Ntoskrnl.exe corrupt or missing error?

By zippedity
Feb 12, 2010
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  1. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 421

    Come out of your comfort zone :)

    I can tell you what I would do without a floppy drive installed. For apx $7.00 (or less) you can go to any computer shop and purchase a floppy drive. Go to this website for direction as to how to install the floppy drive http://www.buildeasypc.com/hw/howto/instfdd.htm I believe this provided information based on the error messages given is your best shot at a successful resolution.

    If (once you have your floppy drive installed) you will create this disk and put it into the floppy drive of the afflicted machine this (with luck) will boot your system to windows. This start up boot disk bypasses the current corrupted boot files.
    Check here for more details about this operation
    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6031733.html

    .

    http://www.sandys-computer-repair.com
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,041   +72

    Unfortunately Bill zippedity says that he doesn't have floppy drive.
  3. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 421

    Maybe a second read of my last reponse?

    I think you may have missed the point I was making. What I said was 'if' zippedity chose to install the floppy drive, this then would enable the use of the boot up diskette. Obviously without the installation all of this would not be an option.
  4. zippedity

    zippedity Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    So now, I fixed my computer by restoring it to factory settings but I still don't know how to fix the problem. At least I have my computer back now. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,041   +72

    Well as you have restored it to factory settings I hope it will work as it should. However, i would suggest at least ensure that your RAM is error free with memtest; and install a good AV + Firewall to protect yourself (in this respect Avira/or Avast + Comodo Firewall is very good combination).
  6. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 421

    Good job getting your computer up and running!

    If you will use this link this will give you info as to what could be done to verify your newest info. This gives you a verification point. The utility is one that Windows has put together as part of Windows XP operating system. This program has saved many people endless hours of doing what you just completed. (but it is only possible when the operating system is functional) This will verify and correct any and all Windows XP operating files that are in doubt. 'IF' there is still an issue with any boot.ini files-or for that matter any other system files, this will correct ANYTHING left. You might like to visit this page for specifics.
    HERE

    Good Luck!

    CLICK HERE FOR Sandys Computer Repair
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