lsass.exe startup problem

  Pumas 23:21 04 Mar 2004

When I start up Windows XP Professional, just before the login screen would appear I get the error:

lsass.exe-unable to locate component; This application has failed to start because SAMSRV.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

I cannot start up in safe mode (same problem) or any other options when pressing F8.

How can I fix this?


  curlylad 23:48 04 Mar 2004

Firstly I would download the missing dll file.You can get this from here click here .When you have done that see if it has repaired your problem , if not post back .
PS The file you are looking for should be in the middle of the screen from my link.

  Pumas 00:01 05 Mar 2004

Thanks curlylad but ...

How do I get the dll onto the computer as I can load windows?

There are two versions on the site you gave, which one do I use?


  hugh-265156 00:23 05 Mar 2004

if you cannot even start in safe mode then try a repair install click here


  curlylad 00:24 05 Mar 2004

Use the 366352 bytes version download and open file .

  Pumas 23:52 05 Mar 2004

I've managed to replace the files and have come down to the real problem. My hard disk is failing.

Thanks for the help


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