important xp pro .sys file

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by drvtec, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. drvtec

    drvtec Guest

    HELP Please.
    hi guys
    i deleted an important system file last nite and now she WONT BOOT. i get past my Bios screen then Flash, reset back to the bios, again and again..:(
    i DONT have a Boot disk, I KNOW, I KNow, its on my list of things to do.
    so im at my moms right now trying to make a boot disk thru Norton ghost. but I dont know if its going to work. she has XP home and I have Pro..
    All i need to do. is to get back into the recycle bin and undelete it..
    OR COULD SOMEBODY EMAIL IT TO ME??
    DRVTEC@hotmail.com
    it was under C:\ where it would list Program files, Documents and settings, etc..
    it was hidden and said something like e10???.sys
    i think.. it was the only one there.
    I can get to the command prompt with my Windows disk but i cannot access RECYCLER. it says access dennied

    anyway the File wasnt very large, it only contain 1 long row of numbers.. when i renamed it to a .txt to open it.

    dont ask why i deleted it.. it must of been the poor brain cells i was killling last nite trying to get back at me.. ha
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Was it in the root directory of C: or in some folder?
     
  3. drvtec

    drvtec Guest

    it was in the root dir. c:\
    it was about 8 or so letters long. with like
    number letter letter number letter number letter?? .sys
    something like that, it was the only .sys file in c:\
    i think.
    and i think it had ***e10**.sys or something like that

    thanks
     
  4. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    moved to applications, best place for it: Iceman38

    :cool:
     
  5. drvtec

    drvtec Guest

    hey where did my post go? that .sys file

    Please help guys.. all i need is that damn .sys file
    My Post disappeared?? it was there a min. ago. then Pooof! gone

    please help me restore my computer.
    i have 200 Gigs of data just sitting there in a coma. possibly dying.

    Now i Really Value my Data.. 1000 X's more then yesterday!
    oh the things you take for granted.. You dont know what youve got till its gone.!


    it was that .sys file in the root dir. c:

    i wanna say it was 19k or 44k? i think thats what i saw last nite.
    when i renamed it to a .txt it opened in notepad
    as a really long string of numbers, no spaces just lots and lots of numbers with a few * thrown in there. it was only on the top line of the notepad.

    Please help:(
     
  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    There is no need to have two threads related to the same thing, espcially when both have been started by the same user. Pick one and use that thread. Thank you.
     
  7. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Simply use the "last good boot" option available by pressing F8 after the mem check (during early boot-up).
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    lol I was just reading your other thread & poof....gone. Like madmatt said once is enough.

    Anyway I have looked in my C:\ drive & there is no sys file there.
    You could try doing a 'repair' with the xp cd at bootup.

    Try madmatt's suggestion first. That should work. ;)
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    My head hurts. :D
     
  10. madmatt

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    Threads merged.
     
  11. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    u have two options as I see it.

    1. boot up with the XP CD in the cd rom drive, your looking for a repair option.

    2. as soon as the bois screen gets done press F8, boot up in safe mode if possible, if not try last good config.

    Good Luck, I'm the one who deleted your other post, and I'm fixing to delete the new one you did as well.

    Only post one thread, please.

    :cool:
     
  12. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Bootdisc: Insert floppy disc, right click on your floppy drive in explorer, press format, check "make an msdos startup disc"