system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys missing or corrupt

Dell Dimension 3100 desktop - customizab...
April 29, 2010 at 09:27:16
Specs: Windows xp
Hi I'm afraid I'm a bit of a computer idiot and I'm completely stuck!

When I turn on my desktop it doesn't load up and just goes straight to a black screen whch states that the file system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys is either missing or corrupt. It goes on to say I can attemp to repair the file by using the original windows setup cd-rom.

However I have had the computer for about 4 years and there has been a few house renovations in that time so I have no idea what cd-rom they are talking about or where it might be!

I haven't installed any new hardware or software recently and the last person who used the computer said it shut down with no problems.

Does anyone have any advice about what I can do?!

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April 29, 2010 at 11:26:04
Sorry! Tried to post a link to the Dell recovery web page, but it doesn't work for some reason. Might be too long.

Maybe these will help a little:

Here's a page to help with recovery.

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