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SERVER WONT BOOT NTDETECT FAILED

I have a server running 2003 server that crashed and when i tried to boot back up i receive the error NTDETECT failed. i restarted and tried booting into safemode and now i receive the error

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.

please re-install a copy of the above file

any idea's?

thanks
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focusen
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Darwinian999Commented:
This can happen if the file containing the System hive of the registry is damaged, or if there's corruption of operating system files.

I'd boot from a Windows Server 2003 CD into the recovery console and run CHKDSK /F C:  . If that doesn't fix it, you can try booting from a Windows Server 2003 CD and doing a Repair (replaces operating system files). If that works and your Windows Server 2003 CD is at a different Service Pack level to what your operating system was, you'll need to re-apply your Service Pack. Once that's done, run Windows Update to get Windows up-to-date with patches.
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