Solved

NT4 - ntoskrnl.exe missing/corrupt - NT keeps rebooting on startup - Dialogic board installed

Posted on 2002-07-18
4
261 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hi,

I was playing with an old NT4 box - all was just fine for a few days...then...maybe the Solar flare got me or the box...but...

I have a Dialogic board (4 port) in this box - and I don't know what possessed me to play with the config utlity. On starting the utility it said it would stop the Dialogic board from running - so I said 'OK'. Then NT crashed big time. I did a restart and that is when the problems arrived.

The box just keeps rebooting. NT tries to load. Goes to blue screen, ....... loads - then it just reboots. Sometimes I get as far as a quick glimpse of the NT startup screen logo, but it restarts again.

So, what I have done, is to remove the dialogic board. Same thing.

I have 2 hd's in this box which was meant to get me out of a problem like this. As they were mirror images of each other - so I could pull one out, and start up on the other...I did this - and still the same problem.

Further info. I can boot the box into Win98 (dos mode) - and the box works.

I saw another post here where it suggested bad ram. I have now changed the RAM with 2 known good chips. Same problem.

When I try to boot the box into NT install mode it complains that the ntoskrnl.exe is missing/corrupt.

I haven't yet re-installed NT - and will do so.

Just thought someone may have another suggestion?

Just thinking...it may be a setting in NT (that we set a few years back when we used this box) to reboot NT if it encounters an error - but of course I don't know how to turn this switch off - if I can't get into NT. And yes, I have tried use last known good hw profile. And also tried to load in VGA mode.

SP5 NT4. Blue Screen loads, then as it tries to bring up the OS - box reboots.

Oh - at the time of the crash I was running an IVR application - Katalina product..which could be the source of the problem..

Cheers
Mark


----Problem Fixed----

It was a cheap sound card I had put into this box earlier in the day - all was working well - but...it must have not liked it eventually...which is weird...as soon as I took it out - the box came up again...






0
Comment
Question by:mahacker
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:jmiller47
ID: 7162380
"----Problem Fixed----

It was a cheap sound card I had put into this box earlier in the day - all was working well - but...it must have not liked it eventually...which is weird...as soon as I took it out - the box came up again..."

So, you dont need anything? Did you just want to PAQ this question? I don't really understand...

0
 

Author Comment

by:mahacker
ID: 7168359
Yes - I wanted to close this question. I wrote the problem and posted the question, then when it was fixed I edited the question (added the solution). But I can't see how I can close the question? Any hints? or should I RTFM.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:jmiller47
ID: 7168416
Just go to the community Support Section and post a 0 point question there - ask them to delete or PAQ it for you.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Mindphaser earned 0 total points
ID: 7169718
Points refunded and moved to PAQ

** Mindphaser - Community Support Moderator **
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SQL SERVER 2000 mdf file defragmentation 4 38
Windows WEb Server sp2 13 518
P2V conversion for Windows NT 4.0 Server 2 2,201
Running Baan iV on VMware 3 117
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Introduction This article is intended for those who are new to PHP error handling (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/11769/And-by-the-way-I-am-New-to-PHP.html).  It addresses one of the most common problems that plague beginning PHP develop…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
In this video I am going to show you how to back up and restore Office 365 mailboxes using CodeTwo Backup for Office 365. Learn more about the tool used in this video here: http://www.codetwo.com/backup-for-office-365/ (http://www.codetwo.com/ba…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now