On power on the machine runs through bios then stops on winXP splash screen...cannot get task manager...nothing.
So, I restarted...f8...tried safe mode and get - lsass.exe system error cannot find object name. The machine then reboots and back to the lsass error.
I get this message for everything now. Cannot get log on...command prompt...any thing.
I saw some messages here that seemed to be about the same topic...
I have WINXP install cd. Have been told to pull hard drive, slave it to another computer, pull data off, then reformat...re-install winXP. I really do not have access to another pc to do that; and then there is the issue of re-installing all apps. again. In the past after startup and log-on I have gotten the message that system had to start up from copy of earlier registry.
Any ideas for a fast fix?