Can’t enable LSA


fizzel08

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My Laptop is completely up to date but LSA is showing as off. I have tried to put it on in the system when I clicked on the settings but there is no toggle button for it.

I read through some posts and tried to do it that way through the run and what not but can’t because it is in Windows S Mode and won’t allow me unless I turn it off.

Ideally I don’t want to as it’s for security and says I can’t turn it back on if i do?

I read this was a bug and it is on but because it’s showing as an alert I’m worried my device is at risk.

I have Norton security as an added protection so would this help regardless?

I don’t know what to do and don’t really understand a lot of it.

Please help in simple terms if possible!!
 
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Windows 11

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
In this tutorial Option 5 step 4. Download the registry file to enable LSA
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
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    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
I can't even see LSA on my Win 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.1992 machine. See photo.

There are no warnings about LSA not being turned on so do I need to be concerned about not seeing LSA?

Core Isolation1.jpg
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP EliteDesk 705 G5
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3400GE
    Memory
    8GB DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 11
    Hard Drives
    256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron 15-3576
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8250U
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4 - 2400 SODIMM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK Hynix SC311 SATA SSD
@fizzel08 - I think it is a bug in Windows 11 because I can see "LSASS.exe was started as a protected process with level: 4" in the Event Viewer. Phew!
To put your mind at rest you can check your 'Event Viewer' and search for "LSASS.exe". If it shows as 'Started' then you are okay. See photo: -

Event 12 Wininit.png
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP EliteDesk 705 G5
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3400GE
    Memory
    8GB DDR4 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 11
    Hard Drives
    256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron 15-3576
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8250U
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4 - 2400 SODIMM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK Hynix SC311 SATA SSD
I have the same problem. In event viewer it says LSA is not properly signed and will not be started.

I googled this error and found that MS turned off LSA until they can find a fix for the bug:

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DaveM121

DaveM121
Replied on May 17, 2023Report abuse
Hi MSteele101,

I am Dave, I will help you with this.

Last month Microsoft released an Update that caused an LSA error to appear in Windows Security, then they released an update to patch that LSA bug and that has introduced a new bug, that you are now seeing in a recent update, those Registry Edits just hide the bug, Microsoft actually removed LSA from Windows Security until they have provided a fix for this bug, so we still need to wait for them to release a working patch.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop 5
    CPU
    1255U 12th Gen i7
    Memory
    16GB Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel XE
    Hard Drives
    512 SSD

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