Unable to start operating system - NTOSKRNL missing
Posted on 2009-04-07
I'm experiencing a little bit complicated issue with Windows Server 2003.
It has 2 drives configured in RAID 1 (Mirror).
After sudden power outage it started to display the message "ntoskrnl.exe is missing". I tried to boot to recovery console, which works, but doesn't allow me to modify anything on the system drive. I'm getting "access denied".
It think it might be because it doesn't seem I'm really logged on as Administrator. It didn't prompt for password even when there is password protected admin account.
When trying to display the list of OSes, it doesn't find any functional instance of Windows (so that's I think it doesn't want the password - nowhere to logon to).
Any ideas how to bring this system back online? The customer doesn't have any backup, even no system state.
Thanks a lot