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Security Accounts Manager initialization failed

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August 3, 2005 9:59:18 PM

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

The power went out in my home. When I tried to reboot my machine I received
a message saying that Security Accounts Manager initialization failed. The
reason given was The handle is invalid.

I tried rebooting in safe mode but no go. I tried rebooting in command
mode. Looked like FDISK ran and gave a good report card but no go; I get the
same error. Any hints on how to recover would be much appreciated.

Thank you,
Mike
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