Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:52 PM
Hello, I will start by saying I am a computer programmer and IT professional. Networking is my arena. I recently have had a problem with one my home PC's which is a DELL Optiplex 755. Windows XP Pro, 4 gb ram.
I came home yesterday and the computer will not boot up. The error is:
lsass.exe - Application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). blah blah blah
I asked my kids what the last thing they were doing on the computer and they said downloading songs with LimeWire. (This is the second time I've caught them using that frigging software!) Hey...at least they didn't lie???
I cannot boot. I cannot boot in safe mode. I cannot boot in safe mode with command prompt. I cannot boot from CD and I cannot boot from floppy. I created an XP restore on six floppies and it fails. It reboots continuously on the first disk. Every attempt I know of to restore this PC has failed. Even CTRL+F11 did not work.
Can anyone please give me a link to the magical lsass wand?
Thanks in advance,