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#1 BTek01

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 03:21 AM

Hi,
I've searched this site and googled around, but I think my situation is unique. One seemingly random day I booted up my comp only to get the Windows\System32\Config\System Corrupt or Missing problem. So I boot up my Windows setup cd to use the Recovery feature. However, before it gets to the "Welcome to Setup" (when it's transferring files to RAM) an error pops up saying "the file aic78xx.sys is corrupted." I unplugged and reseated all of my hardware. I changed cables. But I don't know how that corrupted .sys file would affect loading windows setup. Any thoughts?? Thanks

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 06:20 AM

That corrupted file is a part of the files that are used to run your CD drive - so if it's corrupted, then the CD drive won't work.

Check the CD to ensure that it's clean and scratch free. If possible, try copying it to your hard drive and running it from there.
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Posted 13 May 2007 - 02:51 PM

Check the CD to ensure that it's clean and scratch free. If possible, try copying it to your hard drive and running it from there.


Thanks for the quick reply. I thought that, too, so I checked my cd. looked fine, but I tried my roommate's winxp cd just in case (and tried it in both dvd drives)...and got the same error as well. Keep in mind that my computer POST just fine and all attached devices are detected by the BIOS.

So I have one more question. When the "file aic78xx.sys is corrupted" error comes up, is that one of the files being loaded into memory from the setup cd, or is that something already on the system and is just being utilized by the drive for setup?

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 03:29 PM

Since this happens with both CD's I wouldn't expect it to be a problem with both of them. So, then it must be a problem with the aic78xx.sys file on the hard drive.

Since the file came from the CD's (which we presume are good), this then points to an issue with your hard drive or with the CD drive. I'd suggest that you run a hard drive diagnostic (usually available for free from the hard drive manufacturer) and try another CD reader to see if that's the cause.
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