View Full Version : ntkrnlmp.exe error Windows NT 64

11-16-2009, 12:03 PM
Not a LW subject really. But maybe one of you encountered that as well and can give me a hand.

I tried to replace Windows XP 32 with Windows XP 64.

I reformatted the partition, ran setup, when the setup tried to reboot from the new installed system I got the apparently well known error: ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt please reinstall.

My partition is about 86MB and my computer is a multi processor Apple 2x3GHz Quad-CoreIntelXeon. I read that both large partition and multi processor can be a source of problems. I learned that ntoskrnl.exe needs to be replaced with ntkrnlmp.exe.

I booted from the CD
In the recovery console I came to this point:

COPY D:\i386\ntkrnlmp.ex_ C:\Windows\System32
CD C:\Windows\System32
REN ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe_old
EXPAND C:\Windows\System32\ntkrnlmp.ex_ C:\Windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe

The file could not be expanded.

EXPAND C:\Windows\System32\ntkrnlmp.ex_

The file could not be expanded.

C: \WINDOWS>bootcfg /rebuild

Scanning all disks for Windows installations.
Error: Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations.

Volume created 11/15/09 11:05p

The volume appears to be in good condition and was not checked.

Still no fix.