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My sony has systm error 32

Hi, In the middle of booting up my Sony said system32=error in the left hand corner. I tried reloading Xp from a disk but got no results. I also checked if the capacitors had bulged or were leaking a residue or liquid and they weren't. I despartly need this computer but I just don't know what to do! Can anyone please help me?

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Hi, Can you pls give some more info: System 32 error after POST before Windows or System 32 error, after windows partially booted? Offhand, if the error is after POST before Windows boot, it is a hardware problem based on motherboard built-in diagnostic program: you may have to check/repalce reseat/connect memory, video card, hard drive; If it is after Windows partially boots, then chances are it is a driver problem; try running in safe mode and check at which points it stops or hangs. Hope this give you some idea. Pls post/comment back if you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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