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  • Stop: c0000135 {Unable to Locate DLL}

    Hi,
    I work in IT Support and one of the clients in one of the departments is getting a blue screen upon loading up Windows XP Pro SP1.

    The error message contains:
    Stop: c0000135 {Unable to Locate DLL}
    This application has failed to start because winsrv was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
    About 2 or 3 weeks ago the following updates were applied to the OS:
    File: Windows-KB890830-V1.4-ENU.exe 474 KB 13-06-2005 11:21:13
    File: WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe 2525 KB 13-06-2005 11:21:05
    File: WindowsXP-KB822603-x86-ENU.exe 342 KB 10-06-2005 12:17:45
    File: WindowsXP-KB823980-x86-ENU.exe 1261 KB 10-06-2005 12:15:03
    File: WindowsXP-KB835732-x86-ENU.EXE 2647 KB 10-06-2005 12:16:20
    File: WindowsXP-KB841533-x86-enu.exe 706 KB 13-06-2005 12:42:44
    File: WindowsXP-KB871250-x86-ENU.exe 876 KB 13-06-2005 12:42:51
    File: WindowsXP-KB873333-x86-ENU.exe 1736 KB 10-06-2005 12:20:49
    File: WindowsXP-KB873339-x86-ENU.exe 598 KB 13-06-2005 11:28:38
    File: WindowsXP-KB885250-x86-ENU.exe 769 KB 13-06-2005 12:44:27
    File: WindowsXP-KB885835-x86-ENU.exe 3032 KB 13-06-2005 11:29:23
    File: WindowsXP-KB885836-x86-ENU.exe 517 KB 13-06-2005 11:28:55
    File: WindowsXP-KB887472-x86-SP1-ENU.exe 1175 KB 13-06-2005 11:26:50
    File: WindowsXP-KB888113-x86-ENU.exe 361 KB 13-06-2005 11:00:29
    File: WindowsXP-KB888302-x86-ENU.exe 387 KB 10-06-2005 12:21:33
    File: WindowsXP-KB890175-x86-ENU.exe 665 KB 13-06-2005 11:02:01
    File: WindowsXP-KB890859-x86-ENU.exe 5956 KB 10-06-2005 12:23:31
    File: WindowsXP-KB891781-x86-ENU.exe 397 KB 13-06-2005 10:59:15
    File: WindowsXP-KB892944-x86-ENU.exe 967 KB 13-06-2005 11:25:32
    File: WindowsXP-KB893066-x86-ENU.exe 769 KB 10-06-2005 12:17:48
    File: WindowsXP-KB893086-x86-ENU.exe 4492 KB 10-06-2005 12:21:39
    File: WindowsXP-KB894391-x86-ENU.exe 2029 KB 10-06-2005 12:13:38
    File: js56nen.exe 361 KB 13-06-2005 12:42:23
    I have searched google with the error code and many of the results were SP2 related, although this doesn't have SP2, it is quite confusing

    All the help you could give would be much appreciated.

    Many Thanks,

    Andy

  • #2
    Have you tried booting in Safe Mode and see if it hangs on anything during boot?
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Yes, it gets so far and restarts itself and/or gives the above error message.

      Edit: I've also tried 'last known good configuration', the same thing happens.

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      • #4
        Have you actually checked that the DLL exists on the machine, also try and overwrite the DLL (backup first) with one from a working machine.

        Put the disk in another PC or if not; create a boot disk and use NTFSdos to view the file. (If you running NTFS and not FAT32 obviously).

        If that doesn't work you probably have a corrupt software hive and would need to repair windows (which will repair it but all software will need reloading).



        topper
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        • #5
          Hi topper,
          I have already replaced the winsrv.dll and still the same old stuff.

          Also, I have attempted to repair the windows installation but it keeps saying it cannot delete a selected file, do you wish to retry or skip.
          There were many of these which I skipped. After 20 or 30 of these it just said that windows could not carry on installing windows.

          Possibly worth rebuilding it altogether?

          Thanks,

          Andy

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          • #6
            you tried a different install CD to run the repair from ?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by topper
              you tried a different install CD to run the repair from ?
              Agh theres something I haven't tried.
              I will give it a go on Monday.

              Can anybody else suggest anything in the mean time?

              Thanks,

              Andy

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              • #8
                try system restore
                Good Luck

                Shai

                MCSE 2003+Security;MCSE 2003+Messaging
                HP ASE;HP AIS;HP APS

                So, from me to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember:
                the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Good Day!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shai tsanani
                  try system restore
                  It won't load the GUI

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                  • #10
                    try to boot from erd commander 2005 and then run system resote from its gui
                    Good Luck

                    Shai

                    MCSE 2003+Security;MCSE 2003+Messaging
                    HP ASE;HP AIS;HP APS

                    So, from me to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember:
                    the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Good Day!

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                    • #11
                      I have just looked into that and it isn't free, I don't think its worth purchasing something like that for something this small.

                      Sorry to be a pain, but any other alternative?

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                      • #12
                        Apart from actually finding a solution, is there any reason to not blow this away and reinstall XP clean?
                        1 1 was a racehorse.
                        2 2 was 1 2.
                        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                        2 2 1 1 2

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by biggles77
                          Apart from actually finding a solution, is there any reason to not blow this away and reinstall XP clean?
                          I know, I might have to!
                          I thought, why bother re-installing everything at risk of loosing valuable data (if any) when I can see if there are solutions to fix it.

                          Seems that this is more of a ball ache that I thought!

                          Anyways, I will re-build it altogether.
                          All of your help has been much appreciated!

                          Till the next time,
                          Many Thanks,

                          Andy.

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