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Help--logon process has failed to create the security options dialog.

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  • I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on a Dell XPS M1530. 

    I just started having a problem with firefox freezing.  When I search for the task manager in the search bar under the start menu, it doesn't appear as it normally does.  After ctrl+alt+delete, the screen goes black and after a minute or two a dialog box pops up that is titled, "logon process has failed to create the security options dialog." with a message that reads, "Failure-Security Options." 

    The most current time this happened was when I booted my computer after having it off all night (shut down the same day the most current windows updates were installed).  When this happens I need to do a hard restart.  The problem fixes itself, but comes back randomly.

    Does anyone have any insights into what may be going on?  I see that a ton of people are having the same problem, but under slightly different conditions.

    Thanks,

    jw9

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:43 PM