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wertherdad1

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my son's laptop comes up with this message at start up <windows root> \system 32 \ ntoskrnl.exe file missing or corrupt, there was no xp disc that came with it when we bought it. already tried a solution on the web but still says the same. can anyone help please.
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hi there weatherdad! just a thaught but have you tried last known good configuration????might work!!! :)
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hi there raider 13, thanks for your input, but can't get to that screen , i've tried to go thro the recovery console and done all the listed things it says to do but when i reboot it just comes up with the same error message.
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Try to repair the problem by using Recovery Console. For this you will need xp installation CD. If you don't have the CD try to borrow one.

To get to Recovery Console insert the disk into the CD drive and reboot the computer. Windows Setup screen will show up. If it doesn't, enter BIOS and set the CD drive to be first priority boot device.

Let Setup run until three setup options are shown. Choose Recovery Console by pressing R. When asked for XP installation, type 1 (assuming you have only one operating system installed). When asked for password type your password or press Enter if you don't have a password. A black DOS-like screen will show up.


At the prompt type (watch the spaces and other details of the command):

copy X:\I386\Driver.cab c:\system32\ntoskrnl.exe /v

Note: X is the drive letter in which the CD is placed.
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hi weatherdad1 I just found this hope it helps:-http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html hope you can sort your problem out!!G/L......
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