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I really am "manning up" when it comes to computer problems. As for a cause...I don't know. Press the Alt + D keys at the same time to open a command prompt window and skip to step 5. Install win7 over win7, keeping all documents, programs,etc.

Thanks Ogre Mohammad, Saudi Arabia It may not be essential for newer computers, but it is installed as a standard Windows file. It said it found and fixed one or more errors. and C:\WINDOWS\.. That article looks spot on and I'm going to give it a try right now.

Burn that to a disk using linux and then use it to boothttp://www.mydigitallife.info/download-windows-7-iso-official-32-bit-and-64-bit-direct-download-links/ hypernovaMar 20, 2012, 9:27 PM Thanks egilbe, took some time to download, but saved me a lot of Any other ideas? I know how to reset but loose data. But I dont have the installation CD from which my windows was installed.

Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. If you fail, try and try again, its the only way to success. It worked and I was able to watch the game. hypernovaMar 21, 2012, 11:04 AM das_stig said: Install over the top of existing Windows 7, will keep everything and replace any corrupt or missing files.

The actual location of your Windows installation may vary.6.At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: expand cd-romdrive:\i386\isapnp.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sysFor example, type: expand d:\i386\isapnp.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers7.After the file is In order to get the media player to start playing I had to download something. note: If "Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console" is not listed, restart the PC with a Windows XP CD, Recovery Console CD, or Recovery Tools CD in the top CD or DVD my site What's your security strategy for the new year?

By creating an account, you're agreeing to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and to receive emails from Spiceworks. Ask ! I'm using XP, I've got an Asrock k7vm3 motherboard, and uh...I'm not sure what other info I can give is relevant. But that part is up to you of course =P.

The make and model would sure help as some brand-name computers also have a "Recovery Partition" from which you can run either a non-destructive/repair recovery or a destructive/format and reinstall everything http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/38856-63-windows-startup-fails-isapnp-missing-corrupted It requires me to boot from windows, then do the upgrade install. (and booting from windows is not possible)So I guess a clean install is my only option. Jose Back to top #5 illkw illkw Members 8 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:49 AM Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:07 PM This thread seems to have died, maybe etcetera was Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

We recommend SecurityTaskManager for verifying your computer's security. The best I have is a recovery disk (that too a friend's). Z7_3054ICK0KGTE30AQO5O3KA3015 hp-online-communities-portlet Actions ${title} Loading... Then type the following expand cd-romdrive:\i386\isapnp.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys CD-ROMDRIVE corresponds to what drive letter you have assigned for your drive Hit ENTER 7.

System32/DRIVERS/isapnp.sys is corrupt - help!! also you could try entering the recovery console and copying the file from disk to the pc. Try using the old disk if its readable, and switch the disk when it can't copy a file. How can i solve this problem?

That's where I am now, with no where to go. Corruption of this file can stop Windows XP from booting up properly. Z7_3054ICK0KGTE30AQO5O3KA30N0 hp-concentra-wrapper-portlet Actions ${title} Loading...

My laptop is a brick.

At the welcome home screen, press 'R' to activate recovery console. [NOTE: If you have a dual-boot or a multiple-boot computer, type the number that corresponds to your Windows XP installation hypernovaMar 21, 2012, 8:04 AM memadmax said: It sounds like whatever data was in system restore went "stale"(old/used) or got corrupted....Boot the CD/DVD again.Get back into the command prompt again.Run chkdsk Score UserComments had 512Mb of Memory in 2 256Mb blocks. As you may have issues elsewhere.

also you could try entering the recovery console and copying the file from disk to the pc. I'll be sure to come here and help and inspire people to solve their problems when I know enough about computers myself. is that advisable? If I somehow ask around and get someone else's windows 7 64 bit installation disk, will it work? (Someone else's disk, from which my windows was not installed).

I guess I should take my bachelors in CS more seriously...hehe... Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion Oh Lord..... It is a Windows system file. if it exists, is still there when we replace it 6.

In my situation F8 doesn't work anymore , giving me the tendency to believe that this was caused by the incomplete setup,so my quest is how do i get a command And there are pretty good tutorials available too.Amazingly, I had all the drivers in a folder named "HCL" (the manufacturer) on a different drive (E: ). I got a decent way into it before it came to a crawl. What would u guys do as a next step?

Z7_3054ICK0KGTE30AQO5O3KA30H5 hp-country-locator-portlet Actions ${title} Loading... After it is done, windows will be in charge, and linux will be cut off. I dont know how I will get McAfee up and running again, as I dont have McAfee's key, or even a username or password (McAfee account). will i need to enter any commands?

When I tried to boot it in Safe Mode, it shows the list of all those files, but it stops halfway down the screen at isapnp.sys being the last line. I have two questions:1. Or is there a way to boot into windows just once, so that I can do an inplace upgrade and not have to worry about things like these...? Everything seemed to be fine until yesterday.

This problem has to be addressed from a command prompt environment. Isapnp.sys is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.