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Computer won't boot up

This computer comes on and says it can't boot because of driver missing....I have tried reformatting with disc that came with computer this don't help......can't you solve my problem please?

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  • Andy Br00t4l Feb 01, 2009

    Hello everyone, and thank you for taking time out of your day to help diagnose my problem! Onto the problem...

    Yesterday (January 31, 2009), I took my computer to my house, started it up, ran it all just fine while hanging out with my girlfriend, listened to music, the usual Saturday afternoon thing. Every time I take my computer over, I pack it up in a suitcase with all the wires and carry my speakers, M-Audio Studiopro 3 monitors, seperately. I usually carry the suitcase down my basement stairs, making sure the comp doesn't bump up too much. After we had to leave, I did the usual packing and put my computer in the back of the truck with my monitors on top of the suitcase (I say this because they have magnets in them and was wondering if that could be the cause of the error). I brought it back home, started her up, and it booted up to the Windows XP loading screen, then before it could show up my mouse, or my desktop, it resets. I tried multiple diagnostic solutions. It appears that the kernel32.dll file is "missing" from my hard drive. I tried a few things, such as running CHKDSK /r on the Windows XP CD recovery console (DOS mode diagnostics), and I've tried renaming the .dll to a .old then expanding d:\i386\kernel32.dll (that's when I get the file is missing error.) I have one more thing yet to try whiwh is copying the .dll to my system32 folder. Is there any other possible solution to this problem?

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    Mine started doing that because of one of the new malware **** thing that says your pc may be infected...ran adaware,(slowly).it deleted all but one,it needed to restart,then it was toast,only reboots,reboots.......

  • Nathan B
    Nathan B May 11, 2010

    Are you sure its asking for a driver or does it say

    "System Failure, Insert Boot Disk"


    "Kernel32.dll Missing"

  • Leslie May 11, 2010

    will it boot in safe mode?

  • SALMAN NASEER May 11, 2010

    kindly explain about driver plz

  • jarreau2001
    jarreau2001 May 11, 2010

    what driver is it asking for?


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Sometimes you need to do a low level format, rather than the Quick one.

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