Windows 7: windows\system32\kdcom.dll is missing or corrupt
Posted on 2011-09-30
I am working on a windows 7 laptop which fails to boot due to:
File: \windows\system32\kdcom.dll Status: 0xc0000221 Info: Windows failed to load because the kernel debugger DLL is missing or corrupt
Startup repair also fails, it detects the corrupt file but fails to repair it.
I have tried using SFC, a restore point, as well as booting off a linux disc and replacing kdcom.dll with a copy from another system that doesn't have problems.
Any ideas aside from reformatting/reinstalling windows at this point?