View Full Version : ntoskrnl.exe modded but not working

06-01-2006, 02:16 PM
I have just modified my bootscreen for my new windows install (ntoskrnl.exe + resource hacker)

Replaced the file with the modded one in safe mode (as I have always done before)

rebooted but I just get the standard bootscreen.

I open ntoskrnl.exe after boot in normal mode (the one windows should be using now) to find it
is still modified but I'm not seeing the modifications at boot :( .

Is there another place windows could be loading ntoskrnl.exe from??

13-01-2006, 07:26 PM
Check the file boot.ini on the c drive

13-01-2006, 07:40 PM
For some reason XP SP2 doesnt like mods done to ntoskrnl.
SP1 on the other hand didn't mind.
IN fact when I modified ntoskrnl with a new bootscreen it gave me the corrupt file error, so I had to go looking for the copy I had made using recovery console.

13-01-2006, 10:36 PM
Odd as I have done this before with SP2 and had no problems.

my boot.ini file:

[boot loader]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons