ntoskrnl.exe corrupt or missing after Windows Updates !!!
Posted on 2004-10-14
I have a Windows Server 2003 (Standard Edition) and when i tried to install some critical updates the Server crashed, then I tried a cold reboot and on startup I got the following error 'ntoskrnl.exe corrupt or missing please re-install', tried several approaches including expanding the original ntoskrnl.ex_ file (of the CD) to the \<root>\windows\system32 directory and now the server keeps rebooting. Its also a Mail server, running Exchange 2003 so a rebuild/reinstall is out of the question.
Can any offer any advice/help - I'm at my wits end here.