Windows could not restart because the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Posted on 2006-07-20
When I start my computer I get the following message:
Windows could not restart because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<windows root>\system 32\ntoskrnl.exe
I have looked up many logs online and solutions but can't find the answer. I have a Windows XP disc, but it is not the original one for this computer (which I no longer have). When I boot the CD in everything starts up okay and I am brought to the menu: "To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER. To Repair...press R." So I pressed R to repair, because I do not want to lose any data still on my computer. Once I am brought to the next menu, "which windows installation would you like to log onto." The only option is: 1: C:\WINDOWS. So, I press 1 and nothing happens. Not other information comes up, like CHKDSK or any of that. So I click enter and "C:\WINDOWS" shows up.
From here, I have no idea what to do or how to fix this. Please help me figure it out.