Booting Problem pci.sys missing

Asus Laptop with intel pentium processor...
December 27, 2009 at 17:13:14
Specs: Windows XP, 633 / 512mb
My friend is getting an error on her computer, which reads:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
system32\drivers\pci.sys

You can attempt to repair this file starting Windows Setup.

Select (R) at the first screen to start repair.

What should one do...step by step?

Also, I had just installed Windows XP on this computer some days ago...could this be the hard drive going bad?

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#1
December 28, 2009 at 01:03:46
Also, I had just installed Windows XP on this computer some days ago...could this be the hard drive going bad?

I doubt if it's the hard drive, possibly ram gone bad.

Please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330...


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#2
December 28, 2009 at 07:14:50
1. Boot off Windows XP CD
2. Press R at the first screen
3. Write the following ( Press ENTER after each line )

Copy E:\i386\PCI.SY_ C:\Windows\system32\drivers\pci.sys

exit

NOTE: Replace E:\ with your CD-ROM Drive Letter and C:\ with the Windows XP System Partition...

Good Luck !!!

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#3
December 28, 2009 at 07:31:06
When you installed WinXP on that computer did you also install the appropriate drivers. Motherboard chip set, graphics, network, sound, etc.

Those drivers can be obtained from the manufacturer of to computer if it is an OEM or from the mothboard manufacturer's site, if a custom built unit.

Why and how did you install WinXP on your friend's computer?


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#4
December 28, 2009 at 07:53:16
mmm guess it pays sometimes to read the post more carefully as my input on this occasion was really not applicable... - so I have deleted it... I'd be much inclined prodeeding along the lines of posts 5 and 4 in that order...

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