After you upgrade a Windows 2000 domain controller to Windows Server 2003, and restart your server, you receive:

The system process LSASS.EXE terminated unexpectedly with status code -1073741571. The system will now shut down and restart.

This problem will occur if the SearchList Value Name at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters is a REG_DWORD data type, instead of a String (REG_SZ) data type.

To fix this problem:

1. Restart you computer.

2. Press and hold down the F8 key and select Safe Mode on the Windows Server 2003 Startup Menu.

3. Open a CMD.EXE window.

4. Type the following command and press Enter:

reg ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters /v SearchList /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
5. Shutdown and restart your domain controller.