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Windows restarts after logo screen

I used the windows repair option and when it restarted, the black logo screen came up, loading bar and all.. and then goes black, mouse arrow appears in the middle of the screen, and then the top 1/6 of the screen flashes an error message too fast for me to read. all i have been able to read is STOP blah blah blah system error and there is a second line below it as well. then it reboots and repeats over and over until i get sick of it. i have tried some things off of and havent had much luck.

one thing i tried was suggesting that the kernel32.dll might have been bad... so i did :

cd system32
ren kernel32.dll kernel32.old
expand d:\i386\kernel32.dl_

then exit and it rebooted.. but nothing was fixed.

my source for these help ideas is

i have tried the above fix and the first on the list and am going back home to try the 2nd, which deals with editing the registry from the recovery console.

if anyone has any other ideas aside from reformat and clean install, please let me know.

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  • Chris  Morse
    Chris Morse Mar 14, 2009

    yea i have done that to death, the method i showed you before kinda worked but was not complete and i got messages saying that some windows system files were not right and i should use he windows disk to fix them... i did as it asked and nothing came of it, i once again tried to run the repair from my xp disk but only to have a new additional problem.. now not only does the repair not finish, but it goes into the install mode where it tells you all the great things about windows (rolling eyes) 39 minutes remain blah blah blah.. then a warnin window pops up saying lsass.exe error - and still doesn't complete.. i know there has to be an alternative to reformatting, but im runnin thin on patience with this ****.


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I have tried the above before, and have only witnessed it work once. I have since never had that work.

Here's your best bet:

Find your OEM (I think even upgrade disks will work too) XP CD and boot your computer with it. You will not be reloading windows or formatting any of the HD's.

Here's a how to for you to read before starting:

It's pretty easy and usually does the trick. You will not loose any data since this is really only replacing the Windows directory. Just remember, SKIP THE FIRST REPAIR OPTION AND DO THE SECOND REPAIR OPTION.

Let me know if that helps.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • Bill Kindle Mar 14, 2009

    Here's my other thought on that, it could be that the Sasser worm worked it's way onto your computer. I haven't seen it in a while but I do know that when you start to see that Lsass error you want to do a virus scan.

    If you don't have anything you really need to backup, then doing a reinstall would be the best option.


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