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lsass.exe unable to locate component

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  • My windows 2003 server is not booting to windows.

    Is shows lsass.exe unable to locate component.

    DNSAPI.dll not found

    Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:43 PM

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  • What did you before this phenomenon appeared? Any change of configuration, installation, etc

    Have tried to get into Last Known Good (after F8)?

    Have you tried log into Safe Mode?

    If you have fresh backup, you have a return way.

    Regards

    Milos

    Thursday, March 8, 2012 1:13 PM
  • Hello,


    It could happen if that DNSAPI.dll is corrupt or missing.


    As you cannot login Windows, try boot from the Server 2003 CD and replace the missing file in Recovery Console. DNSAPI.DLL can be found under C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\dnsapi.dll or on the Windows Server 2003 CD.


    For your reference:

    How to replace a driver by using Recovery Console in Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816104


    Thanks
    ZHANG

    Friday, March 9, 2012 7:27 AM
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