This is amazing group of folks helping each other.
I have encountered similar problem after autoupdate from Microsoft(found out from the firewall logs). I have changed most of the bios settings to see if it would work without much success (dismantling/removing the battery, etc too!) . I am running Windows 2003 Enterprise edition on Dell 4100, 800 Mhz, 256 MB.
Error during the loop is same, however, if I halt the machine, then the code is 0x00000080 (00000000, 00000000) Window logon service process service encounters a fatal error same as LesB.
I have 3 disks Filesystems NTFS
Disk 0 : 20 GB OS Partition C:
Disk 2 : 20 GB Partition F & G (10 GB each)
Disk 3 : 60 GB Partitions D & E (30 GB each)
I have tried to repair v/s reinstall via Microsoft installation CD. Performed ChkDsk on all partition.
Can see all partitions and directories, but cannot access within directories. Any thoughts
As per your earlier suggestions, two choices,
1. See if I can get a fix for the security problem you mentioned earlier. (Hopefully no loss of information)
2. Re-install it on another Disk/partition. (Probably may loose information)
My concern is that I can re-install Win 2003 on another disk or partition, however, do not want to loose any files. I had some files that are encrypted.
I will re-read the thread and then would like to find the best course to fix this nuisance.
Do you think it was due to update or potentially virus from your expert vantage point? I believe the update could have done this. Unfortunately, I can't verify if this was due to virus or malware. Do you know the name of the Worm or virus that resulted in this error. I remembered reading about it.