lsass.exe error on boot up
Posted on 2006-11-14
Hopefully someone can help me out.
Upon booting up (XP service pack 2) i get to the screen before i can log on and receive a message box stating :
The message contained reads: lsass.exe error when trying to update the password. This return status indicates the value provided as the current password is incorrect.
The computer then reboots and does this in a continous cycle. I now have a new hard disk and have reconnected the old one also, - i can see it but cannot recover items from all folders as i get the message access is denied when i try.
I have also tried using my OEM disk and the repair function and it gets to the bit where it restarts and will continue with set-up, but it restarts then says it will restart set-up, but this never happens. I get the same lsass.exe message afterwards and an immediate restart.... Help please i don't know what else to do and have some info i need to recover from it!!
Thanks and regards,