Windows 10: Special Logon Events happening before I log in

Discus and support Special Logon Events happening before I log in in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have been troubleshooting an issue on my laptop. In the process, I have noticed that when I reboot, there are "special logon" events in Event Viewer,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by dutchie, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. dutchie Win User

    Special Logon Events happening before I log in


    I have been troubleshooting an issue on my laptop. In the process, I have noticed that when I reboot, there are "special logon" events in Event Viewer, taking place (under my account) before I actually log back in. Reading about these events, it seems they are normally under system accounts and not to worry. I haven't found much about it happening under an actual user account. Any idea what is causing these? I have changed my password and disconnected my network access, but they still happen. A concerning side effect of this is that scripts that are supposed to run when I log in ARE running due to this special logon.

    For example, I shut down at 6:35, boot machine at 6:40 then log in at 6:45. In event viewer, I see the special logon under my account at about 6:40:15. I can see in log files that my startup script is running at around 6:40:30, and is truly running under my credentials. How can I determine what is causing this special logon?

    :)
     
    dutchie, Nov 9, 2019
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  2. SPECIAL LOGON in Event Log

    Could these SPECIAL LOGON events be from when I AM USING a 'Private browser window'??? Or is it really someone trying to hack in... ALSO in the Event Log it shows an 'Audit Success' immediately following... so does that mean ,y computer is still SAFE????
     
    Emeline419, Nov 9, 2019
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  3. SPECIAL LOGON in Event Log

    Hi Emeline,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    • When you say special logon, what are you referring to?
    • What do you mean by private browser window?

    Refer the link below for more information about event logs or viewer:

    Event
    viewer-- What is going on in your computer


    Please get back to us with the required information to assist you further.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Nov 9, 2019
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  4. Amit_Sun Win User

    Special Logon Events happening before I log in

    Events 4672 & 4624 Win 10 Freezes - special LOGON ?

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    1. Are you on a domain network?
    2. May I know the make and the model number of your system?

    The event logs you have provided seems to be the security logs that is generated when you login to your system. For more information on the event that was generated, you can check
    4672(S): Special privileges assigned to new logon.

    The Windows error logs will be located at Event Viewer > Windows Logs > System.

    Please follow the step below and check if it works for you.

    Step: Improve Windows 10 Performance.

    Try some of the following suggestions to help
    make your Windows 10 PC run better
    . The steps are listed in order, so start with the first one, see if that fixes the problem, and then continue to the next one if it doesn’t.

    Note: The last step on the article contains Windows Reset, I suggest you not to perform Windows reset, as there is a change your data and applications will be wiped and also
    the OS will reverted back to previous version you upgraded from.

    If the issue still persists, please reply to this post with more information so that we can identify the root cause of this issue and assist you further.

    Hope it helps.

    Amit Sunar

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Amit_Sun, Nov 9, 2019
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