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

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

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 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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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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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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A computer of a family member of mine has recently started showing the following message :
_____________________________________

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 ?

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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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.

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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.)

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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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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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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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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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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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"

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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.

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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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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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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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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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:

2.) Write down the make and model of your HDD
4.) Burn the driver to a disk (a jump drive might work, I can't remember)

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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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 had tri-boot (windows7/xp and ubuntu 10.04 lts)....I deleted LInux Ubuntu partition and now when i try to boot onto my PC it says:
error: no such partition.
grub rescue> (i can write something here)
omg what should i do?! Please someone help me i have some really important files!

A:Critical boot error

The easiest way is to insert your windows disk, and then either repair the installation, or enter the command line and from the prompt repair the MBR by doing the following:

fixmbr

reboot and you should be good then.

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i need help to remove softwrap file error 1 from my pc,

A:critical softwrap file error 1

Ok ... Have you tried uninstalling Softwrap? If so, what happens?

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Hi,
So today my laptop restarted after installing windows updates.Now it gives this BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH. I cant even log in using SAFE MODE because it gives an error.Any help would be appreciated.

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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.

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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Hi guys don't really know where to put this because I don't know what is causing it.  I was infected with cryptolocker and the 4 files can still be found in just about every folder on the computer however the infection is no longer active?  I don't get the messages anymore when I reboot/log in.

After the infection was removed everything seemed fine.  That was a couple months ago. Last night I needed a picture and I went back to get it and found out all my thumbnails are gone (they show the place holder and file name but not the picture) and the pics wont open on an entire hard drive and scattered throughout the computer.  (I localize most pics on one drive) The video files are ok though.  I have been searching the web and downloaded data repair (stellarphoenix).  Tried photo shop because I read that it would open files with bad headers.  Tried gimp.  Tried my linux box.  When I look on the network linux cannot even see the files.  Tried the following command at C: assoc .jpeg=jpegfile and get access denied error occurred while processing jpeg.

In some folders half the files are there and half are not.  I originally noticed when I clicked on the image and got this message.  "windows photo viewer can't open this picture because the file appears to be damaged, corrupted or is too large.

Sadly this is years and years of family photos.  Naturally no system restore or backup.  : ( ... Read more

A:Corrupt jpegs error file starts with 0x06 not a jpeg file

Hello,This sounds like another ransomware infection. The real CryptoLocker was taken down long ago.Can you copy the contents of one of the ransom note? Or at least the name, so it can be identified?Regards,Alex

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About a year ago I installed a cyber sitter called "iProtectyou" on my son's computer. I decided to uninstall it for him recently because it didn't work, and it only seemed to give him a hassle when he tried to use the internet or play games. When I tried to reinstall it, it would not take the password I used (I could of forgotten it, but I had it written down).

After hours of trying to uninstall it, I went to the internet and Googled how to get rid of cyber sitter's with a forgotten password. Luckily there were several people with the same problem. I downloaded the applications they gave out on the site, and eventually got rid of it. They also had me go to the "Registry Editor" (run: regedit) and screw around in there. The program still shows up in "Programs and Features" but theirs no publisher now, and I still cannot install it. Except now, instead of asking for a password, it just says that their was an error with database.

Now when ever we open up anything, we are swarmed with windows telling us "Crictical Error Occured While Opening Database."

Any help would be great.

A:Critical Error Occurred While Opening the Database File

Have you tried this: http://www.securitystronghold.com/gates/iprotectyou.html?

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Hi,

Went to turn on my computer today and got a screen with the Dell Logo and a message "Boot manager has recovered from a critical error." It went on to say there were missing or corrupt files that were restored from the default configuration. I did a Google search and found absolutely nothing about this error. Can someone provide some insight? I am a bit freaked out.This laptop is only 2 months old. I couldn't find anything in the event viewer either. Thanks in advance!

A:Boot Manager Has Recovered From a Critical Error??

Hi

In a UEFI boot configuration (default for Win 8/8.1 x64 ), Windows boot loader and it's configuration will be stored inside a small hidden partition called EFI System Partition. UEFI BIOS in modern laptops will check and make sure the boot files are not corrupted or compromised before loading Windows. If the validation check failed, entire boot configuration and the boot manager will be restored from a backup copy. I am not sure how your boot loader became corrupted. There is multiple possibilities. For example, a stealth type malware like Rootkit's may try to modify the boot configuration. Trying to install Linux distros may also result in the same. Another possibility is an unexpected or improper shutdown which resulted in file corruption.

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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.

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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Hello, im in desperate need of help here! So far everything ive tried has not worked. Upon browsing today i stumbled across a website that was deemed a possible "Attack site" by Firefox, shortly after i closed the page the following error message popped up repeatedly;Windows - delayed write failedFailed to save all the components for the file \\system32\000024b5. The file is corrupted or unreadable. This error may be caused by a PC hardware problem. This message pops up literally about 30-40 times every time i restart or attempt to close them, each error has different numbers/letters following \\system32\On top of this my desktop background has gone black, system check keeps popping up and cannot be closed only paused and most importantly almost everything within my username ie music/files/folders/desktop icons has disappeared!! which is a huge problem because a lot of it isnt backed up and theres work related things i cant afford to lose on there! My hard drive is telling me the same amount of space is being used as before so im hoping they havent ACTUALLY been deleted but when i try to view the main user folder it just says its empty?!...also programs/control panel/shortcuts to my documents have disappeared from the start menu.Two random messages saying "hardrive clusters are partially damaged. Segment load failure" and "RAM memory reliability is extremely low..." occasionally pop up from the ta... Read more

A:Critical error! Failed to save all the components for the file \\system32\....

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I installed windows 8 transformation pack (i know im stupid) and after restarting it says
BOOT MGR image is corrupt The sytem cannot boot

i dont have the windows 7 CD because i installed it from my USB, but i tried putting windows vista CD but it still says the System Cannot boot.

please help, what should i do? il try burning windows 7 installer on to a blank DVD tomorrow, but will it work? because windows vista CD didnt work

EDIT: if i choose 'Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive' on bios it says 'Selected boot device not available. strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility press f5 to run onboard diagnostics

A:BOOT MGR image is corrupt The sytem cannot boot error! URGENT!!

Don't worry, if you can boot with Vista DVD, just start the recovery program, in there choose comand prompt and then do the following commands:
bootrec /FixMbr bootrec /FixBoot bootrec /RebuildBcd
The source (of course HERE!!)
Bootmgr is missing - Fix[2]=General%20Tips

See ya!!!

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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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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...

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...
Type CHKDSK /R [notice the space between CHKDSK and /]
and hit Enter...
After it finish, type EXIT and hit Enter...

Keep us posted...

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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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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.
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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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

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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anyone's help is greatly appriciated

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:53:48 PM, on 12/19/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\MMDiag.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\DvzCommon\DvzMsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mim.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:startup, shutdown, critical sytems error message: hijackthis file

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Hello.

I'm not sure what nasty I have. In normal mode, I get three critical error messages like below with different file numbers.

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Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the components for the file \System32\496A8300. The file is corrupted or unreadable. The error may be caused by a PC hardware problem.
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I have a black screen, can run nothing, cannot access files, cannot connect to the internet.

In safe mode, I can get the files to display and can access a CD and external hard drive, but still cannot access the internet.

I used a laptop to transfer DeFogger, DDS, and GMER. I ran Defogger, obtained DDS logs, but twice GMER caused a stop screen error: RQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and dumped the memory - had to reboot.

Previously, I had run rkill, TDSS, and MBAM. Once, the TDSS log indicated it had stopped C:\WINDOWS\system32\grpcon.exe - I believe it was the third time I ran it. Otherwise I get zero files terminated. I cannot run MBAM. I get run-time error '53' mbamnet. I tried using randmbam.exe, but was still unsuccessful after 10 attempts.

I get locked up in safe mode and have to turn off the computer and restart the whole process. This morning, I missed the safe mode tap and when starting up in normal, Spybot popped up and stated it had terminated a file called win32.zbot.

Thank you for any help you can give me. I'm stumped on this one. I've been working with it for two days now and can&#... Read more

A:Critical Error! Failed to save components ..... file \System32\0006784

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Hello to all

I've got a minor, but somewhat niggling little problem, that I'd like to resolve if at all possible!

I've got a Sony VGN-CR31S laptop which I've owned from new. It's about 4 years old now, and it was time to image back-up the drive and fresh install the o/s and software as it had become clogged up with crap, was running slowly etc.

Install was fine (back-up is also fine), however, there's always one piece of hardware, the Texas Instruments SD card port and controller that Win 7 can never find the correct drivers for, so this is always the one piece of hardware that sits there in Device Manager as an "unknown item" - I've had it before so wasn't surprised by this.

Probably, the one mistake I made was to run too many unnecessary Sony Vaio driver downloads from the Sony website (as I couldn't remember which driver installation cured it), and I noticed that after one of the reboots, the computer started making an unexpected "critical error" sound notification at the end of the boot-up sequence. There are no visible problems, the computer doesn't display any warnings, there are no blue screens, and nothing shows in Device Manager as being unknown or unidentified.

However, I am confident that this is driver related, as it occurred directly after installing three driver downloads from Sony. I've already uninstalled everything that I installed from Sony - it was things like the webcam capture software, utilities software etc etc - so t... Read more

A:Fresh Install - Critical Error Notification sounds after every boot-up

Have you tried booting to Safe Mode? Do you hear it then?

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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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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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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.

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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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!

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 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....

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

Thanks...

Bob

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

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

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Upon startup, I get a message telling me

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

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

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

Help?

A:Boot problem - missing/corrupt file

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

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

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

Please re-install a copy of the above file

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

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

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

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

Bootable XP Sysboot Floppy and CD Images

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

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

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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 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.

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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First, here is the error I am receiving:

FILENAME.EXE - Corrupt File
The file or directory C:\user\ComputerName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the chkdsk utility

I am getting it for a number of apps but all in the same directory. Happens when I log into Vista.

I have basic computer knowledge but my wife is advanced moderate in her knowledge. I am on an Asus G50VT laptop and here is the link to the specs:

Newegg.com - ASUS G Series G50VT-X3 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T9400&#40;2.53GHz&#41; 15.4&#34; Wide SXGA&#43; 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm BD Combo NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS - Laptops / Notebooks

When I try to run ChkDsk with nothing but My Computer open it says that it can't be run while the disk is in use and asks if I want to schedule it for the next start up. When I click on "Schedule disk check" the dialog box disappears and I am not able to schedule anything and nothing runs when I start up.

In addition, I can not perform a restore to a date prior to the problem starting.

Can anyone give me an idea of how to fix the problem without having to restore my PC to it's original state when I bought it?

A:Corrupt File Error

Hello,
Have you recently had any virus or malware issues?

Let us know,
Ben

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I am boski61 but could not get back into this site as none of my passwords would work. Even the ones Tech suppor guy sent me. So I made another user name. I have cable, dell desktop 2400. I had aol and they closed my account. I removed aol from my computer. Now i have a corrupt file message all the time. Chkdsk does not work to remove it. No malaware program nor McAfee can remove it. What do i do. Sites like RegEdit find 2000 errors in my coumputer and it sounds free but at the end of all the bull you have to buy it. I have removed aol from my comp using add and remove programs. How do I rid myself of aol once and for all. It was a mistake to even download aol. I want them to go away and after a week of searching for the solution am getting nowhere. Comcast is a miserable isp with no customer support whatever. They cannot even get my bill correct. Overcharging me, 19.95 times two is $87. Sure it is. Comcast is close to being replaced. For now how do i remove this error message. Dont care about the corrupted stupid aol file. Just want to remove the error message. Nice that aol has no customer service for thier system. No phone # that isnt in india should give you a clue. Do not use aol in any form. Sooo can anyone, anyone help. Please. This is driving me nuts. And that is not a very long drive. Thanks A:AOL corrupt file error You might like to do a system restore back to before you uninstalled and use this revo http://www.revouninstaller.com/ on a moderate setting 3 more replies Answer Match 55.02% 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!!! 9 more replies Answer Match 55.02% 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. 2 more replies Answer Match 55.02% 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. 2 more replies Answer Match 55.02% 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??? 27 more replies Answer Match 54.6% Hi all when starting my vista home version 64 bit on the lap top, the following message appears - c\program files\common files\microsoft shared\ink\en-US is corrupt. is there a patch or download that can remedy this or alternatively can the program be downloaded as i have the vista key number? thanks for any help A:Error message corrupt file Hi, go to start all programs accessories and right click on command prompt select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:- Code: chkdsk /r press enter You will receive a message about the volume being in use and would you like to schedule a chkdsk to run at next boot Y/N press Y and type exit press enter. Reboot, chkdsk will run, will take awhile to run through 5 steps, windows will restart normally after it is finished you do not need to do anything else. 5 more replies Answer Match 54.6% Hi guys. This is the first time I have a problem like this, but when I was trying to install a game today I got a error message at an early time during the installation that a file was corrupt. Here's the message: The following error occurred on the file 'E:/data2.cab' the file or directory is corrupt and unreadable. (0x570). Again this is the first time I get this error message, I was told that I must do I disk check and repair, but I just wanted to confirm it here, I also heard that this disk check and repair can cause memory loss which I hope is not true. Thank you for your help, I appreciate it. A:Corrupt File Error Message... based on your post, i would say that the problem comes from the game installer itself. is it from dvd? the data of the file might be corrupted 2 more replies Answer Match 54.6% Every time I boot up my computer I get a message saying "Igfxpers.exe - corrupt file" Is there a way to fix this WITHOUT disabling the .exe from Startup? A:Igfxpers.exe error/corrupt file 15 more replies Answer Match 54.6% I'm haveing an issue with my computer where files I try to download or even when programs try to update, tehy end with Corrupt files error. It began showing itself when I tried to update from Win8 to 8.1. Then, it became a problem with my Norton 360 not allowing the virus updates to take place. Some of the Windows Updates haven't occured due to this corrupt file error either. I've been so frustrated with it that I purchased Win8.1 and tried to do a clean install on my system. I reformatted the Hard Drive, deleted all the OEM partitions and reinstalled Win8.1. I still get the errors and can't install and update programs for the most part. I've been able to install Firefox but it downloaded and stated the file was corrupt but I was able to get it to install anyway. After muliple attempts, I was able to download and install Norton 360 but acnnot get it to update the virus definitions. I have tried downloading programs using both the wired direct connection from my router and also going via wireless from teh router with the same results. I've been Googling and searching now for the past week and haven't found much on the issue. Most of what I find involves needed updates and hotfixes for other OS's like Win XP. Could it be hardware related? Culd my Memory be going bad? A Hard Drive issue? I don't know where to go with this. It's really got me baffled. System Lenovo H520, just ov... Read more A:Many downloads end with Corrupt File Error That sure sounds like hardware to me. I'd run memory diagnostics to start with. Start with the Windows memory diagnostic. Good luck. 45 more replies Answer Match 54.6% windows corrupt file: "the file or directory e:\#extend\#usnjrnl is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the CHKDSK utility." -Now prior to shutting down my laptop, everything in my system was running incredibly slow(as well as internet apps). And so, i shut it down and attempted re-boot. The infamous "blue screen" appeared then QUICKLY turned black. Requesting to choose from the options console. "safe mode", and...etc... -upon choosing ANY of them hoping for a response, the same error message displays above. ****IF ANYONE can guide me or inform me as to how and what i can do to resolve this issue, i would definitely appreciate it **** -THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A:Corrupt File Error Message Hello czar1215 The error meaasge said to run chkdsk, so try the instructions I posted above If you need any help with that just post back 2 more replies Answer Match 54.6% Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. Sorry for the delay the forums here at BC are alwaysvery busy and we do are best to keep up. If you no longer require any help could you let me no please, so this topic can be closed.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order. Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions. Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear. If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.First I would like to see a new log since alot could have changed since your origional post.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Thanks A:pcttMD3.exe - Corrupt File error Due to the lack of feedback this Topic is closed. If you need this topic reopened, please request this by sending me a PM with the address of the thread. This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic. 2 more replies Answer Match 54.6% 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-... 8 more replies Answer Match 54.6% 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 16 more replies Answer Match 54.6% Hello: My laptop was working fine last night, then this morning it will not boot up. I get the following message: STOP: c0000135 {Unable to Locate DLL} The dynamic link library winsrv could not be found in the specified path Default Load Path. Beginning dump of physical memory. Physical memory dump complete, contact your system administrator or technical support group. I have tried to reboot several times and get the same message. I have a Compaq Amanda 7800, Windows NT 4.0 build 1381, service pack 4, and 128 MB of memory. I don't have a Windows NT set up disk, or a boot disk. HELP!!! A:{Advice Offered} - Blue Screen on boot up (Missing or corrupt DLL file) Greetings Ok... I probably do not have good news for you. Are your NT system files on a FAT partition? If so, then you can boot of a DOS6.11 boot disk (The one I have set up is available here) and expand the file off your NT CD and write it to your HD, as it is likely to be corrupt. If the partition is formatted with NTFS, you have a much more harder task. You have the following options: a) Format the HD and re-install NT. If you have important data that you need to save off the HD, then you can use NTFSdos from Sysinternals.com (which is supplied on my boot disk) to read the NTFS drive and extract the data. b) Buy a Read/WRITE version of NTFSdos and use it to expand the DLL off your CD and write it to the HD as per the FAT16 instructions (PS. If you decide on this choice, I would LOVE to have a copy of the Read/WRITE version of NTFSdos, or better yet ERD {Emergency Repair Disk} Commander) c) Install a second copy of Winnt into a different directory on the same HD. Then expand the DLL off your CD and write it to the HD in the old NT directory. You will probably have to edit your boot.ini file to include the old NT version. Let's assume the boot.ini file looked like this (I have used my Win2K boot.ini file, which only has ONE line for the NT OS to start. In NT4 there are 2 lines; keep both lines intact): [boot loader] timeout=3 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows NT... 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I turned it off manually by holding down the power button, and when I went to reboot it, I got an error that said windows couldn't start because: WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM is missing or corrupt I have a Toshiba laptop & am running XP home edition. I did NOT hae an external hard drive for backup until yesterday, therefore I don't just wanna insert the recovery disk and wipe my hard drive. SO. I'm looking for either a way to get the PC up into safe mode so I can move files onto my external, or a way to fix it without loading the recovery disk and clearing all my files, music, ect. Thanks in advance!! Lisa A:Help with Windows 32 file is missing or corrupt error? 11 more replies Answer Match 54.18% I'm getting the above error on a dialog box that is called Name Setup every time I boot my computer. It usually appears about 20 minutes after my PC has been on. I don't if it's even part of Windows or an app I have installed. It doesn't cause any noticeable issues, but I would still like to fix it. I recently completely reinstalled Windows 7 64 bit and until this, it's been fine. A:Dialog Box Error: efm sys file corrupt. Reinstall. Can you post a screenshot of the error box? Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums I would run the System File Checker and see if it finds any errors. SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker See note that it may have to be run 3 times if it finds but cannot repair errors. A Guy 7 more replies Answer Match 54.18% I get an error at startup saying theres an inconsistency in one of my files on the C drive. And I remember a box came up at the taskbar saying something about the download file. I deleted everything in the file when it said that. I was download from thesimsresource.com when it happened. It's a new compaq laptop and there's no restore point created. Help? D: A:Corrupt file in 'downloads' error at startup Can you take a snapshot of the error using ALT-PrtSc on the keyboard and paste it into Microsofts' Paint utility, save it as a JPEG and attach here? You can also run a filesystem check. Open up my computer, right click the C drive, go to the disk tools are and choose to do a check. There might be a couple of checkboxes, if so, check them and say ok. At this point it might say, it needs to reboot to accomplish the task. Just remember that you won't be able to use the computer while this procedure is running. 3 more replies Answer Match 54.18% Hello Forum, My wife's computer won't boot. I get the message, "Windows can not start because a file is missing or corrupt" System32\DRIVERS\pci.sys It appears that the CD ROM was not operating properly for awhile prior to this problem although the computer was operating. Since the error message, the monitor has quit as well. The monitor will now not operate with or without being connected to the computer. I suppose that this may be just a coincedence. I have searched the internet for fixes for this problem with System32\DRIVERS\pci.sys and have found numerous bits of information, advice and fixes but I still have not had any success. I tried using the XP Setup Boot Disk with no success. I was in the Recovery Console with no success. The Restore CD that came with the computer did nothing. I am also looking for a way to tell if the CD ROM is working or not. I am wondering if there is a way to access the DOS window even though the XP is not loading and I have no access to "Start" or "run" etc. Thanks for any help, gal A:Error: Corrupt File - System32\DRIVERS\pci.sys Gal You said you have tried various fixes buy have you tried this: http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBK/tip5400/rh5410.htm 1 more replies Answer Match 54.18% Hey, I just upgraded my mobo and cpu and installed xp pro, 64-bit on it. I had xp pro 32-bit on my other mobo before I upgraded and reformatted. I had just gotten a new all-in-one Kodak printer a few weeks ago and installed the software perfectly in my 32-bit system. But, now that I've upgraded and reformatted, trying to reinstall my Kodak Printer CD gives me a problem. It basically goes into installing for about 2seconds and then gives me an error. The error says MSI error 1335, the Data1.cab file is corrupt. I have no idea how to get around this, as I said the printer and CD is brand new and it worked fine before. I should add I have AVG Anti-Virus installed which came with my phenom CPU. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Any suggestions/help is appreciated! Thanks, ~Wes A:MSI Error 1335, Corrupt Data1.cab File I realized that the automatic updates or whatever it is was checked in the Kodak program before I accepted installation is what was causing the error. After I unchecked it the installation went through fine. 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I cannot close it and it continues to pop up from the systray. My computer has also started to recomend everytime I boot up to run the chkdsk utility which it then does but does not report anything nor clear up the problem. I have tried googling dsCacheCleaner and it comes up with Juniper network but I can find no helpful info. I do run a few antiviral programs and they are not reporting anything but I suspect fowl play

HELP anyone!!

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I also have a problem when my computer boots up 1st thing, a error window pops up it says,"Cannot open file. may be corrupted. Replace the file with a new one and try again." I have scanned my computer with McAfee and it says no viruses, but it sounded like a virus to me, someone please help..I'm using Windows ME...TIA

A:[Resolved] Error Messages -- corrupt file?

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I recieved a rundll32.exe error message. The message has stopped appearingand, I forget exactly what it said, but, the rundll32.exe file is still corupt as seen in the attached file. Below, I've copied and pasted the results as requested. I want to be able to properly identify and correct the issue. Any help is greatly appreciated.

My system info is as follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3317 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 303313 MB, Free - 92451 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway,
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

ark.txt:

GMER 2.0.18444 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2013-01-25 19:19:31
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP1T0L0-2 WDC_WD3200BEVT-00A0RT0 rev.01.01A01 298.09GB
Running: 5fzlpsmd.exe; Driver: C:\Users\Matthew\AppData\Local\Temp\fwliifow.sys

---- Kernel code sections - GMER 2.0 ----
? C:\Users\Matthew\AppData\Local\Temp\mbr.sys The system cannot find the file specified. !
---- User code sections - GMER 2.0 ----
.text C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe[2488] kernel32.dll!SetUnhandledExceptionFilter 760FA8B5 5 Bytes [33, C0, C2, 04, 00] {XOR EAX, EAX; RET 0x4}
---- EOF - GMER 2.0 ----

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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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Hi,

I have an old Acer Aspire 5672 WLMi with these specs

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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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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The other night I went to turn on my computer and received this message:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Windows\system32\config\system
Status: 0xc000014c
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.
I have a Toshiba Portege (tablet, bought in September 2007), with Intel Centrino Duo and Windows Vista Business. I know that you would probably need more information about my computer, but that is honestly all I know about it. My computer was bought through my school, and my tech support guy did not provide us with the Vista installation disc, and I have no way of reaching him until I return to school next week. However, I need my laptop before then (I am currently on my mother's laptop). Is there any other way for me to solve this problem, or am I out of luck?

A:Corrupt System Registry File (Error 0xc000014c)

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I am trying to install the scanner driver for my Mustek 600 USB scanner, and an error message pops up saying there is a corrupt installation file, and gives the option to abort or retry, but still doesn't work. I am running Windows 98 SE. Any suggestions?

A:scanner/ corrupt installation file error message

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Security update 2305420 from Microsoft carries a message with it that is might show this error message,and am now in a world of hurt because of it! I can't back up my computer because of the corrupted files it has caused. There are 43 of them. To do the "workaround" to fix it is so complicated I just don't know if I am willing to take on the monumental "task" right now. Is there an easier way?

I didn't know this update was on my computer. When I checked Update History, I can't find it in the installed updates. The 2010 Security Bulletin from Microsoft warning about the error message that
"you might get after installing this update" shows it was an old one for sure. I wasn't in the habit of installing updates myself. I always let Automatic Update do it for me. Anyway, I didn't even own this computer then. I bought it two years ago from Staples brand new--with the update already on it? I just don't know what's going on here.

Now, I want to back up my computer and it will not no matter how I try to do it. I tried to go to the File History in Task Scheduler and delete them, but they won't delete. I don't recognize any of them. I have made a copy of my registry, though, so I do have it backed up before I start doing anything. Can I fix it or should I really go to the computer shop for this?

A:Error message: Task file is corrupt or has been tampered with.

This should guide you step by step: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2305420

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Hey guys, my brothers PC has been having a pretty bad problem lately. he's using Windows Vista.

So here is the problem as follows, he boots up his PC to get the Error Windows/System32/Config after he try's to boot up in any mode Safe Mode, Last Good Configuration That Worked..... And then he restarts his PC to get the same message over and over again.

So i thought we'll have to format it, so i put in a Windows 7 disk and it just wont read the disk at all, i tried it on mine and it read it fine so he's basically stuck in a loop of this error now, iv tried changing the option in SETUP to boot from disk but it's still the same.

It's a long shot but does anyone know a fix or anything for this?

A:Error, Corrupt File Windows/System32/Config

What I do when I have problems like that when repairing computers . I have a external hard drive enclose that accepts Sata and eSata hard drives. I would take the hard drive out and run thru my laptop . That way you can save important files , run checks, and format and reinstall if necessary . I by no means have near as much knowledge as these guys here have . This always works for me . I know it's not a direct fix to your problem but it will work .
Thanks good luck

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I face BSOD at random times, removed some programs from startup but to no avail. It is running fine in Safe mode.

A:BSOD at random times error PFN file corrupt or tdx.sys

Quote: Originally Posted by yousaf465

I face BSOD at random times, removed some programs from startup but to no avail. It is running fine in Safe mode.

Since it runs ok in safe mode it is either your RAM or a driver.

These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!
1-Memtest.

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*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier

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I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to ... Read more

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