Alright, I installed Microsoft Service Pack 4 about 3-4 days ago (was told to by some friends, because of that worm thats out). I was having trouble with a few of my games (locking up, closing for no reason, etc.). I tried re-installing the service pack but had no luck. So I tried to unistall the service pack and a couple of the hotfixes that I no longer needed. On one of them I was forced to restart and a message came up during booting.
"The procedure entry point LsaOpenPolicySce could not be found in dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll"
"The procedure entry point EqualDomainSid could not be found in dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll"
I did some research and was told its something trying to access the dll being a different version than the first one (just read the first 6 or so links when I google'd the error message). Although I know whats wrong sorta, I have no idea onhow to fix it, nor will anyone I know who can fix it will be around for a few days, and I cant get on any other comp(for more than maybe five minutes) for awhile...so any help on fixing this ASAP would be MUCH
edit: I guess I should of clarified that I cannot log onto my computer, it shuts down without that file, apparently. I would also like to save reformatting my HD for the last resort. Is there anyway I could possibly fix this error by copying the file from a disk in dos, and if so, how (Im not that computer smart). Or will I have to uninstal windows and re-install it, and if I do that will all my data be saved and uncorrupted (the reason I dont want to reformat, some stuff that would be hard to replace). So any avenue of fixxing it short of reformatting would be appreciated...