ntoskrnl.exe and double XP64 start up option

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Richard, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Hello All!

    I have re-jigged this box to triple boot with Win2k, XPPro32 and XP
    Pro64. I had it all installed and then on a restart having selected the
    64bit OS was presented with "could not start XP64 needs <windows
    root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe re-install a copy of this file". As I
    could not work out how to get this file and where the heck to put it, I
    opted to reformat the 64OS partition and re-install XP64.

    Well everything is just fine now but when starting the computer I now
    have the original entry as well as the new XP64 start option. How do I
    remove the earlier one, which incidentally if this is selected still
    gives me the same install the......error. I had rather expected to have
    zapped that!

    All help much appreciated!

    Richard, Feb 9, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    Go to system properties/advanced/startup and edit the file. Delete the
    entry you don't want. The new one should be on top if you haven't made any
    John Barnes, Feb 9, 2006
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    Richard Guest

    In his posting of Thu, 9 Feb 2006, John Barnes writes
    Dear John

    Many thanks for the pearls of knowledge! Am I correct in thinking I
    delete it in Notebook please?


    Richard, Feb 9, 2006
  4. Richard

    John Barnes Guest

    Notepad, yes

    John Barnes, Feb 9, 2006
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    Rich Lehman Guest

    I think that is handled thru msconfig, look for boot.ini tab and there
    should be data on your boots. Remove the unused one
    Rich Lehman, Feb 10, 2006
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    Richard Guest

    In his posting of Fri, 10 Feb 2006, Rich Lehman writes
    Thanks Rich

    Now solved as John advised.

    Many thanks
    Richard, Feb 10, 2006
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