How do I fix system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys?

November 24, 2014 at 09:07:36
Specs: Windows XP
I do not have the original install disk, am running windows xp, and there are no support lines that are supporting windows xp. I can not even boot into safe mode, or safe mode with command prompting.

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#1
November 24, 2014 at 09:37:51
Did you get that pci.sys error before it stopped booting then? The exact error message might be of some use.

Do you ever see anything at all on the screen now - if not it is a hardware fault?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
November 24, 2014 at 10:21:58
I hooked the computer up for the first time today and it went immediately to the error message. So as far as the history of the computer, from what I was told, is that it was only used for playing online games, and other videos. I don't believe it has worked for awhile. I understand it has been "cleaned" and fixed in previous years.. and thank you in advance for any input/advice.

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#3
November 24, 2014 at 10:47:40
it went immediately to the error
What "exactly" did is say?

Sounds most likely like software but tricky to fix without a disk. It is possible a missing file could be injected using a Live Linux CD.

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#4
November 24, 2014 at 10:51:19
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys

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#5
November 24, 2014 at 12:12:51
The first thing I have to say is that sometimes when Windows reports a file missing or corrupt it is not really, just that the registry is corrupt so Windows can no longer find it. If a registry cleaner has been used on it you never know what you might have or not have.

However, I do have a copy of this file on my Windows XP SP3. So you could run a Live Linux CD on it, look at the HD from Linux and see if the file is even present. If it is there I could send you mine and you could replace it using Linux and see if that helps. If it is a registry problem, or some general corruption, then as soon as you get one file fixed it might promptly report another file missing or corrupt.

If you want to go the Linux way and are unsure how to go about it shout back. Bear in mind that a Live Linux CD works purely from the CD and RAM, which means it doesn't in it's own right change Windows - when you restart without the CD it is back the way you found it in the first place (in this case not working). You might need to get into BIOS to put the CD drive ahead of the hard disk to run Linux.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
November 24, 2014 at 14:41:54

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#7
November 24, 2014 at 19:54:47
Assuming you have the COA sticker with the product key you can download an XP iso and burn it to a cd to do a reinstall:

http://www.gegeek.com/documents/3DC...


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