Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys

Posted: 06-13-2006, 10:30 PM
It probably does - try finding the name of the file on the DVD but it might
be named as ecache.sy_ instead. Just copy and paste over, and remove the _
and put an "s" there instead.

Not sure if it'll work, but it's worth a try!

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"Jon Abbott" <spam@sirbod.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
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> I've been using 5384 since it's release, quite happily. Not had a single
> problem with it, other than the usual beta type issues. Until...
>
> I was using my 2nd machine, Vista went to the screensaver, so I moved the
> mouse
> to get it back. It had hung. I left it in that state for 10 mins to see
> if it
> would come back, but it was completely dead. Having powered the machine
> off
> and back on, I receive the following error at boot:
>
> Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\ecache.sys is corrupt.
>
> Fair enough, I figured powering it off probably caused that as nothing was
> running on the machine at the time.
>
> Here's the problem. You cannot restore that file. It's a boot critical
> file,
> but there's no copy of it in the driver store or system volume
> information.
> Booting from the Vista DVD and selecting Startup Repair also fails after
> starting the repair because the file is missing.
>
> What's worse, is it doesn't exist on the DVD either.
>

Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys


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Jon Abbott
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Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys
Posted: 06-13-2006, 10:55 PM
"Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote:
>It probably does - try finding the name of the file on the DVD but it might
>be named as ecache.sy_ instead. Just copy and paste over, and remove the _
>and put an "s" there instead.
>
>Not sure if it'll work, but it's worth a try!
>
>--
>> Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\ecache.sys is corrupt.
>>
>> Fair enough, I figured powering it off probably caused that as nothing was
>> running on the machine at the time.
>>
>> Here's the problem. You cannot restore that file. It's a boot critical
>> file,
>> but there's no copy of it in the driver store or system volume
>> information.
>> Booting from the Vista DVD and selecting Startup Repair also fails after
>> starting the repair because the file is missing.
>>
>> What's worse, is it doesn't exist on the DVD either.
>>
Well ahead of you! Already search all the usual Microsoft naming conventions.
It obviously is on the DVD, but it's not that obvious to find!

I've now retreived the file from another install of Vista.

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, OE/WM
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Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys
Posted: 06-14-2006, 03:20 AM
"Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> It probably does - try finding the name of the file on the DVD but it
> might be named as ecache.sy_ instead. Just copy and paste over, and remove
> the _ and put an "s" there instead.
>
> Not sure if it'll work, but it's worth a try!

Doubt if that would work. ecache.sy_ has to be expanded to ecache.sys. I
haven't found an easy way to do that in Vista yet.

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Sean McLeod
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Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys
Posted: 06-14-2006, 09:15 AM
expand.exe, comes with the OS.

"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, OE/WM" <franksaunders@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:ONWV%23jzjGHA.984@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> It probably does - try finding the name of the file on the DVD but it
>> might be named as ecache.sy_ instead. Just copy and paste over, and
>> remove the _ and put an "s" there instead.
>>
>> Not sure if it'll work, but it's worth a try!
>
>
> Doubt if that would work. ecache.sy_ has to be expanded to ecache.sys. I
> haven't found an easy way to do that in Vista yet.
>
> --
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> Please reply in newsgroup.
>
Ron Rector
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RE: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys
Posted: 06-15-2006, 02:34 PM
Doing a search on my machine came up with a copy in the \windows\sxs directory.

Havent found a way to extract/expand from install.wim.

"Jon Abbott" wrote:
> I've been using 5384 since it's release, quite happily. Not had a single
> problem with it, other than the usual beta type issues. Until...
>
> I was using my 2nd machine, Vista went to the screensaver, so I moved the mouse
> to get it back. It had hung. I left it in that state for 10 mins to see if it
> would come back, but it was completely dead. Having powered the machine off
> and back on, I receive the following error at boot:
>
> Boot critical file c:\windows\system32\drivers\ecache.sys is corrupt.
>
> Fair enough, I figured powering it off probably caused that as nothing was
> running on the machine at the time.
>
> Here's the problem. You cannot restore that file. It's a boot critical file,
> but there's no copy of it in the driver store or system volume information.
> Booting from the Vista DVD and selecting Startup Repair also fails after
> starting the repair because the file is missing.
>
> What's worse, is it doesn't exist on the DVD either.
>
>
eunix
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Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys
Posted: 01-27-2009, 07:58 PM

Direct copy of the ecache.sys file from another systems did not work.
This file has to be part of the Vista distribution and should be able t
be extracted from the source files.

Does anyone know how to extract/expand this file from the source files

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eunix
Darrell Gorter[MSFT]
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Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys
Posted: 01-29-2009, 01:47 AM
Hello Eunix,
This article shows an exmaple of how to copy files from the DVD to replace
one specific file
You would need to modify the steps for ecache.sys
942968 Stop error when you try to download updates from Windows Update on a
computer that is running Windows Vista: "0x80070246"
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;942968


Thanks,
Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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Direct copy of the ecache.sys file from another systems did not work.
This file has to be part of the Vista distribution and should be able to
be extracted from the source files.

Does anyone know how to extract/expand this file from the source files?


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eunix
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Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys
Posted: 01-29-2009, 01:20 PM

I did resolve the problem last night and was able to get the syste
booted
The following series of events resulted in the successful start of th
system: (01) Installed Vista Ultimate x64 of a secondary machin
(AMD Athlon 64 laptop

(02) Installed Vista SP1 on the secondary machine

(03) Copied the \windows\system32\drivers\ecache.sys file to a thum
drive(*Note:* File size after SP1 install was 151 K)
(04) Booted the ailing machine from a Vista Ultimate x64 DV

(05) Launched the repair option and let the attempt another automati
repair

(06) Attempted a standard reboot after the repair but the system faile
again.

(07) Rebooted the system again and exercised the repair option again

(08) After the repair attempt completed, I closed the window and opene
a command shell

(09) Performed an *XCOPY {USB THUMB DRIVE}\ecache.sy
c:\windows\system32\drivers *command

(10) Rebooted the machine again

(11) The machine took longer than usual to boot and notified me tha
system restore had rolled back the system to a previous date.

(12) I rebooted again and the shut down took a real long time...(
almost powered the machine off because I thought that it was hung). I
rebooted again and I am not doing analysis on the machine
*Note :* -I am not sure if an automatic update corrupted th
file but I think the restore roll back was a good thing to have done.
It appears that the original attempt to replace the file came from a 3
bit version of Vista Ultimate which was unrecognized by the system an
there is a difference between the file sized for pre and post SP
versions of the file.

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alicat~
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Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys
Posted: 03-03-2009, 05:59 AM
lHelp Please! I have a preinstalled version of vista on my laptop. No
hardcopies or cds. I have run startup repair and it says I have a boot
critical file corrupt, and it cannot be fixed. I have an error code of 0x2.
Please anything to help would be useful! Can I get this file from microsoft
to replace?

"eunix" wrote:
>
> I did resolve the problem last night and was able to get the system
> booted.
> The following series of events resulted in the successful start of the
> system: (01) Installed Vista Ultimate x64 of a secondary machine
> (AMD Athlon 64 laptop)
>
> (02) Installed Vista SP1 on the secondary machine.
>
> (03) Copied the \windows\system32\drivers\ecache.sys file to a thumb
> drive(*Note:* File size after SP1 install was 151 K).
> (04) Booted the ailing machine from a Vista Ultimate x64 DVD
>
> (05) Launched the repair option and let the attempt another automatic
> repair.
>
> (06) Attempted a standard reboot after the repair but the system failed
> again.
>
> (07) Rebooted the system again and exercised the repair option again.
>
> (08) After the repair attempt completed, I closed the window and opened
> a command shell.
>
> (09) Performed an *XCOPY {USB THUMB DRIVE}\ecache.sys
> c:\windows\system32\drivers *command
>
> (10) Rebooted the machine again.
>
> (11) The machine took longer than usual to boot and notified me that
> system restore had rolled back the system to a previous date.
>
> (12) I rebooted again and the shut down took a real long time...(I
> almost powered the machine off because I thought that it was hung). It
> rebooted again and I am not doing analysis on the machine.
> *Note :* -I am not sure if an automatic update corrupted the
> file but I think the restore roll back was a good thing to have done.
> It appears that the original attempt to replace the file came from a 32
> bit version of Vista Ultimate which was unrecognized by the system and
> there is a difference between the file sized for pre and post SP1
> versions of the file.-
>
>
> --
> eunix
>
R. C. White
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Re: Boot critical file is corrupt: ...\drivers\ecache.sys
Posted: 03-10-2009, 06:29 PM
Hi, alicat~.

A good start would be to tell us the make and model of your laptop. Also,
how recently did you purchase it? In other words, might it still be in
warranty?

And I've deleted the prior posts, since your "Reply" had nothing to do with
those, except possibly the title. Your best chance for a good answer here
would be to post a NEW message - and include at least a minimal description
of your computer.

RC
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"alicat~" <alicat~@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> lHelp Please! I have a preinstalled version of vista on my laptop. No
> hardcopies or cds. I have run startup repair and it says I have a boot
> critical file corrupt, and it cannot be fixed. I have an error code of
> 0x2.
> Please anything to help would be useful! Can I get this file from
> microsoft
> to replace?
 
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