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BSOD, corrupt system file, I can't even load from disk


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#1 chaztheimpaler

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 12:07 AM

So my computer had been acting up, and I decided to shut it off and turn it back on. To my dismay when I tried to load it back up, it went through the checking ntfs screen, but when it got to the end, it just froze. I restarted it and eventually got the error that my ntoskrnl.exe file was corrupt. I put in my Vista installation disk to try and do a chkdsk, but when I tried to load from cd, the files loaded, and then I got a BSOD saying driver_irql_not_less_or_equal. I cannot start in safe mode. I am currently on my laptop, and I really do not know what to do at this point. If I were able to reformat, I would, but at this point, I can not even do that. I suspect it is a hardware problem, but I have never even heard of this happening before.

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#2 chaztheimpaler

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:15 PM

I just tried to load it without certain sticks of my RAM, still no dice. I really need to get this rectified and avoid a wipe if at all possible.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:34 PM

Just reset the bios...I can boot from cd now, but the startup repair cannot repair it. It says the Root Cause Is Found: MBR is corrupt.

Edited by chaztheimpaler, 13 May 2009 - 03:44 PM.


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Posted 13 May 2009 - 05:20 PM

Did you see these?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934540
http://members.rushmore.com/~jsky/id39.html

Edited by garmanma, 13 May 2009 - 05:24 PM.

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#5 chaztheimpaler

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:43 PM

Tried to use bootrec.exe, I got no results. I think I may just reformat after I do one final chkdsk.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:00 PM

I will never understand computers...It just started working, but thank you for the heads up.




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