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Since it doesn't tell you much, the first question is: does the system then work? If so, I'd ignore it until it fails.....or take it in and have a tech fix it. The problem with the first solution...ignore it....is that ignoring it s0ometomes makes it worse. The problem with the second is that, until it fails completely (i.e. gets worse) it may be difficult to track down from where it's coming.
On the other hand, if it doesn't work and stops at the error mentioned, then take it to a tech.
The failed install has messed Windows itself its integrated installer has been corrupted.
The easiest way to fix that is to reinstall, otherwise you will gonna have to manually delete all partially installed drivers, clean the registry and perform a Repair install.
The error message you are getting is a result of a trojan virus that embedds itself in WININET.DLL.
Two simplest solutions:
1. If there is nothing important on the laptop that isn't already backed up, use your Dell install disks to re-install the computer.
2. If you have important files on the drive which are NOT backed up. Take it to a pro, or buy a 2.5" Hard drive enclosure, put your drive in the caddy and connect it to another computer that has an up to date virus scanner. Scan the drive for viruses and allow the virus scanner to clean all virus' it finds.
When that's done copy the files you need to the other computer and then Restore the laptop as per step 1. When it's up and running again, install a good virus scanner, then copy the files back to it from the other PC.
You can reinstall the entire operative system with the CD that comes with your laptop, or with the restoration partition. See user's manual. This is the best way to fix error in a PC. Before restore the OS, backup your personal data.
If you are getting "Failed to read from dependent file" during installation, this is because Registry Booster is already running in the background.
If this is the case, then you should be able to see an icon in the
system tray next to the system clock. Double clicking on this icon should
restore the program window.
If you do not find it here, please right click on the taskbar and choose task
manager. In the processes tab you should find a registrybooster.exe entry. Select
it and click End Process.