Solved

Windows 2000 Error at Startup

Posted on 2007-03-31
6
131 Views
Last Modified: 2011-04-14
My client's Windows 2000 laptop won't start up and displays the following error message:

Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows2000root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

I've read a bit on the web about using the installation disks to do a repair. But I don't think my client has the installation disks. Any ideas?

Kara
0
Comment
Question by:kara334
6 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:AnthonyP9618
ID: 18828942
You should be able to run "sfc /scannow" from the Run command to replace that file.
0
 

Author Comment

by:kara334
ID: 18828948
Thanks. How do I get to the Run command if I can't get windows to start? The error message appears before I can even get to the desktop.

Thanks.

Kara
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
AnthonyP9618 earned 500 total points
ID: 18828959
Have you tried safe mode?  
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 

Author Comment

by:kara334
ID: 18828967
No, but I will. That's a good idea. Let me get back to you after I try it.

Kara
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:r-k
ID: 18831217
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:FixingStuff
ID: 18834363
Has there been any change to the disk configuration?  Or, were there files restored from another machine?
If so, could be that the BOOT.INI is not setup to point to the correct boot drive and partition.
fs
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

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…
Performance in games development is paramount: every microsecond counts to be able to do everything in less than 33ms (aiming at 16ms). C# foreach statement is one of the worst performance killers, and here I explain why.
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.

758 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

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now