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Maxtor D740X-6L 40 GB drive won't start up.

Computer was running OK, suddenly a blue screen says that Windows has to close. (Windows XP). Upon attempted restart, hard drive seems to spin up, but only a loud, slow clicking is heard, like a circuit breaker resetting. Screen is blank except for a blinking underline style cursor. After a while, message comes on screen "Windows could not restart because file is missing or corrupt." File identified is \system32\NTOSKRNL.exe "Reinstall a copy of this file and restart."
How do I correct this file if I can't even get the computer to start?

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    Jim Goldsmith May 11, 2010

    do you have your original XP installation disk?



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Put your windows xp disc in the drive and boot up from it, run windows repair or failing that reinstall on the upgrade option to keep your files and programs.
If that fails, you will have to do a full instal.

Posted on May 29, 2009

  • Paul Hutchinson May 29, 2009

    Put your windows xp disc in the drive and boot up from it, run windows repair or failing that reinstall on the upgrade option to keep your files and programs.
    If that fails, you will have to do a full instal.



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