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#1 whywhywhy

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:48 AM

Hi all,

My Dell Inspiron 6400 Windows Xp laptop won't boot. Initially when I tried to start my laptop I got a blue screen message which stated that kernel32.dll was missing. I found instructions online using another PC to reinstall this using the windows operating system cd. This seemed to work and I can now log on to my laptop. I get as far as seeing my background wallpaper when an error message appears saying:

"Explorer.EXE - Unable to locate component

This application failed to start because WININET.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."

Followed by:

"dwwin.exe - Unable to locate component

This application failed to start because WININET.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."

I have tried to reinstall WININET.DLL like I did for Kernel32.dll but I keep getting a message saying that this component cannot be found.

At the moment I only have access to task manager. I also have all of my photo's on this laptop so I really really don't want to lose them.

Please help.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 01:30 PM

Run the sfc /scannow command...or repair install XP, that's what I would do.

I don't have a Dell and don't know if this is one of your options.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

FWIW: dwwin.exe is Dr. Watson, a reporting tool built into XP that is activated by some problems.

You can try running chkdsk /r command from Task Manager and see if that helps. File/New Task(Run)...type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in onscreen box, hit Enter. Reboot the system.

Louis




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