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I am starting to get the flowing [popups that refuse to go away unless i hold the shut down button down for a period and then reboot. Sometimes twice. Can you help me please.

The first message that comes up is :

lsass.exe -system error

An I/O operation initiated by the registry failed unrecoverably. The registry could not read in or out, or flush, one of the files that contain the systems image of the registry,
click OK
then this message comes up

Windows delayed Write Failed

Windows was unable to save all the data for the file C:\windows\ The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.

click OK , then it reboots back to the same messages

This problem has no consistency to it and can go away for a week or two and then come back. It does not matter that we were on line or not during use of the computer. Can you please help me with this problem.
I am running Windows XP SP1 on a dell.

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You have the Sasser worm.

In reply to: error messages

Please proceed to the Security Forum where a nice removal article is posted.

Can you reveal why this machine was not patched?


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Re:You have the Sasser worm.

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This problem has existed before the sasser worm was even discovered. All patches have been installed. However I have the sasser removal download on a floppy and I will try it.

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Re:Re:You have the Sasser worm.

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Did you ever find a solutiuon to this problem? I have had the same problem (also before Sasser worm was discovered), have re-formatted my HD, and re-installed my XP, I've added the Microsoft patch, I even ran the Symantec Sasser Worm Fix which told me that I didn't have the worm on the computer...

If you figured this out, please let me know!


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You may have a failing piece of hardware.

In reply to: Re:Re:You have the Sasser worm.

While the post occured at a peak of worm postings, the messages can also indicate a hardware issue. Since its a Dell, you let them fix it.

The flowing popups is a sign of a parasite or adware. If you allow such on your machine, then you may experience more than the nuisance factor. I'm seeing this software become more virulant. Not viral, but more damaging.


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