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missing or corrupt windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys

pscheriff

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Oct 13, 2007
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#1
laptop: HP Pavilion zv5000
windows XP Home SP1a

I receive the Message: missing or corrupt windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys

I went to microsoft support, I was instructed to start the computer with the xp cd-rom. I followed the instructions and went to the c:\windows promt

I was to enter ren c:\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys isapnp.old

I received and access denied, Now What
what does this mean, is this something I can fix or do I need to take it in to be fixed?
 

danzil

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#2
try these commands
cd \c:\windows\system32\drivers\
attrib -h -r -s isapnp.sys
the try ren isapnp isapnp.old
that may work
do you have the recovery cd and/or an xp cd
regards
danzil
 

pscheriff

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Oct 13, 2007
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Yes I do have the recovery cd and the xp cd when I try to boot from the recovery cd nothing happens.
I will try your suggestion and let you know.
Thank you,
Pscheriff