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Windows 7: XP boot error: missing or corrupted file system32\driver\pci.sys

02 Dec 2011   #1
zachd

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
XP boot error: missing or corrupted file system32\driver\pci.sys

Hello!

I converted an old XP machine to a VHD with disk2vhd. Once imported into virtual pc the machine starts up but fails before booting with the message: missing or corrupted file: system32\driver\pci.sys


I've searched the internet and can not find a solution to my problem. Does anyone have any ideas?


Thanks in advance.... Zach


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02 Dec 2011   #2
pjhutch

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

You will need to use the recovery console to replace the driver from a Windows XP CD:

How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP

If D: is your CDROM drive, then you can backup the existing file and copy and expand the new file from the CD:
C:
CD \Windows\System32\Driver
REN PCI.SYS PCI.OLD
EXPAND D:\I386\PCI.SY_ PCI.SYS
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