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Can't login--"Windows logon: winlogon.exe"

I can no only login as guest on my XP computer now because all of my other accounts say "windows logon:  winlogon.exe", then the computer shuts down when I click either "OK" or "Cancel."  What are my options to get around this?  I can't even boot safe mode using the admin account because this error pops up there, too...
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cvvoodCommented:
Got another PC you can stick your HD into?  try to back up the data...

Have you tried the reinstall/repair from the windows install disk?

Take a gander here, it will help you with figuring out what your problem is...

http://www.file.net/process/winlogon.exe.html
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and235100Commented:
Have you tried Last Known Good Configuration (reboot - hit F8 before the Windows logo appears, select Last Known Good Configuration)

This is most likely a malware issue. A repair install may not get rid of the problem - as the infection may still be there.

Try booting into Recovery Console (using a windows cd), and check for the appearance of c:\Windows\winlogon.exe - if it is there - delete it.

(the normal location of Winlogon.exe is c:\Windows\System32)


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saturationAuthor Commented:
There's not even a System32 directory inside of the Windows directory...Only 'System'.  Also, the winlogon.exe is not found in the root of the 'Windows' directory...Are there any applications I could run that might be able to spot out the malware (if it is really malware) on my drive?
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saturationAuthor Commented:
Also, I was able to get in to the Administrator account if I boot in Safe Mode with DOS Prompt.
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and235100Commented:
Have you tried Safe Mode with Networking?

If you could use that, you could run a full malware scan at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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and235100Commented:
I hope that you resolved the problem.

Thank you.
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