Recovery Console

  wobbler 18:35 16 Dec 2004

After a failed install of Nero I now get a message that "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt windows\system32\config\system. HELP!! This happens each time I reboot. XP Pro.

  VoG II 18:37 16 Dec 2004
  wobbler 20:24 16 Dec 2004

done all that and now get to the windows logo screen and get a new error message rekating to isass.exe. A device attached to the system is not functioning. Tried to start in safe mode but get the same error message, When I click OK, the PC restarts and then I get the same error message again.

  VoG II 20:26 16 Dec 2004

Can you post the exact new error message please?

Are you sure it is Isass.exe and not Lsass.exe?

  JIM 20:28 16 Dec 2004

Trojan? Yes ( Remove )

  JIM 20:30 16 Dec 2004

Time warp:)- my end.

  wobbler 20:35 16 Dec 2004

security account manager initialization failed because of the followung error. A device attached to the system isnot functioning. Error Status 0x0000001. Please click OK to shutdown the system and reboot into safe mode, check event log for more detailed information.

I am unsure if it is isass but could be lsass.exe

  VoG II 20:44 16 Dec 2004
  Androcles 21:34 16 Dec 2004

Try this wobbler, installations, and failed installations of Nero can sometimes cause problems:-click here
Nero [Nero 5 Clean Tool] Regards.

  wobbler 22:28 16 Dec 2004

dont know whether its getting worse or better!!! Now I reboot get to the logon screen which says click on account name button but ther eis no button. The only button that is showing is "turn off computer"

  VoG II 22:29 16 Dec 2004

First you need to enter the BIOS. This normally means pressing a key, or combination of keys, immediately after switch-on. A message to this effect usually flashes up on the screen when you switch on, such as "To enter setup press Del". Other common BIOS codes are listed at click here.

When the BIOS screen appears you will see a set of menu options. Look for one labelled Boot or Startup and select the item Boot Order, or First Boot; this will be set to HD0, HD1 or the serial number of your hard disk drive.

Change the setting to read CD, CD-Rom or the serial number of your CD/DVD-Rom drive, Save the Change and Exit the BIOS. Open the CD-Rom drive, insert your XP disk and restart your computer.

You will now see a screen message saying "Press any key to boot from CD", press the spacebar and a message appears informing you that "Set-up is inspecting your hardware configuration". This will be replaced by a blue screen, press Enter and you should see a "Welcome to Setup" menu, press Esc to continue; important, do not press R for Repair as this will start the Recovery Console.

The Windows Licence Agreement will now be displayed. Press F8 to signify acceptance and the next screen will list your operating system (usually just Windows XP). Select it and proceed to the next screen, which will have the option "To Repair the Selected Windows installation press R". Hit the R key and the installation begins.

Windows Set-up will now go through what looks like a normal installation routine so be ready to respond to the prompts. When Set-up has finished, after a couple of restarts you should see your original desktop with all your shortcuts applications and programs.

You will need to go to the Windows Update site to get all of the critical patches.

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