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I've tried everything from the restore cd to boot order. And still this box comes up and reads
lsass.exe-Unable to locate component
This application has failed to start because DNSAPI.dll was not found. Re-installing the apllication may fix the problem.

Problem is when i click O.K it goes to the HP blue bachground screen an does nothing. I don't even hear the harddrive, just the fan.

Please I've been searching for help. spent $20 just for a man to come to my house and tell me I got a virus and he can fi it but it will cost $$$$$. Wasted $20 on just 5 minutes.
Thanks for the help.
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f the lsass.exe is spelt with a capital L this is ok...if spelt all lower case this is a virus.
This has been around sometime. You need to get this microsoft update after removing the virus.


But FIRST you need to go to the malware forum and get some help in removing the virus.

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i have lsass.exe in my task manager but it is always acting normal and is spelled with all lowercase. i have scanned my computer regularly and it just might not be a virus but actually a fault in xp or when he has installed xp
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