I was cleaning up temp files, uninstalling unneeded apps, etc. on an xp home machine today. At one point, an uninstall wanted me to reboot, and when I went to shut down, windows wanted to install 11 updates. I let it do that, it rebooted fine and went through several reboots / a couple hours of things going fine. Now they say when they reboot, they get the windows splash screen, then a black desktop with no icons and no start bar. they do get a pop up that says Lsass.exe-System error The endpoint format is invalid". The only button is an OK button. Click that and the error returns. Booting into safe mode does the same thing (black desktop, no icons, no startbar, and that error message repeatedly.
I found this:
a) it's not for xp and
b) we can't get to the desktop to change system memory settings.
any ideas? A bad coincidence to me working on it? This isn't patch tuesday - anyone know what 11 updates it wanted to apply at a restart?