Uninstalling W2K SP4 from Recovery Console
From: George V. Lob (george_at_MAGNUM.COM)
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 11:22:01 -0400 To: NTBUGTRAQ@LISTSERV.NTBUGTRAQ.COM
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
Magnum U.S. Investments, Inc.
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