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LSASS.EXE System Error upon boot up

By hattrick1 ·
When my XP home esition system starts up, I get a system error message "lsass.exe system error. When trying to update a password this return status indicates that the value provided as a current password is not correct". Windows will not load.

When I attempt to use the recovery console, I am prompted for an administrator password. I donot have a password assigned and when I just hit enter (after three attempts) the console is aborted. How can I eliminate this error or remove the administrator password prompt in order to repair the problem?

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by entawanabi In reply to LSASS.EXE System Error up ...

Who's pirated copy of XP do you have?

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by ctrservices In reply to LSASS.EXE System Error up ...

This is probably malware of some sort. See if you can boot into Safe Mode and use your AV and Spyware scanners to correct the problem. If you can't enter Safe Mode, slave the drive into a known good pc with fully updated AV and spyware scanners and scan the drive, deleting anything bad that is found.

If you still have no success, try the following site for password recovery tools (the third option seems to work for most people) and then retry your recovery console.

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

If still nothing, you will probably have to copy needed information to another hard drive and rebuild the old one.

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by dmiles In reply to LSASS.EXE System Error up ...

Turn on your firewall, Turn off system restore Download stinger and run it. is less than 1.4 meg then turn system restore back on do your windows updates and you will be ok the firewall will prevent you from being infected again while you do your updates.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger

Another address for info on removing
/http://securityresponse.symantec.co...moval.tool.html

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by entawanabi In reply to LSASS.EXE System Error up ...

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