Wirleless configuration error 'Notification dll has not been registered' when booting XP

HELP!!!!!!

I have a laptop with XP Pro loaded.  Everything has been fine, and suddenly I start getting a Wirless configuration error that says: 'Notification dll has not been registered'.  I don't know what happened.

When I click OK, it just sits there and won't boot.  I have even tried booting into safe mode, but it never comes all the way up.  It gets to a black screen with 'Safe Mode' in the corners, and sits there.

I have successfully dual booted Windows XP Home (the only other OS cd I have), but I don't know how to get Pro working again.

Unfortunately, I don't have an XP Pro CD.  I bought my laptop used, and it was already installed.

Is there ANYTHING I can do?  

Barry62
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No. It will not work.

You need an XP Pro CD or the install files for XP Xpro.







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SysExpertCommented:
See if the i386 dir for XP pro is on the laptop somewhere.

Normally a repair install is the solution.

Please run hardware diagnostics, RAM, MB, and HD just in case.

I hope this helps !

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Barry62Author Commented:
Can I do that without an XP Pro CD?  All I have on CD is the Home version.
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Barry62Author Commented:
I found 12 i386 folders.  which one do I look in, and what do I run?

One is in Driver Cache, one in Service Pack files, one in iisHelp, and the rest are in various reinstallbackups directories.

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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
What wireless network card is on the laptop.
You mey need to re-install the driver and the software for the wireless card.
Also check the event viewer under administrative tools fior any related errors...
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Barry62Author Commented:
It's a mini-pc card on the motherboard.  Broadcom 1450.

Can I do all this under XP Home?  I can't get to XP Pro.

I'll try.
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Barry62Author Commented:
OK, I looked in the application event log for Pro.

I found the same messages consistently occurring in the same order, and I am fairly sure the times coincide with my previous bootup attempts.

Information - AvgUpdSvc
Information - Diskeeper
Error - VSS (Volume Shadow Service)
Error - Security Center

All of the errors and info messages, except the VSS error, have to do with dll's possibly missing or not registered (I think.)

The VSS error says 'unexpected error in calling routine'.

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Barry62Author Commented:
I don't even use the onboard wireless.  I use an external wireless card.

Besides, how can I install a driver for the mini-pc card that will be effective in XP Pro, when I can only get to XP Home?

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SysExpertCommented:
If you want to reinstal XP pro that I would hope it would be in one of the backup reinstall directories you mention.

You should run setup.exe under i386 or winnt32.exe.
this should start the install process with any luck.

If the i386 die is complete ( it should be almost identical to the XP ome files on your install CD, then I would burm them to a bootable CD
Boot images avaialable from bootdisk.com

I like the BD images

http://www.tdonline.com/bootdisk.htm

I hope this helps !
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Barry62Author Commented:
Great!  I'll try it and let you know.

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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Get the driver from the broadcom website why are u not using the onboard card??
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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
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Barry62Author Commented:
It doesn't work with my wireless home network.

Anyway, I'll ask again.  Can I run setup.exe from i386 from XP Home and make it work for XP Pro?

Remember, I can't boot up in Pro.

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Barry62Author Commented:
I contacted Dell and they sent me a set of system cd's at no charge, since I had the XP Serial number on the bottom of the laptop.

Oh, and it fixed my internal wireless problem.  I can now use the internal wireless adapter to connect to my home network!

Yeah!!

Thanks,

Barry62
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