ntoskrnl.exe error - initial boot - SATA

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Hi, i'm making my first attempt at putting together a system with a SATA hdd.
Running a Soyo K8USA mobo, Hitachi 120gb SATA HDD (single hdd). I've gotten
updated ALI SATA drivers from soyo's website and install them during the
windows 2000 boot, partition the HDD into 2 60gig partitions, format the
first partition and attempt to install windows. Files seem to copy correctly,
however, after reboot I get hung at the starting windows screen, with an
error "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or
corrupt <windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. Please re-install a copy
o the above file."
I've tried initiating the install 5x now with the same response, once I
tried a fixboot from command prompt, the reboot resulted in a similar error,
but for HAL.dll.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    This article may help.

    HOW TO: Specify a Specific or Third-Party HAL During Windows Setup
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=216251


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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    "Josh Doan" wrote:
    | Hi, i'm making my first attempt at putting together a system with a SATA
    hdd.
    | Running a Soyo K8USA mobo, Hitachi 120gb SATA HDD (single hdd). I've
    gotten
    | updated ALI SATA drivers from soyo's website and install them during the
    | windows 2000 boot, partition the HDD into 2 60gig partitions, format the
    | first partition and attempt to install windows. Files seem to copy
    correctly,
    | however, after reboot I get hung at the starting windows screen, with an
    | error "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing
    or
    | corrupt <windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. Please re-install a
    copy
    | o the above file."
    | I've tried initiating the install 5x now with the same response, once I
    | tried a fixboot from command prompt, the reboot resulted in a similar
    error,
    | but for HAL.dll.
    | Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    Thanks for the suggestion Dave, but the article didnt help. I've since tried
    reformatting, cutting back to a 40 gig partitiion.... still the same result.
    I read an article related to editing the boot.ini, and making sure the its
    looking to the right boot partition however i'm not able to locate it when
    browsing through the install. I'm eager to hear any other suggestions you
    might have, thanks again!

    "Dave Patrick" wrote:

    > This article may help.
    >
    > HOW TO: Specify a Specific or Third-Party HAL During Windows Setup
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=216251
    >
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    > http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >
    > "Josh Doan" wrote:
    > | Hi, i'm making my first attempt at putting together a system with a SATA
    > hdd.
    > | Running a Soyo K8USA mobo, Hitachi 120gb SATA HDD (single hdd). I've
    > gotten
    > | updated ALI SATA drivers from soyo's website and install them during the
    > | windows 2000 boot, partition the HDD into 2 60gig partitions, format the
    > | first partition and attempt to install windows. Files seem to copy
    > correctly,
    > | however, after reboot I get hung at the starting windows screen, with an
    > | error "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing
    > or
    > | corrupt <windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. Please re-install a
    > copy
    > | o the above file."
    > | I've tried initiating the install 5x now with the same response, once I
    > | tried a fixboot from command prompt, the reboot resulted in a similar
    > error,
    > | but for HAL.dll.
    > | Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

    Look again for boot.ini, which is a hidden/readonly/system file on the
    first primary partition of HDD0 (usually C:\). To see/edit it you must
    remove those attributes. You can do this on another machine by attaching
    the drive to that machine as a slave or secondary master. Note however
    that boot.ini does not exist in the W2k install package; it is created
    during the install process. I suspect boot.ini is not your problem, but
    have no experience of SATA - and I've been wrong before.

    It is a small text file you can edit like any other. To edit it, you
    must understand the meanings of various parameters; that info is
    splattered all over the web.

    Below is a typical 5-line boot.ini file, in its entirety, for a
    single-OS PC. Watch out for the wrap on the last line, and note that
    unlike the other parenthetical parameters (where 0 means "first"), the
    partition parameter indexes from 1 (1 means "first"):

    [Boot Loader]
    Timeout=5
    Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
    [Operating Systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
    Professional" /fastdetect


    Josh Doan wrote:

    > Thanks for the suggestion Dave, but the article didnt help. I've since tried
    > reformatting, cutting back to a 40 gig partitiion.... still the same result.
    > I read an article related to editing the boot.ini, and making sure the its
    > looking to the right boot partition however i'm not able to locate it when
    > browsing through the install. I'm eager to hear any other suggestions you
    > might have, thanks again!
    >
    > "Dave Patrick" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>This article may help.
    >>
    >>HOW TO: Specify a Specific or Third-Party HAL During Windows Setup
    >>http://support.microsoft.com/?id=216251
    >>
    >>
    >>--
    >>Regards,
    >>
    >>Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    >>Microsoft Certified Professional
    >>Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    >>http://www.microsoft.com/protect
    >>
    >>"Josh Doan" wrote:
    >>| Hi, i'm making my first attempt at putting together a system with a SATA
    >>hdd.
    >>| Running a Soyo K8USA mobo, Hitachi 120gb SATA HDD (single hdd). I've
    >>gotten
    >>| updated ALI SATA drivers from soyo's website and install them during the
    >>| windows 2000 boot, partition the HDD into 2 60gig partitions, format the
    >>| first partition and attempt to install windows. Files seem to copy
    >>correctly,
    >>| however, after reboot I get hung at the starting windows screen, with an
    >>| error "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing
    >>or
    >>| corrupt <windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. Please re-install a
    >>copy
    >>| o the above file."
    >>| I've tried initiating the install 5x now with the same response, once I
    >>| tried a fixboot from command prompt, the reboot resulted in a similar
    >>error,
    >>| but for HAL.dll.
    >>| Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
    >>
    >>
    >>
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