Posted 23 October 2009 - 05:14 PM
Title and Description pretty much says it all.
I was surfing the web yesterday, when my browser (IE, 7 I think) stopped responding and I was forced to close it. When I tried to open a new browser, I was prompted to restore last session or go to home page. I chose restore, which opened a window but never fully loaded the browser, leaving me right back where I started. In the process of repeating this several times (even trying home page) and getting the same results every time, I was called away from my desk to answer a call. When I returned the screen saver had started, and would not let me back into Windows. My only option at this point was to do a forced powerdown by holding down the power button until it turned off.
Now when I try to boot, after the Windows XP splash screen, the screen goes black and the following error is displayed:
lsass.exe - Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application.
When I click on OK, it displays the same error. After I click OK again, everything stops and I'm left with the black screen and mouse pointer. My only option is a forced powerdown.
I get this error with every possible Boot Option (Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, etc.). I can access the Recovery Console and have already ran CHKDSK /R.
I don't know what else to do. I do not have a backup of the hard drive, ironically I was preparing to do one when this all started. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am posting from another older computer, and only have dial-up at 31200 bps max, so if I'm slow to respond, please understand why.