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#1 Sir_Spectre87

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:17 PM

Okay, so right before Christmas, I was on my laptop making a video out of some clips and some friends showed up wanting me to go with them.

I put my laptop into hibernate-mode and left. I came back a few hours later and turned it back on, but instead of loading the Logon Screen, it says "Lsass.exe - Application failed to initialize properly! (0xc0000006) Click OK to terminate this application."

After a few restarts, I called a friend of mine who's (normally) pretty good with this kinda stuff and he didn't know for sure so here I am now asking for help.

I've heard everything from Sasserworm to lack of updates

Does anyone know how to repair this without losing any my stuff?

PS: I'm not tech-savy, so I'll need a step-by-step walk-through if it's not too much trouble ://

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:31 PM

Does windows open?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:44 PM

it goes to that screen before the logon screen (just some random background) then it gives me that error and after that it's just my cursor and that random b/g

i cant load Safe Mode. it gives me the same error ://

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:22 PM

Did you try last known good configuration?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:50 PM

no, i haven't

i'll do so in a few

but what if that doesnt work either?

what about windows repair?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:59 PM

I was just reading another forum, where one guy said it is a corrupt registry and a repair may cause your OS to become damaged. The person with the problem said she fixed it by reinstalling, but she did not specify if she repaired or just reinstalled. You need to be careful not to lose your information if it is important. A repair may work, but it could also fail and you may lose your data. I am still researching, but I know of a great site that explains how to do a repair. Just not sure if that is your best option.
He suggested doing a registry repair, but it gets a little complicated and I don't know how deep you want to go to fix this. Let me send you 3 links, one on the registry fix and the other on Windows xp repair and the other is the actual forum discussion.

Corrupt registry:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

Here is the forum entry:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=112734

Repair:

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 02:44 AM

If the last known good configuration doesn't work I would to the repair. The tutorial that Crizz44 provided the link for will walk you through it. You might want to print it out so that you have it to work from.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 05:57 AM

Before you attempt any repair, it may be a good idea to remove your HD and attach it to another PC and copy the data you do not want to lose to that PC. Then attempt the repair.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:09 AM

The backup would be a great idea, but you need to know what you are doing before you dig inside a laptop. So many other things could go wrong. It's so much easier in a desktop.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 03:30 PM

would it be better if I copied everything I want off it then wiped and reinstall windows?

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 07:45 PM

If you are able to copy the information, it is best to wipe it and do a clean installation. Be sure all the information you need has been saved. The repair should save all your personal data, but you never want to count on that happening. If you are able you should back up everything whether you are doing a repair or clean installation.

Most importantly, do you have the recovery CD's for the installation. If you just have a Windows XP cd, you will need to locate and install all of the drivers for your laptop.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 08:28 PM

Yes, I have the recovery CD's. I was smart enough to keep them. lol

what exactly is a clean installation?
I've heard that term used before but no one's ever explained it to me

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 08:58 PM

A clean install is, basically, where you wipe the hard drive "clean" and then install a fresh copy of XP.
Here's a link about it: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:01 PM

Okay so to back up my stuff, I need to take to my hard drive and copy it elsewhere?

what do i need to do that?

I have an enclosure that has my old computers hard drive, do i Just swap it in or buy something else?

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:32 AM

Since you can't load Windows, you'll have to load some sort of an OS that can write to whatever device you choose to use to backup your stuff. CD/DVD writers are more difficult to use than external USB drives (IMO) - so I'd recommend an external drive to save your stuff to.

As for the bootable OS, it really depends on what you're comfortable with - but it will have to be capable of reading the file system on your disk (most likely NTFS). The Ultimate Boot CD, a BartPE disk, or some of the Live Linux distro's

All this presumes that there's no other problems with your disk - so you may want to run a bootable diagnostic utility from the hard drive manufacturer to ensure that there are no other problems with it.
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