windows system32 error

By sunil
Aug 4, 2007
  1. Hi,

    Hello all.

    I'm a new user of the techspot forum and have this problem.

    I recently upgraded to a new desktop with a 64 bit dual core processor. I installed the 64 bit version of Windows XP pro. The installation itself went ok, but after installing, when I try to restart the computer, it does not start up. Instead I get this message:

    <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe file corrupted or missing please re install from cd.

    So, I tried to repair using the Windows CD, and after logging in, I did this:

    Type: Expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ C:\Windows\System32.
    I said yes to overwrite the file, and then pressed <ENTER> to overwrite.

    The file was replaced.

    However, again when I tried to start up the computer, i continued to get the same error message.

    Does any one know how to fix this problem? I tried to reinstall, and also removed the harddrive, replaced it with an older one, and reinstalled windows. Same error message, and same problem.

    Could it be a hardware problem? Anything else? Would using Vista instead of the 64bit XP work? Any other suggestions?
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    This page HERE lists these reasons for that error -

    1.Keyboard issue

    2.Miscellaneous corruption

    3.Corrupt boot.ini file.

    4.Missing boot.ini file.

    5.Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file.

    6.Windows NT installed on a partition bigger then 7.8GB

    7.Corrupted hard disk drive or severely corrupted Windows.

    Good luck :grinthumb
  3. sunil

    sunil TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks a lot. I'll try to figure this one out.
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