[pcductape] Re: GINA Logon error

  • From: Scott McNay <Wizard@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: Carl <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2003 10:21:22 -0600

Hi Carl,

Sunday, November 9, 2003, 8:28:51 AM, you wrote:

C> My Windows XP Professional machine has an error
C> message when I reboot that is nagging me.   The message is: "GINA 
C> Logon: winlogon.exe - Application error.   "The instruction at 
C> "0x00c72740" referenced memory at "0x0000001b".   The memory could not
C> be written.    Click OK to terminate the program.   
C> Click on Cancel to debug the program.   OK"

C> When I click OK to terminate the program, the computer reboots;  
C> when I click on Cancel to debug the program, the computer loads
C> ok.   A search at google revealed that GINA is a "Graphical
C> Identification and Authentication" module for Windows 2000;   I'm
C> running xp prof.    Even more confusing is when I do a search
C> atwww.microsoft.com knowledge database and it tells me "RESOLUTION
C> To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows
C> 2000."

GINA is responsible for the login screen that you see (unless you have
it set to log you on automatically). It's found in both 2000 and XP.
There's a MSGINA, which is Microsoft's version, and there's a NWGINA,
which is Novell's version.

You might try doing a system restore to a day or two before the
problem started happening, or, if that fails, try downloading and
reinstalling SP1. Don't forget to reinstall the patches afterwards.


To unsubscribe from this list send an email to
pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field
OR by logging into the Web interface. 

Other related posts: