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Computer does'nt start

Computer shows on screen

coputer cant start because following file is missing
System32/DRIVERS/Pci.sys

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    hmm..do you have a drivers and utilities disk?

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This is usually caused by a registry file that grew too large. Your best bet, assuming that you don't have the WIndows disk because it is a Dell, or another PC type that has the hidden recovery partition, is to run your system's recovery and do a non-destructive recovery that will attempt to repair the OS without damaging your files.
Beyond that, you are going to need the Windows XP CD to access the recovery console, and that have worked for somany people having similar problem.when you load the restore cd Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert
the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the
CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery
Console. ...
this will restore the missing files in the system registry.hope this helps thanks and God bless

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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