dmload.sys (faulty system file)
Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:13 PM
Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:57 PM
You can open a command line and type "sfc /scannow" with the XP Pro CD in.
If that doesn't restore the file then you can do a windows repair.
Those 2 things should be able to fix it.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:36 PM
I was afraid of using an XP Pro CD to do a repair install of XP MCE. I know they are very similar, but I wasn't sure if I would run into issues with the CD Key, etc. Also, would they lose any of the functionality of XP Media Center Edition if I run a repair install with an XP Pro disk?
**EDIT** by the way, I have already tried system restore... It reboots and tells me the system could not be restored to the selected point, no matter which restore point I select. The computer did not come with any disks in lieu of a "recovery partition". I really don't want to reformat this machine and reinstall everything, especially over one corrupted system file. But I don't want to plunk down $130 for a new copy of Windows MCE just so I can repair the current installation either.
Edited by astrosoup, 09 July 2008 - 10:11 PM.
Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:35 PM
Sorry about the delay, I asked someone else for some advice.
- Browse to the following file path:
- Search for the file "dmload.sys"
- Right click the file and hit Copy.
- Go to the following file path:
- Right click in the folder and select Paste.
- Please confirm the overwrite.
- Now please reboot your system.
Let me know how that went.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 02:32 PM
Edited by astrosoup, 15 July 2008 - 02:33 PM.
Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:02 PM
Kudos to wannabe1 for pointing me to this.
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