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Windows 2000 wont start because file missing or corrupted

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Alex Jones, Jul 3, 2005.

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  1. Alex Jones

    Alex Jones Thread Starter

    Jul 3, 2005
    Hello...thanks for your help...

    I have a laptop that wont boot up message says: windows 2000 cannot start because the following file is missing or corrupted <windows 2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. It asks to reinstall a copy of this file.

    I can't do anything because screen is black and frozen just message appears. I tried putting windows 2000 cd in but nothing happens.

    Thanks again for helping.

    Added: problem may be due to a freeware program i used (EasyCleaner) to try and clean registry. It deletes duplicate files or files that point nowhere etc. and maybe that deleted something i needed.
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