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error in software/need dlls for kernel

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pauline Mari, Feb 8, 2003.

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  1. Pauline Mari

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    Downloaded Windows latest media player to 13 mo old HP with Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1.26000. (Have no XP cd). Player worked well. Reboot error message: Windows could not start because of an error in the software. Load needed DLLs for kernel. Safe mode - same results. Boot results in grey screen with white blocks across bottom. Boot disk lets me use floppy drive and CD. Nothing I've tried gets me to a C prompt or into windows. I have (had?) 29 gigabytes of data to back up on the hard drive if I ever get in to it again. The 5 downloaded boot disks resulted in a wrong image error. Old dos games work in floppy. Have video & sound. Tried to set Bios to default; didn't help. Any ideas?
     
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