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NT4 Server bootup problem

By nohdowt ·
My company is running 10 NT4 Terminal Servers on IBM 7000M10 Servers. They got SP4 on them. Just about all of them cannot boot from their 9GB mirrored hard drives anymore. The following message occurs:

"A kernel file is missing from the disk. Insert a system disk and restart the system."

I have to use a floppy disk with the NT bootup files on them to boot up the servers.
I read Microsoft's knowledgebase Q155892. I have tried defragging the drive using Diskeeper 5.0 because it supportsMFT defrags, but still no dice. I tried new NTLDR files and renaming & copying them as well.
Anyone have an easy fix for this besides using a floppy or wiping and reinstalling NT?
Thanks!!

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by hotindia In reply to NT4 Server bootup problem

Try to follow the ANS no. 5, this approach is right way.

thanks

Ravi

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by nscheidel In reply to NT4 Server bootup problem

Be sure you us /WINNT as the name of the directory where your system files are stored. If the a system has a problem booting it will look there (WINNT) by default for system files it needs.

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by guy In reply to NT4 Server bootup problem

Just a question. Is the error message precisely as quoted? If instead, it says "Missing NTOSKRL" then the answer lies in changing the famous ARC path in boot.ini (Booting from the A:) change the partition number +1 or change the RDISK again increment by 1

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