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Trouble upgrading from Win 98-2 to Win XP home

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#1 boxter1


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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:52 PM

Windows XP home program seems to load fine but as windows XP boots up, a message appears:

The Login User Interface DLL GT Gina.dll failed to load.

Contact your system administrator to replace the DLL or restore the original DLL.


If I restart, this same message appears.

I have reloaded XP three times with the same result.

My XP home disk is a store bought copy not one that came with a computer.

Any suggestions are welcome.


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:33 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

The following is a decent link on what to do before...attempting an upgrade install of XP.


I think that you'll find the general feeling is that it's safer/better to just do a clean install. Upgrading from one to the other does nothing to negate any system problems which previously existed...and these may carry over to the new operating system.

Ditto for hardware problems.

Ditto for malware problems, IMO.

This seems to be your situation, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/164486

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ginadll.htm I think I'd download the file, double-click on it, and hope that it solves the situation. I suggest trying that first :flowers:.


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