Vista will not boot after any windows update. ntoskrnl.exe 0xc0000098

Posted on 2009-02-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a sony vista home laptop here that will not boot.  It stops at a screen that says ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corupt.

I made the system repair CD (No dvd was supplied with the laptop) and went though and repaired the error.  (also ran full chkdsk with no errors found)
The system comes back pre SP1 (No idea if it was SP1 before or not, the guy did not know)
If any windows updates are applied, (Even one or two and NOT SP1) then the system reverts back to the same unbootable state.
Question by:duank
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    Looks as though this may help you:
    Scroll down to the 2nd post by "DiGiTaLLiCa".

    Good luck!

    Author Comment

    I used the last entry as the fix.
    I went here:
    downloaded  Download the WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe package now.
    and it fixed my issues.

    Then installed the standalone SP1, not the windows update version

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