The other day I was transferring a large amount of emails from one folder to another and when I returned to my computer I came across the following error message -- <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt
I tried several times to reboot and with no success. I have searched the internet from work looking for a solution and havenít been very successful there either. When I check Microsoftís website for help I donít see anything related to my specific problem. I do find help related to <windows NT root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe or <winnt root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe but not <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
I would greatly appreciate any advice on resolving this problem. I have a lot music and my baby's pictures that I donít want to lose so I am trying to figure out how to get that information recovered instead of reformatting the computer.
One thought I had was to go out and by a new hard drive and reinstall XP on that and hope when I connected my old C: drive to the new hard drive I wouldnít be having this problem and would be able to salvage the information I didnít want to lose. Not being very computer savvy I didnít know if that would work so I thought I would reach out for some advice before I started experimenting on my own and likely worsened the problem.
I have a Dell 4500 Dimension that has two hard drives C: & D: - I installed the D: awhile ago and assume it is still okay. The only XP disk I have is the one that comes with the desktop computer from dell for reformatting purposes I believe.
If anyone out there could please help me out or point me in the right direction to get this resolved without losing my pictures and a few other things that I find valuable I would be very thankful.
Thanks for your help in advance - Aaron