where do you get XP recovery discs from?

  mco 21:58 25 Nov 2008

Partner with HP got this error message today that this file was missing or corrupted: ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Having googled, it seems my first port of call is to reboot with original xp cd - which of course I don't have cos they never give them to you these days - please -where do I get a genuine version to try this with?

  MAJ 22:09 25 Nov 2008

Start > Run, type:


and click OK

  DieSse 22:12 25 Nov 2008

"...where do I get a genuine version to try this with?"

You borrow one from a friend, or you buy one from a dealer.

  mco 22:15 25 Nov 2008

because it won't start - just get that error message :(

  jolorna 22:43 25 Nov 2008

have a read here click here

  MAJ 22:48 25 Nov 2008

Can you get to "Safe mode with Command Prompt" from the advanced startup menu (Press F8 on startup)?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:50 25 Nov 2008

click here to download a bbotable disk for your version of XP

click here

  woodchip 23:05 25 Nov 2008

On my Computer the file is in

C:\Windows\Driver Cache\i386

So you should be able to copy this in windows consul

Whats wrong with trying Safe Mode or Last Known Good Configuration

  woodchip 23:06 25 Nov 2008

Should read ServicePackfiles

  mco 23:10 25 Nov 2008

I can get into the BIOS and I try last known good configuration but just end up with the same error message. I'm not even convinced from reading the posts that using the xp cd would work. If I could just get a copy of that file and resintall it that would be good - but I don't know how to reinstall it if I can't boot up properly.

  woodchip 23:21 25 Nov 2008

Its too big to fit on a floppy disc as its over 2Mb

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