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If the “group policy service failed the sign in” error message keeps popping up, you’re most likely dealing with a corrupted file. However, there are other reasons why the error can pop up, which we’ve discussed in our article.
We also ran through some fixes you can try out. Keep reading.
The error pops up when the Group Policy fails to respond to the call-upon system that Winlogon initiates. As mentioned, a corrupted file can cause this. There are other reasons too, like a bad shutdown, and a bugged-out operating system.
Luckily, there are many ways to fix the problem. We discussed some of the best in the section below.
You might be able to fix the issue by editing your computer’s registry. Doing this may sound like a lot of work, but it’s easy:
Isolated glitches can cause apps that don’t require administrator permissions to act up and cause the hiccup. Resetting them can do the trick. However, there are quite a few of these apps on your computer.
Your best bet would be to try with Google Chrome:
Remember to not install it with admin privileges afterward.
Windows 10 comes with a Fast Startup feature. It’s useful, as it makes your computer startup faster. However, it can cause your computer to slow down when shutting down. This can cause your system to malfunction and lead to the login error.
Fixing this is easy:
Hopefully, the error will be gone now. If it’s still around, we’ve got a couple more fixes to try.
If you’re still having trouble, try restarting the Group Policy service. For added measure, give resetting Winsock a go.
To make this step easier to follow, we’ve divided it into 2 parts.
Lastly, we recommend updating your operating system. It might be outdated and could have bugged out.
If you’re using an older OS, you would have been getting update prompts lately.
Here’s what you do:
The error message pops up when the Group Policy acts up and stops responding to the call-upon system that Winlogon initiates. This can happen due to various reasons. Isolated glitches, bugs, and corrupted files are the major culprits.
Hopefully, you found everything that was discussed useful.