Calling all computer geeks. Ran into a problem with my laptop the other day and need advice what to do next. I have my data files backed up so I'm just trying to restore the operating system.
I own a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop that was purchased already loaded with Windows Media Center operating system. The system has been running fine for years.
Upon boot up I received the following error message that there was a problem loading msgina.dll.
"The logon user interface msgina.dll failed to load."
I do not own the Media Center system CD but I have a copy of a Windows XP installation CD.
Using this page's advice (link below) I loaded the following files to my laptop from the XP CD and overwrote the old files.
Now I get the following error message upon boot up:
"The procedure entry point AssocGetPerceivedType could not be located in the dynamis link library SHLWAPI.dll."
When I click OK it comes back up a second time, then I get both the msgina.dll error message from above and the SHLWAPI.dll error message.
Clicking OK again on the SHLWAPI error gives me an application error message in winlogon.exe.
"The instruction at "0x01038956" referenced memory at "0x00000674". The memory could not be read."
When I'm at a command prompt through the CD recovery program, I can browse the files on the HD but some folders like i386 give me an "Access is Denied" message when I try to look at them.