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help needed with load needed for DDLs kernel

Q: help needed with load needed for DDLs kernel

i had shortly made a disk clean up as my drive c was full...and then when i reebooted my computer afta da check it reported a problem like "load needed for DLLs kernel".......i am totally frustrated with this thing.....i would appreciate any help and by the way if there is a way in which i can solve dis without windows xp cd i would be very grateful.....otherwise tell me the way which i can solve this with the xp CD !!
Thank you...

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A: help needed with load needed for DDLs kernel

Hi joeljacob,

Is this message being displayed when you try to boot your computer, or is it being displayed when you have got into Windows?

Do you have the Windows XP Disk with you?
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Firstly, why do you need to overclock it? I'm guessing its more because you want to, than necessity, but my thoughts are below.

I run the exact same CPU in my system 24/7 and while it might be long in the tooth compared with most systems on here, it's certainly not lacking at stock speeds as it is.

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I wouldn't call 3.2GHz a moderate OC on the Q6600, that's more like 2.8-3.0GHz. I used to have mine overclocked but the difference was so minimal (in real terms) that the additional heat it gave off and power it consumed made it pointless. I was never able to achieve 3.05GHz or above either, but I've no doubt that more experienced hands would have managed it. Overclocking is my weaker subject in the field of IT generally speaking, and I can't say I've ever really pushed the envelope very far in that regard.

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"HP Inspiron crashes"...

You must mean Dell Inspiron, don't you? What is the model or service tag number?
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Hello sir,
Could you give us some more details such as the OS, the exact process/incident after which the problem arose, and all the activities on the laptop since the Leapfrog connection?

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Regards, Marnomancer.
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Which browser?

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yes, this can work with (2x) nic's in the webserver


isp#1=== webserver === isp#2


I wish to balance my incoming load between two connections.Click to expand...

is not trivial.
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Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric [COLOR="Blue"][/COLOR] 20 1
[COLOR="Blue"][/COLOR] [COLOR="Blue"][/COLOR] 20
[COLOR="Red"][/COLOR] [COLOR="Red"][/COLOR] [COLOR="Red"][/COLOR] 20 20 20 20 1
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JuicyDragon said:

This login problem does not only apply to my computer though, other computers in my house, my iPhone and my PS3 also have the log in problem with any application or website with requires a login. I'm guessing it has something to do with either my Router or my ISPClick to expand...

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View attachment DxDiag.txt

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supersmashbrada said:

I'm on the market for something mobile but I have a few questions.

I spend a lot of time using photoshop and dreamweaver. is 14" too small for production work?

Am I missing anything if I dont go for a 17" laptop, besides the obvious weight decrease?

I play some games every so often. SC II, Rift.

budget=1800.00usd. Doesn't have to max out my budget but it has to look good and do the things I need.

Please don't include anything made by appleClick to expand...

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I do used the photoshop and lots of frontpage on that laptop, and i know for surely doing these things on 14" will be little too small for me. Have you considered Lenovo's or Toshiba? They're very solid and very reliable laptops than anything I touched in the past.
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LG W2261VP 22 inch - 130
eVGA P55 FTW 200 - 220
TOTAL - 1088

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A:PC build help needed

I suppose if you were going to do sli you could go with 460's. So your budget is 1k?
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A:Gaming build questions, mobo guru needed

The GTX 460 would be a better pick over the HD 5770. However, the boards you're picking will not have SLI support if you want to add a second GTX 460 in the future. For a multi GPU setup it would be more sensible to pick an ATI card as the AMD chipsets support only CrossFire.

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A:Water cooling help needed

I will be overclocking my i7 760.Click to expand...

That'd be i5 760/ i7 920+.

I dont know which coolant i need to get so if any body can help me with that i would be very grateful(but it has to be Blue )Click to expand...

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NVidia cards also support using a GPU as a physX card.
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