Windows XP SP2 lsass.exe svchost, system shutdown application error.  the instruction reffered memory

Posted on 2007-07-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Windows XP SP2 LSASS.EXE Application error
The instruction at (!@#!#!$%@#$@!) referred memory at (@#$!@#@!#)  they required data was not placed into memory becasue of an IO error status of "#@RWESD"

Please disregard the inside of the " "   just an example.

I'm getting them on spoolsv, svchost, explorer.exe, lsass.exe.  it just happened this afternoon after.  the user stated nothinjg was changed.

the system eventually gives system shutdoen error system32\lsass.exe terminated unexpectidly with status code.

Please help, this one is urgent.  thanks so much.

continious errors keep popping up when logging on (or trying to)
They range from lsass.exe to explorer.exe to
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    I would begin the troubleshooting by swapping the RAM.

    Author Comment

    thx, just tried it with no luck
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    if it's lsass.exe, that is a big indicator of Sasser Virus, so i would recommend scanning the drive.  you can use a bootableOS to do the virus scan, or mount drive as slave and scan from there.

    Author Comment

    It was a bad HDD....

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