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MSGINA.dll Failed to load

By FGiffone ·
Middle School Lab environment. WinNT v4 server. W2K workstations. Greeted with W2K splash screen. No dialog box error messages. W2K just stalls during startup. Boot to Safe Mode, following message appears after 5-7 minutes, "The logon user interface DLL "msgina.dll" failed to load. Contact System Administrator to replace the DLL, or restore the orginial DLL." Tried Symantec Ghost 2003 to clone image from identical HDD. Booted to cloned drive and get the EXACT SAME ERROR Message when booting to Safe Mode.

Thoughts, ideas, advice?

Thank you,
Frank

PS... Day prior, MS Terminal Services Client installed on this box as well as the 27 boxes in the Lab!

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MSGINA.dll Failed to load

by sgt_shultz In reply to MSGINA.dll Failed to load

looks like you can fix it without reinstalling the os if you have the original msgina.dll...
you might want to take a look at the MS white paper, msgina.doc, from which the following is excerpted: get if from mskb article 810756, The Essentials of Replacing Msgina.dll
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Warning: Potential System Failure
Attempting to use a new GINA can cause a system to fail to boot correctly. If a new GINA is created, the registry is changed to use this new GINA, and attempts to restart the system are met with a Failed to Load xyz.dll error message.
Recovering from a GINA-related System Failure
Recovery is possible without reinstalling the system. This requires having a boot disk, or equivalent workaround, that will boot the system without using a normal hard disk boot.
To recover from this situation:
1. Boot the auxiliary system?potentially by using a boot disk.
2. Go to the System32 folder where the new, failed GINA DLL is located.
3. Move the failed GINA toa different folder.
4. Copy the original MSGINA DLL in the System32 folder and rename it with the name of the failed GINA.
5. Restart the computer and the original MSGINA DLL will load under the new name. At this point fixes can be made in the modified GINA.

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MSGINA.dll Failed to load

by NetTek In reply to MSGINA.dll Failed to load

Check out article 329316 at support.microsoft.com

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