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Windows 7: HELP! Clfs.sys is either missing or corrupted error:0xc0000098

17 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
HELP! Clfs.sys is either missing or corrupted error:0xc0000098

Help! I want to completely recover my computer however whenever I wish to go into the recovery menu it will show this

FILE: Clfs.sys

Error: 0xc0000098

This file is either missing or corrupted

Can anyone help me with this? Will a recovery disk for windows 7 work and help solve this problem? The link to it is provided below

DOWNLOAD: Windows 7 or Vista Repair Disc 32-bit/64-bit ISO Images

I really want to put my computer back to factory settings but this error is stopping me from doing so! Help anyone!?
Edit: I used the recovery disk and it has now made my computer non-bootable as it will not say "Missing operating system". Can anyone suggest on what I should do from here?

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18 Aug 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


Perhaps if you post some information on the issues you're having with the PC we will be able to help you get it sorted out; if there's data you need to get off the PC have a look at this tutorial
How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista
This won't get you back to "factory" but it will get you a clean install of Windows have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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18 Aug 2011   #3

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.

If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
than copy & paste your data to new install.

Micro-Star International
Try pressing F3 at startup, to start the Recovery partition.
You can order Recovery disks from:
MSI Online Customer Service
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