I need immediate help, please. I have a "Bad Image" error message

By Dingo6186 ยท 6 replies
Dec 16, 2004
  1. Hey, my first post here and immediate help is needed please. I woke up this morning and my system has an error message that says :

    lsass.exe - Bad Image

    The application or Dll C:\Windows\system32\lsasrv.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

    I get this when trying to boot windows in any form. I can't get into safe mode or any other mode. I know of the sasser virus, but I thought it was Isass... not lsass...and I've already downloaded the patch for that. Either way should I just follow the methods in the top of this forum that tells how to fix windows when windows doesn't boot, or do you guys have other suggestions? I am on a school computer now and will not be here for long. so immediate help is needed (not to mention its finals week and I desperately need my computer). Thanks in advance to anyone who helps
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I would reccomend you to follow the instructions in the thread you mentioned and hopefully this will solve your problem.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Dingo6186

    Dingo6186 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thank you for replying. When I get home tonight, I will try the soultion given in the previous thread. Hopefully I'll be posting from my own computer tonight thanking that guy for his help.
  4. ynoguchi

    ynoguchi TS Rookie

    What happened to your problem afterwards? I updated my PC to XP Service Pack 2, and I got exactly the same message as you after SP2 was installed. I am curious to see how you fixed your problem. Thanks.
  5. justamailman

    justamailman TS Rookie

    after xp2 too

    did you get it fixed, i have the same problem just after installing xp2 but the lady was able to open normally once, please let me know?
  6. justamailman

    justamailman TS Rookie

  7. DCrowson

    DCrowson TS Rookie

    i have the same problem, need to know how its fixed. please help
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