Windows Thread, Windows boot failure in Technical; I encounted a problem today. after switch on the computer it displays a message <windows root>system32\ntoskrnl.exe is missing or curropted.
17th December 2008, 01:24 PM #1
Windows boot failure
I encounted a problem today. after switch on the computer it displays a message <windows root>system32\ntoskrnl.exe is missing or curropted.
please reinstall the above program and hangs out.
how can i reinstall that perticular file, without reformatting/ reinstalling OS.
17th December 2008, 01:27 PM #2
Is this Windows XP?
If so get a WinXP disc, boot to the recovery console and expand a new copy of ntoskrnl.exe - make sure it matches the correct Service Pack though!!
Not tried it in Windows Vista - but again you need the DVD or the Windows Recovery Environment WIM on your WDS server...
17th December 2008, 01:28 PM #3
check the boot.ini...bootcfg/rebuild might sort that out. I've had a few go that way.
17th December 2008, 01:34 PM #4
yhh its xp sp2.
Originally Posted by Gatt
i tryd the recovry console. it asked which folder c:windows
i choosed that one. then wht to do?
im bit poor on dos commands...
17th December 2008, 01:34 PM #5
I'm getting that on a server at one of my schools. The server has been on it's way out for a while, though.
Bizarrely, physically unplugging the server from the power supply for a few seconds allows it to boot OK!
Still looking for a long-term fix as SMT too tight to replace server.
Last edited by LeMarchand; 17th December 2008 at 01:35 PM.
17th December 2008, 01:37 PM #6
This link has a list of common commands for the recovery console - scroll down to find expand
Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console for advanced users
2 Thanks to Gatt:
lionsl2005 (17th December 2008), llawwehttam (30th October 2009)
17th December 2008, 01:39 PM #7
17th December 2008, 01:55 PM #8
If once you've done that one it whines about another file, do a "Repair Installation" from the WinXP Disc.
17th December 2008, 02:18 PM #9
You may find that the reason it can't find that file or any others could be the hard drive on it's way out.
My brother in laws laptop did this last weekend I'm currently looking for a new hd for it.
17th December 2008, 02:49 PM #10
Thank you very much, i learned a lot. problem sorted. did a bootcfg /scan
Originally Posted by Gatt
Thank you all
17th December 2008, 02:51 PM #11
yes it asked me for a nother file system 32\config\system
Originally Posted by kmount
do a bootcgf. it may help u as well.
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