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windows xp wont start up missing dll file


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ME9424

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My windows xp wont start up .. it says its missing a file a dll file and it wont start up without it . can someone help me to solve the problem
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Hello ME9424.... Welcome to GeeksToGo, :) :) :)

I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon as possible.
Please understand we are all volunteers and we are not here all the time. Sometimes it may be a extended amount of time to get back to you. If it has been more then 3 days please shoot me a PM and I will try to get back to you quickly then.

Can you tell me what the missing file is?
What were the symptoms leading up to the missing dll file?
Did you do any recent updates or upgrades to the system?
Any new programs added recently.
Do you have a Genuine Microsoft XP disk?
Is this a name brand system and if so what make and model?
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its a dell computer im not sure which model im not in my house rite now
but its says to install the file so windows xp could start up. and i do not have the genuine microsoft xp disk. before that it said that it was missing the boot ini file so i went online to try and fix it and it got messed up after that

Edited by ME9424, 26 January 2010 - 10:05 PM.

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OK well first issue is you are going to need to borrow a XP original disk from somebody that is the same type as what you have. ( Home, Media Center or Pro). If you can't borrow one then look att he bottom of the below instructions for the way to do these steps using the Recovery console.
Then we need to do some damage repair from there by doing the following.

If you have Windows CD...

1. Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD and assure that your CD-ROM drive is capable of booting the CD.
2. Once you have booted from CD, do NOT select the option that states: Press F2 to initiate the Automated System Recovery (ASR) tool.
You’re going to proceed until you see the following screen, at which point you will press the “R” key to enter the recovery console:

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3. After you have selected the appropriate option from step two, you will be prompted to select a valid Windows installation (typically number “1").
Select the installation number, and hit Enter.
If there is an administrator password for the administrator account, enter it and hit Enter (if asked for the password, and you don't know it, you're out of luck).
You will be greeted with this screen, which indicates a recovery console at the ready:

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4. There are eight commands you must enter in sequence to repair any of the issues I noted in the opening of this guide.
I will introduce them here, and then show the results graphically in the next six steps.
NOTE. Make sure, you press Enter after each command. Make sure, all commands are exact, including "spaces".
These commands are as follows:

CD..
ATTRIB -H C:\boot.ini
ATTRIB -S C:\boot.ini
ATTRIB -R C:\boot.ini
del boot.ini
BOOTCFG /Rebuild


Note about the above command.
BOOTCFG /REBUILD command which searches for pre-existing installations of Windows XP and rebuilds sundry essential components of the Windows operating system, recompiles the BOOT.INI file and corrects a litany of common Windows errors.
It is very important that you do one or both of the following two things:
A.) Every Windows XP owner must use /FASTDETECT as OS Load Option when the rebuild process is finalizing.
B.) If you are the owner of a CPU featuring Intel’s XD or AMD’s NX buffer overflow protection, you must also use /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN as an OS Load Option.
For the Enter Load Identifier portion of this command, you should enter the name of the operating system you have installed.
If, for example, you are using Windows XP Home, you could type Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for the identifier (it's not crucial, however what the name is, as long, as it's meaningful).
Here is your computer screen:

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5. Following command verifies the integrity of the hard drive containing the Windows XP installation. While this step is not an essential function in our process, it’s still good to be sure that the drive is physically capable of running windows, in that it contains no bad sectors or other corruptions that might be the culprit:

CHKDSK /R

6. This last command writes a new boot sector to the hard drive and cleans up all the loose ends we created by rebuilding the BOOT.INI file and the system files. When the Windows Recovery Console asks you if you are Sure you want to write a new bootsector to the partition C: ? just hit “Y”, then Enter to confirm your decision:

FIXBOOT

7. It’s time to reboot your PC by typing
EXIT
and pressing Enter.

With any luck, your PC will boot successfully into Windows XP as if your various DLL, Hive, EXE and NTLDR errors never existed.



2. If you don't have Windows CD...
Download Windows Recovery Console: http://www.thecomput...om/files/rc.iso
Download, and install free Imgburn: http://www.imgburn.c...hp?act=download
Using Imgburn, burn rc.iso to a CD.
Boot to the CD...let it finish loading.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Then, follow instructions from Step #3 above.

Thanks To Broni For The Instructions

Edited by rshaffer61, 27 January 2010 - 08:18 AM.

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I THINK IT COULD BE ANY ONE OF THE BOOT STARTUP DLL LIKE FOR INSANCE HAL.DLL,BOOTVID.DLL OR KDCOM.DLL.BECAUSE THESE ARE THE ONLY DLLS THE USUALLY ARE USED FOR BOOTING UP.
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If you are unable to start windows XP due to dll file missing then it is recommended to scan the system to protect the system from malicious programs and restore the system. Follow the steps to restore the system as-
i) Click on Start and All Programs
ii) Click on Accessories and System Tools
iii) Click on the option System Restore and check on the option restore point
iv) Click on Next and wait for restore.
When it is completed it will be changed in the default setting and if the dll file has moved from the location then it will be st to the correct location as it was before.
You can also replace the dll file which occurs the problem. If you will follow the given steps then you can fix system error.
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