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Start up problem with my IBM thinkpad windows XP

When I go to turn on my computer(XP) I get a message that says"
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.

It was fine when I turned it off the night before and when I went to start it the next morning this is what it said. Please help!!!!!!!!

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Hello dear, here is the missed file, I upload it from my own computer,
http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=ea94fd498dca888c083fbfab3f64b612

it is compressed , so extract it and put in:
c:windowssystem32


you can start windows in safe mode , by pressing F8 repeatedly after you turn on the computer, on safe mode you will see all things but with a difference scence, and you can put the file safely in the place mentioned above.

good luck... I hope I hear from you the result .

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Type f8 at startup and try last known configuration. if that doesnt work then safe mode. If that doesnt work then try to find a duplicate file (backup), try to find file with dos console - go to windows/system32 and type dir ntoskrnl*.*   so youll find out if there was maybe a copy of this file.  IF you HAVE a Fast PC then sometimes its easier to install a fresh copy of windows, then to search for such errors. 

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