That's part of the problem. The article will not tell you to KEEP GOING. The real work happens later.
I recently installed Windows Xp on my laptop and I used to get the error message about ntoskrnl.exe being missing or corrupt but now I get the error message
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."
I have read through several pages on the web including Microsoft's knowledge base page but when I try
"copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak"
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak"
it gives me an error saying "The system cannot find the file specified."
So what can i do? Can anyone offer me suggestions, or will I just have to reinstall Windows XP to no avail? I don't want to use Linux (not that's it's bad, I had trouble installing that too!)!