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Missing/corrupt ntoskrnl.exe -- help!

by artdent42 / March 20, 2004 3:14 AM PST

OK, so everything is working fine on my (other) computer yesterday afternoon, I return home this morning and notice that IE and Outlook are running *very* slowly. I reboot the computer, and it doesn't boot into Windows. It stops and gives me a "missing/corrupt file" error, and then it has a path I don't quite recall, and then the file name: ntoskrnl.exe.

I am running Win2000 Professional on the computer in question.

Can anyone get me back up and running? I do not have a Win2000 CD-ROM, unfortunately, but I do have a Win98 CD-ROM, and I believe Win95 as well, if either of those can help.

And please, walk me through it like I'm an idiot. Happy

Thanks very much!


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Re:Missing/corrupt ntoskrnl.exe -- help!
by Michael Geist / March 20, 2004 4:10 AM PST

Tap F8 while rebooting and choose the Last Known Good Configuration. See if that gets you back.

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"I do not have a Win2000 CD-ROM"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2004 4:27 AM PST

This won't run for very long without such.

Fix that issue if you are to run an OS. Get that CD since it's about the same issue/danger as fixing that flat tire on your car, but you have no spare tire.


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