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Missing or corrupt NTOSKRNL.exe

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This is the error message I recieve on my friends HP desktop ( running Win XP SP_2)

<windows root> System32\NTOSKRNL.EXE missing or corrupt

is there a way to repair this file without having to do a full clean install of Win XP? I also have the Hiren9.9 boot CD but can't find the right tool to repair this problem.
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To restore this file follow the below steps.

1. Insert the OEM or RETAIL Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
2. Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD. When you see this message press any key.
3. In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
4. Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password...
if you haven't set a administrator password just press enter...
5. Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
this assumes d: is your cd drive letter...change it if necessary
6. You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
7. Type exit to reboot the computer.
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I had the same problem after downloading bitpim. I followed the instructions above and now I'm getting Load needed DLLs for kernel. How do I do that? Thanks.
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