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Windows XP login/logoff loop and lsass.exe problems


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dvil

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My machine goes into a login/logoff loop as experienced by several users in this thread http://www.geekstogo...Off-t15771.html.

My problem started about a week ago when my machine wouldnt boot. I then used a xp boot disc and went into the recovery console to run chkdsk. chkdsk found and fixed one error. But as soon as I click on the user account (I have only the Administrator account) I run into the login/logoff problem. I read lot of posts that suggested the fix as in here http://nordicgroup.u.../recoveryxp.pdf. But as soon as I type exit and reboot my machine I run into the lsass.exe error (http://www.askdaveta...ot_windows.html). I removed that hard disk and ran a scan on it after connecting it to another machine as a secondary disk. But virus scan found nothing (not sure if I trust the results). Now I am completely stuck I cannot even log into the machine using safe mode or any other options.

Does anyone know if how to resolve this? I dont want to reinstall the OS as I have a bunch of programs installed. I can retrieve the data but was wondering if I can fix this without having to install the OS.

Thanks!
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You can do a repair install. You will need to download the updates again.

http://www.michaelst...pairinstall.htm
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Whiskeyman,

You, sure, are my hero today :whistling:

It also makes me think, how dumb was I!? :blink:

Thanks for the suggestion. You saved me a lot of time. Now I am able to boot and have all my programs. I will run the win updates to make sure I have everything from M$.

Edited by dvil, 21 March 2007 - 10:06 PM.

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I had the same problem and booted from UBCD4Win and restored the registry to a previous date, rebooted and the system was good-to-go.
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