Resently I was given an old ''Dell Dimension 2400'' purchased back in 2003, without the origonal xp disk to reformat or restore. I didn't care because I have a ' w7 32 bit ' I was planning on putting on it, if it ran well. I cleaned it up, ran all the updates and put more ram in it.. it ran great...for two weeks. It has both a cd and dvd drives and has a pentium 4 processor.
Now when I boot up it says - windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: system 32\drivers\pci.sys - you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows using the original setup cd-rom. select ' r ' at the first screen to start repair.
Googling I found that this computer has xp partitioned on the hard drive and it came two disks called "recovery" and "resource" to be used when you need to repair or want to restore instead of coming with a wxp disk so one could reformat.
Does anyone know how I can fix the missing file issue?
So far what I have tried is, I bought a '' automatic drivers recovery for dell dimension 2400'' disk. It did nothing.
Edited by 82_bleepingirl, 20 August 2013 - 05:07 PM.