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windows will not start

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by steve102, Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. steve102

    steve102 Thread Starter

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    i have had my pc for four years now and untill a few months ago it was running fine. Things were not running propally so i decided i would reinstall xp. I did not recive an xp disc when i bought the computer brand new. This was a hp computer and they used hp recovery instead. So i ran this recovery and ran a full recovery (wipes hard drive completly and reinstalls xp). I got to about 80% complete and it started poping up saying that so and so file could not be recovered. About 100 diffrent files could not be recovered and i noticed most of them were system 32 files. I know that system 32 is the vital part of windows so i knew somthing was going wrong. The recovery finished and restarted the pc, but i got this error message "windows could not be started because load file needed DLLS for kernal" What do i do?

    By the way this is a hp pavilon computer with windows xp home edition installed (well used to be installed anyway ;D)

    i did the recovery from recovery cd's which the computer told me to make when i first got the computer

    hope you can help, thanks guys
     
  2. steve102

    steve102 Thread Starter

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    by the way im doing this from another computer before you ask ;D
     
  3. Rich-M

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    I would bet the hard drive is toast and that is the issue. You thought it finished and it really didn't and I have been here before with HP pc's.
     
  4. chilkotardis

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    Did you, by the way, back up your drive beforehand?
     
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