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Insufficient resources exist to complete API

By selangelo ·
An attempt to login to my Windows XP professional machine at home elicits an endless loop of the following error message: "System Error: Isass.exe...Insufficient system resources exist to complete the API" I click on OK, and the nightmare loop starts again.
I don't really want to reinstall windows so if there are any other ways it would be appreciated.

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by saihib In reply to Insufficient resources ex ...

It sounds like you've been hit with the sasser virus/worm. Can you boot into safe mode? If so, run a virus scan.

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by selangelo In reply to Insufficient resources ex ...

i tried to reboot in safe mode however it still pops up with the same error and reboots again when i acknowledge the error.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Insufficient resources ex ...

Well in that case you only have a couple of options left to you.

The first would be to run a Scan from a Boot CD and scan the entire system without Windows actually running. You can use Norton's AV to perform this or drop the HDD into another computer as a slave drive and scan it that way. If you have any infections or Malware you'll be able to remove it with the second alternative where the first will only remove known Viruses.

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