'ntoskrnl.exe' is missing in my Win2k...Pls help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by simon109s, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi,

    2 days ago, I replaced my new rams inside my pc and did some tweaking on my cpu & ram.(basically oc) Did a couple of cold boot due to freeze.(trial & error, try to sync both fbs) After that, it just suddenly popped an error message " <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe". The windows won't boot! :confused:

    I just don understand why I change the setting of the hardwares and they affect the os win2k. :mad: Does anyone encounter this problem?
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    does the system boot when it isn't overclocked?
     
  3. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi cpugeniusmv,

    The hardware has set back to previously setting. But the problem is the os now. I got the ntoskrnl.exe corrupted therefore I can't boot, not unless I replace the file. Any idea? :confused:
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    boot from your windows 2000 CD. go into the recovery console and run this command:

    sfc /scannow
     
  5. kingsam

    kingsam OSNN Addict

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    File missing

    Hi cpugeniusmv,is it possibleto use the above command in winxp pro,or something similiar,as ive had this prob before and i had to resort to a format.Thanks
     
  6. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    yep, this command is also available in windows xp.
     
  7. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    Critical system files are damaged or missing: -

    You can restore Ntldr, Ntoskrnl.exe, Ntdetect.com, and driver files from the Recovery Console. If the file exists on the Windows CD, use the Copy command and enter the source and destination; Windows expands compressed files automatically. If the file is stored within a .cab file, such as Driver.cab, use the Expand command.

    From XP Inside Out.

    :) :)
     
  8. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi all, I managed to replace the corrupted "ntoskrnl.exe" and happy to see the windows booted. But not until it reach the log-in page, it rebooted. :confused:

    I tried a few times before I went to bed; before the windows loaded to the log-in page and it just rebooted. There are no error message and I managed to take a look of the boot.ini, nothing change. Did I missing anything? :confused: Format is the last thing on earth I do. :mad: Please advise.
     
  9. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    what about safe mode? can you get into it?
     
  10. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi cpugeniusmv,

    I couldn't access to "safe mode" also; I could enter the "safe mode" page but the moment I hit whichever "safe mode" feature, my pc freeze. Resort it from cold boot. :mad: Any idea?
     
  11. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    you might try a repair installation from the windows 2000 disc, that's about the only thing i have left short of a complete reinstallation.
     
  12. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    Or boot from last known good configuration, or is that on XP only?
     
  13. simon109s

    simon109s OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hi desie,

    I'll try on "boot from last known good configuration" at my win2k but not sure it will. Hopefully the replaced "ntokrnel.exe" won affect it.

    The "ntokrnel.exe" is retrieved from my win2k inatallation disk. Question: the corrupted "ntoskrnl.exe" is from win2k w/spk 4. Is there any difference between them? :confused: