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#1 Sir_Spectre87

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:04 PM

Okay so a while back, my old computer crashed with some weird error involving LSASS.EXE not being able to intialize or some crap like that.

I wasnt sure if I would be able to fix it so I took it out and enclosed it in an enclosure, but it still doesn't load or anything

Any advice?
Please, I'm trying really hard to get my stuff back

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 09:29 PM

Put it back in the computer, restart it, and copy the error message exactly and post it back here.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:53 PM

There is a good chance it might be the Sasser virus. LSASS.EXE takes care of the user logins and is a real target for infections on systems running Windows. Might be time for a hard drive reformating to be done.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:35 AM

it says Lsass.exe failed to intialize or something like that

and i've heard it was the sasserworm but i could never done anything about it since nothing would load

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:27 AM

Let's move you to Am I Infected and see what happens
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#6 Sir_Spectre87

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 01:50 PM

okay?

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:28 AM

So the old hard drive is back in the computer? And you are trying to recover data from it?

What operating system? XP?

What security programs are installed?
Will it boot to safe mode?

http://www.malwareremoval.com/tutorials/safemodeboot.php

try to answer each question
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 05:31 PM

It's not back in yet but I'll put it back in as soon as I have an idea of what I'm supposed to do

It was Windows XP
A 2004 edition I believe
The original hard drive had been replaced
And I'd never found my validation key
So I never updated to Service Pack 2
I read that leaves you vulnerable to the Sasserworm
Which is what I've been told probably got me

Security-wise, I think only Norton and Webroot
But I'm fairly sure both had expired around that time

No it won't boot to safe mode
I've tried more than a few times
D:

It acted up one night
I was working on an video from clips I'd recorded
But I had to leave
So I set it in Hibernate mode
Then left for a few hours
I came home, turned it back on
And it kept giving me that "Lsass.exe failed to initialize" thing

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:51 AM

If this was a custom build computer you should have the cd and accompanying key, factory builds usually have a COA sticker on the case

When you put the hard drive in an enclosure it should have been detected by a healthy computer, the fact that the old computer was giving that error about not loading Lsass.exe would indicate the drive was in some sort of working order and not totally dead

With such sketchy details it's hard to make any reccomendations
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:31 PM

It wasn't custom-built. It was an HP Pavilion. The only part that was altered was the hard drive.
As for stickers or anything of that sort, I'd have to hunt >.>

What recommendations come to mind?
Even if they're vague, something may relevate thru detail I haven't remembered and stated already

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 04:19 PM

did you set the drive jumper for master instead of cable select when you put it in the enclosure?
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 05:57 PM

Um..I have no idea how to do that or what youre talking about

>.>

*Sorry, I'm not very tech-savy*

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 07:54 PM

This site will give you a good idea of what this is about.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:57 PM

at the risk of sounding like an idiot:

I still dont get it o.o
Layman's terms please?




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