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    Failure-Security Options Message

    When I boot up and after I log on, the screen immediately goes black and then I get the message that says: "Failure-Security Options", the Message header states: Logon process has failed to create the security options dialog. I have googled on how to fix this but have had no luck so I'm hopeful that Vista Forums can help me. I have tried a system restore and the problem still exists. Anyone know how to fix this?

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    Re: Failure-Security Options Message

    Welcome
    I must be honest, and admit that I have not heard of your particular problem before. After a bit of research online and based on my experience. I think that this solution presented in Geeks to Go, will offer the most potential

    After trying everything I found on the net, I did some extra research and finally it worked.

    1. IF YOU ARE FEELING LUCKY:
    start windows on safe mode, press start and type 'msconfig' in the search/run box. go to the services tab, find the service 'superfetch' and uncheck the box next to it. Click OK and restart normally (If you have exactly the same problem I had - this should fix it).

    2. IF THAT DIDN'T WORK:
    start windows on safe mode, press start and type 'msconfig' in the search/run box. go to the services tab and click 'disable all'. Go to the 'startup' tab and click 'disable all'. Restar windows normally. If everything seems to be OK (many applications will not work now, and you will not have sound, but the important thing is that the initial problem is fixed), you just have to find which of the services or startup items is the culprit.
    the quickest way is to check half of the options every time: check all the startup items and restart - if that's OK, they are all good, and the culprit is one of the services, otherwise - one of the startup items is to blame. So now we know if it's a service or a startup item.
    Lets' assume it's a service (the process is the same for each of the options). Enable all the startup items and HALF of the services, to if the bad one is in the first half of the list or the second. From here on you need to keep narrowing your search, of of the bad section each time, until you find the one bad service...

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    Re: Failure-Security Options Message

    Hello,

    I tried option 1 and it did not work. However, I guess I will go with option 2 and figure out if it's a service or startup. The only thing is that there are A LOT of services and it could take forever. Thank you for the help.

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    Re: Failure-Security Options Message

    I had the most hope for method 2. What you are doing is checking to see what service is actually causing the problem, due to conflicts. Good luck

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    Re: Failure-Security Options Message

    I did have luck with option 2 and it turns out the culprit was a service that was holding everything up and making the screen black out. In fact, it was more than 1 culprit so I have them disabled right now and the computer works fine. Do you have any advice for me to prevent that from happening again? Thank you!

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    Re: Failure-Security Options Message

    Can you tell me the names of the problem services?
    Im glad that at least part of the problem is solved.

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    Re: Failure-Security Options Message

    So far the 2 culprits are identified as:

    Windows Live ID Sign-in
    Windows Presentation

    I still have 8 services to check and among those last 8 I believe is 1 more culprit! Thanks!

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    Re: Failure-Security Options Message

    @ Richc46,

    I've identified the final culprit or "Bad Service" and that brings the total to 3, the 3rd one was WRSVC (Webroot). I've stopped the 3 services, what else should I do if any? Is there files attached to these somewhere in my hard drive? Let me know and I thank you for the help.

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    Re: Failure-Security Options Message

    I would uninstall Webroot and use Microsoft Security Essentials and leave the other services off. YOu should be ok.

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    Re: Failure-Security Options Message

    Ok I can do that but does Microsoft Security Essentials come stock on the computer or will I have to pay money to download it?

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