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Boot Critical File for Vista 32x is Corrupt!

Q: Boot Critical File for Vista 32x is Corrupt!

Received a rather alarming error message when I tried to boot up my laptop earlier, after the first restart post-antimalware doctor removal.

Error message reads as follows: "Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\grpwcyi.sys is corrupt"

I have no Vista install disk, as it came pre-installed on my HP hard drive. Am I completely screwed, or is there some way to fix this that I haven't thought of yet? Any help whatsoever is appreciated.

A: Boot Critical File for Vista 32x is Corrupt!

grpwcyi.sys is not a legit file, so you're still infected.With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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A computer of a family member of mine has recently started showing the following message :
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Boot critical file is corrupt.
Repair action. File Repair

Result failed. Error code = 0x2
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I can still use windows fine, however this is a big nuisance, and i can think of no explanation of why this is happening. I have installed no new apps or hardware of any sort in the recent months either.

It is running Windows Vista Premium [ No service pack ]

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem, or if anyone knows how to fix this problem ?

Thank you in advance

Oliver

[ apologies if this thread is in the wrong area ]

A:Boot critical file is corrupt

Try startup repair and SFC. And install SP1.

Startup Repair
System Files - SFC Command
http://www.vistax64.com/software-too...heck-tool.html

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The problems started yesterday when my computer went to blue screen and automatically shut down and restarted. This happened twice, then I did an AVG scan in Safe Mode. It placed several infections and a few malwares into the virus vault. However, it "did not test" dozens of files because they were "locked". There were Boot directeries that were listed among the locked files.

I restarted in Normal Mode, and got a message that Windows found a malicious file and "partially removed" it. When I clicked on the message to find details about the file, this webpage popped up: Encyclopedia entry: TrojanOS/Alureon.A - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center
So the infection was TrojanOS/Alureon.A (edited to add: the smiley face appears where : D [without the space] is in the trojan filename)

About an hour later, the computer crashed and restarted again, then again a few minutes later. I did another scan and no malicious files were found.

When I turned the computer on 20 minutes ago, I got a screen telling me that the computer was unable to start, and Windows was searching for solutions. It apparently worked because I'm using the computer now. However, when I clicked to see the details of what happened, I saw this: "Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\kdcom.dll is corrupt".

So I don't know if it fixed the file or if it's still corrupt. I'm concerned my computer will have trouble rebooting. Thanks for any help in... Read more

A:Boot critical file is corrupt

Yes, use bootable Defender. I would later replace AVG crapware with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Work through Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

If the infection doesn't clean up then post it up in our Security forum for expert help with specialized scans.

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Hi,

PC spec - Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, 2x 250GB HDD

I think I have succesfully removed a Root Kit virus using Kaspersky TDSS Killler but would just like to make sure no other malware etc remains. I'll explain from the beginning.

1. PC was running fine then Windows start-up repair appeared. In the diagnostic & repair details it spotted an error - Boot Critical File E:\CI.dll is corrupt

2. could not repair, restarted, PC would'nt boot up

2. I searched online and found a thread recommending to use Kaspersky TDSS Killer.

3. the thread advised to boot-up with signature verification disabled (F10) - This worked but before I could use the TDSSKiller, the PC crashed. There was also several Trojans and worms being detected, eg: W32/Blaster.worm by what looked like windows defender, but not sure - having searched google about these, it may be a fake Anti Virus software running. I read W32/Blaster.worm does not affect windows 7? and nothing is being found on scans.

The signature verification option did'nt work after that PC crashed

4 Instead I created a windows recovery CD using a different PC - this allowed me to start the PC into Command Prompt MS DOS.

5 I ran the TDSS Killer Software directly from the a CD - after scan finished it said something about MBR, and use standard boot option, (sorry can't remember exact line) I clicked on yes to use standard.

6 PC restarted again as normal and everything seems to be running fine.

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Hi my inspiron 1525 dell laptop keeps on shutting down . When restart repairs scans it comes up with the following errors

Root cause
Bugcheck C000021A
Boot Critical file is corrupt
Repair action :file repair
Result Failed error code=0x2

My Norton security is now not working due to the error

Can anyone help me

cheers cait

A:my boot critical file is corrupt

hi i did a restart scan and everything is ok now ... thank god

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Hello, I was downloading what appeared to be an update for Java but about halfway through the download my computer shut down and restarted.

On restart, the computer stated that Windows 7 could not load and started to do a startup repair, which did not succeed.

I opened Startup Repair and Diagnostics and the report log stated:

Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt.

I have tried system restore at several points and run sfc /scannow, which told me to reboot my computer, but I kept going round in a loop from there.

I suspect I have the exact same problem as referenced by Jan Soall and solved by m0le and farbar (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic396014.html). My computer is also a Toshiba and does not come with a disk to re-install Windows. I've picked up right where farbar started assisting on the thread and have downloaded and run frst64.exe. The resulting log is below.

Thank you SO MUCH for helping me with this.

Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.1.1
Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-06-27 09:22:06
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry ==========================

HKLM\...\Run: []
HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [161304 2010-05-11] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [386584 201... Read more

A:Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt

Hi Adam Liebman,Welcome to this forum and apologies for the delay.Open notepad. Please copy the contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt
cmd: bootrec /FixMbr
cmd: bcdedit /set {default} winpe no
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options.Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Also restart and let the computer boot normally and tell me how it went.

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i!

I have tried to solve this problem by myself but I dont get anywhere, so I need experts help. Recently my computer have blue screened a couple of
times: Usually when I run Pro Tools (music program) for some reason and used Internet at the same time. And yesterday it
went blue for the last time. Now when I try to restart the computer says it will try to fix the problems but it cant. My
computer only starts normally when use the last option (dont remember what it is called) in the boot option menu. So ive
downloaded the farbar recovery tool and it ran perfect. I will post the file here.
And also i should add, I?ve tried to run ESET online and it found a kryptik.PMR trojan!
So here is the post from farbar tool:

Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.1.1
Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-06-27 08:48:55
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry ==========================

HKLM\...\Run: [EeeStorageBackup] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Asus WebStorage\BackupService.exe [947472 2009-08-24] (ECAREME)
HKLM\...\Run: [ETDWare] C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe [617856 2009-07-30] (ELAN Microelectronic Corp.)
HKLM\...\Run: [AmIcoSinglun64] C:\Program Files (x86)\AmIcoSingLun\AmIcoSinglun64.exe [323072 2009-08-11] (AlcorMicro Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\... Read more

A:boot critical file c:ci.dll is corrupt

Hi,Welcome and I will be assisting you with this issue.Open notepad. Please copy the contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt
cmd: bootrec /FixMbr
cmd: bcdedit /set {default} winpe no
Folder: C:\Users\All Users\oB28601HbLnM28601
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options.Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Also restart and let the computer boot normally and tell me how it went.

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I was downloading a file from the internet, about half way through the download the computer shutdown and restarted.

On restart, the computer stated that Windows 7 could not load and started to do a startup repair, which did not succeed.

I opened Startup Repair and Diagnostics and the report log stated:

Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt.

I have tried system restore at several points and run sfc /scannow, which told me to reboot my computer, but I kept going round in a loop from there.

I suspect that I am infected and would appreciate your help and guidance on this.

Thank you.

Jan Soall

A:Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hiya,

The missus has a mini notebook (ee) that has Windows 7 starter on it. Whilst using it last night, there were some updates from Microsoft available, and I set the updates in motion.

One of them was to install Explorer 9, and I declined that, as this is the wifes computer and she uses it for work, didn't want to stuff anything up.

Delayed doing the restart for a while as i was still doing some minoer work on a Word doc.

When it went to restart, it went into a screen trying to auto fix and issue. After much time and multiple attempts, it could not do it, and any restart went into the same mode.

In the end, it could not fix the issue.

From the error report, the following message comes up ;

Boot critical file
c:\windows\system\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe is corrupt
Error code 0xa

As this is a mini notebook, it doesn't have any floppy disc etc, and I can't even get it to start in safe mode to try and fix.

Help !!!

Thanks

Michael

A:Boot critical file corrupt - Win 7 starter

Quote:





Originally Posted by bacchy



Boot critical file
c:\windows\system\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe is corrupt
Error code 0xa




That is the Windows NT Kernel.

Try and boot using the HDD recovery partition - try system repair from there.

While the timing with the Windows Updates may make hardware failure seem unlikely - it is a possibility.

0xa = driver referenced invalid or bad memory. It could be either software or hardware (specifically RAM) related.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I was surfing the net with Firefox just after an update. When suddenly my laptop restarted and started a Startup Repair. I let it run but it still repeated so i tried to do a system restore, but that didn't work either, I even tried to run sfc /scannow which told me to restart my computer. Right now, I'm using my friend's computer looking for solutions when i came upon another thread on this site with the same issue. And feel that I might have the same problem.I read through the thread and followed it up to the getting a scan with the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64, but stopped their.Here's what I received:-----------Scan result of Farbars's Recovery Tool (FRST written by farbar) Version 2.1.1Ran by SYSTEM at 2011-06-25 00:09:17Running from G:\Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US) The current controlset is ControlSet001========================== Registry ==========================HKLM\...\Run: [AmIcoSinglun64] C:\Program Files (x86)\AmIcoSingLun\AmIcoSinglun64.exe [320000 2009-04-09] (AlcorMicro Co., Ltd.)HKLM\...\Run: [ETDWare] C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe [617856 2009-07-30] (ELAN Microelectronic Corp.)HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe" [500208 2010-03-06] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows�... Read more

A:Error: Boot Critical File c:\ci.dll is corrupt

Hi,Welcome to this forum.Your log(s) show that you are using so called peer-to-peer or file-sharing programs. These programs allow to share files between users as the name(s) suggest. In today's world the cyber crime has come to an enormous dimension and any means is used to infect personal computers to make use of their stored data or machine power for further propagation of the malware files. A popular means is the use of file-sharing tools as a tremendous amount of prospective victims can be reached through it.It is therefore possible to be infected by downloading manipulated files via peer-to-peer tools and thus suggested to be used with intense care. Some further readings on this subject, along the included links, are as follows: "File-Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer" and "Risks of File-Sharing Technology."Removal InstructionsOpen notepad. Please copy the contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt
2011-06-23 09:34 - 2011-06-23 09:34 - 0000000 ____D C:\Users\Steven\Desktop\ESO_v375
2011-06-22 21:49 - 2011-06-22 23:07 - 2726873889 ____A C:\Users\Steven\Desktop\ESO_v375.rar
cmd: bootrec /FixMbr
cmd: bcdedit /set {default} winpe no
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on ... Read more

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I was downloading a file from the internet, about half way through the download the computer shutdown and restarted.

On restart, the computer stated that Windows 7 could not load and started to do a startup repair, which did not succeed.

I opened Startup Repair and Diagnostics and the report log stated:

Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt.

I have tried system restore at several points and run sfc /scannow, which told me to reboot my computer, but I kept going round in a loop from there.

I would appreciate some help and guidance on this. Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] Boot critical file c:/ci.dll is corrupt

This error has been known to be caused by Windows Updates. Every reference I've read on that issue required a re-install of Windows 7 since nothing else worked.

Provided you've taken the sensible precaution of backing up your files before that happened, re-installing will not involve losing anything. Better still, if you've created a "System Image" which Windows 7 allows you to do (& which everyone should do as soon as possible after installation), restoring Windows will be even easier.

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Hi,

I'm an intern with an NGO organization where one of the desktop computers started having problems about a week ago. The computer is a Dell running Windows 7. Every morning, the first person to turn it on sees a whole bunch of updates being installed. The boot screen is irregular, it doesn't include the F2 or F12 options for changing the setup, and it never goes to the log screen. Instead, it goes to a "Startup Repair" window, runs a "scan" that can't be canceled, and then reports that Windows was unable to fix the problem and offers an option to restart. If I click to see the full diagnostic, everything checks out except the last item, which says that "critical boot file ci.dll is corrupt." If I go to "Advanced Diagnostic Tools," it doesn't allow to me do a system restore or much of anything else besides open the command prompt, and I can do only limited diagnostic tasks from there. If I restart, though, it restarts and functions perfectly normally. I installed Avast on there when I started working with it and the full virus scan finds no problems. The computer functions normally for the rest of the day; however, when I go to shut it down after 5 oclock, it says that it's installing 67 updates, every single day.

I can't figure out whether this is some bizarre virus that just makes it take a little longer to use the computer every morning, or a much more malicious virus whose effects simply haven't mani... Read more

A:Once-a-day startup problems, saying "boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt"

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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Hi there, can anyone please help me?I am totally new to computers, have vista home basic. When I start my computer in the morning it comes up saying boot critical file corrupt. I go throught the motions of searching for a solution and it says the following:

Bugcheck c000021a
Parameters = 0x8c40140, 0x0
0xc0000001, 0x1004c8.
Boot critical file corrupt.

Repair action: File repair
Result: Failed, error code - 0x34
Timetaken = 3588 ms

Repair action: Sysyem restore
Result: Failed, error code = 0xe
Time taken = 44944 ms

Repair action: Systems File integrity check and repair
Result: Failed: Error code = 0xe
Time taken = 14102 ms

I am told to shut computer down, and when I restart everything is fine. Does anyone know what this is and how to fix it?
Any help very much appreciated1!!

A:Trouble starting computer (Boot critical file corrupt).

boot from the vista dvd
on the bottom left of the install screen
click on the repair option
run
chkdsk /r

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When i boot up my computer it doesnt reach the user login screen before it loads of startup repair. It looks for a fix but it doesnt find one. In the diagnosis the only error it shows is 'Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt'. I have booted kaspersky repair disk and run a full scan which found no viruses or malware etc. From the startup repair window i have tried a system restore which had the same problem when attempting to boot. I can only access the system recovery options screen.

I am running windows 7 32bit, and i dont have a windows 7 disk but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7.

I would be grateful for any help to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to boot into Windows 7: Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt

but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7
so burn the win7 iso to dvd and see if you can boot to it and run the repair

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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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I'm working on a HP pavilon laptop that is running Windows Vista 32-bit. It will not boot up OR if it does we get this error: the file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum. I'm not sure what this means. I've been reading all day on help forums and nothing has really helped. The problem is it WILL NOT bootup so I cannot get to safe mode at all. No blinking cursor, etc. I have tried F2 & ran that memory & hard disk diagnosis & nothing seems to be amiss. On the error log I really didn't see any errors. There were several listed as 602 but am not sure if that's an error.I do not have the windows xp repair or start up disk. I've unplugged it, removed the battery which by the way is dead anyway so we run on direct plug in. We have not added anything new to the pc as memory or programs.Any ideas to help would be really welcomed or if I missed anything. Maybe it's just dead.

A:corrupt file/Wins Vista/ hp laptop won't boot blank screen

See if any of these help.Dead laptophttp://is.gd/93NPwVhttp://www.laptoprepair101.com/lapt...http://video.about.com/pcsupport/Fi...http://lifehacker.com/5886801/what-...

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After getting my laptop (esystem) back from a charlatan that wanted to charge me 80 quid for getting rid of my bios password, i found the password and found that windows xp had been installed on it! the os was vista, i tried to reinstall vista but to no avail due to a message saying : windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt staus 0xc00000e9 file: windows\system32\drivers\acpi.sys
ican't get past this
any help would be appriciated, thanks.
 

A:Critical system driver is missing or corrupt staus 0xc00000e9 file: windows\system32\

hm ... I think that is referring to your HDD drivers. If you don't have a drivers disk already, then:

1.) Enter your BIOS
2.) Write down the make and model of your HDD
3.) Download the drivers for your HDD from it's manufacturer's website.
4.) Burn the driver to a disk (a jump drive might work, I can't remember)
5.) Your Windows installation menu should have a "load drivers" option some where.

EDIT: Nice catch, Archean! My tired brain didn't pick-up on that time-saving possibility.
 

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My internet stopped working tonight, so I restarted it. When it restart it went directly to Startup Repair, it wasn't able to automatically fix anything. I've tried restarting it and even removed the hardrive and it does the same thing. I can't get past the startup repair screen. It is more or less shutdown and restart, contact the administrator or your computer provider. The "root cause" seems to be the following:

Boot critical file C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\uolbyzn.sys is corrupt

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I am running on Vista Home Basic

A:Need Help:Boot Critical File C

Hello,

This is very strange. Normally from this position we would insert the Windows CD, boot to the Recovery Console and we would send you a list of commands to copy back the file from your Vista DVD. However, I do not have this file on my working Vista Home Premium, and searching Google comes up with not a single hit. It is a bit strange for a virus, but I suppose it could be. It is not any normal System file, or any normal file of any program. It is not even showing up in manual virus removal websites. Also, have you tried Safe Mode and Last Known Good Configuration?

Richard

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It seem I have the same problem as GW7777 C;\CI.dll Corrupt if any one could help I would really appreciate it. I have a Asus 64 bit laptop. When I tried Sfc/ scannow it kept telling me one is pending. I tried the dvds that came with the laptop but they wont even open up please help

A:Boot Critical File

Will anyone help me here?

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I have a system that I am tring to load Windows XP Pro on. Now I am running Windows 2000 Professional. I have the full blown XP Pro disk, but I am just trying to ungrade so I don't lose my data. I keep getting an error message.

Setup was unable to create, locate, or modify a critical file (C:\boot.ini) needed to start Windows XP. The parametrer is incorrect.
 

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Sup guys, every time i turn on my PC or restart it jumps to Windows is loading file and then starts doing start up repair and later on it would show me error log:

Root cause found:
Boot critical file C:\\ci.dll is corrupt

And then it would say:

Repair action:
Repair the file

What should i do?

A:Boot Critical File c:\\ci.dll Corrupted - HELP!

Another one?

There have been a few of these lately.

CI checks for unsigned drivers and checks that various system files haven’t been mucked about with by any nasties.

Suggest you try running sfc SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Try a malware scan from a bootable a/v Avira AntiVir Rescue System - Download

If necessary replace ci.dll from another source e.g installation dvd.

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In a stupid moment I ran an exe which probaly contained malware... I saw MSE popping-up a warning that it detected 2 virus infections but before I had the chance to click "Remove it" the PC rebooted. It got into an endless loop of failing to repair startup issues. Within the log file, there was a bit of helpful information, ?Boot Critical File d:\ci.dll Corrupted?. Searching Google I found it is probably a rootkit or something like that.

From the recovery console i tried following things:
I tried restoring to the previous system restore point.
I tried restoring the ci.dll with sfc /scanfile=d:\ci.dll but that fails with the message: "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete..."
Then I tried restoring the master boot record using bootsect /nt60 d: but that failes with the message "... The update may be unreliable since volume could not be locked during the update: Access is denied".
I also tried running FRST64.Exe but that crashes during the scan: "Line 3294 (File F:/FRST64.exe) Error: Error in expression"

Anybody who can help resolve this or is the only way out a clean install and does that guarantee that the rootkit is removed?

A:Boot Critical File c:\\ci.dll Corrupted

Well, the problem is resolved. I stumbled right after writing this message on the following article:http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2011/06/22/don-t-write-it-read-it-instead.aspxSo the fix was as easy as running bootrec.exe /fixmbr

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Laptop - Dell Inspiron 1525 
Windows Vista
 
Been getting this message on failed start up repair since yesterday. System restore runs and says its completed successfully but then it just boots up doing the system repair again. I can't even get into the computer via safe mode (to see if there are any files on there that I really need)
 
Is there anyway to get into the computer to get my files that I might need off or fix this problem? 
 
Someone told me that I'd need the Windows DVD version of my version of Windows to fix this and a repair install doing? I have no idea what that means and the only DVD I have is a recovery one I made via the laptop a month or so ago, which someone told me if I use could wipe all my data and I really don't want that to happen. 
 

 
 
Thank you for reading. 

A:boot critical file c\windows\system32\drivers\ksedd.sys

Try performing a repair installation.  This will require the installation disc, if you do not have one you can download a ISO image and burn it to a disc to create one in the instruction as Window Vista Forums.

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Every time the computer is turned on or restarted it runs Starup Repair. When i look at the diagnosis it says 'boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt'. I have already tried to restore the computer but i don't have the discs where i have backed up the computer. I have also run a virus scan with Avira and it did pick up 4 viruses and i removed them but the error still occurs. If someone could help me and give me guidance it'll be much appreciated.

A:Startup Repair error : Boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupted

After the PC tries the start up repair, select advanced options. From there you should be able to access CMD.

Once you get CMD open run this command. sfc /scannow -This will scan the integrity of all protected system files and repairs the system files if needed.

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Please help me with this issue. My son was running with an antivirus program not up to date.His lap top started to have problems at first he had the blue screen come up saying it was dumping virtual memory.

I tried to install webroot and update his anti-virus but no luck. next i went to safe mode with no results. Now when we start computer the start up repair comes on and runs we get the following message:

boot critical file c:/windows/system32/drivers/sshrmd.sys

My son has all his pictures on this computer {i know silly not to back up}

Could anyone tell me how to fix this problem?

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I was using the computer when all of a sudden it shut down. When I turn it back it on, it automatically tries to do a Startup Repair. After several minutes, I get the message: "Startup Repair cannot this repair this computer automatically." When I click on "View problem details," everything looks fine except for "Root cause found: Boot critical file D:\CI.dll is corrupt." This happens every time I try to retart the computer. I've tried System Restore and System Image Recovery to no avail.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Computer won't restart: "Root cause found: Boot critical file D:\CI.dl

1. Insert the Windows installation DVD into the DVD-ROM; Click Exit if the auto-menu pops up.
2. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow

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I'm very new to computers and see no cheap way out of this! I feel my settings are wrong. I think I really messed up. I've used micro fixit etc.... just don't really know where to begin. Suggestions???????????? HELP!Edit: Moved topic from Windows Startup Programs Database to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:windows vista has critical boot issues and security alerts

Are you receiving error messages?
 
If you are, please post them exactly as they appear.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When the  FileHippo website opens, click on Download latest version in the upper left pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3957 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 456935 MB, Free - 417705 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, G60JX, 1.0 , BSN12345678901234567
Antivirus: None
my computer will not start, diagnostics says boot critical file c:\ci.dll is corrupt
 

A:corrupt boot file

Sounds like a fairly new system (i5). Did you make back up disks when you set it up? Did you make a start up disk? Most computers now days have the recovery on a partition of the hard drive. When you start there should be an F something (try F8 or esc key) to tap on when you see the logo. It should take you to a screen that will allow a repair to the boot system.

Why are you running without virus protection? It won't take long before you have more problems. Try MSE from Microsoft (free).
 

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Hello Everyone,I am a new member.\

I have Vista Home Premium 64 Bit and Windows 7 64 Bit. As you see I am dual booting. I had Vista installed first.I installed Win 7 later.Everything was fine.
I installed cuipid a program that monitors,memory,CPU,etc. on Win 7. I used the PC aftyer that for a couple of hours.I shut doem,the next day I booted up went in to Win7(set as Default). It was fine.I resarted and arrowed to Vista to boot into Vista.
I got a Black sctreen saying: Windows failed to start. Hardware or software change may be the problem. I went into 7 and restored the system back to before I installed Cuipid,No Luck.
The screen that comes up when I try to boot into Vista says:
1 Insert windows Disk and restart.
2.Choose your choose your language and click next.
3. Click repair your PC./

I tried a repair on Vista and &.

On the page I also get error: File/windows/system/32/Winload exe.
Status: Qxc000000F
thenselected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

I know thetre is a way to restore the Boot managwer from Cmd??

I would appreciate it if anyone could advise me how to restore the Boot Sector.

I have 2 hard drives both partioned.
C: and D:

E: and F:

Thank You in advance for any help.

Doug

A:Corrupt Boot File

You could try to open the cmd prompt and try these:
bootrec /fixMBR
bootrec /fixBoot
bootrec /rebuildBCD
bootrec /scanOS

Or you could try EasyBCD it easy for you to define start-up settings and edit boot entries on the new Windows manager.
Hope this helped

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I'm having problems with my laptop which has windows vista. I'll switch it on and it won't go through to start up- it freezes- all you see is the black screen. When i have restarted the computer it does a scan cos it hasn't been shut down properly it then gets to the part where you sign in. There is a message saying i have a corrupt file and to do a chkdsk. I sign in and the computer goes thru its paces and then it completely freezes. What do I do? How do i fix this problem?

Cheers
 

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I got a error code 14, I Do Not have any recovery discs as I found the kids playing frisbee with them one day.

I was looking into buying a new OEM XP on ebay but am getting conflicting information on whether or not it

will work and what is needed for it to work.............Any thoughts ??

Its stuck in the familiar Windows to blue screen loop, its an HP Desktop......Thanks.

A:XP Has corrupt registry file. Will Not Boot

I don't believe in purchasing various items using eBay...I prefer bona fide vendors, warranties, legal recourse, etc...if things go wrong.

I would take a direct approach...and contact the system manufacturer (HP) for replacement recovery/restore CDs.

Louis

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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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Im Having A Problem With My Xp Home Edition,,,my Wife Installed Ms Office Two Days Ago,,,now Every Time We Boot Up We Get The Invalid Boot Ini. File Warning,,,then The Comp Proceeds To Start Up,,,,its Running Slow,,,and It Removed My Boot Ini. Tab At The Top Of My Msconfig Screen,,,ive Asked Alot Of People And All Anyone Can Tell Me Is To Reformat,,,which I Would Like To Avoid If Possible,,,,im Open To Ideas If Anyone Has One,,,thanks!!!!
 

A:Boot Ini. File Corrupt Or Invalid

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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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Hi there guys I have Windows 7 RC and have been using it it for months without any problems.

I installed Microsofts new AV program and that was running fine, I guess. Today I installed a wireless keyboard and was playing around with it and the system crashed. I restarted it and when it came to the boot screen (mine is dual boot with Vista) it just restarted. Tried Vista it came up with boot load error. I tried the RC disc to repair and first it said it fixed it but tried again and nothing. So I was thinking about re installing OS again, went through the setup and windows said it could not install on disk 0 partition 1 as that had a boot system, it just would not show that HD at all even though it has other partitions. When to the motherboard setting and there it only shows 1 WD HD and the Pioneer DVD-ROM. My system consists of the following
1 X Samsung 1TB, several partitions inc OS for both Win 7 and Vista
1 X WD 2TB, 2 partitons
1 X WD 2TB, no partitions

The Samsung did not show up nor did the other WD
I have now opened the case and plugged the samsung via USB to my XP machine and all partitions show up, on Win 7 the boot file is messed up and the Vista partition has no boot file at all.

How do I fix this guys. I dont mind re-installing Win 7 but there must be another way to do this, any help on this will be much appreciated thanks in advance guys

The WIN 7 OS partition, has a bootmsq file which is messed up, what does an original WIN 7 Boot msq file look like

A:Boot File for Windows 7 Corrupt, please help

Can you use something like EasyBCD running from your XP box, but linked to the other HDD?

I don't have my W7 or Vista box with me now, so I can't remember how the bootloader works on them off hand.

I guess another thing would be to try and load W7 on a USB drive and see if you can gain access to those two partitions. If so, worst case, backup the data, fix the partitions, and then overlay the data to get it back.

Also, have you tried doing the following?? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us

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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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Hi, I used the System File Checker tool (sfc /scannow) and got the following message:

"Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them".

Is there a solution to this?

A:Vista 64-bit - SFC couldn't fix corrupt file!

If you have a list of the files you can either get them from another vista system (running the same service pack) or pull them from the Vista install disc.

You could try rolling back to a previous restore point, it's possible the good versions are in a recovery point.

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When i start up my computer theres an error that says C:\PROGRA~1\Common Files\microsoft shared is corrupt and unreadable. It tells me to run the chkdsk utility, which i do. then it says

The type of file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK utility in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
Attribute record (160, $130) from file record segment 59379) is corrupt.
Then it says 5 more files are corrupt, all similar to this message ^
Errors found. CHKDSK cannot continue in read-only mode.

I dont really know what any of this means.
Can anyone help?
 

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I own an Alienware Area51 7500 and this morning the computer randomly froze up within the first minute of starting Windows (this happens from time to time) and I am always forced to reboot the computer, and it eventually works. This time, after the reboot XP didn't even boot up, and I got this error message, "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys"
After I googled this issue, I resorted to booting up with the Windows XP CD and using the recovery console. So I did, but once I pressed 'R' in the 'Welcome to Setup" screen, it told me that it was not able to find any harddrives on my computer...I have a RAID HD 250 each, working as a one 500 gig hd. I am out of ideas and hope, any kind of help will be appriciated.
Thank you for your time!

A:Xp Wont Boot Up, Corrupt Isapnp.sys File.

You need the driver disk for the RAID Controller, start up the computer with the XP CD, select the mass storage device when setup asks, insert the RAID floppy, then setup will see the drives.

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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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I got Windows 7 the other day. My current system had WinXP loaded on it, and I figured I would just leave it on there and install Win7 on my other hard drive. So, I made a Duel Boot. One of my HDD's has WinXP on it, and the other has Win7. Both are Western Digital drives.

So I finish the Win7 installation and enjoy the brand spankin new operating system Microsoft is shoving down our throats. After a while, it starts to grow on me. In fact I begin to love it, much more than XP. I load my air card drivers (cell phone internet source, you might say), get the net up and running and install VIPRE anti-virus software, FireFox, and transfer some of my music from my drive with XP over to my drive with Win7.

After I installed VIPRE, I of course had to reboot, and I did. Win7 reloaded and everything was peachy. So then, I decide Im going to set up my home network so my parents can access the internet through our router (of which we were using with WinXP prior to 7.) So I do all the configuring through Win7 as I would WinXP; I go to internet options, apply internet sharing, etc etc. But for some reason, my parents XP machine wouldnt get the internet from my Win7 machine. It would connect to the router, and it appeared to be getting a good internet connection, however, no browser would actually display a Webpage. So naturally, I reboot my parents laptop and try again. No luck. Then I decide that maybe my computer needs a refresh so I reboot it as well....

This is when I get the ... Read more

A:Win7 + WinXP = Corrupt Boot File

This just in:

Apparently Win7 does not use the NTLDR system loader that XP does. Maybe there is a conflict there?

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I have a T420 laptop running Win 7 64 bit. It won't boot. Startup Repair can't fix it. It says DZHDD64.SYS is corrupt. How do I fix this without losing all my data? I can run DOS, which says the size of the file is 0.

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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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Hello,I'm really hoping to find the answer to this issue. I've been trying to work it out on my own and have gotten to a rather thick brick wall (for me, anyway. Hopefully it's cake for someone else out there).I recently had to evacuate due to Hurricane Ike. I grabbed my tower, luckily, and ran. The tower was secure in the vehicle, so there was no shuffling around. However, I've plugged the tower into the setup at the place that I am staying, and here is what ensued:Booted up the computer. It booted fine, seemingly. However, once it completely booted, it immediatly shut down and began to reboot. It began to go through the system check that it goes through when the computer is shut down improperly. That is when I 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 CD-RomSelect 'r' at the first screen to start repair."Which might have worked had all of my CDs and software information not been in the house which got 5'4" of water and have been growing mold for a few weeks now. Even if I had the CD-Rom, however, it would do me no good because my CD drive stopped opening around 2 years ago. (I know it is time for a new computer, but money was tight before, and now that everything in the house has been lost, this computer being able to work for a... Read more

A:Windows Cannot Boot - corrupt system file

where it says To Enter Set up Press Enterpress enter and you can run a full non destructive repair from therepressing R only goes to recovery consolethe recovery cant help here heres a site to help you repair winsdowshttp://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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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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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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Hi

I have a desktop PC running Vista Home Premium SP2 and when it starts up I get the error:

Windows failed to load - registry file is missing or corrupt

File \windows\system32\config\system

Status 0xc00000e9

I have my data backed up, am I looking at having to restore Vista?

Thanks

A:Vista registry file missing or corrupt

If the registry is missing yes.

Do you have an OEM Factory Recovery Partition?

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Hello all,

A while back I had an error with my system that led to some files getting corrupted. I managed to get everything repaired using Vista's command line scan and repair program (I forget the name).

My system runs fine these days, but there is one problem. For some reason I could never get iTunes to install. It always gave a weird error:

"Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.".
This freaked me out, but it only ever happened with iTunes. I worried for a real long time that something intrinsic was screwed up with my system, but I never had a problem installing anything else.

The one file the windows repair program told me it wasn't able to fix was a file called C_857.NLS, which if I understand correctly is some kind of font file. I don't know if that's exactly what's causing my problems installing iTunes (I can only assume it would throw up the above error if it couldn't access the font file it wanted to use?) but from everything I can see it's the only thing that's corrupt on my computer.

I've tried finding ways to reacquire this file from my vista install disc but the methods required to get access to the files are beyond my resources. I was curious is one of the official techs could e-mail me a copy of this file so I can at least replace it and confirm out i... Read more

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Hello,

I have been having issues with removing the google redirect virus. I was following the steps on how to remove it from a forum and part of that was to run combofix. I realise now that this was a big mistake on my part. Here is what happened:

Ran combofix and it told me it needed to restart to fix certain issues.
Upon restart I now get the error 'Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\ecache.sys is corrupt' and it won't let me start up Windows Vista (32 bit)

I tried the other options on the screen, ie. run in safe mode, run in safe mode with command prompt etc and it doesn't make a difference. Is there a way to fix ecache.sys? And if not, and I have to format and reinstall windows in its entirety is there a way to save my data on an external harddrive - even though I cant get into windows?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Corrupt ecache.sys - won't boot vista

Hello, and welcome to BleepingComputer!

Please let me know if you have your Vista DVD at hand and/or if you can access the Startup Repair option when you tap the F8 key on startup.

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I've got a Dell computer with a RAID1 disk configuration and a single logical drive "C". I've tried the lengthy BCDEDIT solutions found on this and other sites, but I keep getting the imfamous error message about system device not being found. This always occurs upon the import command in any solution I've run.

When I boot without the repair CD, I get this message: File: \BOOT\BCD Status: 0xc000000F Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

I can browse the C drive so I don't think there's a hardware problem. I've also run Dell's hardware diagnosis program and everything looked fine. I had just clicked an FTP button when the error occurred so I'm pretty sure it's virus related.

I've used DISKPART to set disk 0, partition 1 as active, then restarted.

Anyone have other ideas? I'm at a total loss.

Fred

A:Another Vista O/S Corrupt Boot Record

Hi-

Have you tried to run "bootrec.exe /rebiuldBCD" from the windows Vista CD/DVD?

Regards,

Mark

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vista will not boot I get the error "ataport.sys is corrupt, and i cannot open vista, when I put the Installation disk in it try to repair but cannot fix the problem. the lap top will not let me into Safe mode, nor will it let me do System restore.I'm a 100% disable Vet and I need this lap top. am posting from the family desk top to get help with this problem. Could some one walk me through the fix for this issue?

A:vista boot ataport.sys is corrupt

Hi I had this problem few days ago and the good people of Techsupportforum helped me.


Quote:





Originally Posted by spunk.funk


Your Hard Drive may be failing. Boot off of the Restore CD and try and Format (erase) the disk first. If that is not an option, then download KillDisk and make a boot CD and boot off of that CD and run kill disk. then boot off of your Restore CD and reinstall. If that fails then replace the HDD.




I did what he said and made a killdisk, then wiped my Hard drive with it. Then he instlation disk worked.

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So sometime randomly during the night, my computer restarted itself due to like finish installing some Windows updates, then I awake to find my computer in the setup recovery screen! This is not the first time this has happened! This EXACT same problem occurred about 2-3 days ago, so what I do is I check to see what the setup repair had found and apparently A file called " D:\ci.dll " is a critical boot file & it's corrupt, and now I don't know what to do!? I don't have ANY restore points, no recovery disc, and have no idea what to do which is why I came here. Should I get the file from the same version of Windows 7 from a different computer I have & replace it using Linux booting off a CD? Or what would be the best solution? Because last time, the same file was corrupt, and I did a system restore, btw, if it helps, I have an Acer, 6Gb of Ram, Windows 7 64Bit, 3.2Ghz AMD processor, AMD Radon 6570.
Thanks for ANY Answers

A:Windows 7 boot file is corrupt? Second time this has happened!?

yeah the file ci.dll is the base code integrity module.

you can try this for the moment to see if it settles the problem with a windows file.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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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.

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

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I get an error message that the WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM file is "missing or corrupt". How do I repair this. I can only boot off the CD and either do a repair/reinstall or DOS repair.

Any advice?
 

A:Solved: Corrupt system file - Windows will not boot

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i have used every anti virus iso known to man, u name it i tried it! winload.exe is on my hard disk and i have scanned it for virus and malware to no avail, no threats, i have a vista home premium, gateway tower. i read online that it has to do with the BCD, certain paths r not right but can't get to it to edit it, tried bcdedit nope, tried chkdsk it runs until the 3rd leg and stops due to unknown error, F8 to go to safe mode or last known good config takes me to error winload.exe is missing or corrupt!! do not have vista repair cd or os cd my bad on that part when i bought this machine i did not do my homework on these cd's. how does one get to the bottom of this? i also ran hirens boot cd, ran malwarebytes anti-malware and it said it found 11 threats, 3 trojans and the rest malware , threats were quarantined but when i went to remove them it could not, but any other scan from other software produced no threats.i can see my hard drive with partition software everything is there also ran a manufacturer hard drive test and it passed with flying colors, it is a western digital, when i ran Dr.web live cd it could not open 14 files on the scan don't know why? anyway i need someone who has a plan to get this solved!!! i consider myself a little computer savy but this one has stumped me.
http://www.techtalkz.com/windo.....olved.html i found this page but i can't get to the commands is there anyway i can?
http://social.technet.microsof.....c61495308/
here is the ... Read more

A:winload.exe is corrupt or missing, vista won't boot.

Hi, to access the RE (repair your computer):-

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winre/createfromiso/#Downloads
 

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I had this problem before on an XP desktop but i had a backup diskette.

Ok, i did not make a backup disk from the Vista OS and it didn't request me to do so when i first booted up or ever after that.
My laptop did not come with a Vista OS CD.
My harddrive has a corrupt boot sector.
How do i boot up without a Vista CD (i cannot get one) or backup disk (i cannot get one but i might be able to)?
 

A:Corrupt boot sector in Vista OS laptop

I have a shadow copy of the original laptop harddrive on the D: partition while everything else is on C: partition.
 

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Compaq Laptop, Vista w/ Service Pack 1.

Upon turning on my PC last night, I was unable to load Windows. After the initial boot up, I was taken to a windows repair (I think that's what it was). It ran a bunch of tests and tried to repair the problem. At the end it said it was unable to be repaired. There was a dialog box that would allow me to open Windows Recovery, but I chose not to because I didn't know if that would erase all of my documents and files. Anyways, at the end of the tests I checked the log and I could only see one thing that failed.

Boot Cause Found:
Boot Critical File: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\sisraid4.sys is corrupt

I also found this.

Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Signature 1: Autofailure
Signature 2: 6.0.6000.16386.60.6001.1800
Signature 3: 3
Signature 4: 196611
Signature 5: Corrupt File
Signature 6: Corrupt File
Signature 7: 3221225624
Signature 8: 3
Signature 9: WroRepair
Signature 10: 6.0.6000.2.0.0256.1
Signature 11: 1033

I also am unable to boot into Safe Mode. At the loading screen where it shows all the files being loaded, it stops at sisraid2.sys and takes me back to the repair screen. I'd like to know if I can fix this somehow without losing data. If not, is it possible to make the HDD into an external so I can just copy everything to another computer?

One last thing, I can't remember the name of it, but isn't there a version of Linux that can be run from a cd? Would this allow me to check and see if a... Read more

A:sisraid4.sys is corrupt, Vista fails to boot

there are many versions of linux that have a "live" cd, here is a great tutorial with all the info.. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

once into windows, try running the sfc /scannow from cmd prompt, see if it can repair the bad file..

is there more than one hdd on this computer? see if this helps 1st http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

good luck

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Okay, I seem to be making progress in fixing my computer. (I started a topic here, but now it's more of a Vista problem than an internal hardware problem) For a while it wouldn't recognize my hard drive. Now it will, and I can even get as far as the recovery console.

Basically, I can't get Windows Vista to boot properly. I get to the recovery console, but after running startup repair, it says it can't automatically fix itself and gives a list of errors. (I'm not currently in front of that computer, but I do remember signatures 5 & 6 were corrupt.) [NOTE: It doesn't find any restore points, so I can't do system restore. Memory check finds no errors. I can get into DOS, and I've tried everything I know to do from there.]

It also gives me a message saying that ecache.sys is corrupt.

I've run chkdsk on C: multiple times, and it's like the errors it fixes keep coming back. it also can't send stuff to the log because of an error 50.

I've looked at DISKPART, and my C: drive which is the OS, doesn't have "boot" in the info, but PQservice does have the note "boot" under info.

I've run bootrec, but it doesn't find an operating system on my C:.

Can anyone help? I'm usually pretty good at fixing computers, but this one has me completely stumped.

A:ecache.sys is corrupt/vista won't boot properly

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=Serv...ties#diagnosticNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here

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i have ran every antivirus live cd known to man and no viruses, did a disk check and it is healthy, checked and repaired MBR with Paragon software live cd. but keep getting a error winload.exe is missing or corrupted, checked to see if it is on partition it is and scaned it no viruses, F8 is not an option, will not let me into advanced boot option menu to boot in safe mode or any other mode, been tackling this problem for 6 months and all i can find on the net is it maybe some editing to be done in the BCD but i need a command prompt to edit this in the windows boot manager,
i know about bootrec.exe and a few other commands to run but i can't get to a command prompt, any ideas for a fix would greatly help. i am running Vista Home Premium, 32 bit

A:winload.exe is missing or corrupt! Vista won't boot up!

i forgot to add i have no repair disk or original install disk, my bad on this part,

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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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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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Yesterday I posted about how my PC was trying to reinstall windows for some reason. Eventually, I went through with it and as it turns out it must have beena repair install because nothing was lost.

However, the computer is freezing up and rarely booting (I'm hoping I can get some responses to this thread before it crashes again and I might not be able to reboot).

Upon restarting, I've had the following error messages:

"following file is missing or corrupt:

\windows\system32\config\system"

"<windows root>\system32.hal.dll
(reinstall a copy of the above file)"

What to do? Total novice here, I have no idea what I'm doing. Also, I'm trying to back a few things up incase it goes into total meltdown but my external harddrive isn't being recognised. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:PC failing to boot, crashing and showing corrupt file messages HELP!

It sounds like the re-install did not go well and needs to be re-done. Checkout: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm or John Will's thread above.

Sorry and good luck.
 

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Hey.

Vista crashed on my computer. i have rebooted it from the cd. this worked. Then it crashed again and now wont reboot.

It comes up with a black screen and says all this **** about not being able to restart and to see system administrator but most importantly says
File: ntoskrn1.exe
Status: 0XC0000098
Info: windows failed to load because a required file is missing or corrupt.

Help. i cant take it to a shop as its sunday and wont be able to get to a shop to get it fixed for 8 weeks as i work 6 11 hour days mon to sat.

please help.
Cheers.
Todd.

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Hi all, I've owned & been up & running with a Dell Vostro 1400 for the last 3 years running Vista Home Premium (upgrade) that installed over Vista Basic. Laptop has been ok until the last three months when every so often it fails to load the OS & displays an error message: \windows\system32\drivers\wdf01000.sys. Status 0xc00000e9. Info: Windows failed to load because critical system driver is missing or corrupt.

I press enter & have MS Vista option already highlighted where I proceed & enter to attempt to re load the OS. Shortly after the screen loops back to the above error message.

The fix is to insert my OS DVD disc into the CD drive & select the option to "repair" where upon the laptop will restart after & be all ok. That is until this happens again exactly as above.

Admittedly this is not a frequent occurrence but I've noticed it from the last 3 months intermittently & have not had any other problems with this machine. I always keep my hardware & software up-to-date (including drivers) & am not sure what the problem really is. Thanks for your help in advance.
 

A:Windows Vista repeating corrupt file error message

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After a windows Vista update this morning, my husband's computer has lost all the USB functions. And his Windows Mail will no long display the messages. Error messages say that the d3d10_1.dll file is missing or corrupt. We have done the following:

system restore (several times) - no luck
reboot - no luck
reinstalled DirectX - no luck
windows repair - no luck

I have seen the posts cautioning against downloading this file from third party sites. We are out of ideas. Without a complete reinstall of Windows, are there any other solutions?
 

A:d3d10_1.dll file missing or corrupt after Windows vista update

Here's the fix for this:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833
 

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My PC (toshiba satellite A300 1J1) has been suffering from random freezes for the past month. A few days ago it froze so i restarted it and it failed to boot. It got as far as the scrolling green bar under the microsoft name and then doesn't progress any further. I have tryed booting it in all the different modes but to no prevail. I have tryed to do a system restore but it cannot find any restore points nor any files to reset it to factory specs.

The hard drive is working as i have been able to locate all of my files through command prompt. When i run the disk checker it says many of the files are unreadable so i want to reset the PC but cannot due to the lack of any reset points on either side of the partioned drive.

My PC came with no recovery disks and i fear that in the past i accidently deleted the recovery file on the HDD. What can i do? will Toshiba sent me any disks if i request them or will i have to wipe the drive and purchase windows 7 as a last resort?

A:Satellite A300-1J1 - Vista will not boot, lot of corrupt files

> will Toshiba sent me any disks if i request them or will i have to wipe the drive and purchase windows 7 as a last resort?

No, dude it won't send you for free and you have to order it for money https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx You can also install Win copy yourself if you get windows disk.

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Hello,

I decided to install another OS (which I am using here). Because of the way my Laptop (Dell XPS M1530) is set up, it has 4 partitions. One for the OS (Windows Vista), one for Recovery (which only has the defualt factory image anyway) one for Dell Medic direct, and finally one for the boot swap I think.

I decided to move everything from 'Recovery (D)' to 'OS (C)' and install the new OS into 'Recovery (D)'. This went fine, and everything was running perfectly, until I ran out of drive space in 'Recovery (D)' (only 10 GB). So I decided to trust Partition Manager tools to add an extra 5GB to 'Recovery (D)' from 'OS (C)'. I set all the correct settings, restarted and everything was going to plan until your program reported an error, and said it had to restart.
Now, I can't access 'OC (C)' - it says I have to format it first!!

When I try to boot into it, a blue screen is shown. So, I decided to boot from the vista disk to try and recover 'OS (C)' but it wasn't listed on the screen! I decided to click 'next' anyway, and click 'Start-up repair'. After a few minutes, it reported the root cause of the booting problem: A corrupted boot sector partition, which it could not repair!

I have ALL my personal and CRITICAL information that I really need back on 'OS (C)' and I would like to request some help please!

Thanks and best regards,

Michael Thomas.
 

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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]
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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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I have a brand new Dell XPS laptop specs as follows

Processor 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 Memory 2GB, 667MHz DDR2 Hard drive 160GB at 5,400rpm Chipset Intel 965 Graphics 128MB Nvidia GeForce Go 8400 Operating System Windows Vista Premium


Windows Media Live was accidentally opened...and then when i attempted to start windows i get the LoginUI.exe error file saying that C:\user is corrupt /unreadable.

Booting from the vista reinstallation and repair cd from the bios did not help. It still says unable to login/load profile.

can anyone help me? I appreciate it.

A:Windows vista Loginui.exe error C:\user file or directory is corrupt

see post 2 here:Can't get passed windows error recovery screen

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Hi, I have been having serious difficulty getting my laptop to start in the last few months but have usually been able to solve the problems for a while until they come back but now I am faced with a new boot issue that I cannot fix.

When I turn on the laptop, after about 5 minutes I get the message "windows failed to start because the system registry file is missing or corrupt" and gives this location windows\system32\config\system and also status: oxc000000f.

I am instructed to boot from the vista dvd and repair windows, startup problems or whatever but when I try this I get the exact same message described above.

I have had a lot of startup problems recently but they have always been solved either by booting from the dvd and reparing startup problems, or more commonly, by running the chkdisk which would generally have my laptop running well for a week or so before new problems occurred.

I've searched the web but people keep suggesting booting from the vista dvd which as I said isnt working. No matter what I try I get the same message, safe mode etc will also not work.

Please help, I'm getting a new laptop in late october so I just need to get this thing working for another few weeks.

thanks in advance

A:vista wont boot, system registry missing or corrupt

try using system restore which can be accessed from the vista dvd after going into the repair your computer menu

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I reinstalled it, and now I can't activate windows.

What can I do?
 

A:Activated windows and then vista went corrupt and couldn't boot. Now I reinstalled it

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I've used Disk Director successfully before.  This time I attempted to shrink my C: partition so that I could clone to an SSD.  I had 148 Gb on 299Gb that I was trying to resize to 238Gb.  When the dust settled this bleeper reported Corrupt Master File Table.  My gut feeling tells me that 5 years of programs and tweaks are still there.  Does anyone know how to recover?  So far Acronis Recovery Expert, TestDisk and Seagate File Recovery no help.  DMDE shows daylight but what is the proper procedure to work it's magic?
I'm currently copying the D: partition of the afflicted drive just in case.
Help.

A:Partition resizing failed-now corrupt master file table on boot drive

When you ran Testdisk click on Advanced then Boot. Does it show that the backup MFT is intact?  Even the backup is actually only a few first bytes fo the MFT so it may not work even if the backup is listed as okay.
 
Also, if you can create a System Repair Disk on another computer with Windows 7 doing a chkdsk /r will try and repair the MFT.
 
You may have to recover your data with a program like Easeus Data Recovery. This would let you recover 1GB for free. After 1GB you would need to purchase a key.
 
This is why I recommend a complete disk image be done when doing any kind of partition movement. Though rare, things can go bad as you found out.
 
I am not familiar with DMDE but I would assume you need to scan the drive for it to find any recoverable files. Here is the online manual.

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I'm running windows vista home premium 32 bit. In the past I've downloaded a music video to my computer and realized that every time I was in the same folder as that file windows explorer would restart and close the folder window. Luckily there wasn't anything else in the folder so I was able to delete the folder without touching the file.

Well today I downloaded a file I thought was fine, but it was another one of those files. The problem is I saved it to my desktop so now every time I log in it just constantly restarts windows explorer over and over again until I have to Ctrl+alt+delete and log out. I tried very quickly right clicking the file on the desktop and deleting it, but the windows explorer restart is faster. I know once I get it into the recycle bin I can open that up and click the empty button without clicking the file directly (which I've done in the past with that other corrupt video). I just can't get it into the recycle bin.

What I tried just now is I logged on to my other account in the computer and using search am able to see the file in the desktop folder. I noticed that if I don't have the view on "details" or "list" when I enter that folder, windows will automatically restart again. So I put it on "details" and I can now see the corrupt file in the folder, but...IT DOESN'T MATTER because the second I touch the file even from my other user account it automatically restarts windows explore... Read more

A:Corrupt video file making Windows Explorer constantly restart on Vista

Since you are able to log into another account, try to delete the file from a DOS prompt.
 

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System in question: Core 2 Duo, ConRoe 1333-D667 Mobo, 2 GB PC 667 RAM, one 233 SATAII HD. OS that will not boot up into the HD (but installs): Vista Ultimate

I need some encouragement along the lines of "seen that", rather than specific advice.

Vista Ultimate OS seems to load and install (i.e. I can tell using various CD-ROM utilities that it seems to be sitting on the NTFS formated HD) but the system, once past the POST stage, won't boot into the HD but hangs (though it does work off the CD/DVD). Tried playing with various boot sequences, but nothing seems to work.

Installing Vista: when Vista gets to the menu window: Copy Windows | Expand files | Install feature | Complete Install | and then reboot (after 10 seconds countdown) the system hangs after POST (blinking underscore cursor). You can only boot into the CD-ROM (with a bootable CD). Tried reformatting (using Acronis Disc manager CD) and stripping down the system to no add-on graphics card (using the system graphics port only) and no other cards, and still I get the same problem.

Bought the above hardware very very cheap (Asia)--about 20% of the US price. The seller managed to make it work, using a legal copy of Windows Vista Ultimate. But he had problems doing so. I am pretty experienced (about a half dozen systems built from scratch), so I figured no problem. But the first hint of a problem was when trying to load Windows 2000 from the reformatted (clean) HD--won't work (supposed "inval... Read more

A:Corrupt boot sector? Y? HowTo fix? Vista Ultimate weird situation

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Hi,

I have an old Acer Aspire 5672 WLMi with these specs

Windows Vista Business x86 SP1
Centrino Duo 1.66Ghz
2GB 666 Mhz RAM
Mobility ATI X1600 128MB

The laptop had been experiencing heating problems so I stopped using it for a while.
After I finally decided to clean up the cooling fan months later, it would appear that the OS got corrupted while sitting there...

I'm getting the following error:

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\pvkqm.sys
Status: 0xc0000098
Info: Windows failed to load because a Critical System Driver is missing, or corrupt.

I know that a recovery disk might do the job, or I could simply reinstall a fresh copy of Vista/Win7.
The problem is, the optical device of this laptop is also broken. I cannot even access a bootable DOS
disk...

Is there any way for me to get around this problem without using a CD/DVD of some sort?
 

A:Critical System Driver is missing or corrupt...

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It give me message - Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing or corrupt. Status : 0xc00000e9It was just randomly Missing or corrupt. I belive this is hard disk error but I keep finding solution for month but I don't find any that worked.I don't know my computer details but what I know isComputer name - AsusChipset - AMD PhenomIf you guys can help me I will appreciate it . Hope god bless you ..

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Hello sevenforums, I am greatly needing your assistance. Earlier today I uninstalled avast! antivirus as it was hogging up more RAM that I wanted. After restarting the PC to my dismay it would not boot up, going into a system repair which would then fail.

I looked at the details regarding the failed repair and it said \windows\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys is corrupt

I went into the advanced options and it would not give me a restore point or restore image to use.

I googled for hours regarding this issue and tried several fixes using the command prompt including chkdsk, bootrec, and finally I found this which seemed to pertain to where I was at in regards to fixing this myself:

"If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.

Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old

Bootrec /rebuildbcd"

-It did find a windows installation when previously it wasn't, I crossed my fingers and restarted and still nothing.

Now when it attempts to boot it does not go into a system repair, instead, it immediately says:
-File: \Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

It no longer gives me the option to go into system recovery, so I can no longer get into the command prompt, it would never boo... Read more

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Hey all,

My PC has 3 hard drives in it.

The fist Drive is SATA 160gig and i put a fresh, legit install of VISTA Home Premium 32bit on there.

The second drive is a 120 gig SATA drive (used for Data) that was just used to store music, downloads, etc.

The third drive that I added was an IDE drive that I installed a full, legit copy of Win XP Professional 32bit on it. When I installed XP, I unplugged both other SATA drives to avoid any issues.

Once again, Vista was installed first. Then the IDE Drive was added, and XP was installed to the IDE Drive.

After XP was installed, I plugged the other SATA drives back in.

I would simply hit ESCAPE at bootup to select the drive I wanted according to the OS that was on it. Everything seemed fine.

I figured that having Each OS on a physically seperate drive would eliminate any problems....hah, read on...

Now, I use the 120 gig Data drive from XP and VISTA to store music, downlaods, etc. Vista and XP both saw this drive just fine. Vista called it d:, whereas XP called if F:, I believe)
For several days, everything was fine. Vista worked fine, and could read and write to the data drive. Xp worked fine and could read and write from the same data drive.

Now, out of the blue, whenever I try and access the shared Data drive, XP and Vista BOTH say "Disk structure is corrupted and unreadable."

It was fine earlier int he day, then I fired up XP, and found that I couldn't see the data drive - same for vista.

I had just i... Read more

A:Data Drive says Corrupt and Unreadable after Vista & XP Dual Boot (separate drives)

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Hello,

I've got an HP G6000 laptop running Vista 32 that has developed a fault. When I try and boot it up, it comes up with the error screen;

FILE: \windows\system32\drivers\ndis.sys

STATUS: 0xc000000f

Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt
I've done what it suggested and put in my Vista disk to try and repair it, but when it gets to the system reovery options, there is no Operating System listed. It says I should load drivers for my hard disks if I don't see the operating system, but I've not got a scooby as to what these are...

If I click on next, I get the various Recovery tool options, and have tried the Startup Repair option, which runs through the check and says it is repairing disk errors, but once it has completed this, it reboots and does exactly the same thing. I can't restore unfortunately as I've stupidly never backed it up at all, so there is nothing to restore to...

I'm guessing this is a problem with the hard drive? Unless anyone has any suggestions as to what else I might try?
Or if it is the hard drive, how I might get some stuff off it before I chuck it (My itunes basically... can cope without the rest...)

Many thanks in advance

Doc

A:Critical System Drive Missing or corrupt and cannot Repair

Are you using full version Vista DVD to boot?Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic28744.html)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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File: \windows\system32\drivers\ltoxvyo.sys

status: 0xc0000225

Vista Home Premium.

need some help on how i can get this machine functional again.

i do have the vista installation disc unfortunately due to the short length of the SATA connectors from the power supply they simply do not reach the ROM drive while being connected to the hard drive at the same time.

if anyone needs any more info just ask.
help would be much appreciated,

A:(Failed to load because of a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt)

Hello and welcome to the forum...

Can you tell me if you can get to your main desktop if not have you tried to boot in safe mode. Here's how to boot in safe mode just in case.

Safe Mode

But please let me know if you can get to your desktop.

Tom

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Hi,

My windows failed to load b/c a critical system driver is missing or corrupt.

File: windows/system32/Drivers/gjofl.sys

Status: 0xc0000225

Prior to this, I had received some sort of virus that microsoft security essentials claimed to quarantine. I also ran malware bytes. After the scans, my computer accidentally became unplugged and died (the battery is shot). After trying to restart, I received the error msg.

I have tried booting up in safe mode and it doesn't work.

I also ran diagnostics -- the only msg I received was: "diagnostics not found on utility partition". I have no idea what that means.

I am being prompted to insert my installation disc to repair my comp, but windows was preinstalled so I don't have that option.

Please help!

A:Windows failed to start b/c critical driver is missin or corrupt

I dont know the answer, but I have a suspicion, that maybe, that driver has something to do with the virus. I googled the driver, nothing. I looked at my computers drivers (cmd prompt and type driverquery) and I do not have it.

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windows \system32\drivers\ msisadrv.sys
 
Status: 0x000000f
 
would like to repair this without reloading if possible
 
thanks
Brett

A:windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt

I have a few questions:
1. Do you have a repair disc?
2. If not, does the PC have a recovery partition?
3. Can you boot from a live CD (such as Puppy Linux)?
4. What were you doing before the problem started?

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Hi everybody,

This is my first post on this forum. I've recently come across a problem with my computer. I'm running Windows Vista 32 bit. I shut the computer down one day, and the next day turning it on I came across this problem.

File: \Windows\System32\Drivers\nqgbwc.sys

Status: 0xc0000225

Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

I have no clue what this means. It said insert windows installation disc and repair computer. I did this, self repair found nothing. I then tried system restore and it could not initialize which is a pain in the ass. My last resort is to reinstall windows vista but I think I'm going to lose everything.

If anyone has any advice or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Kevin

A:Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt.

First see if you can boot into Safemode without it giving you that error. If you can, first try searching for that driver to see if its even in your system32 folder.

I recently just checked my computer and it is not in mine by default, which means its a file relating to a third party program/app that has been installed on your machine. If you can figure out what the abbreviation for NQGBWC is from the list of installed applications on your computer, then you can isolate which program on startup is causing the failure on booting windows due to the missing system file.

As you may have already tried, i cannot simply google search nqgbwc.sys as it gives me just THIS post only. If you cannot find the problem, then the only thing possible from there is to reinstall your OS but of course BACK UP EVERYTHING IMPORTANT FIRST.

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nvidia sys tool
changed the fsb overclock
system hanged
did a reboot
sys boot image corrupt
mgr corrupt ,boot image corrupt

i cannot reinstall windows as well,when i insert bootable usb windows 7,8.1(also the current os i am runnning )
it auto enters repair mode wihout any option before that ,then getting errors 0xc00001

there is no way i can proceed from here

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fatality fp in9
nvidia8600gt

A:nvidia fsb overclock,mgr corrupt ,boot image corrupt ,cannot reformat

If you can't get disk to boot try flash stick alternative provided in Step 6 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start which also has everything else that can be done to start Win7.

If that fail try resetting BIOS to defaults.

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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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A few days ago, after a windows automatic update, my computer is no longer able to boot. It returns this message: ...\Windows\System32\Drivers\zeqpju.sys system file missing or corrupt. I have tried to do a recovery several times with no luck, I've tried everything I know to do in safemode and dos, I've even tried every method possible on the spotmau cd, but I still get the same bs!

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Also, I cannot locate any information concerning the zeqpju.sys file...do you know where I can get this file, so that I can try to replace the matching corrupt file on my system?

Thanks...

A:help with Vista Home Basic oem system failure corrupt system file.

Hello eliteboy,
I have had a look for the zeqpju.sys file and cant find any info on it anywhere. Are you sure that is how it is spelt ?.

There are a couple of things to try.
First open a command prompt as administrator and type sfc/scannow press enter and let it scan, if errors are found you will have to scan again until clean.

If that does not work, try a startup repair with the Vista disk.
Follow this link to a tutorial.

Startup Repair

If you don't have a disk, go here.

How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don?t Have One - How-To Geek

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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