Bit of a global one this! My mate who is on holiday in Australia has texted me about his laptop -running xp - problem. Keeps getting the message "This application failed to initialise Isass.Exe" He also said that the pc gets past windows xp start up screen then just dies as though switched off. Can't do safe windows & has tried F8 + options.
He also asks if can a xp re-install be done partially, so not to delete files/photos he has on laptop (all Jpegs).