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[Login Issue] Login Problem?
Posted 01 September 2007 - 01:54 PM
You can't log In, page just reads "Welcome Guest" after each attempt to log
in, instead of "Logged in as: user name".
Just delete your cookies and internet files
From Internet Explorer's Tool Bar, "Tools >> Internet Options >> Delete
"Tools >> Internet Options >> Delete Files..." (also check "Delete All
Close all open IE and restart.
Now you should be good to go.
Thanks to KD6AAJ.
Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:07 AM
From the begining!
a). one day, I couldn't log into www.msfn.org even though I used
a correct username and password. The MSFN homepage would say
"Welcome to MSFN mikesw!" and say I had some PM mail. However,
when I went to the Forum weblink, it would only show the guest
panel and not my user account panel. I could logout of MSFN
and then re-login using my correct username and password. But,
it kept showing me the guest login panel and the MSFN home page
said I was logged in.
a). Win xp pro sp2 with all the latest patches
b). IE6Sp1 browser with all the latest patches
What software I installed recently.
a). updated google toolbar from v4.0.1602.x to v5.2000.5344.
b). Not sure if the toolbar had an issue, I uninstalled v5.0.2000.5344
and left the IE browser with no google toolbar.
a). After uninstalling google toolbar v5.0.2000.5344 and trying to
go back to MSFN and login, I still got the guest panel login screen.
b). Emailed MSFN admin "xper" and he posted a sticky about login problems
which stated to delete all the cookies and browser cache. I even used
the latest version of CCleaner and none of this fixed the MSFN login
c). At this point I was clueless since I could login to google toolbar
helper, and my yahoo email account without problems.
Isolating the Problem:
a). In an attempt to isolate the problem, I deleted any google app on
my PC: Google updater, and google toolbar and check windows startup.
b). Next I searched my registry for anything with the word "google" and
deleted all key entries manually.
c). Next I rebooted the machine.
a). After deleting the google key entries in the registry, I tried to
login into MSFN forums again. This time, I got my regular user
account panel instead of the guest panel.
b). Something in the registry pertaining to google was causing the problem.
a). When one updates google software from one version to the next,
the google uninstaller didn't clean out all the registry entries entirely.
b). Secondly, sometimes I uninstall an older google toolbar version before
installing a new one. And, sometimes I just download and install a newer
version right over top of the older version without uninstalling the older
c). Items (a) and/or (b) may have caused my registry to have leftover google keys
that even though I uninstalled any google app, it caused problems with logging
into MSFN. This may be why when I deleted manually all google key entries in
the registry it caused my login issues with MSFN to go away.
Performing Tests to see if Google toolbar is the cause:
a). Now with a clean registry and no google apps installed, I went to this
webpage to download and install google toolbar v5.0.2000.5344.
b). I then went to the MSFN website to login. When I did this I couldn't login
to MSFN's forum and kept getting the guest panel. Everytime I entered my
correct username and password, it would state my last login time and give
me the guest panel. However, if I went to the MSFN homepage it said,
"Welcome back mikesw!" and show me the number of PM mails I have.
c). Thus google toolbar v5.0.2000.5344 causes website login incompatibilities
such as with MSFN.org.
Performing tests with various ways to uninstall googletoolbar v5.0.2000.5344:
a). I used google toolbars own "uninstall' menu selection under the toolbars
b). After reinstalling google toolbar v5.0.2000.5344 again, I used
CCleaner's v2.11.636 tools selection to remove/uninstall the google toolbar.
c). After reinstalling google toolbar v5.0.2000.5344 again, I used
Microsofts control panel add/remove to uninstall the google toolbar.
1). Regardless of the steps used as stated in items (a-c) above to uninstall the
google toolbar, the registry entries were deleted and the results were the
same. The only thing left still in the registry is entries to the defaultURL
and SearchURLs that google toolbar installed.
2). The registry entries were very clean, and I could then login into the
MSFN forums and get my user account panel and post this LONG POST for others!
3). Only use google toolbar v4.0.1602.x or earlier to get logged into MSFN forums
4). For all of the above ways of uninstalling google toolbar, one must exit the
IE browser and re-enter after the uninstall before trying to login to the
MSFN forums, otherwise, it will remember the last settings and not let you
login to MSFN forums although the toolbar is uninstalled.
Now for the GOOD NEWS!
I'm BACK....... :)
Now for the other BAD News!
Does anybody know why the popup error message "An error occurred during install" happens
when I try to install google toolbar v5.0.2000.5344 on a Windows 2K Pro Sp4 with all the
patches after downloading the install executable from googles toolbar website?
Is this because the newest version of google toolbar doesn't support win 2K although they
say they do, but they may be using a newer version of the MSoft's Visual Studio such as 2008
that doesn't support this older OS? Therefore, the google toolbar may have been compiled with this newer
I look forward to reading about the LONG GORY details in your posts to this one to explain
why it happens....... :)
Edited by mikesw, 10 September 2008 - 06:08 AM.
Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:19 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:50 AM
Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:56 AM
Posted 03 October 2008 - 12:19 PM
I recently tried v5.0.2001.7574 and it still has the problem.
Posted 18 July 2009 - 12:40 PM
Edited by gamehead200, 23 July 2009 - 09:00 AM.
Added topic description.
Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:52 PM
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:52 AM
Thanx XPER for keeping things in check!
Posted 21 July 2009 - 02:52 AM
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[ Threads merged. ]
Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:51 PM
Edit: Using the latest FF.
Edited by -X-, 23 July 2009 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:57 PM
Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:49 PM
Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:41 AM
I'm posting this from TheWorld Browser.
Any help? Thanks!
Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:58 AM
Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:08 AM
Might be a problem with your profile, an addon, a corrupted install or something along those lines. 3.5.2 is working just fine here. I'd say give us a network trace, but there would be infos in it so there's not much we can do, until we can reproduce the problem on our end.
I sitll can't login from Firefox 3.5.2. I've cleared my internet/temp files, cookies, history, etc...
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