Question about Toshiba Satellite P30 P35 Series Notebook
My laptop will not boot up and has this error code-
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
I have the Recovery and Applications/Drivers Media Instructions disk. But I want to know if there is some other way to get this computer rebooted so that I don't loose my files on the harddrive.
My laptop (satellite p30/p35) won't boot up due to an error in the software. the error reads: Load needed DLLS for kernel, contact support person to report this problem. i have the recovery and applications/drivers dvd. help, pls!
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
Dave if you can boot the laptop with the Windows CD you should be able to access your hard drive. If your laptop is not configured to look for the CD before it looks for the hard drive then you will have to enter the Setup of the hardware itself and temporarily change that order so it can look for the CD first. Otherwise it will give you the same error again. .................. by the way even if you reinstalled windows on your laptop, you will not loose your data. It will only install the operating system and rebuild the registry. You might have to install the drivers again. But since you have them that shouldn't be a problem. Good luck. (This is just another suggestion. You might want to save your data and reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows. The problem you are describing is sounds typical of junk buildup in the registry from adware, spyware, mallware, just third party software of poor quality and even one or more viruses. If you machine has become slower then you definitely should do that)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Below is a listing of the full error message that may be related to this error.
Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt:
This issue has also been known to be caused by a short in the ground wire in the keyboard cable. Make sure this is not the cause of your error by replacing the keyboard with a different keyboard or just disconnecting the keyboard from the computer.
Before trying any of the below recommendations it's recommend that you load the last known good configuration.
Corrupt boot.ini file
This issue is often caused when the boot.ini is missing or improperly configured. This issue often arises after a user has recently added or removed an operating system on the computer or added or removed hard disk drives in the computer.
Make sure the line pointing to the operating system and its drive and partition is properly configured in the [boot loader] and [operating systems] section.
Missing boot.ini file
Microsoft Windows XP users:
If the boot.ini is severely corrupted or missing a user running Microsoft Windows XP can rebuild the boot.ini to resolve this issue.
Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 users:
To restore the original boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 you will need an ERD and follow the below steps. If you do not have an ERD you will be unable to follow these steps.
Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file
If the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing this can also generate the error. To restore this file follow the below steps.
Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
If you are running Microsoft windows NT 4.0 on a partition larger than 7.8GB this issue can occur if the boot files are located outside this limitation. When this error occurs your computer will have the error message as shown below.
OS Loader v4.01
Disk I/O error status=00000001
Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt: winnt\system32\Ntoskrnl.exe
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.
If your system partition is larger than 7.8GB you will need to delete the partition and recreate the partition to 7.8GB or less. Additional information about this issue can be found on Microsoft KB Q224526.
Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows
If after trying all of the above steps you are still encountering the same issue it's likely that Windows is severely corrupted and it is recommended you reinstall Windows.
Finally, if during the Windows installation you encounter errors it's likely that your hard disk drive is bad.
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