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.