I got the above error message rebooting after I had previously copied that file to a CD for a friend.
I simply copied the file back to C:\WINNT\System32 and thought that would fix the problem. It didn't.
I booted from my Emergency Boot diskettes and ran the repair Console, no go..
I checked and re-set permissions on the file, didn't help.
I installed a second copy of W2K in a separate directory and checked the boot.ini file, all see OK.
I can boot successfully from the new "C:\WINEMER" Directory but not from the opriginal "C:\WINNT" as it still says the same message that the NTOSKRNL.EXE file is missing or corrupt.
Any ideas on what I can do??? I have too many applications installed to even consider a re-format.
Many Thanks in advance