XP Boot Problem - LSASS.EXE

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Have a Compaq Presario 7000 w/XP Pro, XP SP1 is NOT
installed. Tried updating driver for Creative Labs v.92
modem, first with a likely-looking Microsoft driver, then
with the latest from Creative Labs. Now XP won't start at
all. It ends up in more or less of a loop referring to
LSASS.EXE. Can't even start in Safe Mode - trying to
still ends up in LSASS.EXE "loop".
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    Try a repair install as follows:
    NOTE, while a repair install should leave your data files intact, if
    something goes wrong during the repair install, you may be forced to start
    over and do a clean install of XP. If you don't have your data backed up,
    you would lose your data should that eventuality occur.

    Assuming your system is set to boot from the CD-ROM drive and you have an
    actual XP CD as opposed to a recovery CD, boot with the XP
    CD in the drive and perform a repair install as outlined below. If the
    system isn't set to boot from the CD or you are not sure, you need to enter
    the system's BIOS. When you boot the system, the first screen usually has
    instructions that if you wish to enter set press a specific key, when you
    see that, do so. Then you will have to navigate to the boot sequence, if
    the CD-ROM drive is not first line, set it first in the boot sequence. Save
    your settings and exit with the XP CD in the drive. The system will reboot.

    When the system boots, a few screens into the process you may see a message
    instructing you
    to hit any key in order to boot from the CD along with a countdown. When
    you see this be sure to
    hit a key on the keyboard, if you miss this instruction and the system fails
    to boot from the CD, it's too
    late, you'll need to reboot and try again.

    Once you have pressed a key, setup should begin. You will see a reference
    asking if you need to load special drivers and another notice that if you
    wish to begin the ASR (Automatic Recovery Console) depress F2. Just let
    setup run past all of that. It will continue to load files and drivers.

    Then it will bring you to a screen. Eventually, you will come to a screen
    with the option to (1) setup Windows or (2) Repair Windows Installation
    using the Recovery console. ***The selection you want at this screen is
    "Setup Windows,"
    NOT "Repair Windows Installation.

    The first option, to setup Windows is the one you want and requires you to
    press enter. When asked, press F8 to accept the end user agreement. Setup
    will then search for previous versions of Windows. Upon finding your
    version, it will ask if you wish to Repair your current installation or
    install fresh. Press R, that will run a repair installation. From there
    on, follow the screens.

    If you only have a recovery CD, your options are quite limited. You can
    either purchase a retail version of XP will allow you to perform the above
    among other tools and options it has or you can run your system recovery
    routine with the Recovery CD which will likely wipe your drive, deleting all
    files but will restore your setup to factory fresh condition.


    --
    Michael Solomon MS-MVP
    Windows Shell/User
    Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
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    "Dave" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4f0501c42c85$843254a0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    > Have a Compaq Presario 7000 w/XP Pro, XP SP1 is NOT
    > installed. Tried updating driver for Creative Labs v.92
    > modem, first with a likely-looking Microsoft driver, then
    > with the latest from Creative Labs. Now XP won't start at
    > all. It ends up in more or less of a loop referring to
    > LSASS.EXE. Can't even start in Safe Mode - trying to
    > still ends up in LSASS.EXE "loop".
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

    LastKnownGoodConfiguration is the emergency startup option to rollback wrong
    driver. But how the modem driver could be related to lsass.exe...

    Also read
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=314058
    Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=313670
    HOW TO: Replace a Driver by Using Recovery Console
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