This application failed to start because CSRSRV.dll was not found.

A network computer has suddenly refused to boot up windows XP. Just before you get to the 'welcome' sequence, the system fails and it displays the following message:

"STOP:c0000135 {unable to locate component} This application failed to start because CSRSRV.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem."

I have downloaded the DLL but cannot find anyway to get it loaded. Cannot get to Safe Mode, Command Prompt, Have tried Last known Configuration and every other option from F8 but it keeps going to the BSOD.

From research on Internet it seems a vey common problem but no solutions to fix it.

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SheharyaarSaahilConnect With a Mentor Commented:
try booting with the xp cd to enter into recoveyr console, and copy the missing dll from there.

How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
burrcmConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Boot it with a miniPE or ultimate boot CD and copy the dll to System32.

Chris B
NELMOAuthor Commented:
Thanks SheharyaarSaahil, you sorted the problem

Thanks burrcm, you would have sorted the problem but also gave me link to valuable tool
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