[SATLUG]OT: Win 2000 problem

Dennis Myhand dmyhand at suddenlink.net
Tue Jul 21 19:13:54 CDT 2009

Yeah, and there is also the problem of not being able to get into safe 
mode because that is something which the ntoskrnl.exe causes to happen. 
  Like I said earlier, I hope your important stuff is backed up, or that 
you have a way to mount the hard drive so you can get to it, 'cause that 
system is hosed.  Sorry, Dennis in Victoria, with 9 years experience in w2k

rsuberg at satx.rr.com wrote:
> IIRC that file is specific to your processor type/bits/things like that and the installer chooses the most appropriate one during the install.  I don't think W2K has a last known good config, that was introduced in xp but directory services restore (kinda close) was for domain controllers only.
> Richard
> ---- ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote: 
>> Sugar wrote:
>>> If you have the Win 2000 CD/DVD you should be able to run the install 
>>> procedure and then select "repair" and it will fix the corrupt files 
>>> without having to re-format or mess up any of your files on that 
>>> tower.  After this the tower should boot as normal.  Just to make 
>>> sure, I just did this with a win2000 machine I have and it reported 
>>> back that my file system did not need repair and exited as expected..
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Nathan" <nathan at gvtc.com>
>>> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:42 AM
>>> Subject: [SATLUG]OT: Win 2000 problem
>>>> As most of you know, I have 2 computers, my Laptop which I bring to 
>>>> the meetings and computer shows with Linux, and my Tower with Win 
>>>> 2000 that I use because of two programs I can not get in Linux.
>>>> Prior to leaving on my trip on the first of July the Tower was 
>>>> working fine. Since I got back it will not boot.
>>>> Disk I/O error: Status = 00001000
>>>> Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or 
>>>> corrupt:
>>>> Windows 2000 root>\systen32\ntoskrnl.exe
>>>> Does anyone know if this file is easy to get at on the Win 2000 CD, 
>>>> or would I be better off getting a copy from a working Win 2000?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Nathan
>>>> -- 
>> Hi...  Before trying all that, try booting into Safe Mode (F8 on boot) and:
>> 1.  Select "Boot from Last Known Good Configuration."  and, if that 
>> doesn't work,
>> 2.  Boot into Safe Mode again with Command Prompt, and type the command 
>> "Fixboot."
>> Either of these stands a chance of restoring your system, though you may 
>> need an install disk to accomplish them...
>> Cheers;
>> Ed
>> -- 
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