NTOSKRNL.exe is corrupted, what’s this?

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An error message always appears which says "NTOSKRNL.exe is missing".

What does this means? What might have caused this?

I am afraid my computer would break down.

What am I going to do?

Is there a solution for this? Help me

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113279

NTOSKRNL.exe is corrupted, what’s this?

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Lindacollins,

"NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing" error message could mean a lot of things could have happened to cause this. It might mean that you might have bad sectors affecting the boot area of you hard drive, a faulty keyboard, corruption of the boot files due to virus and malware activity, or the worst of all, your hard drive is about to fail or crash. Here are a few tips to restore the file back into your system.

Solution 1:

Put your Windows XP installation CD into your drive and restart your PC.
once you see a message on your screen to "press any key to boot from CD", press any key.
Wait for setup to load all the drivers.
Once in the setup menu. hit R key to go into recovery console.
you will be asked to select the operating system to fix (this depends which drive or partition Windows is installed in, you would need to enter a password if the Administrator profile requires it.
  • Key in "EXPAND d:i386ntoskrnl.ex_ c:windowssystem32" (drive and location of windows installation)
  • There will be a prompt to overwrite the files, hit "Y" and hit ENTER.
  • Key in EXIT to restart the PC.
  • This procedure restores the default BOOT and REGISTRY files in your windows.
Solution 2:
To verify if hard drive has physical errors, run the CHKDSK command in Recovery Console.
  • Put your Windows XP installation CD into your drive and restart your PC.
  • once you see a message on your screen to "press any key to boot from CD", press any key.
  • Wait for setup to load all the drivers.
  • Once in the setup menu. hit R key to go into recovery console.
  • you will be asked to select the operating system to fix (this depends which drive or partition Windows is installed in, you would need to enter a password if the Administrator profile requires it.
Key in "CHKDSK /R" (this initiates a logical and physical repair on your hard drive)
if it takes more than two hours to complete or has detected errors on your drive, you might need to replace the drive.
When the CHKDSK has completed, key in EXIT to restart the PC
 
Solution 3:
  • Ensure all your external peripherals are working ( eg: keyboard, mouse, external devices via USB ) replace defective peripherals right away. 
Solution 4:
  • Make sure that your ANTI-VIRUS and MALWARE removal apps are up-to-date to avoid unnecessary reinstallation of your Operating system
Happy Computing, 
Answered By 0 points N/A #113281

NTOSKRNL.exe is corrupted, what’s this?

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Whatsup Lindacollins, NTOSKRNL.exe means several issues are wrong;

  • Keyboard issue
  • Miscellaneous corruption
  • Corrupt boot.ini file
  • Windows NT installed on a partition bigger than 7.8GB
  • Corrupted harddisk or corrupted windows

The best way to solve these issues is knowing the specific error. If the error is the keyboard, then you need to replace the keyboard or just disconnect it from the computer and reconnect. You may need to restart the system for the issue to be solved.

The error could also be corrupt boot.ini file which can be solved by making sure the line pointing to the operating system on computer and its drive and partition are properly configured in the [boot loader] and [operating system] section. From windows, open MsDos Prompt by clicking 'Start' > 'Run' Type 'cmd' in text box. If you are not able to get into MS-DOS to edit the boot.ini file, boot into the recovery console.

  • At MS-DOS prompt, write; C: <press enter>
  • cd <press enter>
  • attrib -r -a -s -h boot.ini (press enter)
  • edit boot.ini (press enter)
  • Missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file
  • If the ntoskrnl file is missing, this is the solution you need to apply;
  • Insert the Microsoft windows xp CD.
  • Reboot the computer.

As it is starting, you will see a message indicating you press any key to boot from the CD.

When you see the message, do so.

  • In Microsoft Windows Xp setup menu, press R key to enter Recovery console.
  • Select the Operating System to fix and enter administration password.
  • Type expand d:1386ntoskrnl.ex_c:windowssystem32
  • You will be asked if you wish to overwrite the file type Y  press 'enter' to overwrite the file.
  • Type exit and press enter to reboot the computer.

Your problem should be solved.

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