When you start your computer, the Microsoft Windows XP start up screen appears, and then the computer restarts. The Windows XP logon screen does not appear.

The CAUSE: This error can occur if the Kernel32.dll file is missing or damaged.

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Install Recovery Console!

Install Recovery Console!

To resolve this issue, use the Windows Recovery Console to extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll file from the original Windows XP compact disc (The CD). To do this, and follow these steps:

Follow these steps to install Recovery Console:
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1. Start the Recovery Console. If you do not have the Recovery Console installed, start it from the Windows XP compact disc (The CD). Follow the a. b. c. d. steps to install Recovery Console:

a. Insert the Windows XP CD in your CD drive and restart your computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.

b. When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; you need to choose the repair or recover option by pressing R .

c. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the recovery console.

d. When your prompted, type the Administrator password.

2. At the command prompt, type cd system32 , and then press ENTER.

3. Type ren kernel32.dll kernel32.old , and then press ENTER.

4. Type map , and then press ENTER.

5. Note the drive letter assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD. It is displayed in a format similar to the following:

D: \Device\CdRom0

6. Type expand drive \i386\kernel32.dl_ (where drive is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD), and then press ENTER. For example:

Expand d:\i386\kernel32.dl_
Note the underscore character after the "L" in Kernel32.dl_

The following message appears:

1 file(s) expanded.

7. Type in exit, after the computer restarts remove the Windows XP CD and start the computer normally.

Additional information Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

Additional information Microsoft Windows Recovery Console

Additional information:
How to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console to your hard disk. If you install this tool to your local hard disk, Windows Recovery Console is added as a choice on the Windows Startup menu.

The Steps:
If you want to install the Windows Recovery Console after Windows is already installed on your computer:

Go to Start and click on it, now click Run, and then type CD-ROM drive letter :\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons in the Open box, where CD-ROM drive letter is the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive.

Click on OK, now follow the instructions on the screen to finish Setup, and then restart you need to your computer.

For more information about how to create Setup boot disks for Windows, click here boot disk page!


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