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Missing/corrupt file, can't boot, NEED to save personal files!!!

Q: Missing/corrupt file, can't boot, NEED to save personal files!!!

I'm getting a \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM message all of a sudden!

DESPERATELY need to copy some personal files somewhere before trying to restore / reformat!!!

PLEASE, help needed!!!

A: Missing/corrupt file, can't boot, NEED to save personal files!!!

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So this morning I left my laptop on while going to college and then work, after work I came home the laptop was off. Weird I thought I start it up and It keeps giving me an error that the "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM".
It tells me to instert the Windows XP cd, or set up cd.

Now I havent done it yet because I want to know is there anyway to save my stuff that I have on my harddrive? and DO NOT WANT IT TO FORMAT MY HARDDRIVE

The reason is I have FINAL PROJECTS for my term papers and also FINALS and all information related to college. I am really worried that I dont have it anymore and I dont know what I would tell my college proffesors. Please someone if you know how to save the portion of the disk thats not windows please help.

Thank you.

I also tried doing a start up disk, before coming to my senses realizing that my laptop doesnt have a floppy drive.

I think this cd that im using is not service pack 2 even thought my laptop had it on when it crashed. Any ideas what I can do thank you
 

A:boot error, corrupt file any way to save it

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I have an Advent Roma 2001 configured, in PC World style, with a "recovery partition" alongside the system partition and, after resolving a hard disk problem, I found that the machine would not start/boot Windows 7. clearly some necessary files are missing or corrupted, but the normal system recovery tools have not solved the problem(s). I'm familiar with the process for resurrecting XP, but not its counterpart for Windows 7...the files and steps for doing this are rather different. it would seem that pretty much everything else is in place on the hard disk, but certain recovery programs report "0" Windows installations when Win 7 is still in place where it was before the disk problem, e.g. it is available to be selected by the main recovery/startup program...this prog can "see" it, but can't access/boot it.

I'd really appreciate it if someone (or some folks) could map out the steps, files, command line statements, etc. so that I can breathe some life into this anaesthetised device sooner rather than later...I may as well work my way through the whole lot rather than using a trial and error method...that might take a long time. however, I'm also happy to be advised on the approach if and where this unnecessary or inadvisable.

thanks in anticipation,

DH
 

A:Win 7 boot files missing or corrupt

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XP Pro - Updates Current
AMD X2 64 4600+ Socket AM2
M2N-e Asus mobo
2GB OCZ RAM
7900GT 512MB Gfx
CD/DVD combo drive
WD 200GB HD
(no floppy and no other optical drives)

I recently went through many steps ensuring my system is clean of malware a few days ago in Hijackthis forum. ZAISS blocked several FTP attempts to my PC which I found unusual. Maybe someone was trying to attack my system.

I bought BF2142 installed it then it said I had to download a patch from the EA website. I downloaded it went to install it my comp got way bogged down. I tried to task into BF2142 to close it but my screen glitched and parts of all the windows were showing w/o anyone obviously in focus. I reset my PC.

Now it will not reboot. I had the missing file error hal.dll. Well I tried rebotting doing a few different things using recovery on my (non SP1) XP CD. In the recovery consol typing "dir" led tonothing as it didnt recognize I had a HD. I ran chkdsk and now it recognizes my HD and the hal.dll missing error was replaced with vgaoem.fon missing error. I searched Microsofts website found a way to expand the file from the XP install CD and it worked. Now when I reboot I get a pci.sys missing error.

I may be able to expand this file off of the XP CD as well but what is next? I do not know the expand command for a file in the drivers folder.

SIMPLE SOLUTION? I can resintall XP albeit a pita to reinstall all of my programs but I need a single text file from my documents... Read more

A:Cannot Boot: Missing or Corrupt Files

Hi Damage Inc,


Quote:




P.S. Booting from XP CD then pressing enter to install XP leads me to the EULA and I am stuck at this screen so maybe I cannot reinstall?




Are you trying to do a "Repair" installation, or a "Clean/New" installation?

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I have an Advent Roma 2001 configured, in PC World style, with a "recovery partition" alongside the system partition and, after resolving a hard disk problem, I found that the machine would not start/boot Windows 7. clearly some necessary files are missing or corrupted, but the normal system recovery tools have not solved the problem(s). I'm familiar with the process for resurrecting XP, but not its counterpart for Windows 7...the files and steps for doing this are rather different. it would seem that pretty much everything else is in place on the hard disk, but certain recovery programs report "0" Windows installations when Win 7 is still in place where it was before the disk problem, e.g. it is available to be selected by the main recovery/startup program...this prog can "see" it, but can't access/boot it.

I'd really appreciate it if someone (or some folks) could map out the steps, files, command line statements, etc. so that I can breathe some life into this anaesthetised device sooner rather than later...I may as well work my way through the whole lot rather than using a trial and error method...that might take a long time. however, I'm also happy to be advised on the approach if and where this unnecessary or inadvisable.

thanks in anticipation,

DH

A:Win 7 boot files missing or corrupt

Try running a Startup Repair as this tutorial explains. You may need to run it three times.

Startup Repair

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im using xp and getting a message:
file missing or corrupt:
windows\system32\c_850.nls

I've tried to repair using an xp reinstall disc but going nowhere.

Help (quickly)!!!!:

A:cant boot up:file missing/corrupt

1. Start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. Select the appropriate installation.
4. Enter the Administrator password or press Enter if the Administrator password is blank.
5. At the command prompt, type chkdks /r and press Enter. If you have large disk drive, go to lunch.
6. Type cd system32 and press Enter.
7. Type ren c_850.nls c_850.old and press Enter. (Don't worry if no file is found.simply continue)
8. Type expand \i386\c_850.nl_ c:\windows\system32 and press Enter, where is the drive letter that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM.
9. Type Exit and press Enter to restart Windows XP.
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/t1052322678

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 running Windows XP. When I start up I get the following error message:
File is missing or corrupt.
\Windows\system32\config\system
Start Windows setup using setup cd.
I have tried starting in safe mode, last know config but it keeps coming back to the error message (I do not have the setup disc).
I also have had the error message that that ac adaptor is not recognized.
I don't know if the adaptor could be causing the system 32 error.
 

A:File is missing or corrupt at boot

Hi and welcome.
Not an easy one to solve, you will need the install Cd or if you can borrow one, it will have to be the same as installed - Xp Professional.
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

If no luck - you may be able to save any needed data and files.
How to use Linux live Cd to backup files from a dead Pc
 

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Operating Dell Inspiron 7500 with XP professional
It won't boot because of <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt.
How can I fix this?

I am new to this site and would appreciate your help to solve this problem.

Thank you.

A:Won't boot-missing or corrupt file-Help!

Hello and welcome to TSF...
Could be software or hardware issue...
To find out whether is software or hardware issue, first find out what make/model is your HDD...
Visit manufacturers Web Site, download diagnostic tools, and test your HDD for possible bad sectors...

If your HDD is OK, try check disk repair:
Make sure your first boot device in BIOS is CD-ROM
Boot with Windows XP CD...
When it prompts you to 'press any key to boot from CD' do it...
After text-based portion of Setup, press 'R' to enter in Recovery Console...
Pick up the partition where is your system installed...
If you have admin password, type it and press Enter...
Type CHKDSK /R [notice the space between CHKDSK and /]
and hit Enter...
After it finish, type EXIT and hit Enter...

Hope this will help you mate...
Keep us posted...

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I have an Advent Roma 2001 configured, in PC World style, with a "recovery partition" alongside the system partition and, after resolving a hard disk problem, I found that the machine would not start/boot Windows 7. clearly some necessary files are missing or corrupted, but the normal system recovery tools have not solved the problem(s). I'm familiar with the process for resurrecting XP, but not its counterpart for Windows 7...the files and steps for doing this are rather different. it would seem that pretty much everything else is in place on the hard disk, but certain recovery programs report "0" Windows installations when Win 7 is still in place where it was before the disk problem, e.g. it is available to be selected by the main recovery/startup program...this prog can "see" it, but can't access/boot it.

I'd really appreciate it if someone (or some folks) could map out the steps, files, command line statements, etc. so that I can breathe some life into this anaesthetised device sooner rather than later...I may as well work my way through the whole lot rather than using a trial and error method...that might take a long time. however, I'm also happy to be advised on the approach if and where this unnecessary or inadvisable.

thanks in anticipation,

DH

A:[SOLVED] win 7 HP boot files missing or corrupt

If you have a Recovery Partition then you can boot into that (by pressing the specific key or combination at boot up, usually F11) and restore your computer to Factory Settings. this will remove all your data and files, so be sure to backup your data first. You can also press F8 at bootup get to the Advanced Boot menu (Safe Mode etc) and choose Fix My Computer. It may require the Windows 7 DVD.

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I'm receiving a <windowsroot>system32/hal.dll missing or corrupt error upon startup.
i've tried about 5 different suggested solutions from the Microsoft website and none have worked so far. I tried to boot using the Microsoft xp CD and then hit R for the recovery console.....in the recovery console i tried some solutions such as chkdsk /p and /r.....as well as fixboot......fixmbr and finally expand and copying the file into the c: drive.....nothing has worked so far.......i also went the other route....instead of hitting r for the recovery console i tried to reinstall xp but after i got through the first few steps and hit F8 to agree to the terms....i was only left with the choice of installing on one of the 2 partitions...i then received a warning that the partition i installed on would be formatted and all data erased.....the issue here is that although i do have most data backed up....there are a number of files that unfortunately i didn't back up...anyone out there have any suggestions....

thanks
 

A:windows xp will not boot....missing or corrupt file

i also should mention that when i power up the computer....without the windows xp cd....it just goes directly to a black screen with the error.....im not even sure how to access the recovery partition of my hard drive anymore
 

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How do I replace this file when the computer won't boot up? I have a set of XP setup boot disks. Can I use those to boot up, then copy the file to c:\windows\system32? Is there an easier way?

Thanks...

Bob

A:Won't boot (file ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt)

Hi!
My friend had the same problem a year ago. I used windows xp cd to boot up and copy the file to system32 folder.. it's working.

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Upon startup, I get a message telling me

"Windows could not start because the following file is either missing or corrupt:
/WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM
You can attempt to fix this problem with the System Repair on the Setup CD."

Or something along those lines.
When I first asked for help I was told it was a registry error, and to try "Last Known Good Config." from the boot menu.
I tried it, and no cigar.

So, I can't get into my system.
Windows XP came with my computer, so I have no CD.....

Help?
 

A:Boot problem - missing/corrupt file

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
 

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Having many problems after windows crashed and seems to be "invsible" on hard drive ...after running chkdsk /r using WIN XP CD and recovery console I am now getting

Windows could not boot because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>system32\hal.dll

Please re-install a copy of the above file

Have tried the recommended MS fix .using XP CD and "expand d:\i386 " command but I am getting "the system canot find the file or directory specified".

Any ideas ? I think my HDD is either damaged or has picked up malware implying it is damaged but data (apart from OS) may be intact...don't want to reinstal from recovery and lose data (although "my documents" folder has been backed up to external HDD) if I can repair XP but seems not to be possible. Using repair from recovery console doesn't show any current WIN XP installation and C partition seems to be "empty" (shows 148mb of 160mb HDD "free")
 

A:Windows could not boot because the following file is missing or corrupt:

Try booting from one of these. Don't even bother trying to replace the "missing" file because it is probably not missing and there are 7 choices of hal.dll decided upon at setup, so you may get the wrong one.

Bootable XP Sysboot Floppy and CD Images

These will give you a menu for boot and you choose the partition and drive. Most will be the first choice. If it boots, then we just need to fix your boot.ini or other boot files.

Can you give us the make and model? Do you have a SATA drive?
 

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My first post. I saw another unresolved post very similar. I get either a black empty screen or the system tells me that my hal.dll file is missing or corrupt. The USB ports and sound capability were mysteriously disabled before my unsuccessful reboot(s) and now I need to know if swapping my master and slave HD's is even feasible, since this is what someone else tried without any success. Is there a new trojan or something out there that does this kind of damage? Help is certainly welcomed.

A:XP boot failure says missing or corrupt hal.dll file

Hello juniortech, Welcome to TSF!

I suggest that you got the Microsoft site and read this article. (Click on the coloured link.)
If the information is a bit daunting, just let us know and we will assist you further.
Give it a try, then post back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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Hi all. I've been researching this problem for 2 days on my own and hope that someone here can help.I am running WinXP Home SP2 on an eMachine T6412 with Athlon 64 3400+ CPU.Here's what happened:Got infected with AntiVirus 2008Tried to install SuperAntiSpyware to repair but Windows Installer was damaged and anything I tried to install or uninstall came up with: The Windows Installer Service could not be acessed. This may be because you are in safe mode...I went in and manually disabled AntiVirus 2008I spent several hours trying to repair Windows Installer with no luck.Decided to do a repair install, which caused me to start updating my Windows installation from my original SP1 to SP2. I had lots of difficulties and failed installations. I had to basically download the files then switch to safe mode to install them.Tried to install SuperAntiSpyware again and bang: Windows Installer cannot be accessed!!!!Decided to try to repair Windows Installer one more time through Repair Console. Everything seemed to go OK and then when I went to reboot, I got the following: INF file minint\boot is corrupt or missing, status 14. This comes up right after the post and I am unable to do a reinstall or even access the recovery console. I have tried to create aslipstreamed boot disc with SP 2 already on it and still get this error or it's partner: INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missingHas anybody out there got any ideas?TIA,Roberta

A:Inf File Minint\boot Is Corrupt Or Missing, Status 14

BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ I don't have much faith in persons/users who get infected...and then self-clean...and subsequently...have system problems.It could happen...I just don't think that I've seen a single poster who claimed to have done such...fail to report system problems afterwards.It's painless and easy to make sure.Louis

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Hi,
Error message is Windows 2000 could not boot because the following file is missing or corrupt - WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\System

When I go into Windows 2000 Setup (off of the Win 2000 Update CD) I can see my drive and all the files on C: including System and System.alt. The directory information shows these 2 files to be the same size --- which is what I'd expect. I guess I'm thinking that if one is corrupt maybe it's size would be altered.

When I try a repair --- so far it doesn't work. I've tried every WIN 2000 Setup repair method that doesn't require an emergency boot floppy because....I don't have one. I have other systems here I can use to create or download a generic one but I'm not sure that this will work for me.
All my bill paying files are on this computer and I need to pay my billls. There must be a way to get this fixed without hauling my PC into a shop --- isn't there? Please help if you can... Thanks!

Okay...I've tried using substitute emergency boot floppies. I can get to the console. I can run Chkdisk. I think I may have a bad boot sector but who knows. I need some tool I can run from the console off of a floppy that can help me diagnose and fix this thing.

I've typed out all the .log files in c:WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG to see if there was anything interesting there. A couple of them seemed to have a sort of a mean-faced icon as the last character in the log file.

I've tried using some tools like ... Read more

A:WIN 2000 Won't Boot-System file missing or corrupt

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I am always getting this message "The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated. " each time for my Elitebook 8460p. HP Notebook System Bios Update (American Internationa). F.63 Rev A, June 2 2016. is used from the HP website. I have already installed the Bios Tool. Please advise. 

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Hey there I've been having a few problems with my computer recently. My computer has been regulary crashing. However it always booted. But recently my computer has to decided it won't boot at all. I have a feeling that my computer may have been shutdown incorrectly and thus the problem may not be linked to the random crashes which I believe to be the result of installing a new graphics card. However I cannot be sure of this. One thing I am sure of though is that I cannot do anything unless I can boot my computer. I've already posted on the possible graphics card issue here on this forum and made mention of this boot issue there, however I've now linked the no boot issue here, since it may be a seperate problem. The problem began when I started my computer this morning and got the following message.Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:\windows\system32\config\systemYou can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CDROMSelect 'r' at the first screen to start repair.Only problem is I don't have my original setup CDROM. I wasn't given an XP disk. I have looked at various sites and have found that it is possible to make XP floppies. I have a friend who has a disk for upgrading Win98 to XP but I have a feeling this disk won't be of any use. If I have to use floppies will the repair process be made more difficult.I have also noticed various methods to res... Read more

A:Refusing To Boot: Windows Could Not Start Because The Following File Is Missing Or Corrupt:

Does nobody know???

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Last Sunday I ran into a horrid problem with my Asus c90S machine and Vista.

I am unable to boot windows due to a corrupt or missing registry. I've tried repairing from Install disk and also using the restore point fix. Neither of those are able to fix my problem. I've used chcdsk /f and many other command prompt commands to try and fix the problem myself, but I'm at a loss.

here is the direct file that I think is causing the problem:

\windows\system32\config\system

Status: 0xc000000f


I would love to be able to save a few of my files. Can I transfer my files from my HD to an external USB HD? If I attempt to reinstall vista from start, would I lose all of my files?

And finally, does anyone have an suggestions as to the problem and/or fixes?

I'm running a Hiatchi (sp?) harddrive. I apologize for any missing information.

Thanks,

troyst83

A:Vista Boot Problem - Registry File Missing or Corrupt

Yes, you probably can transfer your data to another media.

I recommend buying an external hard drive enclosure. It's very similar to an external hard drive, but you are able to put a normal hard drive inside it and read it like a USB drive. They're very cheap, from what I've seen.

If you attempt to reinstall Vista, you will lose all your files.

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Good evening all,

New to the forum and I'm experiencing problems with my desktop running Windows XP Pro.

If I try to boot I get the message System32/drivers/ntfs.sys missing or corrupt

I have searched the forum and tried to do as advised here http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/923352-system32-drivers-ntfs-sys-missing.html

When I try to run Windows recovery console I get a blue screen with the same message :-( at part 3. of the above advice.

I'm guessing my drive has gave up the ghost but in true tight style I'm praying it is something silly and not the drive.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated. I'm not very good at fault finding but I know my way a round a PC well enough to do virus removal etc so not totally illiterate and able to follow any instructions given to me.

Plllllllllease someone help

 

A:Solved: System32/drivers/ntfs file missing or corrupt Cant boot or do anything I've t

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Hello:

My laptop was working fine last night, then this morning it will not boot up.

I get the following message:

STOP: c0000135 {Unable to Locate DLL}
The dynamic link library winsrv could not be found in the specified path Default Load Path.
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete, contact your system administrator or technical support group.

I have tried to reboot several times and get the same message. I have a Compaq Amanda 7800, Windows NT 4.0 build 1381, service pack 4, and 128 MB of memory.

I don't have a Windows NT set up disk, or a boot disk.

HELP!!!
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Blue Screen on boot up (Missing or corrupt DLL file)

Greetings

Ok... I probably do not have good news for you.

Are your NT system files on a FAT partition? If so, then you can boot of a DOS6.11 boot disk (The one I have set up is available here) and expand the file off your NT CD and write it to your HD, as it is likely to be corrupt.

If the partition is formatted with NTFS, you have a much more harder task. You have the following options:

a) Format the HD and re-install NT. If you have important data that you need to save off the HD, then you can use NTFSdos from Sysinternals.com (which is supplied on my boot disk) to read the NTFS drive and extract the data.

b) Buy a Read/WRITE version of NTFSdos and use it to expand the DLL off your CD and write it to the HD as per the FAT16 instructions (PS. If you decide on this choice, I would LOVE to have a copy of the Read/WRITE version of NTFSdos, or better yet ERD {Emergency Repair Disk} Commander)

c) Install a second copy of Winnt into a different directory on the same HD. Then expand the DLL off your CD and write it to the HD in the old NT directory. You will probably have to edit your boot.ini file to include the old NT version.

Let's assume the boot.ini file looked like this (I have used my Win2K boot.ini file, which only has ONE line for the NT OS to start. In NT4 there are 2 lines; keep both lines intact):

[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows NT... Read more

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will not boot in safe mode or when I get to recovery console there is no choice to say which windows to log on to nothing shows. when i try a new install, it freezes at the Eula agreement. Had to use a xp home disk to get to recovery console but upgrade disk will do nothing. have read so many instructions and can get to each to a point, what do I do now?? I feel soooo stupid that I can not figure out what to do next. Your site is so easy to read and follow, but I can't get this other computer to act right. I am on the laptop which you helped to tweak and fix.

A:Hp Pavillion 6630 Won't Boot Corrupt Of Missing Windows\system32\config\system Files

Your registry has become corrupt

You need to replace your system hives
These are the SAM SECURITY DEFAULT SYSTEM CONFIG
If these become edited or corrupt you cannot boot.

For the whole proceedure please post back and I will explain in detail

KB307545

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A while back, my computer got infected with the FBI Moneypak virus. I
got it cleaned 3-5 days after the virus took place thanks to my college and their Resnet
(They used CCcleaner to remove it). After which, I got a
2 year subscription to Webroot Secure Anywhere anti-virus software. I'm
also being protected my avast and malwarbytes. I've run multiple scans
using all 3 anti-virus programs and each has not found any viruses, but a
few threats (which I eliminated of course). I just wanted to know 3
things:
1) Is it possible for my files to have been affected because of the FBI Moneypak virus?
2) What kind of viruses affect personal files?
3) Is it possible for viruses to not be detected with the amount of
protection I have? I haven't accessed any dangerous websites since the
incident happened. I'm just worried that because I got a virus, my
computer has been permanently affected and I should just go buy a new
one and trash the one I'm using.
 
Also, before the virus had taken place, I wrote down on a notepad the exact size of my personal folders down to the last byte. When I checked the folders after the virus had been cleaned, not a single byte had changed. That alone should tell me that my files have not been tampored with, but I'm still paranoid. Also, during the 3-5 period my laptop had virus, I had my laptop either on safe mode with networking or shut off. The only times when it wasn't off or on safe mode with networking was when I was checking to see if I had cleaned ... Read more

A:How often do viruses corrupt personal files

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer. I am The Dark Knight and will be assisting you. Please ask questions if anything is unclear.  A while back, my computer got infected with the FBI Moneypak virus. Igot it cleaned 3-5 days after the virus took place thanks to my college and their Resnet(They used CCcleaner to remove it). After which, I got a2 year subscription to Webroot Secure Anywhere anti-virus software. I'malso being protected my avast and malwarbytes. I've run multiple scansusing all 3 anti-virus programs and each has not found any viruses, but afew threats (which I eliminated of course).You should only run one antivirus program at a time. Having mutliple antivirus programs can cause conflicts and reduce your computer security, As you have purchased Webroot I strongly recommend uninstalling avast!, or disabling it and only using it for offline scans.  1) Is it possible for my files to have been affected because of the FBI Moneypak virus?There are many variations of this infection. It is often related to the ZeroAccess rootkit. Generally it doesn't modify your files. There are a few nasty versions that encrypt files, with a code that is basically to hard to work out how to break. Given that you are able to use your files it is safe to say your files haven't been encrypted.  2) What kind of viruses affect personal files?Some trojans do, and they generally try to patch or replace your files. Polymorphic file infectors are known for infecting part... Read more

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i downloaded bearshare..and something called zanga which was spyware came with it. when i removed it from my computer through the add/remove programs area it told me to restart. when i did, and my personal settings were supposed to come up, a gray box popped up and said that it couldn't load them due to one of two things...i don't remember the first, but the second said something about a possible corrupt file. i lost all my pictures and music, but i know it's still in the computer cuz i ran a search and it came up with stuff. how can i fix this?!! please help! thanks
 

A:corrupt file-won't load personal settings

you shoud repost this in the security section...you are infected
 

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Is this possible, how often does this occur, etc. Webroot SecureAnywhere for example. Can this anti-virus program corrupt your personal files?

A:Can anti-virus programs that you have to pay for corrupt your personal files?

I have worked on many computers and installed many subscribtion antivirus programs. I never came across an issue where personal files are affected from an antivirus program, especially Webroot. Most infections attack main system files that cause the OS to do crazy things, depending on the infection. In most cases, infections wont attack personal information like pictures, music, documents, etc. because they are not active programs or have anything to do with the main OS running. I am not saying that it will never happen, but I dont think you will have to worry about Webroot or any other antivirus corrupting personal files. However, if you really are worried about your personal information, back it up to a flash drive or external HDD to be on the safe side, which I would recommend doing regardless if you have antivirus or not.

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I got a new windows 10 laptop a few weeks ago and I'm belatedly getting around to creating a system recovery disk on usb. I'm intending to use the standard windows 10 option 'create a recovery drive'. Someone mentioned that among other things this would be useful if I ever wanted to sell the machine on further down the line and wanted to do a clean install.

My question is, does the standard recovery disk save personal data because I've already loaded some music, docs, notes vids and added a few browser bookmarks etc. Basically I'm hoping it doesn't because I wouldn't want to pass anything on. (I already do 2 separate backups of my personal stuff in case of failure, so that's not an issue)

A:Does recovery disk save personal folders and files

I'm intending to use the standard windows 10 option 'create a recovery drive'. Someone mentioned that among other things this would be useful if I ever wanted to sell the machine on further down the line and wanted to do a clean install.



On a new PC - I would highly recommend that you > Create a Recovery Drive..
This will save the Factory Image to a USB - so if ever needed, you can re-install the factory Out Of Box setup..
That recovery drive will NOT contain any personal programs or files...

To backup the current state of your PC - Programs, Files, settings, etc..
I would recommend Marcium Reflect Free > http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx?x-ca=blog

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I restarted my computer because it was running slow and I clicked to save all files and now it telling me I need a startup pass word after it reset. It will boot up and then that message pops up. Please help this is a brand new laptop. I just got it.

A:I restarted my HP laptop and clicked save all personal files...

@A_thornton? If you're referring to a power on password, at the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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All,

My hard drive crashed on my laptop. I had a running dual boot environment of Win2K and XP. Both the Win2K and XP were backed up with Acronis Ver11. After replacing the hard drive I created the partitions needed for Win2K and XP using a Win2K CD. Formatted and installed Win2k on the first partition. Did a restore of Win2K via Acronics. I used the restore because of the other software I had installed/running on the first partition (Win2K). The XP/OS application I have needs three partitions. The three were created by the Win
2K CD and then formatted via Disk Management (Win2K). Next I restored my XP/OS via Acronics on the second partition. Modified the Boot.ini file for both Win2K and XP. The Win2K boots no problem. Selecting XP I get the following error: Missing or corrupt file Windows\system32\config\systemd. I did copy in the NTldr and NTDetect from the i386 folder (XP CD), to the XP OS no change.

Thanks for your Help in advance

Ripcord2
 

A:Solved: Missing or corrupt file "systemd" on a dual boot

Copying ntldr and ntdetect.com, and running fixmbr and fixboot from the repair console
should work. If not, do a complete repair from xp cd boot.
 

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This must be one you guys have heard before, however i think mines a little differernt.

Ok i boot my comp and just before loading screen it comes up with
Windows ould not start becuase the following file is missing or corrupt:
\Windows\System32\Config\System

Now, i have found what microsoft says to do, which is to put a windows CD in and press r, to go to the command promt screen in order to put in a whole lot of code. Fair enough i say, looks easy enough.

One problem though, i put my windows disk in, i press r. At this stage the instructions say the black screen should first ask me for a password to log in as admin however mine doesn't. I then go to type in the first bit of code the microsoft instructions tell me to type which is MD TMP i then get a message saying access denied! i type help, see a list of commands and found the logon command, so i tried that except it doesnt give me a list of admins where i should then be able to type in the password and log on in order to be able to type the code which microsoft has to me to type.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! i really cbf formating my hardrive.

btw running windows XP SP2. Comp is P4, 1gig ram. fx5700 graphics card.
PS: instructions i am refferring to are
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

A:No boot, File missing or corrupt: windows\system\config\system

Went through the same thing with my older computer (HP Pavilion 502n/WinXP Home). Nearly brand new when it was given to me by a friend, three years ago, who forgot to give the Windows recovery disk. Then in mid August, it pulled a similar stunt as yours.

At First it was blackscreen with "Windows not shutdown completely and options to go into "safemode" or normally. That lasted a couple of times when it suddenly would not complete the boot up and got a similar message as you did.

Took it to a computer tech, who found a BIOS glitch and thought he had fixed it.

Then three weeks later, in early September, it did it again. Would not boot up completely several times. Then it finally did....after going online for a while, it started crashing and restarting every 20 minutes. Eventually it finally did boot up to show something else on a blue screen with a list of checking files systems on C: with this:

1 of your disks need to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk chk at any time.
CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)
CHKDSK verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)
Deleting index entry CAUGNJQR in ...and on and on until it reached 94% and crashed.

another boot and it was CMOS Checksum and so on.
At fourth bootup, it finally reached screen with F keys and I hit them to go into Safemode and HP system recovery (non destructive file mode).

After five hours, it completed that and Crashed. I finally boxed it up for a couple of days to take back to the... Read more

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I'm currently using Windows XP Pro Corporate SP2 on my problem computer and an hour ago I was struck with this problem.

It started when I downloaded the AOL 9.0 client and signed in with my account. I thought the AOL Welcome page was loading, and loading, and loading, until I realized that it had been frozen (my first clue was my music playing in Winamp in the background was stalling and resuming, as well as my cursor). I tried the good-old Control-Alt-Delete, yet nothing happened. Everything became unresponsive except for the cursor for a good ten minutes before I'd had enough and pressed the damn restart button on my computer.

Windows didn't like this move at all, apparently, since I saw a line of vertical dashes appear across the lower portion of my screen, and moments later, this message:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup (blah blah blah, etc.)

Unfortunately for me, I had misplaced the setup CD-ROM that the error was suggesting I use. 2+ years ago.

I built this computer myself, so I can't simply call up the manufacturer and request some recovery CD's so I can get into the Recovery Console.

A friend of mine left a burned CD at my house which included his Windows XP Home OS, I thought, so I tried to get to the RC from that disc. This is when I discovered that the disc wouldn't boot and I couldn't g... Read more

A:Failure to boot! "Missing or corrupt file"! Help!

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I backed up using an external drive prior to resetting HP desktop to factory settings.
When I tried to restore the files I couldn't find them in any of the libraries. Where did they go? I did reinstall programs like Microsoft Office 2003. I did look at the folders in the backup, ie Documents, Pictures & Music. They were all empty. I used the backup through the control panel.

How do I find them & put them back in the right place? Running Windows 7 64 bit
Home Premium Edition.
Thank you

A:Personal files missing from backup

How is your backup file called?

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I used the repair feature in Microsoft 2002
When I opened my e mail program, Microsoft Outlook 2002, all my e
mails were gone as were my contacts. There was a box that talked about
copying the old file to the new one. Can someone explain how this is
done?
Thanx
Desperate
[email protected]
 

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Hi, i did a none destructive recovery on my packard bell pc, using the built in utility, all went well, it booted up as new, and even told me that it was succesful, and came up with a pop up window telling me where my old files would be. But there not there.. Its my girlfriends pc, with alot of personal docs and photos that are not replaceable. So please someone help me before she decides to bury me under the pattio.... i thought that maybe it had reformated the hard drive but with all the stuff she had on there im sure id did not as it only took like 5 mins to recover.. so please if anyone can help.. id be very grateful..thanks
 

A:Missing personal files after Packard Bell Non destructive recovery..

Crazibhoy said:


Hi, i did a none destructive recovery on my packard bell pc, using the built in utility, all went well, it booted up as new, and even told me that it was succesful, and came up with a pop up window telling me where my old files would be. But there not there.. Its my girlfriends pc, with alot of personal docs and photos that are not replaceable. So please someone help me before she decides to bury me under the pattio.... i thought that maybe it had reformated the hard drive but with all the stuff she had on there im sure id did not as it only took like 5 mins to recover.. so please if anyone can help.. id be very grateful..thanks

Click to expand...

Was that computer working and was its personal data accessible before you did a non-destructive recovery?

Something can always go wrong during a non-destructive recovery, so there's no guarantee that personal data will remain intact.

And what happens if the hard drive suddenly dies?

That's why irreplaceable personal data should be backed up and saved in external media.

------------------------------------------------------------
 

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Hi Guys

I was given a new sony vaio to be repaired and it was fine until my assistance somehow moved one of the system32 file to a different folder! A mistake on her part :-0

However, now when I start up the laptop, all i can see is a black screen with white text saying:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Ok....seeing as I have the Sony Vaio without a recovery disk (the recovery is in windows) so how am I going to re-install system32\hal.dll if I even I cannot open windows?

I tried to boot it to safe mode but I still get the same error message as above.

Please advise and thank you for your time in advance
Jackie
 

A:Following Files is missing or Corrupt..

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I just turned on a computer I haven't used in a while. I t turns on but then about thirty seconds go and I get a screen it says:
WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT:
windows/system/vgaoem.fon
It says it could be repaired by selecting "r" at the first screen and to use the original start up disk.
My problem is that the first page doesn't show up, I think the bios page pops up for a sec but thats it, I cant get to the bios. Then the page that I just explained comes up. Ive pressed R about a thousand times but nothing is working. Am I? FUBARed.

A:Files Missing or Corrupt?

Hi,

I think what they are saying is you need to do a repair install. You can do that by setting your boot order in the BIOS setup menu to:

CDRom
Floppy
Boot Drive

Be sure to save before you exit.

Put in the OS disk, let it boot and select "R" for Repair Install.

Another way to get back to where you were is to try starting by safe mode....then enter the Restore feature and restore to an earlier date.

Let us know if we can help further.

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Have had a numerous small niggling ?not responding? things on numerous programmes, and the most frustrating of them all is the Adobe Flash Player, as I have lost all Window start up and closing down sound; and no audio on YouTube, but still have audio on Media Player for some attachments.

I am thinking of uninstalling IE8 and reinstall it again to see if it may make a difference.

Then I began to wonder when I was having this problem with Flash Player six months back and trying to solve the problem and accepting advice from others on the forums to delete certain elements that may be causing the audio problem; is there a possibility that there was a corrupted file or the file that I deleted shouldn?t have been deleted.

Therefore, I was wondering if the Acer Recovery CD could be used to fix any corrupted file and replace any file that I may have deleted. Is there a means that the Recovery CD can be used this way.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

A:Win XP corrupt or missing files.

Hello wop

The Recovery CD cannot be used on the same way as the XP installation CD

So, check if you have a folder
C:\I386
on the hard drive.

Or
explore your Recovery CD and look for an I386 folder. It will be pretty large in size.
If you can find it, copy it to the root of "C" so that you have
C:\I386

Now you will need to tell your computer you have the files on your PC.
Start/Run and type in
Regedit
OK

Then navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries here on the right hand side. The one we want is called:
SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive. All you need to do is change it to:
C:\
Double click the SourcePath setting and a new box will pop up allowing you to make the change.

Now restart your computer and try it out
Start/Run and type in
sfc /scannow (there is a space before /)
OK

Typically the "Insert CD" message has only an OK and Cancel button. Press OK, allowing it to fail. The next dialog will typically ask you to provide the location of the CD-ROM; just type in the full path of the I386 directory

.

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Hi cannot get on the web. tried to repair windows xp pro but a error message say the c\windows\system32\inetcomm.dll is missing or corrupt. Also when I try to start the web i get error that says Entry point Set Dll directry w could not be located in the dymamic link library Kernel32.dll How do i fix these issues anybody
 

A:missing or corrupt files

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Hello, I hope I'm posting this in the correct forum.

I have been using an external hard drive nexstar 3 for a couple of years now. Trouble is, I've noticed that quite a number of files (notepad, word etc.) and also many image files are missing or corrupt. I have defragmented hard drive as well as searched for errors.

It's not full to capacity, in fact it 125 GB of free space left, so I'm not quite sure what's going on. Is there anything I can do to get my files and images back? Images are there but when I attempt to open them the error in a pop up states:

1. could not complete your request because invalid SOS, DHT, DQT, OR EOI JPEG marker is found before a JPEG SOI marker

2. could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found

Word docs/notepad files are also there but again when I go to open them the documents are full of weird text.

Not all files are corrupt, most I can view but I would say that at least 30% of the docs and images on the external HD are corrupt in some way. Can anyone suggest anything, or are they pretty much lost for good?

Thanks

p.s I'm not sure if I need to give more info on the hard drive??
 

A:Missing/Corrupt Files

Welcome to the TSG forums...

As you mentioned, more information about your external HDD would be appreciated... I'm curious about the HDD inside your external enclosure; how is it formatted? FAT32 or NTFS? What size is it? What make and model is the HDD itself? I realize that you might not have ever opened the enclosure, but I'd really like to know some specific details about the HDD... I understand that it is a Nexstar product, but I want to know the BRAND of the HDD itself to see if we can do some tests with disk utility software from the HDD maker...

The BAD news is, those corrupted files are probably damaged beyond repair. I'd suggest that you copy them (COPY them, do NOT try to MOVE them) onto your internal HDD as soon as possible, then burn them to a CD/DVD, just in case any of them can be salvaged. I know that will seem like a lot of work; it IS a lot of work, but if you really want to try to save any of that data, burning those files to an optical disk is probably your best bet.

OTOH, if you have some fairly large flash drives (AKA USB thumb drives) lying around, you could try to copy the files from the Nexstar3 HDD to the flash drives, which would avoid the process of copying to the internal HDD first, then burning them onto optical media...

Lastly, just about ANY type of flash media you can read and write to from your computer would also work; my digital camera uses SD media, and I have SD card readers in two of my systems. I've used my SD ca... Read more

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Hi,

After two days of trying to recover my vista installation I've got a new version of vista and it it's still telling me i've got missing or corrupt files.

Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm going crazy!!!!

What more can I do!!!!!!!!

Where can get the correct files/ a good recovery disk/ a bootable virus cd (tried bit defender - didn't work).

I've read soooo many pages about this and nothing works. Startup repair - doesn't work; complete system recovery - doesn't work; formatting during the vista installation - doesn't work.
Please help!!!

A:Missing and Corrupt files

if you have tried all of the system repair options its time to start checking out the hardware, download bootable diagnostic software for checking out your harddrive from the manufactorers website and try that for starters.
next do the same for memory.
another cause of bad data could be the psu or motherboard with a fault but they take a more experience eye to solve, while the case is open and with power disconnected check to see all parts are free of dust and cable connectors are snug.

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WHAT I WAS DOING: Preparing to install a new printer by first uninstalling the old printer and all associated software. (and other unused programs).FIRST PROBLEM ENCOUNTERED: Software uninstallers failed. Unable to remove programs.OTHER PROBLEMS: CD-ROM drive doesn't always work.OTHER OBSERVATIONS: Network wizard is remembering an old network name. Folders are set to remember settings but they don't. Not all features of programs are working. Defrag reported some files could not be defragged but report did not list file names. KB977914 failedWHAT I'VE DONE SO FAR:Ran disk clean up and defrag.Ran "Check System Compatibility" feature from XP OP disk (all OK)Uninstalled SP3 - Note: Original OP disk includes SP2Ran sfc /scannow and chkdskRESULTS:sfc /scannow -- "Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL Cache."chkdsk -- recovered lost files, corrected errors in the volume bitmap, found problems with the file system (Ran chkdsk /f)At this point I reran sfc /scannow and it produced the same results as noted above (DLL missing). Inserted OP disk and received:"The option to upgrade will not be available at this time because set-up was unable to load the file D:/i386/WINNTUPG/NETUPGRD.DLL. Error performing in page operation."QUESTIONS:1) If i386, in essence, is just a copy of the original OP disk can I just copy the files from disk to PC? But is this the right route to go being that the following was observed... Read more

A:Missing DLL & corrupt files

Since above post I have...1) attempted to reinstall SP3 ---> it FAILS when it reaches the need to copy Beethovens symphony No. 9.wma. My administrative rights have been altered as I am now unable to access the ALL USERS folder. Did the uninstalling of SP3 affect the original SP2 files, therefore creating the sfc /scannow and chkdsk results?2) Ran malwarebytes and it found multiple PUPS for MyWebSearch and 1 trojan (Vundo). Per report all were fixed successfully. All Users folder is still inaccessible. I'M THINKING MY REGISTRY NEEDS A GOOD LOOKING AT. Who can do this?3) The above DLL (wlanapi.dll) is needed by one known program (cell phone to pc connection)How important is WINNTUPG/NETUPGRD.DLL? Do I need to copy all of the i386 folder from CD (WINXP, SP2) and replace the one on PC?I'm no expert for sure, but I'm really believing the many nuisance problems are all related to registry entries being incorrect and further believing there is a simpler fix than reinstalling the OP system. The system is working quite well other than a few buggy issues.

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ok, So I have burnt many different ISO CDs trying to fix this error. It seems with all of my CDs I am not having any luck. So I went on my laptop (which was running seven starter) and cleaned out my cache and registry to try again... I tried both burnt ISO disks, (both burnt at lowest speed, 3x I think... The lowest for PowerISO) one 7100 and one 7600 build, and both get same results...

Build 7100: Gets past "copying windows files", then gets to "expanding windows files", and stays at 0% before giving me the missing file or corrupt ISO error...
Build 7600: Gets pas "copying windows files", then gets to "expanding windows files", and actually gets to 97% before giving me the corrupt ISO or missing file error...

Now im not sure what to do at this point, my computer is useless atm because these actions have cause windows 7 starter to not connect at all... Any help please??? T.T

Thanks in advance.

A:Missing files or corrupt ISO

Hi Kris

Redownload your ISO's.

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Having wiped my hard drive clean with a third party software so as to do a clean install and using the six boot up disk,after getting to the part of it formatting to ntfs then finishing ,a error message came up with missing or corrupt .sif file,i then again tried 2 more times using my boot disk but came up with same problem.
The pc that im reinstalling is my wifes,well anyway i decided since either the floppies are a flop (sorry) .I went into bios and changed the bootup to cdrom as first and put floppy drive as third,after doing so i placed in my xp cd and rebooted ,when doing so it went through the same prcedures but actually started to workand all came out ok.
I have also read where there had been a few people that did what i have done but without succes,not sure if they had gone through bios to change or not ,and not sure if the bootup disk are missing files even though i downloaded them from Microsoft.
Any comments on why it may have worked for me and not othersw.

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Have had a numerous small niggling “not responding” things on numerous programmes, and the most frustrating of them all is the Adobe Flash Player, as I have lost all Window start up and closing down sound; and no audio on YouTube, but still have audio on Media Player for some attachments.

I am thinking of uninstalling IE8 and reinstall it again to see if it may make a difference.

Then I began to wonder when I was having this problem with Flash Player six months back and trying to solve the problem and accepting advice from others on the forums to delete certain elements that may be causing the audio problem; is there a possibility that there was a corrupted file or the file that I deleted shouldn’t have been deleted.

Therefore, I was wondering if the Acer Recovery CD could be used to fix any corrupted file and replace any file that I may have deleted. Is there a means that the Recovery CD can be used this way.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
 

A:Win XP corrupt or missing files

You can run System File Check by clicking Start / Run and type in sfc /scannow ( be sure to leave a space between sfc and /scannow ) Have your installation cd handy as it will ask for it to correct errors. Also if your low on ram you can run the free scan at http://www.crucial.com/ to see how much you have and how much you can add. You can also free up space by storing photos and videos online for free at http://photobucket.com/
 

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Hi,
I keep on getting a blue error screen. And it says "dumping memory". It also saya stuff like "IRQL not less or equal", "Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area" and files missing or corrupt specifically System32/drivers/pci.
How can i fix this problem?

Thanks for your help,

Steve
 

A:Missing or Corrupt files

First download and run a memory tester. The program you download will make a bootable floppy for you. Boot the computer from the floppy and run the tester; it will take hours to run. Have you checked the event viewer for errors? This can help find the problem.

Post back with results.
 

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hi there, please help . i played with my registry and deleted something in there that i thought it wont be of use anymore. (cant even remember what did i delete.) next morning i cant open my system. it says "cant find ,missing /corrupt files". thing is i dont have my original xp cd anymore. anything i can do to fix it ? i want to get back some important files in there.
 

A:missing/corrupt files

Try starting in safe mode with minimal drivers, then maybe you can do a system restore.
 

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I am running windows xp professional on a Dell Dimension 8400. I recently had malware removed (Thanks Charles) and now have some windows type issues. The main problem is when booting the system, I get the following message:

windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Can anyone please tell me how to do that?
Thanks
Gene

A:Corrupt Or Missing File

FYI, reference material on that error situation: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrorm...ssinghaldll.htmLouis

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Hello,
I periodically run Disc Cleanup and delete everything, but this particular time I noticed alot of files under the 'Catalog files for the Content Indexer'. I cannot recall ever seeing anything under that Description before. Nontheless, I ran it. It was taking a very long time. I then noticed a Windows Protection File window appear stating something about 'Unrecognized Files', and to insert the appropriate cd. One said something about an ActiveX cd (don't have one of those). I canceled about 3 different similar prompts.
When it completed, all my Desktop icons were gone with the exception of the standard My Computer, My Documents, Network Places, & I.E.
So I restarted my pc...and now I get a black screen that says: WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING OR CORRUPT: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file.
I wish I knew how to do that!!
Any assistance/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

A:Missing/Corrupt File!!!!

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

Not an easy read, but it looks good.
 

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Hi there I need some help and I really dont want to have to reformat my computer and reinstall windows xp pro

I have a message that comes up when I restart the computer

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Windows root>\system32\hall.dll
Please re-install a copy if the above file

Any sort of help would be greatly appreciated

A:missing or corrupt file

Perhaps you typed the file name incorrectly??

If the missing file is actually hal.dll (hardware abstraction layer) then you might want to check out the information at this url:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm

Hope this helps!!

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hello again. my computer recently crashed when i went to restart it and brought up

windows xp could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system
alright i went to the microsoft website and it stated to put in the boot disk and when it comes up click "r" and then when prompted to do so, type the administrator password or if the password is blank(meaning no password on the comp such as us???), then press enter.
well thats all fine and dandy except that it never prompts for a password. it goes straight to the command prompt.

after that it says to type in "md tmp" then press enter. well when i do that it says that access is denied. basically everything that i tell in thats a valid command it tell me that access is denied. i was wondering if i need to reformat the whole drive, which i dont want to do since all the songs and family pics of my moms will be erased or what the deal was.
any help would be appreciated. thank you.

A:corrupt/missing file

well i take it that since no one has answered that they're is nothing that i can do except reformat my hard drive.
i cant use my comp for anything right now since i cant even get it to boot up xp and am at a friends right now.

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Hi,

I have a computer that runs on XP. For one week, I ran it without shutting it down. Eventually I shut it down. I booted it up the next morning and all I got was:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

This all happened around four months ago.

I bought my computer iBuyPower.com. I guess the computer came pre-installed with XP, so I have no disks.

What I would like to know: is there any way to fix this without the disk? If so, how? If not, do I have to buy the disk?

Thanks.

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Help! I am a blogger and can no longer publish my posts. If I try to publish from Windows Live Writer, it says "not found" and asks me to put in my username and password, which it never did before. If I do that, it tells me the username and password don't match. So I downloaded three other blogging programs and all of them won't even let me set up my blog URL info, etc. The one error said:
"The ordinal 142 could not be located in the dynamic link library C:windows\SYSTEM32\urlmon.dll."

Any help would be greatly appreciated! My computer is a year old and just recently Webroot expired. The pc had come with that on for a year. Windows Defender is now protecting my computer.

Here is my system info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6036 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 433755 MB, Free - 191300 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 23671 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lancer 5A2
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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Hello guys

Can not believe this..... Replacing a simple floppy drive and when I started up got the kiss of death message.
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM Iis missing or corrupt.

Have starting windows setup from the original cd=rom and then selected r for repair....

No luck.........The drive is a maxtor 250 sata....... It is one of four drives

OS is XP Pro all patches in place

No spyware or virus on this system either

Any ideas other than a reinstall
Thanks
 

A:File Missing or corrupt

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When I turned on my computer last night it said:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
You can attempt to repair this file bystarting Windos setup using the original setup CD-Rom
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair

Hoever I don't have the original disk, because it came pre-installed. It is an Acer, using Windos XP Home Edition
Please help me
 

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Hi i am in need of help asap i might even send £10 or equiv in $ if my laptop gets back to working order.

I have a dell inspirion 1501 and i had to replace the hard drive recently once i had got it plugged in and connected to internet (which took a bit of time) i went to download the windows updates and by doing so it told me to restart. when it restarted i got an error message saying this file was missing or corrupt windows root sytem32 ntoskrnl.exe
Now i have searched for a thread like this and found one (http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic74955.html)
but the i got to the command he told me to enter and it said it could not find it.

I would desperatly like some help on this as it is getting really frustrating now. plus i refuse to pay the extortionate price the dell people would make me pay to help (out of warranty). So feel free post but just beware that i am an absolute novice at this so if the advice came simplyfied would be great.
many thanks steve
 

A:Missing/corrupt file help?

You have to reload your operating system. Do you have your original OEM Operating System CD that came with the system?

If so, put the OS CD in the CD drive and boot from it and go through to the second repair option. The first option that comes up to do a repair is the recovery console. Press Enter when you get here. If when it gets past that, you have the optioni to repair your existing load, do that, if not, you will have to load a new copy. If you have data you want to save, you will have to pulll the drive out, hook it to a USB port on another computer (you can purchase a connector) and copy the files you want to save.

Tracy
 

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I was on the pc earlier today and it seemed really slow to me. I rarely use it, but had to today. Because it was acting funny, I decided to update MBAM and do a scan. I never got to scan the pc because after I updated the program, I restarted the computer and when it came back up, I got a black screen with the following message:

Windows is unable to restart. The following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\System32\Config\System
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD
When I put in the CD, I didn't get a prompt to put in the letter "r" for the repair command.

What should I do? Any and all help is much appreciated! Thank you!

A:Uh-Oh ... File Is Missing or Corrupt ...

Are you able to boot into safemode??

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When I start my Toshiba laptop the following message appears before the windows start screen:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: /WINDOWS/system32/config/SYSTEM"

It then goes on to say I can repair it by starting windows setup by using the original setup cd-rom, which I dont have.

I cant get into windows to do anything to fix the problem, Im stuck at this screen

Any ideas?
 

A:File missing or corrupt

Try restarting your PC and immediately when it powers on start tapping F8 and it my bring up a option screen.....if it does choose last known good configuration

What disk do you have a recovery disk?
 

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I am working on a Dell Dimension L800CXE fo a friend. I am an advanced user but am getting a " File missing or corrupt Windows\System32\Config\System" error at boot up. My friend cannot find Dell Recovery CD. Is there any way possible that I can boot from a Windows XP Pro CD and use the Recovery Console to replace the file? If so what command do I need to use?
I have checked Bios settings and while I'm waiting for a reply, I am going to try to use the Windows XP Pro CD to do a Check Disk from the Recovery Console.

System Specs:
Intel Celeron 800MHz
Windows XP Home Edition (installed)
256 MB RAM PC 133
20GB HDD Seagate
 

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us
 

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I have a toshiba satellite laptop that has been unplugged for a while plugged in and now says windows/system32/config/system is missing or corrupt I do not have cd to be able to repair what can I do thanks It has xp

A:Corrupt or missing file

Hi there Sadieleigh,

Please perform a "CHECK DISK REPAIR" and see if that the helps boot your computer to windows. Do this, turn on your computer and keep on tapping the "F8" key to bring up the safe mode menu. Once the safe mode menu comes up, choose "Safe mode with networking."

Once your computer boot into safe mode, open up the command prompt and then once the command prompt is open, type in the following command without the quotes: "CHKDSK /R". Make sure there's a space between "CHKDSK" and "/R" and it doesn't have to be in caps. The computer will prompt you, saying that it will begin the check disk process once your computer reboots.

Go ahead and reboot your machine and let the check disk process run...it will take about a good 1hr or 2hr. Afterwards, boot your computer to windows and see if the check disk process helped. Hope everything works out well for you and do not hesitate to ask more questions, thank you.

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How can I repair this with no internet connection?

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I have a Toshiba satellite A45-S121 with a missing or corrupt file message, my problem is that my DVD drive will not read the disk to reinstall the OS. Is there any thing else I can do to restart my system.
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

Do you have access to an external USB DVD or CD drive? If the BIOS supports booting from a USB flash drive, you could try that. If there is something wrong with the existing DVD drive, you could replace it. You'll probably want to do that eventually anyway.
 

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Hello,I'd appreciate some help in solving a computer problem I'm having. Computer is running Windows XP (probably Professional version), and will not boot up. It's stuck at a black screen with the following error:Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.Please re-install a copy of the above file.We do not have any disks for the computer, ie, no Windows reboot disk or anything! There is nothing we need to save off the computer, just would like it operating again, even if it's a blank slate. Although, saving the programs that are already installed on it would be a major bonus.Thank you in advance!

A:File Missing or Corrupt

Worth a look, http://www.faultwire.com/solutions-fatal_startup/missing-or-corrupt-Windows-*1370.html .

Louis

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I was loading Adobe Photoshop on my daughters computer and when it completed it said to do a restart. When I rebooted the cpu came up with an error saing that the following file is missing or corrupt. <System 32>/hal.DLL. I put in an XP Pro w/service Pack 2 CD to try and reinstall the corrupt file. I got to the point of setting up system with three choices. (1) to install fully install XP use the Enter key
(2) to Repair, etc. use R
(3) to Exit use F3

None of the keys will work at this point. I did a hard shut down and tired again only to come up with the same problem. Is there something I'm not doing or is it time for the shop? Thanks - Chuck
 

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Hello All,

After doing a malware scan I rebooted my computer and the following message appeared

\system32\config\system missing or corrupt

I followed some instruction on the MS Knowledge base and seemed to be going fine now when I start my pc in safe mode it hangs after loading some drivers.

To top it all, if I run the recovery console 'r' and choose the Windows Installation it asks for an Admistrator Password and I didn't even set one up.

Any help will be MOST appreciated.

Best wishes
Graeme
 

A:Missing Or Corrupt File

Which version of windows are you using?
Have you tried: "admin" and "password" passwords? This are most common default ones which systems stores until they are changed.
Have you tried running system repair from OS media (CD/DVD)?
 

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the other day I installed norton utilities 2002 on my xp, then I ran their defrag program, the next morning I turned my laptop off.When I tried to boot into xp (by the way I have a quad boot) an error message stating that the file <windows root>\system32\hal.dll was missing or corrupt. can you please tell me step by step how to correct this.
thank you,
 

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Hello every1 i have a problem with my daughters laptop
when i start the laptop i get message WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
It gives me options but takes me back to same screen with same message
can any one help please as i was trying to put security on mu daughters laptop
and now i feel i have ruined it
i have the original disk windows xp professional but it wont read it
when i try to repair
please help desperate father
thank you in advance john
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

john358 said:


Hello every1 i have a problem with my daughters laptop
when i start the laptop i get message WINDOWS COULD NOT START BECAUSE FOLLOWING FILE IS MISSING
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
It gives me options but takes me back to same screen with same message
can any one help please as i was trying to put security on mu daughters laptop
and now i feel i have ruined it
i have the original disk windows xp professional but it wont read it
when i try to repair
please help desperate father
thank you in advance johnClick to expand...
When you say it won't read the XP CD, have you changed the boot order in the BIOS to boot from CD first? Then, when you put the CD in and start up, you should see a brief message "Press any key to run from CD" or words to that effect. Let stage stage go by and you're faced with the choice of pressing Enter to install and R to Repair existing. Press the R key and wait for the prompt to say which system you want to repair - almost certainly you need to press1 and Enter.

Try that and post back if you get that far.

 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite pro 4300 series laptop. When windows tries to boot I get the error
message system32\drivers\pci.sys file is missing or corrupt. I found by removing one of the memory modules the system will boot. Tried a new memory module but get the same message. Appears to be a problem with that memory slot. I do not have a Win XP pro for this unit. Is there anyway to fix this without the XP pro disc?
 

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Hi d-mod3. found this on the web I hope this will help.
You may have a hardware problem or with a driver associated with
hardware. Could be video, sound, or another PCI device. Try booting
your machine to safe mode and let it operate for several hours to see
if you receive the same error. Safe mode will load only the generic
drivers needed for video.
 

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hi, this is the first time that i encountered this in my computer. when i turned it on windows xp did not start and i tried to reboot it in safe mode it says that windows could not start because <windows root>\system32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt and asking me to re- install a copy of that file but i don't have a copy.

What will i do? Please help me...
 

A:missing or corrupt file

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000490.htm
 

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HI Guys

I was giving my son's PC a clean the other day and used Regcure to clean out the registry. Then next thing I knew I could not click or get anything on the PC to work. I switched it off and when loading I got a message to say that a file is missing or corrupt.

This file is:

<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

The PC only loads up past the windows XP load screen which is a blue screen and goes no further.

It's XP Windows Media Center Edition but when I purchased the PC at the end of 2006 it did not come with an operating disc, nor does it have a floppy drive.

I have got a hold of the file I need for the PC which I have on a memory stick and also a cd but do not know how I can put this file back onto the PC. Is there any way to fix this at all please?

A:Missing or Corrupt File

Hi Silver Spirit and welcome to TSF !

Registry cleaners can do more harm than good, we have a sticky about that at the top of this section.

Use a bootable linux live CD that supports NTFS (Ubuntu should work, read this if you need more instructions), browse to c:\windows\system32\dllcache and you should find an ntoskrnl.exe file. Copy-paste it to c:\windows\system32. Careful with files you get from the internet, you need the version for Windows MCE and any service pack you have installed. If Ubuntu doesn't work for some reason you can take the hard drive out of your computer and hook it on another computer to replace the file (use an external enclosure if needed).

When you purchase a computer and don't get any recovery disks with it you need to either create them yourself using the bundled preinstalled program or order it on the manufacturer's website. You can always use the recovery partition by pressing some key at startup but that will erase all your personal data.

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In trying to restart my computer I get the message: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.

\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start program."

While I have several discs that came with my computer I have failed to find one labeled as "Setup". Any advice? I really feel lost. Thanks, jon

A:missing or corrupt file

It's just the windows disk it's looking for. Have a look in THIS thread and the bottom post has a link to the Windows XP repair install instructions.

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Can anyone answer my question? I am running a 1.2 gig cpu with winxp home. While using the computer it just shut off. Every time I booted up it would shut off. Finally determined a file missing from OS and it couldn’t boot. So I reloaded winxp home, first formatting the drive. Every thing seemed fine. I reloaded some of the software and defragmented the drive. I booted several times, all ok. Then I walked in to the room and it was the same thing again. A different file was missing this time with the same result. "MISSING OR CORRUPT /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM" What could be the problem? No one was even using the machine. I am not networked, or connected to the Internet. Any HELP would be appreciated.
deejd1
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

Hi and welcome. You might have a look thru this, but I would ask if the computer is still shutting off...that could be a sign of overheating.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307545
 

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Turned on the computer and got this message: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corurpt: system32\drivers\nvatabus.sys. You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-Rom". So, I put the original disc in and nothing is happening. Help!
 

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my sound card came out of it's slot and fell into the card below.According to my son it made several beeping sounds and the computer shut down. The screen currently reads file missing or corrupt windows\system32\config\system Have we crashed?
 

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Ive got an error message on my dell latitude d610 saying 'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\system32\c_437.nls'
I need help repairing this issue. Some guy who repairs computers near me told me it would be somewhere in the neighbourhood of $100 for a new harddrive but theres gotta be a way to repair it on the laptop.
HELP
There are other forums explaining it, but i DO NOT have the original cds to recover it
 

A:***help, missing or corrupt file***

Hi and welcome.
You will need to borrow a Cd - the same as is installed, if you can - without one you will not be able to repair the corupt file.
What version of Windows do you have installed - Xp, Vista?
 

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I am trying to get a XP Home Edition computer to boot however I continue getting the following error: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\System32\Config\System"

I have tried using Microsoft's Guided Help however any time I try to run the program from a dos prompt, it tells me it is not a support command.

I don't want to lose all of the info that is currently on this computer so any help is appreciated.

Thank you.
 

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I have a problem. last night I tried to install a palm top to my new system that has XP Pro. on it. The palm top installation didn't go well. This morning when I re-booted the system I got the following:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\windows\system32\config\system
You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM.
Select R at the first screen to start repair.

I tried to do this and it just goes to the C prompt. Can anyone help?
Is there hope to fix a problem like this?

Thanks
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

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When my computer is starting up it gives me the message, 'Following file is missing or corrupt : System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys'

I don;t know what changed to bring this about? I get around this by pressing any button, it then goes back to the user menu and I can then start-up normally? Any suggestions?

Thanks
 

A:Missing or corrupt File

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822800
 

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I have a Dell D610 and on the startup I get the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM and then I ran a diagnostic and got a - DST Short Status Test Error Code 1000-0146 Msg: Unit 0:IDE Status failed Status Byte = 64 Control Code = 1 Msg = NO additional Sense Information
 

A:Missing or corrupt file

Your registry is corrupted.

How to Restore the Registry Hives From a System Restore Snapshot in Windows XP
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
How to automate the Microsoft suggestion above
 

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Hi All.

I am having problems with one of my customers computers.
Premio Computer Windows XP
512 Lifetime memory
60 GB WD HD
MS 6566 motherboard

On boot i get "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt"
\Windows\System32\Config\System
Tells me i can attempt to repair by booting of the disk and selecting 'r'

Ok here's what i have tried.

1. Tried doing a repair of windows but immediately after i press F8 i get the BSOD

2. Tried going into the Recovery Console but after i select which system to go into i get the BSOD

3. Tested RAM and HDD multiple times.

4.I have reinstalled windows on another HD with this machine. But i am trying to get a certain file off of the original HD.

Any suggestions?

A:Missing or Corrupt file

You original hard drive should still be accessible. Hook that up to your computer and boot up with your 'reinstalled windows' and access it. Are these IDE HD or SATA?

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I'm having problems starting windows and getting the following message.

Windows could not start becase the following file is missing or corrupt:
\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
you can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-Rom select "r" at the first screen to start repair.

I don't know what to do please help.

A:File Missing or Corrupt

Hi In Trouble,

do you have your XP install disc?

You may find the following link helpful:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

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When I boot up my other computer the screen shows up with the error message: File Missing or Corrupt: C:/blah/blah/Hal.dll. I know this is a nessasary file for Windows, but I copied it from my other compy and it just wont load.
Do I need to load the OP system again? I dont have the disk for the Dell, which is the one Im trying to fix. i do have the one for my Emachines but it wont load?
What do I do to make it work?

A:File Missing Or Corrupt Hal.dll

Hi, welcome to TSF.

Start the computer with a Windows CD - make sure it's the same version as the one installed.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to select the repair option.
You will have to enter the Administrator password - if none, just press <Enter>.
The Windows installation will be detected - usually called "1" >> select that.
In the recovery console - type bootcfg /rebuild (note the space after bootcfg) > press <Enter>.
The drive will be scanned and you will be asked to:
Add installation to boot list? Press Y.
Next prompt: Enter Load Identifier: > type Windows XP > press <Enter>.
Another prompt: Enter OS Load options: > type /fastdetect > press <Enter>.
Take the Windows disc out.
Type Exit > press <Enter>.

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I have recently been working with HJT logs and the HJT team to fix some bugs and get rid of some adware/spyware on my computer. However, I fear that I screwed something up that I shouldn't have.

While trying to install a program for my daughter, I got the error message:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

There is a 'close' button and an 'ignore' button. But no matter which you choose the application ends.

I went to Microsoft's website support and searched the problem. It tells me that that message means I have a missing or corrupt file (it listed 3 possibilites) and gave me direction on how to fix it. I'm supposed to put my Windows 2000 server or 2003 server cd into my cd drive. However, I don't have one!! I only have the XP cd which came with my computer. I put IT in and followed the directions given:

START, RUN <cmd>

expand d:\i386\autoexec.nt c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt

BUT, I get an error message saying it cannot open the d:\i386 file.

So how do I fix these files??
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have a very impatient 8 and 6 year old waiting to try this 'stupid' game that mommy can't get running! ARGH!

A:Corrupt or Missing File

That doesn't sound like very much fun....

Ok, first of all, when you ran HJT, do you know what version that you were running, and did you have it in it's own directory? Or were you just running it from the zip file?

HJT makes backups, and if you didn't run it from a zip file, it may be possible to recover the deleted files.

Open HJT, click on config (lower right), and then click on backups (top right). When you do that, hopefully a list of files will be there. By highlighting each line, and then clicking restore, it will reverse any changes that you made. Once you get those restored, then post up your log in the HJT forum and let one of our experts take a look at it for you.

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I cant log onto my computer when I do I get the error, windows could not start becaus the following file is missing or corrupt
C:\Windows\System32\Config\System

it says I can correct the error using "repair" from my original cdrom.. but I have no idea how ..

please someone . I am desperate . I need my pc back :(

A:missing or corrupt file????

Hi

Try tapping the f8 key from start-up and selecting 'last good configuration'.

Post again if that doesn't help.

Peter

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Hello well i am on my laptop right now... but last night my computer froze up on me so i just shut it down. Now when i log back into windows I will either get the blue screen of death or it says that i am missing or is corrupt: system32\hal.dll

I have tryed every reboot option to get into windows and nothing happens still goes to that screen forcing me to restart.

How do i fix this? and i am running on xp pro service pack 3 I think the latest out for xp.

It wont let me boot from the CD or reformat/ either cuz it will go to that blue screen of death or missing/corrupt file.

I dont have the windows xp automated recovery disc either i cant find it, is there a place wer i can get it if i need it?

Please help and thanks in advanced!

A:Cant get into windows missing corrupt files - Help!

Hi and welcomne to TSF.
If you have the XP installation disc you can copy hal.dll to the hard drive. Do you know how to get to the Recovery Console?

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I first noticed a problem when Internet Explorer had trouble opening and staying open>saying IE had terminated abnormally>asking if I wanted to restore previous session>ignoring when I answered either Y or N>blinking with a black screen>freezing the cursor>crashing to a blue screen.

I have 2 pgms called Internet Explorer, one in the "Program Files" folder and a second in the "Program Files (x86)" folder. I don&#8217;t know if I am supposed to have 2 pgms.

I often have both Chrome and IE open at the same time. Chrome does not seem to have a problem. I can get to Outlook by using Chrome to call up msn.com and then logging in to Outlook on msn.com.

I tried to repair IE, but the &#8220;best&#8221; I could do was upgrade from IE10 to IE11. The problem didn&#8217;t go away. I tried many things, including several MicrosoftFixIt programs. I have since noticed that some updates have failed, some Windows 7 files are missing or corrupt, and a variety of other bad things have happened. Additionally, I am puzzled that some items I thought I had removed show up in the logs below.

Windows 7 &#8211; Home Premium v6.1a, Internet Explorer 11. More details in Belarc Advisor. < Removed the Belarc,as it has all your Keys to software products on the computer - not a good idea to post on a public forum - ETAF moderator>

Some clues:
Code 8004FF80
Code 0x80070057 &#8211; Root Cause &#8211; RC_Data Store
Code 0x80070643 &am... Read more

A:IE malfunction, Win 7, missing or corrupt files

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I have reloaded this one laptop for one of the employees here at work 4 times in the last 2 months. All 4 times it has been because of the same error:

windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

windows\System32\Config\System

You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.Click to expand...

I have run the repair and it either does nothing or allows the computer to boot once before getting the message again. Every time I wipe the computer and reinstall everything I have to reboot several times and do so with no problem. When I finally feel comfortable that it works I give the laptop to them and within a few days get it back with it giving the same error. This last time I thought it might have been the hard drive failing so I bought a new hard drive and loaded it up, I gave them the computer Friday and it came back to me today, again with the same error. I am running out of ideas, can anyone help?
 

A:Missing or corrupt files on Windows XP

The location is the key to resolving this problem.

The path ... windows\system32\config.... is where the Registry resides. It is almost certain that "something" is causing the Registry to corrupt. There are a number of possibilities as to what the "something" could be.

1. A legal program. Some software which is being installed on the machine is badly written and is causing a critical key in the Registry to corrupt. Typical culprits of this type of error are programs that install deep within the OS such as AntiVirus and Firewall software. (e.g. ZoneAlarm has been known to cause this type of error).

2. An illegal program. Perhaps your user is installing something which they should not be installing. Shareware, Freeware or whatever that is creating havoc with the Registry. A sharp wrap on the knuckles should solve the problem

3. Malware. The machine may be infected with a BIOS virus. BIOS malware goes back a long time with one of the first being the infamous Chernobyl virus back in 1998. More recently, John Hesman of NGSS showed that a BIOS Rootkit could be created using PoC code. Therefore, just because you have changed the disk and reinstalled the OS it does not mean that the machine is "clean". If the machine is infected with a BIOS Rootkit then what you need to do is to remove the CMOS battery for at least 24 hours to completely drain the CMOS memory. Any infection within the BIOS will then be removed. At the same time you ALSO need to perf... Read more

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Alright so I got an installation disk that actually has files on it and show up on my computer but I have a new problem now in which an error shows up saying that some of the neccesary files are not being found which is really unfortunate. The error code I am getting is: Ox80070017
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Missing or corrupt installation files?

What files are not being found?

Did you try getting the hashes for the .iso you downloaded?

7100 x64 should give these results:

CRC32: 58FB2BE0
MD5: 98341AF35655137966E382C4FEAA282D
SHA-1: FC867FE1AB2E0A9796F9E4D155B44EA6998F4874

HashTab... is the coolest thing ever!

Hope it helps

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I recently went in to my registry and removed some items I should have not and I don't want to refresh or restart windows to it's former state and have to get rid of all the garbage (bloatware) again that comes with a new computer and so on. I have the CBS log files which I could paste if someone wants to help me. I've tried to fix problem myself but cannot. Right now I can't even do windows update it works but doesn't install the update. It's the latest windows defender update. Ive tried renaming software distribution folder and turning off windows update off and on creating a new folder called software distribution folder. But that still didn't work. I'm hoping someone could help me because I play My country 2020 alot which is an app on windows 8 and I'm worried it's going to set my city back to brand new. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Corrupt or missing files

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For sometime now I have had the problem of adding programs to the startup folder in Windows 7. While searching the net I ran across an article "Easily Add Programs to Windows 7 Startup Folders". That caught eye immediately. The article shows you a easy way to add programs to the Windows startup folder for both the current user and all users of the computer . . . etc. I had followed the instructions until where I had come up to clicking the startup menu. There is no popup to select options. In my case, the clicking of the startup only gives a list of the programs included there. These are Microsoft Office, Say the Time, and Webshots. I note that all are programs that only open with Programs Files (86) - (32 bit). I note that one of the icons that is shown in the tray is not shown in startup. It`s called "Iconoid" and it opens with Program Files - (64 bit). So wonder if I have either missing or corrupted file(s) (one that gives to option of "users or all users"). I have had trouble also installing programs that require 32 bit with 64 bit startup.
So, can any tell me how to replace or missing or corrupt files in Windows 7. Or if there is a program that can remove corrupted files and replace with the files from the Windows 7 CD that came with it.
(I hope this makes sense. I am recovering from a stroke and it makes difficult to follow.)

A:How to replace missing or corrupt files

Have a look at this Tutorial and see if this helps you, it's a way of checking for missing or corrupt system files.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hope you recover fully from your stroke.

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When I try to turn on my computer I get the message: Windows could not start because the following is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\vgaoem.fon It tells me that I need to install the original CDROM to repair, but I can't find it. Am I screwed, or is there an option? I am runnig windows XP on an hp Pavillion a1130n.
 

A:Missing or corrupt startup files.

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I've posted a solution(hopefully) here.

Hey guys I need some more help again

After successfully (hopefully more like it) beating the BSOD issue, the trouble just doesn't stop

I noticed sometime after deleting OptimizerPro with MBAM some strange issues with various software started happening on my PC. First and foremost was missing configuration or skin files from the chat client Trillian. One day it was all working fine, but then after shutting down the PC overnight or maybe closing the program and starting it again it would say something like missing skin file upon starting Trillian again. And sure enough after reinstalling the chat client it worked again. Until again it didn't.

I started a chkdsk on C: and it found a bunch of errors and repaired them. After that I noticed that a game from Steam I didn't play in some time, STALKER CoP, was missing a bunch of files too.

Next was XBMC, a guisettings.xml was totally corrupted and it wouldn't start the program after leaving the PC off overnight, while it worked perfectly well the day before.

All the while this was happening Trillian had the most issues, either the skin files were corrupt, or the config files or a couple of times even the skypekit.exe it uses.

I should mention that Windows worked fine even after numerous chkdsk repairs. Again I chalked it up to malware and it was again pretty bad. I don't have the exact logs anymore since I formatted the entire PC last night. I did this because System File Checker was sa... Read more

A:Windows 7 x64 SP1, various files are either corrupt or missing

Hi TemplarLord,

If you have a Windows 7 Installation DVD, you can follow these steps:Boot up into the DVD.
Under the "Install Now" option, click "Repair My Computer".
Open up the Command Prompt
Run the commands you were running in Windows, and the files should be restored.

If you are having any troubles, post back.

techhead287

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Hi all,

A little help required. My HP laptop (like most) came without Vista on CD.

After a virus issue, now fixed, I have some missing or corrupt file that relate to Windows update (updates will not configure correctly and update has stopped working), windows resore will not step back far enough to resolve the problem.

What options are open to me?

Thanks

David

A:Vista missing or corrupt files

Hi at this point I would go over to the security forum and have them check things out for you and ensure you have no residual infection http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html once you have the all clear come back if your still having issues

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