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    Can't Boot ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt- (Vista Home Premium)

    My computer has been trying to boot up since friday early am. I heard there was a new patch out- it that what is causing this melt down? I have tried starting up on safe mode, restore to a previous date and I am about to throw the thing out the window. I really need to back up the data- any ideas?

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    Re: Can't Boot ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt- (Vista Home Premium)

    Welcome to The Lounge.

    Seems like something for the System Recovery Options menu in Vista. Previously (in XP) a run with the Recovery Console would be in place. Do you get any error messages?

    As you say, problem with the ntoskrnl will lead to start problems, and even in Safe Mode.

    What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? - Windows Vista Help

    In particular Startup Repair

    Startup Repair: frequently asked questions - Windows Vista Help

    Boot from the installation disc.
    Select Repair your computer.
    Select OS.
    Startup Repair.

    See also Running System Restore from System Recovery Options at MVP Bert Kinney's site.

    But if you wait there are plenty of knowledgeable Vista users here.

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    Re: Can't Boot ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt- (Vista Ho

    I tried going in with the disk and performing the recovery back to the last available date and it I guess it wasn't far back enough. The startup repair (auto) just keeps going and going... I was hoping that there was some way it could pull a non-corrupt version of the file from the start up disk. If I put the hard drive into another computer with a different OS, what is the possibility of recovering my data?

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    Re: Can't Boot ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt- (Vista Ho

    I have no direct experience working with repairing Vista (as compared to XP and other OS).

    When you try to start in Normal Mode, what type of error message do you get (perhaps indicating it is ntoskrnl, as you mentioned in the subject)?

    If one cannot start the PC no way (Normal/Safe) the restore option in the menu isn't enough. If it constantly restarts it is possible to "Disable automatic restart on system failure" from the Advanced Boot Options menu, the one you reach with the F8 key during start.

    Ehm, when you try booting from the installation disk and run Startup Repair, you don't get any prompts or anything? As I said I have limited knowledge of the Vista Startup Repair tool, and don't know if there is a way to manually copy a file from the installation disk in Vista.

    You should be able to recover, copy, your data with for example a WinXP machine, but let's see if anyone will comment on your issue first.

    <img src=/S/megashout.gif border=0 alt=megashout width=33 height=17> <big>Hello, Vista user base of The Lounge.</big> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Anyone with knowledge of the recovery tools beyond simple System Restore, i.e. similar to Recovery Console in XP etc.

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