lsass.exe services.exe app error on boot up

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
June 9, 2010 at 19:30:34
Specs: Windows XP
So my computer has been in bad shape for a long time, internet explorer doesnt work, explorer hardly works, paint is missing, system restore wont start, system information wont start. I'd been trying many solutions for a while, then I though maybe uninstalling and reinstalling service pack 3 would be a good idea... bad idea. I get stuck with sp2 and all the drivers are messed up. I cant get on the update website because internet explorer wont work and auto updates wouldnt install the right updates. So i try repair installing. Now I get the application error message for those 2 exe's every time i start up in safe mode and regular...

BTW I think i got the product wrong up there. I have XP home edition, and it was service pack 3, but I uninstalled it

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June 9, 2010 at 23:48:29
"lsass.exe: System error" every time I boot Windows?

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June 11, 2010 at 10:45:03
So here's an update, after failed to repair with the instalation disk, I found an instalation disk to a windows xp profesional that no one was using, so I loaded it, and I found that I had 250 GB of unpartioned space, so I partioned it and installed xp profesional. After instalation, I was able to access all the files from the other instalation. So first thing I did was get internet, install McAfee and run the Malicious Software Removal Tool (thanks johnw). then i did a search for services.exe and lsass.exe and I found that in addition to their normal location, there was a new folder on my old desktop called xxxxxx. Access was denied when I tried to follow the regular filepath to the desktop, but I could get to it by opening a folder from the desktop then going up one level. In this xxxxxx folder I found the following:
addins, AppPatch, Config, Connection Wizard, Cursors, Debug, Driver Cache, Fonts, Help, ime, inf, java, Media, msagent, msapps, mui, repair, Resources, Security, system, system32, Temp, twain_32, web, WinSxS, a shortcut to MS-DOS program, clock.avi, explorer (an explorer command), explorer.exe, hh.exe, msdfmap.ini, regedit.exe, system.ini, twain.dll, twain_32.dll, twunk_16.exe, twunk_32.exe, vmmreg32.dll, win.ini, winhelp.exe, winhlp.exe.
Inside the system32 folder is all the same stuff thats in the correct system32 folder, but I can double check if it'll help identify the problem.

I'll respond again with the results from the 2 scans.

Also, all the stuff that used to be on the desktop isnt in the desktop folder anymore

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June 11, 2010 at 15:36:56
To give yourself a better chance of being clean, run these 3 programs.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Error codes
Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, Frequently Asked Questions.
Try it in Safe mode.
If it won't run, rename the downloaded mbam-setup.exe file to mb.exe to help work around certain malware that will block it from being run.
If it still will not run.
1: Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Malwarebytes.
Next redownload Malwarebytes but rename it before you download it to your desktop. As you are in the process of downloading when you get to the point that the "enter name of file to save to" box appears, in the "filename" slot, rename mbam-setup.exe to something.exe, then click Save.
If it installed but will not run, navigate to this folder:
2: C:\Programs Files\Malwarebytes' AntiMalware
At the top of the page, Tools > Folder Options > View, click > Show hidden files and folders and untick > Hide extensions for known file types.
How to see hidden files in Windows
Rename all the .exe files in the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and try to run it again.
When it opens, update 1st.
If it won't update after installing, update manually.
Download & install.


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