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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Please reply in newsgroup.

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
news6403B4B-AE0D-47F3-9261-A6C34F5EFB40@microsoft.com...
> "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.
>
> --
> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, OE/WM
> 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.
>
>
 
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