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Go to this link and follow the steps:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324516

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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My aspire one has windows 7 and it's missing drivers. When I try to find them online it can't find them


Missing drivers seem to happen with windows 7. You can try booting up your computer with the original Windows 7 DVD - but DO NOT do a fresh install - do a windows repair. Hopefully the missing driver will be installed and you will not loose any data.

Good luck - it that fails it might be a good time to upgrade to Win 10 - I have found that it is quite stable and takes care of all Win 7 driver issues.

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Boot problems and their possible causes & resolutions


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


Cause:
Corrupt Master Boot Record (MBR)

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

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


Cause:
Corrupt boot sector

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

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Symptoms:
"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"


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BOOT.INI missing, corrupt or out of date as a partition has been inserted

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

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Symptoms:
"Windows could not start not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"


Cause:
Corrupt/missing system hive

Resolution:
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


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Symptoms:
"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."


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

Resolution:
Check the boot volume is accessible

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

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

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

on May 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Solve Windows Xp File missing errors


You may be very familiar with the common messages while operating with windows which says that some files are missing.This may sometime cause you to lose your data or lead to abnormal termination of a program which requires the support of that particular windows file.Sometimes these file missing problem can be so severe that you may not be able to boot into windows.Such kind of problems occur when we accidentally delete some of our system files either manually or while the anti virus program on our system shows that the file is infected and on its prompt for what to do next, we will choose to delete the file.Well these problems can be solved if you have got a disc of Windows Xp Service Pack2.
If you are able to boot into windows then from the start select run and then run “cmd”.Then the command prompt window appear and after inserting the disc of Windows Xp ServicePack2 in the drive, in command prompt type “SFC/SCANNOW”.The system will then search and copy the windows missing file.
If the file missing problem is so severe that you are not able to boot into windows then, boot the windows using the Windows Xp disc.Then continue the process for installing a fresh copy of windows.While you advance through the process, the windows displays previously installed windows.From there the installer will ask you to press R to repair the existing windows.Press R and the windows will do the rest for you.

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Windows 7 boot manager missing after buying and loading restore disks from hp


The error befalls when your PC is unable to interact with Windows due to the corrupted Windows installation, or it is trying to boot from a wrongly configured or improperly connected hard drive or flash drive among other external medium...... read more

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I have a sony vaio vgn-sz491n. i have loaded windows 7 professional, 64bit onto it. in the device manager, it shows that a driver for a mass storage controller is missing. where can i find this...


Most likely missing a driver for SD/MC card reader
The problem is that Sony doesnt offer drivers for 64-bit windows so the other 32-bit drivers will not be compatible.
You have the options to install the windows versions supported by sony from esupport.sony.com (Vista or XP)
Or try installing windows 7 32-bit and installing the missing drivers from esupport (Vista section) as usually they are compatible.
If the driver is still missing you will need to update the driver from device manager (previously installed from esupport) and then select to browse or select a location, which will be %temp% or what is the same the temp folder for your account C\users\your_user_name\appdata\temp. This folder is usually hidden but it will work if you just type %temp%

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I have Vista OS on my laptop & have never been able to get automatic updates to work. I have had nothing but problems with this OS & want to instal Win 7 but I am told I can't do that until I see...


Don't worry about "compatibility" issues. You can pretty much force Win 7 onto just about any laptop.

What you need to do is backup your files (that is if you have any you want saved)

You need to do a CLEAN install, not the UPGRADE when you boot from the Windows 7 cd.

Delete ALL of the partitions...then hit NEXT.

When it's done installing, run the updates and if you're missing any drivers after the updates post back the model of your laptop / desktop and we'll help you patch the missing ones.

Best of luck!

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Keep getting this message <window


Hello,
  • "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.
Thanks.

May 08, 2010 | HP Compaq 6720s Notebook

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Says it is missing reinstall


As you have not mention what file is missing or the missing files is related to some application or Operating System, I'm answering the question by thinking that you need to reinstall the Operating System.

If you need any kind of help regarding system re-install,then follow the link below.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Installing-and-reinstalling-Windows-Vista

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To instal missing file NTDLLDLL.NtShutdownSystem


If you have the Windows 98 installation CD, simply put it in the CD drive and select 'repair', or just run it over the current installation. No files will be deleted, but you wll have a fresh install of Windows 98.

Unfortunately, if you do not have the Win98 CD, then this is pretty complicated and best attempted by a computer professional.

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Windows dont start


It means that some files needed for windows to restart are missing,probably a system file or boot files. Some windows xp users usually re-install and repair their windows xp system using their original windows xp install disk and selecting the "repair" ooption. But another practical solution is to note down the missing file, then,on another PC using the same system,search for that file and copy, though you will have to note the folder location of that missing file from another PC. Boot your PC (the one that doesn't boot) with a system diskand on the command prompt (DOS prompt) copy the missing file from yourcopy disk to the same location where the missing file should be situated.

If the practical suggestion wouldn't work, then you have to re-install your windows on top of the current installation using your windows cd to repair yourwindows sytem, if this still doesn't then you have to install a new windows systemlocated in a different location in your disk, this way you still go to your saved files and backup your files.

Apr 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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