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#1 lucidseer

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:45 AM

Running a Compaq Presario (HP) w/XP. System is approx. 5years old and has been well maintained--AVG Anti Virus, Spybot S & D, regular defrags and disk clean/compression. System is very sluggish, even after all malware cleaning and other normal system maintenance. Attempted System Recovery, but received message, "ATAPI.SYS Missing" after hitting F10 at start up. Looked in Windows/System32/Drivers and file icon is present. ???? What do I need to do to repair this and accomplish full system recovery backed to original XP installation? No recovery disk, HP used a recovery partition only on this system.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 04:08 PM

try running SFC

Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista users..The command needs to be run from an elevated Command Prompt.
Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the XP CD when asked.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 06:56 PM

try running SFC

Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files

NOTE for Vista users..The command needs to be run from an elevated Command Prompt.
Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,
right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'


You will need your operating system CD handy.

Open Windows Task Manager....by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC

Then click File.. then New Task(Run)

In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /

Click OK
Let it run and insert the XP CD when asked.


This yielded no answers. The scan ran clean. Any further suggestions?

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:56 PM

See this MSFT article to replace it L@@K
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:46 PM

See this MSFT article to replace it L@@K

I do not have a windows installation cd

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:14 PM

What do I need to do to repair this and accomplish full system recovery backed to original XP installation?


Without the disks you need to ask this in XP and they will show you how if the files are on the hard disk.
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