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Setup cannot copy the file:p3.sys

I am installing windows 2003 and receiving the above problem

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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.

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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!

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My computer lost ( ntlpd is missing) plus said press ctrl alt del it's not coming up.


Sounds like you've got some corrupted files. If you have your Windows disc, try a reinstall/repair or try to drop back to a previous restore point.

If those don't work, you might try to reformat/re-install your software. (backup your data if you can beforehand as reformatting will wipe all data from the drive).

This can even be a hardware problem, like the HD controller bad, which caused the file problem in the first place. Or a virus can cause such issues, which would make reformatting/reinstalling a good idea as well.

Make sure you have a defragment task running every month, if not every week. You can schedule to run at night or during the day, whenever you're not at the computer. If you turn it off when you're not using it, just leave it on that one day (or night) that the defragment needs to run... or start it manually before you go to sleep and unless it's a large drive, it should be done when you get up.

Good Luck!

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I am connected to internet but get error 651


I am assuming you have purchased a new pc with Windows7 and have a DSL internet connection. If so the following tutorial should prove useful. This is a common problem and known bug within the Windows7 framework that they are working to correct. Keep in mind that this fix is only applicable for the Windows7 operating system.

"The RAS PPPoE driver file "raspppoe.sys" found under c:windowssystem32drivers folder seems to be the root cause of the problem. Fortunately, we can work around the problem simply by renaming the original raspppoe.sys file to something like "raspppoe_orig.sys" copying a working file from a Windows Vista system. If you do not have access to a Windows Vista system click here to download raspppoe.sys file (unzip)."


http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-7/error-651-with-pppoe-connections-in-windows-7/

Once downloaded and unzipped you may rename the old rasppoe file as mentioned above by right clicking the icon and choosing 'rename'. Then copy the new rasppoe file you downloaded into the applicable folder. You will find this file in the following directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers. Bear in mind, when searching for the file inside the drivers folder, the .sys file extension may or may not be included in the actual name. If the original file is named 'rasppoe' without the .sys file extension in the name, leave this file extension off when renaming and copying as well.

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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

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Cannot Copy the File P3.sys


Hi,

Try to check your hard drive. Use a utility tool specially made for the manufacturer of your hard drive. Ex. Seagate Hard Drive = Seatools
Western Digital = Data Lifeguard.

Check for any errors or bad sectors on the hard drive

Sep 05, 2009 | E-Machines etower 400i PC Desktop

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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

If you find this Solution helpful please Rank me.

Thank you.

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Istalling windows xp


Is this a genuine copy of windows?, if not just press Esc to skip the fille

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My compaq desktop computer wont start up it keeps saying NTLDR missing


you have to repair the operating system or re-install it

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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.

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