windows root problem!

  [DELETED] 13:15 12 Mar 2006

Hi, my system is telling me the following message on startup: Windows root>\system32\ntokrnl.exe Olease re-install a copy of the above file.

I'm running XP and haven't got a clue what to do or where to get this file from, let alone hoe to install it.


  woodchip 13:19 12 Mar 2006

The file is not a XP Home file, check for Virur or Malaware

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:22 12 Mar 2006

Yes it is a windows file (NT kernal).

Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
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  woodchip 13:23 12 Mar 2006

Not on my XP Laptop

  woodchip 13:25 12 Mar 2006

ntokrnl.exe is not (nt kernal)

  [DELETED] 13:36 12 Mar 2006
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:22 12 Mar 2006

My mistake, looking at ntoskrnl.exe

Must be due for an eye test

  woodchip 15:40 12 Mar 2006

You may find the file in i386 folder copy it to System32 folder

  [DELETED] 21:25 13 Mar 2006

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the quick reply and apologies for the slow response. I'm having trouble using the internet.

Great to see what appeared to be a light hearted argument!! If Fruit Bat can get it wrong now and again, that makes feel slightly better!!!

Next question is where do I find i386 and do i just do a straight copy and paste in to the system 332 folder?

Sorry to sound the idiot but I don't want to get it wrong - the wife would kill me!!!!


  woodchip 22:12 13 Mar 2006

In Windows Explorer. Under Windows Folder\i386

But a search should find the file if it's there. Plus you just Copy Paste it into C:\Windows\System32 folder

  [DELETED] 23:04 13 Mar 2006

Thanks woodchip.

Have done that, although there was a i386 already in sytem 32. However when I pasted it in it didn't ask whether I wanted to overwrite the file.

Will let you know how it goes.

Thanks for your help.

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