Huge Problem- Can't enter safe mode, cant even reinstall Win Xp From CD!
Posted on 2009-04-30
Every time I try to boot my XP system, I get an error saying. Application error" LSASS.EXE The application failed to initialize properly (0Xc0000005). I get this error before I get the logon screen. I cant even boot in safe mode. BTW, i spelled Lsass.exe exactly as shown, meaning NOT the versiion associated with virus issues spelled LsassE.exe
I got into the bios, configured it so it boots ONLY from the CD in fact, and when it does so on restart , it recognizes it fine, and says click any key, it wont recognize it! But it cant be a keyboard issue since I CAN get into the bios. It also DOESNT recognize the keyboard after i press F12 which brings up the temporary options for where i want to reboot from. I can press F12 and get there, but then comp freezes and i have to again restart.
Please help...I also dont think the problem is with Hard Drive since i went to a computer shop today and they WERE able to get all the files i wanted retrieved. IF i have to, i can live with having to reinstall windows, but it doesnt recognize my keyboard when it asks me to press any key ... I even tried another usb keyboard. I dont have one of the ancient ones with purple tipped prong, just usb..
Thanks so much for your assistance- I really dont know what to do and have already paid money to get the data retrieved and depend on the computer exclusively to do my art work on.