Question about Toshiba 2405-S221 Notebook

1 Answer

Windows can not start

Start up screen reads "Windows could not start because the followign file is missiing or corrupt: System 32\DRIVERS\pci.sys . . ." I have rebooted in all modes using F8 and I have restarted with the startup disc, pressing r continously, only to be directed back to this screen each time.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 520 Answers

Put your window disk in cd drive,reboot ,option press any key to boot from cd should apear,press any key.new options select install windows ,not repair,system will find os already installed,now select repair.

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The following file is missing or corrupt system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys


Windows system files have become corrupted. You can try to Repair your Windows or re-install a fresh copy using the Windows installation CD (for Repair choose R when prompted).

Jan 24, 2011 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

1 Answer

Windows could not start becuase the following file


The answer is in the question Mary.

More specifically the steps here might help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319136

Jul 20, 2010 | HP Compaq nc6220 Notebook

1 Answer

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

Jul 17, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR1538X (PX799AA) PC...

1 Answer

How to solve pci.sys error during reformating of the hard drive


You have two ways to solve the problem of "Pci.sys Is Missing or Corrupt"
Error Message When You Start Windows.

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
Systemdrive:\Windows\System32\drivers folder , Exit and Reboot.

start the recovery console and type:
set AllowAllPaths = true
expand d:\i386\pci.sy_ c:\windows\system\drivers32 /y
If you don't type
set AllowAllPaths = true you can't access the windows folder.

2. Booting with WinXP CD and then perform a Windows XP Repair Reinstall
of the currently installed system.

If you need detailed assistance post with details of your Operating system
[WinXP Home vs WinXP Pro and the SP status i.e SP1 or SP2 ]

See
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=319136

Jan 12, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

Boot failure. I get this message: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: system32DRIVERSpci.sys


For what i see in forums, this issue is really hard, since u cant even start windows in safe mode cuz its one of the drivers that loads even on it. I suggest u try to run the repair windows option from a Windows CD, or even reinstall windows.
U could try to look over the internet for a pci.sys file and copy it via ms-dos if u know how to work on it.

Nov 01, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Pci.sys


ya you can transfer that file but it is difficult as usual... you need to some dos and using this dos windows you can copied that file into your c: drive...

but i suggest try to repair with any xp cd

Mar 30, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite 4300 Notebook

2 Answers

System32/DRIVERS/pci.sys


ITS EASY JUST COPY THE FILE pci.sys from any other computer from System32/DRIVERS/pci.sys .SOUNDS FUN?BUT I KNOW IT WORKS

Mar 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Windows could start because the following file is missing or corrupt: system 32/drivers/pci.sys


Hello:

You can try repairing the installation of windows.

You need a windows installation disk or system recovery disk.
insert the disk in the CD/DVD RoM
boot your pc from the cd rom.
the system will prompted you repair , press r and then select the 1 or 2(most probably 1)
supply password of the administrator. if no password strike enter
Type: chkdsk /r then strike enter
the system will check and restore.
wait until completed.

If incase its a recovery disk:

boot your pc in the cd rom
the recovery disk you got to option;

either ; you partition and format the entire disk
or leave the current file only the system will be deleted and restore the new system( Something like that)

you have to decide either of the two option. you can try each option:


all of that will be corrected by installation of new windows: windows installation method is here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316941

may this help,

melnavz

Sep 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba 2405-S221 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

54 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18385 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15220 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...