Computer Not Booting

Hewlett-packard / Pavilion a522n
January 15, 2009 at 17:48:58
Specs: Windows XP, 512mb
The otherday I was surfing the web and opened another window. When I did this my computer started getting really really slow and then it finnaly froze. After waiting about 5 mins I shut it down. I try to start it back up and on start up a black screen appears reading the message "file \minintsystem32\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 4096" .

So I put in my recovery disc and recieve the same message. I pressed F10 to try the recovery and got the message "cdfs.sys is corrupted".

Can someone help me? I would like to fix my computer and recover all my very important files. But it looks like I may not get to do that. Since nothing is working...

Thank you all very much.

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January 15, 2009 at 19:41:43
Try to reset your BIOS to factory defaults.
Under some circumstances, the BIOS can get wrong configuration informations and the Windows System gets confused with these wrong informations.

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January 15, 2009 at 22:58:07
I tried, I've tried both ways actually and it still doesnt want to boot up. It'll show the start screen, HP Invent...and then afterwards just a black screen, 3-5minutes later I get the error screen.

"windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
Please re-install a copy of the above file."

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January 16, 2009 at 06:56:56
Can you start the recovery console, to get the console prompt?
Here you should try these both commands:
Then type exit and reboot the computer.

Also send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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January 16, 2009 at 07:01:37
Boot to the CD and select "Repair Using Recovery Console." Then, after selecting the Windows version to Repair, at the C:\ type chkdsk /r

Let it chkdsk, then reboot.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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January 16, 2009 at 17:54:36
Use the following procedure in the Recovery console to reinstall the file that is missing or corrupted.

Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
Type exit to reboot the computer.

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January 16, 2009 at 20:40:51
Ive tried all these except for the last, I dont have a XP disc.

Nothing seems to work. When trying to boot from my hp recovery disc I get the message:

"file \minintsystem32\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 4096" ."


"cdfs.sys is corrupted"

Is there possibly a way for me to hook the hard drive up to my laptop and get my files off of it?

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January 19, 2009 at 08:38:49
You should still be able to load the Recovery Console from the CD you have. Did you try? :)

And, yes. You can recover your data. You just need a hard-drive usb adapter. Here's one:

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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January 20, 2009 at 17:59:31
Tried probally 20 times lol.


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