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By Spider-Man ·
MS says that the error message "Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt. <windows2000root>\system32ntoskrnl.exe" means:

"This error message usually indicates your system does not include a kernel, or the bootdrive contains one or more driver versions that are not the correct version for your run-time image."

There resolution is:

1. Be sure you copied Boot.ini, Ntdetect.com and ntldr from your run-time image to the root directory of your target system's boot drive, overwriting prior versions of these files.

2. Be sure you added a kernel into your configuration. Examples of kernel components include Ntoskrnl.exe, Ntkrnlmp.exe, and Ntkrnlpa.exe.

My questions are: How do you copy the file from the run-time image? And, what do they mean by "added a kernel into your configuration." Where would I find them?

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by dave.osborne In reply to Missing or Corrupt File

Try one of these ...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;124550
(Err Msg: Windows NT/2000 Could Not Start...Ntoskrnl.exe)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;103673(Err Msg: Windows Could Not Start...(Missing Ntoskrnl.exe))

Remember to remove any spaces in the URLs.

Hope this helps.

-Dave

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