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

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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.)

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You have two ways to solve the problem of "Pci.sys Is Missing or Corrupt"
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1.Booting with WinXP CD to access the Recovery Console’s Repair option,
and then copy from WinXP CD the missing or damaged Pci.sys file to
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start the recovery console and type:
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2. Booting with WinXP CD and then perform a Windows XP Repair Reinstall
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