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A critical system process

sharq.66
A critical system process, C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe, failed with status code c0000005. The machine must now be restarted.

Received error on Win XP SP3
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http://www.google.com/search?q=lsass.exe%2C+failed+with+status+code+c0000005

Could be the sasser worm. I suggest scanning for malware as well as checking the search results and refining the search yourself.

Disconnect this from the network now.
http://malwarebytes.org
Turn off system restore, install this program & let it update. Boot to safe mode and run it until you get no results.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
Get Autoruns here, run it, and make sure all logon/winlogon entries are normal. You may even want to check these prior to a malware scan, as deleting the malware files may possibly render the system un-bootable. Making sure the entries point to legitimate files before cleaning can avoid this situation.