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jlk

On a daily basis, my computer slows to a crawl. Control Atl delete yields,
after a long black screen, “failure - security options†“logon process has
failed to create the security options dialog.â€Have run complete checkdisk and
hard drive tests and everything comes up okay. No events shown in event
viewer. I see postings of this problem all over the internet but no
solutions. Anyone at Microsoft have an idea?
 

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Heather1995

I've had the same problem, and mine even begins when I first turn the
computer on. It boots up VERY slowly, and when I try to open internet
explorer, or any other programs that I have on my computer they either won't
open, or after a couple of minutes they lock up and say "Not Responding".
When I ctrl-alt-del the same thing happens...black screen and then the same
error message. After extensive research on the web, with suggestions such as
replacing your entire hard drive (and since I got my computer a month ago,
definitely not feasible), I found a suggestion that actually worked for me.
I had an antivirus software installed which included spyware software, and
then I also added another spyware software as well, figuring that what one
didn't catch, another would. Apparently there is some sort of software
conflict in having both these programs together, even if they don't run at
the same time. I uninstalled the second spyware program, rebooted, and now
my computer is as fast as it was the first day I got it, and the cntl-alt-del
works normally.
 

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jlk

RE: failure - security options logon process has failed to create

Thanks for the suggestion. I run only Trend Micro Internet Security and never
have used another virus/spyware program. (I turned off Microsoft's security.)
Symantec came on the computer, but I removed it right away. Following up on
your suggestion, I cleaned my registry and then manually removed any mention
of Symantec or Norton. (They never remove cleanly.) I'll let you know if it
continues to happen. I hope this does it!

"Heather1995" wrote:

> I've had the same problem, and mine even begins when I first turn the
> computer on. It boots up VERY slowly, and when I try to open internet
> explorer, or any other programs that I have on my computer they either won't
> open, or after a couple of minutes they lock up and say "Not Responding".
> When I ctrl-alt-del the same thing happens...black screen and then the same
> error message. After extensive research on the web, with suggestions such as
> replacing your entire hard drive (and since I got my computer a month ago,
> definitely not feasible), I found a suggestion that actually worked for me.
> I had an antivirus software installed which included spyware software, and
> then I also added another spyware software as well, figuring that what one
> didn't catch, another would. Apparently there is some sort of software
> conflict in having both these programs together, even if they don't run at
> the same time. I uninstalled the second spyware program, rebooted, and now
> my computer is as fast as it was the first day I got it, and the cntl-alt-del
> works normally.
 

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Heather1995

RE: failure - security options logon process has failed to create

Yes, do let me know if that works. With all the postings on the internet of
people that are having this problem and virtually no solutions listed by
anyone (including Microsoft), I'm curious about this.
 

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jlk

RE: failure - security options logon process has failed to create

Unfortunately, that did not solve the problem. But I've discovered that it
happens when vista backup (set to backup to an external western digital
mybook drive) comes on automatically, and I happen to start a progam. The
program then crashes, the physical ram gauge spikes to 99% and gets stuck
there, and everything slows to a crawl. Control ALT Delete will then
(evenually) cause the logon error message. Then, unplugging the external
drive will eventually get the physical ram gauge to go down (to about 15%)
and the machine's performance will improve but not come back to normal. Only
rebooting makes it useable again. For now, I'm going to disable automatic
vista backup and see what happens.

"Heather1995" wrote:

> Yes, do let me know if that works. With all the postings on the internet of
> people that are having this problem and virtually no solutions listed by
> anyone (including Microsoft), I'm curious about this.
>
>
 

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lostonion

RE: failure - security options logon process has failed to create

I down loaded spyware doctor 5.5 with antivirus, took off AVG
and installed and ran the new one. Found a few things but nothing bad.
Searching on the internet proved that no one really has a clue.

Except for the posts on bad hard drives. I have two 500gigs a maxtor as
drive 1 and WD as drive 2 downloaded and ran tests, S.M.A.R.T was fine on all
drives. Drive tests also tested good except for one small problem. My SATA
cable was causing an error. I changed the cable and so far all is well
almost 24 hours with out a slowdown or error.

Off all the posts I have read none had suggested changing the HD cable.

"jlk" wrote:

> Unfortunately, that did not solve the problem. But I've discovered that it
> happens when vista backup (set to backup to an external western digital
> mybook drive) comes on automatically, and I happen to start a progam. The
> program then crashes, the physical ram gauge spikes to 99% and gets stuck
> there, and everything slows to a crawl. Control ALT Delete will then
> (evenually) cause the logon error message. Then, unplugging the external
> drive will eventually get the physical ram gauge to go down (to about 15%)
> and the machine's performance will improve but not come back to normal. Only
> rebooting makes it useable again. For now, I'm going to disable automatic
> vista backup and see what happens.
>
> "Heather1995" wrote:
>

> > Yes, do let me know if that works. With all the postings on the internet of
> > people that are having this problem and virtually no solutions listed by
> > anyone (including Microsoft), I'm curious about this.
> >
> > The slow down "bug" got me a week ago! Thought it was a virus or some bad malware. I thought the computer was locked up but the cursor would still move, it was just really was just really slow, taking 3 or 4 minutes to respond to a mouse click!
 

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Jim

Now it's my turn to suffer...

Now I've got it too on a new laptop. I believe at time(s) of occurrence, I’m
“pushing†the laptop with multiple screens and clicking faster than it wants
to react and then…

The open screen hazes over to opaque whitish colour accompanied with
non-operational keys and mouse, then the screen goes black, the mouse cursor
is visible and movable but I cannot right click and get any anything to
happen. The keyboard does not produce
anything except an alt-ctrl-del which brings up a dialog box…

Titled: Login process has failed to create the security options dialog
with a dialog message of: Failure - Security Options
Only steps I can get to work to proceed:
Shut down (hard/improper via OFF button) and then restart in SAFE mode; wait
to load software completely, then restart in normal mode.
It’s happened a few items with multiple web pages open, with me trying to
download faster than I’m allowed. Also, it’s occurred in MS Outlook with
perhaps 4 messages open and trying to attach a file to a response. File was
a single page MSWord in .rtf format, text only.
It’s not consistent. Google search with key words from error message show
this is not just a Toshiba issue.

C'mon MS, this shouldn't be happening. Somebody help us. Jim
 

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Tony274

RE: Now it's my turn to suffer...

"Jim" wrote:

> Now I've got it too on a new laptop. I believe at time(s) of occurrence, I’m
> “pushing†the laptop with multiple screens and clicking faster than it wants
> to react and then…
>
> The open screen hazes over to opaque whitish colour accompanied with
> non-operational keys and mouse, then the screen goes black, the mouse cursor
> is visible and movable but I cannot right click and get any anything to
> happen. The keyboard does not produce
> anything except an alt-ctrl-del which brings up a dialog box…
>
> Titled: Login process has failed to create the security options dialog
> with a dialog message of: Failure - Security Options
> Only steps I can get to work to proceed:
> Shut down (hard/improper via OFF button) and then restart in SAFE mode; wait
> to load software completely, then restart in normal mode.
> It’s happened a few items with multiple web pages open, with me trying to
> download faster than I’m allowed. Also, it’s occurred in MS Outlook with
> perhaps 4 messages open and trying to attach a file to a response. File was
> a single page MSWord in .rtf format, text only.
> It’s not consistent. Google search with key words from error message show
> this is not just a Toshiba issue.
>
> C'mon MS, this shouldn't be happening. Somebody help us. Jim
>
>
 

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Kingmob08

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This last post describes exactly what I was experiencing. The same opaque windows, the same lockup and the same black screen before getting the error message. The last resort being holding the on/off button down and rebooting.

Now I'm having problems loading up in safe mode and if it turns out that the repeated on/off button shutdowns have damaged my HD I will be pursuing this with Microsoft.

I'm at a complete loss. Any further help/updates?

Thanks.
 

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scousePete

RE: failure - security options logon process has failed to create

I've been getting the same error - this was after installing SP1 the other
week. Has anyone found a fix for this yet? Or has Microsoft released a patch?

"lostonion" wrote:

> I down loaded spyware doctor 5.5 with antivirus, took off AVG
> and installed and ran the new one. Found a few things but nothing bad.
> Searching on the internet proved that no one really has a clue.
>
> Except for the posts on bad hard drives. I have two 500gigs a maxtor as
> drive 1 and WD as drive 2 downloaded and ran tests, S.M.A.R.T was fine on all
> drives. Drive tests also tested good except for one small problem. My SATA
> cable was causing an error. I changed the cable and so far all is well
> almost 24 hours with out a slowdown or error.
>
> Off all the posts I have read none had suggested changing the HD cable.
>
> "jlk" wrote:
>

> > Unfortunately, that did not solve the problem. But I've discovered that it
> > happens when vista backup (set to backup to an external western digital
> > mybook drive) comes on automatically, and I happen to start a progam. The
> > program then crashes, the physical ram gauge spikes to 99% and gets stuck
> > there, and everything slows to a crawl. Control ALT Delete will then
> > (evenually) cause the logon error message. Then, unplugging the external
> > drive will eventually get the physical ram gauge to go down (to about 15%)
> > and the machine's performance will improve but not come back to normal. Only
> > rebooting makes it useable again. For now, I'm going to disable automatic
> > vista backup and see what happens.
> >
> > "Heather1995" wrote:
> >

> > > Yes, do let me know if that works. With all the postings on the internet of
> > > people that are having this problem and virtually no solutions listed by
> > > anyone (including Microsoft), I'm curious about this.
> > >
> > > The slow down "bug" got me a week ago! Thought it was a virus or some bad malware. I thought the computer was locked up but the cursor would still move, it was just really was just really slow, taking 3 or 4 minutes to respond to a mouse click!
>
>
 

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LFF

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cozybebe

Re: failure - security options logon process has failed to create

I'm having the same problem as you mention here. it is driving me completely
insane, as I use my computer as many of you, to work.
it seems several times a day, my computer freezes, usually when I'm using
Outlook and windows Explorer, the windows appear whiter, then they don't
respond at all.
And when I push control alt del because I can't use the computer anymore,
this message appears:
"logon process has failed to create the security options dialog, Failure-
Security Options"
The only way to use my computer again is to push the ON button, probably
damaging my hard drive.
This is very annoying to me, and I see through google, that many people have
the same problem, and not a solution at all.
Microsoft, please give asolution!
I have a HP Pavilion dv 900o but I see another brands have the same problem,
such as Toshiba and DELL users.


"LFF" wrote:

>
> I'm having this same problem also. I recently installed SP1 and after
> letting the automatic updating install updates last night, I keep
> getting this error. I've had to manually turn off the computer about 6
> times this morning.
>
>
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BRRNESE

Re: failure - security options logon process has failed to create

I have been having the same problems for two weeks - random freezes multiple
times per day - rarely if I was actively working - but it would freeze 100%
of the time if I left the computer for even a short while. After several
hours on the phone with Microsoft on May 18th and since then running all
sorts of diagnostic tests that showed no problems with the hard drive or
memory I decided to replace my hard drive since I wanted a larger one anyway
- so I cloned the old one to a new drive and since operating with only the
new drive my problems seem to be resolved and I have not experienced any
freezes or locking up.

Hope this is helpful.

Kathie Meier

"cozybebe" wrote:

> I'm having the same problem as you mention here. it is driving me completely
> insane, as I use my computer as many of you, to work.
> it seems several times a day, my computer freezes, usually when I'm using
> Outlook and windows Explorer, the windows appear whiter, then they don't
> respond at all.
> And when I push control alt del because I can't use the computer anymore,
> this message appears:
> "logon process has failed to create the security options dialog, Failure-
> Security Options"
> The only way to use my computer again is to push the ON button, probably
> damaging my hard drive.
> This is very annoying to me, and I see through google, that many people have
> the same problem, and not a solution at all.
> Microsoft, please give asolution!
> I have a HP Pavilion dv 900o but I see another brands have the same problem,
> such as Toshiba and DELL users.
>
>
> "LFF" wrote:
>

> >
> > I'm having this same problem also. I recently installed SP1 and after
> > letting the automatic updating install updates last night, I keep
> > getting this error. I've had to manually turn off the computer about 6
> > times this morning.
> >
> >
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> > LFF
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> > View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=902592
> >
> > http://forums.techarena.in
> >
> >
 

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Linedanger

Re: failure - security options logon process has failed to create

My problem is the exact same.
Every time I install SP1 to Vista home premium.
First time was a few months ago when SP1 was offered. The update took ages
and then the problem started. After giving up trying to find a fix, I
uninstalled SP1 and everything was fine again. I did the same a few weeks
later and finished up uninstalling SP1 again..
2 days ago I installed SP1 and hey presto, it worked, and my PC even seemeed
faster. Although I was using it mainly for the internet.
However, this morning I started it up, and the freezing problem has
returned. I even let it slowly go through my commands and I nearly got it to
restart itself, but I had to press/hold the start button after an hour of
waiting. I had been running word 2007 and media player when it froze.
It happened on about 3 restarts, but on the fourth time it seems okay (it is
running now) I have only used the net to try and find a solution, but there
still doesn't appear to be one. I had hoped that 3 months on from the first
freeze, that microsoft would have a fix, but I can't find one.
So I may give up soon and go back to my system restore or deinstall SP1.
Don't remember which I did before.
I will search the net for solution for a while before I give in.

"BRRNESE" wrote:

> I have been having the same problems for two weeks - random freezes multiple
> times per day - rarely if I was actively working - but it would freeze 100%
> of the time if I left the computer for even a short while. After several
> hours on the phone with Microsoft on May 18th and since then running all
> sorts of diagnostic tests that showed no problems with the hard drive or
> memory I decided to replace my hard drive since I wanted a larger one anyway
> - so I cloned the old one to a new drive and since operating with only the
> new drive my problems seem to be resolved and I have not experienced any
> freezes or locking up.
>
> Hope this is helpful.
>
> Kathie Meier
>
> "cozybebe" wrote:
>

> > I'm having the same problem as you mention here. it is driving me completely
> > insane, as I use my computer as many of you, to work.
> > it seems several times a day, my computer freezes, usually when I'm using
> > Outlook and windows Explorer, the windows appear whiter, then they don't
> > respond at all.
> > And when I push control alt del because I can't use the computer anymore,
> > this message appears:
> > "logon process has failed to create the security options dialog, Failure-
> > Security Options"
> > The only way to use my computer again is to push the ON button, probably
> > damaging my hard drive.
> > This is very annoying to me, and I see through google, that many people have
> > the same problem, and not a solution at all.
> > Microsoft, please give asolution!
> > I have a HP Pavilion dv 900o but I see another brands have the same problem,
> > such as Toshiba and DELL users.
> >
> >
> > "LFF" wrote:
> >

> > >
> > > I'm having this same problem also. I recently installed SP1 and after
> > > letting the automatic updating install updates last night, I keep
> > > getting this error. I've had to manually turn off the computer about 6
> > > times this morning.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > LFF
> > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > LFF's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/member.php?userid=49270
> > > View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=902592
> > >
> > > http://forums.techarena.in
> > >
> > >
 

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markp

I just hit this as well. I'm on Ultimate 64. I let it run its course for a
good ten min finally hitting CAD... still nothing for a good 5 min... HD
getting hammered the entire time. Finally said dialog. Hit okay, more
unresponsiveness. Power off. My first big Vista crash. :(
 

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pharmacopaeia

I am yet another person with this problem, only mine started within weeks of
getting my computer; however within the first few months it only occured on
rare occasions so I had just (wrongly?) assumed that there had been some
issue with something I was doing. I have followed advice on forums as to how
to get rid of it, from changing AV programs to uninstalling and reinstalling
software to mucking around with the HD and nada.

Some unpleasant side effects of these crashes are that now Windows Security
Centre doesn't always recognise my antivirus and often when I'll restart
after a crash my firewall is down, amongst other bugs with programs that had
been open at the time (settings or content wiped etc). I'll also find that
upon restarting the computer I have to leave it for anywhere up to twenty
minutes before it gets to the login screen; I'll just have a screen with a
blinking cursor after the initial Dell splash screen. Only thing I've found
is that sometimes getting up and leaving it for half an hour lets it get back
to where it was. And sometimes not. Either way, it's very very frustrating
and whenever I have called help lines nothing has been resolved.

Please help, Microsoft :S


"jlk" wrote:

> On a daily basis, my computer slows to a crawl. Control Atl delete yields,
> after a long black screen, “failure - security options†“logon process has
> failed to create the security options dialog.â€Have run complete checkdisk and
> hard drive tests and everything comes up okay. No events shown in event
> viewer. I see postings of this problem all over the internet but no
> solutions. Anyone at Microsoft have an idea?
 

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markp

RE: failure - security options logon process has failed to create

In reply to my own post, I *think* my crash was a direct result of an errant
program (not an AV checker, BTW) consuming all system memory until the
machine was dead. Gets me thinking there must be some way of protecting
against this kind of application failure in the OS... like maybe the OS
detecting the end is near and throwing up a warning dialog... "are you sure
you want to let this program make your session die a horrible death quite
possibly resulting in loss of data?"
 

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timbo007

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Its possible that this is a hardware issue due to intel drivers, I found this link while searching on behalf of a client Intel® Matrix Storage Manager - Intel® Matrix Storage Manager support also from other threads i've read seems that replacing the hdd with a completely different one has fixed errors. However thats not a very good option for most people so before doing that; if you are using sata hdds & dvdroms you can try moving the dvdrom/cdrom to another sata port, like if its in port 3 try 5 if you have one. same goes with the HDD, also try unplugging any extra hdds external/internal ones not used to try and isolate the problem.. please let me know if this has helped anyone!
 

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peteratbromsgrove

For what its worth my "Failure Security Options" problem seemed to
coincide with installing SP1 for Vista. I got along OK without it before
so I got in to safe mode and deinstalled it and everything so far (2
start ups later) seems OK. I'll blieve I've finally solved it when it's
been alright for a couple of weeks.


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