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pizzmoe

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Hello-I have a Dell Inspiron Mini (no optical drive) running Windows XP. I went to boot it up recently, and after the Windows logo appears, the screen goes dark followed by an error message "lsass.exe-Application error" Once I click Ok, the screen is dark and there is nothing else I can do. I've rebooted, selected F12 and run every test offered but there are no errors. Any thoughts on this problem? Thank you in advance.
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Two possible causes I know of. One is malware, the other is a corrupted registry.

You could give the Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper a try, see if it finds and fixes anything.

To get started, please make sure that you have a blank CD, DVD, or USB drive with at least 250 MB of space. Next, download and run the tool – the tool will help you to create the bootable media required to run the software on your PC.


If it's a registry problem, see here: How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting. I've done this several times and it's worked well. Just be patient and follow directions exactly, step by step. Looks daunting when you first read it but it's really not.
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I'll give it a try. Thanks!!
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The Standalone sweeper did the trick. Awesome. I really appreciate the help. I was 2 seconds away from tossing it out the window!
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Great! You're the first person I've recommended it to. Glad it worked.
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