windows could not start because of an error i

January 6, 2011 at 03:20:53
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Compaq Presario SR1760AN with Windows XP pre-installed. Upon boot up, I get the error message "windows could not start because of an error in the software ; load needed DLL's for kernel.
I then tried to use the Recovery disk, and whilst it tries to run,albeit very slowly, it does not finish and I get the dreaded BSOD with the message " a problem has been detected and windows has shut down to prevent damage; KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR.

It won't boot in safe mode and I cannot get a DOS prompt to back up some files

Desperatley need help


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January 6, 2011 at 04:35:57
Sounds like a failing hard drive. Try downloading a Linux distro or look at this page for a list of boot disks. If you can boot with it, you can recover some data before a possible failure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...


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