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tvt_gina.dll

#1 Post by Jonathan Cordery » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:29 am

Has anybody come across the tvt_gina.dll file before? Ever since downloading the latest driver for my intel PRO Wireless LAN 2100 3B mina PCI adapter and I now have this tvt_gina.dll file installed in the WINDOWS\system32 directory. It alters the start up procedure by disabling the welcome screen and fast user switching. To get my normal start up back I apparently have to 'unistall the program' but it's not sure, to me anyway, which program i.e. the recently updated driver or the tvt_gina.dll.

How can I get rid of this tvt_gina.dll file?

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#2 Post by s0larian » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:59 am

Do you have Rescue and Recovery installed? I think the tvt_gina.dll comes with R&R, but I am not 100% sure. Another guess could be IBM Client Security. Both alter the Winlogon and tvt_gina.dll is probably the backup of the original version.
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#3 Post by Jonathan Cordery » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:55 pm

Thanks s0larian, slightly above my head though. Do you know how I could put this right?

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#4 Post by s0larian » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:14 pm

there is no need to do anything. Just keep the tvt_gina.dll where it is, it does no harm. You must have installed some software that altered your Winlogon (which is common for many backup and encryption software). Look what type of Security or Backup Software you have installed, probably something like IBM Client Security or Utimaco Safeguard Easy (both changes the Winlogon) or something similiar.
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#5 Post by Jonathan Cordery » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:52 pm

Thanks again. Yes I remember I also downloaded some security software at the same time I downloaded the driver update but can't remember what it was, the download page mentioned that it would be crucial for me to download it though.

Excuse my ignorance but how do I find out what Security software I have installed? and what do I do with it once I find it to stop the problem?

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#6 Post by s0larian » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:58 pm

look at the timestamp of the file tvt_gina.dll. Then search your harddisk for all files with the same date, perhaps this gives you a hint. Another way could be searching the registry for gina.dll or tvt_gina.dll.
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#7 Post by Jonathan Cordery » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:41 pm

It seems that the problem was caused by the installation of the latest Access Connections. When you install this you have the option of having a password login for Access Connections when you start the computer; there's a check box in the loading procedure which you tick if you want this to activate.

I loaded Access Connections again, this time un-ticking this check box. I now no longer have the problem with the tvt_gina.dll. It also loads much faster.

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Reinstalling Rescue and Recovery fixed it for me

#8 Post by djhanson » Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:33 am

I tired to uninstall then install Access IBM and Access Connections. Neither one fixed the problem for me.

So I tried to uninstall R&R and it gave me the opportunity to re-install. At the point I deselected the security options. And that did the trick.

I am really surprised that all this security stuff is autmatically installed without explicity asking. It is so contrary to the great job that IBM has done with the rest of the system. But, installing something this major without confirming it is not good design.

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#9 Post by dustrman03 » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:39 am

where did you go to uninstall it?
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#10 Post by GomJabbar » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:48 am

Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. Choose "Rescue and Recovery - Client Security Solution".
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#11 Post by dustrman03 » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:56 pm

ya that's what i did but i didn't get a re-install window..so now i dont have it at all..
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#12 Post by GomJabbar » Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:23 pm

In the first link below, you can download ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery. The way I did it was manually download the file, then double-click on the file in the C:\DownloadDirector\ directory. See below.

ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
Installing the package
======================
1. Click Start, select Find or Search, then click Files and folders.
2. Type setup_tvtrnr3_1025en.exe in the search field, then click Find Now.
This will locate the file you just downloaded.
3. Double-click the setup_tvtrnr3_1025en.exe icon. The necessary files will
be extracted to the C:\IBMTOOLS\APPS\IBMRNR directory and the
installation should start automatically.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
During the installation, you may want to follow the procedure I used in the following thread.

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=15144
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#13 Post by dustrman03 » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:03 pm

i installed it but i still have a slow login..when i put in the password and press enter, for some reason an ibm access connections dialog box comes up..and it loads and takes forever..
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#14 Post by GomJabbar » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:51 pm

dustrman03 wrote:i installed it but i still have a slow login..when i put in the password and press enter, for some reason an ibm access connections dialog box comes up..and it loads and takes forever..
Try this. Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Scroll down to Wireless Zero Configuration service. Try Starting it and setting it to Automatic. This has fixed slow boot ups in the past for me.

You can also check in Access Connections for the following. Click on the Manage Location Profiles..., highlight your normal wireless connection and choose Edit, click on the Wireless tab and verify that you have chosen 'No' for Use this profile to connect during Windows logon? You can change by choosing Edit wireless LAN settings. You can also try leaving your wireless radio in the off state before shutdown, by pressing the Fn + F5 key combination.
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#15 Post by dustrman03 » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:31 pm

no all of my profiles were set to 'no'..this is just really frustrating..this [censored] tvt_gina.dll file is screwing everything up..
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#16 Post by GomJabbar » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:54 pm

I guess you tried to set Wireless Zero Configuration to Automatic?

Try uninstalling Access Connections, then reboot. Does it still take a long time?
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#17 Post by NimbleNadzz » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:31 pm

tvt_gina.dll is a 'master' gina that several TVT products use, including Access Connections, Rescue and Recovery and Client Security.

If tvt_gina.dll is active, it most likely means you have some other sort of plugin GINA being used - like the Access Connections gina.

If you want to remove it, each application's GINA plugin must be removed. There usually is a means to disable that plugin via that software. Once all plugins are removed, tvt_gina.dll should be removed automatically.

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#18 Post by dustrman03 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:34 am

i have looked though the software and couldn't find any disabling options.
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#19 Post by dustrman03 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:26 pm

i still am having trouble..i am thinking of just uninstalling access connections. i am just wondering where i download it again once i delete it.
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#21 Post by dustrman03 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:15 pm

should i get the .exe with or without the drivers
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#22 Post by dustrman03 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:36 pm

and also..how do i remove just access connections and not all IBM access programs.
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#23 Post by GomJabbar » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:28 pm

dustrman03 wrote:and also..how do i remove just access connections and not all IBM access programs.
Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. Make sure you remove either 'ThinkVantage Access Connections' or 'IBM Access Connections'. Do not remove Access IBM.
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#24 Post by dustrman03 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:49 pm

i dont have either one..
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#25 Post by NimbleNadzz » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:34 pm

Goto HKLM\Software\IBM\TVT\Gina and delete the value called "Plugins". This will remove all plugin GINAs and you will be able to logon normally with the exception of Fast User Switching. If this is still a problem, boot into safe mode and remove the value "GinaDLL" from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

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#26 Post by dustrman03 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:15 am

*NEVERMIND I GOT IT* i feel like a complete idiot for asking but how do you boot in safe mode? f10? f8? f12?
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#27 Post by dustrman03 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:30 am

thank you thank you nimblenadzz..wow..relief..the IBM works beastly now! lol
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tvt_gina.dll and windows xp welcome screen

#28 Post by golfit » Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:32 pm

I, too, have this problem (windows xp welcome screen disabled by tvt_gina.dll). I have read through this thread and tried every suggested solution, e.g., uninstalling programs and modifications to registry.

Also, I called Lenovo. The guy I spoke with knew about this complaint but was understandably reluctant to recommend specific changes to the registry and could not or would not pinpoint specific programs to uninstall. He suggested going into msconfig/startup and disabling all to determine if a startup item was, in fact, responsible for tvt_gina.dll then determining which startup process was the culprit by a process of elimination. The problem here is that I disabled all and registry entry still gets created following bootup. So, I still get the same message when I go into Control Panel / User Accounts / Change the Way Users Log on or Off ("a recently installed program has disabled the Welcome screen . . . ).

The only thing that I am fairly certain about is that some bootup/startup process creates/recreates tvt_gina.dll. When I booted up in Diagnostic Mode, the IBM MouseKeys utility icon continues to appear in System Tray.

Bottom line: I can't get rid of tvt_gina in the registry and, consequently, I can't make the necessary change in Control Panel / User Accounts.

Would appreciate any tips or advice.

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#29 Post by dustrman03 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:32 pm

^are you sure you deleted the right regfiles?
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Registry Change

#30 Post by ilovemia » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:17 am

The Microsoft GINA can be replaced by adding a REG_SZ GinaDLL registry value in the key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon

Delete the GinaDLL value and Windows will revert to using the default MSGINA.DLL.

Edited to add:
Only delete the GinalDLL value if it is currently set to: tvt_gina.dll.

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