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"Application Failed to Start Because Netdtect.dll Was Not Found" Error Message When You Install Windows XP SP1
Article ID: 328033
This article was previously published under Q328033
When you try to install Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1), you may receive the following error message during the "Inspecting your current configuration" phase of the "Updating Your System" portion of Setup:
Update.exe - Unable to Locate Component
This application has failed to start because netdtect.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
This behavior may occur if there is a third-party driver on your computer that is trying to link to Netdtect.dll. Netdtect.dll is no longer included with Windows. For example, this problem has been confirmed to occur if the following conditions are true:
The error message described in the "Symptoms" section of this article causes no damage and can be safely ignored. It does not indicate a program or device issue, nor do you have to reinstall a program. To continue the installation of Windows XP SP1, click OK on the error message. When you do this, Setup may appear to stop responding for a period of 5 to 10 minutes, but then proceeds as expected to install Windows XP SP1.
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http://update.microsoft.comFor additional information about how to obtain Windows XP SP1, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
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