xp pro won't boot



Danny
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
I have a computer that won't boot after an electrical outage. the error
message states "explorer.exe unable to locate componet" "this application
failed to start because 'cryptui.dll' was not found".
the file 'cryptui.dll' is in the system32 folder but windows won't boot
because of the above message. I have tried to rename and replace the file but
can't. I have tried replacing it using recovery console, putting the hard
drive in another system as second drive the trying to copy the file but
windows will not let me do anything.
this file from what I have read is part of a service pack.
Is there any way to fix this problem without reformat and reload windows xp
pro.

Thanks
Danny

Galen
07-09-2005, 10:35 PM
In news:D4EBC23B-9B98-4C33-8211-2DBE60C312ED@microsoft.com,
Danny <Danny@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I have a computer that won't boot after an electrical outage. the
> error message states "explorer.exe unable to locate componet" "this
> application failed to start because 'cryptui.dll' was not found".
> the file 'cryptui.dll' is in the system32 folder but windows won't
> boot because of the above message. I have tried to rename and replace
> the file but can't. I have tried replacing it using recovery console,
> putting the hard drive in another system as second drive the trying
> to copy the file but windows will not let me do anything.
> this file from what I have read is part of a service pack.
> Is there any way to fix this problem without reformat and reload
> windows xp pro.
>
> Thanks
> Danny

Try the repair installation option. You'll need to install service packs and
other updates but you'll keep your data.

How to perform an inplace upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341

Galen
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xp pro won't boot