Posted on 2004-10-24
In windows 2000 I get this error on boot up:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
<Windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.
I already tried the earlier solution, but am unable to correct the problem as I do not have the Emergency Recovery Disk; tried with the Recovery Console from the W2K CD /Floppys of my friend,
FIXBOOT and FIXMBR had no effect.
Tried to edit BOOT.INI from Dos Prompt but trying to change Attrib
-S -R -H gave the error 'invalid command' or some such thing.
Tried to copy NTOSKRNLMP.EX_ from the Floppy1 and rename as NTOSKRNL.EXE to C:\Winnt\system32 but that didnt help either.
I thought of copy the ntoskrnl.exe from my friend's computer onto
a pen-drive (he doesnt have a CD-writer), but am wondering how to copy it back/install it to my C-drive (by the way what is the location where this file has to be copied?) since from DOS Prompt only C and D-drives recognised (HD), doesnt recognise F: (CD-ROM) "Invalid Drive Spec" error or the removable pen-drive.
So I am badly stuck, any other option other than formatting my harddisk and making a complete new installation ? Any way that I can reinstall W2K without losing all my data ? Pls help !!!