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kdcom.dll problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by deltasq, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. deltasq

    deltasq Thread Starter

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    Alright, so I had just installed iTunes onto my computer a few hours ago and restarted my computer as I was told to do.

    When I selected Windows 7, a black screen popped up and had said "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause" and then tells me to put in the windows 7 disc which sadly I do not have for I have mis-placed it.

    Then it says

    File: \windows\system32\kdcom.dll

    Status: 0xc0000221

    Info: Windows failed to load because the kernel debugger DLL is missing or corrupt.

    What makes this stranger is that I can easily load up into my xp with no issue whatsoever.

    The Startup repair won't even acknowledge there is a problem but does say there is a corrupt file. Also all of my system restores are gone for some odd reason.

    PLEASE HELP.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Look under the sofa cushions. Even if you don't find it you may gather some coins, a remote, ....

    Seriously, I suggest you undertake a serious search for your installation DVD.
     
  3. deltasq

    deltasq Thread Starter

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    Doesn't help me understand the situation here. :p

    What has happened though? I'm seriously confused here, running in circles and literally nothing is helping.
     
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    You quoted "... A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." My interpretation is that the install of iTunes went seriously bad or there was a coincidental hardware defect--such as a hard drive failure.

    You could run hard drive diagnostics or memory diagnostics, but no matter the outcome of those you are probably going to need the Windows 7 installation DVD to be up and running 7 again. You could start with a disk check using your XP system.

    The forums have been pretty slow today (US time); unless people wander in this evening you may not get much help until tomorrow.
     
  5. kajeki

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    Same exact thing happened to me last night - tried to install itunes 10 on Windows XP - then my kdcom.dll couldn't be loaded. Itunes is apparently messing with that file - gonna run the recovery CD which i'm currently downloading. Will have to using the Repair Console i suppose. Ugh, so time consuming once this kind of thing happens. Definitely lose a few hours of time :/
     
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