missing or corrupt system 32\ntoskrnl.exe

January 28, 2011 at 14:24:01
Specs: Windows Media Center 2005, AThlon 64 3500, ddr 3200
I just replaced my motherboard for my emachines T6532 with a HP 5188-5473 Nagami2L-GL8E Asus A8N-LA AMD motherboard and it started with an HP splash screen. Windows Media Center 2005 then attempted to boot, but it brought up a message 'could not verify windows'. I restarted windows and now i get a message 'Windows could not start b/c the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows root\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. Please reinstall a copy of this file.' I tried booting from disk with WMC disk in CD drive, but it will not respond when I hit 'R' or F11 for setup. I just get the 'nto' error. Please help!

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#1
January 28, 2011 at 15:00:46
Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview....
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve...
Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/m...
Repair Install to SET XP to New Motherboard
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/m...

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#2
January 29, 2011 at 08:25:31
Thanks for the helpful links. I think I'm screwed because my computer booted thru to windows instead of booting to cd initially after installing the new mboard. Now, it asks me if i want to activate windows and i say yes, then it gives me an error 'prob preventing windows from accurately checking the license on the computer'.

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#3
January 29, 2011 at 08:40:13
Google your problems.

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#4
February 4, 2011 at 08:32:28
Have been scouring the web for answers. I turn my system on, the HP splash screen displays, but it won't let me into the BIOS or Setup options, then it asks me about eMachines recovery and I hit 'R' then F11, but nothing happens. My system continually boots to windows, asks me to verify windows, I say 'Yes', but then it gives me 'A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code: 0x80004005' Since my system will no longer boot to CD, am I totally screwed or can I somehow erase my harddrive and start over?

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#5
February 4, 2011 at 14:20:28
Slave your HD to another HD/comp ( no need to bolt it in, just cable it & leave it outside the case ) You may have a choice of jumper settings on the master HD, such as master with slave or ms. Copy your stuff ( don't forget your emails & address book ) onto the host HD or other media.

Now open My Computer, making really sure you select the correct drive, right click on it & select > Format.

When finished, put it back in the eMachine ( no need to bolt it in until you know everything is Ok. ) & boot from your Operating system CD, remove all existing partitions & proceed with a new install in NTFS.

You will need your MB CD to finish the install.


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#6
February 4, 2011 at 14:28:40
The only other computer I have is my IBM Thinkpad T41 laptop. Can I accomplish this process with this computer?

thanks.


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#7
February 4, 2011 at 14:46:20
Google that question or ask your local computer shop, possibly an external Hard Drive enclosure will be the way to go.

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