Saturday, September 13, 2008


Installing Windows XP SP3 it prompts for c:\system32\ntoskrnl.exe , Retry and Cancel.  Retry of course didn't work.  I searched the hard drive, and the ntoskrnl.exe was in the proper folder.  Cancel out and shutdown.  Reboot into Safe Mode and is now says:

\system32\ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt.

Okay, now I insert the windows xp cd, boot from the cd and enter the recovery console.  Checked to make sure the ntoskrnl.exe was on the hard drive still.  Then I enetered the command:

expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32

D: is my cdrom drive with the windows xp cd, and C: is my hard drive

Double checked that windows boots normally, check.  Reboot to try safe mode again.  This time, ntfs.sys is missing or corrupt.  So I followed:  Basically the same thing as before except copying instead of expanding.

"ntfs.sys missing or corrupt error message
To resolve this problem do the followings:-
1] Boot  computer with the Windows XP CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
2] To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
3] At the command prompt, type the following commands:-
 cd \windows\system32\drivers [Press the ENTER Key]
 ren ntfs.sys ntfs.old [Press the ENTER Key]
 If the ntfs.sys file is there and corrupt it will rename it. If it is not there then it was missing. 
4]At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
copy X:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\drivers [Where X=CD-ROM Drive]

5]Remove the Windows XP CD from CD-ROM drive, type quit, and then
press ENTER to quit the Recovery Console.

6. Restart the system."

Windows boots normally still.  Now Safe Mode goes all the load files and then automatically reboots.  Ok.  It's just screwed up now.  What a waste of time...I'll append this post if I ever get SP3 to install.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Paper inked with nothing.
Vapor filled the mind
Wrought by knowledge,
Wrought to give sense.

Impede all with control.
Mislead all with kind.
Living perfect,
Dying blind. 

Dreamer coined in ruin.
Empty recursion.
Fartlek wonders
Going nowhere.


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

And they're off

School started.
Shelled out tons of cash for class books, lab manuals, and other supplies.
Classes should be fun.
Classes should be time consuming.
Classes might be hard.
Many friends are in the same classes.
There is a shower in one of the bathrooms at the engineering campus.
Only need a place to sleep and be undisturbed for 8 hours at the engineering campus.
Ran 2 miles.
Ran 2 miles in a 7:30 minute mile split.
Friend Mike ran an Iron Man.
IN 9 hours, 49 minutes, 59 seconds.
Getting comfortable with chrome.
Need a shower.
Might run the campus classic.
Spent nearly $30,000,000 for a shell.
Life goes on.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Reflections on the last weekend

Before the evilness of school kicks into gear, I would like to reflect on this past labor day weekend.  Sunday night after church I had an amazing opportunity to see the stars under a clear sky while relaxing in a hot tub.  One, I love hot tubs.  Two, I love star gazing.  Three, I love hanging out with friends.  Actually, if you know me, you probably know I prefer hanging out with individuals instead of large groups.

Sunday night specifically I hung out with a close friend watching Aeon Flux followed by the hot tub.  My friend did most of the talking, I did most of the listening.  I feel most relaxed when I'm comfortable and listening to a friend that I don't have to worry about what they think of me.

Anyways, suffice to say, the evening was enjoyable.  After spending time with my friend, I drove by flesher field and looked at the stars some more as the weather was amazing.  I was able to finally find the Hercules constellation.  In addition, I saw a shooting star!  It was a pretty good shoot star as well.

So I don't feel like re-reading this post to see if it makes any sense, or even if the grammar is correct (I'm sure it is not correct).  There are a lot more friends I need to catch up with sometime.  If you are one of them, contact me and I'll buy you dinner or something.

Someone, sometime, something, somewhere.
Cheers to a supurb last summer weekend.


So far, so chrome.  Google seems to have a knack to do things right.  Time will tell how google's browser will hold.

Note:  Chrome does not display dashboards in sharepoint.