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I cant start my computer because system32\driver\isanpn.sys is missing or corrupt

I can star my computer beacause system32\drivers\isanpn.sys is missing or corrupt. and i cant find my set-up cd rom

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You need to replace that missing or corrupt system file. If you don't have your disk, you can borrow someone else's Windows XP disk (SP2) because you will need an XP disk to access the recovery console to replace isanpn.sys file.

Here's a link to the full steps on Microsoft's website to go to the recovery console and replace that file:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315311

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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Use the following steps to open a command prompt environment:

  1. Turn on the PC and press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears. The Windows advanced options menu appears.
  2. Use the Up and Down Arrow and Enter keys to select Return to OS choices .
  3. Select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console . NOTE: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" does not list and you do not have a CD with recovery console, try the following:
    1. Turn on the PC, and press the F10 key repeatedly at the first screen.
    2. At the Recovery screen, click Advanced Options .
    3. Press the Alt + D keys at the same time to open a command prompt window and skip to step 5.
  4. When the login prompt appears, press the number next to the windows version (minint or Windows) and type the logon password. Try pressing Enter if you do not know the password.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following: diskpart
  6. Press Enter , do one the following:
    • If a table of volume names appears, remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO) and press the Esc key.
    • If a diskpart prompt appears, type list volume , press Enter , remember the drive letter next to the main drive volume name (usually D or H next to HP_PAVILION or PRESARIO), type exit when done, and then press Enter .
    NOTE: If the main drive volume name does not appear in the list, the PC needs to be recovered.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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    Replacing the file from a backup folder
    Use the following steps to find and replace the missing file from the command prompt environment:



    1. Type the following at the command prompt:
      cd X:\i386 (where X is the main drive letter)






      NOTE:
      If the error The system cannot find the path specified appears, enter the following paths, in order, until the error does not occur:


      • cd X:\Windows\i386 (where X is the main drive letter)

      • cd c:\i386

      • cd c:\Windows\i386


    2. Press Enter and type the following at the command prompt:
      expand isapnp.sy_ X:\windows\system32\drivers (where X is the main drive letter)

    3. Press Enter and type the following at the command prompt:
      exit

    4. Press Enter and the computer restarts without the error.

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To resolve this problem, replace the missing or corrupted Ntfs.sys file:
  1. Use the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD to restart your computer.
  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R option.
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  2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to select the To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R option.
  3. Type the number of the Windows installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console, and then press ENTER.
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