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How to reinstall windows root system32 ntoskrnl exe

Last response: in Windows XP
January 30, 2013 11:40:01 PM

My computer would not start and it keeps asking me for the file. I have tried a few things and I can't even get past the OS choices menu. How can I install the file if I can not get past the menu?
January 31, 2013 1:55:07 AM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

Does the Safe Mode menu not even allow you to go to Command Prompt? If it does, type sfc /scannow and hit Enter. You will need your XP CD in the drive so the System File Checker can expand fresh copies of missing files. If you have a CD it's probably best to run the first Repair option but if you don't have a disk or can't borrow one, you're in trouble. As with all kernels, that one is in the very heart of the whole darned nut!