XP Recovery

  jconline 18:57 27 Dec 2004

My PC won't boot because 'PCI.Sys' is missing or corrupt in the Windows\system32\drivers folder.
It suggests booting from the XP (Pro) Cd and pressing 'R' to restore files etc. However when I try this all I get is an 'Access Denied' message. How do I repair or copy this file (I have it on a Floppy from another PC)?

  Rayuk 19:38 27 Dec 2004

Have you tried putting your copy into Windows\System32\drivers[folder]

  Rayuk 19:41 27 Dec 2004

Or you could use this to do a system recovery
click here

  eego 20:53 27 Dec 2004

You haven't actually said how far your system goes in the start-up before this error message appears. Have you tried interrupting the start-up by pressing F8 and entering the "Advanced Start-up Options". From there chose "Safe Mode" and when your system starts use "System restore" to select your last known good "Restore Point".

  jconline 07:31 28 Dec 2004

Cannot copy any files into the 'Windows\system32\drivers' folder (Access denied message).
When booting up I canot get into safe mode at all and have tried the last known good configuration. Only message on the screen is that the PCI.sys file is missing or corrupt. Press 'R' when booting from the XP Cd to repair same.

  Stuartli 10:15 28 Dec 2004

Are you the Administrator?

  jconline 12:00 28 Dec 2004

Yes I'm the Administrator but not getting the option to put in the Admin password anywhere.

  cellulite engineer 16:57 28 Dec 2004

Hi RayUK

Many thanks i have just recovered my PC from a serious crash using your information.
Problems started after updates loaded before xmas.

It does help to search the forums prior to posting

  jconline 19:36 29 Dec 2004

Anybody else got any Ideas? I'm getting desperate.
Glad the responses so far have helped the previous posting

  mattyc_92 19:39 29 Dec 2004

Try booting from your win xp installation disk and "install windows over the current one".... You WONT lose ANY personal files on the system

  Rayuk 19:51 29 Dec 2004

And have you tried Barte PE yourself?? or didnt it work

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