufacturer - but it would be useful to know if it is a hardware fault or something I have added before blaming the new machine!

    I'm curious, what is an appropriate topic for Windows Live one care? I thought it was for support on Windows issues?





    Sunday, August 17, 2008 9:52 PM
  • No need to be sorry. Everyone posting here was a first time forum user once. Windows Live One Care is a security and maintenance program and we discuss features and issues as well as share our knowledge of the program with others.

    It will be very difficult in a forum to determine if your issue is hardware or software related without an abundance of detailed information. I would start by reinstalling Vista and a basic antivirus program like AVG free and use the computer for a while without installing any other applications so that troubleshooting any problems that might occur will be less complicated.

    Sunday, August 17, 2008 10:41 PM