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Son's computer won't start.

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#1 Rustymini


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:00 AM


Firstly I'd like to say hello as I'm new here. I guess a lot of people find this site when they have a problem.


My son, having had all summer to finish his homework, has found his computer won't start. He has XP home installed. On start up it gets as far as a black screen which says:


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


<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.


Please re-install a copy of the above file.


He doesn't have a copy of that file. I would be grateful for any advice please.

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#2 Rustymini

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:30 AM

Fixed it.

It seems the keyboard had made a bid for freedom. Reconnected it and all seems to be as it should.

Perhaps now my son will do his homework when it's set and not wait five weeks.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for letting us know...happy computing :).



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