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cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

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    cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    Vista won't let me logon, I get a message :
    "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service"

    I've been trying to narrow this problem down for the last few days.

    I did a system restore back a number of days, no user programs were installed, but there were system updates installed. Once I do the system restore and turn off the updates, the computer reboots fine and I can log in.

    However, if I let the MS updates in, then when I reboot, I get the error and cannot logon.

    Clearly there is a problem when the updates happen, and causes this. I originally thought it was due to a specific MS update, but I think it's the update process that is broken. That is what kills the system configuration and then it can't logon.

    If anyone has an idea here, I'd really appreciate it.

    This is Vista 32 with SP2.

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    Re: cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    Hello metafizx, welcome to Vista Forums!



    I'm not sure if it will or not but have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it'll be a help, as a place to start; be sure to post back to keep us informed.


    User Profile Service failed the logon

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    Re: cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    thanks! really frustrating problem.

    also another interesting clue, I have been trying to upgrade to Windows 7.

    The Windows 7 upgrade runs and then half way through the install I get the following message "Setup can't continue. Restart the computer and restart Setup. When prompted, try getting the latest updates."

    I was hoping to bypass the Vista logon issue by escaping to Windows 7, but sadly this didn't work.

    Back to the original problem

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    Re: cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    Hello again metafizx.



    If you don't have data you will/may lose, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.


    How to Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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    Re: cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    thanks ! I may have to do the clean install.

    I ran sfc /scannow and it reported that it found errors but couldn't fix them.

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    Re: cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    It may not fix the first run. Run the SFC several times. If it still does not work try a repair install.

    Repair Install For Vista[11]=Performance Maintenance

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    Re: cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    I gave up on this problem and and did a clean install of Vista. Seems like an unrecoverable problem.

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    Re: cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    Just as long as it is fixed. Good luck.

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    Re: cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

    Sometime you just have to start from the beginning, thanks for the update.

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