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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.

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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.

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Toshiba stuck on start-up screen.


The windows files have been corrupted, I was hoping you might get into safe mode to try a system restore but your system will not allow it. If you can find your recovery disc a clean install is the best way to go. Try www.toshiba.com contact customer support about a replacement recovery disc.

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My daughters Asus eee pc MK90H notebook says windows could not start because system 32 is missing or corrupt. It says to use the original CD Rom, which obviously we dont have. Help what do we do?


Hi,
To restore a missing or corrupt ntfs.sys file you must have the Windows XP CD and follow the below steps.

Insert the Windows XP CD into the computer and restart the computer.
As the computer is starting make sure to press a key to boot from the CD.
In the Windows XP setup screen press the 'R' key to run the Windows Recovery Console.
If prompted enter the number of Windows installation you're repairing.
At the command prompt type the below command.

copy x:\i386\ntfs.sys c:\windows\system32\drivers

* In the above example you would replace x: with the letter of your CD-ROM drive. Many computers have the CD-ROM drive configured as the D: drive.

If ntfs.sys is still on the computer you'll be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file. If prompted, press the Y key for Yes to overwrite the file.
Once the file has been successfully copied remove the CD and reboot your computer.

Do NOT use an OEM "Recovery Disc". Only a valid Windows XP media will work or a disc from the OEM that says "Operating System" may sometimes work depending on how the manufacturer labeled the CD.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more information Thanks

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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).

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I dropped my HP Mini last night. And now it won't boot up. It says "WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT: SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\PCI.SYS" Help please


What that has told you is that the file pci.sys somehow got corrupted. It's possible it was being written to when the drop occurred. PCI is the bus system usually associated with hard drives and other add on devices so its not one you can ignore.

The problem and the solution are both a bit annoying. That file needs to be replaced. The easiest way would be to boot using a memory stick and then just copy a good file over. Then you have the option of doing a system restore or recovery. Unless you take it into a shop this may be your only option as you need to be able to match the file type/version etc. And it is quite possible that there are other files damaged as well. You just haven't got past the one error. The downside to this is that you may loose some documents and settings depending on how the restore or recovery version you have.

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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

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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

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Missing or corrupted file C:\windows\himem.sys


If you are running Windows 95, Windows 98, type:
copy himem.sys c:\windows <press enter>
If when typing any of the above commands you receive a prompt that the file already exists, ensure to overwrite it.
Reboot the computer; if the issue continues to occur, verify that the config.sys is properly setup. The line himem.sys should read:
DEVICE=C:\Windows\HIMEM.SYS
or
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
Additional information and examples of the config.sys can be found on our autoexec.bat / config.sys page.

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This is an operating system error, and sometimes indicates a hard drive failure. Start by running a system repair with your recovery or operating system disc. This usually takes care of it, if it doesn't, reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system. If you have any issues during or after the format or install, then the hard drive has failed and will need replaced.

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