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Old 06-29-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Errors after clean XP install

After a clean install of XP on my friend's laptop, I'm getting errors about missing DLL files.

The first error says that rundll32.exe failed to start because 'framedyn.dll' was not found.

The second pops up in an alert window called "RUNDLL" and says "error loading srclient.dll, the specified module cannot be found"

If this problem occurred at any other time, I would just download these DLL files off the internet and install them, but the fact that the problem was present directly after a clean XP install leads me to believe that something is wrong.

I ran a memory test from an ubuntu disc, and it ran 18 passes and found no errors, so I'm guessing it's probably not a memory issue.

My next guess would be a hard drive problem, but I haven't run any tests yet.

Before my friend brought me the computer, he had taken it to Best Buy and they told him it would cost $300-$400 to fix, but they didn't go into detail about what they thought was wrong with it.

I'd appreciate any input. I'm trying to get this fixed for him soon because he's leaving for China and wants to take it with him.

Thanks in advance
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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I'd say botched install, maybe the disk is scratched or dirty, or maybe its just a one-time error with the install.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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Everything in the OS appears to work like normal. Would installing the missing DLL files be sufficient or should I do a whole new reisntall?
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Well normally, i would say to add the DLL's but if they're missing after a clean install, then re-installing would be best.
Better right now then having to later on when all your stuff is on it...
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i have had the same problem in the past, it said missing dll files and nothing was wrong. The computer worked perfect and ran as it should. If i were you test the computer out and see what happens. And if you dont notice anything it may some files missing that you may never have used anyway. like the clock file in window folder...it counts to 12 and starts over how pointless.
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I would get a different XP CD and format and reinstall again.

How to do a proper Format and Reinstall of windows XP (by Lamb of God)


1. Power on your PC and Insert the XP CD
2. Set your boot order in BIOS to CD-ROM first (Usually Del or F1 or F2 to get into BIOS)
3. When you see the press any key screen *press a key *

4. Files will start to load from the CD to begin the installation. Eventually you’ll be asked if you want to install Windows XP. No need to type an essay here on why you’ve made the decision to do the installation. Just hit Enter.

5. Next is the End User License Agreement Press F8 to accept


6. The next screen displays the available partitions where XP can be installed. Select the one you want and tap that Enter key again to move on to the screen where you select a file system.

7. It’s time for that important decision. FAT32 versus NTFS. The preferred choice is NTFS. It allows Security features and stability that aren’t possible with FAT32. You will most likely want to stick with NTFS.

8. Setup continues and eventually the computer will reboot. Watch the onscreen prompts but do not press a key when the “Press any key to boot CD” message appears.

9. Installation will continue, prompting you from time to time to supply some additional setup information. Feed the prompts with appropriate responses and eventually another reboot will occur, this time bringing you back into Windows XP, depositing you at the Windows Activation screen.

10. You can either activate your copy of XP now or delay the activation for up to 30 days, after 30 days you get denied access to the desktop.

11. The last step is to enter a username and watch the XP desktop appear, ready for use. And Bam your good to go.

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Alright I got a brand new disk and tried to reinstall again. It came up with a copy error during the reinstall.

I googled this problem and found this page on Microsoft's website: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064

To summarize that page: Its either a problem with the disk, the disk drive, the RAM, or I have a virus

Since the disk is new, that cant be the problem, and I ran Memtest86 and it didn't find any errors, so it's probably not a RAM problem.

It could be a problem with the disk drive.. but that seems somewhat unlikely, and I don't have an external drive to test it with.

The computer did have a virus, which is why I'm doing the reinstall in the first place, but the virus can't be causing the copy error because it didn't have that error the first time I installed XP.

Any ideas? Could it possibly be a problem with the hard drive?
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Alright I got a brand new disk and tried to reinstall again. It came up with a copy error during the reinstall.

I googled this problem and found this page on Microsoft's website: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310064

To summarize that page: Its either a problem with the disk, the disk drive, the RAM, or I have a virus

Since the disk is new, that cant be the problem, and I ran Memtest86 and it didn't find any errors, so it's probably not a RAM problem.

It could be a problem with the disk drive.. but that seems somewhat unlikely, and I don't have an external drive to test it with.

The computer did have a virus, which is why I'm doing the reinstall in the first place, but the virus can't be causing the copy error because it didn't have that error the first time I installed XP.

Any ideas? Could it possibly be a problem with the hard drive?

Look at the HDD, then go to the manufacturers website and download the diagnostic tools for the drive and test. (you can test off a CD/Flash Drive)

You can write 0's the drive as well (low level format) and it will eliminate the virus.
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If you have multiple sticks of memory, try removing all but one and running the installation.
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If you have multiple sticks of memory, try removing all but one and running the installation.
Wouldn't Memtest86 have found errors in the memory if this was the problem?


Toshiba is the HDD manufacturer, and they don't have a diagnostic tool available so I'm going to use one from a different brand that supposedly works for any disk. I'll post results soon
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