XP startup problems....help
Posted on 2005-04-25
My son has installed 'Longhorn Transformation Pack 9' on his XP SP2 Pc and it has totally mucked it up.
After installing and rebooting it failed to load complaining first ntodkrnl.exe was missing or damaged. I was able to boot to the console from an install CD and copy on a version from my PC (same version SP etc.) then it would boot to a logon screen and complain about shell32.dll and msgina.dll so I have copied over these as well (all the originals were missing). Now the PC will boot and allow login but the desktop does not load it seems to stick with the wallpaper. I can get the task manager up but that is all. If I boot to safe mode I get the same in that it does not load up the desktop/start bar etc. only the 'safe' wallpaper. He did create a system restore point prior to install but am unable to run anything to roll back to it or uninstall the software.
Any ideas - reinstall is not an option at the moment as he has a lot on his PC he needs