"Pete Stockdale" <petepjcactus.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
> Can anyone help on this one please? Can't boot my main pc.
> It's a computer running Windows XP and suddenly says:
> " Windows could not start because the following file is missing orshould> <Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
> Please re-install a copy of the above file"
> I've looked at the XP CD but can't find that file...anyone know if itbe> be on the XP CD?
> Alternatively if anyone could send me a copy of the file ntoskrnl.exe I'd----------------------------> most grateful.
Ah, - found it now on the XP CD - now I have copied that
file - well file ntoskrnl.ex_ (not sure if that makes a difference .ex_
instead of .exe) onto floppy, then when I try to boot my XP machine and get
the message previously referred to about the missing or corrupt file I
insert the floppy...however now get the message -
"non-system disk or disk error
replace and press any key when ready"
Unfortunately I don't have back up or rescue floppies....and of course can't
use the CD to boot up.
Any help/advice in getting the darned machine working ok again would be