It will work fine and have no problems, then when I go to boot it won't all of the sudden. It has given me BSOD in pasdt months, it has given the above files as missing or corrupt at varying times. This last time it said load needed DLLs for HAL. I researched online and tried to do recovery console, not advanced enough to know what to do once in there other than run the chkdsk r & p. So last night I gave up & reinstalled OS again, letting it run during night. THis morning I awoke to the screen msg of missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe which is the message I get the most.
I've seen a couple things online that it could be related to bad memory or bad video card. I upgraded memory in January, got it off ebay. Crashed a couple days later. When I got it back up & working I went online and tested memory, report was fine. A few times I've taken "new" memory out and stuck old one back in but no difference at boot attempt.
Can't log on to windows at all, not in safe mode or any other. Can get to BIOS and that is about it except I can hit F8 & access the screen it gives. I'm not well versed in terminology, no trainng in IT, just a end user. If it is my video card, can those even be replaced in a laptop?
Here are links to other posts from prior problems, possibly related to current if interested: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/182983/laptop-wwin-xp-only-allows-me-to-go-to-run-computer-2/
Edited by thatguy418, 29 March 2009 - 09:29 AM.