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Assuming a couple of things:
1. Your OS is Windows XP
2. This is the error message you are getting -
"Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Winnt_root\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe
Please re-install a copy of the above file."

To reinstall notskrnl.exe, do this:

  • Start the computer by using your Windows XP CD-ROM. Press any key to boot from the CD.
  • After the setup files are finished loading press R to repair using Recovery Console.
  • When you are in the recovery console, select the installation to log on to (usually number 1), and then press ENTER.
  • Login to the Administrator account by typing the password for this account, and then press ENTER.
  • At the recovery console command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    For Uni-Processor systems: expand <cd-drive>:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ <hd-drive>:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    For Multi-Processor systems:expand <cd-drive>:\i386\ntkrnlmp.ex_ <hd-drive>:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    Note In these two commands, the <cd-drive> placeholder represents the drive letter of your CD drive, and the <hd-drive> placeholder represents the drive letter of the hard disk on which windows is installed.
  • If you receive a prompt to overwrite the file, press Y.
  • Type exit, and press ENTER at the command prompt.
  • You should now be able to boot up properly.
  • Posted on Jun 18, 2014

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    SOURCE: dell laptop

    That's pretty bad. ntoskrnl.exe is the main engine of Windows. It actually is the NT OS Kernel. You can use a repair installation doing the following:

    1. Put your Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM drive.
    2. Reboot computer.
    3. When it asks to, start from CD-ROM.
    4. When it gives you the options screen. Do not use Recovery Console but normal install.

    5. It will ask you for repair installation, choose R. Follow on screen instructions.

    If it doesn't cancel the install for it will overwrite everything.

    6. Allow it to install, at a sudden point it wil reboot.(after copying files to your harddrive) This time don't boot from CD but let it go to your harddrive. Setup will continue from there.

    7. Finish set-up. If done correctly everything is restored and your programs, files and settings remain unharmed.

    Note: if you don't get the Repair option, you'll need to back up your files first. Since you can't logon you'll need a CD such as Winternals ERD Commander in order to get to your files.

    The repair should do the trick though.

    Posted on Jan 26, 2008

    Geekman
    • 32281 Answers

    SOURCE: Windows won't start

    The ntoskrnl file (NT operating system kernel file) is one of the main Windows file. You can repair this file by inserting the Windows CD install disk and boot up with this CD. Follow the instructions to Install Windows but ignore the first Repair instruction (unless you have a repair disk sually a floppy disk) continue until you get a 2nd repair request, then select this repair.
    Windows install will then copy the main files and overright the corrupted ones. (your data and programs should remain intact).
    If you still have problems you most likely have to install Windows again.

    Best of luck, hope this works out for you, it is a pain having to install Windows again, sometimes it can't be helped.

    Posted on May 17, 2009

    • 27 Answers

    SOURCE: <Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.

    Do you have a Windows CD that came with your computer? If so do you know how to boot from it by inserting it into the drive and then pressing F12 just after you switch on your PC? If you can do this then you could try the "repair" option from Windows Setup, this might fix your missing PC problem.

    Posted on May 17, 2009

    • 156 Answers

    SOURCE: Computer won't start system

    in this case you need to boot using OS disc and try pressing R to repair and you will get to command prompt screen and you have to choose 1 and press enter on Admin password. then type chkdsk /r and press enter

    it will run a repair on your system. But if in case it does not work in that case you need to reinstall everything back on the system.

    Posted on May 19, 2009

    SOURCE: problem with a corrupt system32\stoskrnl.exe

    check out the article given below to view the detailed information to troubleshoot the issue:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314477

    Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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    I HAVE A GATEWAY DESKTOP COMPUTER WITH AN ERROR MESSAGE SYSTEM32\NTOSKRNL.EXE. HOW DO I FIX THIS PROBLEM?


    NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt. Issue NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt.
    Related errors

    Below is a listing of the full error message that may be related to this error.

    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt:

    C:\Winnt\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Cause

    1. Keyboard issue
    2. Miscellaneous corruption
    3. Corrupt boot.ini file.
    4. Missing boot.ini file.
    5. Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file.
    6. Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
    7. Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows.
    Solution

    Keyboard issue

    This issue has also been known to be caused by a short in the ground wire in the keyboard cable. Make sure this is not the cause of your error by replacing the keyboard with a different keyboard or just disconnecting the keyboard from the computer.

    Miscellaneous corruption

    Before trying any of the below recommendations it's recommend that you load the last known good configuration.

    Corrupt boot.ini file

    This issue is often caused when the boot.ini is missing or improperly configured. This issue often arises after a user has recently added or removed an operating system on the computer or added or removed hard disk drives in the computer.

    Make sure the line pointing to the operating system and its drive and partition is properly configured in the [boot loader] and [operating systems] section.

    Missing boot.ini file

    Microsoft Windows XP users:

    If the boot.ini is severely corrupted or missing a user running Microsoft Windows XP can rebuild the boot.ini to resolve this issue.

    Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 users:

    To restore the original boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 you will need an ERD and follow the below steps. If you do not have an ERD you will be unable to follow these steps.

    1. Boot the computer with your Windows NT three setup diskettes or the Windows 2000 setup disc.
    2. In the setup menu, type R to start the repair.
    3. When prompted for the ERD diskette insert the diskette and inspect the startup environment.

    Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file

    If the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing this can also generate the error. To restore this file follow the below steps.

    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
    6. You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
    7. Type exit to reboot the computer.

    Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB

    If you are running Microsoft windows NT 4.0 on a partition larger than 7.8GB this issue can occur if the boot files are located outside this limitation. When this error occurs your computer will have the error message as shown below.

    OS Loader v4.01
    Disk I/O error status=00000001
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt: winnt\system32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

    If your system partition is larger than 7.8GB you will need to delete the partition and recreate the partition to 7.8GB or less. Additional information about this issue can be found on Microsoft KB Q224526.

    Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows

    Check the hard disk drive for any errors by running the chkdsk program. To do this follow the below steps.

    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Once at the recovery console type chkdsk /r
    6. Once completed type exit and see if issue is resolved.

    If after trying all of the above steps you are still encountering the same issue it's likely that Windows is severely corrupted and it is recommended you reinstall Windows.

    Finally, if during the Windows installation you encounter errors it's likely that your hard disk drive is bad.


    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000646.htm

    Mar 02, 2012 | Gateway GT5026E PC Desktop

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    NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt.


    Issue: NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt.
    Related errors:
    Below is a listing of the full error message that may be related to this error.
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt:
    C:\Winnt\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Cause:
    1. Keyboard issue
    2. Miscellaneous corruption
    3. Corrupt boot.ini file.
    4. Missing boot.ini file.
    5. Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file.
    6. Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
    7. Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows.
    Solution: Keyboard issue
    This issue has also been known to be caused by a short in the ground wire in the keyboard cable. Make sure this is not the cause of your error by replacing the keyboard with a different keyboard or simply just disconnecting the keyboard from the computer.
    Miscellaneous corruption
    Before trying any of the below recommendations it's recommend that you attempt to load the last known good configuration. Additional information about doing this can be found on document CH000626.
    Corrupt boot.ini file
    This issue is often caused when the boot.ini is missing or improperly configured. This issue often arises after a user has recently added or removed an operating system on the computer or added or removed hard disk drives in the computer.
    Make sure the line pointing to the operating system and its drive and partition is properly configured in the [boot loader] and [operating systems] section. Additional information about boot.ini can be found on document CH000492.
    Missing boot.ini file
    Microsoft Windows XP users:
    If the boot.ini is severely corrupted or missing a user running Microsoft Windows XP can rebuild the boot.ini to resolve this issue. Additional information about rebuilding the boot.ini can be found on document CH000648.
    Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 users:
    To restore the original boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 you will need an ERD and follow the below steps. If you do not have an ERD you will be unable to follow these steps.
    1. Boot the computer with your Windows NT three setup diskettes or the Windows 2000 setup disc.
    2. In the setup menu, type R to start the repair.
    3. When prompted for the ERD diskette insert the diskette and inspect the startup environment.
    Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file
    If the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing this can also generate the error. To restore this file follow the below steps.
    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
    6. You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
    7. Type exit to reboot the computer.
    Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
    If you are running Microsoft windows NT 4.0 on a partition larger than 7.8GB this issue can occur if the boot files are located outside this limitation. When this error occurs your computer will have the error message as shown below.
    OS Loader v4.01
    Disk I/O error status=00000001
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt: winnt\system32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Please reinstall a copy of the above file.
    If your system partition is larger than 7.8GB you will need to delete the partition and recreate the partition to 7.8GB or less. Additional information about this issue can be found on Microsoft KB Q224526.
    Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows
    Attempt to check the hard disk drive for any errors by running the chkdsk program. To do this follow the below steps.
    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Once at the recovery console type chkdsk /r
    6. Once completed type exit and see if issue is resolved.
    If after trying all of the above steps you are still encountering the same issue it's likely that Windows is severely corrupted and it is recommended you attempt to reinstall Windows. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186.
    Finally, if during the Windows installation you encounter errors it's likely that your hard disk drive is bad.

    on Dec 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

    1 Answer

    File ntoskrnl.exe could not be loaded. the error is 4


    That file is the kernel, the core file of Windows. Since it's that heavily corrupted the only way to fix it is to reinstall it.

    Nov 25, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

    1 Answer

    Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe filie is missing or corrupt.


    need to reinstall windows cause the system files for the operating system is corrupt.

    On your compaq, keep pressing F10 as you turn on the computer and that should take you into the factory restore.

    If you can't get into that then you'll need an operating system cd and then download the drivers off of the compaq website: partsurfer.hp.com


    Jan 11, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR2020NX PC Desktop

    2 Answers

    Ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt solution


    Issue:NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt.
    Related errors:
    Below is a listing of the full error message that may be related to this error.
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt:
    C:\Winnt\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Cause:
    1. Keyboard issue
    2. Miscellaneous corruption
    3. Corrupt boot.ini file.
    4. Missing boot.ini file.
    5. Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file.
    6. Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
    7. Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows.
    Solution:Keyboard issue
    This issue has also been known to be caused by a short in the ground wire in the keyboard cable. Make sure this is not the cause of your error by replacing the keyboard with a different keyboard or simply just disconnecting the keyboard from the computer.
    Miscellaneous corruption
    Before trying any of the below recommendations it's recommend that you attempt to load the last known good configuration. Additional information about doing this can be found on document CH000626.
    Corrupt boot.ini file
    This issue is often caused when the boot.ini is missing or improperly configured. This issue often arises after a user has recently added or removed an operating system on the computer or added or removed hard disk drives in the computer.
    Make sure the line pointing to the operating system and its drive and partition is properly configured in the [boot loader] and [operating systems] section. Additional information about boot.ini can be found on document CH000492.
    Missing boot.ini file
    Microsoft Windows XP users:
    If the boot.ini is severely corrupted or missing a user running Microsoft Windows XP can rebuild the boot.ini to resolve this issue. Additional information about rebuilding the boot.ini can be found on document CH000648.
    Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 users:
    To restore the original boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 you will need an ERD and follow the below steps. If you do not have an ERD you will be unable to follow these steps.
    1. Boot the computer with your Windows NT three setup diskettes or the Windows 2000 setup disc.
    2. In the setup menu, type R to start the repair.
    3. When prompted for the ERD diskette insert the diskette and inspect the startup environment.
    Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file
    If the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing this can also generate the error. To restore this file follow the below steps.
    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
    6. You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
    7. Type exit to reboot the computer.
    Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
    If you are running Microsoft windows NT 4.0 on a partition larger than 7.8GB this issue can occur if the boot files are located outside this limitation. When this error occurs your computer will have the error message as shown below.
    OS Loader v4.01
    Disk I/O error status=00000001
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt: winnt\system32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Please reinstall a copy of the above file.
    If your system partition is larger than 7.8GB you will need to delete the partition and recreate the partition to 7.8GB or less. Additional information about this issue can be found on Microsoft KB Q224526.
    Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows
    Attempt to check the hard disk drive for any errors by running the chkdsk program. To do this follow the below steps.
    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Once at the recovery console type chkdsk /r
    6. Once completed type exit and see if issue is resolved.
    If after trying all of the above steps you are still encountering the same issue it's likely that Windows is severely corrupted and it is recommended you attempt to reinstall Windows. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186.
    Finally, if during the Windows installation you encounter errors it's likely that your hard disk drive is bad.

    Oct 01, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    2 Answers

    Ntoskrnl.exe still on computer when i have copied a new version


    Reboot from the CD-ROM, and select "repair", and, at a command-line prompt, enter: CHKDSK C: /F

    Windows will shutdown, and reboot, and run the "check-disk".
    This may fix the "corrupt" problem.

    Sep 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    1 Answer

    Error: windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe


    Issue: NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt.
    Related errors:
    Below is a listing of the full error message that may be related to this error.
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt:
    C:\Winnt\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Cause:
    1. Keyboard issue
    2. Miscellaneous corruption
    3. Corrupt boot.ini file.
    4. Missing boot.ini file.
    5. Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file.
    6. Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
    7. Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows.
    Solution: Keyboard issue This issue has also been known to be caused by a short in the ground wire in the keyboard cable. Make sure this is not the cause of your error by replacing the keyboard with a different keyboard or simply just disconnecting the keyboard from the computer.
    Miscellaneous corruption Before trying any of the below recommendations it's recommend that you attempt to load the last known good configuration. Additional information about doing this can be found on document CH000626.
    Corrupt boot.ini file This issue is often caused when the boot.ini is missing or improperly configured. This issue often arises after a user has recently added or removed an operating system on the computer or added or removed hard disk drives in the computer. Make sure the line pointing to the operating system and it's drive and partition is properly configured in the [boot loader] and [operating systems] section. Additional information about boot.ini can be found on document CH000492.
    Missing boot.ini file Microsoft Windows XP users: If the boot.ini is severely corrupted or missing a user running Microsoft Windows XP can rebuild the boot.ini to resolve this issue. Additional information about rebuilding the boot.ini can be found on document CH000648. Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 users: To restore the original boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 you will need an ERD and follow the below steps. If you do not have an ERD you will be unable to follow these steps.
    1. Boot the computer with your Windows NT three setup diskettes or the Windows 2000 setup disc.
    2. In the setup menu, type R to start the repair.
    3. When prompted for the ERD diskette insert the diskette and inspect the startup environment.
    Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file If the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing this can also generate the error. To restore this file follow the below steps.
    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
    6. You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
    7. Type exit to reboot the computer.
    Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB If you are running Microsoft windows NT 4.0 on a partition larger than 7.8GB this issue can occur if the boot files are located outside this limitation. When this error occurs your computer will have the error message as shown below. OS Loader v4.01
    Disk I/O error status=00000001
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt: winnt\system32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Please reinstall a copy of the above file. If your system partition is larger than 7.8GB you will need to delete the partition and recreate the partition to 7.8GB or less. Additional information about this issue can be found on Microsoft KB Q224526.
    Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows Attempt to check the hard disk drive for any errors by running the chkdsk error. To do this follow the below steps.
    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Once at the recovery console type chkdsk /r
    6. Once completed type exit and see if issue is resolved.
    If after trying all of the above steps you are still encountering the same issue it's likely that Windows is severely corrupted and it is recommended you attempt to reinstall Windows. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186. Finally, if during the Windows installation you encounter errors it's likely that your hard disk drive is bad.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

    2 Answers

    How do I...


    NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt.

    Related errors:

    Below is a listing of the full error message that may be related to this error.

    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt:
    C:\Winnt\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe

    Cause:
    Keyboard issue
    Miscellaneous corruption
    Corrupt boot.ini file.
    Missing boot.ini file.
    Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file.
    Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
    Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows.
    Solution:
    Keyboard issue
    This issue has also been known to be caused by a short in the ground wire in the keyboard cable. Make sure this is not the cause of your error by replacing the keyboard with a different keyboard or simply just disconnecting the keyboard from the computer.

    Miscellaneous corruption
    Before trying any of the below recommendations it's recommend that you attempt to load the last known good configuration. Additional information about doing this can be found on document CH000626.

    Corrupt boot.ini file
    This issue is often caused when the boot.ini is missing or improperly configured. This issue often arises after a user has recently added or removed an operating system on the computer or added or removed hard disk drives in the computer.
    Make sure the line pointing to the operating system and it's drive and partition is properly configured in the [boot loader] and [operating systems] section. Additional information about boot.ini can be found on document CH000492.

    Missing boot.ini file
    Microsoft Windows XP users:
    If the boot.ini is severely corrupted or missing a user running Microsoft Windows XP can rebuild the boot.ini to resolve this issue. Additional information about rebuilding the boot.ini can be found on document CH000648.

    Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 users:

    To restore the original boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 you will need an ERD and follow the below steps. If you do not have an ERD you will be unable to follow these steps.
    Boot the computer with your Windows NT three setup diskettes or the Windows 2000 setup disc.
    In the setup menu, type R to start the repair.
    When prompted for the ERD diskette insert the diskette and inspect the startup environment.
    Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file
    If the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing this can also generate the error. To restore this file follow the below steps.
    Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
    You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
    Type exit to reboot the computer.
    Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
    If you are running Microsoft windows NT 4.0 on a partition larger than 7.8GB this issue can occur if the boot files are located outside this limitation. When this error occurs your computer will have the

    error message as shown below.

    OS Loader v4.01
    Disk I/O error status=00000001
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt: winnt\system32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Please reinstall a copy of the above file.

    If your system partition is larger than 7.8GB you will need to delete the partition and recreate the partition to 7.8GB or less. Additional information about this issue can be found on Microsoft KB Q224526.

    Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows
    Attempt to check the hard disk drive for any errors by running the chkdsk error. To do this follow the below steps.

    Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    Once at the recovery console type chkdsk /r
    Once completed type exit and see if issue is resolved.
    If after trying all of the above steps you are still encountering the same issue it's likely that Windows is severely corrupted and it is recommended you attempt to reinstall Windows. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186.
    Finally, if during the Windows installation you encounter errors it's likely that your hard disk drive is bad.

    Oct 09, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX110 PC Desktop

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    When i turn on computer black screen says: file missing or corrupt windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe reinstall a copy of the above file


    you need to reinstall the file fom the windows 2000 install disk. if this does not work try restoreing the reg from a backup.

    Sep 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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    Issue: NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt.
    Related errors:
    Below is a listing of the full error message that may be related to this error.
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt:
    C:\Winnt\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Cause:
    1. Keyboard issue
    2. Miscellaneous corruption
    3. Corrupt boot.ini file.
    4. Missing boot.ini file.
    5. Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file.
    6. Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB
    7. Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows.
    Solution: Keyboard issue This issue has also been known to be caused by a short in the ground wire in the keyboard cable. Make sure this is not the cause of your error by replacing the keyboard with a different keyboard or simply just disconnecting the keyboard from the computer.
    Miscellaneous corruption Before trying any of the below recommendations it's recommend that you attempt to load the last known good configuration. Additional information about doing this can be found on document CH000626.
    Corrupt boot.ini file This issue is often caused when the boot.ini is missing or improperly configured. This issue often arises after a user has recently added or removed an operating system on the computer or added or removed hard disk drives in the computer. Make sure the line pointing to the operating system and it's drive and partition is properly configured in the [boot loader] and [operating systems] section. Additional information about boot.ini can be found on document CH000492.
    Missing boot.ini file Microsoft Windows XP users: If the boot.ini is severely corrupted or missing a user running Microsoft Windows XP can rebuild the boot.ini to resolve this issue. Additional information about rebuilding the boot.ini can be found on document CH000648. Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 users: To restore the original boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 you will need an ERD and follow the below steps. If you do not have an ERD you will be unable to follow these steps.
    1. Boot the computer with your Windows NT three setup diskettes or the Windows 2000 setup disc.
    2. In the setup menu, type R to start the repair.
    3. When prompted for the ERD diskette insert the diskette and inspect the startup environment.
    Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file If the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing this can also generate the error. To restore this file follow the below steps.
    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
    6. You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
    7. Type exit to reboot the computer.
    Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB If you are running Microsoft windows NT 4.0 on a partition larger than 7.8GB this issue can occur if the boot files are located outside this limitation. When this error occurs your computer will have the error message as shown below. OS Loader v4.01
    Disk I/O error status=00000001
    Windows NT could not start because the below file is missing or corrupt: winnt\system32\Ntoskrnl.exe
    Please reinstall a copy of the above file. If your system partition is larger than 7.8GB you will need to delete the partition and recreate the partition to 7.8GB or less. Additional information about this issue can be found on Microsoft KB Q224526.
    Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows Attempt to check the hard disk drive for any errors by running the chkdsk error. To do this follow the below steps.
    1. Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
    3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    5. Once at the recovery console type chkdsk /r
    6. Once completed type exit and see if issue is resolved.
    If after trying all of the above steps you are still encountering the same issue it's likely that Windows is severely corrupted and it is recommended you attempt to reinstall Windows. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186. Finally, if during the Windows installation you encounter errors it's likely that your hard disk drive is bad.

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    Aug 15, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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