15 years ago
I installed the latest drivers Netgear offer for my WG111 USB wireless
adaptor. Consequently now my pretty Welcome screen has disappeared and
I'm left with the domain-style login box. When trying to enable it
again in Control Panel/User Accounts, I get an error telling me that
another program rtlgina.dll is preventing it.
After a morning of research, I've found a few articles on the Netgear
user forums suggesting two methods to fix.
One involves manually editing the Winlogon section of the registry -
The other is running some guy's exe that mucks about with your
The forum moderator says "Somehow the install is setting RTLGina2.dll
as its login DLL, rather than the default MSGINA.DLL that ships with
the OS. Use of a 3rd party GINA (Graphical Identification and
Authentication) will disable Fast User switching and the Welcome
Yeah - brilliant - nice one Netgear. For a piece of hardware aimed at
the home user, who's going to use domains at home?!
Anyway I'm going to try the latter as a lot of other people have tried
it and it's apparently worked.
I just cannot believe that Netgear do not mention it in their
"Knowledge" base. This is a MAJOR bug and I would be scared to mess
about with this if I was less brave with PCs.
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