Did you try using Lost and found to recover the file?


we finally got cable internet. We'd had it hooked up to the laptop for weeks. But when we tried to hook up my son's pc, an Emachines, with Windows XP, his puter when kaput.

We put in an ethernet card provided by the cable company and the computer sent a message saying the PCI file was corrupt or missing, and the computer would not boot up.

We removed the ethernet card, and tried to restore using the disc provided by the manufacturer, but all we get is the message about the PCI file being missing or corrupt.



This question was answered on April 4, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try to run chdsk or scandisk Try renaming the file with a TXT Look for them in the root directory of the hard drive At DOS command prompt, use the COPY command to copy the file to a floppy disk When the message appears " Unable to read from drive c: abort, ignore, retry," choose ignore Dos ignores the corrupted sector and moves on to the next sector

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 4, 2004