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Old 08-02-2006, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One of the windows files (pci.sys) is corrupted and windows ask me to run setup to repair the file.

When i entered the recovery console (by pressing R in the setup menu), what DOS command should i type at the DOS prompt (C:\windows>) in order to repair the corrupted file?
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's the Microsoft Support KB Article for your problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;q319136

It should be:

expand drive:\i386\pci.sy_ c:\winnt\system32\drivers /y

If you don't know the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive, type Map in the recovery console and hit enter to find out.

You'll need the Windows XP Setup Disc in the CD-ROM drive to repair the file, or have a copy of pci.sys to restore.
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this helped someone else with your situation


boot to the recovery console on your xp cd and use the expand command to get the file and restore it to the c:\windows\system32\drivers folder.

bellow is the command (X being your cd drive letter)

expand X:\I386\*.cab -F:pci.sys C:\windows\system32\drivers


let me know if that helps
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That should work for ya..if it doesnt and you want to try it manually then you can do this..assuming your D:\ is your cd-rom drive with the XP CD in it.

C:\>copy d:\i386\pci.sy_ c:\windows\system32 (ENTER)
C:\>del c:\windows\system32\pci.sys (ENTER) confirm yes
C:\>rename c:\windows\system32\pci.sy_ pci.sys (ENTER)
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi. When i typed the command: "expand X:\I386\*.cab -Fci.sys C:\windows\system32\drivers". It says "Copy does not support wildcard."

When i drop the wildcard and fix the pci.sys file, on restart, windows say another .sys file is corrupt. The process goes on a on - everytime after a .sys file has been fixed, another one is corrupted. How do i fix all the .sys files in one go?



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this helped someone else with your situation


boot to the recovery console on your xp cd and use the expand command to get the file and restore it to the c:\windows\system32\drivers folder.

bellow is the command (X being your cd drive letter)

expand X:\I386\*.cab -Fci.sys C:\windows\system32\drivers


let me know if that helps
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eww thats bad news..I would simply run a repair on the OS as this will fix them all in one shot for ya.
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running a repair on the os will fix it. did you add any new hardware to your system when 'pci.sys' first got "corrupted"? (ram is included in the general hardware term)
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