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Cannot reach Log-in screen due to Buffer Overflow Detection


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Hello.

My Windows XP has been running slower than I usual for the past month or two. Last night, I ran Add/Remove function to delete or uninstall rarely used programs. I did some research and found two suspicious programs running:

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win-hd

I ran Hijack This and found nothing. Then, I updated Search and Destroy. When I restarted my computer to active the virus definitions for Search and Destroy, an error message displayed and did not continue to the log-in page. The error message read:

Window Title Bar: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Error Message: Buffer overflow detected.
Program :\??\C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe
A buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the programs internal state and has been terminated.


OK is the only option and it shuts down my computer.

Please advise me on next steps.

Thanks sooooooo much in advance.
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Did you try Safe Mode?
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Hi,

I have tried Safe Mode and Last Best Configuration Mode. In both situations, the error message appears before I can access the log-in screen.

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1. If you have Windows CD, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp

2. If you don't have Windows CD...
Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Then, follow the steps from here: http://icrontic.com/...pair_windows_xp, starting below this picture on page 1:
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Hi

I misread your post and I followed the instructions on a sticky thread in the main Windows XP forum where I repaired XP via the "set up Windows XP now" option. This did not fix the problem.

Will Recovery Console delete data, programs, etc? I'd like to avoid this but if it's necessary then I'll move forward.

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Will Recovery Console delete data, programs, etc?

No. The directions from the above link deal only with some boot files.
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thanks you. i will try this tonight.
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I have this exact same problem. I insert Windows XP cd and it does not go to the blue screen. It stalls at "windows is starting up". Please help.
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You need to start your own topic.
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Sorry for the late reply.

I ran the Windows Recovery Console as you instructed. Unfortunately, I still receive the same prompt box.

Any other advise you can give me?

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Oh there are a few differences in the reboot.

On the black screen, it prompts me to select which system I want to start (Windows XP Home Edition or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition).

Also, after the

Window Title Bar: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Error Message: Buffer overflow detected.
Program :\??\C:\Windows\System32\winlogon.exe
A buffer overrun has been detected which has corrupted the programs internal state and has been terminated.

it used to go directly to a blue screen and the hard drive would shut down. Now, it skips the blue screen and restarts on its own.

Hope this helps.
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Try repair install: http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html
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I've already done this. There is no change with the prompt.

Do you think taking this to a professional - instead of me trying - would resolve the problem?
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Try to reinstall Windows over itself. It doesn't look to me like a hardware problem.
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