Uninstalling W2K SP4 from Recovery Console

From: George V. Lob (george_at_MAGNUM.COM)
Date: 05/07/04

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    I was wondering if anyone has run into this problem when trying to
    uninstall a service pack from the recovery console.

    I installed SP4 and after reboot I received and error that the
    ntoskrnl.exe was corrupt. So, I booted into the recovery console and ran
    spuninst.bat to uninstall the service pack and rebooted only to get a
    software error load dlls for kernel.

    Going back to read the output file for the spuninst.bat, I found that
    files for the c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\ directory
    received Access Denied when being copied. I also noticed I received "The
    system cannot find the file or directory specified" for some files near
    the end of the batch process.

    Any ideas as to why these errors would show up? I would assume that all
    the files changed during the install would be in the uninstall
    directory, so I am baffled as to why some of the files were not found.


    George V. Lob
    IT Manager
    Magnum U.S. Investments, Inc.
    305-935-7544 x106

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