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NTOSKRNL.EXE corrupted or missing


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#1 Kittyhelmet

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:27 PM

Hello, everyone! I seriously need help. I've done everything I can to fix the error message read on boot-up:

Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

<Win2000_root>\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe

Please re-install a copy of the above file.


So the few things I did were:

- Put in the Windows 2000 disc when I first booted-up.
- Check my jumpers on my CD-ROMS thinking that was it (I have two, of course) and changed their "slave" and "master" position.
- Checked my Boot Sequence and IDE CD-ROM is first.
- [edit] Also reset my BIOS

The problem I did have before is that my Primary Drive 1 was not being recognized. Now they're both recognized AND everything is running fine except that. These drives did not come with the original computer (case, motherboard, etc.) and both drives were given to me by different people.

My pretty much a dummy when it comes to the inside of a computer. I've gotten all the help I needed and now I need some expertise advisory.

Maybe even giving me my first step in computer science. ;)

If you need any other specs, I will be glad to give them to you; otherwise, I don't know what else to put.

Thanks for all the assistance you can give!

Edited by Kittyhelmet, 23 November 2008 - 05:31 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:04 PM

See if these help:

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

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/124550
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:12 PM

So when you put the CD in and turn on the computer, does it boot from the CD? If it does, then you should be able to reinstall Windows 2000 (unfortunately losing all of your data, though) and it should fix the problem.




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