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Istalling windows xp

The computer is saying setup cannot copy the file p3.sys

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Mraid35x sys


First thing to check is to make sure that you don't have any floppies, CDs, or even flash drives or memory card readers plugged in when booting. Because if something got messed up in your BIOS, this 'can' cause the computer to try to boot from these devices and give that error.

If you have ruled that out and you still get the error, try to boot from the Windows XP Pro disc. You will have to make sure the CD/DVD drive is set as the FIRST boot device in your BIOS or you will continue to get the error.

Here are the steps to fix the problem IF you have ruled out all of the above. This is for XP ONLY.
  1. Insert the Windows XP Pro bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to "press any key to boot from the CD" press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your password, enter that password.
  6. Copy these two files to the root directory of the primary hard drive. (typically C:\ ) We are copying these files FROM the CD-ROM. I have no way of knowing your CD drive letter. Quite possibly D:\ This letter may be different on your computer.
    copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

    That's about all I got for ya, based on the info you provided.
    HOPE IT HELPS!

Apr 08, 2014 | Dell PC Desktops

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Error missing ntfs.sys


Boot off the Microsoft Windows XP Pro CD. Repair the Windows installation.

Take care!
damnor01

Apr 28, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Mmy computer keeps saying that the NTLDR is missing. It wont boot or anything. What can i do to get it to work?


Windows XP users
  1. Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
  2. When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
  3. Once in the Windows XP setup menu press the "R" key to repair Windows.
  4. Log into your Windows installation by pressing the "1" key and pressing enter.
  5. You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
  6. Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example we are copying these files from the CD-ROM drive letter, which in this case is "e." This letter may be different on your computer.

    copy e:\i386\ntldr c:\
    copy e:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\
  7. Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.

Apr 27, 2011 | HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop

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My computer starts on black screen... drive 1 not found: serial ATA, SATA-2.. strike the F1 to continue, F2 to run.. if i press F1 it says NTLDR is missing what di i do? I have the operating sys. disk..


  • Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.
  • Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
  • Press 1 (One) to select windows XP and then hit enter.
  • When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  • At the command prompt, start typing

COPY D:\i386\ntldr C:\ (Considering that D is your CD Rom Drive)
COPY D:\i386\ntdetect C:\ (a file that may also be missing)


Then rebuild the boot configuration boot.ini file by
Attrib -H -R -S C:\boot.ini (if not found skip the next line)
DEL C:\boot.ini
BootCfg /Rebuild

Feb 03, 2011 | Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop

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Windows won't start


Hi,

When you put in the XP CD and it boots off the cd, the XP setup files copy across, and at the 1st screen, you should be able to choose Repair. Press r, and this will start the Recovery Console.

When you are in the recovery console, choose your Windows installation (You will see what I mean when you follow the instructions.)

When you are sitting at the command line(C:\>Windows), access your CDROM drive by typing the letter followed by a colon, eg "D:". It may also be E:, F:, or G:.

When you have changed to the CDROM drive, type the following:

cd\ <enter>
cd\i386 <enter>
expand pci.sy_ C:\pci.sys <enter>
C: <enter>
cd\ <enter>
copy pci.sys C:\windows\system32\drivers <enter>
If it asks to replace, confirm.

Then restart the computer.

Regards
Riztech

Jul 17, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1538X (PX799AA) PC...

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I'm very good w/ computers, but my when I booted m...


Try hitting the system w/ the SFC command under dos that should help repair any messed up system files

Please keep me posted and updated on your issue. I am here for you and will see your issues out till resolved.

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May 21, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Computer will not boot up.


Boot up your Windows XP on your drive.
Since you have been on that process I assume that you already know those things prior to this solution. I'll just continue the subject after it load all the drivers.

Solution:
1) After you get the "MENU" screen that has a selection of
  • Install XP press "Enter"
  • Press "R" to repair
  • Press "F3" to quit
Select to "Install XP"
2)After you will get a End User License Agreement (EULA), then Press "F8" to accept
3) Then another menu that was stated above. Then this is the time you select the REPAIR option

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Mar 27, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Setup cannot copy the file:p3.sys


This has to be a problem with your installation disc itself make sure it is not scratched. If it is a backup copy the files may have gotten corrupted. You will need to a get a new copy of the installation disc to be able to install.

Feb 09, 2009 | E-Machines etower 400i PC Desktop

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Im trying to install win xp on a used computer


Are you useing the windows xp cd?

Enter the xp setup when asked "press any key to start from cd.." (press a key here so you get into the blue windows installer)

And follow the steps, do you get problems there?

Jun 05, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Windows installation issues


Either you have a defective CD, or a defective Hard Drive, or defective memory. Firstly is this a clean install? Try reformatting the drive and running chkdsk or a manufacturers disk utility. Then remove fingerprints and other marks from CD by wiping from the centre outwards. Let me know how you get on.

Apr 27, 2008 | HP Compaq dx2000 Microtower PC Desktop

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