Technology Errors

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \system32\ntoskrnl.exe

If you receive the below error on Windows XP then your boot partition has likely become corrupted for some reason. I would suggest that immediately following repairing the boot partition that you backup all of your important files or all of your files if possible because a lot of the time if the boot partition goes bad it is a warning sign that the entire drive is going to go bad very soon if it hasn’t already.

Error:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \system32\ntoskrnl.exe.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

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Install NTFSResize Using Yum on CentOS, NTFSResize to Verify Partition Table

NTFSResize is a very useful tool on Linux when you also have Windows computers in your household. I have had many NTFS hard drives fail over time and its nice to plug them into a Linux server and gain basic information about them. A brief description from the man page is located below and if you want to view the entire man page for all of the switches that are available for ntfsresize simply click on the name.

ntfsresize– resize an NTFS filesystem without data loss