ACTIVE ISSUE: \system32\ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt
Posted on 2007-10-09
This issue is getting all of my live attention right now, so I thought I would post it and get some suggestions as I try to troubleshoot.
I tried to install a SCSI DAT72 tape drive on my Dell PowerEdge 2800 tonight. I powered the machine down and then attached device and powered the machine back on. When I did, I got the following error:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
please re-install a copy of the above file.
I powered the machine back down, disconnected the DAT72 drive (to eliminate it as a variable) and powered the machine back on. Same issue.
Right now I am running chkdsk from the recovery console, but I'm worried because it keeps cycling from 70% complete back to 50% complete. It's been going for about an hour now, but I don't know if that is normal or not.