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lsass.exe issue in Server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fospherous, Aug 31, 2005.

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  1. fospherous

    fospherous Thread Starter

    Aug 31, 2005
    Hi all,

    not sure if this is the right place for this threadf, but I couldnt find a server 2003 area anywhere.

    I have a server 2003 system displaying the following error:-

    "lsass.exe-System Error: Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start. Error Status: 0xc00002e1. Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detailed information."

    Microsofts answer is :- (ie: call and well charge you)
    To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    I can log in under Directory Services Restore Mode (like safe mode) and run sasser checks etc, but no virus indicated.

    I can format if need be, but as this is configured with Active Dircetory and a stack of roaming profiles, I'd rather not.

    Hope someone can suggest further things for me to try,



    *edited typos
  2. mickymucker


    Sep 15, 2005
    Hi there.
    I have the same problem but mine is on a server 2003. No Domain installed and when I unplug from the internet or network, it stops restarting and all is fine.
    I have checked all with trend and norton,anti virus and I have searched for all known infections, and nothing.
    I have taken all items out of the computer and changed NIC and memory.

    This has occurred even when I re-installed

    Please help. Its driving me nuts.
    Rgds Mike
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