Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe" after the latest Windows XP update

This is what happened to me last week, with my Dell Latitude D410. Installed the new updates, rebooted, and POOF! No more booting. I went through the steps that usually fix this problem: reconfiguring boot.ini, reinstalling ntoskrnl.exe, and running memtest86. Nothing worked. Eventually, I ran into this thread:
So, MS? Trying to throw out updates that break computers, huh? >:( Luckily, this thread described how to fix the problem, so if the latest updates aren't really doing much for you, check it out! ;)

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