Cannot Find KRNL386.EXE

Posted on 1999-12-05
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Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I added an additional HDD to my system.
I copied all the files from the old HDD using the utility that came with the HDD.  When I booted up, message was, While Initializing Device shell ... Cannot find or load required file KRNL.exe.  The path was not found.  So, I reinstalled my original hard drive.  I went to the systems file and surely there it was KRNL386.exe.  When I reinstalled the new HDD, I booted from the a Windows System disk and typed in dir *.* at the c:prompt. There were the files.  In DOS the systems file is a directory.  Can I copy the krnl386.exe from the orignal hardrive into the systems file directory of the new harddrive at the DOS prompt.  Would appreciate it if you could help.

Question by:faithfultwo

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ID: 2257395
too bad you don't have Norton Ghost 6.0.  would take only minutes to do.  Well, go on the MIRC into a warez room and getyou a copy of Norton Ghost 6.0.

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abrager earned 400 total points
ID: 2257727
You can't just copy everything to the other drive and then boot from it.  You need to switch the drives around and then install windows on the new one all over again from the CD-ROM.  Then it should work.

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