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NTOSKRNL.EXE corrupt or Missing files.. Dell Mini no CD ROM

By Crystalm
Feb 14, 2010
  1. Hi I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 that does not have CDROM
    Here is a link for the comp....dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-10?c=ca&l=en&s=bsd&cs=cabsdt1


    I am receiving an error code

    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
    <windows root>\system32]NTOSKRNL.EXE.
    Please re-install a copy of the above file.

    How can I just Remove the entire thing and put on a copy of Vista?
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Are you running XP? Is this still under warrenty?
     
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,981   +168

    There is a way to install an OS using a USB Flash drive 4GB or larger. You can also try using an external USB CD/DVD Drive
     
  4. Crystalm

    Crystalm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It is XP.. and no it is not under warranty.. I am unable to purchase these items listed above as I am very limited on cash. I have no USB flash drives either
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Do you have a friend who has a USB flash drive?
     
  6. Crystalm

    Crystalm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I has an SD card and I just tried to do it that way and it would not work.. it says that it is still corrput
     
  7. Crystalm

    Crystalm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    then I went into Setup and changed the boot up from Hard Drive to the removable one and now it says that no operating system is found
     
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,168   +37

    Did you remember to enable your harddrive in the BIOS as second bootable?
     
  9. Crystalm

    Crystalm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I do not know how to do that
     
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