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Vista boot halts at fltmgr.sys not found or corrupt.

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#1 bkeahl


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 01:37 PM

Hi, I have a friend with Vista Home Premium (64bit) on his laptop.  It is now halting with fltmgr.sys not found or corrupt.  We tried a repair installation but that did no good.  Ran the memory diagnostic and computer came up clean.  Ideally, I'd like to just drop to the command prompt and replace the file at this point, but am hoping someone has seen this problem before and might have a better idea ... or tell me where I can find that dll file!


Thanks for any guidance!





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#2 jcgriff2


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 11:46 PM

Hi Brian. . .


If you can replace the file - go ahead. It certainly can't hurt things now.


However, normally the file you are after is the current one being loaded, which has not yet been listed on the screen. The driver listed on the screen is the last one to successfully load.


You will somehow need to turn on boot logging - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17419/windows-7-advanced-startup-options-safe-mode


Boot logging will help you determine the file to be replaced.


Can you boot into SAFEMODE? If so, run sfc /scannow -- it should replace any corrupted Windows files for you.


Any reason that you cannot reinstall Windows 7? I.e., does the system have a HDD recovery partition or do you have Windows recovery DVDs?


Good luck to you.


Regards. . .



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