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11-19-2010 01:27 PM
I have an HP desktop that had Windows ME which was undersigned by PeoplePC. Recently I installed Windows XP Home Edition. I took advantage of the updates offered by msn and after the updates installed, the system would not reboot. I received an error message that: \system 32\ntoskrnl.exe was missing or corrupt. Things were running fine until I installed the updates... I believe it was Windows Service Pack 2.
11-19-2010 09:02 PM
Edit your Boot.ini file and change the partition information by performing the following steps:
- Remove the Read Only and System File attributes from the Boot.ini file by typing the following command at an MS-DOS or OS/2 command line:Attrib -S -R C:\Boot.ini
- Edit the Boot.ini file and change the partition number for Windows. In most cases, you need to increase the partition number by one. A typical Windows line in the Boot.ini file looks similar to the following, where x is the partition number and <ntdir> is the name of the folder into which Windows is installed:multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(x)\<ntdir>="Windo
ws NT Workstation Version 4.00"
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