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c0000135 {Unable to Locate Component}

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The application has failed to start because CSRSRV.DLL was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

First you need to access the recovery console. Following the instructions below

  1. Boot with your original Windows XP CD. You need one which will allow you to get into the Recovery Console.
  2. Once booted, choose to use the Recovery Console
  3. Choose which Windows installation you need to log into. if there’s only one on that machine, it will be “1?.
  4. Type in the Administrator password.
  5. You need to then copy a version of the file that isn’t corrupted, over the one that is. Type:** Copy d:i386csrsrv.dll c:windowssystem32csrsrv.dll**
  6. Restart the Computer

This command also may indicated Harddrive failure. Scan with a Hard Drive tool such as Spinrite or HDD Regenerator to make sure the drive is in good condition.