Error Message: "The file vga.sys could not be found" - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-02-2007, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Sevenor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 243
Default Error Message: "The file vga.sys could not be found"

Hi, can anybody pls help me.
I tried to install Windows XP Pro SP2 but received an error message "The file vga.sys could not be found", does anyone know what it means? And how to resolve this problem. Thanks!
__________________

Sevenor is offline  
Old 12-02-2007, 11:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default Re: Error Message: "The file vga.sys could not be found"

Either this file is corrupted, didnt copy over to the cd, cd dirty/scratched or the cd drive dirty
__________________

__________________
Osiris is offline  
Old 12-05-2007, 01:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Sevenor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 243
Default Re: Error Message: "The file vga.sys could not be found"

Thanks Osiris for your reply.

As the Windows XP CD is still in mint condition, I believe the problem could be with the CD-Rom player cos it makes some coarse noise whenever it tries to read the CD. But when I swapped it with another good one that I have, a different error message appeared saying: "NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Restarting it just causing it to go on a continuous loop.

The thing is, when I switched back to the old CD-Rom player, the error message "NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" does not appear. Instead, I was able to boot from CD to install the Windows XP. But other error messages such as "The file vga.sys could not be found" or something about corrupt files will appear.

Any help or suggestion appreciated.
Sevenor is offline  
Old 12-05-2007, 09:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: Error Message: "The file vga.sys could not be found"

Alright the reason you get NTLDR is missing cause you changed your hardwaer configuration. Switching out the CD ROM drives changed your config from the one you installed Windows with. That error can be fixed easily. But you need to copy that file from windows to a Flash drive or CD or something. Or visit this site:

Troubleshooting Windows XP - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

Download a copy of it and paste it to your boot drive. Can use a LiveCD to do that.

As for the VGA you are encountering that file needs to be replaced still. But since it seems your CD ROM drive is going that wont happen. What corrupt files does it say it is missing?

Your best option might be to put n the other CD ROM drive and doa repair install.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTF is a Bad Block? MikesCreation Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 18 02-24-2008 09:31 PM
Hard Drive Errors!!! Bad or Faulty HDD? mike4realz Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 09-19-2007 01:56 AM
seagate 80gigs failing.. acuariano Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 27 08-27-2007 10:43 PM
Error Installing XP Pro "The File is Missing. Please Contact your System Administrato akasixcon Microsoft Windows and Software 6 07-31-2007 03:08 PM
Another Hijack Log boo HijackThis Logs (finished) 17 06-26-2007 12:30 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.