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computer won't boot

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#1 scally09


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Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:29 PM

so my computer has been messed up for a while now, but still functioning. but yesterday i tried turning it on and it wouldnt boot. when i try booting in safe mode a list of drivers comes up, the last in this list being c:\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys .

i read that the problem is likely with the next thing in the list, which would be c:\windows\system32\drivers\pciide.sys i believe.

i have a windows xp cd but no experience with using it. i tried using it today, i did the CHKDSK thing, it said that nothing appeared to be wrong with the volume, but that it didnt check.

if pciide is the file thats missing? can in re-install it using the windows cd? and how?

i dont wanna re-install windows just yet, as i have important data i dont wanna lose on my hard drive. is there any hope of recovering this?


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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:12 PM

try running a sfc /scannow from a command prompt and have your windows disk ready

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:56 PM

Type this command in the Recovery Console:

copy c:\windows\system32\dllcache\pciide.sys c:\windows\system32\drivers\pciide.sys
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