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critical system driver hdhroftl.sys

cre

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On my laptop, I ran my recovery CD a couple times without luck. Safe mode and last known configuration do not work either.

The startup screen says I'm missing system32/drivers/hdhroftl.sys


I can't find this file on my desktop PC and google turns up no results - it sounds like a file which I don't really need but maybe a virus or spyware changed my system config. Is there anything I can do?
 

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tom982

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Hello cre and welcome to the forums :party:

Try booting from the Vista disc and then doing a system restore to before you started experiencing the problem.

Tom
 

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right click on the folder drivers then select "restore a prevous version" select an earlier version of the folder and open and select the file then right click and "restore" or "copy" to a safe place to work with.
 

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pugmama05

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right click on the folder drivers then select "restore a prevous version" select an earlier version of the folder and open and select the file then right click and "restore" or "copy" to a safe place to work with.

i would love to know how this turns out, sounding very familiar, however i can't do anything with the replies here, they didn't work, don't have recovery or full os disk.
 

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tom982

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    Intel Core i7 3770K @4.4GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile (White)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 (2GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Integrated on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" LG LCD/LED IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
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    Samsung EVO 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm
    2x500GB Seagate FreeAgent 5400rpm
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    Corsair TX650W V2 (80+ Bronze)
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    NZXT Phantom 410
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    Corsair H100 Water Cooler, 1x140mm and 1x120mm stock fans
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cre

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hey pug, i couldn't even get into windows to restore and i didn't have a disk, so i just reinstalled xp instead of keeping my vista.

restore to last working configuration didn't work either from the boot menu

i still haven't found out what hdhroftl.sys is and where i got it from.
 

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