Disk I/O Error: Status = 00001000

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 File System' started by Tom, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I have a win2k Pro machine, which worked just fine until
    yesterday. I havn't installed or changed anything.
    For no apparent reason, my computer cannot boot to
    windows. I receive the following message:

    Disk I/O Error: Status = 00001000
    Windows 2000 could not start because the following file
    is missing or corrupt - ntoskrnl.exe

    I attempted booting from the win2k disk, and repairing
    the os via the Recovery console, except it appears no
    command works.

    First, there seems to be no response to the LOGON command.
    Second, I've tried several basic commands, all of which
    fails for some reason. Here are a few:

    dir --> "An error occured during directory enumeration"
    cd C:\WINNT --> "The path or file specified is not valid"
    chkdsk /p /r --> "The volume appears to contain one or
    more unrecoverable problems"

    In addition, I cannot chdir/cd to any drive but C, so I
    don't seen to have access via the Recovery Console to the
    win2k disk.

    Having all that said, is there anything I can do before
    formating and clean-installing win2k (I have vital data
    on my hard drive, anyway to retrieve it would be most
    helpful to me).

    I would be most greatful if anyone can help me.

    Tom S.
    Tom, Aug 11, 2003
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