Cannot login to XP Embedded RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have build a working with Sean Liming Full XP Pro component and using EWF-RAM(Reg). This image have been used for testing for around 2 months and one fine day, my client boot up and mention they cannot logon to the image despite I have automatic logon component.

    In order to logon to the image, it required to press Ctrl-Alt-Del. However, no matter how many time I have tried, it will go back to the screen (infinite loop). We try go to safe mode, using last known configuration also no available.

    The windows XP Embedded are Service Pack 2 with FP2007.


    I have attached an image.

    Any more information required?

    Monday, July 6, 2009 1:20 AM

All replies

  • Did the client make any changes to user permissions?
    Can you try hitting F8 on start-up and go into safe mode?


    www.sjjmicro.com / www.seanliming.com, Book Author - XP Embedded Advanced, XPe Supplemental Toolkit, WEPOS / POS for .NET Step-by-Step
    Monday, July 6, 2009 6:29 AM
  • Hi Sean,

    Regarding the user permission, I am not sure about whether my client change any user permission.

    I have tried both safe mode and Last known configuration with the same error.

    I will rebuild the whole image again for my client as they are still testing it.

    Kai Cheng
    Monday, July 6, 2009 6:35 AM
  • Are you using the evaluation Windows XP Embedded tools?

    The Evaluation Edition software enables you to build Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2-based operating systems for 120 days from the day of installation.

    Monday, July 6, 2009 7:34 AM
  • Since you will be rebuilding the image you should at least include Safe mode support

    also remember to set the user permissions correctly

    when a customer is checking a system over, evaluating the build we tend to ensure that the password option is set to disable or at least not to expire after 30 days

    also it might be a wise idea to disable the ewf for the time as well once you have assured yourself it does work, since that can cause issues with an image.

    dont forget to include administrator support tools and the mmc snap ins to enable you to set the poicies and such as well as edit the users

    group policy editor, registry editor and task manager are all good elements to include while you are checking everything over.

    good luck
    Monday, July 6, 2009 8:13 AM
  • Hi all,

    My Windows XP Embedded Development toolkit is not an evaluation version.

    My initial Username is "Administrator" in "Automatic Logon" component without any password. Under "Windows Logon" component, I set Default Username to "Administrator".

    I will check whether the administrator support tools and other components are added (Using Sean Liming Full XP Pro like component).

    Thank you.


    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 1:10 AM
  • I should have asked this question before but I could not find any links.
    Did you enter a run-time image license PID?
    From "Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2 Resource Kit"

    1.You must completely uninstall the Evaluation version of Windows XP Embedded. If you created custom components, make sure you back those up before uninstalling.
    2. Completely install the retail (licensed) version of Windows XP Embedded; both tools and database, and security updates.  The evaluation version of XP Embedded does not offer a field for you to enter the product ID for the deployed runtime images.
    3. Run Target Designer, and then open your configuration. Open the Settings node in the root (top-most) component of your configuration.
    4. Select the following setting: Run-time Image Licensing - Product Identification Key (PID). 
    5. Enter your run-time image license PID, for example: JAS8A-9A8AS-8ASDA-124A9-8A9AA. This is the number obtained from one of the license stickers you receive.  It is not the PID that was used to install Windows Embedded Studio. You only need to use the number from one of your stickers. This way, you can use a single image for mass device deployment.
    6. If a built image fails to register as a licensed copy, try a different PID and/or contact the license distributor to obtain a working PID.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 4:17 AM
  • Hi Sergey Kireev,

    Thank you for the link, that resource kit is very helpful.

    back to the problem, I have enter a run-time image license PID as my client have purchase it for their R&D department.

    Maybe I should disable "Ctrl+Alt+Del" key combination as state in the resource kit. Hopefully this can prevent the error from coming out in the future. 
    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 5:09 AM