the RPC server is unavailable on windows 7 stand alone logon

When I try to logon to my windows 7 64bit stand alone machine, I get  the error message "the RPC server is unavailable"

It accepts the login - says welcome to windows then the error message waits a while then reboots. It has a fingerprint reader, but gives the same error when using a password. It will not start go any further then this in "safe mode" or "last know good configuration mode" or any other mode.. Did a checkdisk booting from a cd rom. Booting from a CD rom, I can see all of the files.. 

HP dv9000 4 gig ram
Stand alone - no Domain or homegroup
Windows 7 Ultimate installed since it was released
fingerprint reader installed, but I get the same error using a password 
up to date on service packs, MS Defender, AVG (free ver), Malware (free ver), Spybot (free ver)

Hoping to not have to do a re-install

  thanks in advance...


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Last updated May 4, 2020 Views 251,544 Applies to:

Another solution is to make sure "DHCP Client" and "RPC Endpoint Mapper" "Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator" "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" are all running and set to automatic.

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