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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:
Please re-install a copy of the above file."
To reinstall notskrnl.exe, do this:
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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