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XP Problem

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


  1. AJE

    AJE
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    *goes to 11*

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    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.

    :soap:
     

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  2. SamBuca

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    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

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    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?