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.