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?