How can I Reinstall System 32 files?

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How can I reinstall system 32 files ?

When I open the computer  shows the below message

Windows could not start  because the following file is missing

Are corrupt:

Windows root > system 32ntoskrnl.exe

Please reinstall a copy of the above file

How can I solve this problem?


Answered By 0 points N/A #195329

How can I Reinstall System 32 files?


This is due to the Default value in the Boot.ini file missing. To resolve it, follow the steps below:

1.   Use your Windows XP CD to start your computer

2.   A message will appear prompting you to press R to Repair Windows by using Recovery Console, press R

3.   Choose the installation to log on to then press Enter. (it’s typically number 1)

4.   Sign in to the Administrator account

5.   Type the following at the recovery console command prompt:

  • Uni-Processor systems:expand <cd-drive>:i386ntoskrnl.ex_ <hd-drive>:Windowssystem32ntoskrnl.exe
  • Multi-Processor systems:expand <cd-drive>:i386ntkrnlmp.ex_ <hd-drive>:Windowssystem32ntoskrnl.exe

*Put the cd drive in use in the < cd-drive >; put the hard drive where the windows is installed at <hd-drive>

6.   If you are asked to overwrite, just choose yes

7.   Type exit then press enter

Answered By 590495 points N/A #302291

How can I Reinstall System 32 files?


The “ntoskrnl.exe” file is also known as the kernel image. The letters of the file name stands for “Windows NT operating system kernel.” The program’s function is to provide the kernel and executive layers of the Windows NT kernel space. It is the program responsible for different system services like hardware virtualization, process, and memory management. Because of these functions, it is the most vital part of the system.

If this program is damaged, try following the instructions in the previous post to possibly restore the file. You may also try running the System File Checker tool. Click “Start,” “All Programs,” “Accessories” then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator.” In the command prompt, type without quotes “sfc /scannow” then hit Enter. Insert your Windows setup CD on your optical drive in case you are prompted.

When it is finished, restart your computer. See if this works. If none of these worked, you need to reinstall your operating system.

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