I deleted lsass.exe - now computer won't boot

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Well I did it good this time. During a PC Housecall scan - it came acorss \i386\lsass.exe - and the computer shut down. I renamed it to lsass2.exe, now the computer goes past the XP bootup screen and goes blank, then nothing (mouse pointer works). I need to replace the file (or rename the one I changed) but I cannot access the drive/directory.
When i boot from the XP disk and get to a command prompt, I get ACCESS IS DENIED when I try to write or change to the i386 directory. Since there is sensitive data I am unsure if reinstalling XP will erase whatever data is stored on the machine......

any help or suggestions very mu appreciated...

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You should never delete anything before doing research on it. You should go on Google.com and see if the file is important or not, and what other people have said about it.

http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/proce ... s.exe.html

The following may be helpful:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operati ... 75541.html

http://www.winguides.com/forums/showfla ... sb=5&part=

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operati ... 58211.html
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you said that you just renamed it. did you try to go into safe mode and see if you could rename it back to what it was? :wink:
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lsass is a important system file to able to run windows xp. If I were you I would use my Windows xp cd and use the option repair windows. It will not delete any files on your hard drive. But you may have to update your windows. And also how did you manage to delete ISass file. :?:

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