- Sep 21, 2006
If this is not the appropriate forum, please let me know. I have a dell computer using XP that I have set up for my son. When new, it came with XP. Whenever the computer starts, the results vary. Sometimes the error message refers to <Windowsroot>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe or various system32 drivers are missing. We continue to reboot until it finally loads without errors. Here's the problem. I can fix it with the Dell, XP Reinstallation CD. Then I have to visit Windows Updates and download SP2, then all of the updates, then IE 7.0... once this is done, the error messges return again. This complete process can take 4+ hours and the end result is that I end up with corrupted files. Perhaps it is time to dispose of this computer. Any thoughts?