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May 18, 2004 5:10:29 AM

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I'm not entirly sure if this is the place to post this,
but I'm running low on options, so here goes:

I recently installed Windows XP(about three months ago),
and have been running into various problems since; at one
point the system would not even boot up, forcing me to
reformat and re-install Windows XP. Now, ever since that
point, an error has been occuring, seemingly everytime I
connect to the net through Explorer, and shutting my PC
down if I attempt to close the box--so instead I end up
leaving the error box on the screen the entire time. The
box itself states "lsass.exe - Application Error" and goes
on about memory not being read... which leads me to my
newest problem, memory.

My hard disk has a capacity of about 14.2 GB, and just
hours ago, had about 1 GB free; however, at some unknown
rate the memory is constantly dropping. It is now at a
mere 500 MB, and dropping. Over this period of time I have
done nothing to cause such a memory loss(ie: downloads,
etc.), yet it still goes on; I have tried rebooting, but
it stays the same; I have tried scanning for viruses--
found a few, though I'm not sure I got rid of them
completly--and spyware; I am defragging now, even though
it won't do much good without 15% disk space free. At this
rate... well, I'm just out of ideas.

I'd really appreciate any help, even a friendly point in
the right direction. Thanks.

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Anonymous
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May 18, 2004 3:41:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

FB wrote:
> I'm not entirly sure if this is the place to post this,
> but I'm running low on options, so here goes:
>
> I recently installed Windows XP(about three months ago),
> and have been running into various problems since; at one
> point the system would not even boot up, forcing me to
> reformat and re-install Windows XP. Now, ever since that
> point, an error has been occuring, seemingly everytime I
> connect to the net through Explorer, and shutting my PC
> down if I attempt to close the box--so instead I end up
> leaving the error box on the screen the entire time. The
> box itself states "lsass.exe - Application Error" and goes
> on about memory not being read... which leads me to my
> newest problem, memory.
>
> My hard disk has a capacity of about 14.2 GB, and just
> hours ago, had about 1 GB free; however, at some unknown
> rate the memory is constantly dropping. It is now at a
> mere 500 MB, and dropping. Over this period of time I have
> done nothing to cause such a memory loss(ie: downloads,
> etc.), yet it still goes on; I have tried rebooting, but
> it stays the same; I have tried scanning for viruses--
> found a few, though I'm not sure I got rid of them
> completly--and spyware; I am defragging now, even though
> it won't do much good without 15% disk space free. At this
> rate... well, I'm just out of ideas.
>
> I'd really appreciate any help, even a friendly point in
> the right direction. Thanks.

Hard drive space is hard drive space - it is *NOT* memory. May I suggest you
purchase a bigger drive? Have you scanned for viruses/spyware? That error
suggests you haven't - it appears you may be infected with Sasser.

Though there really isn't any excuse for having a drive that tiny - a 120GB
drive would set you back around £50 - that's 42p a GB, so I don't understand
why you've stuck with that tiny drive for so long.
!