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Thread: Trouble installing SP1




  1. #11
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    gxken. put the CD in, then use the Windows XP search tool(from the Start button in lower left hand corner) search your CD drive for NTOSKRNL.EXE, it should show up in one of the CAB files. Right click on it when it is found, copy it and paste over your original. The file you found in the I386 folder, is NOT the same file.
    Do not rename it and try to use it, your PC will not function.
    Also, if SP1 still will not install, you will need to open your
    BOOT.INI file and remove the switch" KERNEL=" if you have one
    there.

    If you used a program called BootXP or something similar, this is
    what modified these files.

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    gxken, no I did not do the copy and paste of the NTOSKRNL.EXE file in safe mode.

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    i searched the cd about 8 times now and can't find NTOSKRNL.EXE located anywhere inside...
    do you respect me because i have a sig?

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    From what I've seen of other MS products, NTOSKRNL.EX_ is the right file on the CD, but it needs expanding. From memory (could be wrong) try this:

    1. Copy the file to someone on your HDD
    2. Open a command line prompt and go to that folder
    3. Type EXPAND NTOSKRNL.EX_ NTOSKRNL.EXE
    4. Copy the new file to where it should be

    Like I said, I think that's right but i'm not entirely certain. Hopefully someone else can back me up.

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    That correct what you told him, they are compressed files, with a letter missing at the end.


    You are probably best to expand to somewhere on your HDD when it works normally, then, if you have installed it, try and use the recovery console to move the file to where you need it.

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    wait, so how do i replace it without starting up in safe mode?
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    sorry for sounding so annoying, but i am just really afraid that my computer won't start up if i do this. Can someone confirm if expanding the .ex_ file is right? thanks
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