Windows XP refuses to start

By kenskaii
Jan 15, 2012
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  1. I'm using a Dell Dimension E310. I recently upgraded to SP3 on my windows xp. Now It can't start up, and gives me this message:

    Windows could not start because of an error in the system. Please report this problem as:
    Load needed DLLs for kernel"

    I've looked up a few sites on how to fix this error. Everyone keeps suggessting reinstalling windows. I don't have a windows installation CD. I got this computer 7 years ago.

    Now the difference with my situation is that I have both vista and XP on my computer. So I'm still able to access the files of my XP through vista. Now I hate vista, and I would like to get my XP working again because Most of my work and programs I use are on that side.

    My question is this: Is it possible for me to fix this problem without reinstalling if I am still able to access the files ? If so, Please let me know.

    Hopefully I just need to download a certain file and insert it in the right folder

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "I got this computer 7 years ago"... 7 years is very old for a Dell, the motherboard, hard drive and/or power supply can be toast. There is no way to replace just one file, that's not your problem anyway. You can use this computer as a centerpiece or paperweight

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