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By redcoolcar ·
"Bootup cannot find System32/Drivers/isapnp.sys. It is missing or corrupt."
I found it in the Drivers directory so it's not
missing. I know a copy is on the disktop, also on a backup disk and copied it to a floppy.
Window does not accept copied files or directories. Cannot access any file or folder because "access is denied". I used the 6 Boot Disks to get into the repair console which gets you the C:\WINDOWS cmmd. I am administrator with
no password and that may be the problem plus the
Ghost Restore Disk that can't be accessed. I don't know how to get pass the "access denied" response. I thought of changing the attributes, I don't know how. The XP DOS is limited.

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by Mr-Rich In reply to access denied

You can Start the computer from the Win XP CD. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair, and then press C to start Recovery console. At the prompt, ren c:windows\system32\drivers\ isapnp.sys isapnp.old

then enter d:\i386\isapnp.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers

Did you try accessing in "Safe Mode"?

Go to properties of the folder or file, click "Security" and then add yourself to the list of users. You can also click "Advanced" and check "Inherit from parent...". It can be done for all the files at once.

Hope this helps.

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by redcoolcar In reply to

I do not have a "Win XP CD".
I only have and unaccessible GHOST Restore Disk.
That's why I had to use the 6 XP Floppies that make up the XP Boot Disks
My fault for not giving all info.
I did try the info you gave me and did the rename with success, but got the
"access denied" with the second command. With the driver missing XP can't
"boot" into Safe Mode.
Thanks anyway.

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by bigjadoo In reply to access denied

you can use 'Attrib' command if you wish change the attributes. But I doubt if it will help much.

In case you have not tried, you can use 'fixmbr' & 'fixboot' command to correct any of the boot problems.

Also you should be able to copy a fresh copy of the specified file from a floppy to the system when in repair mode. Did you get an access denied message even in 'repair' mode?

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by redcoolcar In reply to

You were right, couldn't change the attribute because I couldn't access the file to change it.
I was in 'repair mode' from using XP 6 boot disks.
My fault for not giving complete info.

Thanks anyway

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by vic66 In reply to access denied

this is from Microsoft....

SYMPTOMS
When you try to start Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you may receive one of the following error messages, depending on your operating system.
Windows XP


Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\windows\System32\Drivers\Isapnp.sys
Windows 2000


Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\Winnt\System32\Drivers\Isapnp.sys
CAUSE
This issue may occur if the Isapnp.sys file is damaged or is not present in the path that the error message specifies.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, use Recovery Console to replace the Isapnp.sys file.
Windows XP
To replace the Isapnp.sys file in Windows XP, follow these steps:
Start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair, and then press C to start Recovery Console.
At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
ren c:windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys isapnp.old

At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
expand cd-romdrive:\i386\isapnp.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys

For example, type:
expand d:\i386\isapnp.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers

After the file is successfully expanded, type exit, and then press ENTER to exit Recovery Console.
Restart the computer.

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by redcoolcar In reply to

I do not have a "Win XP CD".
I only have and unaccessible GHOST Restore Disk.
That's why I had to use the 6 XP Floppies that make up the XP Boot Disks
My fault for not giving all info.
I did try the info you gave me to try the 'Expand' but got the
"access denied".

Thanks anyway!

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