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By Roderick.Somerset ·
I'm receiving this message on a couple of computer here in the office.

Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<winnt root> \system32\ntoskrnl.exe

Is there any way to restore this file with out reinstalling the OS program.

Thank you


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by BFilmFan In reply to System 32

This is usually due to an error in the boot.ini file. The entry for NT is either missing or incorrect. Edit the boot.ini file and check the entry for NT is correct, for example for an IDE disk the entry should look something like

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\winnt="Windows NT workstation"

Check that disk and partition are correct. If you have recently added a new disk or altered the partitions try changing the disk() and partition() values. If you are sure everything is OK, then the actual file may be corrupt so copy NTOSKRNL.EXE off of the installation CD onto the %systemroot%/system32 directory.

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by glyall In reply to System 32

your hard drive have bad sectors starting in the windows boot up sectors.
run a diagnostic program to check the hard drives
if the units are older then 3 years it could be that the hard drives are going bad.
I have since the old 4 to 8 GB drives last longer than the 10 - 20 GB drives

good luck

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by aseem_kumar_2001 In reply to System 32

The file surely has become corrupt. If you have the emergency repair disk of your Operating system, try it else try a repair installation from the windows CD.

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by jojo_tarroza In reply to System 32

For almost 5 months working in dell technical support I do receive a couple calls in this issue and I only run repair reinstallation of the operating system...

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