I am uncertain if this is the right forum for me. If this is not the right forum please excuse me for posting here.
This is my situation:
I have Windows XP Media Center Edition on a Toshiba laptop. I was playing music on Media Player when everything froze. I tried to End Task in Windows Task Manager but nothing was working so I just hit the power button and shut the computer down.
After restarting, I received this error message:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.
I have a Toshiba Recovery and Installations/Drivers Disc and the only option it gives me is to do a complete reinstall, which will erase my files. This is not an option because I need the files.
I also have a Windows XP Home Disc. When I boot from this disc I get this error message:
file pci.sys is corrupt.
Press any key to continue.
This is where I am stuck.
Can anyone assist?
I need step by step instructions as to how to resolve this without losing my files.
I have also switched out my harddrives and made this internal hard drive my external hard drive, which does nothing more than show-up in My Computer after my system struggles to recognize it. However, I am still unable to gain access to it.
I would like to know if using UBCD4Win will get me into the system and if I will be able to repair this issue. If so, please advise how to go about doing this.
Thank you for any and all help.
This post has been edited by FTRT: 01 July 2009 - 10:34 AM