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Thread: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt

  1. #1
    talkinggoat Guest

    Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt

    Ok, I have seen this problem before, and fixed it, but never before
    like this. My installation of vista will only boot if I have the media
    in the dvd drive. If I remove it, it tells me that ntoskrnl.exe is
    missing or corrupt... bla bla bla... now, I am not booting form the
    dvd drive, I just have to have the vista dvd in the drive, it waits
    for me to press a key, times out, then boots as normal.

    any idea how to fix this, right off hand?


  2. #2
    DanR Guest

    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt


    "talkinggoat" <johnmclaren_99@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1183260297.531495.276090@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
    > Ok, I have seen this problem before, and fixed it, but never before
    > like this. My installation of vista will only boot if I have the media
    > in the dvd drive. If I remove it, it tells me that ntoskrnl.exe is
    > missing or corrupt... bla bla bla... now, I am not booting form the
    > dvd drive, I just have to have the vista dvd in the drive, it waits
    > for me to press a key, times out, then boots as normal.
    >
    > any idea how to fix this, right off hand?
    >


    On my Vista Home P the file lives here:
    C:\Windows\System32



  3. #3
    talkinggoat Guest

    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt

    On Jun 30, 10:35 pm, "DanR" <d...@sorrynospam.com> wrote:
    > "talkinggoat" <johnmclaren...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1183260297.531495.276090@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > Ok, I have seen this problem before, and fixed it, but never before
    > > like this. My installation of vista will only boot if I have the media
    > > in the dvd drive. If I remove it, it tells me that ntoskrnl.exe is
    > > missing or corrupt... bla bla bla... now, I am not booting form the
    > > dvd drive, I just have to have the vista dvd in the drive, it waits
    > > for me to press a key, times out, then boots as normal.

    >
    > > any idea how to fix this, right off hand?

    >
    > On my Vista Home P the file lives here:
    > C:\Windows\System32


    Thanks, but that's not the problem. It's caused by an error in the
    installation code of Vista.

    http://groups.google.com/group/micro...e331637fd29f69

    I have a SATA drive as the primary for vista, an IDE drive as a master
    on the primary IDE chain, and a DVD RW as its slave. I disabled the
    IDE master HDD in the BIOS, booted into the vista setup, and chose
    repair. At that time, it said that it could not find where the boot
    information was stored, or something like that... it asked if I wanted
    to repair it. Obviously, I told it yes and rebooted. Again, I booted
    back into the DVD and chose repair. This time, it showed that the boot
    data was on the correct drive. I chose the first option on the repair
    menu... I think it's boot repair (or someting like that) it went
    through and did a couple of things. I clicked finish and the computer
    rebooted. I left the DVD in the drive, allowed vista to boot off the
    HDD, then promptly rebooted. At this bootup, I took the DVD out and
    the HDD install took over just fine. It booted up. I then rebooted
    again, and enabled the IDE drive that I had turned off.

    This is really a rookie mistake for a multi billion dollar company.
    I'm very surprised and dissapointed, but, at the same time, I'm not. I
    believe that they are making their software for downtime. After all,
    they are helping the economy by employing how many computer tech's?
    Although, half don't know what BIOS even stands for...


  4. #4
    Spirit Guest

    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000646.htm

    "talkinggoat" <johnmclaren_99@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1183260297.531495.276090@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
    > Ok, I have seen this problem before, and fixed it, but never before
    > like this. My installation of vista will only boot if I have the media
    > in the dvd drive. If I remove it, it tells me that ntoskrnl.exe is
    > missing or corrupt... bla bla bla... now, I am not booting form the
    > dvd drive, I just have to have the vista dvd in the drive, it waits
    > for me to press a key, times out, then boots as normal.
    >
    > any idea how to fix this, right off hand?
    >



  5. #5
    talkinggoat Guest

    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt

    On Jun 30, 11:47 pm, "Spirit" <n...@notthere.net> wrote:
    > http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000646.htm
    >
    > "talkinggoat" <johnmclaren...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1183260297.531495.276090@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
    >
    > > Ok, I have seen this problem before, and fixed it, but never before
    > > like this. My installation of vista will only boot if I have the media
    > > in the dvd drive. If I remove it, it tells me that ntoskrnl.exe is
    > > missing or corrupt... bla bla bla... now, I am not booting form the
    > > dvd drive, I just have to have the vista dvd in the drive, it waits
    > > for me to press a key, times out, then boots as normal.

    >
    > > any idea how to fix this, right off hand?


    That article is in reference to Windows XP, not Vista. Thanks, anyway.


  6. #6
    Spirit Guest

    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt

    The causes of the problem are the same for both XP and Vista.

    "talkinggoat" <johnmclaren_99@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:1183305153.692837.24680@w5g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jun 30, 11:47 pm, "Spirit" <n...@notthere.net> wrote:
    >> http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000646.htm
    >>
    >> "talkinggoat" <johnmclaren...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:1183260297.531495.276090@q75g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
    >>
    >> > Ok, I have seen this problem before, and fixed it, but never before
    >> > like this. My installation of vista will only boot if I have the media
    >> > in the dvd drive. If I remove it, it tells me that ntoskrnl.exe is
    >> > missing or corrupt... bla bla bla... now, I am not booting form the
    >> > dvd drive, I just have to have the vista dvd in the drive, it waits
    >> > for me to press a key, times out, then boots as normal.

    >>
    >> > any idea how to fix this, right off hand?

    >
    > That article is in reference to Windows XP, not Vista. Thanks, anyway.
    >



  7. #7
    Trucker Guest

    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt



    "Spirit" wrote:

    > The causes of the problem are the same for both XP and Vista.
    >

    While the causes may be the same, the solution to fix it is not. There is no
    way
    to use the Recovery Console (or Command Prompt in Vista) to copy ntoskrnl.exe
    from the installation DVD to c:\windows\system32 on the corrupted Vista
    installation. At least in XP it was possible to do this. Vista drops the
    ball.
    Restore Points, Recovery etc. will do nothing to fix this. Been there.
    It would appear that the ONLY option left is to reinstall Vista and loose
    all your
    programs and settings. A sorry way to fix this problem.
    james


  8. #8
    cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user) Guest

    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt

    On Mon, 9 Jul 2007 16:50:00 -0700, Trucker
    >"Spirit" wrote:


    >> The causes of the problem are the same for both XP and Vista.


    >While the causes may be the same, the solution to fix it is not. There is no
    >way to use the Recovery Console (or Command Prompt in Vista) to copy
    >ntoskrnl.exe from the installation DVD to c:\windows\system32 on the
    >corrupted Vista installation. At least in XP it was possible to do this. Vista
    >drops the ball.


    >It would appear that the ONLY option left is to reinstall Vista and loose
    >all your programs and settings. A sorry way to fix this problem.


    I would try Bart CDR boot in a situation like this.

    I agree, it's disgusting if a single bent file can't be fixed without
    destroying the installation, but NT's allways been weak in this area,
    especially when you (have to) use NTFS.



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  9. #9
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    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt

    I successfully overcame this problem on my laptop which is a dual boot with Windows Ultimate (32 bit) and XP Professional.

    Up front, I first tried calling MS, but because I have an OEM version of Windows Ultimate, they were going to charge me for support. Forget that.

    Then I called Gateway since my laptop was under warranty. The connection to India or Pakistan was horrible, and the advice they gave me was even more horrible, restore my laptop from scratch. Forget that!

    What I did was the following:

    1) You DON'T want to use Windows Update to reinstall SP1, but instead download the standalone release: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    2) Disabled my AntiVirus software, and shut down any other windows that need not be running. Also, disconnected all unneeded USB connections.

    3) Executed the file I downloaded from the MS url in step 1). It gets past installing stage 2 of 3.

    4) When it asks to restart the laptop, I instead chose to shutdown.

    5) Laptop shut down without going through the SP1 step installs. Very good.

    6) Power back up, press F8 and choose to go into safemode.

    7) At this time, the SP1 install displays it is in stage 3 of 3. Very slow at this point, I went to bed because it seemed to be locked on 38% complete and was going nowhere in a hurry.

    8) Got some much needed sleep for me. :)

    9) Awoke in the morning and found my PC up and running.

    10) Looked at my Windows Updates, did not find the SP1 still showing as needing to update. Very good sign I had this problem licked.

    11) Shutdown my PC and it didn't go through the SP1 install anymore. Another good sign.

    12) Started up my PC and it booted up, just fine. Problem resolved!!!

    13) Checked my BigFix screen, and where I had nearly 53 prior problems, all of them were now resolved. This was a bonus for me.

  10. #10
    Etex Guest

    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt


    I have had this exact same error 3 times in a row now.
    First time I was able to fix it using command prompt runchkdsk.
    Second time I couldnt fix it and reformatted my hard drive to reinstall
    vista.
    And now 3 days later it has done it again. My friend suspects my
    motherboard drivers not being up to date being the problem.
    Any ideas?


    --
    Etex

  11. #11
    +Bob+ Guest

    Re: Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt

    On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 00:27:04 -0500, Etex <guest@unknown-email.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >I have had this exact same error 3 times in a row now.
    >First time I was able to fix it using command prompt runchkdsk.
    >Second time I couldnt fix it and reformatted my hard drive to reinstall
    >vista.
    >And now 3 days later it has done it again. My friend suspects my
    >motherboard drivers not being up to date being the problem.
    >Any ideas?


    Bad hard drive

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