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Start-up Error - "load Needed Dlls For Kernel".


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#1 beaverbottoms

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:55 AM

It gets to a certain point in the start-up, then displays the error "load needed DLLs for kernel", and doesn't progress any further. I have tried starting up with both the XP SP2 (my OS) disc, and the Product Recovery CD-ROM, but no luck. Says it can't recognise my hard drives.

Any idea? Help?

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 11:00 AM

When you're try the CD's, you do have the CD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS, correct?
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Posted 08 September 2007 - 05:19 PM

A promt comes up saying press a key to boot from CD, so I guess that means it using that as the drive, because it's recognised the CD? I don't know, sorry.

A friend of mine had a peek at it today (he's quite a computer buff), but was also puzzled by the problem. He did say, however, that by drives are configured as (can't remember the word - sorry) but they are not configured in the standard way, and suggested that the problem may be related to the start up from for this configuration. I didn't quite understand this.

Any ideas about what I might mean? Or any other theories?

I'd really appreciate the help.

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:46 PM

A friend of mine had a peek at it today (he's quite a computer buff), but was also puzzled by the problem. He did say, however, that by drives are configured as (can't remember the word - sorry) but they are not configured in the standard way, and suggested that the problem may be related to the start up from for this configuration. I didn't quite understand this

I can only guess he's referring to cable select and master/slave. What is the make and model of your computer?
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 03:14 PM

Sorry about the previous message. What i was refering to was RAID configuration. That's probably not all that unusual actually. A chap I was talking to today was saying it may be a mechanical failiure in the hard drive, which is causing the problems. He said if this is the problem, the PC might be done in. He said I might be able to to boot it from a Lenux OS disc, or something.

The computer is a custom-build. The OS is XP sp2, it is has a Fujitsu Siemens motherboard.

Sorry for the vague-ness, but I'm not very knowledgable able such things. Any input would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 07:06 PM

I don't know about RAID arrays at all, but yes you should be able to access the drives with a live Linux CD such as Knoppix which will also have a burning program to copy the files to CD's
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