System32 file comes up missing every few mos and xp will not star
This piece of **** laptop sucks. every few months my computer will freeze or something strange happen and I have to restart it. Then XP will not boot. I will get either the black or blue screen advising that some system32 file is missing or corrupt and xp will not start.
my only option is to use the recovery disc and erase my hard drive to start fr scratch. I took it once to a local computer repair and he just reinstalled everything - i could have done that myself. everything ran well - but only momentarily. a month later I had the same problem. brought it back and he seemed to think it was my hard drive.
i did not have him replace it because I already paid enough for his poor service and I did not trust him.
pls advise if you think you know what the problem could be.
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To resolve this problem, replace the missing or corrupted Ntfs.sys file:
Use the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD to restart your computer.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R option.
Type the number of the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console, and then press ENTER.
Type the administrator password when you are prompted, and then press ENTER. If no administrator password exists, just press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type the following commands (press ENTER after each command):
--->ren ntfs.sys ntfs.old Note This step renames the corrupted Ntfs.sys file to Ntfs.old. If the Ntfs.sys file is not found, the file is missing.
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:copy cd:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\drivers
Where cd is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD, and drive is the drive where you installed Windows XP.
Remove the Windows XP CD from your CD-ROM drive, type quit at a command prompt, and then press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.
You need to get a Windows XP from someone and follow these instructions: Windows could not start because the following files is missing or corrupt \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM or \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE
1. Insert and boot from your Windows XP CD. 2. At the first R=Repair option, press the R key 3. Press the number that corresponds to the correct location for the installation of Windows you want to repair. Typically this will be #1 4. Enter in the administrator password when requested 5. cd \windows\system32\config 6. Depending on which section was corrupted: ren software software.bad or ren system system.bad 7. Depending on which section was corrupted copy \windows\repair\system copy \windows\repair\software 8. Take out the CD ROM and type exit
If that doesn't work or you can't get into the repair console then With the XP disk you choose to install Windows XP and when you choose to install over the current XP installation you will be given the option to repair the current Windows installation and you won't lose all of your data.
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.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to
start the Recovery Console.
If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select
the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator
password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following
lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
md tmp copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file."
"<Winnt_root>\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt: Please re-install a copy of the above file."
"Cannot find \Windows\System32\hal.dll"
"Cannot find hal.dll"
The "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error displays shortly after the computer is first started. Windows XP has not yet fully loaded when this error message appears.
CauseCauses of the "missing or corrupt hal.dll" error include, naturally, a damaged hal.dll DLL file or a hal.dll file that has been deleted or moved from its intended location.Additional causes may include a damaged or missing boot.ini file or possibly a physically damaged hard drive.
Please let me know you have any further questions or concerns.
If the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing this can also generate the error. To restore this file follow the below steps.
1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue. 2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key. 3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console. 4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password. 5. Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32 6. You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file. 7. Type exit to reboot the computer.
Just google the error msg and you'll find the solution for it. At most times, ppl recommend you to delete this particular registry file that is associated with this dll file. But if I were you, i would better reinstall the operating system. Just google the error and give a try. Best o'luck.
i would say you may have a bad hard drive it sounds like boot sector issues if you keep losing files then it a bad hard drive or a bad stick of memory causing corrupt data to be rewritten to hard drive but i would put my money on bad dard drive.I have seen this before most of the time xp find a bad sector on hard drive and cant read the file it nees to boot.
Is this XP?
Do you have the XP cd or the recovery cd's. This needs to be fixed by performing a Windows repair. missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system"means that the OS,XP, is missing an essential file to run.
Or it could mean that your hard drive is failing. Is the hard drive noisey?
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