Disk Boot Failure and missing ntoskrnl.exe
Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:12 PM
Posted 21 December 2008 - 06:02 PM
Is the heart of your Windows XP operating system. What it has in common with a boot error is that the computer can not boot if this is corrupt.
Since you can use your XP disc to temporary load Windows I would say that your hard drive is failing.
FIRST, use the XP disc to bring Windows up and save all of your data to disc or flash drive.
Second, buy a new hard drive and reinstall windows, then restore your data from the removable media that you saved it to.
Posted 24 December 2008 - 10:03 PM
That's good advice. And, I may well do that yet anyway. I have since this post removed some malware, one of which was a nice little virus that interfered with ntoskrnl.exe, called "ntosk.sy_" or some such name I can't recall. Anyway, just today I found that my power supply to my MB was loose. And, my power supply to my HD was loose!!! Seems to be booting fine now.....I just hope it stays that way for a while. thanks again.
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