LSASS.EXE 0xc00000f Windows 2000 server. Critical server!!!!
Posted on 2004-09-15
Our dc decided to crash and upon boot we get the following error:
lsass.exe system error. Directory services could not start due to the following error: system cannot find file specified. error status 0xc00000f.....
When we reboot to directory services mode we can see the lsass.exe file in the system folder and also the ntds.dit file in d:\ad\dbase\
I have read that this issue is due to a corrupt ad so I booted our other dc into ds mode and copied the ntds.dit file to the corrupt server. However upon reboot I get the same error. (I renamed the existing ntds.dit file ntds.old).
Has anyone any suggestion as to what I can try next?? The server is our exchange server so its pretty critical.