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XP Repair failed, no boot from hard drive now, jumps straight to install xp screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by maytah, Mar 12, 2009.

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  1. maytah

    maytah Thread Starter

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    The computer had a corrupted pci.sys file error. I tried to copy the file from a xp sp1 cd, and it wouldnt let me from the repair console. I did a repair and got an error message saying pci.sys was corrupted or something along those lines.

    I decided to try the repair console with a windows xp home sp2 cd and it let me copy the pci.sys file to c:\windows\system32\ so now I think I have fixed the file.

    When i go to load the computer xp automatically jumps to the installation screen because of the failed repair.

    How can i get that to go away and have the computer boot to the hard drive?

    do i need to edit the mbr or something?

    thanks guys
     
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    maytah Thread Starter

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    could i boot into safe mode and edit the boot.ini file so it won't load that partial repair on boot up?

    -update ... i tried to boot into safe mode and the comp throws an error that says windows can not boot into safe mode computer will be restarted.

    Can I edit the boot.ini through repair console?
     
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