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    Mate has a laptop.

    When he fires it up it come sup with an error message along the lines of

    "could not load DDL" Also mentions operating system somewhere.

    I have tried going through safe mode etc

    When i put his reboot disk in it comes up with an error and goesthrough every file say could not load.

    Is it retired?

    16 Comments

    reinstalling the OS should solve the problem

    if not, a clean install is needed

    Original Poster

    How would i do that?

    just checked with hubby (he works in IT), he said did you mean DLL? if so then he agrees with nuabdi you'll need to do a clean install

    Original Poster

    Yeah it may have been DLL

    Thanks for help

    Im guessing he will just need to put in his windows disk?

    vengod;3331609

    How would i do that?




    boot from the restore/windows CD

    keep an eye on the boot sequence as you may have to press any key to boot from the CD

    if it doesn't boot from CD check the settings in BIOS

    Original Poster

    Ok thanks - Although we did try using his backp cd which failed?

    You may need to set the initial boot device to CD/DVD rom first in order for the laptop to boot up and do a clean install.

    vengod;3331655

    Ok thanks - Although we did try using his backp cd which failed?



    sounds like the hard drive is probably knackered then

    Original Poster

    Gem_whl;3331702

    sounds like the hard drive is probably knackered then



    Ahhh not good!

    Repair cost?

    Try boot and nuke then reinstalling the operating system, failing that repair is the only option.

    vengod;3331770

    Ahhh not good!Repair cost?



    you need to know what type of hard drive it is either IDE or SATA

    just an example a 320gb is £50 which is a good price


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    Original Poster

    Ahh right thanks - think hes just gonna bin it lol

    vengod;3331990

    Ahh right thanks - think hes just gonna bin it lol



    not just yet... Like the above replies, I suspect you failed to reinstall OS using the backup disk cos you've set the laptop to boot from HDD 1st. Check your BIOS, see the boot sequence, change it to CD first then HDD

    I have exeperienced this ".dll failed to load" problem so many times and i was always able to fix it. Its OS problem, not HDD problem.

    The worst thing you may have to do is a clean install which means you need to reformat the disk first before installing the OS...


    i wish i'm close to help

    Original Poster

    nuabdi;3332789

    not just yet... Like the above replies, I suspect you failed to reinstall … not just yet... Like the above replies, I suspect you failed to reinstall OS using the backup disk cos you've set the laptop to boot from HDD 1st. Check your BIOS, see the boot sequence, change it to CD first then HDDI have exeperienced this ".dll failed to load" problem so many times and i was always able to fix it. Its OS problem, not HDD problem. The worst thing you may have to do is a clean install which means you need to reformat the disk first before installing the OS...i wish i'm close to help



    He'll need to download a windows disk...

    The error loading problem also happens when he tries reformatting his laptop

    hi if you have a legit copy use that to install if you dont and you have say a back up copy if that copy was burnt onto a dvd to fast you get those errrors had them myself if you get hold of a copy burn it slow no more than x4 speed slowest you can then retry that nothing wrong with laptop its the disc your using

    i get those error run dll messages too, as i had viruses once and i think deleted some files by mistake
    i get about 6 of them popping up everytime i start my laptop.... how do i get rid. thanks
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