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Created by MrOwnage, 702 days ago, 1571 views

Hi guys! I am having a serious problem... again.

Yesterday at night I tried turning off my computer. Interestingly the monitor turned off normally (there was nothing on screen) so I shut off the computer by holding the power button.


Now today that computer refuses to boot up at all, and I am greeted by a blue screen saying msisadrv.sys was corrupt or missing. I am thinking it tried an update that I interrupted and now I have no idea what to do. I had an error code of 0xc0000102. Tried chkdsk in command prompt (in rec enviroment as I can't even boot in safe mode) and it said the disk is write-protected (what?) and sfc /scannow didn't help either. Could it be a virus?

Now I am trying to use FRST (Farbar recovery scan tool,a recovery program) in frustation. Any help is appreciated!

Tried to enter Recovery environment again but now even that doesn't work anymore cause I get the same error again.

I don't have Windows installation media at hand, at least not on USB.
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ha14701 days ago

@MrOwnage


How to repair Windows 10 recovery loop error without a reinstall
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-Windows-10-recovery-loop-error-witho/

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brendaniel702 days ago

@MrOwnage
Do a system restore using command prompt, read here, it will also work if you use windows 10

https://www.google.com.ng/amp/m.wikihow.com/Do-a-System-Restore%3Famp%3D1?client=ms-android-tecno

Or do factory reset, though you will loose documents but it will get your system working back at a lower cost

https://neosmart.net/wiki/restore-to-factory-settings/

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MrOwnage702 days ago

Hi there brendaniel


That was the first thing I tried (restore) when I got this error, but it said no recovery points are available (prob a virus or something wiped it as I am pretty sure I had it set so everytime a program was (un)installed it would make such a point)

Can't access neither safe mode nor recovery environment anymore as both options lead me back to the blue screen saying this driver (msisadrv.sys) is missing or corrupt.

Tried to use Fast Boot instead to no avail.

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brendaniel702 days ago

@MrOwnage

I have 2 Questions for you

1. Is it laptop or desktop?

2. What version of windows are you using?

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MrOwnage702 days ago

1. Desktop
2. Windows 10 64-bit.

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Aravi702 days ago

Hi @MrOwnage

Msisadrv.sys is a critical driver loader system file in win 10. It is responsible for loading os in win 10. Give me some time to check.

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MrOwnage702 days ago

The biggest problem I have atm is that I can't even enter recovery enviroment at all. I was able to do so once somehow but now when I try (I do it like this : when I get the blue screen, press F8, then press F10, this makes me go into boot manager > edit boot settings, then esc then F8 again, from there I COULD go into recovery enviroment with F10 then 1) it makes me go back onto the blue screen with no changes, startup settings had no change whatsoever.

Because I have FRST on my USB but can't access a command prompt to run it from there...

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Aravi702 days ago

Hi @MrOwnage

It is not possible to repair this error. Repair installation is the only solution.

Kindly find your wind 10 cd and try to perform repair install. I think the below mentioned vista installation process should work for you:-

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-system/cant-boot-missingcorrupt-msisadrvsys-driver-error/aa27e72d-6d6d-4a15-b8b3-3bcab49cf086

Regards,

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ha14702 days ago

@MrOwnage

you can get the windows 10 dvd from a friend

All in One – System Rescue Toolkit Lite
http://paul.is-a-geek.org/aio-srt/aio-srt-lite/
-CPU/Cooling Test
-Memory Test
-Hard Drive Test
-Windows Security Center Check
-Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Scans
-Reset Windows Networking
-System File Checker
-Disk Cleanup and Defrag
you can do checkdisk from this dvd using the command chkdsk /f /r X:( drive letter), first open command prompt
How to Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 10
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/40734-drive-error-checking-windows-10-a.html

Unable to run chkdsk as Hard Drive is Write Protected -
http://www.kmswebsolutions.co.uk/main/unable-to-run-chkdsk-as-hard-drive-is-write-protected-42#sthash.MHav8jAV.dpuf


Neosmart
http://neosmart.net/EasyRE/

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MrOwnage702 days ago

Hi @Aravi
Is there really no other way?

It is going to be a hassle to do a complete reinstall but if there's nothing that can be done then I'll try to do that. If at least I could get into recovery enviroment somehow it would be great....

Is there a way to access command prompt or to run something from UEFI or something like this? If I could get the recovery tool to run from a command prompt perhaps it could help.

I can access edit boot options from boot manager if it helps something but I don't think it could be useful to this case.

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MrOwnage702 days ago

@ha14

I don't think it will work out. Like I said I am unable to find a way to access a command prompt or recovery enviroment for now so I can't manually boot the exe file, neither through the 'normal way' (can't access even the desktop) neither through a command prompt.

Would be helpful though.

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Aravi702 days ago

Hi @MrOwnage

Select repair install option please. If that fails we have to reinstall it.

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ha14702 days ago

@MrOwnage
if you use a live cd then you should be able to boot on the cd or USB
there are some other live cd like hirensbootcd
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/
you have to prepare the cd or USB live on antoer pc


now try to reset your cmos battery for 10min, unplug allcables from electrical source, then try to boot again

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MrOwnage702 days ago

Well, first will try the Hiren's boot CD then, and if it works maybe I can use FRST to fix the issues. I don't know if I can it do it today as I will be quite busy with school homework as well but will write back as soon as I can or something happened.

Will do the CD install as a last resort then if still having problems.

By the way, Hiren's works on a FAT32 USB drive or do I have to burn it to a CD and boot it from there?

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Aravi702 days ago

The repair tool will not work because, they require to load basic of os. Without Msisadrv.sys non will load. Repair install is the easiest way to recover os.. Without lose of program installed.

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ha14702 days ago

@MrOwnage
will work on USB if you want to make it
Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (USB Pen Drive)
you can also get Msisadrv.sys from a friend and then once boot on hirensbot cd copy and paste it to you Msisadrv.sys location but first do rename or backup the older one before the operation

How To Boot To Hiren’s Boot CD From USB (using RUFUS)
http://www.techfleece.com/2013/07/10/how-to-boot-to-hirens-boot-cd-from-usb/

How To Easily Put Hiren’s BootCD on to USB Pen Stick
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-put-hirens-bootcd-on-flash-memory/

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Aravi702 days ago

@ha14
??? I think I have to study about Hiren.

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Aravi702 days ago

Ok it is a boot up tool. I got it now.

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brendaniel702 days ago

@MrOwnage
If you have access to another desktop computer I would have told you what to do with it to get it solved , but if you don't then re-installing or repair install will be the best option...

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Aravi702 days ago

Hi @MrOwnage

You can download the file from the below website. I think to start pc and copy file as told by ha14 should work. If work this time ha14 answer should be the best answer. Kindly let me know. Please download the file as per your win 10 edition.

http://pconlife.com/fileinfo/msisadrv.sys-info/

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Aravi702 days ago

@ha14
Rocking as usual bro!

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ha14702 days ago

@Aravi
nice tool indeed Hirens boot cd :), there was a guy who used to make hirens boot cd better but not since windows 7, it saved alot of WIndowws xp pcs :)

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MrOwnage702 days ago

Well I am trying to fix the issues with Hiren, used the mini Xp function to run Malwarebytes and it found around 11 threats. Dunno if I did something wrong but C drive got dismounted for some reason (happened after I ran disk check) hopefully it's only temporary. Don't know what to do exactly as it got tons of programs.

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MrOwnage702 days ago

Ok, got it, now I can access the drive again. Will see if that file is missing.

UPDATE : The msisadrv.sys file is actually on the disk. I don't know if error checker fixed it or it is simply corrupt. What should I do in this case? Download one online or try to use Hiren's boot tools?

Well, since the file IS there yet I get the error it must be corrupted.. Now if I knew which recovery tool to use since Hiren's has lots, that would be great!

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Aravi702 days ago

Hi @ha14

FYI

Guide him about Hiren

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ha14702 days ago

@MrOwnage
can you get to the restore point??using the miniwindows opeen command prompt window and copy paste: rstrui.exe
then use a resotore point to revert back.

you can download msisadrv.sys @Aravi link, and copy past it, (do rename your older one, or backup)

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MrOwnage702 days ago

Well, with the mini Xp option I can't use most command prompt tools like chkdsk (drive is write protected it says and instead of reading C:Windows:System32 the beginning of the line says X:i386:System32 or something like this), sfc /scannow (in mini Xp it says not a valid command) and dism /CheckHealth (said this function is not available).

Will try the restore point option.

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MrOwnage702 days ago

I can't do the restore point from mini XP as it says no rstrui.exe exists.

However I still have an msisadrv.sys file in both my windows.old folder and what I think a backup in DriverStore/FileRepository folder but I can't copy either of them as I get an error saying the operation failed or something like that.

Need to find a way to forcecopy maybe. It says the file cannot be accessed by the system.

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ha14702 days ago

@MrOwnage
there should be Total Commander on hirensboot cd use that to copy/paste

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MrOwnage702 days ago

@ha14
Even that doesn't work, it says please remove write protection.

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ha14702 days ago

@MrOwnage
there mus be HDDregenerator on Hirensbootcd, try that. I never used it on write protected hard drive!!!

1. Open a Command prompt by clicking Start, typing command, and clicking Command Prompt.
2. Type diskpart and press Enter.
3. Type list volume and press Enter.
4. Type select volume #, where # is the number of the drive that's giving you the "write-protected" error. In my case, I ended up typing select volume 3.
5. Type attributes disk clear readonly and press Enter.
6. Type exit and press Enter.

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MrOwnage702 days ago

@ha14
I don't see HDDRegenerator on the boot CD.

Well I am befuddled. Now there really is no msisadrv.sys file in the drivers folder but I am pretty sure one was there at first or maybe I was looking at something else. At least there is still that 'backup' in FileRepository but I still don't have an idea to force copy/avoid the write protection.

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ha14702 days ago

@MrOwnage

There should be HDDREGENERATOR
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/screenshots/




maybe you need to perform the command prompt mentioned above

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MrOwnage702 days ago

ah I see so not in mini Xp. Ok will check.

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MrOwnage702 days ago

It said file not found when trying to start HDDRegenerator : C/HBCD/Dos/HDDReg not found or something like this. Funny thing is, the disk that windows is on became drive D for some reason and the hdd on which the games are on became C (it was D).

Also when I am trying to make a : (double point) using shift + . (period) I get this icon : > (which is normally Alt Gr+ Y)

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ha14702 days ago

@MrOwnage
Maybe you need to make the command prompt
1. Open a Command prompt by clicking Start, typing command, and clicking Command Prompt.
2. Type diskpart and press Enter.
3. Type list volume and press Enter.
4. Type select volume #, where # is the number of the drive that's giving you the "write-protected" error. In my case, I ended up typing select volume 3.
5. Type attributes disk clear readonly and press Enter.
6. Type exit and press Enter.


you can rename you Hard drives back to their original Letter?

i use hirens boot cd many times but not for at least 2 years...Never saw any of your observations.....

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MrOwnage702 days ago

I could rename the hard drives but it said something about programs likely not working correctly after the rename. So I was "shy" to do it.

Tried the diskpart too will see if it works. UPDATE : It doesn't, it just simply lists all the commands again.

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brendaniel701 days ago

@MrOwnage
What I wanted to suggest for you will be a bit technical, but you can only attempt that when:

1.all other options to repair or restore don't work
2. If you don't want to reload your operating system
3. If you have very important files you need to backup or don't wanna lose them.

1. All you need to do is open up your desktop
2. Take out the hard drive
3. Get another desktop, open it up, plug in your hard drive as a second hard drive to that desktop.
4. Start it up, and you should see and access all you want on your hard drive.
5 you can make necessary corrections to your hard drive like downloading the missing file and replacing it.
6. Or simply backup all your files, if you have very important files you don't wanna lose, if you might still be doing a fresh install.

Another option is to reload windows 10 entirely which places a windows old for you, you can go back to your windows old and pick up all your files and continue with your new os, but ensure you don't format the hard drive when re-installing.

Hope this helps....

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MrOwnage701 days ago

Yeah that is really a bit technical but I still have "one last card to play". Sometimes recovery enviroment DOES manage to boot up and from there I can use command prompt. If there is a surefire way to have it boot without an installation CD it would be great, I have a tool (Farbar Recovery tool) that could help if started from the command prompt!

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ha14701 days ago

@MrOwnage
well it can be the partition table i corrupted???
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
Hard Drive Data Recovery using Freeware TestDisk
http://www.hiren.info/articles/recovery/hard-drive-data-recovery-using-freeware-testdisk

TestDisk Step By Step
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

cant you log to your windows at all???

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MrOwnage701 days ago

Hi @ha14
Nope, can't even login. Before even the log-in screen happens (this is at the windows logo) this msisadrv error comes up.

Got into recovery environment yet again but this time when I try navigating onto the USB it says access is denied... Is a command prompt from the recovery environment different from a normal one? Or what is going on exactly?

I am sure that the file IS missing and the issue IS connected to this and the drive (more accurately SSD cause it is one) IS functioning correctly.. it is the file which I cannot replace and I cannot run the recovery tool either (as for some reason access to drives is denied.)

Oh wait. I forgot Aravi left a link to the file lol. However even if I could boot into the mini Xp again I don't think it would work cause I can't do any copy/move command there.

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ha14701 days ago

@MrOwnage
not sure what is going on, better to make the live cd or the bootable USB and boot on them. command prompt is just an interface cant be different. I was hoping that restoire point could help you...

once i got SSD hard drive problem i couldnt even format tit to renstall windows after using3 backup recovery tool including windows installation dvd i succeeded in formating SSD hard drive and reinstalling windows again.

there is this tool it is like hirensboot cd but it has different version of windows if you can boot on it
http://dlcboot.com/download.html
https://sites.google.com/a/rmprepusb.com/www/tutorials/hbcd
and check if you can access windows restore point or even the file manager can be better

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MrOwnage701 days ago

UPDATE : I was able to put in the file from Aravi's link using PartedMagic. It did not help much though, now I keep getting a BSoD with a stop code of 0xc000021a or something like this on startup instead.

Using the one from FileRepository also was a no-go as it simply gets me the same error with a different stop code.

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MrOwnage701 days ago

@ha14
Like I wrote, the file access thing is no longer a concern since PartedMagic ignores it somehow and I can move the files from there. However both the one from the link Avari gave and the FileRepository don't work, former causes a BSoD and the latter gives the same error as the original with a different stop code.

And what to do if I don't have a live cd to use?

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ha14701 days ago

@MrOwnage
check your boot menu and see if it is on the hard drive containing windows OS.

Navigate to c:\windows\system32\config - check dates on SYSTEM, SOFTWARE, DEFAULT, SAM, there is a folder RegBack containing your registry keys backup, they should be good, copy past on the older ones

maybe you need to DISM /image:C\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions command
https://neosmart.net/wiki/windows-update-loop/

it can be winlogon.exe: and csrss.exe: problem you will need to run sfc /scannow

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MrOwnage701 days ago

UPDATE : I had a windows.old folder and I copied the sys file from there and copied the registry from regback and now I got a registry error on startup...

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ha14701 days ago

@MrOwnage

i dont know why the regback is 0 weight maybe because the explorer you are using is not clearly indicating the properties.

the path of the fil it is C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_machine.inf.../\msisadrv.sys
there are 3 files there

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ha14701 days ago

@MrOwnage
cant you acess recovery console and do sfc /scannow since now you have registry problem?? maybe also startup repair??

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MrOwnage701 days ago

@ha14 Well it said the backups had to be bigger than 0 in size so I cant use this method....

I give up as I am about to reinstall it anyway and be on the lookout to not do the same mistake again.

Regardless I marked your answer as best for all the help you have given ;)

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ha14701 days ago

@MrOwnage
okay I see, well your hard drive was write protected and difficult to manoeuvre on it without really getting in touch with the hard drive in question...
hope that you will be able to do what you want and reinstall.

RegBak
http://www.acelogix.com/freeware.html

How to repair Windows 10 recovery loop error without a reinstall
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-Windows-10-recovery-loop-error-witho/

Troubleshoot Corrupt Registry Hives
http://www.registryrecycler.com/blog/2013/09/troubleshoot-corrupt-registry-hives/

How to Restore Windows Registry to A Previous State
http://www.top-password.com/blog/how-to-restore-windows-registry-to-a-previous-state/

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almhtref701 days ago

@MrOwnage
يجب عليك وضع سى دى الخاص بالوندز وبعد ذلك شغل الجهاز وانتظر حتى يبداء وسوف يقلع عادى وجرب

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Aravi700 days ago

Hi @MrOwnage

Try repair install instead of reinstall. This may result in only few program functionality. Looks like you have some serious problem in file volume management system. This is possible because of corrupted files or virus attack.

If repair install fails, format c drive and reinstall it.

Sorry dear, I am not well today. So I am not able to follow up this question. If the issue continues, use the call key @Aravi I will be happy to answer you.

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zaursuley700 days ago

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Aravi699 days ago

Hi @MrOwnage

Is your problem got solved by repair installation?

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lafru699 days ago

@MrOwnage
You need to run the system with the installation disk and try to repair the boot

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MrOwnage694 days ago

Hello everyone!

I am really sorry for replying so late. The clean reinstall worked, boot times are now also very fast so everything works like a charm, expect for one thing. I made a question section for that.

Otherwise, all is good!

@Aravi Kinda going off topic here but you mentioned something about a "call key"... how does that work exactly? ^^

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mmm790826693 days ago

重新安装系统

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