Backup Drive When Windows Is Corrupted

By gsparx25 ·

I recently got a trojan on my computer, Onecare decided that my subscription had run out so I was unprotected for a couple days until I noticed. The trojan has corrupted one of my Vista boot files, the notorious ntoskrnl.exe. I know I probably wont be able to fix it. I only have a system restore disk, not a Windows install disk, but I want to backup my files before I do my complete restore. I have another drive, its internal (connected from esata to sata into my pc) and it has about 200gb left on it. The drive I want to backup is only 80gb. I tried using the command prompt to copy the files, but the xcopy /e command I used started, and then my other drive stopped being recognized. I got the trial of Acronis's bootable backup disk thing, and I can get it to work, but the trial wont let me back it up. I'm thinking of using the UBCD for windows, once it downloads. Are there any free programs that will let me backup my files without loading into windows? Or, even better, do you know how to fix my ntoskrnl.exe? Any help appreciated, thanks in advance.


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Glad to see that you have it sorted <NT>

by Jacky Howe In reply to Thanks
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Remove ntoskrnl.exe

by Pcs365.8 In reply to Backup Drive When Windows ...

Try this if your using windows 7.
Remove ntoskrnl.exe

Insert the Windows 7 disk into your Dvd-ROM drive

Reboot your computer by going to Start >> Shutdown >> Restart.

Press Any key when prompted to by Windows after you've rebooted the PC.

This will cause the Windows 7 disk to boot up.

Press the R key to enter the Windows Recovery Console.

Then select the Windows 7 OS from the list of operating systems to repair

Enter the Administrative password when prompted

Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32 and hit the Enter key.

If you receive an error message saying the drive does not exist

then type in e:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32" instead

Type Y & press the Enter Key to overwrite the corrupted file

Type Exit to reboot the computer

Boot into normal Windows mode and you will stop receiving the Ntoskrnl.exe error message \r

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Great info, but zombie alert

by XnavyDK In reply to Remove ntoskrnl.exe

check the date of the post, its over a year old. thanks for the info though.

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