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Missing or corrupt driver

My PC, etower 500ix. Started complainning of a missing driver. SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\PCI.SYS. I tried using an XP reboot to repair the error, it still not responsing. This is becoming frustrating as all effort remains abortive. Thank You.

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Re: Missing or corrupt driver

You sould be able to obtain this from your i386 folder, follow these instructions.

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Boot problems and their possible causes & resolutions

Black screen
"Invalid Partition Table"
"Error loading operating system"
"Missing operating system"

Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" to repair the MBR


"A disk read error occurred"
"NTLDR is missing"
"NTLDR is compressed"

Corrupt boot sector

Boot into Recovery Console and run "fixboot" to repair the boot sector


"BOOT.INI is missing or corrupt"
"Boot device inaccessible"
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll"

BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted

Boot into Recovery Console and run "bootcfg /rebuild" to repair the BOOT.INI


"Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

Corrupt/missing system hive

1. Boot into Recovery Console and run "chkdsk C: /f" to check the system disk for errors and fix them, then reboot.
2. If the error continues and System Restore is enabled, copy the system hive from the last restore point into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
3. If the error continues, copy the system hive from \WINDOWS\REPAIR into \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG
4. If the error continues, perform a repair installation by booting from the Windows installation media


"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk, Check boot path and disk hardware."

Boot volume (with Windows folder) is not accessible as defined in BOOT.INI

Check the boot volume is accessible


Dual-boot 32-bit Windows and 64-bit Windows system reports "NTOSKRNL.EXE is corrupt" trying to boot into 64-bit Windows

System volume contains an older boot loader than the boot volume requires - e.g. XP SP2 installed after XP x64

Copy NTDETECT.COM and NTLDR from XP x64 installation media to the root of the system volume

on May 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I inherit eTOWER 733i from a friend and its CD-Rom is not shown, why?

It is possible the drivers are missing or corrupt and need to be reinstalled. You can do this via the internet or use the disc that came with the computer.

Good Luck

Aug 11, 2011 | E-Machines etower 733i PC Desktop

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System32\drivers\Ntfs.sys is needed were can i get this fix

dear you need win xp cd your system is missing some files put the the cd in the driver and let automatic search found the missing files , if no you can re-instal windows again

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Apr 22, 2011 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Windows won't start


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.


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When my computer boots up I get a message that my

Insert Windows startup disk, at the welcome screen type R (repair windows installation), press C to start recovery console.

Type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER
expand drive:\i386\pci.sy_ c:\winnt\system32\drivers /y where drive is the drive letter of your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, where c is the drive on which Windows is installed, and where winnt is the folder in which Windows is installed

Jul 13, 2010 | Dell PC Desktops

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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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Please do not hesitate to contact support :)

May 21, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Critical system driver is missing

Your files is incomplete, missing files.

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Video Drivers

The file “Windows/System/Drivers/mup.sys” is not actually causing the problem. It’s the next step after mup.sys that’s causing the computer to hang. That next step consists of the OS checking the registry files for plug and play devices.
Some causes are: new or defective hardware installed, corrupted registry, (caused by virus), defective or corrupted hard drive, just to name a few.
Try removing all devices attached to the computer like printer, web cam, flash drives, etc.
If your computer has a PCI or AGP graphics card AND your motherbrd has a VGA connector, remove the video card and use the one on the motherbrd.
If the above doesn’t work, try running “CHKDSK /P” from the Windows recovery console.

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Computer won't reboot

Check your BIOS settings, specifically the diskette drive setting. Next, check the cabling to the drive itself. Your problem may have nothing to do with the diskette drive, but check it out. Next, have someone download hard drive diagnostics for the brand of drive in the machine. You could have errors on the drive, and a diagnostic program may locate, repair them. The startup disks, these do a full system restore, reinstall of the operating system? The machine will boot from the first startup disk and begin the reload process?

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