Missing or corrupt: <windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

Windows 2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe .  The error occurs on boot up,  the only thing I have done is downloaod Windows security updates, it rebooted fine the first time but now I get this error and I havee tried using F8 with no success.
colm7144Asked:
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
Hello colm7144 =)

Check here....

Windows NT could not start, Ntoskrnl.exe is missing or corrupt?
http://www.jsiinc.com/subf/tip2700/rh2745.htm
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SBPCGuruCommented:
Question answered in a previous question.  Try this and let us know how you do.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win2000/Q_20914048.html
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robrandonCommented:
You may want to boot into the Recovery Console and run CHKDSK C: /R

to check to see if your hard drive is ok.
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