Tried safe mode?
I'm using xp and i can't copy minlogon over winlogon because winlogon replicates itself every time i try. I changed the first winlogon.exe to winlogon.exe.bak. then i tried to bring in minlogon and change its named to winlogon and it would give me an error that a file with that name already exists. so then i tried changing the name of the file (minlogon) before i brought it in the system32 folder to copy over winlogon and it'd let me do it. a few seconds later minlogon would become the old winlogon. any suggestions on how to overcome this would be great.
project: built, updating software
comp: 1.67 ghz AMD, 1 gig of ram, 80 gb hd
software: nlited xp, roadrunner
screen: TM-701L touchscreen
Sony Xplod cdx-m630
SB MP3 sound card
future: gps with and navigation software
I had the exact same problem. I eventually got past it by disabling windows file protection. I did so by following a combination of steps from the following links.
After I had WFP disabled, I was able to rename winogon.exe and copy over a renamed minlogon. Hope this helps.
You can also go and delete winlogon.exe from the dllcache folder
Winlogon.exe kept resurrecting because it was in dllcache.
I've just spent hours trying to do this because Debug wouldn't work in my nLite version of XP Pro. I didn't have autoexec.nt, config.nt and about 10 other files and I couldn't disable WFP.
An old thread resurrected but it worked for me.