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Nt Authority/system Shutdown

By stephen777
May 15, 2007
  1. ok so i had a computer before and i was doing some upgrades and i fried the motherboard sent it back and got a new one same model and now someone told me i need to reinstall xp and whatnot because before it wouldent let me in so how do i go about reinstalling it?

    ok so i was doing some upgrades to my motherboard and i fried it sent it to manufacturer and got a new one and yesterday i put it all togther and it started up fine and then a popup came up at the login screen saying NT\AUTHORITY SYSTEM blah blah then it says C://windows/system32/lsass.exe terminated unexpectedly and has to shut down and then it gives me 50 seconds and it restarts and does the same thing over and over.

    should i use a kill disk and just start over? cause i have nothing important on my drive.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes, reformat and reinstall from scratch. Hopefully, that`ll solve your problem.

    Regards Howard :)

    You need to do the following.

    Diconnect from the net and don`t reconnect, until you have your firewall software installed.

    1 Restart your computer and go to setup usually by pressing the F2 or delete key.

    2 Once you get into setup look for the boot menu and make sure you set it to boot from cd first followed by your hard drive.

    3 Put the Windows xp disk into your cd drive.

    4 Now save your settings and exit setup.

    5 While your computer is booting you will see a message that says "press any key to boot from cd" press any key.

    6 When the welcome to setup screen appears press enter and then press F8 to accept the Microsoft licence agreement.

    7 You will be prompted to repair an installation press the escape key.

    8 Now select the partition that you want to reformat and press the D key to delete it you will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the partition.

    9 Now press C to create a brand new partition you will be asked what size you want the partition to be in mega bytes. If you just press enter then the partition will be the maximum size that you can have. This is perfectly ok if you don`t want to create multiple partitions.

    10 You will now be asked to format the partition select the ntfs file sytem and do a full format.

    11 Once the format is complete setup will continue.

    Your computer will restart during the remaining setup again you will be asked to press any key to boot from cd DO NOT PRESS ANYTHING and setup will continue. Once the setup is complete and you are back in Windows remove the Windows cd from your cd drive.

    Install your firewall software and reconnect to the net. Install whatever drivers you need, then run Windows updates.

    Finally, install whatever programmes/software you want.

    Regards Howard :)

    Edit: Threads and posts merged.
  3. stephen777

    stephen777 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    okay, thanks alot.
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