troubleshooting Question

ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt. Error 0x0000098 when booting up Vista

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Windows VistaOperating SystemsMicrosoft Legacy OS
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I foolishly accepted the Windows updates this morning and now i am getting this Windows Boot Manager message:

    Windows failed to start.  A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.  To fix the problem:
        1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
        2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
        3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

      File : ntoskrnl.exe

      Status : 0x0000098

      Info : Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt.

I have tried repairing using a vista repair disk but it says it cannot repair this problem. I have tried uninstalling the update via the repair command prompt using pkgmgr.exe but nothing appears to happen. Even copying a version of the file from an earlier update does nothing. Tried system restore but claims there are no restore points.


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