I need to do a repair (in-place upgrade) install on a system that gives the error: load needed DLLs for kernel on bootup. It does not specify what DLLs are missing, and ntoskrnl.exe, hal.dll, and KDCOM.DLL are all there. It stops at this point and then gives the aforementioned message.
I can boot from the CD, and select to install Windows, but it does not list the repair install as an option. I'd like to retain the clients programs and all that, so repair is best.
Is there a way that I can use the repair console or something to set up the current install of windows enough so I can do a repair install? As if it matters, the system is a Dell Inspiron 8500. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance. -Kevin Souter