The following evening, I tried to start the computer as usual, but a black screen comes up saying "<Windows Root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt"
I've talked to a couple of friends who are good with computers, and they said it's something to do with the hard drive (the big memory thing?) if I remember rightly.
I've read on various pages on the web that inserting an XP disk will repair it, but I don't have one as it used to be Win 98, and then got updated to XP.
Yet, I do have a disk that came with the XP computer I am currently using.
Would it be ok to use that CD? I also have a boot floppy disk for Windows 98. I don't mind losing data or even wiping the memory completely (if there is any way of doing that without actually taking the hard drive out) as I have everything on this computer anyway. I just need a solution to get it back working, before my parents find out! (they would not be happy!)
Thanks in advance
Edited by cofuffle, 06 July 2008 - 11:34 AM.