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''Can't load kernel file'' error message on boot up

Dell Dimension 9100
Windows XP Media edition
I have the six Windows XP Pro Setup boot floppy disks.
I have the Dell Operating System reinstallation DVD
My Computer came from Dell with XP Media installed.

Computer was working fine until this problem showed up. How can I get the machine to boot?

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Try to boot in the safe mode and tell me what happens

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