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lsm.exe failed?

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#1 MML


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:45 PM

Was running my usual weekly TFC scan when I received an error message from Windows:

Windows has encountered a critical error and will log off. Please save your work.

Which it did in roughly four minutes.

Here's what was in my error log when I got back on:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Wininit
Date: 3/7/2011 2:25:05 PM
Event ID: 1015
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ashandsheila
A critical system process, C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe, failed with status code 255. The machine must now be restarted.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Wininit" Guid="{206f6dea-d3c5-4d10-bc72-989f03c8b84b}" EventSourceName="Wininit" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">1015</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-03-07T19:25:05.000000000Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Security />

Is it worth investigating further?

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 02:53 PM

What happened prior to getting this error?

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:03 PM

The computer was running for a rather long time, but otherwise nothing out of the usual.

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