> Reinstalled COD4 after a dodgy uninstall (used program manager to remove, but still ran all features until game play :S) Hard deleted any files remaining, then reinstalled.
> upon install completion, an error reading something along the lines of 'some windows files have been altered or replaced with unauthorised versions, please insert Windows XP SP3 disk' - it wouldn't accept my SP2 disk, and seeing that i had 10 updates decided to shut down the PC, let them install and call it a night.
> unfortunately the following morning i awoke to find the PC wouldnt boot at all, instead an error message appeared on a blank screen reading "lsass.exe unable to locate component.......failed to start because LSASRV.dll not found...."
> There was no following message box, only a blank screen.
> Rebooting to safe mode, same error box, same following blank screen.
> Have tried booting from XP disk, same error message, same blank screen.
Is there any way i can avoid a reformat here? i could probably find a spare pc to plug this HDD into if it helps.
(additional info: Running XP home SP3, on a home build desktop. No recovery Partition.)
Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light