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ntkrnlpa.exe and its digital signiture....

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    ntkrnlpa.exe and its digital signiture....

    Hey!
    You guys seem like a knowledgeable bunch, and I really need your help.
    so heres my problem.
    I boot up my computer today and up pops a message about my bootmbr being missing. I, figuring this was quite bad, stuck in the ol' vista installation disk to run a startup repair. It does its thing, says its successful and tells me to reboot. I do, and get a new message at startup, saying,
    "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause...

    File: \Windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
    Status: 0xc0000428
    Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature of this file"


    So I figure I'm getting somewhere, load the disk repair, and I get "Startup repair could not repair the problem." along with other steps i should take to "send it to microsoft"() So now i run commands like chkdsk /p,bootmbr,bootfix (I've done this before). NONE of these do a darn thing to solve my problem. (Ive done the F8 thing with the load drivers w/o signatures; didnt work.)
    So, I figure i should take matters into my own hands. So i open up a CMD, and copy a ntkrnlpa.exe from my install disk and replace it with the one on my hard drive. Logical? I thought so. But same results. Except for one thing, when the repair thing runs again, the details say that the file "pshed.dll" is corrupt. I replace this one, doesnt work, and then says the ntoskrnl.exe is corrupt too.... I replace this one as well, but this one has remained corrupt. I sometimes get a new message when running the startup repair. System volume on disk is corrupt. But other times I get "Boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully."
    So Ive pretty much used all I can think of, short of booting BartPE and copying my important files and reinstalling. One more thing that happened. Last night (when everything was running smoothly) diskeeper did a boot time defrag. I think something went wrong and this is what is causing all this trouble.

    Last edited by VeXX; 18 Jun 2008 at 11:33 PM.
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    Re: ntkrnlpa.exe and its digital signiture....

    Did you try a system restore if you have restore points?

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    Re: ntkrnlpa.exe and its digital signiture....

    says i havent created any... guess its not automatic anymore.

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    Re: ntkrnlpa.exe and its digital signiture....

    From the prompt try a chkdsk /r
    Maybe the HDD itself has a problem.....

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    Re: ntkrnlpa.exe and its digital signiture....

    checkdisk just recovers orphaned files and deletes index entries, nothing much.
    When the auto repair attempts to do a chkdsk,however, to comes up with the error of 0x5 and comes to the conclusion that system volume on disk is corrupt.

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