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WinXp won't start for missing msgina.dll

By Tech Support1 ·
Hi, Unfortunatley yesterday when I installed the following windows xp critical updates my and restarted the system I got the following message instead of the graphical login interface
TheThe Logon User Interface DLL msgina.dll failed to load
Contact your system administrator to replace the DLL, or restore the original DLL. and a restart button that doesn't do any good!
Critical Updates:
821557: Security Update (Windows XP)
Security Update for Microsoft Windows (819696)
Flaw In Windows Media Player May Allow Media Library Access (819639)
Security Update for Windows XP (823980)
823559: Security Update for Microsoft Windows
817606: Security Update (Windows XP)

so now I can't go beyound the black screen with that error message, so please respond asap with any way to replace the dll file? and is there a way to star winxp in dos?
Thank You

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by anthonyz In reply to WinXp won't start for mis ...

https://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/administration/security/msgina.asp

next time you may want to try a search for the .dll or search tech republic... this was a previous question/answer...

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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.

sgt_shultz Date: 05/08/03 Status: Accepted

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Check out article 329316 at support.microsoft.com

NetTek Date: 05/13/03 Status: Accepted

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Poster rated this answer.
I've seen this same article when I searched techrepublic, but still, I need to know how to start winxp in dos promp to the physical hard drive, I've tried to boot with a winme floppy, but It didn't help because it booted into a RAM drive c not the physical ntfs drive c:

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by Tech Support1 In reply to WinXp won't start for mis ...

One more Note:
I don't have the original msgina dll file backed up, but is it possible to use the GINA dll of another system like the laptop! How to boot to the physical C drive through dos..
1st answer wasn't satisfactory because I've seen that answer to a previous question.

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by anthonyz In reply to WinXp won't start for mis ...

Windows XP Setup boot disks are available only by download from Microsoft. The Setup boot disks are available so that you can run Setup on computers that do not support a bootable CD-ROM

Future products will no longer support installation via thesetup boot disks.
MORE INFORMATION
There are six Windows XP Setup boot floppy disks. These disks contain the files and drivers that are required to access the CD-ROM drive and begin the Setup process.
Creating the Setup Disks
When you downloadthe Setup disks, the download contains only one large program file. When you run the downloaded file, it extracts the files. You receive the following prompt:
This program creates the Setup boot disks for Microsoft Windows XP. To create these disks, you need to provide 6 blank, formatted, high-density disks.

Please specify the floppy drive to copy the images to:

Type the drive letter for the floppy disk drive (this is typically drive A). After you type the floppy disk drive letter, yousee the following prompt:
Insert one of these disks into drive drive letter:. This disk will become the Windows XP Setup Boot Disk.

Press any key when you are ready.

When you press a key, the downloaded file starts extracting and copying the files. Continue inserting the blank disks as you are prompted to do so until all six disks are created. If the process is interrupted you must run the downloaded program file again to create all six disks.

Using the Setup Disks
After you create all six disks, insert the first disk in the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer. Note that the computer must be configured to boot from the floppy disk drive. In some cases, you may need to modify your computer's BIOS settings to do this.

dmiles Date: 07/24/03 Status: Not Rated

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by anthonyz In reply to

http://www.winiso.com/
http://www.bootdisk.com/
(remove any spaces)

jimbrubaker@att.net Date: 08/05/03 Status: Not Rated

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by Tech Support1 In reply to

Hi,
thanx for the linx at the buttom, it helped me to get back my gina screen, by getting into the safe mode...

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