Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tips to resolve ntkrnlpa.exe Error in Windows Vista

Based on Windows NT operating systems, Windows Vista is a line of operating systems used in personal computers, laptops, business desktops, etc. Containing various new features, this version of Windows is equipped with updated graphical user interface.

At times, Windows Vista encounters certain problems due to which it gets corrupt. Corruption in Windows Vista leads to an error message, which further results in loss or inaccessibility of data stored in the system. In such cases, you need to use an effective Windows Data Recovery Software for complete recovery and restoration of your data.

Consider a situation - you are performing normal operations on your Windows Vista based computer and you get the below error message:

"file: \windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe

status: 0xc00000e9

Info: Windows failed to load because the kernel is missing or corrupt."

This error is generally caused by improper system shutdown. The above error occurs specifically in PAE enabled systems, in which re-installation of Windows Vista is required to resolve the issue if the files is corrupt.

  • The kernel image file, ntkrnlpa.exe is located in system 32 folder for all Windows systems, which supports PAE (Physical Address Extension). This process is the root program of Windows Kernel, which provides various essential components and system services to the system, without which the system cannot boot.

  • PAE (Physical Address Extension) is the memory extension feature of 32 and 64-bit processor systems. It is the PAE, due to which the system makes use of its physical memory and the system performance increases.

So, the system fails to boot when the kernel file is corrupt or missing.


To resolve these issues, consider the measures below:

  • Carry out the Repair Install of Windows Vista by installating CD/DVD, to replace the missing or corrupt ntkrnlpa.exe file.

  • Perform a clean re-install of the operating system.

When you perform a full re-install of the operating system, all the previously stored data gets deleted. In such situations, you can restore your data from a valid and updated backup. But, if the backup is not available, you can still recover your data by using a powerful Windows Data Recovery Software.

These Windows Data Recovery tools use advanced scanning techniques to recover your data quickly and completely. Designed with rich user interface, these Windows Partition Recovery utilities are easy to use and understand.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a flawless software that ensure comprehensive recovery of your lost, inaccessible or missing data after almost all data loss situations. The application supports FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. The read-only software is compatible with Windows 7 RCI, Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000.

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