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XP Problem

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by AJE, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. AJE

    AJE Grumpy Old Man

    Apr 5, 2004
    SW Ohio
    When I start up my computer, it gives me a black screen with this:

    Windows could not start because of an error in the software
    Please report this problem as:
    load needed DLLs for kernel.
    Please contact your support person to report this problem.

    I put the Windows disc in, set it to boot from CD, and it did the same thing.

    The computer has never had a problem, I regularly scan it for viruses, spyware, etc. What happened, why, and how can I fix it??

    Thanks for your help.

  2. SamBuca


    Aug 9, 2002
    Carlisle, PA
    At this point your system is hosed. You have to do an in-place install (reinstall XP overtop of your current installation). Your documents and such will still be there, but you may lose your Windows settings.

  3. AJE

    AJE Grumpy Old Man

    Apr 5, 2004
    SW Ohio
    I have a guy thats going to help me do that. I'm not sure how to do it without wiping everything off the hard drive, and I don't want to do that.

    Do you have any idea what caused this?