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HELP ! No Emergency Repair Disk !


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I was installing a game when the PC just locked up. Ctrl/Alt/Del no response, no mouse movement, nothing.
Hit the reset button, Windows 2000 goes to load then error message.
Unable to load Windows 2000, missing dll files for Kernel required, or similar.

I've booted from CD Rom, go to repair installation, and it asks for an emergency repair disk, which i dont have!
Is there anyway round this? Can i download one from the internet? As i dont really want to reinstall completely, only as a last resort.

Its Windows 2000 Pro OS.

Im using my laptop with XP to post this.

Any help/ideas welcome.

Thanks... :whistling:
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I've booted from CD Rom, go to repair installation

is this an actual OS disk or a system recovery disk?
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Not sure to be honest.

Its asking for an 'Emergency Repair Disk'

????

The CD rom i have is the Windows 2000 disk.

Edited by Scott109, 20 July 2006 - 11:36 AM.

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it says windows 2000 on it right? no where on it does it say recovery disk or anything like that right?
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No, the cd rom is the original installation disk.

The 'Emergency Repair Disk' , when you say yes i have it, looks for a floppy disk in the A: drive.

But hence i don't have / didn't create one, so am stuck !

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boot to the cd and choose the R option for recovery console
once at the recovery console type chkdsk /r and let that run to completion
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Doing that now.

Its up to 50% and getting there slowly.

I'll post back as soon as its done.

many thanks already & fingers crossed.

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72% and counting........zzzzzzzzzz

Edited by Scott109, 20 July 2006 - 12:04 PM.

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No, still same error.

Got to 100%
it said it had found and fixed 1 or more errors.
i typed EXIT
and it rebooted from Hardrive, but error - Windows 2000 could not start because of an error in the software
Please report the problem as : (blank)
load needed DLLs for kernel.
Please contact your support person to report this problem.


Getting worried.... :whistling:
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don't get worried yet...still some options...plus...you can always back up your data on another PC before reformatting

found this elsewhere

Problem solved. Used win2k CD to repair but instead of going for repair disk chose option L (no repair disk).
Worked!

do you have an l option or an option to repair without the ERD?

sorry it's been a while since i've tried a repair on 2000 (still looking)
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Yeah, i tried the option of 'L' - i dont have an ERD but it comes back with -

Setup cannot find a Windows 2000 installation to repair !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unless you provide the ERD for the installation you want to repair, Setup cannot make the repairs.



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ech...so it's not even detecting the current windows install...that's not so fun....
do you have access to anotther computer? (obviously you do you're typing on something right?)


boot to the recovery console again and type in fixboot
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It could be because i have a boot manager installed, when i tried running two hardrives 1.Win2k and the others Win98.

Have since removed Win98 h/drive, but unable to remove boot manager software.

I'll run the fixboot cmd now...


Says it has successfully written a new boot sector

and is sitting at C:\WINNT>

Edited by Scott109, 20 July 2006 - 12:51 PM.

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ok...try to boot the machine
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Nope.

still same error.

I'm thinking about just reinstalling over the top !

But would rather not....


Its crazy, why cant it just look up the cd rom for the dll files it needs ??? Jeez.

Edited by Scott109, 20 July 2006 - 01:11 PM.

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....now that we did the fixboot...try the repair option (i know this is alot of restarting..but...heheh)
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